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India voices concerns on high crude prices to Saudi Arabia

New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has conveyed India’s concerns over rising crude oil prices and its effect on the domestic fuel rates in his meeting with Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy, Khalid Al-Falih, an official said. Speaking to Al-Falih here on Saturday, Pradhan talked of the need for uninterrupted supplies of crude oil and LPG […]

BJP launches poll campaign with Vijay Sankalp Yatra

Bhubaneswar/Angul: Ahead of general elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today kicked off its poll campaign in Odisha by taking out ‘Vijay Sankalp Yatra’ across the State. As part of the yatra, the party has set a target to organise 5,000 meetings beginning today till March 17. Rallies and public meetings will be organised in all […]

Promising to oust 'corruption dipped' BJD, Damodar Rout joins BJP

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: After months of speculations, senior leader and former BJD Minister Damodar Rout today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the party headquarters in New Delhi. Rout, who was expelled from the BJD in September last year after he brought a slew of corruption allegations against the ruling-BJD government in Odisha, joined the […]

After dumping BJD, Balabhadra Majhi dons saffron cap

Bhubaneswar: Bringing the curtains down on all speculations, sitting Nabarangpur MP BalabhadraMajhi, who resigned from primary membership of BJD only a couple of days ago, officially joined the BJP in New Delhion Saturday. Majhi joined the saffron party in the presence of Union Tribal Minister JualOram and Union Petroleum Minister DharmendraPradhan, BJP’s National Vice-President Baijayant […]

Chowkidar Narendra Modi a hit, others follow

New Delhi: A day after launching the “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)” campaign on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday changed the title of his Twitter account to “Chowkidar Narendra Modi”. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah followed with “Chowkidar Amit Shah” and tweeted: “The one who made cleanliness a […]

Odisha government officials threatening politicians: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today cautioned officers for allegedly threatening political leaders by asking them to depose before the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch. Around four-five non-Odia officers are hatching conspiracy in the State, alleged Pradhan adding that political leaders are being threatened at the STF office. During the ‘Mishrana Parva’ […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
  • BJP
'Resurrection' in mind, Kharbela dons saffron cap again!

Bhubaneswar: German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer had said “Every reunion is a hint of resurrection.” And it seems BJP and Kharbela Swain have taken the words of Schopenhauer a tad seriously. Both, in a bid to ‘ resurrect’ an alternative to challenge the incumbent Naveen-led BJD Government in the upcoming 2019 elections, have reunited. And the […]

Will simmering discontent mar BJP’s prospects in Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Elections are all about chemistry and arithmetic… And the BJP is well aware how the ruling-BJD is on a strong footing in Odisha on both counts. While BJD is harping on CM Naveen Patnaik’s popularity, strong vote base and huge cadre, the State BJP seems to have ‘miscalculated’ its moves to checkmate the Naveen […]

Elections 2019: Former minister Raghunath Mohanty joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and former minister Raghunath Mohanty joined the BJP today at the saffron party’s Odisha headquarters in Bhubaneswar. Raghunath joined the BJP at party’s Mishrana Parba in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, party’s national vice-president Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda and several other senior leaders. Raghunath is most likely to be fielded from […]

'Naveen's women empowerment talk reeks of duplicity'

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today termed BJD president and Chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s assertion on women empowerment as mere double talk, especially when BJD chief had allotted ticket to a person who shielded an accused involved in Pipili minor girl rape incident. “Hearing you sermonizing on women empowerment reeks of duplicity. The memory of […]

Naveen fighting elections issue-less: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday hit out at Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik stating that the CM is fighting an issue-less election as the BJD has no other agenda except citing Central-negligence. Speaking to the media, Pradhan said, “Even after 19 years of rule, Naveen babu and the BJD have […]

BJP promises rice, dal & salt at Re 1; BJD calls it 'biggest lie'

Cuttack: In a bid to woo voters, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today announced that BJP will provide food articles at Rs 1 if the party is voted to power in Odisha. “If the BJP comes to power in Odisha, it will provide 5 kg rice, 500 grams dal salt at Rs 1. Nearly, 3.26 crore […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJD
Naveen's CM poser, Dharmendra's 'sop-opera': An attempt to press 'score' button!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha politics  witnessed a mutagenic turn of events on Saturday, when CM Naveen Patnaik for the first time in last 19-years made lack of CM candidate of an opposition party a big poll issue this elections. Why this is significant because, BJD so far has never given a damn on CM candidate of other […]

BJD, BJP war of words hots up ahead of second phase polls

Berhampur: Ahead of simultaneous polls in Ganjam district on April 18, ruling-BJD and BJP today engaged in a war of words accusing each other of patronising criminals. Targeting BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held Patnaik responsible for the rise in criminal activities in the district. Confidantes of the chief […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJD
Dharmendra Pradhan engages in verbal spat with cops; video goes viral  

Bhubaneswar: A video showing Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan engaging in a verbal spat with police officials at Burla in Sambalpur after landing at the MCL helipad yesterday has gone viral. According to sources, some police officials wanted to inspect the helicopter in which Pradhan had arrived. Subsequently, a heated argument broke out between the Union […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJD
'Parivartan' will ensure safety for women & children of Odisha: Jay Panda

Kendrapara: BJP national vice president Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda today came down heavily on the Odisha government alleging that in the last 19 years of BJD rule, the State’s development has taken a backseat and people have witnessed an unabated increase in crime. Addressing a huge public gathering at Karilopatana in Patkura Assembly constituency of Kendrapara, […]

'Scared' Naveen terrorising poor people: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: In a sharp reaction to CM Naveen’s accusation that BJP government will stop all welfare schemes in Odisha, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today lambasted CM Naveen and charged him of terrorising people out of the fear of loss. “Arguments, discussions and differences are common in a democracy but when top leaders start terrorising […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJP
Modi visits Odisha only for votes: CM Naveen

Balasore: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the exit of Naveen Patnaik is certain, the BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister today hit back at the PM saying that Modi never stood with people of the State in difficult times. “PM Modi did not come to Odisha when the State suffered huge […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
  • 2019
BJD workers resorting to Goondaism is cowardice: BJP

Kendrapara: In another example of gross misuse of power, workers of the ruling-BJD today allegedly resorted to goondaism while opposing the Vijay Sankalp Samabesh of BJP at Kerilo Handibhanga ground in Mahanga area of Kendrapara today. As per reports, BJP national vice president Baijayant Panda along with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP’s Mahanga MLA […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
  • BJD
Pradhan trains gun at Naveen; slams for unleashing 'terror' in Kendrapara

Bhubaneswar: With the campaigning for the fourth and final phase in Odisha coming to an end today evening, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has gone with all guns blazing at CM Naveen Patnaik. The ruling BJD has camped party’s senior leaders and workers from across the State in Kendrapara. The ruling party did so to […]