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.

Govt a multi-organ failure in Odisha: BJP

Accusing BJD government in Odisha of suffering from "multi-organ failure," BJP today said it was incapable to govern as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has insulated himself from governance, paving way for a handful of bureaucrats to control the administration.

No deal with BJP: Naveen Patnaik

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said there was no deal between the BJD government in the state with BJP-led NDA government at the Centre as alleged by opposition Congress.

Odisha BJP to launch agitation against BJD

 The Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday decided to take on the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government by highlighting its shortcomings through the agitation path.

BJD sweeps urban local bodies election in Odisha

The ruling BJD today swept election in eight urban local bodies - three municipalities and five notified areas where polling was held yesterday.

'Mahabharata' will be fought over proposed Land Act amendments

Congress Monday said another 'Mahabharata' would be fought over proposed amendments in the land acquisition Act in which parties like BJD must prove their commitments towards farmers and tribals.

BJP demands roll back of power tariff hike

Hitting out at the BJD government in Odisha for raising power tariff and asking corporate houses to fund its Rs 5 per lunch 'Aahar' scheme, BJP on Sunday demanded immediate roll back of electricity rate hike to protect the interest of consumers.

JD(U) digs in heels, says won't support Land Bill in present form

Amidst efforts by the NDA government to reach out to regional parties for securing their support for the controversial land Bill, JD(U) on Sunday said that no member of the Janata Parivar would support the proposed law in its present form.

Protests continue in Odisha over power tariff hike

Intensifying their protest against the power tariff hike in the state, the Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday staged a dharna (sit-in) in front of Raj Bhavan here.

'Return money to people illegally collected by distribution companies'

Cutting across party lines, members of Odisha Assembly on Saturday asked the state government to ensure return of money "illegally" collected from electricity consumers by different distribution companies in the name of "minimum charges".

Naveen asks BJD MPs to play role of opposition in Parliament

 Two days after accusing BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre of discriminating against Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked BJD MPs to play the role of opposition in both the Houses of Parliament and safeguard interest of the state.

Make law to check exploitation of tribal women: BJD

A BJD member in Rajya Sabha today sought framing of a law to stop exploitation of tribal women who come to major metros to work as domestic helps.

CBI files chargesheet against BJD MP in chitfund scam

CBI on Thursday filed charge sheet against Lok Sabha MP Ram Chandra Hansdah of Biju Janata Dal and seven others including two companies in connection with chit funds scam related to Nabadiganta Capital company.

BJD vice-president KC Behra dies at 71

BJD Vice-President and former Odisha minister Kalindi Charan Behera died today following a brief illness at a private hospital here, family sources said.