The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been relentless in cornering the Odisha government over allegations of sexual harassment on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Jharigaon, Prakash Majhi.
Moreover, the MLA's kin made the voters swear that they would be punished by the God if they didn't vote for the selected candidates.
BJD MLA from Kantamal constituency in Boudh district, Mahidhar Rana, today expressed his displeasure at the existing paddy procurement policy of the government.
Several BJP workers along with the woman Sarpanch cornered Das and allegedly humiliated him. The supporters of the Sarpanch surrounded Das while the duo (MLA and Sarpanch) were engaged in banter.
The scribe-cum-politician has whiffed the prevalence of 'double standards' in CM Naveen Patnaik's political approach. Writing his editorial column 'Ama Ghara Halchal' in his vernacular daily, the Sambad, Soumya terms Dibya Shankar's clarification after nearly three weeks of the ghastly murder as the one that seeds more confusion.
Jagdev appeared before the Khordha court on Friday and applied for bail. However, the lower court too rejected his plea. Following the rejection of the bail plea, Jagdev was taken into custody and later underwent a health examination before he was sent to jail.
BJD Legislator Purna Chandra Swain was booked on Tuesday for organising community feast flouting COVID guidelines in his village
In the viral video, a large crowd is seen in the lunch venue at Amrutula village, native of Swain, in Ganjam district. The villagers are seen queueing up at the venue while no Covid norms including social distancing and use of mask were followed.
Bhubaneswar: Expressing serious concerns over BJD MLA Byomakesh Ray’s ‘threat to a police officer over phone’, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday demanded a fair inquiry into the incident and appropriate action against the legislator. Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Odisha Assembly, Leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik demanded a ruling from […]
Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD MLA Umashankar Samantaray on Sunday admitted that the COVID-19 mismanagement allegations of the opposition parties in Odisha are not totally wrong. “I admit, the opposition parties are not totally wrong,” said Samantaray. “Considering the surge in the Covid-19 patients in the State, we require more ICU beds. The hospitals in the State […]
Bhubaneswar: Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Badamba MLA Debi Prasad Mishra has tested positive for COVID-19. Mishra confirmed the news though a facebook post. “The official communication of my test report revealed that I have been tested positive for the virus. The test reports of my family members and other employees have come […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing fight against coronavirus, another ruling-BJD MLA in Odisha tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. With this, the total number of legislators infected by the virus jumped to seven in the State. Bhubaneswar (Central) MLA Ananta Narayan Jena today announced that he has tested positive for the virus and is on home […]
Khordha: Controversy and Biju Janta Dal MLA Prashant Jagdev seem to get along quite well quite frequently. A fresh allegation against the BJD leader has put him in soup again. Jagabandhu Sahu, a Junior Engineer working with the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) has filed a complaint against Jagdev for alleged misbehaviour. As per his written […]
Bhubaneswar: Sprinkling a few drops of 5T in the House, Odisha CM and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik has directed party legislators to be punctual in attending proceedings of the Odisha Assembly and take active part in the discussions. As per the directive, by 11:30 AM everyday during Assembly sessions, party chief whip would inform Naveen […]
Kandhamal: “What facilities do we have that we will raise slogans for Naveen Patnaik?”- such a question by a woman in Kandhamal seems to have silenced the hubbub of the ruling-BJD regime over its tall claims of development in the 20-year of governance in Odisha. Reportedly after organising a Jana Sampark Padyatra at Baliguda in […]
Jajpur: A girl from Jajpur district has knocked the doors of police to file a complaint against a youth leader of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for allegedly cheating her on false promise of marriage. The accused Jitendra Pradhan, happens to be the president of Biju Chhatra Janata Dal of Binjharpur block in the district. According […]
Bhubaneswar: A legislator of the ruling BJD on Tuesday urged the Odisha government to raise the upper age limit for job application by 10 years, on par with Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Uttarakhand. Currently, the upper age limit for government job application in Odisha is 32. BJD MLA S R Patnaik, during the Zero […]
Bhubaneswar: Cases have been registered against as many as 24 government officials and three public representatives in connection with the corrupt PC (percentage commission) practice in government works, informed Panchayati Raj minister Pratap Jena to the Odisha Assembly today. Responding to a question, the minister said that cases pertaining to PC collection were registered in […]
Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy on Friday demanded that 25 per cent seats in the National Law University, Cuttack be reserved for the students of Odisha. Maharathy raised the issue in the Assembly and sought a ruling from the Speaker. He said while students of other states avail domicile quota in the NLUs in […]
Bhubaneswar: A local special court deferred hearing of a bail petition of ruling BJD MLA Saroj Kumar Meher and sent him to jail on Monday for allegedly forcing a tribal engineer do sit-ups. As the lawyers here are holding agitation programmes, Meher was allowed to present his own case at the court. Pleading for bail, […]
Bhubaneswar: A Special Judge in the Additional District and Session Court in Bhubaneswar will hear the bail plea of Patnagarh BJD MLA Saroj Meher today for which the latter was shifted from Patnagarh jail to Bhubaneswar at 3 am today amid tight security. Meher was arrested for forcing junior engineer Jaykant Sabar of the Public […]
Bolangir: A day after police rescued the Junior Engineer (JE) of Public Works Department in Patnagarh, who was allegedly kidnapped on Thursday hours after a video showing local BJD MLA Saroj Meher forcing him to do sit-ups in public went viral; his wife has accused the police of taking no action. Raising questions over the […]
Bhubaneswar: A special designated court on Saturday granted conditional bail to BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy, who was arrested in connection with the attack on Election Commission surveillance squad. The court granted bail to the BJD MLA against sureties of Rs 50,000 and two bailers. Maharathy has also been directed to refrain from influencing witnesses and […]
Puri: After Niranjan Pujari, Puspendra Singh Deo and Tukuni Sahu, another BJD MLA, Sanjay Das Burma, faced public wrath during an election campaign today. According to reports, some women residents of Bijipur village of Brahmagiri in Puri district staged a demonstration when Burma’s rally was passing through the area. With placards in hands, the women […]
Bhubaneswar: With elections round the corner, the clamour for tickets has been a chaotic affair. Amid this chaos, BJD’s sitting MLA from Chhendipada, Sushant Kumar Behera, who has been retained by the party as candidate from the constituency has made some startling revelations. In a video, which is doing rounds in social media, Behera is […]
Cuttack: A major controversy erupted after a video of Barabati-Cuttack MLA Debashish Samantaray manhandling a relative of Odia CRPF jawan Manoj Behera martyred in Pulwama attack, went viral on social media. Following the incident, the BJP has strongly condemned the BJD MLA’s act and staged protest at the Niali Bazar area Monday evening. As per […]
Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will once again issue summons to BJD MLAs Arun Sahoo and Atanu Nayak in connection with Seashore chit fund scam. A senior official of the CBI informed that as the duo failed to appear before the investigation agency after the first notice, they will be served notice for […]
Cuttack: Persons who have forcibly encroached the Gochar (cow-grazing) land at Chausathipada under Jenapur block of Jajpur district are being provided security by BJD’s Dharmasala MLA Pranab Kumar Balabantaray, alleged queen of Karlapat from Kalahandi district, Purnima Singh Deo Wednesday. Addressing a presser in Cuttack, Deo further alleged that the land grabbers have attacked a […]
Bhubaneswar: BJD MLA Arun Sahoo found himself in a spot today for humiliating North Orissa University’s Student Union President, Tushar Nayak who alleged that the legislator made him do sit-ups. Nayak vented his anger against such misbehaviour in his Facebook post today. “We had gone to meet some BJCD leaders at Baripada Circuit house and […]
Jajpur: BJD MLA from Binjharpur Pramila Mallick has landed in controversy after her father and brothers were found holding job cards under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). According to reports, father of the legislator Paban Mallick, brothers Khirod Mallick and Keshab Mallick, all residents of Masada Panchayat in Binjharpur block of […]
Bhubaneswar: After resigning from BJD, former legislator of Satyabadi Rama Ranjan Baliarsingh today again criticised Odisha Chief Minister in his Facebook post questioning his position as a puppet in the hands of his private secretary. In the FB post, he stated,”Should CM be puppet on a chain to his PS? Will the fate of political […]
Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court today rejected a bail plea moved by BJD Cuttack-Choudwar MLA Pravat Biswal who has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged links with the Seashore scam. The court said after the CBI files a chargesheet in the case, the legislator can apply for bail in […]
Bhubaneswar: Khandapada BJD MLA Anubhav Patnaik’s younger sister Abantika Patnaik on Saturday went to the BJP State Headquarters seeking the party’s moral support over property dispute with her brother. Demanding a share in the ancestral property, Abantika knocked the doors of the BJP to help her find a way in sorting the issue. Secretary Lekhasri […]
Bhubaneswar: BJD MLA from Khandapada Anubhav Patnaik has allegedly forged documents to transfer ancestral properties in his name. This was alleged by his sister Abantika Patnaik at a press meet here on Tuesday. Abantika said Anubhav has barred her from entering their house. The MLA is questioning her marriage and discussing private subjects about her […]
Cuttack: A PIL was filed in the Orissa High Court on Wednesday raising doubts on the health condition of arrested BJD MLA Pravat Biswal who is undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. It has been alleged that Biswal is faking illness to avoid jail custody, after being arrested by CBI on […]
Malkangiri: BJD legislator Manas Madkami today lashed out at the government officials for being callous towards the woes of people in the district. Stating that the government employess here are not carrying out their responsibilities properly, the MLA said the district is still deprived of the central schemes which has put Malkangiri at the back […]
Bhubaneswar: While panic in Niali over death of sheep refuses to die down, the BJD MLA who went to take stock of the situation in the village is in news for all the wrong reasons because of his footwear. The Niali legislator Pramod Mallik visited to the block today and was taking stock of the […]
Angul: Trouble returned for Talcher MLA Brajakishore Pradhan after the woman who has been claiming to be his wife landed at the legislators’ village today creating ruckus and demanding to stay with him in his house. Soon the police arrived and rescued the woman brought her to the police station. “My husband is Brajakishore Pradhan […]
Bhubaneswar: In a startling revelation, an eye witness of the car accident in which an OUAT student was killed, claimed today that the person arrested by the police is not the one who was driving the vehicle when the accident occurred. Moreover, the eye witness also revealed that there were two persons inside the vehicle […]
Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today recommended Crime Branch probe into the murder of Salman Rout of Tarabha village under Sadar Police limits in Dhenkanal district on February 13 this year. The Commission has recommended the Home department for a Crime Branch probe into the case on the basis of the report of the […]