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Tag: Pradeep Panigrahi

Odisha: Expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahi Alleges Third Degree Torture To Family Members, Supporters

Bhubaneswar: MLA from Gopalpur, Pradeep Panigrahi has alleged that his relatives and supporters are being subjected to custodial torture by the local police following his expulsion from the party. In a letter to CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday Panigrahi said, “Police have been resorting to perpetrating third-degree torture to my relatives and forcing them to […]

Was There A Silent Coup Within BJD To Topple The Naveen Government In Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahi’s statements that there was a plot to topple the Naveen Patnaik government has created a political storm over the simmering discontentment brewing within the ranks of the ruling party in Odisha. Though only time will say how much ground does Panigrahi’s statement hold, it has nevertheless become a point […]

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Ego & Arrogance Of Bureaucrats Crossed All Limits, Says Bijoy Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bijoy Mohapatra on Monday came out in support of expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahi and said the allegations made by the latter are true. “I completely agree with Panigrahi’s version of the governance. Whatever he had said against the ruling party is completely true. In fact, in the […]

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Paid Price For Reaching Out To CM Over Covid-19 Mismanagement: Pradeep Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar: Hours after his ouster from BJD over ‘anti-people activities’, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi on Sunday said he paid price for writing and making call to Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik regarding COVID-19 mismanagement in the State. Once considered Naveen Patnaik’s ‘blue-eyed boy’, Panigrahi spewed venom against the ruling-party while addressing a press […]

Not Chief Secy, Administration Run By 1 Person: Pradeep Panigrahi After Expulsion From BJD

Bhubaneswar: There is discontent among senior leaders in ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) as they are not able to meet Chief Minitser and party Supremo Naveen Patnaik, said Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi hours after he was expelled from the party for ‘anti-people activities’ on Sunday. The resentment among the leaders is mainly due to the […]

Pradeep Panigrahi Gives Clean Chit To IFS Officer Abhay Pathak's Son

Bhubaneswar: Soon after his expulsion from the BJD, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi on Sunday has given a clean chit to Akash Pathak, son of tainted IFS officer Abhay Pathak arrested by the vigilance two days ago on the charges of amassing assets worth crores disproportionate to his known sources of income. Panigrahi said Akash, his […]

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BJD MLA Paradeep Panigrahi Expelled From Party

Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and MLA from Gopalpur Assembly constituency Pradeep Panigrahi has been expelled from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for ‘anti-people’ activities. The party informed the development through a press release which stated “Dr Pradeep Panigrahi, MLA.. Gopalpur is expelled from primary membership of the party with immediate effect for his anti-people activities.” Panigrahi […]

Local MLA Can Be Taken Into Confidence While Managing COVID-19 Situation: BJD MLA To CM Naveen   

Bhubaneswar: Amid the return of stranded migrants to Odisha, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi has urged the State Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to ensure that all the district administrations take the local MLA into confidence when it comes to dealing with issues related to COVID-19. In a letter written to the Chief Minister, the Gopalpur MLA […]

Countdown To Gopalpur Beach Festival 2019 Begins

Berhampur: Five-day long Gopalpur Belabhumi Mahotsav (Beach Festival)-2019 will kick off at the port town on December 24, perhaps in a different venue this time, informed Mahotsav Committee president and local MLA Pradeep Panigrahi following a preparatory meeting on Tuesday. Interestingly for this first time ever, the event will showcase activities and performances even during […]

BJD begins ‘Hak Pain Hartal’ against fuel price hike

Bhubaneswar: The 5-hour ‘Hak Pain Hartal’ agitation of  Biju Janata Dal against the hike in price of petrol and diesel caused more inconvenience to the general public than good in the capital city. Marked by vandalism, most important junctions were found to be barricaded with bamboo sticks and tyres burnt at others disallowing people take […]

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Oppn MLAs oppose appointment of defeated BJD leaders in college managing committees

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today witnessed pandemonium as opposition Congress and BJP MLAs strongly opposed appointment of defeated BJD leaders as chairman of different college managing committees in the state. The issue was raised by members of both BJP and Congress. Congress legislator Chiranjib Biswal raised the issue seeking explanation from the government as to […]

ABVP activists protest scholarship scam; demand judicial probe  

Bhubaneswar: Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today gheraoed the residence of Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi here protesting the alleged irregularities in the distribution of scholarships. During the protest, the activists face off with police personnel, following which the cops detained a  a few of them. The ABVP demanded formation of a judicial […]

Panchayat campaign: Pradhan-Panigrahi engaged in war of words

Bhubaneswar: While campaigning for their respective party candidates in the Panchayat polls in Odisha, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha’s Higher Education minister Pradeep Panigrahi today accused each other of fraud and corruption. Panigrahi accused Pradhan of having the record of being a “coal thief” before 2000, Pradhan raised question on […]

CM felicitates 20 YATS winners

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated 20 winners of the 10th edition of Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) Programme-2016-17, at a function here which was organized by Tata Steel in collaboration with Pathani Samanta Planetarium on the occasion of the birth anniversary of legendary astronomer Pathani Samanta. Tata Steel will take these 20 winners […]

Tata Steel launches 10th edition of YATS

Bhubaneswar: The 10th edition of the Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) of the Tata Steel was launched by Higher Education, Science and Technology and Rural Development minister Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy at the State Secretariat here on Tuesday. CJ Venugopal, Principal Secretary, Science and Technology, Kailash Chandra Sahoo, Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium and Arun Misra, […]

Teachers put stir on hold, to join +2 evaluation tomorrow

Ending a five-day impasse, the agitating teachers of 488 and 662 category non-government and aided colleges on Saturday decided to put their agitation on hold and join the evaluation of annual Plus Two evaluation from tomorrow

+2 evaluation: Teachers firm on boycott, govt warns of action again

Bhubaneswar: With the non-government college teachers remaining adamant on their decision to stay away from the evaluation of plus two answer sheets starting tomorrow, the government has said it has made alternate arrangements for the smooth conduct of evaluation work while warning them of stern action. The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) is considering […]