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Baijayant Panda

Odisha Bytes Exclusive: BJD Likely To Announce Disciplinary Action Against Baijayant Panda Soon

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD is most likely to announce disciplinary action against Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda very soon, party sources said here on Wednesday. Panda has been in the eye of a political storm in recent months for his statements about party...
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Baijayant Panda Suspended From BJD For ‘Anti-Party Activities’

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD on Wednesday suspended high-profile Kendrapada MP Baijayant Panda from the primary membership of the party. Food supplies minister and party vice president S N Patro announced that Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik had decided...
Damodar Rout

Damodar Warns Of Rebellion In BJD, Draws Parallel With Paik Uprising

Puri: Senior BJD leader and former minister Damodar Rout on Wednesday said the present state of affairs in the regional party indicate intra-party rebellion in the coming days. Though the veteran leader parried a question on the suspension of Kendrapara...
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Cong Names Pranaya Sahu As Nominee For Bijepur Bypoll

Bhubaneswar: Putting speculation at rest, the Congress on Sunday declared Pranaya Sahu as its candidate for the February 25 bypoll to Bijepur assembly constituency in Odisha. A party release said All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi approved the...
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Biju Babu – The Indomitable Romantic

When was the last when you met a freedom fighter, a business tycoon, an innovator, a dashing pilot, a science aficionado, a true philanthropist, a visionary and a politician who was a romantic? Where on earth would you find...

Late Congress MLA Subal Sahu’s family joins BJD

Bhubaneswar: Family members of late Congress MLA Subal Sahu of Bijepur in Bargarh district joined the ruling BJD on Saturday. Sahu’s wife Rita Sahu, son Sumit and hundreds of their supporters joined the party in presence of chief minister and...
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Harish Chandra Buxipatra – The Prudent Reformer

When he was a high school student in Rayagada, Harish Chandra Buxipatra gathered his friends and performed shuddhi kriya (rituals observed on death of near and dear ones which includes tonsuring of head) on the death of Mahatma Gandhi....
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Police Freezes MLA Sanatan Mahakud’s Bank Deposits Worth Rs 165 Cr

Bhubaneswar: Keonjhar police on Saturday froze the bank accounts of Champua MLA Sanatan Mahakud having deposits worth Rs 165 crore. The legislator deposited the money in five banks. The move came after the manager and two other employees of IndusInd Bank’s Joda branch...
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Conspiracy To Remove Me From Party, Claims Baijayant Panda

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the ongoing allegations against him by some of his party workers and local leaders of his constituency, senior BJD leader and Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda today said a conspiracy is on to remove him...
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Naveen Dismisses Damodar Rout From Ministry Over Anti-Brahmin Remarks

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday dismissed agriculture minister Damodar Rout from the ministry for making certain derogatory remarks against Brahmins. “I strongly disapprove of anyone who makes derogatory remarks against any caste, creed or religion. I have dismissed...
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