BJP MPs meet Union Minister Piyush Goyal over irregularities in paddy procurement in Odisha 

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, March 16: A delegation of BJP MPs led by Union Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday met Union Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi over irregularities in paddy procurement in the State. It came a day after BJD MPs’ meeting with the Union Minister […]

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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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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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