Tag: Cm Naveen

Utilisation of DMF for 'aspirational districts' in Odisha questioned by BJD, Congress

Bhubaneswar: After the proposal of the Centre to use District Mineral Fund (DMF) for the development of the eight identified ‘aspirational districts’ from Odisha, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday lashed out at the BJP-led Central government accusing it of maintaining double standards in its much hyped ‘aspirational districts’ programme. Targeting NITI Aayog and […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha CM supports PM's appeal for simultaneous elections

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for simultaneous elections in the country. Speaking to media, Patnaik said that his government has decided to extend support because it is in the very interest of the people and the country at large. “Elections are essential in a […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Decision on official tag to 'Bande Utkala Janani' soon: Minister

Bhubaneswar: A day after voices demanding state song status to ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ grew louder in Odisha, Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda on Saturday assured that the government will take an appropriate decision in this regard soon. Speaking to media persons, Panda said that all have high respect for the song irrespective of where it […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Voices demanding state song status to 'Bande Utkala Janani' grow louder

Bhubaneswar: Days after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik played the ‘hockey card’, protestors under the banner of ‘Ame Odia’ organisation took to streets today demanding state song status to ‘Bande Utkala Janani.’ It is unfortunate that the song which had stirred the souls of Odias during the fight for a separate province is yet to […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
CM Naveen's new strategy to boost national appeal?

Bhubaneswar: After seeking inclusion of ‘non-violence’ in the Preamble, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s demand for an official notification to recognize hockey as the national game has created quite some ripples. While many support him, others believe such activism of the Odisha CM is a planned strategy to promote ‘Brand Naveen’ at a national level […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha Chief Secretary holding closed-door pre-election meetings: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday alleged that the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is holding pre-election meetings behind closed doors with various officials at the behest of a specific IAS officer. Addressing a presser, BJP spokesperson Pitambar Acharya raised questions over the closed-door meetings of government officials including chief secretary Aditya Padhi in […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Dama Rout fires fresh salvo at State government

Bhubaneswar: Former minister and senior BJD leader Damodar Rout today fired a fresh salvo at the ruling party saying that if governance of Odisha is handled by a young MLA and a government official then it’s unfortunate. “It is the job of the leader to control and if something his out of control, whose fault […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Missing Ratna Bhandar Key: War of words between BJP & BJD continues

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar:  Continuing with its strategy to corner Odisha government, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Monday once again trained its gun on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over missing of Ratna Bhandar keys seeking his clarification whether the key is actually lost or has intentionally been misplaced. Addressing a presser in Cuttack, BJP spokesperson Pitambar Acharya said […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Missing Ratna Bhandar key: Dharmendra targets Odisha CM again

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan once again targeted Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his silence over the missing Ratna Bhadar key of Puri Srimandir. Talking to newsmen, Pradhan stated that CM knows everything and his silence is a matter of concern as already Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has expressed concern over the sensitive issue. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Loot at Bhubaneswar airport: NRI seeks Sushma Swaraj, CM Naveen's help

Bhubaneswar: NRI Neeraj Chandan, who was allegedly robbed of cash and other valuables worth lakhs of rupees after he arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar a few days ago, has sought intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the matter. In a tweet, Neeraj today sought […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
'Brand Naveen shines from outside, loopholes within'

Bhubaneswar: While Brand Naveen still remains the Biju Janata Dal’s biggest strength, his party members working at the lower level have lost the credibility due to corruption and hooliganism, Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda was quoted saying during a recent interview to a national magazine before he tendered his resignation to the party supremo. Though […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
CM begins review of departments

Bhubaneswar: With the ruling BJD inching close to complete its fourth year of current term in office, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today started reviewing performances of the departments in a phased manner. Patnaik, in a letter to all Ministers had informed that the review will be held in presence of Secretaries of the departments concerned. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
'Police forced me to put blame on MP Baijayant Panda'

Bhubaneswar: Sonalika Mohanty, who was detained on Thursday by police while attempting to stage dharna in front of the official residence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s private secretary VK Pandian, leveled serious allegations against police today stating that she was forced and even slapped to speak against Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda. Speaking at […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik joins BJD

Bhubaneswar: The 1979 batch IPS officer, Arup Patnaik, who served as the Commissioner of Mumbai Police, joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Bhubaneswar today. Arup joined the ruling-BJD in presence of party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “Arup will prove to be a valuable asset for the party,” said CM Naveen. I have […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Jayanarayan Mishra alleges conspiracy by CM Naveen, Pandian

Sohela: Senior BJP leader and former minister Jayanarayan Mishra today accused Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his private secretary V Karthikeyan Pandian of hatching a conspiracy to get him arrested in connection with the Sohela Banabira firing case. The senior leader after appearing before the Civil Judge Junior Division court today in connection with […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021