Between 2017 - 2022, the two political constants in Odisha - CM Naveen Patnaik and PM Narendra Modi - remain. Controversies hit Naveen more than PM Modi. Beneficiaries hold the key
Odisha government kept on showering their favours to different segments of the voters ranging from Anganwadi workers to overaged aspirants for government jobs. Some favours costing hundreds of crores of rupees to the state exchequer kept rolling out of Naveen government’s gift box without even a demand for it.
Drawing lessons from 2017, CM Patnaik enacted 'Sop' opera to win over teachers, water scarcity hit villages and unemployed
The ubiquitous 5T model of the Naveen Patnaik Government is akin to the elephant for blind men, with different meaning to different people.
The video clip showing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik praying Lord Jagannath has set the political temperature soaring with the Opposition parties alleging that the ruling party has played the same card it had played during the 2019 general elections in order to woo voters as the Panchayat and the Civic body elections are round the corner.
A high of 73 percent of gram panchayats are unbanked in Odisha since long, CM Patnaik announced in Odisha, 24-hrs after PM Modi's meet with Bank Sakhi's in UP
Over 65 per cent of the coal in Odisha is being supplied by the Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) to power plants in other states, resulting in local industries facing coal deficit, Mishra said in a letter to Patnaik, urging him to take steps to bring normalcy.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday advised 153 newly-recruited Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officers to discharge their duties judiciously, with honesty and integrity.
Odisha has achieved yet another significant milestone in the fight against Covid-19 as more than 2 crore people have received the second dose of vaccine, Patnaik said in a tweet.
Patnaik has also urged the State Police to enforce the Covid safety protocols strictly.
Earlier on Thursday, Patnaik had announced special Covid assistance for newspaper hawkers in the State. Under the scheme, each registered hawker will get an assistance of Rs 6,000 which will benefit around 7000 registered hawkers across the State.
Chief Minister touring various Districts for distribution of the Smart Cards for the BSKY immediately after the last Assembly session ( which he did not attend) was adjourned much before the schedule makes many wonder if it’s intended to garner political dividends in the impending Elections to the ULBs and PRIs.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated the longest bridge of Odisha on river Mahanadi. Built at a cost of Rs 111 crore, the 'T-Setu' of T’Bridge will enhance connectivity and immensely benefit people of Cuttack and Khordha districts.
CM Naveen first inaugurated 40 projects worth Rs 93.28 crore and laid the foundation stones for 95 projects worth Rs 1,474.88 crore in Cuttack. Later, he visited Begunia in Khordha district, where he inaugurated 126 projects
The projects are spread over various sectors including roads, bridges, drainage, education, health, livelihood, irrigation, energy, women and child development.
CM Naveen Patnaik faced sharp protest from Opposition parties during his visit to Ganjam, his own constituency district, on Sunday (Dec 12). Patnaik had visited Ganjam for launching of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) smart card distribution in the district.
BJP activists took out a roadshow and raised ‘Naveen Patnaik go back’ slogans alleging the CM's inaction in lady teacher Mamita Meher murder case in Kalahandi district.
Hon'ble Odisha Chief Minister finding time to be present in the Kalinga Stadium for the recently concluded Junior men’s Hockey World Cup Tournament but not able to attend the winter session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly raises important constitutional issues and merits a discussion.
The members of BJP and BJD faced off on Thursday during the foundation laying ceremony of new railway station building at Balasore ahead of CM Naveen’s visit to the town tomorrow.
Women are not safe in Odisha under the BJD government. The party has failed to ensure women’s safety, says senior BJP leader Golak Mohapatra.
Over 70 lakh women of 6 lakh SHGs have joined the Mission Shakti movement across the State.
Odisha ST and SC Development Minister, Jagannath Saraka and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Attabira, Snehangini Churia received a shower of eggs on their carcade on Saturday
The Prevention Of Corruption Act 1988 mandates a prison term of no less than 3 -years and a maximum of 7-years. But 99 percent corrupt in Odisha sentenced below 3-yr jail term. The result is 95 percent got bail on the plea of appeal and live in comfort homes
The fifth term of Naveen Patnaik which made him the longest serving Chief Minister of the State has seen an alleged change in his position with regards to corruption and crime.
As per observers, the front runners are senior IPS officers Manoj Chhabra and Santosh Upadhaya. But it all depends on CM Naveen Patnaik. Because CM has the luxury to pick one from 3 names recommended by UPSC