PM Modi hails BJD in Rajya Sabha for not disrupting House proceedings

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for adhering to Parliamentary norms and never disrupting House proceedings by entering into the Well of the House. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the first day of its 250th session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I would like to appreciate two parties, […]

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Pranab Prakash Das appointed BJD general secretary-organisation

Bhubaneswar: BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Friday appointed senior leader Pranab Prakash Das as the party general secretary (organisation). Political analysts said that BJD supremo and Chief Minister Patnaik gave the responsibility to Das for his experience of electoral politics. The new position is considered to be the second most powerful post after BJD president. […]

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Odisha journalists protest against BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty’s misbehaviour with scribe

Bhubaneswar: A large number of journalists cutting across media houses on Thursday gathered near Soochana Bhavan here to protest collectively against Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly misbehaving with a journalist on duty on Tuesday. A delegation of journalists later marched in a procession and submitted a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister to the […]

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Naveen announces ‘Odisha- Mo Parivar’ programme  

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a new programme of his party – ‘Odisha- Mo Parivar’ (Odisha – My family) with an aim to protect environment, encourage blood donation and help Odias stranded in foreign countries. The programme will be carried out under social service programme of the regional party. […]

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BJD’s Rita Sahu wins Bijepur bypoll by 97,990 votes, biggest margin in Odisha Assembly polls  

Bhubaneswar: Ruling BJD’s Rita Sahu won the Bijepur Assembly by-election with a record margin of 97,990 votes. She was polled more votes than what the BJD president and Chief Minister had polled from the seat in April. Patnaik had polled 1,10,166 votes while Rita was polled was 1,35,957. The winning margin of Rita in Bijepur […]

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CM asks Ministers, officers to take lunch in orphanages, schools during district visits

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday asked his colleagues in the Cabinet, senior officers and to take lunch in orphanages, child care institutions and Aahar Centres during their visits to various districts in Odisha. “Chief Minister advised Ministers, senior officers visiting districts to have working lunch in schools, orphanages, hospitals and Aahaar kendras. This […]

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Ex-MLA Ashok Panigrahy quits BJP ahead of crucial Bijepur byboll

Bargarh: The BJP on Saturday received a major jolt in the State on the eve of the Bijepur Assembly bye-elections scheduled on October 21, after senior leader and former MLA Ashok Kumar Panigrahy resigned from the party alleging negligence. He was party’s candidate in the 2018 Bijepur by-election. He has sent his resignation to party […]

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BJD to form Social Service Wing to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced that his party will launch a Social Service Wing as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. “Mahatma Gandhi was a symbol of service and struggle. BJD will launch a Social Service Wing as a tribute to Mahatma […]

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BJP fields Sanat Gartia again from Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Sunday announced Sanat Gartia as party’s candidate for the by-election to Bijepur Assembly constituency to be held on October 21. Sanat had unsuccessfully fought the last polls against BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The candidature of Sanat was announced after party’s Central Election Committee cleared his name. The ruling […]

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Bijepur bypoll to be held on October 21, counting on October 24

Bhubaneswar: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Friday announced the schedule for the Bijepur Assembly byelections, the seat vacated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after retaining his traditional Hinjili Assembly constituency. Polling will occur on October 21, with counting on October 24. The notification will be issued on September 23 and the last date for […]

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