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Power-politics rock family ties in Odisha Elections 2019

Bhubaneswar: Family rocks in politics. But Elections 2019 canvas in Odisha shows how politics has rocked the families of political leaders instead. Many political families are split wide open. Though it is widely known that politics divide family for sake of principles, the unusual rush in Odisha during election season alludes how families here get […]

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Bijepur bypoll: Congress to announce candidate by Feb 1

Bargarh: With the notification for by-election to Bijepur Assembly constituency coming out today, the Congress party has geared up to select its candidate with the team of observers visiting the constituency and holding discussions with party workers. Former chief minister Hemananda Biswal said the party candidate will be announced in a day or two. “The […]

Congress introspection continues; demand for Niranjan as PCC chief grows louder

Bhubaneswar: The Congress legislature party strongly recommended the name of Niranjan Patnaik as the next PCC president of Odisha on Sunday during the second day of AICC observers’ assessment of scenario in State Congress. Hours before the legislators-observers talks, party MLAs met together at the residence of Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra in presence of […]

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Rahul Gandhi meets leaders to reconnect with tribal people

New Delhi: In a bid to rejuvenate party’s connection with tribal people, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met party’s tribal leaders including Odisha’s Hemananda Biswal, Pradeep Majhi, Bhakta Das and Bhujabal Majhi among others from different parts of the country. He discussed challenges the tribal people face and their perception about the party […]

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Odisha Cong leaders blame PCC chief, central leaders for poll debacle

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress leaders have squarely blamed the state party chief and the central leaders for the disastrous performance of the party in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls in the state. “We are solely responsible for the dismal show of Congress is due to our sheer inability, indiscipline and lack of willingness to reach […]

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Ex-CM Hemananda Biswal’s brothers join BJD

Bhubaneswar: In a set back to the Congress party, especially in Jharsuguda Assembly constituency, two brothers of veteran Congress leader and former chief minister of Odisha Hemananda Biswal joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today along with his supporters at Naveen Niwas here. BJD supremo and CM Naveen Patnaik welcomed them to the party and […]

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Any govt trying for complete prohibition of liquor will lose election: Ex-MP

Koraput: With the campaigning for the ensuing Panchayat elections in Odisha scheduled to kick off tomorrow, the liquor funda of former Koraput MP Jayaram Pangi has created a flutter in the political circle. The former MP gave this controversial statement in the presence of the media persons and leaders of all political parties near the […]

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Niranjan backs Biswal, dubs some state Congress leaders ‘rats’

Bhubaneswar: Former chief minister and senior Congress leader Hemananda Biswal, who created a flutter in his party circle four days ago after admitting dissidence in the Congress in a meeting with party vice president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, today received support from his colleague Niranjan Patnaik, the former Odisha Congress chief who is known for […]

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Hemananda complains of chest pain, admitted to hospital

Former Odisha Chief Minister Hemananda Biswal was today admitted to VSS Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla following a chest pain

JB sees ‘frequent change of guard’ behind Cong failure in Odisha

Frequent change in party leadership is the main reason behind the failure of Congress in Odisha in last two decades, former Chief Minister Janaki Ballav Patnaik said while speaking to mediapersons here today

Congress leaders meet to revive party in Odisha

Admitting that the party's support base has eroded in Odisha, senior Congress leaders led by former Chief Minister Hemananda Biswal on Tuesday held a conclave seeking immediate revival of the party in the state