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Lingaraj Temple Ordinance
Political Slugfest Thickens After Centre Blocks Odisha Govt’s Lingaraj Temple Ordinance

State Minister Ashok Panda has put a question mark over Centre’s motive in this regard

Barsha's Stand Against Aparajita
Actress Varsha's Stand Against Aparajita Over Puri Corridor Row Fuels Talks Of BJD Ties

In her latest Twitter post, the Ollywood actress has lashed out at parliamentarian Sarangi for questioning the legitimacy of the construction work around the prohibited area around Puri Srimandir.

Co-Operation Department
Dates For First Phase Election To Odisha Co-Op Societies Announced

Odisha has over 6,400 primary, 127 central, and 19 apex cooperative societies.

Odisha Urban Polls: 65 PC Voter Turn Out Reported In 106 ULBs, BMC Reports 50 PC, Says SEC
Odisha Govt Notifies New Rules For Deputy Mayor Poll

The new rule has allowed for appointment of agents by political parties and the election officer will allow the authorised agents to verify the votes cast by the elected members of their respective parties as is being done during the Rajya Sabha elections.

Congress
Odisha Congress MLAs Want Change Of Guard In OPCC

OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik, however, said that he had tendered his resignation from the PCC chief post after the 2019 debacle.

Infighting Continues To Haunt BJD After Urban, Rural Poll Wins  
Infighting Continues To Haunt BJD After Urban, Rural Poll Wins  

In Chhatrapur of Ganjam district, MLA Subash Behera and former legislator Priyanshu Pradhan are at daggers drawn.

BJP Sets Eye On Assembly Elections 2024 In Odisha After Panchayat, Urban Polls
BJP Sets Eye On Assembly Elections 2024 In Odisha After Panchayat, Urban Polls

The State leaders also held discussions with Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Bishweswar Tudu to prepare the poll strategy.

High Drama In Chhatrapur Block Chairman Election Exposes BJD’s Internal Strife
High Drama In Chhatrapur Block Chairman Election Exposes BJD’s Internal Strife

As per reports, the supporters of sitting MLA Subas Behera and former MLA Priyanshu Pradhan were in loggerheads. As many as 12 Samiti members were allegedly locked up by police in a hotel at Barakul in Balugaon ahead of the chairman election.

BJP Targets Odisha Govt
BJP Targets Odisha Govt Over CAG Report On Non-Utilisation Of Funds In Irrigation Projects

The CAG in its report had detected several deficiencies in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the projects

Police ‘Lock Up’ 12 Samiti Members Ahead Of Chhatrapur Block Chairperson Election, Video Goes Viral
Police ‘Lock Up’ 12 Samiti Members Ahead Of Chhatrapur Block Chairperson Election, Video Goes Viral

A high drama was witnessed during the Chhatrapur block chairperson election on March 12 when ahead of the poll, it was claimed that six Samiti members were infected with Covid-19 and they were shifted to some unknown place by the local administration

CAG Finds Faults In Irrigation Projects In Odisha; Govt In Opposition Crosshairs
CAG Finds Faults In Irrigation Projects In Odisha; Govt In Opposition Crosshairs

The much-hyped Lower Indra Irrigation Project in Nuapada district was commenced at a projected cost of Rs 211 crore in 1999.

 Kulaste
Union Minister Kulaste Alleges Massive Irregularities In PMAY Scheme In Odisha

Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste alleged that massive irregularities have been committed in execution of the Centre's flagship housing scheme in Odisha

‘Vote Bank Budget’: Opposition In Odisha Critical Of Budget Allocations
‘Vote Bank Budget’: Opposition In Odisha Critical Of Budget Allocations

In budget for 2022-23 financial year, the government has given importance to schemes and yojanas that are aimed at providing direct benefit to beneficiaries.

Opposition Demands Entry Of Journalists Into Odisha Lok Seva Bhawan & Assembly
Opposition Demands Entry Of Journalists Into Odisha Lok Seva Bhawan & Assembly

Coming down heavily on the State government for restricting media access to these places, Opposition BJP and Congress on Thursday demanded the immediate lifting of the curb

Shots Fired, Murder Threat Issued To Newly-Elected Municipal Chief In Odisha; FIR Lodged
Shots Fired, Murder Threat Issued To Newly-Elected Municipal Chief In Odisha; FIR Lodged

Dhenkanal SP Loganayagi Divya V said a probe will be initiated and based on the fact of the investigation, action will be taken.

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