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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 […]

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 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Odisha CM's scheme for farmers reflects hypocrisy: Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi today accused the Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government of shedding crocodile tears on issues concerning the interest of the people and hypocritically announcing a scheme for farmers after 18 years just ahead of the elections. Addressing a presser at the party office in Bhubaneswar, Singhvi said that the ruling-BJD […]

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 Jul 2021
  • BJD
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 Jul 2021
  • BJD
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 […]

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. […]

Actress-turned-politician Poonam Dhillon doesn't want to be a 'decorative piece'

New Delhi: Veteran actress Poonam Dhillon joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2004, but it is only now that she has taken on an active role as its Mumbai Vice President. Poonam, who took charge just before Diwali, says she wants to be a “hardcore worker” rather than a “decorative piece” like most actors […]

Op-Ed: Indian Voters Must See Through The Politics of ‘Name Change’

A few days ago, I was puzzled to see the city I have always known as Ahmedabad spelt as Amdavad somewhere. “It must have been a printing mistake,” I told myself. When I saw the same ‘printing error’ a second time – and then a third – a few days later, doubt set in. A […]

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 […]

Ex-Cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga arrested over fatal shooting in Sri Lanka

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Petroleum Minister and cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested on Monday for the first violent incident that killed one person during the on going political crisis in the country, police said. The political crisis in Sri Lanka took an ugly turn on Sunday when bodyguards of 54-year-old Ranatunga, a loyalist of Prime […]

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 Jul 2021
  • BJD
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Yogendra Yadav detained, 'manhandled' by police in Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Swaraj Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav and four of his associates were detained and allegedly manhandled by police on Saturday in Tiruvannamalai district when they were on their way to meet protesting farmers against the proposed eight-lane expressway between Chennai and Salem. In a series of tweets, the psephologist-turned-politician claimed besides being prevented from going […]

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 […]

Congress' decision to censor 'Vande Mataram' led to partition: Amit Shah

Kolkata: BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said the country’s partition could have been avoided had Congress not made the mistake of “censoring” national song “Vande Mataram” as part of its appeasement policy. “Had the Congress not made the mistake of censoring the national song Vande Mataram to just stanzas instead of the whole song, […]

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. […]

Kejriwal is an actor, who himself writes script, directs and acts in lead role: Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi: Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari on Thursday described Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as an actor, who scripts a play and does the lead role and accused him of acting as a “pawn for anti-national elements”. “Kejriwal is a big actor. He writes the script, directs the play and himself plays the lead role,” […]

Shah hits out at Rahul for 'mockery of Constitution' comment

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday justified his party forming government in Karnataka with B.S. Yeddyurappa taking oath as Chief Minister and hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for terming the political developments as “mockery of Constitution”. “The murder of democracy happened the minute a desperate Congress made an ‘opportunist’ offer to […]

ECI announces election date for Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday announced the date for the biennial elections in Maharashtra and a by-poll in Andhra Pradesh. The two elections will be held on May 21 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Maharashtra election was necessitated as the term of six Legislative Council members will end […]

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 […]