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BJP to hold national executive meet in Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

BJP will hold its two-day national executive meeting in the Odisha capital from April 15.

Mercury level nearing 40 deg C, heatwave warning in Odisha

With mercury level hovering near 40 degree Celsius in most parts of the western Odisha, the IMD today issued heatwave warning for next 48 hours.

Feasibility study of Odisha coastal highway to be ready next month

The feasibility study of the ambitious highway project along Odisha coastline is likely to be completed next month.

Fake currency racket busted; one arrested

The city police on Tuesday busted a fake currency racket with the arrest of a man from the railway station here.

Farmer suicide case rocks Odisha Assembly for 5th Day

The opposition BJP and Congress disrupted proceedings in the Odisha assembly for the fifth consecutive day today demanding constitution of a House committee to probe into farmers suicide in the state.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik indicates reshuffle in ministry
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik indicates reshuffle in ministry

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today hinted at a possible reshuffle in the council of ministers after the budget session of the assembly Ends on April 7.

Congress rejects party General Secretary Hariprasad's resignation

The Congress leadership on Tuesday refused to accept the resignation of party General Secretary BK Hariprasad.

Odisha artist creates Radha Krishna sand sculpture for Holi
Odisha artist creates Radha Krishna sand sculpture for Holi

On the eve of Holi, sand artist Manas Sahoo has created a sand sculpture of Lord Radhakrishna playing Holi, depicting the essence of the festival on the golden sea beach.

Odisha amends zila parishad poll rules

Ahead of election for zila parishad (ZP) heads, the state government has amended the Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules-1994, an official said on Friday.

PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to ex-Odisha CM Biju Patnaik
PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to ex-Odisha CM Biju Patnaik

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary and acknowledged his diligence with which he served the society.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dismisses reports about ill-health

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday dismissed reports about his alleged ill-health doing the rounds on the social media and said he is fit.

Odisha creates 11.21 lakh job opportunities

The Odisha government has facilitated self-employment opportunities for 11.21 lakh youth through 2.49 lakh MSME units in the state, a minister said on Thursday.

Odisha Speaker asks for govt statement on farmer suicides

Odisha Assembly Speaker Niranjan Pujari today directed the state government to make a statement on the alleged suicide of a farmer in Bargarh and distress sale of vegetables in different districts, by March 4.

Will review BJD's panchayat poll performance: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
Will review BJD's panchayat poll performance: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the performance of the ruling BJD will be reviewed diligently and correctives applied in both the party and government.

Odisha panchayat poll results: BJD on top; BJP makes gains

Even though the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) retained the top position in the recently concluded panchayat polls in Odisha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a giant stride forward, while the faction-ridden Congress party got decimated.

BJD,Congress should apologise to people of Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today asked the BJD and Congress to apologise to the people of Odisha for failing to usher in development rather than criticising the Prime Minister's remark on the state.

Odisha registers 7.94% growth, 82 lakh people cross BPL

Odisha has registered a gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate of 7.94 per cent in 2016-17 against the national average of 7.1 per cent, besides registering a big reduction in the rate of poverty.

BJD, BJP accuse each other of nexus with Cong in rural polls

The ruling BJD in Odisha and opposition BJP accused each other of having an unholy nexus with the Congress in the state Panchayat elections.

Uproar in Odisha Assembly on panchayat poll violence

The Odisha Assembly today witnessed uproar when opposition Congress and BJP demanded a discussion on the violence during the three-tire panchayat elections which ended on February 21.

Five tribals beaten by Maoists

At least five tribals were severly beaten up by Maoists suspecting them as police informers and also for casting votes in the three-tire panchayat elections in Malkangiri district, police said today.

Wake-up and reconnect with people: Naveen Patnaik to BJD MLAs

Ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik today asked party MLAs not to be disheartened by the trends emerging from the Odisha Panchayat elections and take it as a wake-up call.

77% polling in final phase of pancahyat elections in Odisha

An average of 77 per cent of the electorate today cast their votes amidst tight security in the last and final phase of the three-tier Panchayat election in Odisha.

Odisha: Polling underway for final phase of three tier Panchayat Elections
Odisha: Polling underway for final phase of three tier Panchayat Elections

Polling is currently underway for the fifth and final phase of three-tier Panchayat polls in 26 districts of Odisha.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik blamed for BJD poor show in panchayat poll trends

As the fourth phase of Panchayat elections ended today in Odisha and trends indicated that the ruling BJD has suffered losses, party leaders have blamed the setback on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Odisha panchayat polls: 76% voter turnout recorded in 4th phase
Odisha panchayat polls: 76% voter turnout recorded in 4th phase

"The fourth phase of panchayat polls ended peacefully in the state, excluding some minor disturbances," Senapati said.

Drones deployed during fourth phase of panchayat polls in Odisha

Drones have been deployed in Maoist-hit Malkangiri district of Odisha for aerial surveillance during the fourth phase of panchayat elections today to ensure smooth voting.

Odisha panchayat elections, repolling in 36 booths
Odisha panchayat elections, repolling in 36 booths

State Election Commission had announced repolling in 62 wards under 24 gram panchayat under 14 blocks spread over 11 district, an SEC statement said.

75 % turnout in third phase of Odisha Panchayat polls

The third round of Panchayat elections in Odisha ended peacefully today with a 75 per cent turnout across 65 blocks in the state.

Third phase records 75% voter turnout in Odisha panchayat polls
Third phase records 75% voter turnout in Odisha panchayat polls

The third phase of polls recorded 75 per cent voter turnout in which Sonepur district recorded highest with 86 per cent.

Odisha Panchayat polls: 75 per cent turnout in third phase

The third round of Panchayat elections in Odisha ended peacefully today with a 75 per cent turnout across 65 blocks in the state.