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BJD MPs walkout of Lok Sabha protesting Polavaram project

 BJD members today walked out of Lok Sabha protesting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley underscoring the Centre's commitment to the Polavaram project, which is being opposed by Odisha.

Bring back Kohinoor, gift it to Jagannath Temple: BJD MP

A demand for getting back the Kohinoor diamond from Britain and giving it to the Jagannath Temple in Puri, as had been willed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was made in the Rajya Sabha today.

Opposition preparing to attack Odisha government during budget session

The budget session of the Odisha assembly -- beginning on March 15 -- is expected to see the opposition Congress and the BJP raising issues like irregularities in distribution of ration cards and the alleged nexus of ruling BJD leaders with criminals.

BJD plans overseas celebrations of Biju birth centenary

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Thursday said it will celebrate the birth centenary of party leader and former chief minister Biju Patnaik across the globe from March 5.

Naveen Patnaik becomes BJD president seventh time

Naveen Patnaik becomes BJD president seventh time

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was lected on Sunday unopposed as president of ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the seventh consecutive time.

'Was maintaining secrecy on Netaji's disappearance a joke?'

'Was maintaining secrecy on Netaji's disappearance a joke?'

BJD leader said there was nothing which could have forced Russia or Japan to break their diplomatic relations with India in case details about Netaji's disappearance was revealed.

Amit Shah to attend farmer's convention in Odisha

Amit Shah to attend farmer's convention in Odisha

A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to Bargarh in Odisha, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah will on Saturday visit the state today to attend the farmer`s convention.

BJD-BJP deal subverting CBI probe in chitfund scam: Ramesh

Modi acted like ventilator and CBI as oxygen cylinder, Naveen Patnaik happened to be the patient as the CBI probe in chitfund scam slowed down, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said.

Terror suspect's secretariat visit leads to political row in Odisha

Terror suspect's secretariat visit leads to political row in Odisha

Abdul Rehman, who is said to be a member of Al Qaeda in India Subcontinent (AQIS), had allegedly visited the Odisha secretariat on October 7. 

BJD MLA compares women varsity students with LTTE militants who killed Rajiv

BJD MLA compares women varsity students with LTTE militants who killed Rajiv

BJD MLA Priyadarshi Mishra on Thursday compared some students of Rama Devi Women's University with LTTE militants who had killed former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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.