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Shivraj Singh ends his indefinite fast

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday ended his indefinite fast, which he launched on Saturday here, for restoration of peace in his state rocked by agitation of farmers and violence. Former Chief Minister Kailash Joshi offered Chouhan coconut water to help him break his two-day-old fast at the Dussehra Maidan here. Chouhan […]

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Madhya Pradesh CM begins 'peace' fast

Bhopal: Amid spiralling protest by Madhya Pradesh farmers, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday began his indefinite fast here that will continue “until peace is restored”. The Chief Minister sat down on fast at the BHEL Dussehra Maidan here at 11 a.m. He will also run his government from the venue, an official said. […]

Commissionerate police gives teeth to PCR fleet

  Bhubaneswar: The residents in twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar can expect a ‘prompt response’ from the police as Commissionerate Police on Tuesday replaced several old and worn-out vehicles from its PCR system with new equipped ones. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off 17 new PCR vehicles including five motorcycle patrolling bikes of Commissionerate […]

BJP will form next government in Bengal: Jharkhand CM

Kolkata: Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of being oblivious of the principals of governance, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday exuded confidence that the BJP will form the next government in the state. “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form government in Bengal. I am 200 per cent sure about it,” Das […]

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CM demands express train named after Buxi Jagabandhu

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday reiterated Odisha’s demand of an express train in the name of Buxi Jagabandhu, legendary freedom fighter of the state. In a letter to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today, Patnaik urged the Centre for introduction of Humsafar type new AC express train from Khurda road to Mumbai via Sambalpur. […]

Fourth test, 3rd innings of Naveen Government: Points to cheer about

On May 21, Naveen Patnaik led Biju Janta Dal (BJD) government completed third year in its fourth test and it has presented a list of achievements to flaunt and celebrate. However, the road ahead for BJD doesn’t present a rosy picture in the backdrop of simmering fault lines erupting with several senior leaders questioning the […]

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Produce trained doctors, not Munna Bhai MBBS: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Government should focus on quality medical education for producing trained doctors, not ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in his reaction to the ongoing political tug of war over Baripada Medical College. Both BJD and BJP are now vying with each other to take credit for the permission accorded to the […]

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Baripada Medical College, a dream come true for Mayurbhanj: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the ongoing construction work at Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College at Baripada which was recently allowed to undertake admissions by the Supreme Court’s Oversight Mandate Committee. Patnaik during his suprise visit to Baripada took stock of the progress of the construction work and held […]

GST, a major comprehensive financial reform: CM

Bhubaneswar: A special session of Odisha Legislative Assembly will meet tomorrow to discuss the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) bill, a mandatory requisite that needs to be followed before the proposed nationwide implementation of uniform GST. The special session will be held on May 18 and 19, official sources said on Wednesday. Ahead of […]

Soumya Ranjan’s meeting with Naveen raises eyebrows

Bhubaneswar: Amid fast changing political situation in Odisha, Ama Odisha Party (AOP) Chief Soumya Ranjan Patnaik called upon Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at latter’s residence on Saturday. The meet has led to speculation among several people in the state as they see a new possible alliance between the two parties. However, AOP chief clearly […]

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MP Baijayant Panda removed as BJD spokesperson

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and CM Naveen Patnaik, continuing his party reorganisation exercise, effected  two important changes including removal of Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda from the post of Parliamentary party spokesperson today. The other change came in the form of party spokesperson and Barchana MLA Amar Satpathy, who recently voiced his disappointment over no leaders from […]

Ministry Reshuffle: 10 New Ministers take oath, 2 elevated to cabinet rank

Bhubaneswar: Ten ministers including six new faces from Biju Janta Dal (BJD) were inducted into the Naveen Patnaik cabinet at the oath taking ceremony held at Odisha Raj Bhavan here in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Two senior leaders–Steel and mines minister Prafulla Mallick and commerce and transport minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi were also elevated to the […]

10 Ministers to be inducted today

Bhubaneswar: Ten leaders of Biju Janta Dal (BJD) would be inducted as ministers in Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik cabinet here on Sunday. The swearing in ceremony is scheduled to be held at Abhishek hall in Raj Bhavan at 09:20 am, official sources said. Out of the ten leaders who will take oath, 6 have been […]

Will these names be strong contenders for Naveen’s new cabinet?

Bhubaneswar: After eight ministers resigned from Naveen Patnaik cabinet, stated to be the largest reshuffle so far, all eyes are now on the probable replacements. Among the names that are likely to figure in the new cabinet include Amar Satpathy, Debasish Nayak, Sashi Bhusan Behera, Maheswar Mohanty, Prafulla Samal ,Ranendra Pratap Swain,  Rabi Narayan Mohapatra, […]

Sanjay Dasburma resigns, other ministers to follow suit

Bhubaneswar: The process for the much-awaited expansion-cum-reshuffle of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Cabinet has started with Food and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma tendering his resignation here on Saturday. Though the ministry reshuffle is likely to be held tomorrow, 10 ministers in the existing Naveen Patnaik cabinet are expected to be dropped while some ministers […]

Expansion or reshuffle, Naveen to take a call on revamp soon

Bhubaneswar: Keeping all apprehensions at bay, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday cleared the air by indicating that expansion-cum-reshuffle of cabinet could happen anytime. The decision gains prominence to counter the BJP that is eyeing to make rapid inroads in BJD bastions in state. Patnaik while replying to a question on whether he would rule […]

BJD comeback call: Dilip Ray keeps everyone guessing

Bhubaneswar: Further fueling speculation about a possible comeback of estranged leaders to BJD, senior BJP leader Dilip Ray on Thursday kept everyone guessing by not clearly stating his intentions of rejoining the party, though he did not rule out the possibility either. “What will I say on the issue as it is an internal matter […]

Fate of Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College & Hospital hangs in balance

Mayurbhanj: Uncertainty now looms large over the admission and academics for newly set up Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital even as the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be held on May 7. The medical college is yet to get necessary approvals for academics as the Medical Council of India […]

Mahtab’s 2nd Op-ed creates ripples again in BJD

Bhubaneswar: Five days after BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab ruffled party leaders through his column in a vernacular daily, the veteran parliamentarian has once again shaken the tectonic plates in the party in another writeup today. Besides criticising some party leaders like Damodar Rout and Surya Narayan Patro, Mahatab also blamed news channels for ‘amplifying’ his […]

Sita Bibaha: From reels to pages, the legacy continues

Bhubaneswar:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday unveiled the screenplay of Odisha’s first film ‘Sita Bibaha’ in the form of a book to mark the 81st anniversary of the release of the movie that gave impetus to the film industry. The screenplay of the movie has been adapted and complied by Odisha Cine Critics Association […]

Development momentum on right track in Odisha: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: After being pushed to the wall, it was the turn of the ruling Biju Janta Dal (BJD) led by Chief Minister and party supremo Naveen Patnaik to target BJP on several issues. While addressing the party leaders and activists on the occasion of the death anniversary of Biju Patnaik on Monday, Naveen said that […]

CM felicitates bravehearts, freezes moment with a selfie

Bhubaneswar: On Thursday, probably for the first time, CM Naveen patnaik clicked a selfie with seven year old Pinki Dalei of Kendrapara, who fought a crocodile to save her sister Basanti few days ago. The CM lauded efforts of Pinki who saved her sister, the victim of attack, of Bankula village of the district and […]

2 companies of RAF to be deployed in Bhadrak

New Delhi: The Centre on Sunday agreed to Odisha Government’s request for deployment of additional two companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) keeping in view the palpable tension in Bhadrak following posting some objectionable religious remarks against deities on social media. Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had discussed the situation in Bhadrak with Union Home […]

CM launches Theme song, Smart ID card on Police Foundation Day

Cuttack: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a ‘theme song’ on the occasion of its 82nd Foundation Day celebrations of Odisha Police at the Reserve Police Lines in Cuttack on Saturday. The theme song has been composed by Sarat Nayak and its music has been given by Subrat Routrary. A zero tolerance policy towards various anti-social […]

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CBI files chargesheet against Himachal CM, others

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a chargesheet against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and others in connection with a disproportionate assets case. The CBI filed the chargesheet before Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal. The Delhi High Court, earlier on Friday, dismissed the plea of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and […]