Bhubaneswar snaps its 21-year-old ties with BJD, picks Aparajita Sarangi

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, on Thursday, snapped its 21-year-long relationship with the Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal (BJD). IAS officer-turned-politician Aparajita Sarangi is now the MP of Bhubaneswar. She defeated former Mumbai Commissioner of Police and BJD nominee Arup Patnaik by over 23,000 votes. Bhubaneswar has been the citadel of the ruling […]

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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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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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241 Armed troops to be deployed in Odisha for May 23 counting

Cuttack: After providing security during the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, the Odisha police pulled up its socks for smooth conduct of votes, scheduled for May 23. Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma who took stock of the preparedness through videoconferencing with Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissioner of Police, all range IGs, DIGs, district SPs […]

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Naveen Patnaik most suitable to be Prime Minister: BJD

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is most suitable person to become the Prime Minister of the country, claimed party vice-president Surjya Narayan Patro here on Friday. The statement came at a time when Patnaik is once again in demand with both NDA and UPA leaders trying to get him […]

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BJD will do good in elections and win Patkura poll, claims Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday claimed that BJD will do good in the elections and also win the Patkura Assembly election in Kendrapara district. “BJD will do good in the elections and also win the Patkura Assembly election. I urge the CEC to postpone the Patkura elections […]

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