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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Legislators must not forget democratic decency: CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said that democratic dissent is a right of an MLA and while exercising this right, legislators must not forget democratic decency. “Democratic dissent is a right of an MLA. While exercising this right, legislators must not forget democratic decency. At no circumstances, democratic dissent should cast a shadow […]

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Naveen rehabilitates BJD leaders in key posts, Minati Behera appointed new SCW Chairperson  

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday approved appointment of new heads for various State-owned corporations and development authorities, including the State Commission for Women. This is the first lot of political appointments to State-run organisations after Patnaik ca,e to power for fifth consecutive terms. The Chief Minister also appointed Minati Behera as Chairperson of […]

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Govt tables Kunduli minor girl assault, suicide report in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Saturday tabled the judicial commission report along with action taken report related to the alleged incident of kidnapping, sexual assault and suicide of a minor girl of village Musaguda in Koraput district. Minister of State (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra tabled the report along with the ATR. The development came a […]

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BJP MLA’s remarks against Muslim women irk BJD, Congress leaders in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: BJP Legislature Party Deputy Leader Bishnu Charan Sethi’s remarks in the Assembly against Muslim women created noisy scenes in the House on Thursday. The Assembly witnessed noisy scenes as opposition Congress and ruling BJD members protested against a statement made by Sethi on Muslim women vis-a-vis Triple Talaq Bill passed in the Parliament recently. […]

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OSAA plans mass movement against RTI Bill from August 1

Bhubaneswar: Slamming the BJD for supporting the Narendra Modi Government in passing the RTI Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Odisha Soochana Adhikar Abhiyan (OSAA) on Tuesday announced a State-wide week-long mass people’s movement from August 1 demanding the withdrawal of the Bill. OSAA works on to educate people on using RTI Act properly […]

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BJD’s Sabitri Agarwalla wins Patkura Assembly seat by 17,920 votes

Patkura: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday won the Patkura Assembly constituency in Kendrapara district defeating BJP, the main opposition force in Odisha. The victory in Patkura took BJD’s tally in the 147-member Odisha Assembly to 113. BJD candidate Sabitri Agarwal defeated BJP’s Bijoy Mohapatra, the principal bête noire of Chief Minister and […]

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Congress threatens State-wide agitation tomorrow over ‘rising’ child rapes

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress on Tuesday called for a State-wide protest over atrocities against women and rising minor girl rape cases in the State on Wednesday. “The Congress will hold a State-wide agitation on Wednesday over rising incidents of atrocities against women and minor girl rape cases. Protests will be held at all district headquarters from […]

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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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