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.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]