No secret deal between BJP and BJD: Venkaiah Naidu

Rejecting allegations of a secret deal between BJP and BJD to slow down CBI probe into the chit fund scam in Odisha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the NDA government is only keen to see speedy development in the state.

Odisha government suffering from multi-organ failure: BJP

Launching a scathing attack on the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Odisha unit of the BJP on Tuesday said the state government was suffering from 'multi-organ failure' for last one year.

MPs demand special session for Ambedkar's birth anniversary

A Lok Sabha member on Friday demanded a special session of Parliament to commemorate 125th anniversary of BR Ambedkar.

Deal between BJP and BJD to save leaders: Congress

Congress on Thursday alleged there was a deal between BJD and BJP to save ruling party leaders in Odisha from various scams and that it was evident from the "mysterious silence" of Naveen Patnaik Government even after eight vital schemes were delinked from central aid.

Congress wants BJD to oppose land acquisition bill

While alleging a secret deal between the Biju Janata Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress party on Monday urged the BJD to not support the proposed land acquisition (amendment) bill in the Rajya Sabha.

Poster war in steel city marks PM Narendra Modi's visit

A poster war appeared to have erupted here coinciding with visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to this steel city on Wednesday with supporters of BJP and BJD displaying pictures of their leaders all over.

11 more arrests for Ganjam village clash

With 11 more arrests in connection with the arson at Ambagaon village in Odisha's Ganjam district, the total number of people arrested in Sunday's case went up to 22.

Odisha Assembly witnesses repeated adjournments

The Odisha Assembly on Thursday witnessed repeated adjournments and noisy scenes with opposition Congress demanding a ruling from Speaker on ministers allegedly reading out written replies in the House instead of replying to the queries.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik hits out at Centre's 'neglect'

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday accused the central government of neglecting his state and reducing its funds.

Budget 'hollow and plain'; its 'dhanwapsi' programme: Opposition

Opposition on Saturday slammed as "hollow and plain" BJP's first full-year union budget, saying it lacked the vision and alleged that it was "repayment" by the BJP government to the rich and the corporates.

BJP leader arrested in Odisha

BJP leader and former mayor of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) Siba Shankar Das was arrested for allegedly attempting to murder a person eight months ago.

Seven Congress workers held for blocking Patnaik's cavalcade

At least seven workers of the opposition Congress party were arrested in Bhubaneswar for blocking Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik`s cavalcade here, police said on Friday.

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.

Congress dubs Odisha budget as regressive and hollow

The Congress on Tuesday dubbed Odisha budget as regressive and hollow, claiming that BJD government's claim about 5.15 percent increase in budgetary outlay is misleading as there is no hike in real terms.

BJD MP urges HC to dismiss writs challenging her nationality

BJD MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh has filed a written statement before Orissa High Court stating that she is an Indian and urged it to dismiss all petitions questioning her origin.

Odisha Urban Livelihood Mission to be launched: Governor

Amid boycott of his address in the Assembly by opposition Congress and BJP, Governor SC Jamir on Friday announced the launch of "Odisha Urban Livelihood Mission" and said the state's growth rate has surpassed the national average despite global economic slowdown.

Naveen inaugurates installation of CCTVs in Bhubaneswar

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated installation of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the state capital here.

Odisha chit fund scam: CBI interrogates BJD MP

In yet another jolt to the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, the CBI Monday interrogated party MP Rabindra Kumar Jena over his alleged link with the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam in the state.

BJD MLA wants tribals rights upheld on Khandadhar mines

 A ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator has urged the Odisha government to recognise the forest rights of Pauri Bhuyan tribals, a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG), residing on the hills in Sundargarh district.

Congress, BJP rush to Raj Bhavan as deadlock continues in Odisha Assembly

Angry over Speaker's refusal to allow discussion in Odisha Assembly on chitfund scam issue that paralysed the House for eight days, opposition Congress and BJP on Saturday sought intervention of Governor SC Jamir to uphold the constitutional spirit.