BJD supports scrapping of Article 370 for J&K

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday supported the resolution moved in Parliament to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Participating in the debate, BJD Floor Leader in the Rajya Sabha said BJD supported the resolution on Article 370. “In real sense today, Jammu & […]

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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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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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News channel crew attacked in Patkura

Kendrapara: In a shocking incident, a group of ruling BJD workers on Friday allegedly attacked a crew of Argus – a leading web news channel – on Friday while they covering and shooting the cash distribution of cash to voters at Karilopatna village under Garadpur block in Patkura Assembly constituency in Kendrapara district. The deplorable […]

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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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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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