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BJD wants Bijoy Mohapatra in Odisha Assembly: BJP's Bhrugu Baxipatra

Bhubaneswar: With the countdown already on for the much-awaited Patkura elections, major political parties are leaving no stone unturned to train guns on their rivals. BJP leader Bhrugu Baxipatra’s statements today that BJD wants saffron party candidate Bijoy Mohapatra to win the Patkura battle added fuel to the ongoing verbal battle between the two parties. […]

Did Naveen’s 'Breakfast Tips' hint at putting house in order or setting stage for successor?

Bhubaneswar: July 3rd witnessed an unforeseen and unanticipated side of Naveen when he, for the first time in his 19-year rule, was seen sharing tips with newly-elected representatives to be pro-people leaders. While some feel it’s an emulation of Modi, the ‘Breakfast Tips’ of CM Naveen to the first time MLAs of the party has […]

Focus on macro issues, leave micro issues to State: CM Naveen to Centre

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: While extending full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of ‘one nation, one election’ at the all-party meeting in Delhi, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that the Centre should leave micro issues to the State and focus only on macro issues. “As regards development of Aspirational Districts, Centre should […]

Bijepur Bypoll: Parties face candidate conundrum

Bhubaneswar: After BJD President and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik vacated the Bijepur by retaining his home turf Hinjili Assembly Constituency, the bypoll for the seat now seems to be anybody’s game. Speculations are now spooling over who will be the candidate of the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the Bijepur by-poll even though official dates […]

BJP alleges poll code violation by Odisha CM, questions channels beaming it live

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday moved the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) here alleging that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik violated the model code of conduct by organising poll meetings across the State. Speaking to the media after meeting the CEO, State BJP vice president Samir […]

Case Lodged against BJP Hinjili Candidate for alleged misbehaviour with on-duty magistrate

Bhubaneswar/Aska: State BJP vice president and BJP candidate against the BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik from Hinjili Assembly constituency, Pitambar Acharya seems to have invited trouble just ahead of the 2019 polls. A case has been lodged against Acharya for allegedly misbehaving with an on-duty magistrate and a police official. As per […]

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Coal block allocation case: Plea in SC to expedite case against Odisha CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: That the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was interrogated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on November 25, 2017, in connection with a coal block allocation case, came to fore just a few days ahead of the general elections and a petition was filed on Monday over the inordinate delay in the case. […]

Odisha govt intentionally delaying justice to chit fund victims: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday trained his guns at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging that the ruling BJD is deliberately delaying the process to refund the hard earned money of innocent people duped in the chit fund scam. Expressing concerns over the inordinate delay in refund of money, Pradhan said that the […]

Kandhamal Road Mishap: Alleging medical negligence, injured flee MKCG

Berhampur: Almost 12 days after the tragic Kandhamal road accident which had claimed 10 lives, the critically injured persons, who were undergoing treatment at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur, are now forced to move to private hospitals following alleged negligence in treatment at the State-run hospital. As per reports, a two-year-old boy, […]

Naveen raps Centre for not releasing Rs 6400 Cr to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As the elections to the State Assembly and Lok Sabha draw near, the ruling-BJD is rigorously raking up the issue of Central neglect. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today rapped the Centre that it has not released pending funds worth Rs 6,400 crore to the state with only a month left to the completion […]

Naveen-Narasingha ‘secret’ deal brings alive memories of Bhupinder’s 2014 act

Bhubaneswar: Just ahead of the 2014 general polls, the then Congress stalwart and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Bhupinder Singh left the party mid-way and joined the BJD giving an unexpected blow to the party. Five years later, with a few months to go for the 2019 elections, speculations are rife that Congress will again witness […]

Jharsuguda Airport is now 'Veer Surendra Sai Airport'

New Delhi/Jharsuguda: Fulfilling the long-standing demand of the Odisha government, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the renaming of Jharsuguda Airport, Odisha as “Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda”. On Tuesday, CM Naveen had written to PM Narendra Modi reiterating the demand of the State government for renaming of Jharsuguda Airport […]

Explore untapped opportunities in Odisha: CM Naveen to bizmen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged investors to explore huge untapped investment opportunities in the State by participating in the Make in Odisha Conclave scheduled to be held from November 11 to November 15 in Bhubaneswar this year. Speaking on the sidelines of a roadshow in New Delhi for the second edition of […]

Former Congress MLA Dusmanta Naik joins BJD

Bhubaneswar: Former Congress MLA Dusmanta Naik on Friday joined the ruling-BJD in presence of party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar. Naik, the ex-MLA of Bhawanipatna Assembly Constituency resigned from Congress on July 11 and joined the BJD today with some of his supporters. “I discussed with everyone from ward to samiti […]

CM Naveen launches new programme to reach out to rural people

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated a new programme for the rural people on the occasion of ‘Panchayati Raj Divas’ in the state and sanctioned development projects worth Rs 2 crore. As part of the “Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ (our village, our development) programme, Patnaik will be interacting with the panchayat representatives and […]

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Odisha not utilising Central funds: Union Minister

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Friday lashed out at the Odisha government alleging that it has been incompetent in utilising the funds sanctioned by his ministry. Addressing a presser in New Delhi, the Union Minister said Odisha gets around Rs 400-Rs 600 crore from Tribal Affairs Ministry every year but only […]

Bureaucrats should self-introspect: BJD Leader Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader Damodar Rout on Friday once again fanned the controversy surrounding the attack on residence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s private secretary VK Pandian saying that officers protesting the attack will be better off doing some self-introspection. Dama Rout’s op-ed appeared in a local vernacular daily today with the headline ‘introspection […]

Kunduli Victim would haunt Naveen govt for the rest of its term

The victim of the Kunduli ‘gang rape that wasn’t’ could not have chosen a worse time to commit suicide. Conspiracy theorists in government and ruling party circles may even be looking for an ‘opposition design’ in the suicide on a day when Naveen Patnaik was making a triumphant return to the state capital after being […]

CM Naveen to receive ‘Ideal Chief Minister’ award

Bhubaneswar: After winning the prestigious Outlook Speakout Award-2017 for best administrator in the country, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is all set to be conferred ‘Ideal Chief Minister’ award. CM Naveen will be presented with the award at an event organised by MIT World Peace University in Pune on January 21. The institution has reportedly […]

Gadkari urges CM Naveen to resolve Mahanadi dispute through discussion

Bhubaneswar: Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari has urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to settle the Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh through mutual discussion. In a letter to CM Naveen, the Union Minister said that formation of tribunal on such dispute only delays the solution. Records show that solution to water disputes through tribunals take […]

Indian freedom movement based on principle of non-violence: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Indian freedom movement based on the principle of non-violence virtually changed the fundamentals of struggle across the globe, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Tuesday. Patnaik was addressing the 31st Freedom Fighters Mahotsav held here.”The Indian Freedom Movement virtually changed the fundamental principles of struggle against oppression and tyranny. It empowered people all […]

Bijepur bypoll top on agenda at party meet in Naveen Niwas

Bhubaneswar: With the Bijepur bypoll due early next year, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday held a crucial meeting at Naveen Niwas to discuss strategies on the bypoll to thwart the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress’ tall claims of winning the Constituency. As per reports, ministers, MLAs, an observer and senior leaders […]

Please Leave The Children Alone

By Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s rather frugal standards, this is going to be a marathon speech, lasting not less than 45 minutes. Since he would be addressing students – and more importantly their parents – of government and government aided schools across the state, one presumes he would speak (read out, to be more precise) […]

Odisha CM Naveen downplays BJP’s 120-seat claim

Bhubaneswar: While the BJP-BJD number flinging continues in Odisha, Chief Minister and president of the ruling-party Naveen Patnaik today downplayed the saffron party’s claim of winning 120 seats in 2019 polls. Hinting that that it won’t be a cake walk to win 120 seats, Patnaik said “I doubt very much whether BJP will get so […]

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CM accords DHH status to Jeypore hospital

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accorded district headquarters hospital (DHH) status to Jeypore sub- divisional hospital today. The development came after a delegation of local residents and intellectuals led by former minister Rabi Narayan Nanda met Patnaik in Bhubaneswar today. “The sub-division hospital at Jeypore is upgraded and given district headquarters hospital status,” said […]