Tag: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Paddy MSP hike demand: CM to join BJD’s sit-in protest in New Delhi

New Delhi: Reiterating their demand for a hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, the ruling BJD will stage a day-long demonstration at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on 8 January. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is also expected to join the protest, informed party’s Vice-President Prasanna Acharya. Addressing a presser held in New […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
Opposition tightens noose around Minister Pradeep Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: Upping the ante against Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister, Pradeep Maharathy over his controversial remarks hailing the acquittal of Pipili gang rape and murder case accused, the Opposition parties intensified their attack demanding his immediate ouster. Holding placards and shouting slogans against the minister and protesting the silence of CM Naveen Patnaik over the […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
Beneficiaries of ‘Jaga Mission’ return empty-handed in Balasore

Balasore: While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed land rights to landless slum dwellers through video conferencing as part of the ‘Jaga Mission’ in several districts of the State on Thursday, many beneficiaries in Balasore town returned empty-handed. Apart from Balasore, the programme was also launched in Puri, Boudh, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Ganjam and Dhenkanal districts by […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
Crime Branch probe ordered into Dhenkanal elephant deaths

Bhubaneswar/Dhenkanal: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the death of seven elephants due to electrocution near Kamalanga village under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday night. Expressing deep concern over the incident, the CM further ordered the concerned authorities to take appropriate action in case of any […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Mechanical sweeping on Bhubaneswar roads launched to check air pollution

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to cut down expenditure towards maintaining cleanliness and checking air pollution, mechanical sweeping will be carried out on identified roads of smart city Bhubaneswar from today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off the mechanical sweeping vehicle today during a special event in Bhubaneswar. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has signed an […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Nuakhai festival celebrated in Odisha; ‘Nabanna’ offered to Maa Samaleswari

Bhubaneswar: Festivities gripped Western parts of the State today as the people celebrated Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha with much pomp and grandeur. As per the ‘Lagna’, the season’s first crop ‘Nabanna’ was offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, between 8:10 am and 8:40 am today. “The rituals started at […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Senior BJD leader Dama Rout lambasts political colleagues

Bhubaneswar: As the dissent against senior party leader and ex-minister Damodar Rout continues to grow among BJD leaders for his alleged involvement in anti-party activities, Rout today once again lashed out at his political colleagues and brought in allegation of bias against him. Balikuda-Erasama BJD MLA Prashant Kumar Muduli and Jagatsinghpur district president Bishnu Charan […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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CM Naveen felicitates six hockey players from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday felicitated six hockey players from Odisha who were part of the Indian teams that bagged medals in the recently-concluded Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. At an event organised at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar, Patnaik gave away prize money of Rs 1 crore each to the four women […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Aparajita Sarangi
Naveen’s Pic At Vaccination Sites Indicates BJD’s ‘Insecurity And Narrow-Mindedness’, Says Aparajita; BJD Hits Back

The poster war between BJP and BJD at Covid vaccination centres across Odisha took a new turn today after BJP MP and party national spokesperson Aparajita Sarangi targeted the BJD-led State government over display of only Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s photographs on banners at vaccination sites.

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Changed Naveen silent on corruption: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is now a changed man as most of the key decisions of the government are now being taken by a handful of leaders and officers, stated former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda. Speaking at a discussion at New Delhi on Naveen Patnaik’s biography written by senior journalist Ruben Banerjee, […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Pradhan targets Odisha govt during 'Jabab Maguchhi Odisha' programme

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today came down heavily on the State government and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging failure in addressing several issues in Odisha. “Women are not safe in the State, unemployment is at all time high, conditon of tribals is worse and it is better not to talk about farmers so it […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Concerns raised over BJD’s 2019 poll prospects following high profile exits

Bhubaneswar: With one after another high profile leaders deserting the ruling-BJD camp, now concerns being raised over the prospects of the party during upcoming 2019 elections. After the exits of leaders like Rama Ranjan Baliarsing, Jayram Pangi, former Kendrapara MP and senior leader Jay Panda, ouster of senior leader Damodar Rout and recently resignation of […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
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Bilaspur jail inmate issues death threat to Odisha CM Patnaik for 'public attention'

Bhubaneswar: A letter issuing death threat to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was traced to have been sent by an inmate of Bilaspur district jail, a police official said Monday. The prisoner, Pushpendra Nath Chouhan (40), who had demanded Rs 50 crore from Patnaik confessed to have done it to garner “public attention” A letter […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
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Odisha CM seeks introduction of Bhubaneswar -Surat direct flight

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged the Civil Aviation ministry to introduce direct flight services between Odisha’s capital city and Surat citing that a sizeable population of non-resident Odias reside in Gujarat. In a letter to Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, CM Naveen said since there is no direct air connectivity […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Op-Ed: Forget Resting In Peace, Kunduli Girl!

Dear Kunduli Girl, Why did you do it? Why did you cook up the utterly baseless, mischievous and malicious story about your gang rape? Why did you try to malign our security forces, who are fighting the dreaded Maoists braving the hostile terrain, enduring immense hardships and risking their lives and limbs so that you […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021