Tag: Naveen

Taskmasters Modi, Naveen set stern deadlines for Ministers

Bhubaneswar: After the allocation of portfolios, the newly inducted ministers, both at the centre and here in Odisha, have been given stern deadlines by their taskmasters Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Naveen Patnaik, respectively. Odisha CM Naveen recently directed all his ministers to submit monthly status report on the implementation of manifesto promises every […]

Op-Ed: Will Naveen Make It For the Fifth Time In A Row?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: As the counting day nears there is growing anxiety among ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders. The question uppermost in their minds is what happens if the party fails to reach the magic figure in the state assembly. On the face of it this a purely hypothetical question but it is […]

In Mayurbhanj, will BJP repeat 2017 rural poll roaring success?

Bhubaneswar: As this tribal dominated Mayurbhanj, the land of Simlipal Tiger Sanctuary, Lok Sabha (LS) constituency is going to vote on Monday, the watch out factor is will BJD score a hat trick of wins in 2019 or will BJP reclaim its past glory this time or will JMM walk away with the victory cake. […]

Didn't think Naveen would stoop so low: BJP VP Jay Panda

Kendrapara: BJP National Vice President Baijayant Jay Panda came down strongly on BJD president Naveen Patnaik for his remarks during declaration of the third phase candidate list including Kendrapara Lok Sabha segment here on Wednesday. In what is being tagged by political analysts as a vindictive and vendetta-driven behaviour of the Odisha CM, the statement […]

Can BJD supremo Naveen contain unabated exodus and growing dissidence?

Bhubaneswar: Amid rise in resentment over non-allotment of tickets to aspirants and continous exodus of leaders from the BJD, it seems the party president Naveen Patnaik will have a rough path ahead in pacifying the rising dissidence within the party. Adding to the exodus, Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh and Daspalla MLA Purna Chandra Nayak […]

Dama Rout vows to checkmate CM Naveen, BJD

Bhubaneswar: After levelling a string of allegations against various departments of the State government a few days ago, senior leader Damodar Rout on Monday threw a ‘checkmate challenge’ at Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik. Training his guns at Patnaik, Rout said that he will not allow any Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate […]

After Naveen Who?

As the BJD celebrates 20 years of its existence today, it is perhaps an appropriate time to ponder over the question posed in the headline. Naveen Patnaik has had an unfettered, unchallenged reign for these 20 years, both in the party and the government. But at 71, he isn’t getting younger. The question of succession, […]

CM felicitates bravehearts, freezes moment with a selfie

Bhubaneswar: On Thursday, probably for the first time, CM Naveen patnaik clicked a selfie with seven year old Pinki Dalei of Kendrapara, who fought a crocodile to save her sister Basanti few days ago. The CM lauded efforts of Pinki who saved her sister, the victim of attack, of Bankula village of the district and […]

Naveen creating Emergency-like situation in Odisha: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Stepping up its attack on the ruling BJD in Odisha ahead of panchayat polls in the state, BJP today accused Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of creating an “Emergency like” situation wherein opposition workers are “arrested” before his visit to any place. “The Chief Minister has created a situation akin to political Emergency. Odisha is […]

CM Naveen dedicates 1,100 check dams

Bhubaneswar: To mark Biju birth centenary celebration and completion of 80th year of formation of Odisha state, chief minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated 1,100 check dams at a state level function at the Secretariat here on Thursday. According to sources, the chief minister dedicated these check dams via video conferencing during a special programme held at […]

CPI(M) asks Naveen to take all in confidence on Mahanadi issue

Bhubaneswar: CPI(M) today suggested that the Odisha government take all stakeholders into confidence on the Mahanadi issue as Chhattishgarh constructed several projects on the upstream “causing harm” to the state. “The chief minister must shun ego and take all the stakeholders into confidence to launch Odisha’s protest over the Mahanadi issue,” Janadran Pati, the CPI(M) […]

CM Naveen raises Polavaram, Mahanadi issues with the Centre

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday raised several issues at the Inter-State Council meeting in New Delhi, including the Polavaram project and construction of upper-catchment projects on Mahanadi river basin

CM dedicates 8 more Aahar centres, city bus service in Koraput

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated another 100 pipe water supply projects, 8 Aahar centres in the state and announced a city bus service for undivided Koraput district at a function held at the State Secretariat here. Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said “This reflects my government’s commitment for the development of urban infrastructure […]

Naveen, Mamata skip Eastern Zonal Council meeting

Ranchi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday gave a miss to the 22nd Eastern Zonal Council meeting here chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Both Patnaik and Banerjee sent their representatives to the meeting. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das were […]

CM orders Rs 62 cr bonus to kendu leaf pluckers

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday directed the Forest and Environment minister and officials to provide a bonus of Rs 62 crore to kendu leaf pluckers for the 2015 harvest year by June. A decision in this regard came during the review of the affairs of the Forest and Environment department yesterday. Talking to […]