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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 […]

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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 […]

Words of tactics take over war of words, Naveen says no difference of opinion

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In the face of rising speculations about bickerings in the party over war of words in social media, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Monday,  cleared the air stating there is no difference among his MPs. Patnaik spoke after meeting the party MPs in New Delhi. “I don’t see any discord in parliamentary party, […]

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Ruling-BJD MPs, MLAs in talks to join BJP: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: In what could be an explosive overture ahead of BJP’s upcoming national executive meet in Odisha, senior party leader and Union Minister Jual Oram created a flutter by stating that leaders, including MPs and MLAs from the ruling-BJD are in talks to join the saffron party. Not only BJD, members including former MLAs, MPs, […]

Pradeep Majhi
Ex-MP Pradeep Majhi's family ostracised from Bhatra Samaj

Nabarangpur:  Senior Congress leader and former MP Pradeep Majhi and his family members along with the family of former chairperson of the Nabarangpur Zilla Parishad, Manjula Majhi have been ostracised from the Bhatra Samaj. The district Bhatra Samaj at a meeting held at the Bhatra Rajbhavan in Nabarangpur took the decision as girls from both […]

Gita Mehta
Is Gita Mehta Really Bracing For A Role In Odisha Politics?

By Sandeep Sahu Ever since BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik asked Bishnu Das to resign from the Rajya Sabha, the name of Gita Mehta, his elder sister, has been doing the rounds in political circles as a possible replacement for the Jagatsinghpur leader. In the last few days, the talk has veered to the possibility of […]

TDP lawmakers apologise for misbehaving with official
TDP lawmakers apologise for misbehaving with official

Vijayawada: TDP MP Kesineni Nani and MLA Bonda Uma on Sunday apologised to Andhra Pradesh State Transport Commissioner N. Bala Subramanyam for allegedly misbehaving with him. This followed a threat by Transport Department employees to go on pen-down strike from Monday and the subsequent intervention by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP […]

Guv, CM condole Pyarimohan’s death

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor SC Jamir, chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, and Jual Oram condoled the death of former Rajya Sabha MP Pyari Mohan Mohapatra. Patnaik conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family. Condoling the passing away of Odisha Jana Morcha (OJM) president, Pradhan said his death has created a void in […]

Bishnu Charan Das
MP Bishnu Das appointed as Deputy Chairman of Odisha Planning Board

Bhubaneswar: BJD Rajya Sabha MP Bishnu Charan Das was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Board today, which was lying vacant after the resignation of MP N Bhaskar Rao. He was also appointed as Convener of BJD Dalit cell earlier in the day. After getting the appointments Das said that he is […]

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BJP protests rising poll violence in Odisha, gheraos DGP office

Cuttack: Protesting the rise in the number violence in Odisha in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls, the BJP today gheraoed the office of the Director General of Police (DGP) here. Reports said hundreds of activists of Cuttack Nagar BJP and BJP Yuva Morcha led by their leader and former minister Samir De went on a […]

Rabindra Jena
Seashore scam: MP Rabindra Jena seeks anticipatory bail

Bhubaneswar:  A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the Balasore and New Delhi residences of BJD’s Lok Sabha MP Rabindra Jena in connection with Seashore chit fund scam, Jena moved the Orissa High Court on Friday seeking anticipatory bail. Jena mentioned in his plea that the Central agency is ‘deliberately’ putting him […]

TMC to stage demo against arrest of party MPs today

Bhubaneswar: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will stage a demonstration here today to protest demonetisation and arrest of party MPs Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Babul Supriyo in the Rose Valley chit fund scam. The party workers would stage demonstration followed by a protest meeting at Lower PMG here from 11 AM to 3 PM. TMC general secretary […]

Panchayat polls: BJD organisational district meeting begins at Naveen Niwas

Bhubaneswar: With the three-tier Panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled in mid-February this year, the ruling BJD has revved up its preparations in full swing. As part of the process, the meetings of the BJD organisational districts began at the residence of the party supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here today. On […]

Baijayant Panda
Baijayant accepts Atanu's challenge, vows to attend CM event

Kendrapara: BJD heavyweight and MP Baijayant Panda today accepted the challenge from former health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak’s camp, which openly threatened the parliamentarian to prevent him from attending chief minister’s programme at Mahakalapada in the district today. Obviously referring to the ex-minister, who is representing Mahakalapada Assembly constituency, Panda said Nayak’s camp threatened him […]

C’garh’s barrages meant for water supply to industries: BJD

BJD vice president and Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya, who is leading the 12-member BJD team visiting Chhattisgarh for an on the spot verification of the projects on the upstream of Mahanadi river, today alleged that the neighbouring state is constructing barrages to supply water to industries