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Odisha: Two BJD Groups Clash During Rally In Puri

Puri: Two groups of BJD supporters reportedly clashed with each other over sloganeering during a rally in Puri on Saturday. The quarrel reportedly took place in the presence of BJD’s Puri MP Pinaki Mishra, Minister Sameer Ranjan Dash and senior BJD leader and former Puri MLA Maheswar Mohanty. According to reports, hundreds of party supporters […]

Lootera Gang Busted In Berhampur, 540 Gram Gold Recovered; 2 Arrested
Odisha: Looters Gang Busted In Berhampur, Over Half Kg Gold Recovered

Berhampur: In a major breakthrough, the police in Berhampur busted a notorious looters gang and arrested two persons involved in a series of burglaries, on Thursday. According to sources, police seized 540 gm gold, 100 gm silver, a car, an expensive bike and a scooty from the possession of the accused. Besides, the police arrested […]

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Panicked BJD govt drops innocuous NPR section, CMO acquires political hues!

Bhubaneswar: Panicked over the misguided protests, Odisha government was today seen giving a carte blanche to the illegal immigrants residing in the State to dwell so without fear. In a far reaching decision, during the enumeration exercise for the National Population Register (NPR) in Odisha, enumerators in the State will drop the sub section of […]

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BJD Chalks Out Strategy Ahead Of Parliament Budget Session

Bhubaneswar: A Parliamentary Party meeting of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was held at Naveen Niwas today in presence of party’s Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members. Apart from a clear objection against implementation of certain sections of National Population Register (NPR), the party discussed various other issues while […]

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BJD to reiterate Special Category Status for Odisha in LS

Puri: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has made it clear that the party will reiterate its demand for Special Category State Status for Odisha in the Lok Sabha. BJD’s parliamentary party leader, Pinaki Mishra has also appealed other parliamentarians from BJP as well as the Congress to support the cause. “Central government should change the […]

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Third phase Odisha polls: BJD's Pinaki Mishra richest candidate in fray

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Pinaki Mishra is the richest among candidates of Lok Sabha constituencies going to polls in the third phase with assets over Rs 117 crore, revealed a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Odisha Collection Watch today. Among Assembly candidates, Congress candidate from Baramba Assembly constituency, Bobby Mohanty is the richest with […]

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'Simultaneous polls' CM Naveen's brainchild, claims BJD

Bhubaneswar: Claiming simultaneous polls as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s brainchild, ruling-BJD MP Pinaki Mishra today said he would present the party’s view point on the matter before the Law Commission on July 10. The party president and Chief Minister first presented the idea in 2004 and implemented the same. The party fully supports simultaneous elections, […]

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SC on Srimandir Management Reforms: Chhatisa Nijog delegation meets Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Amid flutter over the recent Supreme Court’s suggestion of allowing non-Hindus and abolishing the heredity system of service by sevayats inside Puri Srimandi, a delegation of Chhatisa Nijog on Sunday met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and held discussion on the issues. Making their stand clear, president of the Singhari Nijog Ramchandra Singhari stated […]

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CEC seeks report on shoe hurling at CM Naveen

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Wednesday sought a report from the Odisha State Election Commissioner (SEC) on the incident of shoe hurling at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the by-election campaign in Bijepur on Tuesday. A delegation of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), led by party MP Pinaki Mishra, met the CEC […]

BJD MP Pinaki demands funds for Puri railway station upgradation

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP from Puri Pinaki Mishra today urged the Ministry of Railways to allocate special funds in the coming budget for renovation and upgradation of Puri railway station to world-class standards and take measures for a rail link to Puri from Bhubaneswar with the golden quadrilateral of Konark and Satapada. In a letter to […]

BJD MP Pinaki Mishra showers praises on Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP from Puri Pinaki Mishra today praised Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a programme marking Micro Unit Development and Refinance Agency (Mudra) promotion in the State. “Dharmendra Babu’s worst critics will also concede one fact that he is exceptionally hard-working and very very competent. I don’t believe in last 40 years there has […]

BJD charges Oram of filing false affidavit

Bhubaneswar: To counter BJP’s attack regarding irregularities in poll funding, BJD today alleged Union Minister Jual Oram of mismatch in poll expense figures stated in his affidavit. Talking to media, BJD MP from Puri Pinaki Mishra said while Oram had mentioned at one place in the affidavit that his poll expenses are ‘nil’, in the […]

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Damodar lambasts Pinaki Mishra for statements on Baijayant Panda

Bhubaneswar: Minister and senior BJD leader Damodar Rout today slammed Puri MP Pinaki Mishra for becoming critical about Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda in a magazine interview. Talking to OTV, the minister said, “Pinaki, who had himself quit Congress and joined BJD later, should think whether it is right or wrong to issue statements on intra-party […]

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Twitter is a juvenile form of communication: Pinaki Mishra

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: At a time when Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik along with his rank and file are going head over heels to be ‘visible’ on social media including Twitter and Facebook to get that connect with masses, one of the BJD MPs has recently tagged Twitter as a ‘juvenile form of communication’. Speaking to a […]

Pinaki Mishra richest LS nominee in Odisha

The ruling BJD nominee from Puri Parliamentary constituency Pinaki Mishra is the richest among the 98 candidates for the 11 Lok Sabha seats going to polls on April 17 in the state's second phase polls, according to a report released by Odisha Election Watch (OEW)