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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.

Bill for permanent water tribunal moved in Lok Sabha

A bill to set up a single, permanent tribunal to adjudicate all inter-state river water disputes was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, amid opposition from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

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.

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 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: Two dead, several injured in clashes

At least two persons died, several others were injured and three vehicles were torched in pre and post poll violence during the ongoing panchayat elections in Odisha.

Non-BJP parties reject Centre's negotiation committee on Mahanadi

Non-BJP parties reject Centre's negotiation committee on Mahanadi

All non-BJP political parties including the ruling BJD on Friday rejected the Centre's decision of setting up a negotiation committee to assess the availability and utilisation of waters in the Mahanadi river and its tributaries.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches signature campaign on Mahanadi, Polavaram

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches signature campaign on Mahanadi, Polavaram

Patnaik became the first signatory to the memorandum, which will be submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee. It is proposed to contain at least one signature from all the 87 lakh families of the state, BJD sources said.

BJD feud out in open at public meeting in presence of Naveen Patnaik

BJD feud out in open at public meeting in presence of Naveen Patnaik

Internal feud in Odisha's ruling BJD came to the fore today when the party's Lok Sabha MP Baijayanta Panda faced opposition reportedly from supporters of former health minister and party MLA Atanu S Nayak at a public meeting in Kendrapara.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik rejects alliance with Congress

Odisha Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said there was no scope for any alliance with the Congress.

SUM hospital fire tragedy: JP Nadda calls for punitive action, NHRC issues notice to Odisha govt

SUM hospital fire tragedy: JP Nadda calls for punitive action, NHRC issues notice to Odisha govt

Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Wednesday inspected the SUM hospital where a massive fire mishap had claimed the lives of at least 20 people on Monday.

Former Odisha CM's son charges wife with harassment, extramarital affair

Sishir Gamang, son of former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang, on Saturday charged his wife with harassment, torture of their minor son and an extramarital affair.

AAP hopes to emerge as alternative in 2019 Assembly polls in Odisha

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday claimed Odisha remained backward because of BJD's misrule in last 17 years and said the party would emerge as an alternative in the state in 2019 Assembly elections.

Denied help by hospital authorities, Odisha man walks 10-km carrying wife's dead body; WATCH

Denied help by hospital authorities, Odisha man walks 10-km carrying wife's dead body; WATCH

A poor man from Odisha was forced to walk down the road, carrying the dead body of his wife wrapped in a blanket for at least 10 kms.

Odisha govt has "nexus" with Maoists: BJP probe team

Five tribals, including three women and an one-year-old child, were killed on July 8 in what police said was a crossfire during its operation against Maoists.

Congress to raise Kandhamal killings in Parliament

Congress to raise Kandhamal killings in Parliament

Asking Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to own responsibility for the death of five persons in Kandhamal, Congress said it would raise the issue in Parliament as such killings in the name of anti-naxal drive shows BJD regime's "anti-tribal and anti-dalit" psyche.

BJD opposes Chhattisgarh's barrage on Mahanadi

 Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members on Wednesday demanded that the central government should take steps to stop construction of a barrage by BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh government on the Mahanadi river, and said the state of Odisha is "shocked" by the development.