Tag: Mla

Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati
MLA Tara Bahinipati, BDO face off in Koraput

Tension prevailed at the Papadahandi block office in Koraput district after Congress members led by senior party leader and Jeypore MLA,Tara Prasad Bahinipati gheraoed the Block Development Officer alleging corruption.

MLA thrashes BDO in Odisha, complaint registered from both sides
MLA thrashes BDO in Odisha, complaint registered from both sides

Besides registering a complaint against the MLA, BDO Krushnachandra Dalapati also took the matter up with the district Collector. 

Multi-storeyed Apartments For Odisha MLAs Will Be Ready In Next 30 Months, Says Speaker
Multi-storeyed Apartments For Odisha MLAs Will Be Ready In Next 30 Months, Says Speaker

Speaker Surya Narayan Patro convened a review meeting today to hold discussions with the concerned officials about the construction of apartments.

The future of Odisha politics
Op-Ed: The Future Of Odisha Politics

Dwelling in the past cocoons every generation in a comfort zone. Perennially under the spell of self-praise and in the illusion of own generation’s self-adulation, every age group of politicians assumes that their successors would be less worthy. They rue “things have changed”. Of course, they are supposed to change and ought to change. Whether […]

This MLA toils in paddy fields to boost morale of farmers

Nabarangpur: The image that crosses one’s mind at the very thought of a politician is that of a Khadi clad ‘Neta’ moving around in expensive vehicles or leading morchas in the streets. However, Nityanand Gonda, the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the tribal heartland of Umerkote in Nabrangpur district is an abrasion. These […]

BJD Leader Sanjay Das Burma's Effigy Burnt Over Illness Report Of Lulu Mohapatra's Wife

Puri: Protesting media report citing illness of Namita Sahoo, wife of former Congress leader Lulu Mohapatra, members of BJP and Lulu Sena today staged agitation by burning effigy of former Brahmagiri BJD MLA Sanjay Das Burma. As per reports, hundreds of protesters joined the agitation near Brahmagiri bus stand demanding action against the concerned staff […]

Biju Patnaik’s driver & former Phulbani MLA now faces hardship

Boudh: Late Biju Patnaik’s driver Prahlad Behera was so adored and left such an impression that he was given an MLA ticket by the former CM to contest from Phulbani Assembly constituency which he went on to win. Though Prahlad’s eloquent speech captivated Biju Patnaik and the public alike, his suffering today fails to move […]

Odisha MLAs give standing ovation to scientists for Chandrayaan-2

Bhubaneswar: Legislators in the Odisha assembly on Saturday gave a standing ovation to the scientists involved in the successful launch of India’s indigenous moon mission Chandrayaan-2. Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro asked all the MLAs to give a one-minute standing ovation to the scientists for the historic achievement. Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Amar Prasad Satapathy […]

Op-Ed: Will Naveen’s Tips For Good Governance Work?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In his fifth coming as the chief minister of Odisha, Naveen  Patnaik has donned the role of teacher for his ministers and MLAs. He has been imparting tips to make them better people’s representatives and administrators. In his first meeting with the newly elected Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislators he advised […]

clash with police
Protests erupt over police inaction against MLA who forced official to do sit-ups

Bolangir: Tension prevailed in front of the Bolangir Collector’s office today after members of the Bolangir District Tribal Welfare Association scuffled with police while trying to forcibly enter the collectorate demanding arrest of Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher, who had forced the Public Works Department (PWD) junior engineer Jayakanta Sabar to do sit-ups. Earlier, the Tribal […]

MLA marries woman who had lodged rape case against him

Agartala: MLA Dhananjoy Tripura of Tripura’s ruling party IPFT has married a woman who had accused him of raping and deceiving her. “Yes, I have married the woman at Chaturdas Devata temple in Agartala,” Tripura told reporters here Monday. The Indigenous People’s Front of Triupura MLA’s counsel Amit Debbarma said the legislator married the woman […]

BJD MLA candidates face public wrath in Titlagarh and Sonepur

Titlagarh/Sonepur: Ahead of the 2nd phase polls, two BJD MLA candidates Tukuni Sahu and Padmanabh Behera were opposed by local residents in their respective constituencies inTitlagarh and Sonepur today. During a poll campaign at Ward no 14 of Titlagarh, locals gheraoed Sahu and detained her alleging that no development work was done in last five […]

Elections 2019: Growing dissidence forcing 'strategy change' in BJD?

Bhubaneswar: With growing dissidence within the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) following the release of its candidate list, the party has reportedly braced itself up to bring immediate changes in its strategy of ticket allotment. The BJD is so much wary of the brewing resentment within the party that even after selection of candidates for the […]

Cong seat allotment for 2019 Polls: Tara, Sadhu, Sumitra dejected, Narasingha flip-flops

Bhubaneswar: Disappointed with the candidate list announced by the party late last night, Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati today expressed that despite being a senior leader, he feels he doesn’t have a say in any decision taken by the party. Bahinipati also claimed that it is party working president Pradeep Majhi who calls the […]

Pramod Sawant to be new Goa CM

Panaji: BJP’s Pramod Sawant will be the new chief minister of Goa, party sources said Monday. Two MLAs from the BJP alliance partners will be made deputy chief ministers as part of the compromise reached with allies, they said. The BJP managed to break the deadlock in Goa, offering key allies their pound of flesh, […]