Odisha relaxes new traffic rules for 3 months

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong note of public resentment over steep penalties being enforced under amended Motor Vehicle Act, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday asked the enforcement agencies not to aggressively go on an overdrive against traffic rule violators for next three months. The Chief Minister appealed to the people to get the papers of their […]

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Odisha CM announces Rs 222 crore bonus for Kendu leaf workers

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced a bonus and incentive package of Rs 222 crore for Kendu leaf pluckers, binders and temporary employees for the 2018 Kendu Leaf crop year. He made this announcement while presiding over a meeting of the Kendu Leaf Unnayan Board at the State Secretariat here. It was revealed […]

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Researcher urges for converting Baji’s house as Memorial Museum

Bhubaneswar: Noted historian and researcher Anil Dhir on Friday wrote to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging him to take measures to convert the old house of the Gandhian Mohamed Baji at Nabrangpur into a memorial museum also to make a formal request to the Ministry of Posts for issuing a Commemorative Postage Stamp on this […]

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CM Naveen breaks his own tradition of not coming to Secretariat during election

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has broken his own tradition of not coming to Secretariat during election. Patnaik on Monday visited the State Secretariat and reviewed the preparedness for the Cyclonic storm Fani which is re-curving towards Odisha coast. Normally, Patnaik, who happens to be the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president, had never visited the […]

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Odisha CM condemns Sri Lanka blasts

Bhubaneswar: Condemning serial blasts in Sri Lanka, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that such dastardly acts on peaceful congregations and citizens has no place in civilised societies. “Strongly condemn the gruesome terror attacks in #Colombo, Sri Lanka. Such dastardly acts on peaceful congregations & citizens has no place in civilised societies. My sincere […]

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Naveen ropes in RS member Sarojini Hembram for Baripada Assembly seat

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has roped in yet another Rajya Sabha member to contest the ensuing Assembly elections. The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the name of Rajya Sabha member Sarojini Hembram as party’s candidate for the Baripada Assembly constituency in tribal dominated Mayurbhanj district. “Sarojini […]

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Naveen files nomination from Bijepur

Bargarh: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday filed nomination for Bijepur Assembly constituency in Bargarh district. Patnaik filed his nomination papers before the Returning Officer at the Padmapur Sub-Collector’s office. Security has been tightened for the CM’s visit. The Chief Minister filed four sets of nomination, an official said. […]

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Naveen files nomination papers from Hinjili

Berhampur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination papers from Hinjili constituency on Wednesday for the upcoming Assembly elections as official candidate of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Patnaik, who happens to be the president of BJD, filed the nomination papers for the fifth term from Hinjili. Patnaik represents Hinjili constituency and has been winning […]

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Winnability criterion to determine selection of BJD candidates, says Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said that winnability will be the criterion to determine selection of BJD candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the State. He said that the party will contest the elections on its own without going for alliance with any […]

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All you need to know about Justice Ajit Singh, the first Odisha Lokayukta

Highlights Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal on Saturday appointed former Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh as the first Lokayukta of Odisha. Earlier on February 12, a seven-member search committee had unanimously finalised Justice Singh’s name at a meeting presided over by its chairperson and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The office of the […]

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