Tag: Pratap Deb

BJD Minister Pratap Deb, MLA Prasant Behera in trouble over sand smuggling charges
BJD Minister Pratap Deb, MLA Prasant Behera in trouble over sand smuggling charges

The RTI activists have also accused the minister of illegally encroaching Kharasrota river land since 2020 and running illegal brick-kilns.

  • Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Jagannath Remark Row
Odisha Minister Courts Controversy, ‘Compares’ Naveen Patnaik With Lord Jagannath

Odisha Minister Courts Controversy, ‘Compares’ Naveen Patnaik With Lord Jagannath

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  • Sunday, 02 October 2022
Srimandir Heritage Corridor row: Odisha govt destroyed our heritage, says Sambit Patra
Srimandir Heritage Corridor row: Odisha govt destroyed our heritage, says Sambit Patra

Speaking to the media after paying obeisance to the Holy Trinity at the pilgrim town, the BJP leader said, “I pray before Lord Jagannath to give some good sense to Odisha government and  also to MP Pinaki Mishra. This government has destroyed our heritage.”

  • Wednesday, 11 May 2022
Rift in Sambalpur BJD unit as party workers allege against Pratap Deb

Sambalpur: Rift in the BJD unit of Sambalpur has come to fore after a faction of party workers on Friday levelled allegations against the party’s district observer and Rajya Sabha member Pratap Deb for not inviting the local MLA and district president to a party meeting. Reportedly, a meeting was organised by Deb at Gosala […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Missing Ratna Bhandar key: Dharmendra targets Odisha CM again

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan once again targeted Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his silence over the missing Ratna Bhadar key of Puri Srimandir. Talking to newsmen, Pradhan stated that CM knows everything and his silence is a matter of concern as already Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has expressed concern over the sensitive issue. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Fuel Price Hike: Odisha Congress to observe 6-hr 'Chaka jam' today

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) will observe a six-hour ‘Chaka jam’ agitation in the twin city of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Monday to protest the rising fuel prices As per reports, party leaders and activists will gather at various places between 6 AM to 12 noon and request people to halt their vehicles […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Ruling BJD boycotts OTV’s panel discussions, debates

Bhubaneswar: In what is being seen as a gag on media, the ruling BJD has decided to boycott the panel discussions and political debates on Odisha’s largest television news channel OTV. BJD spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Pratap Deb in a press meet in Bhubaneswar today announced his party’s decision. Alleging OTV of being biased, […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Shoe attack on CM: BJD should be concerned about CM's security, says BJP

Bhubaneswar: The BJD should be concerned about the security of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik rather than pointing fingers at others, said BJP Vice President Sameer Mohanty on Wednesday after the ruling party’s spokesperson Pratap Deb alleged the saffron party’s involvement in the shoe attack on Chief Minister. Talking to mediapersons yesterday, Deb showed pictures of […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
OTV refutes BJD's paid news allegation

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD on Monday knocked on the doors of Chief Electoral Officer accusing OTV of telecasting ‘paid news’ to favour BJP candidate in the ensuing Bijepur by-poll. However OTV has termed such allegations as false and baseless. As per OTV’s clarification: OTV’s credibility as the number one regional channel in Odisha for the […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
CM, bureaucrats condemn attack on Pandian’s residence

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik strongly condemned the attack on the official residence of his private secretary V. Karthikeyan Pandian by BJP activists in Bhubaneswar today. “It’s an absolutely shocking incident particularly as some members of a national party have agreed that they took part in it. It’s truly shocking,” Patnaik said while responding to […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Throwback 2017: A year of political stirrings

Even though 2017 did not bring any great upheaval in the political landscape of Odisha, it had enough stirrings. Patterns assumed new paradigms, faces got facelifts, oblique became overt, status quo brought predicaments, leaderships lost loyalty and infighting prodded implosions. We look back at some of the stories which created ripples…   Poll battles ahead […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJD plans big for foundation day

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) mega preparations for its 20th foundation day are on in full swing with the party leaders leaving no stone unturned to make the event more than a successful one. The BJD will celebrate its 20th foundation day on December 26 at Talabania in Puri district. The ruling party is, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Farmer deaths: Dharmendra slams Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan slammed the Odisha government today over farmer deaths and issues plaguing the farming community. The State government is corrupt and inefficient, alleged Pradhan. The government is a murderer, it is announcing packages after killing the farmers, he added. Targeting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik indirectly, Pradhan said, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Brewing dissidence, a looming threat for BJD

Bhubaneswar: Even as BJD president and Chief Minister has reposed faith on returning to power without forging any kind of alliance in 2019 elections, the road ahead doesn’t seem rosy enough keeping in view the growing dissidence and infighting within the party. Be it Khallikote, Aska, Daspalla or Brajrajnagar, there have been reports of infighting […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Oram, Deb in squabble over ‘Nabakalebara’ remark

Bhubaneswar: The controversy surrounding ‘Political Nabakalebara’ got murkier today with Union Minister Jual Oram and BJD Rajya Sabha member Pratap Deb indulging in a war of words on possible upheaval in State politics. While Oram claimed political equation in the State will change soon, Deb took a jibe on the Union Minister and said first […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021