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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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New Goa government delayed as allies yet to agree on CM

Panaji: The swearing-in of a new BJP-led government in Goa has been delayed as potential allies appear to have, for now, baulked at its attempts to nominate Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant for the Chief Minister’s post. After stating earlier on Monday that the new Chief Minister would be sworn in soon after 3 p.m., state […]

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FIR against BJD MLA for making casteist remarks, seeking bribe

Jaleswar: A local contractor has filed an FIR against BJD’s Jaleswar MLA, Aswini Kumar Patra for allegedly making casteist remarks and demanding bribe. The FIR was filed at Jaleswar Police Station. As per the reports, contractor, Lokanath Jena filed the FIR against Patra alleging that the MLA misbehaved with him and passed casteist remarks as […]

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Former Kerala Minister V.J. Thankappan dies at 84

Thiruvananthapuram: Senior CPI-M leader and former Kerala Minister V.J. Thankappan passed away on Saturday near here, according to his family. He was 84. Thankappan died following age-related issues at his home in the city suburbs, a family member said. The four-time Communist party of India-Marxist MLA also served as the Minister for Local Administration in […]

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Former Athamallik MLA found dead on rail tracks

Angul: The body of former MLA of Athamallik Rajkishore Pradhan was recovered near railway tracks at Kainphulia under Nalco police limits in the district last evening. He was 85. According to his family, Pradhan had left home yesterday saying he was going to Boinda. After he did not return, his family members made a frantic […]

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Farmers' outfit opposes BJD's Jana Sampark Padyatra

Kujang: Members of the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) opposed the BJD’s Jana Sampark Padyatra at Ghodamara in Kujang of Jagatsinghpur district on Sunday. While BJD leaders including MLA Debasish Samantaray, MP Kulamani Samal and another party legislator Prashant Muduli were on their way to attend the padyatra programme at Fatepur in Kujang, some members […]

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Meet 80-year-old former MP pursuing PhD at Utkal University

Bhubaneswar: For 80-year-old former MP, Narayan Sahu, age is just a number. It is evident from the fact that the octogenarian is still a student, staying at the Utkal University hostel to get his PhD degree. The two-time MLA from Pallahara, who was also an MP from Deogarh in 1980, resides in Room no-24 of […]

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Rift widens within Boudh district unit of BJD

Boudh: Rift in Boudh district unit of BJD seems to be widening as a faction of party workers condemned party MLA Mahidhar Rana in a meeting organised in Chepra of Kultajor panchayat in the district. “We had taken a pledge to uplift the poor and develop Boudh district for which we had chosen Rana as […]

Woman Maoist led attack on Andhra legislator

Visakhapatnam: A woman Maoist is suspected to have led the team of rebels which gunned down a ruling TDP MLA and a former legislator in the tribal area of Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. The police on Monday released the names and pictures of three Maoists including two women who took part in […]

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Andhra MLA, ex-leader shot dead by Maoists

Visakhapatnam: Maoists today shot dead a ruling TDP MLA and a former party leader in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam district, police said. The incident occurred near Thutangi village, about 125 km from coastal city of Visakhapatnam. K. Sarveswara Rao, belonging to Telugu Desam Party (TDP), was representing Araku constituency in the Andhra Pradesh state Assembly. The […]

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Odisha MLA conducts last rites of elderly beggar

Jharsuguda: In what might be called as an inspiring deed, last rites of an old lady, who was a beggar, were conducted by a local MLA when no one in the village turned up for her funeral. This incident was reported from Amanapali village under Kolabira block of Jharsuguda. Sources said, the lady was a […]

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Koraput MLA draws collector's attention to land scam in municipality

Koraput: MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria today has alleged that anti-socials with the help of some officials of Koraput Municipality and the tehsil office are trying to usurp around 4 acre land belonging to the municipality. Koraput MLA, Sagaria made these allegations in front of the district collector, who reportedly assured that an investigation will be […]

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FIR filed against BJD's Junagarh MLA

Bhawanipatna: An FIR was filed today against BJD’s Junagarh MLA Dibya Shankar Mishra for allegedly threatening one Tankadhara Kharsel during a meeting in Boden of Kalahandi district yesterday. Kharsel lodged a complaint today at the Dharamgarh Police Station after taking out a rally with the members of Jadhav Sangh. “I had raised my voice against […]

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Former Councillor arrested for conspiring to kill MLA

  Parlakhemundi: A former councillor has been arrested by the Parlakhemundi police for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to kill an MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly). The accused identified as G.Bijay Kumar has been forwarded to the court, informed sources. A complaint was filed by the concerned MLA based on a voice recording in which the […]