All four BJD candidates elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Bhubaneswar: The four BJD candidates – Subash Singh, Munna Khan, Sujeet Kumar and Mamata Mahanta – were elected unopposed in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha from Odisha on Wednesday as Opposition BJP and Congress stayed away from the contest. Returning Officer and Odisha Legislative Assembly Secretariat Secretary Dasirathy Satpathy announced here that Singh, Khan, […]

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Rs 545-crore stuck In Yes Bank: Odisha Govt gives clean chit to SJTA

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Thursday gave clean chit to the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in connection with deposit of Rs 545 crore of the Shree Mandir in the crisis-hit Yes Bank. “The SJTA had invited quotations from scheduled commercial banks. Out of 12 banks, Yes Bank on March 12, 2019 had agreed for […]

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BJD MPs meet Nirmala Sitharaman over Lord Jagannath’s money in Yes Bank

Bhubaneswar: Days after Odisha Government sought Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s intervention for early withdrawal of Puri Jagannath Temple’s Rs 545 crore deposited in the crisis-hit Yes Bank, a delegation of BJD MPs led by Prasanna Acharya on Wednesday met the Union Minister demanding safe return of the fund. The delegation comprised Achyuta Samanta, Amar […]

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Four BJD Rajya Sabha candidates file nominations

Bhubaneswar: Four BJD candidates – Subash Singh, Munna Khan, Sujeet Kumar and Mamata Mahanta – on Wednesday filed nominations for the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections scheduled on March 26, before the Returning Officer (RO) Dasarathy Satpathy at the State Assembly here. Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and many senior party […]

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Naveen launches ‘Daredevil Democrat’

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched ‘’The Adventures of a Daredevil Democrat’, a comic book on legendary leader and former Odisha CM Biju Patnaik in the presence of senior leaders like Narasingha Mishra of Congress, KV Singh Deo of BJP and noted freedom fighter Bhabani Charan Patnaik in a function here. Published by […]

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Sanjay Das Burma appointed Odisha Planning Board Deputy Chairman

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and former Minister Sanjay Das Burma was appointed as the State Planning Board Deputy Chairman with Cabinet Minister’s rank. “Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appointed Sanjay Das Burma as Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Board with a Cabinet Minister’s rank,” said CMO communique. The BJD’s key leader was defeated by […]

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Naveen hosts home cooked Odia lunch for Amit Shah, Dharmendra & Bihar, WB CMs

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Amit Shah and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, were treated to home cooked Odia delicacies at Naveen Niwas, the residence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday. The Union Ministers and CMs relished relished […]

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EZC meet: CM Naveen seeks ‘Special Focus State Status’ for calamity-hit Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday demanded that the Centre give ‘Special Focus State’ status to Odisha at the 24th Eastern Zonal Council meet chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah here at the Lokseva (Secretariat) Convention Centre. Patnaik also demanded a Special Economic package to the State for expeditious implementation of Infrastructural development […]

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Elections to four Rajya Sabha seats on March 26 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday said polling for 55 Rajya Sabha seats spread over 17 States, including four seats in Odisha will be conducted on March 26. Elections will be held for the seats to be vacated by Anubhav Mohanty, Ranjib Biswal, Narendra Swain and Sarojini Hembram. Announcing the schedule, the […]

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Odisha BJP Yuva Morcha activists hold stir against unemployment

Bhubaneswar: Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Odisha unit on Thursday held an agitation in front of the State Assembly in protest against the rising rate of unemployment in the State. The protestors were stopped by police while they tried to march towards the Assembly. Hundreds of activists, including Morcha president Tankadhar Tripathy, […]

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