Politics Updates

BJP Demands White Paper On Total Covid-19 Deaths In Odisha

Alleging underreporting of COVID-19 fatalities in Odisha, the State BJP on Saturday came down heavily on the ruling-BJD and demanded a White Paper on the total number of deaths due to the infection in 2020 and 2021.

Women voters in odisha
EC Atlas: Odisha 2nd State To Post Smart Gains in Elector Gender Ratio

As per the Election Atlas released by the Election Commission of India today, with a quantum leap of 29 points, the elector gender ratio in Odisha has moved up to touch 951 from 922 in 2014. Andhra Pradesh topped the chart among major states by posting a jump of 31 points

Supreme Court
Narada Case: SC Agrees To Hear Bengal CM, Law Minister On Affidavit

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the appeals against the Calcutta High Court order denying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Law Minister Moloy Ghatak from filing affidavits on their role on the day of arrest of four Trinamool Congreess leaders on May 17 by the CBI in Narada case.

Congress Ups The Ante Against Iconic Warrior-Horse Replica Relocation In Bhubaneswar
Congress Ups The Ante Against Iconic Warrior-Horse Replica Relocation In Bhubaneswar

Dozens of Congress workers including the members of its students, youth & women wing led by the Bhubaneswar City Congress Committee President Biswajit Das assembled near the sculpture holding placards and sloganeered against the alleged unilateral decision of the Culture Department.

Panchayat Elections In Odisha
Fate Of Panchayat Elections In Odisha Hangs In Balance

The Panchayat elections are slated to be held in February 2022. However, as the State government is yet to complete the delimitation process and determine reservation of seats, it is feared that the election process may get delayed.

pradeep panigrahi
Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi Released From Jharpada Jail

A three-time MLA and a former minister, Pradeep Panigrahi was once a close aide of the BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

SAD & BSP form alliance
Akali Dal, BSP Form Alliance For 2022 Punjab Assembly Polls

In the run-up to the assembly polls in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday announced that it has formed an alliance with the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the elections slated to be held in early 2022.

Sambit Patra & Digvijay Singh
Cong's First Love Is Pakistan: BJP On Digvijaya Singh's Clubhouse Chat Leak

Pointing to the alleged leaked 'Clubhouse' chat of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh, the BJP on Saturday said that Congress' first love is Pakistan.

BJP's National VP Mukul Roy Rejoins TMC 
BJP's National VP Mukul Roy Rejoins TMC 

"Mukul's return proves that the BJP does not let anyone in peace and puts undue pressure on everyone," West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.

Nusrat Jahan's wedding
Nusrat Jahan Marriage Controversy Snowballs Into Political Potboiler

The now controversial marriage of Trinamool Congress MP and city-based businessman Nikhil Jain has taken a political hue as the BJP has jumped into the squabble alleging that the film actress has cheated people by showing off her wedding as a happy inter-religious marriage

Fuel price hike
Odisha Congress Protests Fuel Price Hike As Part Of Nation-Wide Stir

The Odisha unit of Congress party today staged symbolic demonstration in front of various filling stations across the State as part of party’s call for nationwide protests over the steep hike in the price of petrol and diesel.

Paddy Procurement Sees Hike From Last Year
Centre's Paddy MSP Hike Gets Mixed Response In Odisha, BJP Hits Back

The ruling BJD government welcomed Centre's decision, Congress said the hike in MSP is of no use for the farmers.

ICC To Induct 10 Former Cricketers Into Hall Of Fame
ICC To Induct 10 Former Cricketers Into Hall Of Fame

"Ten legends of the game who have made a significant contribution to the history of Test cricket will be inducted to join 93 players who are already in the illustrious list of ICC Hall of Famers making the total now to 103," the ICC said in a statement on Thursday.

Marriage To Nikhil Jain Not Legal, Separated Long Back: Nusrat Jahan
Marriage To Nikhil Jain Not Legal, Separated Long Back: Nusrat Jahan

Nusrat had reportedly got married to businessman Nikhil Jain in Turkey in 2019. A reception was also held in Kolkata that was attended by celebrities and leading politicians.

Odisha BJP MLAs Demand Use Of LAD Funds For Fight Against Covid-19

In the backdrop of the alleged poor health infrastructure in the State, especially in rural areas, BJP MLAs have urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro to take steps for an amendment to the rules for utilisation of MLALAD funds in the collective fight against Covid -19.

Jitin Prasada Joins BJP
Big Jolt For Congress As Jitin Prasada Joins BJP

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader from Uttar Pradesh Jitin Prasada on Wednesday joined BJP in presence of union railway minister Piyush Goyal and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni at party headquarters, giving a big jolt to the Congress party.

Pratap Sarangi
Odisha Govt Taking Casual Approach In Post-Cyclone Rehabilitation: Pratap Sarangi

Union Minister Pratap Sarangi today came down heavily on Odisha government for allegedly sitting silent after evacuating people during cyclone ‘Yaas’ that had hit the coast in north Odisha on May 26 leaving a trail of destruction.

Panchanan Kanungo
Odisha Congress Fires 7-Question Salvo At BJP And BJD

Panchanan Kanungo lashed out at both the BJP at the Centre and the ruling-BJD in Odisha over the rising fuel prices, inflation and several other issues

Petrol Prices Breach Rs 100-Mark Per Litre In Odisha’s Jeypore; BJD Slams Centre
Petrol Prices Breach Rs 100-Mark Per Litre In Odisha’s Jeypore; BJD Slams Centre

BJP spokesperson Satyabrat Panda said, “The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the economy. But blaming the Centre only for petrol and diesel price hike is not justified as the State government is also collecting revenue from petroleum products which have been kept out of GST purview.”

BJD MP-MLA Face-Off In Pallahara
Face-Off Between BJD MP and MLA Over Covid Care Centre Inauguration At Pallahara

“We had inaugurated the Covid Care Centre as per schedule. The MP reached the venue late at 11 am and made derogatory remarks against me and Pallahara residents. I condemn such act of the MP,” said Pallahara MLA Mukesh Pal.

Aparajita Sarangi
Aparajita Slams Odisha Govt Over SDG India Index Report, BJD Hits Back

BJP national Spokesperson and local MP Aparajita Sarangi today lambasted the BJD-led Odisha government for allegedly failing to upgrade State’s rank in the SDG India Index Report recently published by the NITI Ayog. While expressing her concern over the downfall of the State's rank in the index, she sought the reply from the government regarding the downfall.

Odisha BJP Finds Lapses In Govt’s Cyclone Preparedness, Demands Early Compensation To Victims

Raising question over the State government's claims of smooth management of cyclone ‘Yaas’, the Odisha unit of BJP on Thursday alleged that the Revenue and Disaster Management department had not prepared itself, as required, much before the storm hit the coast.

Mission Shakti
Odisha Govt Creates Mission Shakti Department, Tukuni Sahu Gets Additional Portfolio

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday approved the formation of the new 'Department of Mission Shakti".

West Bengal CS
Bengal Govt Yet To Give Nod To Chief Secy For Central Appointment: Source

West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, whose sudden transfer order from the Centre days before his retirement snowballed into a major controversy, is unlikely to report to the Department of Personnel and Training on Monday, as he is yet to get the nod from the state government, a highly placed source said.

Opposition Targets Odisha Govt Over Housing Scheme After Large-Scale Evacuation Due To Cyclone

The Opposition parties in Odisha raised questions over the implementation of various housing schemes in the State after the government claimed that lakhs of people were evacuated from kutcha houses to safer places ahead of cyclone Yaas.