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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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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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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PM Modi makes sharp personal attack on Naveen Patnaik

Kendrapara: In his last day campaign in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made sharp personal attack on BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for adopting violence at the behest of a few officers. “So far, I refrained from making personal attack on Naveen Babu. I wanted to give a respectful farewell to […]

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Noted artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays sand art tribute to Biju Patnaik

Puri: Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Tuesday created a sand sculpture of Biju Patnaik at Puri beach to pay tribute to the former Chief Minister of Odisha on his 22nd death anniversary. “Tribute to A true legend, Son of the Soil #BijuBabu today is 22nd death anniversary of the great Statesman #BijuPatnaik,” read the […]

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Bid to quell dissidence among BJD leaders continues

Bhubaneswar: In his bid to quell the dissidence among leaders who failed to secure party tickets to fight the polls, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik continued to accommodate and give many of them crucial positions in the party and also the responsibilities to oversee party’s electioneering in some constituency. Patnaik […]

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Naveen unveils manifesto for women, promises Rs 25,000 aid for marriage

Nuapada: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday unveiled election manifesto for women at Komna in Nuapada district and announced to provide marriage assistance of Rs 25,000 for girls of poor families. “Under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, free medical treatment for women will be hiked from Rs 7 lakh to […]

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Four candidates file papers for Khandapada Assembly polls

Bhapur: A total of four candidates, including three nominees from the BJD, the Congress and the BJP, have filed nomination papers to contest elections from the Khandapada Assembly constituency. While BJP candidate Siddhartha Sekhar Singh and Independent candidate Dusmant Kumar Swain had filed nominations earlier, BJD nominee and Rajya Sabha member Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and […]

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Naveen promises to give 2 installments of KALIA money at one go on day-one of Govt formation

Jeypore: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday promised to give two installments (Rs 10,000) of KALIA assistance at one go to over 25 lakh more farmers on day-one of Government formation. Announcing the first point of the BJD manifesto at an election rally in Jeypore in Koraput district, Patnaik said that nearly […]

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