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  • CAG validates CNN-IBN'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 CNN-IBN's expose on the misuse of the discretionary quota policy by the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha. In November 2011, CNN-IBN 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 multi-crore 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 multi-crore 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 high-speed 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 non-governmental 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 12-hour '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, ex-MP 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 14, 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 issue-based 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 sworn-in as Odisha Chief Minister for the fourth straight term. Governor SC Jamir administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 67-year-old 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 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJD headed for a landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections in Odisha. Naveen Patnaik led-BJD 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 17, 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...
  • AIADMK, BJD bend towards NDA; TMC sticks to anti-Modi stand May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Regional parties, which had once aspired to form a government at the Centre on their own, now seem to be swept away by the 'Modi wave', as they warm up to the BJP-led NDA ahead of poll results. Even as the exit-polls predict a clean sweep for the...
  • Post-poll survey: Some regional parties gain, some routed May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Except a few regional parties, most parties have been showing a consistent performance in the Lok Sabha elections since 2004. Some regional parties have improved their performance in the last 10 years and some have seen a decline. The biggest gainer in the last 10 years is West...
  • Odisha: Ready for an alliance with BJD minus Naveen Patnaik, says BJP May 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Terming BJD chief whip Pravat Tripathy's offer of conditional support to NDA for forming government at the Centre as an "eye-wash", Odisha unit of BJP on Wednesday said it was not ready to accept any condition for development of Odisha. BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi "himself is a symbol...
  • BJP doors are open to those who want to join us: Shahnawaz Hussain May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party may have been claiming that there is a Narendra Modi wave in the country and it will on its own get more than 272 seats, the party is also trying to get more parties on board to avert any risk. Party spokesperson Shahnawaz...
  • Open to support from parties, says BJP May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP today said it is open to any support extended by parties which were not part of a pre-poll alliance even though the combine will get a majority on its own in the Lok Sabha polls. "Actual results of election will be giving more seats than what exit polls...
  • LS elections: Jayalalithaa calls party meet ahead of poll results May 14, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to meet senior AIADMK leaders at her Poes garden residence in Chennai on Wednesday. The meeting assumes significance as it comes just two days before the election results are announced. With most exit polls predicting more than 20 seats for the...
  • BJD, AIADMK take U-turn, warm up to BJP-led NDA ahead of poll results May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With most of the exit and post-poll surveys predicting the BJP-led NDA winning the Lok Sabha elections, regional parties and estranged allies seem to be warming up the saffron party. While the BJD indicated that it might extend conditional support to the NDA, an AIADMK leader too hinted that...