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CAG Report: Opposition Slams Odisha Government Over Corruption, Losses In Power Sector

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition parties on Monday slammed the Odisha government over the irregularities which have been exposed in the recent audit findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report…

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Ekamrakanan Land Row: BJP Stages Protest, Demands Odisha CM's Intervention

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday staged a protest in front of the Ekamrakanan farm in the Capital city against the decision to handover around 20 acres of the farm to the State General Administration (GA) department. Alleging that some influential people are behind the move and a conspiracy has been hatched to […]

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Badminton Ace Saina Nehwal Joins BJP

Chandigarh: By opting to join the BJP, badminton ace Saina Nehwal has followed in the footsteps of other famous Indian athletes who opted for the party in the past to pursue their political dreams, including former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, hockey player Sandeep Singh, and wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Phogat. Saina joined the Bharatiya Janata […]

Padma Row: "What about Sonia Gandhi?" BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra Hits Back At Congress

New Delhi: The BJP on Monday staunchly defended its decision to confer Padma award to singer Adnan Sami by claiming that Sonia Gandhi too should be subject of discussion if everyone has to be judged by his or her parent’s deeds. “You know Sonia Gandhi’s father was related to Hitler. But when she was made […]

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BJP Fires Salvo At Odisha Govt Over Jaga Mission

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday slammed the Odisha government alleging that it has betrayed slum dwellers in the name of granting them land rights under Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission (OLHM) or Jaga Mission. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar, State BJP general secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar alleged that the government duped the slum dwellers by assuring […]

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Odisha Govt Has Become Insensitive, Shameless: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress legislators have hit out at the Odisha government after Speaker SN Patro adjourned the winter session of the Odisha Assembly sine die on Thursday, 21 days ahead of schedule. “Just because the government didn’t find a place to hide its face over the issues raised in the […]

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Amid Suspense, BJP, Sena Leaders Meet Governor Separately

Mumbai: Amid suspense over the government formation, leaders of ruling allies, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena, met Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari separately here on Monday. The first to call on the Governor was Shiv Sena’s Transport Minister in the outgoing cabinet Diwakar Raote, and BJP’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was expected to reach […]

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Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM for second term

Chandigarh: Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Haryana where the BJP formed a government, state’s first non-Congress government at the helm for the second consecutive term. The saffron party formed the government in alliance with the newly formed Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) led by Dushyant Chautala, who took […]

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Khattar May Stake Claim Today For Haryana Govt Formation

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is expected to meet Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya here on Friday to stake claim to form the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in its second consecutive term. Ahead of this, Khattar is expected to get support of Independent legislators — two of them are Lokhit Party (HLP) chief […]

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Govt To Implement Two-Child Norm From 2021

Guwahati: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Assam has decided that people with more than two children will be ineligible for government jobs after January 1, 2021. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting, here on Monday, with an aim to curb population explosion. A communique from Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s office said […]

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BJP, BJD in verbal duel ahead of Bijepur bypolls

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party entered into a verbal duel with the campaign for the by-poll to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha’s Bargarh district reaching the last lap. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who held several roadshows in the constituency seeking votes for party candidate Sanath Gartia, attacked Chief Minister […]

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Senior BJP leader Damodar Rout quits party

Bhubaneswar: Alleging that he was being ignored by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior leader Damodar Rout today resigned from the primary membership of the saffron party. In his resignation letter sent to BJP state president Basant Panda, Rout rued that his presence is no longer required in the party meeting and decision making. “It […]

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You gave us 300 seats, we scrapped Art 370: Amit Shah

Beed (Maharashtra): Bharatiya Janata Party President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the historic step of uniting the country with the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, here on Tuesday. “You blessed us with 300 seats (in Lok Sabha), we have scrapped the Article […]

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NDA2.0's 100-day performance historic: PM

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed the 100-day performance by his Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA 2.0 government as “unprecedented and historic” on all fronts. “We have been working speedily in all sectors, whether it is the Jal Jeevan Mission, respect and help for each and every farmer in the country, setting free our […]

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Modi 2.0 Completes 100 |Days, BJP Plans Campaign

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government 2.0 will complete its first 100 days in office on Saturday. While grand celebrations are expected on the occasion, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to flag the achievements of these 100 days in a manner that would not be seen as aggressive but as highlighting achievements of […]

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Odisha BJP begins process for organisational election

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started the process of holding organisational elections in Odisha unit with a day-long workshop of party leaders on Thursday. Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Pratap Sarangi, BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda and several senior leaders including MPs and MLAs attended the workshop. The party’s state functionaries, district presidents, Zilla […]

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Shah lashes out at Congress for its Article 370 posture

Silvasa: BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday once again lashed out at the Congress for its opposition to the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking at an event at Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Shah said the Congress has given up on “parampara” (tradition) of rising above […]

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WhatsApp favourite tool for right-wing to influence voters

New York: In a significant find, researchers have discovered that right-wing users are more effective in using Facebook-owned WhatsApp to spread news, disinformation and opinions during elections. After performing the first large-scale analysis of partisan WhatsApp groups in the context of Brazil’s 2018 election, the researchers from Northwestern University found that right-wing groups in Brazil […]

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Life Story To Hit The Big Screen

Mumbai: The life story of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is set to unfold on the big screen. Vajpayee, a senior BJP leader and one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS), died on August 16 in 2018 after a prolonged illness. Shiva Sharma and Zeeshan Ahmad, owners of Amaash Films, […]

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Op-Ed: An Irreparable Loss

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Within the span of a few weeks Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost two of its most articulate and efficient leaders whose appeal cut across party lines. The diminutive Sushma Swaraj, one of the most able and humane external affairs ministers of the country, was the first go. Then came the […]

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Babita Phogat, Mahavir Phogat join BJP

New Delhi: International wrestler Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Phogat, a noted wrestling coach, joined the BJP on Monday. They joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju, party’s general secretary in charge of Haryana Anil Jain and its state chief Subhash Badala. Lauding the father-daughter […]

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Op-Ed: What BJP Needs To Do In Odisha To Find A Winning Formula

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The BJP in Odisha has achieved its first objective of replacing the Congress as the main opposition party in the state. But the party cannot be satisfied with its performance in the recent elections. While its Lok Sabha tally went up to 8 from one in 2014 it could win only […]

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Include Puri, Konark in iconic tourist list: Odisha BJP MPs

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from Odisha have requested Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel to include the Jagannath temple in Puri and Sun Temple in Konark in the list of India’s Iconic Tourist Sites. In a letter to the Union Minister, released to media on Friday, the MPs have sought his personal […]

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Delhi Speaker disqualifies 2 more rebel AAP MLAs

New Delhi:  Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Thursday disqualified two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs – Anil Kumar Bajpai and Col. Devinder Sehrawat – from the House on grounds of defection. The Speaker took the decision on a petition received from AAP spokesperson and MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj, a statement from the Assembly read. […]

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UP BJP MLA enrols schools students as party members

Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh): Making a mockery of the BJP’s much-publicized membership drive, Sushil Singh, party MLA from this seat in Uttar Pradesh enrolled school students as party members. Sushil Singh, nephew of mafia don-turned-politician Brijesh Singh on Wednesday asked the students to fill in membership forms and made them wear saffron ‘angavastram’ with the BJP’s […]