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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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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Union Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Odisha on Feb 28, 29

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Odisha on February 28 and 29. He will attend Eastern Zonal Council meeting and address a rally in Bhubaneswar on February 28 as part of the BJP’s outreach programme on citizenship amendment act (CAA). Shah will offer prayers at Jagannath Temple in Puri and Lingaraj […]

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Unlike BJP, BJD doesn’t believe in politicicing human tragedies, says Sasmit Patra

Bhubaneswar: Unlike the BJP which has the habit of politicising human tragedies and accidents, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) does not believe in politicicing such incidents, said BJD spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Sasmit Patra on Saturday. The response came a day after under construction roof linking two terminals of the Biju Patnaik International […]

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BJD does not support NRC, says Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: After supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that his party does not support the National Register of Citizens (NRC). “The Citizenship Amendment Act has nothing to do with the Indian citizens, it only deals with foreigners. The BJD MPs has made […]

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BJD supports Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday voted in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The legislation was tabled in the Lower House after over an hour of heated debate followed by voting. The BJD MPs i voted in favour of the introduction of […]

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Ex-MLA Ashok Panigrahy quits BJP ahead of crucial Bijepur byboll

Bargarh: The BJP on Saturday received a major jolt in the State on the eve of the Bijepur Assembly bye-elections scheduled on October 21, after senior leader and former MLA Ashok Kumar Panigrahy resigned from the party alleging negligence. He was party’s candidate in the 2018 Bijepur by-election. He has sent his resignation to party […]

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BJP fields Sanat Gartia again from Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Sunday announced Sanat Gartia as party’s candidate for the by-election to Bijepur Assembly constituency to be held on October 21. Sanat had unsuccessfully fought the last polls against BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The candidature of Sanat was announced after party’s Central Election Committee cleared his name. The ruling […]

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Former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passes away

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday afternoon. He was undergoing treatment at AIIMS here, where he was admitted on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. Since then he was on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support, which are used […]

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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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