Seashore chit fund scam: CBI raids BJD leader Debi Mishra’s residence

Bhubaneswar, September 18: CBI officers on Friday raided the official residence of BJD leader and former Minister Debi Prasad Mishra in connection with Seashore chit fund scam. As per reports, a team of the Central investigating agency sleuths raided the residence of the Badamba-Narsinghpur MLA in Unit-1 area here. Simultaneous raids are also being conducted […]

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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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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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Biju Patnaik, the self acclaimed Naxalite

  Anil Dhir Biju Patnaik’s second term as Chief Minister came nearly 30 years after his first short-lived spell. He was disappointed to find that the bureaucrats, administrators and elected representatives were very different from what he had seen his during his previous stint. There was a palpable disconnect between the government and the people, […]

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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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BJD opposes AIIMS Bhubaneswar’s order to impose Hindi on staff, faculty

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Saturday said a firm “no” to the AIIMS Bhubaneswar’s order to its faculty members and staff for using Hindi as official communication. Notably, the order issued on Thursday by the institute said that all employees should sign in Hindi, replies to all the letters received in Hindi and […]

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20 lakh households live in kutcha houses in Odisha: Panchayati Raj Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Tuesday, in a written reply, informed the State Assembly that a massive 20 lakh households lives in kutcha (thatched) houses in the State. “Twenty lakh households in Odisha live in kutcha houses. They are yet to receive any assistance under various rural housing schemes,” informed Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water […]

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Anup Sai expelled from BJD, removed from Warehousing Corporation chairmanship

Bhubaneswar: Ruling BJD leader Anup Sai, who was detained by Chhattisgarh police in connection with a double murder case, has been removed from the post of chairman of State Warehousing Corporation. He was also expelled from the BJD. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday removed Sai from the chairmanship of the State Warehousing Corporation after […]

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