BJP fields ex-BJD MP as its candidate for Kandhamal bypolls

A day after inducting him into the party, BJP on Monday named former BJD MP Rudra Madhav Ray as its candidate for the October 15 bye-election in Odisha's Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat.

BJD expels senior leader Prafulla Ghadai from party

Senior leader and former Odisha Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai was on Saturday expelled from the ruling BJD by party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for anti-party activities.

Dengue claims four lives in Odisha

With dengue claiming four lives in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday sounded alert in seven districts and directed departments concerned to intensify sanitation drive with focus on industrial and mines areas that showed high incidence of the disease.

BJD MLA seeks bail in advance

Senior BJD leader and Banki MLA Pravat Kumar Tripathy on Monday approached the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail following the raid of his houses by CBI.

BJD MP Hemendra Chandra Singh is dead

Hemendra Chandra Singh, a first time MP of Odisha`s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), died of sepsis and multiple organ failure at a private hospital here early Friday, family sources said. He was 47.

BJD terms Modi government's 100 days as "UPA-III"

Terming the 100 days of the Narendra Modi government as "UPA-III", the BJD on Tuesday said there was hardly any difference between the NDA and the UPA-I and UPA-II governments.

Election of two more Odisha MLAs challenged in High Court

Election of a BJD MLA and that of a Congress legislator has been challenged in Orissa High Court.

Five BJD MPs used plane of tainted mining contractor: BJP

Five ruling BJD MPs had used the private plane of a "tainted" mining contractor, opposition BJP Monday alleged and demanded clarification from Odisha government over the issue.

Body found hanging in minister quarters premises

Body of a man was on Sunday found hanging from a tree in the premises of the government quarters allotted to senior BJD leader and former Odisha Minister Pramila Mallik here, police said.

Maoist violence has declined in Odisha: Naveen

Amid a walk out by Congress and BJP members who alleged a spurt in crimes against women, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday claimed in the Assembly that the quantum of Maoist violence has declined since 2013.

BJD holds protests against Rail Budget

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Wednesday organised demonstrations across Odisha against the central government for neglecting the state the rail budget.

Naveen Patnaik asks BJD MP MLAs not to appoint close relatives

BJD chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked party MPs and MLAs to refrain from appointing their close relatives as their representatives or promoting them as block or notified area council (NAC)

BJD wins civic polls in Odisha

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Wednesday won civic body elections in two Odisha towns. Of 15 wards in the notified area council of Titilagarh in Bolangir district, about 330 km from here, the BJD won 14, an official said.

Congress questions BJD`s `silence` on price rise

Mounting a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for rise in prices of petrol, diesel, cooking gas and vegetables, Congress today accused Odisha`s ruling BJD of being silent on these issues.

BJD`s Singh and Singhdeo elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed

Former Ministers and the ruling BJD candidates- A U Singhdeo and Bhupinder Singh- were on Thursday declared elected to the Rajya Sabha from Odisha.

BJP and BJD competing to push inflation: Niranjan

Slamming the BJP government at the Centre for steep increase in rail fare and freight, Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik today demanded immediate roll back of the hike as the country is reeling under severe inflationary pressure.

Naveen ready to discuss topics to be raised by opposition

Ruling BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said his government was ready for discussion on any topic to be raised by the opposition in the Assembly.

Naveen Patnaik rules out joining NDA, demands special status for Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking special category status for his state, on Monday ruled out joining the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

BJD to adopt positive approach towards new government

BJD today said it will adopt a positive approach towards the new NDA government at the Centre and support it on certain issues in the interest of Odisha and the country.

Industry leaders meet Naveen Patnaik, seek cooperation for growth

A day after Naveen Patnaik was sworn in as Odisha`s Chief Minister for the fourth consecutive term, captains of industry today visited the Secretariat to congratulate him.