BJP alleges Rs 86-cr scam in Odisha Khadi & Village Industries Board

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik on Saturday targeted the State Government alleging corruption to the tune of Rs 86 crore in the Odisha Khadi and Village Industries Board (OKVIB). Raising the issue in the Zero Hour in the Assembly, the senior BJP leader said the Central and State Governments had given Rs 86 […]

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Polling begins for Patkura Assembly election

Bhubaneswar/Patkura: Polling began on Saturday morning for Patkura Assembly seat under Kendrapara Parliamentary constituency. Till 9 am, 12 per cent voter turnout was recorded, informed Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). Voting began at 7 am amid tight security for the Patkura Assembly seat, which had to be postponed twice in the past few months due to […]

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Manhandling of journalist by Kendrapara SP rocks Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The issue involving Kendrapara SP Niti Sekhar misbehaving and assaulting a working journalist in Kendrapara during the visit of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to Patkura on Wednesday rocked the Odisha Assembly on Thursday when the opposition BJP and Congress members demanded that the SP either be transferred or suspended. Raising the issue in the […]

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Veteran BJP leader Biswa Bhushan Harichandan appointed Andhra Pradesh Governor

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Biswa Bhusan Harichandan was appointed on Tuesday as Governor of Andhra Pradesh. A communique was issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan after President Ram Nath Kovind cleared his file for the gubernatorial post. Harichandan, who is a veteran BJP leader from Odisha, replaces ESL Narasimhan, who was the Governor of Andhra Pradesh for […]

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Odisha Assembly adjourned thrice till 3 pm over poor law and order

Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly was adjourned thrice till 3 pm on Monday following uproarious scenes and pandemonium by opposition BJP and Congress members over deteriorating law and order situation in the State. As the House met for the day at 10.30 am, Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik stood at his chair and urged Speaker […]

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Woman scribe sits on dharna demanding action against BJD MP Anubhav  

Cuttack: Upset over police inaction, the woman journalist, who had filed a complaint against BJD’s Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly abusing her physically and verbally, on Sunday sat on dharna at Purighat Police Station here demanding action against the lawmaker. The woman, Sasmita Acharya alleged that though she had filed an FIR against the […]

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BJP aspires to get 50 lakh new members in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Launching BJP’s membership drive here, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said that the target for his party in Odisha is to include 50 lakh new members. “It has been targeted to include 50 lakh new members into BJP fold in Odisha. The drive will be undertaken in […]

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Budget: Odisha CM concerned over cut in allocation for MGNREGA, pension scheme

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday expressed concern for the decreased allocation for Mahatma Gandhi National rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), core schemes for SC and ST and other vulnerable groups, National Highways (NH) and pension under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) in the Union Budget 2019-20. Patnaik also disapproved the imposition of Cess […]

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Naveen meets BJD Ministers, MLAs over breakfast; “serves” simplicity mantra  

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday morning met all the party MLAs and Ministers over breakfast at Naveen Niwas here, during which he gave the mantra of simplicity to his party leaders. Advising the elected members, especially the first-timers to lead a simple life, the BJD president asked them work for […]

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KALIA comes under SC scanner

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Odisha Government over the launch of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA), providing direct cash transfer benefits to the small and marginal farmers and sharecroppers, prior to declaration of election schedule. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also issued […]

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