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Naveen Patnaik promised to give two installments (Rs 10,000) of KALIA assistance at one go to over 25 lakh farmers

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Jeypore:5/4/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday promised to give two installments (Rs 10,000) of KALIA assistance at one go to over 25 lakh farmers on day-one of formation of BJD government. “All the KALIA scheme applicants numbering about 25 lakh who are in the list but not given financial assistance would be given two installments at one go that ...

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BJD announced Minakshi Mahanta’s candidature from Champua Assembly seat

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Bhubaneswar: 4/4/19:The BJD on Thursday announced Minakshi Mahanta’s candidature from Champua Assembly seat in Keonjhar district. Minakshi has replaced Ollywood actor Tatwa Prakash Satpathy, popularly known as Papu Pom Pom, who had come third in the 2014 elections, behind winning Independent candidate Sanatan Mahakud and runners-up Independent candidate Kusha Apat. While Sanatan had won the Champua seat by 69,635 votes, Papu ...

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Yudhistir Samantaray has expressed his unwillingness to be a congress candidate for Pipili

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Bhubaneswar:3/4/19 :After former Chief Minister J B Patnaik’s son Pruthvi Ballav Patnaik declined the offer to contest for Begunia assembly seat as a Congress candidate in the impending elections, another Congress leader followed suit. Former Pipili MLA Yudhistir Samantaray has expressed his unwillingness today to be a candidate for Pipili in the assembly polls. According to sources, Samantaray has alleged that ...

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Congress senior leader and its Tirtol MLA candidate Bibhu Prasad Tarai resigned from the party

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Bhubaneswar:3/4/19: In yet another blow to the Congress in Odisha, senior leader and its Tirtol MLA candidate, Bibhu Prasad Tarai resigned from the party today expressing displeasure over “ticket distribution”. Tarai, sources said, was upset with party’s top leadership over his candidature. He was interested for Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha seat but the party has has fielded him from Tirtol Assembly segment, the source ...

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Balasore police nabbed the kingpin of the four-member gang involved in series ATM loots

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Balasore:31/3/19: In a major achievement, Balasore police today nabbed four persons including the kingpin of the four-member gang involved in series ATM loots in Balasore district since a couple of months. The arrested persons were identified as Prashant Kumar Das (30), the kingpin, Ajay Kumar Mohanty alias Aju (26) of Kuruda village under Soro PS limits, Bhaskar Mallick alias Bhasia (45) ...

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Abducted BDO Saroj Kumar Mishra rescued

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Bolangir:29/3/19: Hours after a block development officer (BDO) was allegedly abducted by a group of miscreants in Bolangir district, the police managed to rescue the official on Friday. The BDO, identified as Saroj Kumar Mishra, who was posted Puintala block in the district. He was rescued by the police and taken to the sub-collector’s office where Bolangir SP and Collector are ...

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Bhagirathi Sethi deserted the saffron party and rejoined the Biju Janata Dal

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Bhubaneswar:29/3/19: Even after getting a BJP ticket to contest the ensuing polls from Anandapur assembly seat, Bhagirathi Sethi deserted the saffron party and rejoined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today. Sethi, along with hundreds of his supporters, joined the ruling party in presence of BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here this afternoon. In his media ...

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Budhi Thakurani Yatra will begin in Berhampur later on Friday

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Berhampur:29/3/19: The famous Budhi Thakurani Yatra will begin in Berhampur later on Friday. All preparations are in the final stages as Goddess Budhi Thakurani will visit her parental house at midnight on Friday, after which the Yatra will begin. Notably, she is the presiding deity of the silk city. As per tradition,  Goddess Budhi Thakurani is taken to her temporary ...

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G Udaygiri MLA Jacob Pradhan resigned as from his post as MLA

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G Udaygiri:28/3/19:    A day after quitting the party, G Udaygiri MLA Jacob Pradhan today resigned as from his post as MLA. He met Assembly Speaker Pradip Amat in Boudh and submitted his resignation. He resigned from the Congress a day after filing nomination as an Independent candidate from the G Udaygiri seat. The party denied ticket to him this ...

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Rs 9.20 lakh cash in separate interceptions in Sundargarh district seized

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Rourkela:28/3/19: In a joint operation, civil and police administration has made a seizure of Rs 9.20 lakh cash in separate interceptions in Sundargarh district. The seizure of cash forms the part of the ongoing drive to curb the use of black money in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and assembly polls.According to sources, a three-member team of enforcement officials seized cash ...

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