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BJP demands CAG audit of Ama Gaon Ama Vikash, Biju Yuva Vahini schemes

Bhubaneswar: A team of Odisha BJP legislators on Tuesday visited the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and demanded an independent audit of money being used in the State government’s Biju Yuva Vahini and Ama Gaon Ama Vikash programmes. The team reportedly submitted a memorandum to the CAG alleging that government’s money is being used for […]

Why Naveen govt doesn't seem keen on holding civic body elections?

Bhubaneswar: The tenure of 65 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) will end on September 30. However, the Odisha government is yet to submit the final list of wards following reservation and delimitation, to the Sate Election Commission. Moreover, the State Housing and Urban Development Department has moved the Supreme Court challenging the March 18 direction of […]

CM Naveen launches 'Mu Hero, Mu Odisha' campaign; Opposition not amused

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched ‘Mu Hero, Mu Odisha’ campaign at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack and said that it will aim at identifying and recognising hidden talents. However, opposition parties alleged that the ruling-BJD government is trying to woo young voters in the State through this new campaign. While […]

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BJP labels Odisha's food security scheme 'politically motivated'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday slammed the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for announcing its own food security scheme at a time when the general elections are round the corner and labelled it as a move guided by political interests. Addressing a presser at the party headquarters here today, State […]

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Elections 2019: Early-poll chatter keeps Odisha political parties on tenterhooks

Bhubaneswar: Will there be early elections in Odisha? While no political party has a clear idea about it, a statement of the Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat is keeping political leaders in Odisha on tenterhooks. On being asked whether the Election Commission (EC) is ready if the Lok Sabha polls are held in December along […]

Odisha BJP leader meets Rajnath, demands CBI probe into murder Case

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Demanding CBI probe into the murder of one Bhagirathi Mandangi in 2010, senior BJP leader Jayaram Pangi today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi. Speaking to media, Pangi said the Odisha Crime Branch has failed to bring the culprits in the murder case to book even after eight years of […]

Business climate in Odisha not conducive: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today accused the Odisha government of misleading people by making false claims on the business climate and investment opportunities in the State. Targeting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after Odisha slipped in ‘ease of doing business’ rankings, Odisha BJP said that the Naveen government is solely responsible deterioration in investment […]

Amit Shah to review tasks assigned to Odisha BJP

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the BJP’s national executive meeting scheduled on August 18 and 19, the party’s National President Amit Shah will review the tasks assigned to office bearers of various states in New Delhi today . BJP National Secretary Suresh Pujari who is attending the meeting will brief Shah on the progress of organisational work […]

Odisha BJP upbeat after Modi's visit; BJD, Cong deny any impact

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Odisha seemed to have breathed in a newfound enthusiasm into the State BJP unit. With Modi coming down heavily on the BJD government during his speech at the Centre’s 4th anniversary celebrations in Cuttack, has re-energised leaders and activists of the saffron party who are in an upbeat […]

BJD is drenched in Aahaar corruption: BJP

Berhampur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has once again launched a scathing attack on the Odisha government alleging rampant corruption in the subsidized meal scheme, Aahaar. Speaking at a presser here on Friday, BJP’s Odisha unit secretary Bibhuti Jena alleged that the ruling government’s appetite for money is not even leaving Aahaar centres which are […]

Former MLA Rama Ranjan Baliarsingh to join BJP

Bhubaneswar: Former legislator of Satyabadi Rama Ranjan Baliarsingh, who recently resigned from primary membership of BJD, will join the BJP on January 20. On January 11, Baliarsingh quit the ruling party alleging mismanagement of party affairs. Speaking to OTV, Baliarsingh alleged that Satyabadi constituency has been neglected by the ruling-party as no developmental works have […]

Kotia row: BJP says CM ‘not competent’ to deal with border dispute

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today lashed out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patniak for his alleged failure in resolving the border dispute related to Kotia tribal pockets in Koraput district. Speaking at the party headquarters here on Saturday, senior BJP leader Biswa Bhusan Harichandan said that the CM’s callousness and apathy towards the […]

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Odisha BJP revokes suspension order of Jaynarayan Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP today revoked the suspension order on 11 party leaders, including senior leader and former legislative party leader Jaynarayan Mishra. In a meeting organised here at the party headquarters, the state BJP president Basant Panda announced that the party has revoked Mishra’s suspension after he admitted his mistake and, in written, said that […]

BJP plans gala for its 3 yrs at Centre, BJD says nothing to cheer about

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is planning to celebrate three years of the Narendra Modi government in a grand way. Party sources said, programmes will be spread over almost a fortnight, when Union ministers and MPs here will reach out to people to propagate how various programmes have helped the people and educate them […]

BJP demands action against Kendrapara MLA in affidavit row

Bhubaneswar: A team of Odisha BJP led by vice president Sameer Mohanty met the Chief Electoral Officer here on Thursday and demanded action against Kendrapara MLA Kishore Chandra Tarai in connection with ‘false’ information furnished by the legislator in his poll affidavit. Citing that the affidavit filed by Tarai contains somebody else’s name, the party […]

Shakeel slams Modi over demonetization

Bhubaneswar: All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad today came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetization of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes. Addressing a press meet at Congress Bhawan here, he said the Prime Minister is squarely responsible for ruining the livelihood of 5 crore people due to demonetisation. He […]

State BJP resolves dilemma; to toe Amit Shah line

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP has finally come out of the ‘troubled waters’ to confirm that it will go ahead with national president Amit Shah’s criticism on Odisha government, and not with the party heavyweight and union minister Arun Jaitely’s ‘appreciation’. The leaders of the saffron party today claimed that the dilemma over ‘stark contrast’ remarks […]

Jaitley’s lunch with Naveen irks Congress

Bhubaneswar: Just five days after the Amit Shah’s speech in Bhubaneswar slamming the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government on a host of issues, the camaraderie between Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley and the chief minister during the former’s visit to the Make in Odisha conclave has sparked speculations over the BJP-BJD relationship. Though this has left […]

Cong urges Prez to stop Chhattisgarh’s Mahanadi projects

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress legislature party met the President, Pranab Mukherjee today and urged him to ask the central government to stop all ongoing contentious projects on the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi River till the dispute between Chhattisgarh and Odisha is resolved. Apprising the President that the Chhattisgarh government is illegally building […]

BJP observes ‘Lajja Diwas’ to mark govt apathy

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP today observed ‘Lajja Diwas’ as a mark of protest against government’s apathy towards deceased home guard Sandeep Hati. The party also highlighted other issues like Gumudumuha firing, Nagada malnutrition deaths and Dana Majhi case. “All these incidents have exposed government’s development claim. State’s inability to address such issues came […]

Odisha BJP out to cash in on Modi’s visit

Bhubaneswar: Keen to take the maximum possible mileage from the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Odisha on June 2 to mark the completion of two years of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, saffron leaders in the state are on their toes to ensure that the visit is a grand success. As […]

Odisha BJP upbeat about Amit Shah's visit

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha BJP is hoping that party president Amit Shah's visit to the state from Jan 6 will revitalise and strengthen its position after the drubbing it received in the assembly and general elections, state party leaders say.