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Barpali NAC chairperson, 7 councillors join BJD

Bhubaneswar: Eight Congress councilors, including Barpali NAC chairperson Meena Seth and vice-chairperson Pradyumna Tripathy, joined the ruling BJD at Naveen Niwas here on Sunday. Six other councilors inducted into the regional party are Achyutananda Panda, Sukhi Behera, Ashwini Parida, Gayatri...

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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2 arrested for threatening BJP state president with toy guns

Bhubaneswar: Two youths, claiming to be BJP workers, were arrested for threatening BJP state president Basanta Panda with toy guns at the party headquarters here on Monday. The duo, identified as Pinaki Mohanty and Sambit Panda, hailing from Baranga in Cuttack district, barged...

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...
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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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Pangi Bats For Baijayant, Targets ‘Third Floor’

Bhubaneswar: In what could signal possible developments within Odisha’s ruling party, BJD renegade Jayaram Pangi on Sunday batted for Kendrapada MP Baijayant Panda, while targeting IAS officer V K Pandian, private secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. This came on...
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BJP Activists Hurl Eggs At BMC Office; 200 Detained

Bhubaneswar: Hundreds of activists of the BJP gathered before the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and hurled eggs at the building, alleging irregularities and corruption by the officials. The agitators scuffled with police, who prevented them from entering into the office...

Five Years Of BJP Rule Will Make Odisha No. 1: Amit Shah

Cuttack: Notwithstanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi treating Naveen Patnaik with kid gloves in recent rallies, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday lashed out at the Odisha Chief Minister for refusing to implement centrally-sponsored schemes like Ayushmaan Bharat. He also...
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Process For Rajya Sabha Polls Begins In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The process for elections to three vacant seats of Rajya Sabha began in Odisha on Monday with the Odisha Legislative Assembly issuing a notification to this effect. It followed a notification by the Election Commission. According to the notification,...
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Mahanadi Dispute: 13 Political Party Representatives Stage Demonstration Before Raj Bhawan

Bhubaneswar: Representatives of 13 political parties, excluding BJP, participated in a demonstration staged by Mahanadi Banchao Andolan before Raj Bhawan here on Tuesday. "We condemn the dilly-dallying attitude of the Central Government in constituting a Tribunal to sort out the longstanding water...
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