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Dusmanta Das Death Case: BJP Accuses Odisha Govt Of ‘Killing’ The Youth From Kujang

BJP leader Bibhu Prasad Tarai said the chain of events raises doubts if Dusmanta was actually left to die by the state government as he had alleged that he was denied treatment under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.

Demands For Caste-Based Census, Removal Of 50 Pc Cap On Quota Grow Shriller
Demands For Caste-Based Census, Removal Of 50 Pc Cap On Quota Grow Shriller

Resolution for caste-based census and removal of 50 per cent cap on reservation was tabled in the Odisha Assembly today amid ruckus by Opposition parties.

Parboiled Rice Issue: BJD Tries To Keep Western Odisha Politics On Boil!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has witnessed a boil in politics over the parboiled rice since the mid of January this year. Political posturing eyeing the western Odisha voters touched dizzy heights during the last fortnight and the ‘parboiled’ issue echoed even in Rajya Sabha on Friday. The ruling BJD went to the town crying hoarse over a […]

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48% Farmers Fail To Avail Minimum Support Price In Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: When it comes to Minimum Support Price (MSP) in Odisha, the ruling BJD goes with guns blazing at the Centre (be it UPA or NDA), but turns coy when it comes to biting the bullet. For which, nearly 48 per cent of the farmers in State are deprived of MSP benefit in the State. […]

Are Glory Days Over? Controversies Start Biting Naveen Patnaik Government
Are Glory Days Over? Controversies Start Biting Naveen Patnaik Government

Bhubaneswar: Gone are the misty days, this December has been quite hotter for the Naveen Patnaik – led BJD government, as all of a sudden, the ruling dispensation has to handle with lot of hot potatoes. True to the adage, ‘adversities come in hordes’, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik simply gets flummoxed at the pace of […]

BJD’s 2019 Election Expenditure 18 Times More Than 2014 Polls

Bhubaneswar: The BJD secured a landslide victory to form the government in Odisha for a record fifth term in a row bagging 112 of the 146 assembly seats. Among all the assets that helped the ruling party retain its power, a new election data suggests that huge poll expenditure could have been one of the […]

Ineligible KALIA Beneficiaries: How Will Odisha Recover Rs 150 Crore?

Bhubaneswar: If it can be termed so, it could be a very costly oversight, as 3 lakh ineligible beneficiaries have been identified in the KALIA scheme and Odisha government has already disbursed a whopping Rs 150 crore to them under the scheme. In Bhadrak’s Basudevpur block, out of 28,714 farmers who received cash assistance under […]

Knives Out, BJD Begins Post-Poll Analysis

Bhubaneswar: Despite the landslide victory of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, the party lost several Lok Sabha and Assembly seats triggering a blame game within the regional party. So to review the party’s drubbing in the polls, BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik sought a report following which the party leaders from across the State […]

Discrepancy in number of KALIA beneficiaries discredits ruling-BJD claims

Bhubaneswar: Controversy over discrepancy in number of beneficiaries under the KALIA scheme is posing a threat for the State government. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had claimed that 40 lakh farmers were benefitted under the KALIA scheme but a letter from the Agriculture Department has revealed that out of 30,77,908 small and marginal farmers selected for […]

Exodus threatens to derail Congress fightback in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the 2014 general elections two Odisha Congress heavyweights Anup Sai and Bhupinder Singh, the then Legislature Party secretary and Leader of Opposition respectively, had joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Well, the ghost of exodus is back and it already seems to be haunting the party, threatening to derail its plans. Speculations […]

Odisha Elections 2019: From cakewalk to contest?

Bhubaneswar: Arguably, the political landscape of Odisha has never been so fermented before the general elections because a tougher fight is expected among the three major political parties and the campaign rhetoric is likely to reach deafening levels. Many believe that for the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, the 2019 polls will definitely […]

Naveen-led government is now run by corrupt, undemocratic people: Jual

Bhubaneswar: Alleging double standards, Senior BJP leader and Union Tribal Affairs Minister, Jual Oram today came down heavily on CM Naveen Patnaik saying the Odisha government is being run by corrupt and undemocratic people. Speaking on the side-lines of a party programme in Sambalpur, Oram said the CM is ruling the state with the help […]

Pradhan urges Odisha govt to set aside politics on job creation

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said Odisha’s development and creation of job opportunities for youth is not a political issue, but a collective responsibility. “I appeal to the state government to set politics aside and augment efforts being taken by the Central government in creating employment opportunities for the youth in Odisha,” […]

Farm loan waiver in Odisha becomes election carrot

Bhubaneswar: With 2019 elections round the corner, political parties here are leaving no stones unturned to woo the voters with Odisha Congress and BJP recently announcing waiver of farm loans if voted to power. This announcement of the Opposition has put the ruling-BJD in a dilemma as any decision in this regard will have a […]

Cash incentive for inter-caste marriage increased to Rs 2.5 lakh

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to encourage inter-caste marriage among the Hindu community in the State, the Odisha government has increased the incentive from the present Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh. The SC and ST Development Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi said the hiked incentives would be implemented with retrospective effect from September 14, 2017 […]

BJD, Congress brush off Karnataka result impact on Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the largest party in Karnataka Assembly elections, political leaders in Odisha have engaged themselves in war of words over its possible impact on the eastern State’s politics. Even though the saffron party today failed to achieve the magical figure to form the government, its leaders in […]

Op-Ed: Boycott Of OTV Does No Credit To BJD

In boycotting all programmes on OTV, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has shown itself as petty, intolerant and vengeful. In the bargain, it has lost, in one stroke, its hard earned reputation as a party that has largely allowed the media to do its job even when it has faced criticism. Why did the […]

Throwback 2017: Controversies that kept hounding Odisha

By Devbrat Patnaik The year 2017, undoubtedly, was mired in controversies from the beginning of the year. Every sunrise brought with it a new issue that snowballed and made people create a lot of hullabaloo. Surprising, each of it is gaining more steam to make the year ahead more murkier. With the sun setting into the […]

Please Leave The Children Alone

By Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s rather frugal standards, this is going to be a marathon speech, lasting not less than 45 minutes. Since he would be addressing students – and more importantly their parents – of government and government aided schools across the state, one presumes he would speak (read out, to be more precise) […]

BJP meets ECI; demands transfer of Collector, SP ahead of Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar: A seven-member BJP delegation led by Odisha in-charge Arun Singh, on Friday, filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Bargarh district Collector and Superintendent of Police (SP) alleging them as agents of ruling-BJD. Demanding transfer of the duo, the BJP said that a free and fair Bijepur bypoll cannot be […]

BJD Govt failed to create jobs, push industrialisation, target opposition

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties including the BJP and the Congress on Sunday targeted BJD over its failure in employment generation through industrial policies in Odisha. Speaking on OTV’s discussion on Fourth Test, 3rd innings of Naveen Patnaik led BJD government, senior BJP leader Prithviraj Harichandan alleged that major industrial units have started to backtrack in the […]

No compromise on Mahanadi, Polavaram issues: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating its vehement protest against the Centre on Polavaram and Mahanadi issues, the ruling BJD government today made it clear that it will not make any compromise on these issues. Speaking at a preparatory meeting at the Idcol auditorium here to kickstart a signature campaign and a mega human chain on Mahanadi issue,  chief […]

Shah dismisses notion that BJP soft towards Naveen govt

Bhubaneswar: Dismissing notions that he was soft towards BJD government in Odisha, BJP president Amit Shah today said his party has stepped up its attack against Naveen Patnaik regime over chitfund and other scams and is confident of capturing power in the state after next polls.