Naveen Patnaik

  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Chief ministers Naveen Patnaik, Raman Singh cast their votes April 17, 2014

    Odisha and Chhattisgarh chief ministers Naveen Patnaik and Raman Singh cast their votes for the Phase V of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Odisha April 8, 2014

    Just days to go before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Jajati Karan visits Odisha to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituency. Odisha is set to vote on April 10 and April 17. ...
  • Kings & Queens: Can Naveen Patnaik be the kingmaker in 2014 polls? March 28, 2014

    Watch the political journey of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his role in the coming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Promo: The Naveen Patnaik Juggernaut February 28, 2014

    From reluctant politician to Odisha's unchallenged ruler, Naveen Patnaik operates through fear and favour. Could the King of Odisha turn Kingmaker in Delhi? ...
  • BJD will come back to the power, says Kalikesh Singh Deo February 9, 2014

    Biju Janata Dal leader Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo said that under Naveen Patnaik, the government of Odisha has now got funding. In every sphere, there has been development and the people of Odisha have acknowledged this fact by reelecting the BJD three times and will do so again in 2014...
  • News 360: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik under scanner in Coal scam October 17, 2013

    In a new twist to the coal blocks allocation scam the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is looking into the role of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the case. Naveen Patnaik had reportedly written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to approve coal blocks of Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Govt preparedness helped in limiting the damage, says Odisha CM October 21, 2013

    Speaking to CNNIBN, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that the district administration did a commendable job to limit the damage from cyclone Phailin. Patnaik added that Ganjam district was severely hit with over 2 lakh kutcha houses being damaged. He also said that relief and rehabilitation work...
  • News 360: Cyclone Phailin heading towards Odisha coast at 200 km per hour October 11, 2013

    The cyclone threat is now looming large over Andhra Pradesh and Odisha as heavy rains hit both the states on Thursday. According to reports, cyclone Phailin is heading towards coastal Odisha at an alarming speed of 200 km/hour and is likely to make a landfall by Saturday evening. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Odisha CM asks people not to panic October 11, 2013

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appealed to everyone not to panic in view of the reports cyclone Phailin expected to hit on Saturday evening. "I'd request everyone not to panic. Please assist the government. Everyone from the block to the state headquarters at every administration level has been put on...
  • Patnaik rules out tieup with BJP, says Third Front an option April 15, 2013

    Leaving no scope for the BJP to duck the issue, the Janata Dal (United), one of its key allies, demanded that the party announce its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general election by yearend. It also added that the candidate should have 'secular credentials'. But former ally, Odisha Chief...
  • Odisha mining scam undeterred, no major arrests made November 5, 2012

    In 2011, CNNIBN exposed a decadelong iron ore mining scam in Odisha's Keonjhar. Here's an exclusive followup investigation. ...
  • FDI in retail: DMK will protect small traders, says Kanimozhi October 5, 2012

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been pushing for a notrust motion in Parliament over FDI in retail. On Thursday, she appealed to UPA partners to quit the alliance over retail FDI. While the Samajwadi Party is buying time, the DMK has made its antireforms stand clear. Meanwhile, Biju Janata Dal...
  • PA Sangma still our presidential candidate: BJD June 15, 2012

    In all the names doing the rounds for the post of President, PA Sangma's name seems to have been pushed further back. However, Naveen Patnaik's BJD still insists he is their favourite. ...
  • Sangma lobbies hard for Rashtrapati Bhawan May 22, 2012

    There are reports that both the Congress and the NCP won't back PA Sangma's candidature for the President's post. ...
  • Watch: Naveen Patnaik on President poll May 4, 2012

    Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik that his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is unlikely to support Congress's candidate for the Presidential poll. ...
  • Odisha CM did not raise Naxal issue: P Chidambaram April 23, 2012

    Home Minister P Chidambaram was reacting to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's allegations that the Centre did not help his government solve the hostage crisis. ...
  • Is there a breakdown of trust between Centre and State Govts? April 16, 2012

    Opposition CMs Narendra Modi, Naveen Patnaik and Jayalalithaa, in a royal snub to the Centre, held a parallel meet after accusing the Centre of trying to destroy the federal structure. ...
  • News 360: Oppn CMs take on Centre over NCTC April 16, 2012

    Narendra Modi, Naveen Patnaik and Jayalalithaa held a parallel meet after criticising the Centre at the internal security conference. ...
  • Maoists treated me well, says Paolo Bosusco April 12, 2012

    Naxals have released Paulo Bosusco after a month in custody. The Odisha government has agreed to free 27 jailed cadres in exchange. ...
  • The Last Word: Is Odisha responding effectively to hostage crisis? April 10, 2012

    The Odisha Govt has said that it is facilitating the release of the 27 prisoners, demanded by two Maoist groups, within the legal framework. ...
  • News 360: Maoist leader threatens to kill the Italian hostage April 6, 2012

    Release seven Maoists within 96 hours or the Italian hostage will be killed, says Sabyasachi Panda. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 5, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Odisha hasn't asked for help: PC on hostage crisis March 31, 2012

    After being blamed for not assisting, Home minister P Chidambaram clarified that Odisha government had not asked the Centre for any assistance except for intelligence sharing. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Naveen Patnaik March 20, 2012

    Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday appointed three negotiators to hold talks with the Maoists over the hostage crisis. ...
  • Release Italian tourists on humanitarian grounds: Patnaik March 18, 2012

    Two Italian tourists have been taken hostage by Maoists in Kandhamal district. ...
  • Centre playing games: Naveen Patnaik on NCTC controversy February 18, 2012

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik says the notification for the National Counter Terrorism Centre was passed without consultation with states. ...
  • Five CMs oppose National Counter Terror Centre February 17, 2012

    Naveen Patnaik, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, J Jayalalithaa and Shivraj Singh Chauhan opposed creation of National Counter Terror Centre. ...