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BJD decided to stage dharna in 12 districts of the state from January 8 to 17.

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Bhubaneswar:4/1/18; A day after the Union government denied to hike the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy this fiscal, the ruling BJD on Thursday declared to stage demonstration to reiterate its demand. The state ruling party which termed the BJP led NDA government at Centre as anti-farmer decided to stage dharna in 12 districts of the state from January 8 to ...

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Odisha BJP criticised Odisha government’s Decision to set up a Heritage Cabinet

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Bhubaneswar:27/12/17; State unit of BJP today criticised Odisha government’s decision to set up a Heritage Cabinet to promote Odia language. Targeting Naveen’s poor command over Odia language senior leader of BJP Biswabhusan Harichandan said, “Those who do not have respect for the language are making such big announcements.” “Within 20 years he (Naveen) has not been able to learn and ...

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Senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra expelled from Kendrapara District BJP Committee

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Bhubaneswar:22/12/17; Senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra, who was infamous in the party for his sharp criticism to various Modi government schemes and actions, was expelled from Kendrapara District BJP Committee today over indiscipline and anti-party activities. The action was taken against the outspoken leader following a scuffle between his supporters and former MLA Utkal Keshari Parida’s followers during party’s ‘Mishran ...

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Odisha Naveen Patnaik felicitatedTop 20 winners of Young Astronomer Talent Search

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Bhubaneswar:14/12/17; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday felicitated the top 20 winners of the 11th Edition of the Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) Programme for the year 2017-18 at Pathani Samanta Planetarium here. Patnaik also felicitated a young achiever from Odisha, Dr Susmita Mohanty, Co-Founder and CEO, Earth2Orbit, and a spaceship designer and serial space entrepreneur. Appreciating the efforts of ...

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Congress suspends Mani Shankar Aiyar over ‘neech’ remark against Narendra Modi

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New Delhi: 7/12/17;The Congress on Thursday suspended its senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar from the primary membership of the party and issued him a showcause notice, after he called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “neech aadmi” (vile man). The disciplinary action against Aiyar came barely two days before the first phase of Gujarat elections. Congress communications incharge Randeep Surjewala said the ...

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BJD revoked suspension on Banki legislator Pravat Tripathy

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Bhubaneswar:10/11/17; The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today revoked suspension on Banki legislator Pravat Tripathy who was suspended from the party after he was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in October 2014 for his alleged links with chit fund firm Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradeep Sethi. Tripathy spent a few months in jail and was later released on ...

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Damodar Rout sparked political electricity saying that the ruling BJD would be ready to tie up with Congress

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  Bhubaneswar:23/10/17; Veteran BJD leader and State Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today sparked political electricity in state politics by saying that the ruling BJD would be ready to tie up with the opposition Congress party to check the rising communal forces in the state. However, the minister stated that the final decision will be taken by the party supremo and ...

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Narasingha Mishra made it clear that he will not contest in the 2019 elections

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  Bhubaneswar:5/10/17: Leader of opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra on Thursday ruled out reports of quitting politics. The seasoned politician, however, made it clear that he will not contest in the 2019 elections. Mishra, who will be 79 years old by 2019, today said that he will stay in politics till his late breath. Earlier, rumors about Mishra’s resignation from the ...

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BJP MP from Odisha Jual Oram today offered to step downand demand Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should first resign as irregularities have been traced

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7/17:Bhubaneswar:30/ Union Tribal Affairs Minister and lone elected BJP MP from Odisha Jual Oram today offered to step down, if the allegations of discrepancies in poll expenditure statement levelled by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) were proved true. Jual Oram’s response comes after the ruling party yesterday, in a press meet, claimed that the Sundargarh MP has misrepresented facts in ...

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OPCC President Niranjan or Bhakta?

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  Bhubaneswar:16/7/17: The demand for change in guard in the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has intensified with three heavyweight Congress leaders supporting Niranjan Patnaik who is in a race with Bhakta Charan Das as the new PCC chief. All India Congress Committee (AICC) Vice President Rahul Gandhi about their decision. In an explosive statement today, Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh ...

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