BJP sit-in demanding action to check farmers' suicide in Odisha

BJP state unit president K V Singhdeo accused the ruling BJD of holding farmers' rally at Sohela in drought-hit Bargarh.

Rahul exposed BJD's failures during Odisha visit: Congress

Claiming that the ruling BJD in Odisha was terrified after its failures were exposed during Rahul Gandhi's successful visit, the Congress on Friday said the regional party, which was so far silent on the Centre's apathy, has now started targeting the BJP-led NDA in a panic response.

BJP to hold protest on infant deaths on Sept 2 in Odisha

Accusing the BJD government of failing to take steps to check rising infant deaths at Sishu Bhawan at Cuttack, BJP on Sunday said it would stage protest across the state on September 2 to highlight the crumbling health services in Odisha.

Radhe Maa remark: Radharani draws Speaker's attention

 Odisha BJP MLA Radharani Panda on Friday sought Speaker Niranjan Pujari's intervention in the 'Radhe Maa' comment made against her by senior BJD MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain in the house.

BJD legislator in Odisha calls BJP woman MLA Radhe Maa

A ruling BJD legislator called a BJP woman MLA 'Radhe Maa' on Wednesday, which was denounced by members of the state assembly cutting across party lines.

Parliament logjam: BJD attacks Cong over disruptions

 In what could be music to the ears of ruling NDA, opposition BJD today attacked Congress in Parliament over disruptions, saying "manifestation of fascism" was being witnessed inside the House.

'BJD leaders have close links with arrested godman Sarathi Baba'

Accusing ruling BJD leaders in Odisha of having close links with arrested self-styled godman Sarathi Baba, the BJP on Tuesday sought to know why no action was taken against a former Kendrapara SP for police excesses on demonstrators who demanded Baba's arrest.

Parliament should be allowed to function: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister and BJD leader Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said Parliament should be allowed to function even as Congress and other non-NDA parties boycotted the Lok Sabha protesting against the suspension of 25 Congress MPs.

'Concerned' BJD says 'it's in favour of smooth functioning of the House'

Pointing out that the Parliament witnessed similar scenes when the Congress-led UPA regime was in power, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday said that it was in favour of smooth functioning of the House.

Cong, TMC and BJD to seek total withdrawal of NDA's land bill

With the deadline of the Parliamentary panel on land nearing to a close, at least three opposition parties including Congress have decided to seek total withdrawal of NDA's contentious land bill.

BJD to oppose Land Bill, raise Posco, Vyapam scam in Parliament

Asking party MPs to oppose the controversial Land Acquisition Bill and demand action in Vyapam scandal, BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday stressed on steps to prevent opposition Congress from deriving political mileage out of any issue.

Vyapam scam: BJD demands Pradhan's resignation

The ruling BJD in Odisha today demanded resignation of Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan after his name was linked to the main accused in Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

BJP slams Odisha Govt for police crackdown on villagers

Slamming the BJD government in Odisha for police crackdown on villagers seeking shift of a proposed river bridge site in Keonjhar district, the BJP on Sunday demanded a judicial probe into the incident claiming it was engineered to divert people's attention from Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar fiasco.

BJP launches Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra

Hitting out at the BJD Government in Odisha for the deviation in Lord Jagannath's 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual, BJP today launched a state-wide 'Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra' here to demand a judicial probe into the lapses and make people aware of it.

Odisha targets to turn total open defecation free by 2017

Odisha government has set the target to become a total Open Defecation Free (ODF) and asked all District Collectors today to work to achieve the goal between December, 2016 and December, 2017.

Opposition blames Odisha government for temple ritual fiasco

 The alleged mismanagement of `Brahma Paribartan` ceremony at Lord Jagannath`s temple continued to rock state politics on Friday as the Congress and BJP blamed the Odisha government for the "fiasco".

Odisha promulgates ordinance on land grabbing

Making land grabbing a "cognizable" offence, the state government has promulgated The Odisha Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Ordinance, 2015 with provision of imprisonment for one to seven years besides penalty against offenders.

BJD not adverse to taking Giridhar Gamang: Rout

A day after nine-time MP and former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang quit Congress, a senior BJD leader on Sunday indicated that the ruling party was not against taking the veteran tribal leader into its fold.

Odisha Congress attacks BJP, BJD over failure to provide good governance

 The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led central government and Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government for failing to provide good governance in last one year.

Naveen Patnaik seeks self-appraisal of ministers

 Ahead of completing one year in the office during his fourth term as Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has sought self-appraisal of his all ministers.