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  • Congress terms BJP as "communal" and BJD a "corrupt" party October 8, 2014

    Phulbani (Odisha): Congress on Wednesday alleged BJP as "communal" and BJD as "corrupt". "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his partymen are experts in spreading animosity among communities. They have shown the seeds of communalism in the country," AICC general secretary in-charge of Odisha BK Hariprasad alleged here while campaigning for...
  • Odisha: National parties not sincere about problems of masses, says CM Naveen Patnaik October 8, 2014

    Phulbani: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that the people of the state have rejected both BJP and Congress for their hollow words and reposed faith in BJD which is "sincerely working to wipe out poverty and accelerate development". "People of Odisha have rejected both BJP and Congress...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: Former Odisha Advocate General Ashok Mohanty arrested September 22, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The former Odisha Advocate General Ashok Mohanty has been arrested in connection with the Rs 20,000 chit fund scam. Mohanty was first interrogated by the CBI on September 13. He had stepped down from office after the CBI had summoned him in the case earlier this year. According to sources,...
  • Former BJD MP joins BJP ahead of Kandhamal bypoll September 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the October 15 byelection to the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha, former MP Rudra Madhav Ray on Sunday joined BJP sparking speculation about his possible candidature from the party. Ray, who was earlier suspended from the BJD, joined BJP along with his supporters in the presence of...
  • CBI grills BJD MLA in connection with Odisha chit fund scam September 16, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday grilled Biju Janata Dal MLA Pravat Tripathy in connection with the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. CBI sleuths had raided his house in August. Tripathy was alleged to have links with the prime accused of chit fund scam. So far,...
  • Odisha: BJD under scanner over 20,000 cr chit fund scam, advocate general resigns over allegations September 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD is under the scanner over the 20,000 crore chit fund scam in Odisha. State Advocate General Ashok Mohanty has resigned from his post after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned him in the case. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has accepted Mohanty's resignation about four months...
  • BJD MP Hemendra Chandra Singh passes away September 5, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Hemendra Chandra Singh, Biju Janata Dal MP from Kandhamal constituency in Odisha passed away on Thursday night. He was 47. Singh had suffered a massive heart attack last week, followed by multiple organ failure. He breathed his last in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. ...
  • CAG validates CNNIBN's revelation on misuse of discretionary quota by Odisha government August 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General has come up with a report validating CNNIBN's expose on the misuse of the discretionary quota policy by the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha. In November 2011, CNNIBN had exposed the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha over how the state government had illegally allotted...
  • Saradha scam: CBI raids 56 locations in Odisha, BJD MLA and Congress Youth leader arrested August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Saturday conducted searches at 56 places, including the premises of BJD MLA Pravata Tripathy and owner of a local newspaper in Odisha, in connection with the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam. Searches were carried out at as many as 54 places in Odisha and two in...
  • Saradha scam: BJD MP's home searched by CBI July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday carried out search operations at 30 locations including house of a sitting Biju Janata Dal MP and two other politicians from Odisha in connection with its probe into multicrore chit fund scam related to Saradha and other companies. In coordinated operations, agency teams searched 20 locations...
  • Congress rejects Naveen's poverty reduction claim July 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Rejecting Odisha Government's claim about reduction of poverty at faster rate, Opposition Congress on Monday asked the reasons behind rampant child sale and large scale migration from the state. "If you (Government) have been able to reduce the poverty by 24.6 per cent, then why hapless couples sold their children...
  • Odisha government prepares for tackling possible flood July 20, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With heavy rains lashing several parts of Odisha, the state government on Sunday geared up to deal with any possible flood as more rains accompanied by highspeed wind was forecast for next few days. As heavy rainfall is predicted till July 23 in different parts, the state government has braced...
  • Who will sit next to whom in Lok Sabha, Speaker to decide soon July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is expected to finalise the seating arrangement in the new House this week even as there is no clarity as to when a decision on the issue of Leader of the Opposition will be taken. Parliament sources said Mahajan faces a...
  • AIADMK, BJD and Trinamool unwilling members to sit next to Congress in LS? July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: AIADMK, Trinamool Congress and Biju Janata Dal appear to be unwilling to have seats in Lok Sabha along with Congress which has the largest number of seats in the nongovernmental side. Parliament sources said AIADMK, Trinamool Congress, BJD, whose numbers together add up to 91 in the opposition side...
  • Polavaram issue sparks protest in Odisha Assembly July 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The controversial Polavaram dam issue sparked protests inside and outside Odisha assembly on Monday with ruling BJD MLAs disrupting house proceedings and their party colleagues organising a 12hour 'hartal' in four southern districts. The treasury bench members demanding cancellation of the dam project, the bill on which had been passed...
  • BJD's Jay Panda backs TRAI amendment bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJD MP Baijayant Jay Panda on Monday supported the Bill to amend TRAI Act which seeks to remove a legal hurdle in the appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Mishra as principal secretary to the Prime Minister. While his party's stand on the issue is not...
  • Odisha: Congress, BJP demand CBI probe after CAG detects irregularity June 24, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Terming it as a "Mega Scam", Opposition Congress and BJP in Odisha on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged undue favour to certain industrial houses which availed loan from banks by mortgaging government lands allotted to them on lease for setting up industries. The opposition parties' demand came...
  • LTC bills scam: CBI examines BSP MP, exMP BJD June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of its probe into alleged fake travel bills scam, CBI today examined Rajya Sabha MP Brajesh Pathak and former BJD MP Renubala Pradhan in connection with submitting of bills to claim reimbursement from the government coffers. CBI sources said Pathak was asked in details in connection with...
  • We believe in cooperation, not confrontation: Naveen Patnaik June 16, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Shunning ruling BJD's decade long allegation of negligence by the Centre, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said that his government believes in cooperation and not confrontation. "We do not believe in confrontation. We believe in cooperation. Our approach will be positive and constructive towards the Central Government,"...
  • LTC scam: Former MP Renubala Pradhan to meet CBI officials today June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Biju Janata Dal Rajya Sabha member Renubala Pradhan will meet the Central Bureau of Investigation officials on Monday regarding the Leave and Travel Concession (LTC) scam. Pradhan has been named as an accused in the case filed by the CBI on Friday. The CBI had filed a case...
  • BJD's Anubhav Mohanty elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha June 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal candidate and Odia flim actor Anubhab Mohanty was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. "Mohanty has been elected unopposed as there is no other candidate in the fray," Odisha Legislative Assembly secretary Amiya Kumar Sarangi, who is also the returning officer, said. Though two persons ...
  • Odisha CM meets Modi, says he won't offer support to BJP in Rajya Sabha June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: State leaders are reaching out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek central aid for their states. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met the Prime Minister on Monday. Patnaik said that the Biju Janata Dal will play a constructive role but won't offer issuebased support to the NDA in...
  • Odisha: Naveen Patnaik sworn in as CM for fourth consecutive term May 21, 2014

    After steering the BJD to a landslide victory in Assembly elections, Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday took oath as Odisha Chief Minister for a record fourth consecutive term. Also sworn in were 21 ministers, including eight fresh faces as five members of the previous ministry were dropped. Governor S C Jamir administered...
  • Odisha: Naveen Patnaik sworn in as the Chief Minister for the fourth straight term May 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday was swornin as Odisha Chief Minister for the fourth straight term. Governor SC Jamir administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 67yearold leader at a ceremony attended by hundreds of party leaders, workers, officials and journalists at the Raj...
  • Lok Sabha results: Caste based parties routed, those with regional identity emerge stronger May 17, 2014

    What explains the total decimation strong regional parties like Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) etc in this election? These parties blame the Narendra Modi wave for their rout while the BJP claims that it is...
  • Naveen, Jaya, Mamata: The three CMs who won big despite the Modi wave May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Chief Ministers who did beat the trend this election are West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik who won big in their states, holding their own against Narendra Modi. In TamilNadu, Jayalalithaa's AIADMK has taken the state, winning a whopping 38...
  • Watch: Naveen Patnaik credits BJD victory to people of Odisha May 16, 2014

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the people of the state have been very generous to our party electing us for the fourth consecutive time and that always fell it is victory of the people. ...
  • BJD's landslide victory in Odisha, wins 20 of 21 Lok Sabha seats May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJD headed for a landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections in Odisha. Naveen Patnaik ledBJD won 20 out of 21 Lok Sabha seats while the BJP managed to win one seat and the Congress got a duck in the state. BJD candidate and sitting MLA Jhina...
  • Odisha: BJD wins 20 seats, BJP gets 1 May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: 3:00 pm: In an impressive show, BJD is surging ahead in 20 of the 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha, while BJP is leading in one seat, according to trends available till 3:00 pm. Veteran Congress leader and former chief minister Giridhar Gamang is...
  • Odisha: Counting of votes on Friday, 1,616 candidates in fray May 15, 2014

    The fate of as many as 1,616 candidates contesting in the twin elections for Odisha Assembly and Lok Sabha, will be decided on Friday as the Election Commission made all required arrangements for counting of votes. The counting of votes would be held amid tight security for 21 Lok Sabha and...