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Tag: Pandian

Odisha CM Depends On An IAS Officer, Not Accessible To BJD MLAs, MPs: Digvijay Singh

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Friday said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik does not get the proper feedback on governance as he completely depends on an IAS officer and is not accessible to MLAs and MPs of his own party. He ridiculed Patnaik for his party BJDs support the BJP government at the Centre […]

Pratap Sarangi Terms Odisha Govt's 5T As Eyewash For Votes

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry & Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Pratap Sarangi slammed Odisha government for ‘cheating the public’ with its 5T programme which is nothing but a farce. Sarangi was overtly critical of state government’s ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme, which is based on the 5T model of governance, by terming […]

BJP Observes Sundergarh Shutdown Over CDMO In-charge Suspension

Sundergarh: In an unexpected twist of events, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today observed a six-hour bandh in Sundergarh district protesting the suspension of the Chief District Medical officer (CDMO) in-charge, Pankaj Patel. All government and private offices including shops and business establishments have remained shut in view of the protest. However, vehicular movement has not […]

Odisha's Transparency Push: Officials Review Public Service Delivery On Ground

Bhubaneswar: Almost a week after the implementation of ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative to collect feedback from the citizens on public service delivery, a team of the State government officials led by Secretary of Transformation and Initiatives (5T), VK Pandian visited District Headquarter Hospitals in Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur to take stock of the ground realities. They […]

Pandian gets additional charge of secretary to CM's 5Ts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s private secretary V K Pandian on Monday was given additional charge of the secretary to CM’s- Transformation and Initiatives (5Ts), officials said. A proposal in this regard was approved by Patnaik, sources said, adding that apart from functioning as the private secretary to the chief minister, Pandian will now […]

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Pandian, Bobby Das in connivance with police 'conspire' political murders: Damodar Rout

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Dhakotha in Keonjhar remained shut over demands to arrest the accused in murder of former block chairman and ex-MLA candidate from Ghasipura assembly constituency Ram Chandra Behera, senior BJP leader Damodar Rout made lot of noise levelling serious allegations against senior political leaders and a bureaucrat as the brain behind […]

Concerns raised over BJD’s 2019 poll prospects following high profile exits

Bhubaneswar: With one after another high profile leaders deserting the ruling-BJD camp, now concerns being raised over the prospects of the party during upcoming 2019 elections. After the exits of leaders like Rama Ranjan Baliarsing, Jayram Pangi, former Kendrapara MP and senior leader Jay Panda, ouster of senior leader Damodar Rout and recently resignation of […]

Pandian’s effigy burnt at Nischintakoili

Cuttack: Members of the Mahanga Sachetan Nagarik Sangathan on Sunday, burnt the effigy of Chief Minister ’s private secretary VK Pandian near Nischintakoili Police Station in Cuttack district alleging his role in conspiracy against Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda and other BJD leaders. Seeking removal of the “non-Odia” bureaucrat,  members of the outfit submitted a […]

Jayanarayan Mishra alleges conspiracy by CM Naveen, Pandian

Sohela: Senior BJP leader and former minister Jayanarayan Mishra today accused Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his private secretary V Karthikeyan Pandian of hatching a conspiracy to get him arrested in connection with the Sohela Banabira firing case. The senior leader after appearing before the Civil Judge Junior Division court today in connection with […]

Bhartruhari not at fault; just following orders from 3rd Floor: Baijayant Panda

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s parliamentary party leader Bhartruhari Mahtab is innocent; he is just following orders of  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s private secretary VK Pandian, tweeted Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda today. His tweet was in response to one of his followers, who had expressed displeasure over Mahtab writing to the Lok Sabha speaker seeking removal of Panda […]

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 […]

Attack on Pandian’s residence: One more accused arrested

Bhubaneswar: Police today arrested another accused in connection with the attack on the official residence of Chief Minister’s private secretary V Karthikeyan Pandian. The accused identified as Balia was arrested from Khandagiri area here. With this, the total number of arrested persons in the incident rose to five. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has assured […]

Attack on Pandian's residence: BJP workers booked for attempt to murder

Bhubaneswar: The four BJP activists, who were arrested in connection with the attack on the government residence of CM’s private secretary VK Pandian today, were booked under 10 sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including section 307 (attempt to murder). The arrested workers -Jugal Jyoti Swain, Rasmiranjan Muduli, Bibhuti Bhushan Prusty and Biswabhushan Badjena- […]

Babudom interference: Is Naveen feeling the heat?

Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik meeting senior BJD leaders Baishnab Parida and Nabin Nanda as more and more people join the march against interference of bureaucracy in politics might have left very little to imagination. Both Baishnab and Nabin have been vocal about the interference of bureaucracy in Odisha politics. As speculations continue, BJD’s Kendrapara […]