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Odisha Congress Fires 7-Question Salvo At BJP And BJD

Panchanan Kanungo lashed out at both the BJP at the Centre and the ruling-BJD in Odisha over the rising fuel prices, inflation and several other issues

Aparajita Sarangi
Covid-19 Vaccine Shortage Problem Will Be Resolved Soon: MP Aparajita Sarangi

Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi on Wednesday said that the problem of the vaccine shortage will be sorted out soon and efforts are being made in this regard. 

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Centre Lashes Out At Arvind Kejriwal For His

The Central government on Wednesday lashed out at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for his irresponsible allegations against Singapore over the virulent variant of Coronavirus that has hit India.

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Op-Ed: The Future Of Odisha Politics

Dwelling in the past cocoons every generation in a comfort zone. Perennially under the spell of self-praise and in the illusion of own generation’s self-adulation, every age group of politicians assumes that their successors would be less worthy. They rue “things have changed”. Of course, they are supposed to change and ought to change. Whether […]

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The 86-Year-Old Ex Odisha MLA Who Has Cycled His Way Through Life

Bhadrak: While many a times, the actions of politicians give an impression to the general public that it’s more about pomp and show than public service; the story of an octogenarian Gangadhar Das, a former Odisha MLA, comes as a pleasant surprise for all. Staying in a small cottage in Kanpada village under Tihidi block […]

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Is BJD's Mega Event To Celebrate Biju Jayanti A Strategy To Promote Brand Naveen?

Bhubaneswar: While the Biju Janata Dal(BJD) is all set to celebrate Biju Jayanti (birth anniversary of former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik) and 20 years of its governance in Odisha on March 5, it has fuelled speculations of encouraging ‘Brand Naveen’ by using ex-CM Biju Patnaik’s legacy. According to sources, the regional party is planning […]

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Opposition Spreading Misinformation On CAA: BJP National VP Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: The national vice-president of BJP, Baijayant Jay Panda, on Saturday slammed the Opposition parties while accusing them of spreading misinformation on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Speaking to media persons, the BJP leader claimed that Opposition’s resistance to the Act shows that it is frustrated. “Nobody knew that opposition parties will show so much hypocrisy […]

Protection Of UPI Transactions Data: SC Seeks Response From Centre, Facebook, Google
SC Asks J&K To Review Orders Imposing Curbs Within A Week, Says Access To Internet Fundamental Right

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to review within a week all orders imposing curbs in the Union Territory while holding that access to the Internet is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution. A five-judge bench headed by Justice N V Ramana also asked the J-K […]

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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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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 […]

Ahead Of RaGa's Pondy Visit, Trouble Mounts For Congress Govt As One More MLA Resigns
Rahul Gandhi Still A Political Intern, Says Ex-Aide

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi’s former aide Pankaj Shankar said here on Saturday the Congress leader was still under “internship” despite having joined the politics 15 years ago in 2004. Saying that the former Congress chief has made no contribution to politics, Shankar told IANS, Rahul had “ruined” the party and its youth organisation. “What’s his […]

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BJP Leader Ashok Panigrahi Quits Party

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, senior BJP leader Ashok Panigrahi today resigned from primary membership of the party just few days before the crucial Bijepur bypoll. Panigrahi, who lost the election after being nominated as the saffron party’s candidate for Bijepur bypoll in 2018, reiterated that he was ignored within the party and not […]

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OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik Suggests Odisha Govt To Keep 70% Mines Under Control

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik has advised the State government to keep 70 per cent of mines in the State under its administrative control instead of leasing them out to private firms. The OPCC chief said that if the State government does not bring the majority of mines under its control, […]

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Supporters of Bolangir MP Sangeeta Singh Deo & BJD leader face off

Bolangir: Supporters of BJD leader Lalit Nayak today staged protest against BJP’s Bolangir Lok Sabha MP Sangeeta Singh Deo accusing her of obstructing a scheduled meeting with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Delhi. The Bolangir MP was on a visit to the district today along with Pradhan to review the flood situation when Nayak’s supporters […]

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Absence of ruling-BJD MLAs in Assembly amid Patkura election irks Opposition

Bhubaneswar: On the day of Patkura poll, the vacant seats of ministers and members of the ruling BJD in the State Assembly has irked Opposition parties, which targeted the ruling party and accused it of ignoring larger issues for mere votes. The legislators of the Opposition parties accused BJD MLAs and leaders of campaigning at […]

BJP sets target to enrol 50 lakh members in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has set a target to enrol 50 lakh members as it launched its membership drive on Saturday. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the state-level BJP membership drive in Ekamra Assembly constituency in Bhubaneswar. “In Odisha, we have launched the membership drive from Ekamra Assembly constituency. […]

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Naveen's Rajya Sabha choices leave trail of broken promises

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s choice of candidates for Rajya Sabha, has left a trail of broken promises after senior BJD leaders Prasanna Patsani and Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik were snubbed by the party supremo. After Naveen had fielded Arup Patnaik from Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency, which was earlier represented by Patsani, he had reportedly […]

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Naveen sings new special focus state-tune; Opposition terms it stunt

Bhubaneswar: Politics intensified over the recent meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in New Delhi during which the latter demanded ‘special focus state’ status. Citing that Odisha is hit by natural calamities frequently, CM Naveen demanded that the State may be granted benefits of a special category state for […]

After Modi, Shah’s praise for Naveen fuels post poll alliance speculation

Bhubaneswar: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah praising Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while comparing governance with West Bengal, has added more fuel to speculations that BJP and BJD are cosying up to each other ahead of May 23 verdict. During a press conference today, Amit Shah while slamming West Bengal […]

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Priyanka Gandhi claims to be Punjabi 'bahu', says make Rahul PM

Bathinda/Pathankot: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday attempted to establish an emotional link with local voters by describing herself as a Punjabi ‘bahu’ (daughter-in-law), saying she felt at home in Punjab and among its people. While hailing the valour of Punjabis and their ability to remain happy in all circumstances, she launched a vitriolic […]

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Kamal slammed for 'first terrorist was Hindu' remark

Chennai: President of Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday slammed actor-politician Kamal Haasan for saying that the first terrorist of independent India was a Hindu. Campaigning for his party Makkal Needhi Maiam’s candidate for the May 19 Assembly by-election in Aravakuruchi in Karur district on Sunday, Haasan has said: “The […]

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Will hang myself if charges are proved: Gambhir on pamphlet row

New Delhi: The BJP’s East Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Gautam Gambhir on Friday said that he will hang himself if Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal could prove that the cricketer-turned-politician was behind the distribution of derogatory pamphlets against his rival and AAP candidate Atishi. “Challenger Number 3 to Arvind Kejriwal and AAP. If he can […]

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BJP offered Rs 10 cr each to our 7 MLAs: AAP

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading and said that it offered Rs 10 crore each to at least seven of its MLAs for joining the saffron party ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Speaking to the media, AAP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia […]

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Op-Ed: Patkura Marks A New Low In Odisha Politics

By now, everyone knows Indian politics is a cynical, no-holds-barred game where there is no place for any human emotions or sensibilities. Conspiracy, intrigue and back-stabbing are the rules of this ruthless game. But even by these accepted standards of politics, what has just happened in respect of the Patkura Assembly constituency last week certainly […]

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These responses to Sunny Deol joining BJP will leave you in splits!

Best known for his roles in the movies “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha” and “Border”, Bollywood actor Sunny Deol put an end to all speculations over his recent meeting with BJP president Amit Shah and joined the national party on Tuesday, showering praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sunny is third member from his family to […]

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