Veteran leader Damodar Rout passes away

Bhubaneswar, March 22: Veteran leader Damodar Rout passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Friday. He was 81. The seven-time MLA was suffering from kidney ans lung related ailments. Notably, on January 1, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) revoked its expulsion order from the senior leader after five years […]

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Delay in declaration of BJD-BJP alliance gives tense moments to ticket aspirants in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 12: The unexpected delay in announcement of the proposed alliance between Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has created a sense of disquiet among the ticket aspirants in both the parties. Both the parties, who until yesterday were baying for each other’s blood, are reportedly in the […]

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Odisha: Congress, INDIA alliance leaders live for their own families, l live for countrymen: PM Modi

Bhubaneswar, March 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday tore into the Congress and INDIA alliance as he dubbed them as political entities which always focused on irregularities and nepotism. Addressing a mammoth public rally at Chandikhole in Odisha’s Jajpur district, the PM said the Congress and INDIA alliance leaders indulged in corruption to fill […]

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Odisha BJP chief rules out alliance with BJD, says BJP will fight with full force

Bhubaneswar, March 1: Putting all speculations to rest, Odisha State unit BJP president Manmohan Samal on Friday evening said his party would fight in all the 147 Assembly seats and 21 Lok Sabha seats in the State on its own strength and there will be no alliance with the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD). “The […]

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Odisha BJP leaders, workers sit with fingers crossed until PM Modi’s March 5 visit

Bhubaneswar, February 29: Excitement runs high in Odisha BJP camp as the party leaders give finishing touch to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to the State on March 5. BJP’s co-in-charge for Odisha, Lata Usendi on Thursday informed that the PM will visit the State on March 5. On the very day, he […]

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Odisha: Rajnath exhorts workers to work 12-hrs a day, claims BJP will form next govt

Bhubaneswar, February 22: Senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asserted that his party would form the next government in Odisha, claiming that there was a strong wave in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state for all the development works undertaken by him since 2014. He exhorted the party […]

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BJP names Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw as Rajya Sabha candidate from Odisha, BJD extends support  

Bhubaneswar, February 14: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced the name of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw as Rajya Sabha candidate from Odisha. Vaishnaw will now seek re-nomination to the Rajya Sabha for the second time from the eastern State. Minutes after the BJP announcement, the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD announced that it will support Vaishnaw’s […]

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Top BJP leaders to visit Odisha to boost party’s poll prospects

Bhubaneswar, February 12: The battle line in Odisha is slowly getting drawn with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slowly upping its ante against its arch rival – the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). With some pre-poll surveys predicting “better performances” by the BJP in Odisha in the forthcoming Lok Sabha and State Assembly polls, the saffron […]

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Ahead of simultaneous Assembly & Lok Sabha polls, Election Commission to visit Odisha from February 15

Bhubaneswar, February 8: Ahead of simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission (EC) will visit Odisha between February 15 and February 17 to review the preparedness of the State for the elections. It is usual for the EC to tour States ahead of Assembly or Lok Sabha elections to meet political parties, senior […]

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Hemant Soren resigns as Chief Minister, Champai Soren to be new Jharkhand CM

Ranchi, January 31: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday resigned from the post of Chief Minister. Champai Soren will be the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) was interrogating CM Soren in a money laundering case related to the alleged land scam. JMM MP Mahua Maji said, “The CM is in […]

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