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Tag: Bishnu Das

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Flashback 2020: Gems Odisha Lost In The Ominous Year

With a series of heartbreaking and unfortunate events, the outgoing 2020 turned out to be one of the most ominous years which was marked by the loss of a number of eminent personalities from various sections of the society in Odisha. In other words, 2020 which has not been so kind to the people is […]

  • Wednesday, 07 April 2021
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Former Odisha Minister & Tirtol MLA Bishnu Das Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Former State minister & Tirtol MLA Bishnu Das passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Monday. He was 66. A six-time MLA, Bishnu Das was elected to Odisha Assembly five times from Jagatsinghpur and once from Tirtol Assembly constituency. He also had a brief stint as a Rajya Sabha member in 2016. […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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Rift in BJD wide open as two groups scuffle ahead of Kujang Mahila Samavesh

Jagatsinghpur: The ongoing infighting and rift within the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) came to fore during party’s Mahila Morcha’s convention at Kujang here today. According to reports, a scuffle broke out between the supporters of Jagatsinghpur district president Bishnu Das and Tirtol MLA Rajashree Mallick near Tarpur bypass road. Trouble erupted after supporters of […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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Dama Rout spews venom on arch-rival Bishnu Das

Bhubaneswar: A few days after his expulsion from BJD, senior leader and former minister Damodar Rout today came down heavily on BJD Jagatsinghpur district president Bishnu Das and termed him as a ‘corrupt’, ‘hated’ and ‘characterless’ person. Bishnu Das is such a corrupt and characterless person and he never hesitates to take bribe from people […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Is Naveen unhappy with BJD dalit cell chief Bishnu Das?

Bhubaneswar: Following his remarks on involvement of SOG jawans in the Kunduli gang rape case few days back, BJD Dalit cell president Bishnu Das drew ire of party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. When Das was at the Chief Minister’s residence – Naveen Nivas to meet him, Patnaik was seen speaking to the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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BJP files FIR against Bishnu Das for divulging details of gang rape survivor

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of BJP today lodged a police complaint against BJD Dalit cell president Bishnu Das for disclosing the name and address of Kunduli gang rape survivor. A team led by BJP State Secretary Dilip Mallick visited the Mahila police station in Bhubaneswar and filed the complaint demanding that Das should be punished […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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No evidence of SOG jawans’ involvement in Kunduli gang rape: Koraput SP

Koraput: Refuting allegations of involvement of SOG jawans in the Kunduli gang rape, Koraput SP on Saturday said that there is no evidence so far regarding movement of SOG jawans in the area when the incident occurred. “The probe has not established movement of any security forces in the area till date. But we have […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Pratap Deb to file nomination for Rajya Sabha poll today

Bhubaneswar: BJD spokesperson and former minister Pratap Deb will file nomination for the election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha today.  Scrutiny will be held tomorrow and candidates can withdraw on May 18. The poll is slated for May 25. The election was necessitated following the resignation of Bishnu Charan Das on March […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Rajya Sabha bypoll: EC to issue notification today

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) will issue notification today for the by-election to lone Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha. The poll will be held on May 25. As per the schedule, the last date for filing of nominations is May 15 while scrutiny will be held on May 16. Candidates can withdraw their […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Bishnu Das’ speech at Jagatsinghpur mahotsav sparks row

Jagatsinghpur: The newly-elected deputy chairman of the Odisha State Planning Board, Bishnu Das’ speech at the Jagatsinghpur Zilla Mahotsav ‘Kallolla’ has sparked a controversy. Alleging that Das made a political speech at a cultural platform, the Congress took to streets on Tuesday. Congress party members staged demonstration in front of the Collectors office and burnt […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Resignation of BJD leader Bishnu Charan Das accepted

  New Delhi: The resignation of senior BJD leader Bishnu Charan Das has been accepted by the Rajya Sabha Chairman, it was announced today. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien announced that Das had yesterday resigned as a member of the Upper House and his resignation has been accepted by the Chairman Hamid Ansari with effect […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Is Gita Meheta in race for Rajya Sabha after Bishnu's exit?

Bhubaneswar: BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik’s surprise move of appointing Rajya Sabha member Bishnu Das as deputy chairman of State Planning Board has sparked fresh speculation over the replacement of Das in the Upper House. Talks are doing round on several party aspirants who may fill up the vacant seat while Patnaik’s sister Gita Meheta is […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Dama’s ‘ghost’ remark sparks row

Bhubaneswar: The intra-party wrangling in the ruling BJD turned murkier on Tuesday after party vice-president and Excise minister Damodar Rout addressed MLAs Debasis Samantary, Pratap Jena and, his arch-rival and Rajya Sabha MP Bishnu Charan Das as ‘ghosts’. The Jagatsinghpur legislator described the three senior leaders of the party as ghosts while narrating about a […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Leaders' war of words, Tathagat's column embarrass BJD

Bhubaneswar: Even as the war of words among senior leaders of the BJD over the party’s dismal performance in CMC by-poll has exposed the intra-party squabble, Lok Sabha member Tathagat Satpathy today created a flutter in the party with his column in the Odia daily edited by him. “Aware urban voters are gradually turning away […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Bishnu Das defies whip; rakes up party issues in media

Bhubaneswar: Despite the whip issued by chief minister and BJD supremo to his cabinet colleagues and party leaders to mind their own business and not to give media statements which affect the party’s image, senior BJD leader and former minister Bishnu Das today suggested that Food minister Sanjay Dasburma should resign from the post on […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Dama, Bishnu cross swords over Rajashree Mallick

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Cooperation minister Damodar Rout (Dama) and Jagatsinghpur BJD president Bishnu Das have crossed swords over Tirtol MLA Rajashree Mallick. After Bishnu alleged that Rajashree had links with dreaded criminals Dhalasamant Brothers and with the Congress; Dama hit back saying Bishnu is agitated as he is unable to garner funds from […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Damodar should be expelled from party: Bishnu Das

Coming down heavily on BJD vice-president and Excise minister Damdodar Rout for his tiff with Cuttack-Barabati MLA Debasi Samantraray, senior BJD leader Bishnu Das on Wednesday said the minister should be expelled from the party as it is necessary to maintain discipline in the party

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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