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Despite CM in poll fray, BJD has an uphill battle in Kalahandi in 2019

Bhubaneswar: For BJD, Kalahandi electoral battle is not all in black and white. Grey areas are galore for the party. BJD is seemingly not in a comfortable position in 2019 elections, notwithstanding the fact that CM Naveen Patnaik is in the poll fray from western Odisha. Significantly, no party ever has succeeded to win Kalahandi […]

BJP announces candidates for 99 Assembly constituencies of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Hours after announcing its first list of candidates for Lok Sabha, the Central Election Committee (CEC) of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today approved the names of candidates for 99 constituencies for the upcoming general elections to the Legislative Assembly of Odisha. Several leaders, who recently joined BJP after quitting BJD, have been given tickets. […]

After dumping BJD, Balabhadra Majhi dons saffron cap

Bhubaneswar: Bringing the curtains down on all speculations, sitting Nabarangpur MP BalabhadraMajhi, who resigned from primary membership of BJD only a couple of days ago, officially joined the BJP in New Delhion Saturday. Majhi joined the saffron party in the presence of Union Tribal Minister JualOram and Union Petroleum Minister DharmendraPradhan, BJP’s National Vice-President Baijayant […]

Abhijit Iyer's arrest not justified: Amnesty India

Bhubaneswar: Non-government organisation, Amnesty India has come out in support of journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, arrested over derogatory remarks on the Konark Sun Temple and comments against Odisha MLAs. In a tweet, the NGO said that Odisha govt must release Mitra as a criminal case for such conduct is not justified. “The Odisha govt must release […]

Firm on decision, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda requests Speaker to accept resignation

Bhubaneswar: Former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda on Tuesday met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and urged her to accept his resignation. Panda bid adieu to 18 years of his association with the House and expressed his inability to represent the BJD anymore since the party had strayed away from its original principles. Sharing this […]

Of unmotorable terrains! Mules constant companions to ferry men, supplies in Malkangiri

Even as the country struggles to take a stand over the fancy bullet trains, locals in Odisha's Malkangiri district, thanks to unmotorable terrains, continue to fasten their faith on the humble mule to ride and carry their supplies. In absence of roads, at least 7000 people living in Ralegeda and Dhuliput panchayats of this district heavily depend on this primitive means of transport to cross the terrains and reach downhill to collect their monthly PDS supply.

Odia film 'Khyanikaa - The Lost Idea' to release in city

Bhubaneswar: After screenings at more than 12 international film festivals across eight countries and being nominated to the Indian Panaroma section at the 48th IFFI, Odia film ‘Khyanikaa – The Lost Idea’ is all set to hit INOX Bhubaneswar on June 10. The 2017-made Odia language independent feature film written and directed by Amartya Bhattacharya […]

Modi speaks to Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries of Mayurbhanj through video conferencing

Women beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Mayurbhanj had an opportunity to interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing today.

Black panther spotted in Odisha for first time!

Bhubaneswar: For the first time in almost two decades, a black panther has been spotted in Odisha and caught on camera too, informed forest officials today. “A mother – cub duo has been spotted by the forest personnel about three to four times in the Hemagiri forest range of Sundergarh,” informed PCCF (Wildlife) Sandeep Tripathy. […]