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Srikant Jena & Krushna Sagaria Expelled From Congress

Bhubaneswar: With party leaders quitting the party at regular interval, the Odisha Congress seems to have gone into damage control mode. The state unit of Congress on Saturday expelled former Union Minister Srikant Jena and ex-MLA of Koraput Krushna Chandra Sagaria...

No Question Of Leaving Congress: Jacob Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha Congress leadership expelling Jharsuguda MLAs Naba Das and suspending Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh for alleged anti-party activities, a senior Congress leader and sitting MLA of G Udayagiri, Jacob Pradhan has denied media reports about his...

Odisha Congress in Gloom: Jayashree Patnaik Quits Party

Bhubaneswar: The resignation spree in the Odisha Congress continues with the vice-president of the Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress Jayashree Patnaik quitting the party. In a letter to the Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik...

Anti-Incumbency On The Prowl: Can Naveen Beat It Again?

Bhubaneswar: If anti-incumbency is the reason for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s surprising electoral reverses in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, should it enthuse the saffron party in Odisha? Or, can Naveen Patnaik buck the trend one more time? Tuesday’s poll...

No Pact Between BJP & BJD: Javadekar

Bhubaneswar: Dismissing the rumours about a secret pact between the BJP and the BJD, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that the saffron party will fight next elections alone. There have been speculation about the same after the ruling regional party supported...

Odisha BJP Observes Hunger Strike Over Disruption Of Parliament’s Budget Session

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha unit of the BJP observed a day-long fast on Thursday to protest the alleged disruption of Parliament’s budget session. As a part of the nation-wide hunger strike, the saffron members including party’s national vice president...

Chilika Congress Leader Manas Mangaraj Joins BJD

Bhubaneswar: Former journalist and defeated Congress MLA candidate of Chilika Manas Manjaraj with hundreds of his supporters joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here on Sunday in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, weeks after quitting the grand old party. Accompanied...
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LS Bypoll Results In UP, Bihar A Bad Omen For BJP: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the results of the just-concluded Lok Sabha by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have dealt a rude shock to the BJP government at the Centre. “The BJP is sinking very fast,” he...
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Cong MLAs Meet Fuels OPCC Leadership Tussle

Bhubaneswar: Speculation is rife in political circles over a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party at the house of leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra here on Wednesday. Some Congress MLAs said the meeting was held to discuss the strategies of...

Soumya, Achyuta Join BJD; Likely To Get Rajya Sabha Tickets

Bhubaneswar: Ama Odisha Party (AOP) president Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and eminent education entrepreneur Achyuta Samanta joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal in the presence of party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Wednesday, making it almost clear...
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Maruti Wagon R Launched At Rs 4.19 Lakh

Bhubaneswar: Maruti has launched the 3rd generation of its popular Wagon R on Wednesday. The 'tall boy' car carries a starting price of Rs...