Naveen Patnaik

  • 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...
  • Odisha: Over 3 lakh affected due to floods, government deploys medical teams August 12, 2014

    Cuttack: Declaring that miseries of people in flood-hit areas have compounded due to water receding slowly from villages, the Odisha government on Monday deployed medical teams to conduct a disinfection sweep and provide relief to the areas. Sources in the government said that nearly 3 lakh people have been isolated...
  • Odisha: Flood situation turns grim, 23 dead so far August 6, 2014

    Cuttack: Situation in Odisha has turned grim as 23 people been killed in rain and flood so far. Water is rising alarmingly in Mahanadi river system prompting the state government to step up rescue operation. With several rivers including Mahanadi, Baitarani, Salandi and Jalaka flowing above danger marks, Chief Minister...
  • Odisha: Flood claims 23 lives, 17,000 people evacuated August 6, 2014

    Cuttack: Incessant rains in several parts of Odisha for past few days have led to flooding in 12 districts of Odisha. The death toll due to flood in the state has reached 23 and relief works are underway. The authorities have evacuated about 17,000 people from the flood effected areas. As...
  • 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...
  • Rail budget disappointing, very generic: Nitish Kumar July 8, 2014

    Former railways minister Nitish Kumar said that the rail budget was disappointing. The government has no clear future plan or roadmap. "It is a very generic budget. FDI and PPP in Railways are not prudent initiatives," he said. On the other side, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, "We have...
  • Linking rail fare with fuel price to hit common man: Naveen Patnaik July 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Linking the railway fare with fuel price was likely to hit the common man, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Tuesday. "As regards the proposal for linking the railway fare with fuel price, I apprehend that this will affect the common man and expose them to vagaries of...
  • Naveen Patnaik: Poor will be largely affected by the rail fair hike June 20, 2014

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik comments on the rail fare hike. He states that hike in fare will further aggravate inflation and increase price rise. The poor people will be largely affected by this move. ...
  • 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,"...
  • Marandi re-elected deputy speaker of Odisha assembly June 16, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Sananda Marandi was re-elected the deputy speaker of the Odisha assembly on Monday. The three-time legislator was elected unopposed by a voice vote after his name was proposed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as no other candidate was fielded by any other political party...
  • Odisha seeks more funds for railway infrastructure June 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking more funds from the Centre for strengthening the railway infrastructure in the state. Referring to a letter he earlier wrote to the prime minister, Patnaik said that the rail route length and its density in Odisha...
  • 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...
  • Naveen Patnaik to skip Modi's swearing-in ceremony May 25, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will not attend Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony due to state Assembly Speaker election on Monday. Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Amat will instead represent Patnaik at the ceremony. While deciding to adopt a positive approach towards the BJP-led NDA government to be headed by...
  • Odisha: Niranjan Pujari named as BJD candidate for Speaker May 24, 2014

    BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Saturday proposed the name of former minister Niranjan Pujari for the post of Speaker of the 15th Odisha Legislative Assembly. "It has been decided that Niranjan Pujari will be the Honorable Speaker of the Assembly," Patnaik told reporters. Putting an end to all speculations, Patnaik proposed Pujari's...
  • Amat Odisha's new Finance minister, Patnaik retains Home May 21, 2014

    In the new council of ministers which took oath on Wednesday in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik retained the portfolios of Home, Water Resources, Public Works and General Administration departments and named Pradip Kumar Amat as the new Finance minister. Amat, a law graduate and speaker of the outgoing Assembly, was...
  • Modi congratulates Patnaik, Chamling for winning assembly elections May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Chief Ministers Pawan Chamling of Sikkim and Naveen Patnaik of Odisha for winning the assembly elections. "My congratulations to Naveen Patnaik on being sworn in as Odisha (chief minister). My best wishes and support for Odisha's development journey," Modi tweeted. BJD president Patnaik...
  • 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...
  • Naveen Patnaik to take oath as Odisha Chief Minister on Wednesday May 20, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Raj Bhavan is all set to conduct the swearing-in ceremony of the new council of ministers under the leadership of Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday, a Governor's Secretariat release said. "The swearing-in ceremony of the new council of ministers led by Sri Naveen Patnaik will be held on May 21...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: Defeat in victory for Jayalalithaa, Mamata, KCR and Naveen May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: It is a defeat in victory for four regional parties along the east coast of India. The performances of the AIADMK, TRS, BJD and TMC have been very impressive in the election. They can proudly say that they have successfully taken on the BJP in their states 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...
  • 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...
  • Yet to decide on extending support to NDA: Naveen Patnaik May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Biju Janata Dal, a former ally of the BJP, may join back the NDA camp to help in government formation at the Centre, indicated a party leader. The BJD has demanded special state status for Odisha in exchange of its support to the NDA. BJD leader Pravati Tripathi said...