Tag: Damodar Rout

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No let up in BJD war of words despite CM’s gag order

A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reportedly warned his ministerial colleagues soon after a cabinet meeting at the State Secretariat here on Tuesday against giving media statements on issues affecting BJD’s interests, senior leaders of the ruling party were involved in a war of words on Wednesday

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CBI should not prolong chit fund probe: Dama

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader Damodar Rout on Wednesday said the CBI, which is probing the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha, should not prolong its investigation indefinitely. The statement of Rout came in the wake of opposition political parties demanding a CBI probe into the link of senior BJD leader and Food Supply and Consumer […]

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Young are senior, we are elder: Dama

Cuttack: In a visible anguish over the meeting of four young ministers with chief minister Naveen Patnaik, senior BJD leader and minister Damodar Rout today commented on the young guns that they are considered as most seniors in the cabinet now-a-days. On the sidelines of a programme here in the city, the Excise minister said […]

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Dama, Bishnu cross swords over Rajashree Mallick

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Cooperation minister Damodar Rout (Dama) and Jagatsinghpur BJD president Bishnu Das have crossed swords over Tirtol MLA Rajashree Mallick. After Bishnu alleged that Rajashree had links with dreaded criminals Dhalasamant Brothers and with the Congress; Dama hit back saying Bishnu is agitated as he is unable to garner funds from […]

After Lulu-Dasburma, Dama-Sarkhel lock horns

Bhuabaneswar: Just as the war of words between Congress’ Lulu Mohapatra and BJD’s Sanjay Dasburma was starting to fade away from public consciousness, another standoff has kicked-off – this one between Cooperation minister Damodar Rout and Congress’ Bapi Sarkhel. Sarkhel has alleged that Rout and his family had received favors from scam-tainted chit fund company […]

Dama Rout wades into Lulu-Sanjay spat; embarrasses BJD

With the war of words between senior Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar (Lulu) Mahapatra and his arch-rival and BJD minister Sanjay Dasburma reaching a crescendo, veteran BJD leader and minister Damodar Rout today added fuel to the fire saying that these two leaders are not free from criminal activities

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State police hand in glove with Ramesh Jena: BJD MP

Bhubaneswar: The recent arrest of former Congress MLA Ramesh Jena in connection with a bomb explosion case took a dramatic turn on Tuesday after parliamentarian Ladu Kishore Swain of BJD alleged the State police had helped the former to expand his crime empire. To make things worse for the ruling party, Excise minister Damodar Rout, […]

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Biju centenary: Dama locks horns with party again

Bhubaneswar: Even as the war of words between BJD vice president Damodar Rout and his party over Biju birth centenary celebration is yet to die down, the former today came up with a statement that is bound to further strain his already sour relationship with the ruling party. Rout today levelled an allegation that the […]

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Odisha set to observe Biju Patnaik birth centenary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is all set to pay tribute to the legendary statesman and former chief minister Biju Patnaik on his birth centenary tomorrow. The state government has made elaborate arrangements for the purpose. Huge billboards and hoardings with life-size images of Biju Patnaik dot the landscape of Bhubaneswar ahead of tomorrow’s centenary celebrations. A grand […]

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Dama draws party’s ire over Biju centenary fete, again!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cooperation minister Damodar Rout has once again drawn criticism from his own party members for his remarks on the birth centenary celebrations of former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik at Paradip on March 5. While Rout opined that members of other parties should also be allowed to participate in the centernary celebrations, the remark […]

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Biju centenary fete at Paradip pits Dama against party

A war of words ensued between BJD spokesperson Pratap Jena and Minister Damodar Rout on Monday over the birth centenary celebrations of former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik at Paradip on March 5

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National leaders to attend Biju birth centenary on Mar 5

Paradip: The birth centenary of former chief minister Biju Patnaik will be celebrated in a grand manner here on March 5. The Biju Memorial Trust, which has been celebrating the birthday of the late leader, informed newsmen today at a press meet here that the event will not be a party programme but solely a […]

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IOCL ceremony BJP’s ‘party programme': Rout

BJD MLA from Paradip and minister Damodar Rout on Sunday alleged that the BJP had transformed the IOCL function into a party progarmme at Paradip today

Porn video issue: Dama’s statement puts BJD in a fix

While the opposition Congress and BJP members remained absent in the State Assembly on Wednesday protesting the weeklong suspension of Congress member Naba Das from the House by the Speaker for allegedly watching porn video clippings, the statement of senior BJD leader and Excise and Cooperation minister Damodar Rout has put the ruling party in a fix

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'Big corporates, govt should extend cooperation to MSMEs'

Small scale industries can flourish in Odisha if big corporate houses and government extend support and cooperation, state Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Minister Damodar Rout has said

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