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Veteran Left leader and former Bhubaneswar MP Shivaji Patnaik no more 
Veteran Left leader and former Bhubaneswar MP Shivaji Patnaik no more 

He breathed his last at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, informed CPI (M) State Secretary Ali Kishore Patnaik. 

Brace for another spell of heat wave from weekend: IMD
Brace for another spell of heat wave from weekend: IMD

The dip in the temperature was a result of rains - although trace for many parts and light rain for some - in the Delhi NCR from Wednesday evening through the night. The met department has predicted partly cloudy sky with maximum temperature expected at 39 degrees Celsius.

MP Govt Initiates Action Against Khargone Rioters, Cong Questions Kapil Mishra's Visit
MP Govt Initiates Action Against Khargone Rioters, Cong Questions Kapil Mishra's Visit

In a joint operation by the district administration and the police, several buildings were bulldozed in the Khargone city area where the incidents took place. Nearly half-a-dozen JCB machines (bulldozers) started demolishing the illegal buildings of rioters.

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 […]

MP Home Minister Directs Probe Into Temple Kissing Scenes In Netflix's 'A Suitable Boy'

Mumbai: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has hinted at possible legal action against the makers of the web series, A Suitable Boy. Mishra said the state police have been asked to probe the web series by Mira Nair to check if kissing scenes in the show have been shot in a temple. “‘A Suitable […]

Docs fear Indore’s Covid-19 strain deadlier, MP to send samples to NIV Pune

Bhopal: Doctors treating COVID-19 cases in Indore say a more virulent strain may be wreaking havoc in the city, which has emerged as the coronavirus hotspot in Madhya Pradesh. They say samples from Indore, where COVID-19 has killed 57 people, will be sent to the Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) to confirm their apprehensions […]

Ailing Paralakhemundi King Passes Away In Bhubaneswar

Gajapati: The Paralakhemundi king & two-time MP Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar today. He was 76, family sources said. As per reports he was undergoing treatment at the hospital as he was suffering from heart-related ailments. “He was suffering from heart related problems. He was in Chennai for […]

Long captivity makes wild 'Sundari' develop stress syndrome

Bhubaneswar: With the relocated tigress (nicknamed Sundari) having lost the wild hunting skills post being kept captive in Satkosia Sanctuary for months, the chances of the tigress going back to the wild looks dim. And this development has put the life of the tigress in jeopardy. As per sources, during a joint assessment by State […]

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 […]

Per Capita Income reality check: Odisha poor 6th at constant prices, 4th lowest at current prices in 17-18

Bhubaneswar: In presenting a rosy picture of the State’s economy during the last fiscal, the Economic Survey 2018-19 had claimed that the State has moved up the ladder in the per capita income from bottom(25th) in 1996-97 to 16th in 2016-17. And the Survey went on to add that Odisha’s stride is better than Chhattisgarh, […]

BJYM seeks arrest of MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly abusing woman scribe

Cuttack: A day after a woman journalist accused BJD’s Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty of abusing and spitting at her, BJP’s youth wing activists today staged a demonstration in Cuttack demanding immediate arrest of the Parliamentarian. Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists staged a protest and later burnt the effigies of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik […]

FIR against BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly abusing woman journalist

Cuttack: A woman journalist has filed a complaint against BJD’s Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly abusing her physically and verbally. Sources said a case has been registered against the BJD MP and his brother Anuprash Mohanty at Purighat Police Station in Cuttack under IPC sections- 294, 354 (A), 323, 34 based on the complaint […]

Six Muslim MPs win from Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: In 2014, Uttar Pradesh did not have a single Muslim MP from the state but the scenario has changed this time and the state is sending six Muslims to the Lok Sabha. The Muslim MPs who have been elected include three each from the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The SP MPs […]

Private temple declares OPS son as Theni MP before counting of votes

Chennai: Even before the completion of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, a private temple in Theni district in Tamil Nadu created controversy with its plaque designating AIADMK’s candidate for Theni seat P. Raveendranath Kumar as an MP. Kumar, son of Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, is contesting as AIADMK candidate from Theni Parliamentary constituency. The […]

MP votes: Faulty EVMs, VVPAT machines cause glitches

Bhopal: Polling is underway for the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday. Several faulty EVMs and VVPAT machines have been replaced within the first hour, officials said. In Ujjain, two faulty electronic voting machines (EVMs) and 11 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced by the Election Commission officials. In Bhuranpur constituency, five […]

Rahul attacks Chouhan over Vyapam scam, targets PM on Rafale

Gwalior (MP): Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday alleged that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s family was involved in the multi-crore-rupee Vyapam scam that came to light a few years ago. On the campaign trail in Madhya Pradesh, where the Assembly polls will be held on November 28, Gandhi said the massive recruitment and […]

Bombs hurled at vehicle of MP Prashanta Nanda’s son

Khurda: Unidentified miscreants allegedly hurled bombs at the vehicle of MP Prashanta Nanda’s son Rishab Nanda Monday night. However, no injuries or casualty were reported after the bombing. As per sources, the incident occurred while he was on his way to Bhubaneswar along with his driver and personal assistant after attending a programme in Anantapalli […]

'Simultaneous polls' CM Naveen's brainchild, claims BJD

Bhubaneswar: Claiming simultaneous polls as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s brainchild, ruling-BJD MP Pinaki Mishra today said he would present the party’s view point on the matter before the Law Commission on July 10. The party president and Chief Minister first presented the idea in 2004 and implemented the same. The party fully supports simultaneous elections, […]

MP Prasanna Acharya appointed BJD parliamentary party leader in Rajya Sabha

Bhubaneswar: Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya was on Monday named as the ruling Biju Janata Dal’s leader in the Upper House of the Parliament. BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu apprising him about the decision, a party release said. The post was lying […]

Six injured in train derailment in MP

Katni (Madhya Pradesh): At least six people were injured when four coaches of a passenger train derailed in Katni district in Madhya Pradesh, a railway official said on Sunday. The Katni-Chopan Passenger was derailed between Pipariya Kalan and Salhana stations at 10.20 p.m. on Saturday, West Central Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Gunjan Gupta told […]

SC asks suspended BJD MP to seek bail from HC

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed suspended BJD MP Ramchandra Hansda to approach the Orissa High Court (HC) for bail in connection with his links with scam-tainted chit fund company Nabadiganta Capital Services. Moreover, the apex court has asked the HC to conduct a hearing on the bail plea within four weeks, sources […]

2018 Hockey WC in Bhubaneswar to be exciting: Dilip Tirkey

Cuttack: When we talk about hockey in Odisha, the first name that comes to one’s mind is of Dilip Tirkey. The legendary defender from Sundergarh, who led the Indian team for long, is the chief architect of the hockey revolution in the State. With Odisha gearing up to host its third global hockey event in […]

BJD MP Pinaki demands funds for Puri railway station upgradation

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP from Puri Pinaki Mishra today urged the Ministry of Railways to allocate special funds in the coming budget for renovation and upgradation of Puri railway station to world-class standards and take measures for a rail link to Puri from Bhubaneswar with the golden quadrilateral of Konark and Satapada. In a letter to […]

Veteran trade unionist Sukomal Sen passes away

Kolkata: Chairman of the CPI-M’s Central Control Commission, veteran trade unionist and former Rajya Sabha member Sukomal Sen died in a city hospital after prolonged illness here on Wednesday, party sources informed. Sen, 83, is survived by his wife and a son. A Rajya Sabha member for two consecutive terms from 1982 to 1994, he […]

Will contest 2019 elections from Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan, who has been the poster boy of the saffron party in the State, today revealed that he will contest the ensuing 2019 general elections from Odisha. Talking to media persons on the sidelines of the Odisha Literary Festival in Bhubaneswar, Pradhan said, “Definitely I will contest from […]

British tourist falls to death in MP while clicking selfie

Bhopal: A British tourist has died after he fell from the roof of Laxminarayan Temple in Orchha in Madhya Pradesh, while clicking selfies, officials said. The tourist — Roger S. Bury, fell from a height of about 20 feet on Friday and sustained serious injuries. He succumbed to the injuries in the hospital. Police officer […]

I aim for Odisha's development: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda today said where he contests elections from in future will depend on the party and the public. He reiterated his stand about contesting elections from Sambalpur through a series of tweets after his visit to the town. In response to a question posed to him during his Sambalpur visit on Saturday, […]

blue whale
Scared, Blue Whale-possessed student expresses distress in answer sheet

Raigarh: Amid reports of children ending their life driven by infamous Blue Whale game, a young boy in Madhya Pradesh’s Raigarh district, who became frightened of the final task of committing suicide, revealed his distress in his answer-sheet. An alarmed teacher checking the answer-sheet brought the matter to the notice of the school and the […]

Blue Whale: Agra girls rescued in MP

Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh): Two Class 9 girls have been rescued from here after they ran away from their home in Uttar Pradesh to complete a task while playing the macabre online game the Blue Whale Challenge, a Government Railway Police officer said on Thursday. The girls, found at the Hoshangabad station late on Tuesday, revealed […]

Teenager commits suicide in MP; 'Blue Whale' case suspected

Bhopal: A 17-year-old teenager has committed suicide in Damoh in Madhya Pradesh by jumping in front of a running train allegedly to complete the deadly online Blue Whale Challenge game, officials said. Satvik Pandey, a Class 11 student, committed suicide on Saturday night, police said on Sunday. A CCTV camera installed at a house near […]

MP Tendulkar contributes for Police Training School project

New Delhi: Legendary cricketer and Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar has disbursed Rs 15 lakh from his allocated Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund for a ‘Water Supply Project’ at the Police Training Centre in Sangli district of Maharashtra. The news was confirmed by Sanjay Barkund, who is the head of Turchi Police […]

BJP's Roopa Ganguly grilled by CID in child smuggling case

Kolkata: BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly, who was on Saturday grilled by the CID in connection with a child smuggling racket, questioned the absence of information on the prime accused in the case and alleged political vendetta. “This is political vendetta. I know that. I have been vocal about this from Day 1. I […]

UK gets 1st female Sikh, 1st turbaned MPs in general election

London: Britain today got its first female Sikh and first turban-wearing MPs as the general election results began pouring in with Indian-origin Labour Party candidates winning more seats than their rival Conservatives. Labour Party candidate Preet Kaur Gill won her Birmingham Edgbaston seat by polling 24,124 votes, defeating ruling Conservative party rival Caroline Squire by […]

MP Tathagat Satpathy draws supporters’ ire for snubbing samiti member

Angul: While his remarks continue to spark debate in political circles, back in his own constituency, BJD’s Dhenkanal MP, Tathagat Satpathy suffered an embarrassing moment when he failed to attend a meeting organised by a samiti member. As a part of BJD’s ‘Gaon Ku Chalo’ campaign, Tathagat visited Nuamouja panchayat of Angul district today in […]

Cong, BJP thieves but BJD is no less: Tathagat

Bhubaneswar: Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Lok Sabha MP Tathagat Satapathy again made an explosive remark on the sidelines of a programme in Dhenkanal on Wednesday, saying leaders of the Congress are thieves and the BJP is also competing with them. Satapathy did not spare his own party either while attacking the Opposition […]

chit fund
More trouble for BJD MP Hansdah as Naba Diganta chief accepts charges

Bhubaneswar: Things seem to be getting worse for BJD’s Mayurbhanj MP Ramchandra Hansdah as Anjan Baliarsingh, the chief of scam-tainted Naba Diganta chit fund firm on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the charges of cheating investors in the State. Highly placed sources said, Baliarsingh, while appearing before the Special CBI court here admitted guilt to all […]

Baijayant Panda
Churn in BJD: Cautioned but contradicted, tweets Baijayant

Bhubaneswar: Following the exit of two leaders – Amar Nayak of Barchana yesterday and former Koraput MP Jayram Pangi today – from BJD, party MP Baijayant Panda once again took to twitter today saying he had warned of such moves by some leaders who are becoming targets of conspiracy within the party, but was criticised […]

Indore tops cleanest cities list; UP's Gonda country's dirtiest

New Delhi: Indore topped as the cleanest city of India while Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda was last from the end thus becoming the dirtiest city in the country, a list unveiled by the Urban Development Ministry said on Thursday. Bhopal came second from the top while Vishakhapatnam was placed at third position in the list, Union […]

BJD Bhatruhari
All Is Not Quite Well In BJD

The more the BJD tries to hide it, the more it comes out: all is not quite well in the ruling party. Days after party supremo Naveen Patnaik cautioned his MPs at a meeting in Delhi not to go public with their views, senior BJD leader and the party’s parliamentary party leader Bhartruhari Mahatab has […]

Can BJD conch blow loud enough to suppress NaMo chants?

Bhubaneswar: As the Modi wave is all set to descend on Odisha with the streets of the capital city dressed up in saffron, the BJD seems to have maintained an uneasy calm. Though the party plans to celebrate the death anniversary of Biju Patnaik on April 17, it seems to have started making efforts to […]