BJD

  • Chitfund scam: CBI court rejects MLA's bail plea, sends him to jail 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: Separate courts on Thursday rejected bail petitions of suspended BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy, model Preeti Bhatia and two others arrested for their alleged links with the multi-crore chitfund scam in Odisha. Tripathy, who was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate's (special) court after completion of his...
  • It's not setback for BJD: Odisha CM on chitfund scam arrest November 5, 2014

    The CBI on Tuesday arrested BJD MP Ramchandra Hansda in connection to Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. The BJD leader and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said, "It's not setback for BJD. They are individual. The law will take its own course" ...
  • BJD to maintain equal distance from Cong, BJP: Naveen Patnaik November 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: BJD would continue to maintain equal distance both from Congress and BJP, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said. "BJD would like to maintain its policy of equi-distance from both Congress and BJP," he said at an interactive session held during the third edition of the Odisha Literary Festival...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 4, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • No one is above law: BJP on MP Hansda suspension November 4, 2014

    Biju Janata Dal on Tuesday evening suspended its MP Ramchandra Hansda and former MLA Subarna Naik who was arrested in Odisha Chitfund scam earlier in the day. ...
  • News 360: Sachin Tendulkar hits out at Greg Chappell, calls him 'ringmaster' November 4, 2014

    The scars of the Greg Chappell era in Indian cricket have still not healed, 7 years after the Australian great's reign as Indian coach ended. Sachin Tendulkar's soon to be released autobiography has laid bare the bitterness of the Chapell era. In a break from his politically correct demeanor Sachin...
  • BJD breeding corruption in Odisha: BJP November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday accused the ruling BJD in Odisha for "breeding corruption" during its rule in the state for years after CBI arrested its Lok Sabha MP Ramchandra Hansdah and a former MLA were arrested in connection with the chit fund scam case. The party said that BJD's...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI arrests BJD Lok Sabha MP, 2 former MLAs November 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday made three high profile arrests in connection with the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. Biju Janata Dal MP Ram Chandra Hansdah has been taken into custody. Former BJP MLA Hitesh Kumar Bagartti and ex-BJD MLA Subarna Naik have also been arrested...
  • CBI arrests Odisha MLA in chit fund scam October 31, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The CBI on Friday arrested a ruling BJD MLA in Odisha for his alleged complicity with Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradip Sethy, who has duped thousands through a chit fund scam in the state. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the chit fund scam, interrogated Banki constituency MLA Pravat...
  • Lok Sabha seating plan likely to be approved before winter session October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The long wait for the finalisation of the seating arrangement in Lok Sabha is expected to be over next month, almost six months after the constitution of the new House. "We expect the arrangement to be in place before the winter session," said an official at Parliament over the...
  • 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,"...