Centre withdraws heritage bye-laws for Puri Shree Mandir

Bhubaneswar, February 8: Union Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Monday issued direction for withdrawal of notification for proposed Heritage Bye-laws for Lord Jagannath Temple (Shree Mandir), Puri. The development came after two separate delegations of BJD and BJP MPs met the Union Minister in New Delhi conveying religious sentiments of the people […]

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BJD to attend President Ram Nath Kovind’s address in Parliament tomorrow

Bhubaneswar, January 28: Even as the 16 Opposition parties decided to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to a joint sitting of Parliament on Friday over the Union Government’s “undemocratic” attitude towards the farmers, Naveen Patnaik-led BJD will attend the the ceremony. “The Biju Janta Dal will attend the President’s address tomorrow and raise all […]

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Covid vaccine will be available in coming few weeks: PM Modi

New Delhi, December 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired the all-party meeting via video conferencing to discuss the Covid-19 vaccination strategy in India. “The Government is developing a comprehensive vaccination strategy. It is expected that the vaccine will be available in the coming few weeks,” said PM Modi. The Prime Minister shared his […]

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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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