Tag: Politics

Politics over football brings Odisha govt, Centre face-to-face
Politics over football brings Odisha govt, Centre face-to-face

Taking a swipe at the state government for announcing ‘Football for All ‘on the same day when the Centre launched ‘Football for School’, the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) said the BJD dispensation should refrain from copying schemes from the Centre. 

  • Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Rajinikanth meets TN Governor
Megastar Rajinikanth meets TN Governor, discusses politics

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth met Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi on Monday and said that they had discussed politics but refused to divulge details of the discussion.

  • Monday, 08 August 2022
Dilip Ray resigns as MLA, quits BJP; Bijoy Mohapatra follows suit

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray today resigned from his post as MLA. He met Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradip Amat and submitted the resignation letter. Soon after, Ray along with senior leader Bijoy Mohapatra, in a joint letter to party president Amit Shah, tendered their resignation from primary membership of the BJP. […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Farmers yet to receive compensation for land acquired for industries

Balasore: Farmers, who had given up their land to the State government for development of industries in Balasore, are yet to receive compensation for the same. In 2011, IDCO (Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation) had acquired 1,100 acre of private land from Mukhura, Nuapadhi and Narasinghpur panchayats of Remuna block in Balasore district. More than […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Surjya Patro offers to quit daring Opposition to prove paddy procurement below MSP

Bhubaneswar: The State Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro challenged the Opposition to prove allegations that paddy is being procured at prices below the stipulated MSP of Rs 1750 per quintal in mandis across Odisha and said that he will quit politics if the allegations are true. Patro’s comments came during a press conference today where […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Amid pitched political battle, Odisha paddy farmers continue to suffer

Subarnapur/Ganjam: Paddy farmers across Odisha continue to face hardship as mandis in many parts of the State are yet to open. While some of the farmers are selling their paddy at lower prices to agents from other States, others are spending sleepless nights guarding the paddy outside mandis. According to sources, as many as 13,000 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Resentment, protests mar PEETHA programme

Nayagarh: Odisha government’s Peoples Empowerment – Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives (PEETHA) scheme seems to yielding results to the contrary as it is exposing the chinks in the armour of ruling-BJD. During the PEETHA program in Nayagarh today, the Sarpanch and his supporters were allegedly assaulted by ruling-BJD workers for protesting inaction of […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Paika Rebellion Memorial: BJP targets Odisha govt over non-allocation of land

Khurda: BJP has targeted the Odisha government over non-allocation of land for the proposed Paika Rebellion Memorial at Barunei on the foothills in Khurda district. Despite a grant of Rs 100 crore from the Centre and Rs 90 crore from Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), the State government is yet to allocate land for the […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Dama Rout urges Bijoy Mohapatra, Dilip Ray to join his party

Paradip: Senior leader Damodar Rout has urged Bijoy Mohapatra & Dilip Ray, who recently resigned from BJP, to join his new party ‘Biju Samatakranti Dal.’ Rout urged the ex-BJP members to join the party so that they can together fight corruption, misrule, dynasty politics in the State and bring development. The veteran leader also said […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Women 'forced' to join ruling-BJD’s padyatra in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Serious allegations of women being forced to participate in a padyatra organised by the ruling-BJD in Bhapur block of Nayagarh surfaced today. Local women have alleged that they were threatened by BJD leaders that they will not be provided Indira Awas Yojana benefits and pension if they do not attend the padyatra. The ruling […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Tribal leader Jitu Jakasika accuses BJD of using him

Rayagada: Tribal leader Jitu Jakasika targeted the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today and accused the party of using him by appointing him the member of the Special Development Council (SDC) in Rayagada. “BJD has used me to gain political mileage ahead of the general elections,” Jitu said. Jitu’s statement came after he stepped down as […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Congress on Pradeep Maharathy apology
BJP turns heat on minister Pradeep Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: The BJP Mahila Morcha continued its protest today against Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy for his comments hailing the verdict in Pipili gang rape and murder case. The activists of the BJP Mahila Morcha tried to gherao Naveen Niwas, the official residence of chief minister Naveen Patnaik today demanding action against the minister. However, tension […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Political parties in Odisha indulge in wrangling over Vajpayee’s death

Bhubaneswar: While the BJP is already being criticised at different quarters for turning the last rites of former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee into a political game play, the over-enthusiastic participation of BJD during different condolence events in the State has also raised eyebrows. From visiting the ailing leader at AIIMS, New Delhi and Vajpayee’s residence after […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
OPCC Chief targets CM Naveen over utilisation of DMF fund

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJD slammed the Centre for maintaining double standards in its much-hyped ‘aspirational districts’ programme, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik trained his guns on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over utilisation of the the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund for development of districts identified under the programme in the State. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
BJD protests ATM cash crunch; BJP launches ‘Latka’ campaign

Bhubaneswar: Protesting cash crunch at banks and ATMs across Odisha, the ruling-BJD on Saturday staged protest in front of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) here in Bhubaneswar and other nationalised banks while BJP countered it by launching a ‘Latka’ campaign against Odisha government’s failure. The BJD activists staged the protest for two hours, from 10 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021