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OPCC demanded the Center to provide monthly financial assistance to poor people

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Bhubaneswar:28/5/20: State unit of Congress today demanded the Centre to provide monthly financial assistance to poor people suffering from ongoing lockdown across the country. “We demand Union Government to deposit Rs 7,500 in accounts of poor people at least for a period of six months to help them during lockdown,” said Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik at ...

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Veteran trade union leader, writer and columnist Souribandhu Kar passed away

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Bhubaneswar:14/4/20: Veteran trade union leader, writer and columnist Souribandhu Kar died at a hospital in Bhubaneswar following a brief illness, family sources said. He was 72  and survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. His elder son Soubhagya is an Indian Information Service officer posted in New Delhi. His second son Sidharth is a lawyer while daughter Supriya is ...

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Shivraj Singh Chauhan has become Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth time

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Madhya Pradesh:23/3/20:In Madhya Pradesh, senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chauhan has become Chief Minister of the state for the fourth time. Governor Lalji Tandon administered him the oath of office and secrecy at a simple ceremony held at Raj Bhavan, a short while ago. Mr Shivraj Singh took oath alone due to the outbreak of Corona virus. Earlier, Mr Chauhan ...

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Former Congress stalwart Jyotiraditya Scindia joined Bharatiya Janata Party

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New Delhi:11/3/20 Former Congress stalwart Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday joined Bharatiya Janata Party.  After months of speculations, Scindia parted ways with the grand old party following infighting over various issues with the Kamal Nath-led government. He was welcomed by the party’s president JP Nadda at BJP headquarters in New Delhi. Nadda remembered his grandmother and party’s co-founder late Vijaya Raje Scindia. ...

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BJD candidates for four Rajya Sabha seats filed their nominations

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Bhubaneswar:11/3/20: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidates for elections to four Rajya Sabha seats of Odisha filed their nominations at the State Assembly here. Subhas Singh, Munna Khan, Sujit Kumar and Mamata Mahanta filed their nomination papers before the concerned Returning Officer in the presence of BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik.Four of the 10 Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha will fall vacant after ...

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Jyotiraditya Scindia resigns from the Congress

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Madhya Pradesh  :10/3/20:  Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from primary membership of the party amid the political crisis in Madhya Pradesh. In his resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Mr. Scindia said that he had been in the party for the past 18 years. But, he said, he is unable to serve the people of his state and ...

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BJD announces candidates for four vacant Rajya Sabha seats

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Bhubaneswar:7/2/20: Putting an end to all speculation, the Biju Janata Dal on Saturday announced the names of its candidates for three vacant Rajya Sabha seats, elections to which are scheduled to be held on March 26. The candidates whose names were announced by Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik are Subash Singh, Munna Khan, Mamata Mahanta, and Sujeet Kumar. ...

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Pranab Prakash Das has been appointed as organizational secretary of the Biju Janata Dal

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Bhubaneswar Mar 5: Pranab Prakash Das has been appointed as organizational secretary of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Das, the MLA from Jajpur, has been awarded the post for his immense work during 2014 and 2019 general elections and Bijepur and Patkura bye-elections, read a notification issued by the party. He will be in-charge of all the organizational affairs of ...

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Citizenship Amendment Act does not intend to strip anyone’s Citizenship

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Bhubaneswar: 28/2/20: The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) does not intend to strip anyone’s Citizenship. The CAA is a law to give citizenship. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday while addressing his first pro-CAA rally here in the aftermath of Delhi violence. Opposition parties are instigating and misleading people on the controversial CAA, the Union Minister said while addressing ...

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Naveen Patnaik was declared elected as BJD president for the 8th consecutive term

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Bhubaneswar:26/2/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was today formally declared elected as Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president for the 8th consecutive term. BJD’s returning officer Pratap Keshari Deb announced the results of the organisation polls of the party. The announcement of Patnaik’s election was a mere formality as he was the only candidate to file nomination papers for the post of ...

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