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Odisha Bandh Cripples Normal Life
LIVE Updates: Odisha Bandh Cripples Normal Life

Bhubaneswar: Vehicular traffic has been disrupted in many parts of the State especially in the Capital city due to the six-hour Odisha bandh being observed by the State Congress in protest against the steep rise in prices of fuel and other essential commodities in the country. Sporadic Violence Marks Odisha Bandh Over Fuel Price Hike […]

Intra-Party Faction In Odisha Congress Returns As One Group Camps In Delhi For PCC Restructuring
Intra-Party Faction In Odisha Congress Returns As One Group Camps In Delhi For PCC Restructuring

Berhampur: At a time when Odisha Congress has intensified its activities in a bid to infuse life into the party unit in the State, intra-party squabble has once again raised its ugly head. The faction in the party cadres has come to light after a brief lull when a group of senior leaders has camped […]

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Attack On OPCC Chief: Odisha Congress Moves OHRC

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party of State unit on Thursday moved Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) seeking action against the local police for their callousness in connection with the attack on OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik’s vehicle and his personal security officer Rakesh Singh in Keonjhar a few days ago. A Congress delegation led by party spokesperson […]

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Odisha: Three More Arrested For Attack Bid On OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik

Keonjhar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three more persons in connection with the attack on Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Niranjan Patnaik’s vehicle and his personal security officer Rakesh Singh. The trio has been identified as Deepak Kumar Tarei, Sibananda Dehury and Santosh Naik. The total number of arrests in connection with the […]

Attack On OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik's Vehicle
Attack On OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik's Vehicle: Police Detain Prime Accused

Keonjhar: The Keonjhar Town Police Station on Monday detained one person for allegedly trying to attack the vehicle of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik near Kashipur here on Sunday evening. The person has been identified as Sanjay Mohanty, the prime accused of the case. Meanwhile, the police are interrogating him regarding the […]

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Odisha: Attack Bid On PCC President Niranjan Patnaik In Keonjhar, FIR Lodged

Keonjhar: In yet another instance of growing political violence in Odisha, unidentified miscreants allegedly attempted to attack Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Niranjan Patnaik on Sunday. As per preliminary reports, four to five miscreants intercepted Patnaik’s vehicle during his visit to Keonjhar district today. The incident occurred near Kashipur under the Town Police limits. The […]

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Odisha: Know What Naveen Patnaik Meant By ‘Kalahandi Poverty Lab’ Jibe

Bhubaneswar: In his first public address after nine months, the speech of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was right on the stumps. Toeing a well-drafted strategy, Patnaik, without taking names, bowled many a doosra on the Congress party but refrained from making any bodyline attack either on Congress or BJP. Minutes into his first post Covid-19 […]

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Rising Crimes Against Women & Children: Odisha Congress Plans Massive Protests On Dec 21

Bhubaneswar: Amid the sudden spurt in crimes against women and children in Odisha, the State unit of Congress on Friday turned the heat on the BJD government and announced that the party will launch massive state-wide demonstrations over the deteriorating situation. OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik said the Congress will stage peaceful demonstrations in front of […]

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Bharat Bandh: Odisha Congress Raises Questions On BJD's Silence

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party in Odisha on Monday raised questions on the silence of the state’s ruling BJD on the Bharat Bandh call given by farmer unions against the Centres new agri-marketing laws on December 8, and described the regional party as part of the BJP. “The BJD’s silence (on the issue) has exposed its […]

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Odisha Congress Seeks CM Naveen's Resignation Over Deteriorating Law And Order Situation

Bhubaneswar: A day after coming under attack for allegedly keeping a suspicious silence over the brutal murder of five-year-old Nayagarh girl ‘Pari’, the Odisha Congress unit on Tuesday launched a counter attack on the State government by raking up the deteriorating law and order situation issue. The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president, Niranjan Patnaik […]

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Odisha May Witness COVID Community Transmission If Urgent Steps Not Taken: Congress

Bhubaneswar: The overall COVID-19 situation in Odisha remains grim and there is a possibility of community transmission if urgent measures are not taken by Odisha government, said State Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik on Friday. In a letter to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik said people, as well as leaders cutting across party […]

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BJP Resorting To 'Undemocratic' Means To Destabilise Rajasthan Govt: Odisha Congress Chief

Bhubaneswar: Alleging that the BJP has “put democracy in jeopardy”, the Odisha Congress workers, as part of the party’s nationwide protest, staged a demonstration outside Raj Bhavan here on Monday, claiming that the saffron camp was trying to destabilise the Rajasthan government. Led by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik, the protesters raised […]

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Change Of Guard In Odisha Congress Likely, ‘13 Leaders In Fray For Chief Post’

Bhubaneswar: Will Niranjan Patnaik continue to be the president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) or there will be a change of guard? As intense speculations over the development continue to do rounds in the political circles, Congress MLA Sura Routray on Sunday said that there are as many as 13 candidates in the fray […]

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COVID-19 PPE Kit Procurement 'Scam': Odisha Congress To Move CVC, Lokayukta

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties in Odisha continue to tighten the noose on the Odisha government over the alleged irregularities in procurement of COVID-19 PPE kit with the State Congress on Tuesday threatening to launch massive protests and move the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the Lokayukta. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Niranjan Patnaik today alleged […]

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CM Naveen Should Be The Lead Singer In 'Bande Utkala Janani' Chorus: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged the people of Odisha & Odias across the globe to boost the morale of COVID-warriors by singing ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ on May 30 at 5:30 PM, the Opposition BJP and Congress today came up with a request, wanting to see the CM as the choirmaster of […]

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Congress' Speak Up India Campaign As Dangerous As Virus Itself: Odisha BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today launched an online campaign – ‘Speak Up India’ and urged people to speak up against the alleged apathy of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government reportedly to highlight the concerns of COVID-affected and weaker sections of the society. The Odisha BJP, however, has targeted the Opposition and its senior leaders for “doing […]

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Odisha Ex-Minister Jagannath Rout Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader and former Odisha minister Jagannath Rout died at a private hospital here on Friday following a cardiac arrest. He was 78. Rout was undergoing treatment for age-related illness, sources said. He was elected MLA from Dhamnagar constituency in Bhadrak district in 1980, 1985 and 1995 on a Congress ticket. He served […]

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Bouncers In Congress Bhavan: Sura Takes U-Turn, Says It’s An Opposition Ploy

Bhubaneswar: Congress veteran and Jatani MLA Sura Routray took a u-turn from his earlier remarks over gathering of bouncers in Congress Bhavan a few days ago. Going back on his previous comments that he will never tolerate such indiscipline in Congress, Routray surprised everyone by denying involvement of any Congress leaders behind the deployment of […]

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Odisha Youth Congress Top Post Aspirants Create Ruckus During All-India General Secretary's Visit

Bhubaneswar: Unprecedented scenes were witnessed at Odisha Congress Bhawan during the extended executive body meeting of the Pradesh Youth Congress which was attended by All India Youth Congress General Secretary and Odisha in-charge, Pratibha Raghuvanshi today. While Raghuvanshi was discussing strategies to rejuvenate the State Youth Congress, aspirants were seen creating ruckus by raising slogans […]

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Odisha Congress Looks To Revive Party Starting With Selection Of Youth Wing Chief

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to revive the Grand Old Party in Odisha, veteran and seasoned leaders of the State unit of Congress met at the party headquarters here in the city to deliberate on the forthcoming selection of a fitting candidate to spearhead the youth wing of the party. As per reports, as applications were […]

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Odisha Congress to launch campaign against CAA

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Congress party will launch a state-wide campaign against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), informed Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee(OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik. The OPCC chief informed that different programmes will be organised similar to ‘Bharat Bachao’ rally held in Delhi recently. The agitation will be launched after December 28 which is […]

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Citizenship Amendment Bill: Congress Smells Nexus Between BJP & BJD

Bhubaneswar: After an hour-long debate, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lower House based on the division of votes with 293 in favour and 82 against it. And like previous instances, Narendra Modi-led BJP got the support of Biju Janata Dal for the CAB too. After BJD voted in favour of CAB, […]

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Intra-Party Revolt In Odisha Congress Refuses To Die Down

Bhubaneswar: The rebellion inside Odisha unit of Congress party is showing no signs of dying down with non-supporters of OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik now determined to make Barabati-Cuttack MLA Mohammad Moquim as the next party chief. A formal decision to endorse Moquim’s elevation to the top post was unanimously approved during a party meeting held […]

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Revolt In Odisha Congress: Meet Sonia Gandhi, Sura Routray Advises Leaders

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing infighting and alleged conspiracy for a change of guard in the grand old party in Odisha, senior leader Sura Routray on Thursday advised leaders to meet Sonia Gandhi. The advice came a day after some leaders of the party congregated at Bhubaneswar Panthanivas and threw weight behind Barabati-Cuttack MLA Mohammad Moquim […]

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Column: Signs of Unrest In Congress

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: With despondency growing and future appearing bleak in the wake of yet another defeat, this time in a by-poll, younger generation Congress leaders in the state are becoming impatient. The campaign for the removal of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Niranjan Patnaik, launched at a meeting of party leaders at Panth […]