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Tag: Biju Yuva Vahini

Revealed: Why Odisha Govt Buried Biju Yuva Vahini In Infancy?

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government inaugurated the birth of Biju Yuva Vahini in a grand way just 3-years ago, the home-truth to the fore now is the pet child of the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government has become the victim of U-5 child mortality in the State recently. The Youth and Sports Services Minister Tusharkanti […]

BJP, Congress slam ruling-BJD's social service wing

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged that in the name of a social service wing, the ruling-BJD is trying to ‘loot’ the State exchequer once again. “Earlier when the BJD-led Odisha government failed to create employment opportunities for youths, it formed the Biju Yuva Vahini and created nuisance in villages. Now when […]

Odisha To Appoint Ward Officers For Doorstep Redressal Of Public Grievances

Bhubaneswar: As a part of ensuring better public service delivery through its touted 5Ts (technology, transparency, teamwork, time and transformation) framework, Odisha government has decided to appoint ward officers in municipal corporation and municipality areas of the State. The Urban Development Department has written to all commissioners and executive officers for appointment of ward officers […]

Political rivalry behind attack on Talcher youth?

Angul: Even though the 2019 general elections in Odisha are over, political violence still continues. This was again evident after a youth was allegedly attacked by his political opponent at Santhapada village in Talcher. The injured, Sushant Samal is now undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital. As per reports, Sushant was attacked by one […]

Rs 162 cr for rural roads & bridges vs Rs 129 cr for Biju Yuva Vahini!

Bhubaneswar: Here is a stark instance that vividly portrays how politics supercedes the theme of development in Odisha. The State had witnessed an embarrassing situation in Gumdumaha over killing of innocent tribals only 2-years back as the SOG had then open fired at them assuming as Maoists. The reality was the innocents were trapped by […]

Poll violence: 24 injured as BJP candidate's campaign rally attacked in Brahmagiri

Puri: In yet another incident of poll violence, at least 24 persons were injured after members of Biju Yuva Bahini allegedly attacked the campaign rally of Brahmagiri BJP candidate Lalitendu Mohapatra at Brahmanadeo village under Krushna Prasad block in Puri district on Thursday. As per reports, BYV members attacked the rally while Namita Mohapatra, wife […]

Opposition cries foul over distribution of free mobiles to Biju Yuva Vahini volunteers

Bhubaneswar: After the BJP accused a few private companies of showing undue favours to the State Government by distributing free mobile phones among Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV) volunteers and brought the matter to the notice of Governor, ED and Vigilance, controversy in connection with the issue has now created new problems for the State’s ruling-BJD. […]

BJP moves ED over distribution of mobile phones to Biju Yuva Vahini members

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP has accused a few private companies of showing undue favours to the State Government by distributing free mobile phones among Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV) volunteers across all the districts. A delegation of the saffron party led by State Vice-President Samir Mohanty on Tuesday moved the Enforcement Directorate and also […]

Woman stabbed with stump during clash over possession of sports items

Pattamundai: A woman sustained critical injuries after she was stabbed during an altercation over the possession of sports items distributed by the Biju Yuva Vahini in Nuagaon under Pattamundai police limits in Kendrapara district last night. As per reports, two youths of the village Babul Mallick and Kuna Mallick engaged in a brawl over the […]

Op-Ed: Work for the party, make merry at govt expense!

Already blurred for quite a while now, the lines between the government and the ruling party are vanishing fast as election day nears. In the latest example of how government funds are being brazenly used to keep BJD cadres in good humour, the government is in the process of drawing up a list of at […]

Biju Yuva Vahini members illegally transferred gochar land to their names, allege locals

Koraput: The locals of Maliguda and Goudaguda villages under Manbar panchayat in the district have alleged grabbing of ‘gochar’ (grazing) land by the activists of Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV) in their locality. The villagers alleged that the members of BYV influenced some unscrupulous revenue officials and transferred the land to their names. Protesting the move, […]

BJP files PIL challenging legality of ‘Biju Yuva Vahini’

Bhubaneswar: Challenging the legality of the Biju Yuva Vahini formed by the State government, Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of BJP, has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Orissa High Court. Following the PIL, the HC bench comprising Chief Justice KS Jhaveri and Justice KR Mohapatra sought a reply from the State government […]

Opposition sees involvement of Biju Yuva Vahini in attack on Kharabela

Bhubaneswar: A day after the attack on Utkal Bharat president Kharabela Swain in Kashipur of Rayagada district, the BJP and Congress today alleged involvement of the Biju Yuva Vahini behind the attack. The BJP stated that the two attackers – Sumant Naik and Krushna Naik – were members of the Biju Yuva Vahini. General Secretary […]

Unrest during lawyers' stir: Detained youth alleged to be ‘Biju Yuva Vahini' member

Bhubaneswar: Amidst allegations of politicization of the ongoing lawyers’ strike, a youth was detained in connection with the attack on a few advocates in Cuttack today. The youth identified as Santosh Nimai is alleged to be an active member of the newly-formed Biju Yuva Vahini. Though Santosh refuted his association with Biju Yuva Vahini, several […]

Following CAG rap, questions raised about Biju Yuva Vahini programme

Bhubaneswar: After the State government drew flak from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) for refusing to cooperate in audit of its recently-launched Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV) programme, questions have been raised over the actual motive behind its implementation. According to an OTV investigation report, several volunteers and youth activists engaged in the […]

Opposition smells corruption in Biju Yuva Vahini programme

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly witnessed uproar today after the Opposition party legislators came down heavily on the ruling-BJD government for not furnishing details of the Biju Yuva Vahini programme to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). On September 6, the CAG had written to the state government’s Sports and Youth Services department seeking […]

BJP demands CAG audit of Ama Gaon Ama Vikash, Biju Yuva Vahini schemes

Bhubaneswar: A team of Odisha BJP legislators on Tuesday visited the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and demanded an independent audit of money being used in the State government’s Biju Yuva Vahini and Ama Gaon Ama Vikash programmes. The team reportedly submitted a memorandum to the CAG alleging that government’s money is being used for […]

After BJD, BJP announces its own youth mobilisation programme

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced a new programme – ‘Nua Odisha Nirman Abhiyan’ which is seen as a  countermeasure to ‘Biju Yuva Vahini’ programme of the ruling Biju Janta Dal (BJD) in State. Announcing the ‘Nua Odisha Nirman Abhiyan’ today, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the party will […]

Irregularities surface in tender for 'Biju Yuva Vahini'

Bhubaneswar: Within a week after the launch of the ‘Biju Yuva Vahini’ under ‘Biju Shashtrikaran Yojana,’ allegations of irregularities have surfaced in tender and fund allocation for the project. Odisha Cabinet had approved the launch of ‘Biju Yuva Vahini’ on March 14 with an aim to promote youths at grassroots level to be a part […]