Naveen likely to take oath as Odisha CM for record fifth term on May 27

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik is likely to take oath as the Chief Minister of Odisha for a record fifth consecutive term on May 27. The State, which saw Assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously, has decisively handed a mandate to BJD and endorsed a record fifth consecutive term for Patnaik. He […]

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Naveen congratulates PM Modi on election victory

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the convincing victory of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the parliamentary elections. Patnaik spoke to Modi over telephone and congratulated the PM for the huge victory. The Prime Minister also congratulated the Patnaik as his BJD raced past the majority mark […]

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PM Modi congratulates Naveen for yet another victory

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for yet another victory in Odisha. Patnaik set to become the Chief Minister of Odisha for a record fifth consecutive term, which would make him one of India’s longest-serving Chief Ministers. “Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in […]

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Naveen retains power in Odisha for record fifth term

Bhubaneswar: As per the initial trends, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik is set to become the Chief Minister of Odisha for a record fifth consecutive term, which would make him one of India’s longest-serving Chief Ministers. The initial leads suggest a landslide victory of the party in the State. Of the 146 seats, […]

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Counting begins amid tight security in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Counting of votes for 21 Parliamentary segments and 146 Assembly constituencies in Odisha began amid tight security on Thursday. Trends are expected to emerge after about an hour. Counting of votes is under way in 63 centres across the State, with over 6,7,00 polling staff and a huge number of police personnel on duty. […]

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Odisha police donates Rs 1.62 crore to CMRF for cyclone Fani relief

Bhubaneswar: Odisha police on Wednesday donated Rs 1,61,61,412 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF), to support the people affected by the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani that hit the State on May 3. Director General of Police Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma handed over the cheque of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here in the […]

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NDDB to provide milk to Anganwadi kids in cyclone Fani-ravaged Puri

Bhubaneswar: National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Chairman Dilip Rath on Wednesday informed that the Board will provide at least 5 lakh 200 ml tetra-packs flavoured milk to all the Anganwadi Centres in cyclone Fani-ravaged Puri district in next two weeks. “The NDDB is committed to work with the Odisha Government and Omfed in the relief […]

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Odisha CM hails ISRO for RISAT-2B satellite launch

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on successful launch of earth observation satellite RISAT-2B. India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) today successfully launched the RISAT-2B satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This was the 72nd launch vehicle mission from SDSC […]

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Dutee warns of legal action against those encroaching on her individual freedom

Bhubaneswar: India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand, who faces obstacle from her family for her same-sex relationship, on Tuesday made it clear that she will take legal action against those trying to encroach on her individual freedom. Addressing a press conference here, Dutee (23) also accused her elder sister Saraswati, also an athlete, of blackmailing her. […]

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Average 30 rounds of counting in each Assembly segment in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An average of 30 rounds of counting will take place in each of the 146 Assembly constituencies in Odisha on May 23, the day scheduled for the counting of votes, said State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar here on Tuesday. “On Election Commission’s permission, an additional 411 counting tables have been allotted to […]

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