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Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised the Odisha Government for not being able to spend the District Mineral Fund

Balangir:15/1/19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Odisha’s Balangir district today, criticised the State Government for not being able to spend the District Mineral Fund (DMF) for the welfare of tribals. In his speech at a public meeting at the Patharachepa Ground here, which commenced with ‘Jai Jagannath’ and concluded with ‘Bande Utkala Janani’, the PM said, “Odisha has got more than Rs ...

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BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik stage a sit-in protest demanding over paddy MSP hike for farmers.

Bhubaneswar:8/1/19: Thousands of BJD workers and party leaders congregated at Talkatora stadium in New Delhi today to stage a sit-in protest demanding over paddy MSP hike for Odisha farmers. BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also joined the dharna and addressed the protest rally. More than 2000 workers of Biju Janata Dal will gherao Parliament today and resort to ...

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BJD senior party leader and former Loisingha MLA joined in Congress.

Bolangir:7/1/19: In what could be seen as a jolt to the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), a senior party leader and former Loisingha MLA  joined in Congress. Ramakanta Seth joined the Grand Old party at the Jagaran Samabesh held at Bolangir Koshala Kala Mandap field in the presence of OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik and other senior party leaders. The 68-year-old bachelor politician ...

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BJD leader and MP Bhartruhari Mahtab met Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi to seek support for passing the Women’s Reservation Bill.

New Delhi:5/1/19: Senior BJD leader and MP Bhartruhari Mahtab today met former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief, Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi to seek support for passing the Women’s Reservation Bill. Reportedly, the Samajwadi party chief visited the residence of Bhartruhari Mahtab in New Delhi to hold talks regarding the 33 per cent reservation for women in ...

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To ensure smooth conduct of simultaneous polls 2019, a meeting was held today at the Secretariat

Bhubaneswar:5/1/19: In order to ensure smooth conduct of simultaneous polls 2019, a meeting was held today at the Secretariat to discuss poll expenditure management and the model code of conduct. Among others, Police DG Rajendra Prasad Sharma, Home Department Special Secretary, Crime Branch ADG Santosh Upadhyay and other senior officers of the police department, income tax, and excise department were present ...

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Biju Janata Dal demanded a white paper on the controversial Rafale deal

New Delhi:2/1/19: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday slammed the Narendra Modi Government on the controversial Rafale deal and demanded a white paper, wondering as to why technology transfer was not included in it. Joining the opposition Congress in raising doubts over the deal in the Lok Sabha, BJD MP Kailash Narayan Singh Deo said “There needs to be ...

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BJP Launching the party’s ‘Jabab Maguchhi Odisha’ campaign’

Bhubaneswar:26/12/18: A couple of day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi targetted the Naveen Patnaik government on the issue of corruption and posed some unpleasant questions during his Odisha tour, senior party leaders Dharmendra Pradhan and Juel Oram on Wednesday launched a frontal attack on the Chief Minister, accusing him of misleading people about centrally-sponsored schemes, ignoring farmers plight and resorting ...

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BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik came down heavily on BJP-led NDA Government for its failure to fulfill the promises

Bhubaneswar26/12/18:: Chief Minister and BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik today came down heavily on BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre for its failure to fulfill the promises it had made to Odisha five years ago. Addressing the 21st Foundation Day of Biju Janata Dal held at the party headquarter here today, Patnaik targeted the Centre by shooting nine questions that are yet ...

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“Demon of corruption” has become powerful in Odisha:.Narendra Modi

Bhubaneswar24/12/18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government alleging that the “demon of corruption” has become powerful in the state. “What is the reason that from chit fund to PC culture, the demon of corruption has become so powerful in Odisha? Who is feeding the demon?” asked the Prime Minister at a rally in Khurda. Virtually ...

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Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi accused the Odisha government of insulting Lord Jagannath

Bhubaneswar:22/12/18: Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday accused the Odisha government of insulting Lord Jagannath by linking a scheme to his name. The state cabinet on Friday approved a scheme for farmers named KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation), which is another name of Lord Jagannath. “The KALIA acronym was made to connect ...

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