BJD records landslide victory in Padampur bypoll 

Bhubaneawar, December 8: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday registered a spectacular victory in the Padampur Assembly seat bypoll with party candidate Barsha Singh Bariha trouncing her BJP rival Pradip Purohit with a staggering margin. The Congress’s nominee Satya Bhusan Sahu lost his deposit in the election. […]

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BJP’s Suryabanshi Suraj defeats BJD to retain Dhamnagar seat; Naveen says ‘it was expected’

Bhubaneawar, November 6: BJP candidate Suryabanshi Suraj won the Dhamnagar Assembly bypoll in against his nearest rival, Abanti Das of the ruling BJD by 9,881 votes on Sunday. Suraj, the son of late MLA Bishnu Charan Sethi, whose demise necessitated the by-elections, got 80,351 votes, while Das secured 70,470 votes for the Dhamnagar bypoll in […]

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Odisha: BJP appoints three new spokespersons

Bhubaneswar, October 17: In order to push forward the younger generation to take on aggressive leaders from rival parties, the Odisha BJP on Monday appointed three new young spokespersons in the State. Tejeshwar Parida, Anil Biswal and Manoj Mohapatra have been appointed as new State spokespersons of the party, informed BJP State medial cell chief […]

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Suryabanshi Suraj named BJP’s candidate for Dhamnagar by-poll

Bhubaneswar, October 9: Suryabanshi Suraj, son of late BJP MLA Bishnu Charan Sethi, on Sunday named as the BJP candidate for the by-elections to the Dhamnagar Assembly constituency, scheduled on November 3. The by-election was necessitated after the untimely demise of sitting BJP MLA Bishnu Charan Sethi on September 19. The BJP Central Election Committee […]

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Odisha’s Draupadi Murmu NDA’s Presidential candidate 

Bhubaneswar, June 21: The BJP on Tuesday announced Droupadi Murmu, a renowned tribal leader from Odisha, as the NDA’s presidential candidate. The announcement was made by Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda after the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. “For the first time, preference has been given to […]

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Odisha: Five women in Naveen Patnaik’s 21-member new Cabinet

Bhubaneswar, June 5: Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal on Sunday administered oath of office and secrecy to a 21-member new Council of Ministers of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The new Ministers include 13 in Cabinet rank and eight Ministers of State. Patnaik, a five-term Chief Minister, has retained nine Ministers of the dissolved Council and dropped […]

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All 20 Ministers of Odisha Cabinet resign ahead of reshuffle

Bhubaneawar, June 4: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday asked all his 20 Ministers to resign ahead of the maiden reshuffle of his Council of Ministers in the current term of his three-year-old Cabinet on Sunday. Governor Ganeshi Lal is likely to administer oath of office and secrecy to the new Ministers at 11.45 […]

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Chief Secy, DGP & senior officers meet CM, congratulate for BJD’s poll victory

Bhubaneswar, March 27: Senior IAS, IPS officers, including Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and DGP Sunil Bansal and members of a number of Service Associations on Sunday met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and congratulated him for the spectacular success of the BJD in the recently held Panchayat and Urban Local Body (ULB) elections. Thanking the […]

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Odisha ULB polls: BJD announces Mayor candidates

Bhubaneswar, March 5: Ahead of urban local body elections in the State on March 24, the ruling BJD on Saturday announced names of three Mayor nominees for the three municipal corporations in the State. While Sulochana Das has been chosen as the Mayor candidate for Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Rajya Sabha member Subash Singh has […]

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