Tag: Chief Minister

BJD MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik
'It’s now tough to meet CMs' - BJD MLA Soumya Patnaik’s statement triggers speculations

While addressing a gathering at the Law College as a guest, the scribe-cum-politician stated that law is equal for the Prime Minister and even a constable, but it is practically impossible to meet the Chief Ministers.

  • Sunday, 26 February 2023
MK Stalin
M.K. Stalin elected unopposed as DMK Chief for second time

Stalin appointed his younger sister Kanimozhi Karunanidhi to the post of Deputy General secretary of the party.

  • Sunday, 09 October 2022
Woman ends life after obscene video goes viral; Congress launches protest

Angul: Congress activists of the Angul unit today burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bantala area of Angul district demanding arrest of the youth who allegedly posted of an obscene video of a woman following which she ended her life. The agitators alleged that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has failed to provide […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
CM urges Centre to set up HC benches in western, southern Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and reiterated demand for establishment of permanent benches of the Orissa High Court in Western and Southern part of the State. In his letter, Patnaik requested the Centre to take an early decision regarding establishment of the HC benches in […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
CM Naveen puts forth slew of demands before 15th Finance Commission

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today presented before the 15th Finance Commission a slew of demands while suggesting an increase in tax devolution from 42% to 50% and cess and surcharges as part of the divisible pool here. During a meeting with 15th Finance Commission Chairman NK Singh and members of the commission, the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Demand for action against State Minister Pradeep Maharathy grows louder

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress today gave an ultimatum of two days to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for dismissal of Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy from the State Cabinet following the latter’s remarks on Pipili gang rape and murder verdict. President of the Mahila Congress, Sumitra Jena, said if the Chief Minister fails to take […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
BJD seeks donation from MLAs, MPs to bolster party war chest ahead of elections

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to augment party’s war chest ahead of the 2019 elections, BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked party legislators and MPs to donate at least one month’s salary to the party. In a letter to BJD office bearers, legislators and MPs, on the occasion of 21st foundation day of […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Ahead of 2019 elections; CM Naveen Patnaik woos Odias in Surat

Surat: In a bid to woo Odia voters in Surat, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a slew of measures during his visit to the city in Gujarat. Addressing a gathering during the Odisha Mahotsav in Surat, Patnaik said his government is trying to establish a Plus-II college for Odia students in Surat city. […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
satya nayak
Congress targets bureaucrat for inviting BJD men to govt function

Bhubaneswar: Congress today demanded dismissal of Pradipta Mohapatra, Additional Secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for allegedly violating the ‘All India Service Conduct Rules’. At a presser, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) Media Cell chief Satya Nayak today alleged that Mohapatra violated service conduct rules by directing the Kendrapara Collector and SP to invite all BJD […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Tree felling in Dhenkanal rocks Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Felling of trees to make way for a beer factory at Balarampur in Dhenkanal district rocked the Odisha Assembly today. Even though a directive has been issued by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to stop cutting of trees and cancel the allotment of land for a beer factory, the issue came up for debate in […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
CM Naveen's popularity declining fast, say surveys

Bhubaneswar: The popularity of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is waning very fast in Odisha if the Political Stock Exchange survey conducted by India Today and the India TV-CNX survey are anything to go by. The surveys also pointed out the decline in the support base of the ruling-BJD. The Political Stock Exchange survey conducted on […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Odisha Assembly
Winter session of Odisha Assembly likely to begin on stormy note

Bhubaneswar: The winter session of the Odisha Assembly scheduled to begin today is likely to be stormy affair as Opposition Congress has prepared a long list of issues to corner the ruling-BJD. Sources said Congress legislature party meeting decided to raise issues of farmers in the Assembly as the government prevented farmers to hold a […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
BSKY better than Ayushman Bharat: Odisha CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: A day after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan targeted the State government over deteriorating standards of healthcare services in the State, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took a jibe at the universal healthcare coverage scheme of the Centre. Patnaik stated aliments and accidents never occur only to those who are below poverty line (BPL) […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Crime Branch begins probe into Dhenkanal elephant deaths

Bhubaneswar: A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered a Crime Branch probe into death of seven elephants on Friday night, a four-member team of the State investigating agency today visited Dhenkanal and began a probe. As per reports, the team led by a DSP visited the office of the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) and […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Utkal Bharat party chief Kharavela Swain attacked during public meeting

Aul: Utkal Bharat party chief Kharavela Swain was allegedly attacked and manhandled during a public meeting in Aul today for targeting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in his speech. As per the charges levelled by Swain, some miscreants created ruckus when he spoke against the CM during a speech this afternoon. He was allegedly manhandled and […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021