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Tag: Naveen Government

BJD Lawmaker Soumya Patnaik Targets Odisha Govt & His Own Party
BJD's 'Home' Affairs Not Well, Political Expediency Takes Naveen In Grip, Says BJD Lawmaker Soumya Patnaik

All seems not well in the 'home' affairs of ruling BJD. When the Party is grappling with sleaze and murder charges, and all-around opprobrium had started hitting the 20-year old BJD government, senior BJD lawmaker and editor Soumya Ranjan Patnaik today vent out his angst in an editorial piece in his vernacular daily.

Naveen 5.0 Kick-Starts With A Blooper; Cabinet Rank Minister Made MoS Home!

Bhubaneswar: On the swearing-in day, the Naveen-led BJD government had to face a big embarrassment due to a major goof up with a Cabinet rank minister given the Minister of State (MoS) status, which is constitutionally invalid. Though late in the evening yesterday, the State administration amended the constitutional error, but by then the big […]

Corruption deep rooted in Odisha Works Department: Congress

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress today lashed out at the State government alleging that the Works Department is deep rooted in corruption and the illegal percentage commission (PC) practice in government works is rampant. Addressing a presser here at the party office, Congress media cell chief, Satya Nayak alleged that the appointment of the secretary of the […]

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Dama Rout leading anti-corruption crusade against ruling-BJD

Bhubaneswar/Khurda: Senior leader Damodar Rout, who was expelled from the BJD recently, seems to be leading an anti-corruption crusade against his former party. After Mahanga, Nimapara and Cuttack, Rout sharpened his attack on the Odisha government at a Janjagran Mahamenta Samavesh in Khurda. Flanked by parties like Congress, CPI and CPM, Dama once again spewed […]

BJD-led govt is a 'percentage govt': BJP's Prakash Javadekar

Berhampur: Citing allegations of corrupt percentage commission practice in government works in Odisha, Senior BJP leader and Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday lashed out at the BJD-led government stating that it is dipped in massive corruption and labelled it as a ‘percentage’ government. Addressing a presser in Berhampur on the […]

Dharmendra slams Odisha for not utilising central funds for skill development

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Odisha government alleging that it is not being able to use crores of rupees being sanctioned by the Central government to impart skill development training to lakhs of youths in the State. Speaking on the sidelines of the foundation stone laying-ceremony of […]

Student leader 'forced to do sit-ups' by ruling-BJD MLA in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: BJD MLA Arun Sahoo found himself in a spot today for humiliating North Orissa University’s Student Union President, Tushar Nayak who alleged that the legislator made him do sit-ups. Nayak vented his anger against such misbehaviour in his Facebook post today. “We had gone to meet some BJCD leaders at Baripada Circuit house and […]

Budget session of Odisha Assembly likely to begin on heated note

Bhubaneswar: The Budget session of the Odisha Assembly starting tomorrow is likely to be a stormy one as the BJP and Congress are all set to corner the ruling BJD. The main Opposition party Congress and the BJP today held their legislature party meetings to chalk out strategies to target the Naveen government. While the […]

BJD trying to cover-up Kunduli incident through Crime Branch: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has once again trained guns at the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over alleged gang rape and subsequent suicide of a minor girl in Kunduli with the saffron party’s spokesperson Pitambar Acharya alleging that the ruling party is trying to cover-up the incident with the help of Crime Branch. Addressing […]

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MSP hike: BJD's state-wide agitation from July 10

Bhubaneswar: Protesting paltry hike in minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, BJD today decided to stage a week-long demonstration across the State from July 10. Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, vice-president of the party Debi Prasad Mishra criticized the BJP government for making a mockery of farmers’ plight in the State. “The hike […]