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Biju Babu’s Iconic Dakota Aircraft To Come To Odisha Soon

The Odisha Government has already initiated process to bring back the iconic aircraft of Biju Patnaik which is lying in a dilapidated condition at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (NSCB) International Airport in Kolkata.

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Odisha: BJP, BJD Locked In Twitter War

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP and the BJD went into a twitter war once again over alleged disregard to former CM of the State, Biju Patnaik in Mayurbhanj. Sources said some leaders of both the parties exchanged heated arguments at the ‘Disha’ meeting in Baripada on Tuesday over putting of stickers mentioning ‘Biju Pucca […]

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On 104th Biju Jayanti, Birthplace Of The ‘Tall Man’ Still Cries For Attention

Berhampur/Cuttack: It’s nothing less than a travesty to see the birthplace of a legend in utter neglect while his birthday is celebrated with much pomp and show elsewhere. Odisha marked the 104th birth anniversary of the revolutionary former Chief Minister late Biju Patnaik on Wednesday in a grand manner but it was quite surprising that […]

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Of Ballots & Box Office: Political biopics in fray to dominate silver screen

Bhubaneswar: At a time when welfare schemes and sops are being announced thick and fast, political biopics of major leaders have also apparently become a major tool for national and regional political parties to influence voters. A few weeks back, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, the movie based on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s biography written […]

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Targeted for speaking bitter truth: MP Jay Panda

Puri: Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda today said that action was taken against him because he spoke the bitter truth keeping in mind the greater interests of the party. “Had Biju Babu been with us, he would have welcomed my views. People who consider Biju Babu as their ideal would never remain silent,” Panda said […]

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Biju babu’s photo biography release: Remembrance of hero or show of strength?

Bhubaneswar: Legendary leader Biju Babu could very well be the reason why stalwarts of Indian Politics – former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, CPI(M) party chief Sitaram Yechury, former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda – will be seen together on one stage tomorrow, but many cannot rule out the […]

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Pranab to unveil Biju Babu's pictorial biography on Jan 27

Bhubaneswar: Former president Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to visit the State on January 27 to release a pictorial biography of veteran leader and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik here. Besides, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Communist Party of India (Marxist) chief Sitaram Yechury, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and senior leaders of a few […]

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Bijoy Mohapatra questions Amit Shah's 120-seats claim

Bhubaneswar: In yet another instance of growing distance between him and the BJP, senior party leader Bijoy Mohapatra today questioned party top brass Amit Shah‘s claims of grabbing 120 seats in 2019 polls during his just concluded Odisha visit. ‘’I don’t know about Shah’s strategies to capture 120 seats in 2019 elections in Odisha. He […]

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The Endearing Human Side To Biju Patnaik

By Sandeep Sahu On the day of his death anniversary, there is one thing that can be said about Biju Patnaik without any fear of ever being proved wrong: there will never be anyone like him. He is unique because he is impossible to slot. How does one describe him? A politician? That would be […]

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Biju birth centenary: Air show at Kathjodi river bed on Dec 23

Cuttack: The Sports and Youth Affairs department of Odisha will organise an air show at the vast stretch Kathjodi river bed in Khannagar of Cuttack on December 23 to mark the birth centenary of legendary leader and former chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik. This was informed by Cuttack Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra today here. […]

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Biju Babu a visionary leader, multi-faceted genius: Vice President

New Delhi: Vice President Dr Mohammad Hamid Ansari today described the legendary leader and former Odisha chief minister Biju Patnaik as a visionary leader and man of multi-faceted genius. “There was a generation of leaders who had played a role across national borders in the service of good causes and Biju Babu was one such […]

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BJD -Opp slugfest over framing of rules under Fire Service Act

Bhubaneswar: In the backdrop of the massive blaze at Sum Hospital that claimed 26 lives so far, Opposition Congress and BJP has targeted the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in State for failing to frame the rules for successful implementation of Orissa Fire Service Act- 1993, which has made the fire department a powerless body. “The […]

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BJD commemorates Biju Babu’s cycle tour to Peshawar

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday organised ‘Biju Patnaik Smaraki Cycle Yatra’ to commemorate the adventurous cycle tour of legendary leader and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik from Cuttack to Peshawar. The bicycle rallies were led by Culture and Tourism minister Ashok Panda at Ekamra assembly constituency, MLA Priyadarsi Mishra at Bhubaneswar-North assembly constituency […]

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Biju Babu remembered on 19th death anniversary

Bhubaneswar: A series of programmes have been organised across the State to mark 19th death anniversary of legendary leader Biju Patnaik today. Many leaders and Biju lovers performed ‘Tila Tarpna’ at Bindu Sagar pond here in the morning paying rich tributes to the former chief minister. On the occasion, a blood donation camp under BJD’s […]

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Opp smells poll strategy in BJD’s Biju centenary bash

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s promise to take the Biju birth centenary celebration to every village across the State has invited sharp criticism from opposition BJP and Congress, who termed it as the beginning of the party’s campaign for the panchayat polls due next year. Senior Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra (Lulu) […]

Biju Babu had immense faith in youth: Naveen

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said Biju Babu had immense faith in the youth