The BJD has picked Alaka Mohanty, the widow Kishore Mohanty, as its candidate for the by-election while the BJP nominated former MLA Radharani Panda. The Congress party has fielded Kishore Chandra Patel as its candidate.
Aparajita Sarangi said residents of the city (Bhubaneswar) were waiting for the response of the State government in connection with omission of her name from guest list of the Bhubaneswar foundation day event.
Hanuman Jayanti, the birth of Hindu God Hanuman is also being celebrated across the State. Devotees have thronged temples to have darshan of Hanuman.
The urban poll results reflect an apparent public discontentment against the ruling party in Ganjam district.
A day after several senior administrative officials of the State government machinery called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to extend congratulations over BJD's landslide victory in the urban local body elections, the Odisha unit of BJP on Monday lashed out at the State's top bureaucracy and accused it of tarnishing the image of civil service ethics and code.
Hundreds of farmers from three Panchayats of Beguniapada Block in Ganjam, the home district of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, slept on the road throughout the night amid the winter chill protesting alleged inadequate procurement of paddy.
Congress workers hurl eggs at the vehicle of BJD leader, who was on his way to attend CM Naveen Patnaik's meeting at Bijepur
High drama unfolded during Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to Baripada in Mayurbhanj on Friday (Oct 22). A violent clash between workers of the ruling-BJD and opposition party members on Friday.
In a letter, CM Naveen said the State has identified the left-out eligible households through State-developed RH Portal observing the procedure similar to Aawaas+ in the 16 districts
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made an important announcements following an All-Party meeting chaired by the Speaker here in the city on Monday, directing ASHA workers to conduct door-to-door COVID survey from May 24.
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for waiving of charges towards deployment of Central Armed Police Forces…
Bhubaneswar: Giving a much needed boost to industrialization in the State, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated first of its kind, World Skill Centre in Bhubaneswar. While inaugurating the centre that will be used as a hub for all the government run ITIs, CM Naveen said, “Skill development has always been a priority for […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said many farmers in Odisha are unable to get financial assistance under the PM-KISAN scheme due to non-compliance of procedural requirements and sought the personal intervention of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in this regard. “Percentage of farmers receiving the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly on Tuesday convened for its Monsoon Session, with members seated as per the Covid-19 protocols. The session is slated to end on October 7. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attended the first day of the session through videoconference from his residence ‘Naveen Nivas’ here, while several Ministers and MLAs participated while sitting […]
Bhubaneswar: Flood has affected at least 14 lakh people across 20 districts of the State, the State Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena informed on Sunday. A total of 3256 villages under 896 Gram Panchayats in 112 blocks have been hit due to massive flood resulting in the wake of incessant rainfall due to back to […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged the people of Odisha & Odias across the globe to boost the morale of COVID-warriors by singing ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ on May 30 at 5:30 PM, the Opposition BJP and Congress today came up with a request, wanting to see the CM as the choirmaster of […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished people on the occasion of Easter and prayed that the day gives strength to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. “Best wishes to everyone on the special occasion of Easter. We remember the noble thoughts of Lord Christ, especially his unwavering commitment to empowering the poor and needy. […]
Bhubaneswar: In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak in India, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to PM Narendra Modi requesting the Central government to review the decision for Census 2021 initiative & updation of National Population Register throughout the country. Also Read: Centre Rejects Odisha’s Request Of Caste-Based Census! In the letter, CM Naveen Patnaik […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched 26 industrial projects worth Rs 5,567 crore. Patnaik did the ground-breaking for 23 industrial units across various sectors and inaugurated three others. The projects will create more than 9,000 employment opportunities in the state. “Our state has seen unprecedented industrialization during the past 20 years. During […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday spoke to the BSF constable Mohammad Anees, whose house was burnt down during the communal violence in Delhi. Expressing grief over the incident, Patnaik announced a relief of Rs 10 lakh for Anees from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. CM @Naveen_Odisha expressed sadness over burning down of […]
Bhubaneswar: BJD doesn’t fight election to win, it fights to win the love of 4.5 crore Odias, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Wednesday after being re-elected as the president of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the eighth consecutive term. Returning officer of the ruling party Pratap Dev announced Patnaik’s name as […]
Bhubaneswar: The death of a five-year-old boy, who reportedly lost his life while being taken to hospital after the ambulance got stuck in heavy traffic in Bhubaneswar has led to public outrage in the State with several asking as to what happened to CM Naveen’s assurance of an ambulance corridor. In September 2015, CM Naveen […]
Cuttack: The ring road surrounding Cuttack will be expanded to a six-lane way, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced while reviewing developmental projects at Hadia Patha in the Millennium City on Thursday. Patnaik announced a slew of new projects including a new decongestion plan to build an ecologically viable residential project on the 424 acres of […]
Bhubaneswar: Even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a rally in the national capital, said that the Citizenship law and NRC will not affect any Indian citizen of any religion in the country, protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) were held in several parts of Odisha on Monday. Members of Anjuman-e-Islamia launched a […]
Puri: With an aim to boost tourism and attract more foreign tourists to Odisha, the State government has started the Eco Retreat carnival along the Puri-Konark marine drive which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. The 49-day event is being organised on the Ramachandi beach, and will continue till January 31. The marine […]
Bhubaneswar: Speaking on the preparedness of very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the government is fully prepared for it. “We are fully prepared for the cyclone. We are expecting some heavy rains in some of the coastal districts. But, the cyclone will be moving towards Bangladesh,” said the Chief […]
Bhubaneswar: In a major development, Odisha CMO today informed that the government schools as well as the government-aided schools, will now have the same set of question papers for students from class I to VIII from the current academic session. Taking to Twitter, CMO mentioned about the government’s decision while adding that the State government’s […]
Bargarh: The Bijepur Assembly constituency has turned into a political cauldron with the three major political parties- BJD, BJP and Congress- leaving no stone unturned to attract voters’ attention to win the bypoll which is scheduled to be held on October 21. BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday raised the tempo […]
Bhubaneswar: The BJP and the Congress on Saturday came down heavily on Odisha government alleging that the new farmers’ empowerment plan of the ruling-BJD is another attempt to hide the failure of KALIA scheme. KALIA scheme is a part of Odisha government’s farmers’ empowerment plan of August 2018. After being failed to properly implement the […]
Bhubaneswar: Following the direction of the Odisha government to complete the digitisation of Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) beneficiaries on a war-footing, the BJP today alleged that the beneficiaries of different schemes in the State are being selected on party lines. “It may be the Madhu Babu Pension Yojana or the old age pension scheme, […]
Bhubaneswar: While the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) aims at making governance more people-centric in Odisha through its ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative by seeking direct feedback from citizens, OTV was at various police stations and government hospitals for a reality check on the dial-a-feedback scheme. OTV team reached SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack and […]
Bhubaneswar: With the hope to boost their people outreach efforts, major political parties in Odisha- BJD, BJP and Congress- today celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by launching padayatras to reach out to people. All the three parties reportedly tried to show their strength ahead of the upcoming by-election in the State and […]
Bhubaneswar: After ordering a crackdown on middlemen (dalals) fleecing vulnerable patients in hospitals across the State, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has now asked the Regional Transport Officers (RTOs) to curb interference of middlemen in issuance of driving licences and other vehicle-related documents at the transport offices. Chairing a meeting of the district Collectors, SPs […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha constituted a four-member election coordination team for Bijepur bypoll, Congress MLA Tara Bahinipati today tagged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as ‘beiman’ and ‘traitor’ for vacating Bijepur Assembly seat. However, former MLA Rita Sahu was fast enough to hit back stating that several developmental works […]
Bhubaneswar: Even though the Centre is justifying the steep fines collected under the new amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act 2019, Odisha government is planning to slash the penalties. Transport Department secretary G Srinivas on Wednesday hinted at such a possible reduction in the days to come. During his surprise visit to the RTO-I office in […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday felicitated two school kids–SK Tasif Raja and Md Soyaib of Fazalpur village in Jajpur district, for showing exemplary courage in saving a six-year-old boy from drowning in a pond. Patnaik felicitated the duo with study materials including dictionary and grammar book during a ceremony held at the […]
Bhubaneswar: Hours after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced several developmental projects on the occasion of Local Self Governance Day today, Opposition parties criticised the move and termed it vote bank politics of the ruling-BJD to win confidence of urban voters ahead of civic body polls in the State. While attending a state-level function at Lok […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: More than three months have passed since cyclone Fani struck the Odisha coast but the state is yet to recover fully from its effects. People in several villages of Puri district, which was the worst affected by the calamity, are still struggling to rebuild their damaged houses. Power continues to play […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday released a damage assessment report on cyclone Fani which estimates the total damage and loss at Rs 24,176 crore and recovery needs at Rs 29,315 crore. The Cyclone Fani – Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment (DLNA) report will contribute towards expediting the reconstruction and recovery processes in […]
Bhubaneswar: Even though the BJP (in Parliament) urged that the ‘Triple Talaq Bill’ should not be seen through a political prism or vote bank politics because it aims at ensuring gender dignity, justice and equality, the Congress on Wednesday slammed the ruling-BJD for extending support to the NDA constituents. Raising the issue in Odisha Assembly […]