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Tag: Hartal

Aadhaar, Dabba, Hartal, Shaadi Make It To Oxford Dictionary

New Delhi: The latest edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary features 26 new Indian English words, including Aadhaar, chawl, dabba, hartal and shaadi. The 10th edition of the dictionary, which was launched on Friday, has 384 Indian English words and incorporates over 1,000 new words such as chatbot, fake news and microplastic. The dictionary […]

Even CM shared my displeasure over violence during ‘hartal’: MP Baijayant

Sambalpur: Clarifying his statements on violence during BJD’s ‘hartal’, MP Baijayant Panda today said the controversy cropped up because he sided with truth and even party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik shared similar displeasure over the hooliganism. Baijayant had criticised the violence during BJD’s ‘hartal’ called in protest against fuel price rise on Twitter […]

MP Baijayant Panda
Violence is wrong, party misguided, stresses Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Maintaining his stand on violence during Monday’s ‘Hak Pain Hartal’ as wrong, MP Baijayant once again took to twitter to stress that the BJD is being misguided by many. He cited a newspaper report published in an Odia daily on Wednesday to make his point clear. Tagging the report which highlighted CM Naveen Patnaik’s […]

BJD's 'hartal' turns violent, public inconvenienced

Bhubaneswar: BJD Supremo Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s claims of a peaceful ‘hartal’ to protest fuel price hike have fallen flat with violence reported from several places by party activists. Public was inconvenienced, several vehicles vandalised, women and journalists misbehaved and even ambulances carrying patients were rerouted. Roads were blocked across the Capital city and all […]

BJD to observe 'hartal' tomorrow to protest fuel price hike

Bubaneswar: Protesting hike in price of petrol and diesel, the Biju Janata Dal has called for a five-hour hartal at all blocks and district headquarters across the State tomorrow. Emergency services like hospitals have been excluded from the hartal even though it will be completely peaceful, BJD spokesperson Sanjay Dasburma said. “The hartal will be […]

BJD strike in Sambalpur
Kalma barrage row: BJD’s four-hour hartal in 4 districts

Sambalpur/Jharsuguda: Normal life was adversely affected following the four-hour hartal observed by the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here on Saturday against the closure of Kalma barrage gates by Chhattisgarh. Most of the shops and other business establishments in four districts– Sambalpur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda and Sonepur districts remained closed today. Vehicular traffic on NH-49 running […]

BJP activists vandalise Bhadrak collector's office during hartal

Bhubaneswar: BJP activists today ransacked the Bhadrak Collector’s office during a statewide hartal observed by the party in protest against the alleged irregularities in distribution of ration cards under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), which passe off almost peacefully at other places. BJP activists staged protests in Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Kamakhyanagar, Angul, Sonepur, Jeypore, Khurdha, […]