Biju Janata Dal

EC under pressure to delay Bijepur bypoll: Odisha minister

While bypoll for the Bijepur Assembly was necessitated following the death of three-time Congress MLA Subal Sahu in August this year, the election schedules are yet to be announced.

Nov 20, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

Seashore chit fund scam: Odisha BJD MLA sent to 5-day CBI custody

Seashore Group is one of the 44 ponzi companies in Odisha which came under the CBI scanner following a Supreme Court order to probe their finances and transactions.

Sep 19, 2017, 20:20 PM IST
Odisha: CBI arrests BJD MLA in Seashore Chitfund scam case

Odisha: CBI arrests BJD MLA in Seashore Chitfund scam case

Ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Prabhat Biswal was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday in connection with the Seashore Chitfund scam in Odisha.

Sep 19, 2017, 12:53 PM IST

Pandemonium in Odisha Assembly over law and order situation

Opposition members on Friday created uproarious scenes in the Odisha assembly after the Speaker rejected adjournment motions on the law and order situation in the state.

Sep 15, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

Naveen Patnaik is like a 'defunct transformer': Amit Shah

Amit Shah expressed confidence that the BJP's 120-plus seat mission in the state would certainly fructify.

Sep 08, 2017, 19:17 PM IST

BJP seeks ED probe into BJD's poll funding

A state BJP delegation met ED Joint Director Madhab C. Mishra here and sought the probe into what they claimed were hawala transactions by the BJD and its President Naveen Patnaik.

Jul 28, 2017, 16:28 PM IST

No chance of going back to NDA fold, says BJD

BJD on Thursday ruled out any possibility of forging an alliance with BJP.

Jul 28, 2017, 00:35 AM IST

Mahanadi row: BJD calls for a 4-hour 'Hartal' in 4 districts

The hartal will be observed for four hours from 6 am till 10 am tomorrow morning in the districts of Sambalpur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda and Sonepur. 

Jun 09, 2017, 15:59 PM IST

Tell me your concerns instead of going to media: Naveen to BJD leaders

"If senior leaders have anything negative to say, they should come to me with their concerns and not go to media", Patnaik told reporters in response to queries about articles by a senior BJD MP that had triggered a row in party.

Apr 30, 2017, 19:08 PM IST

BJP MLA says Naveen Patnaik meeting Vajpayee more than a courtesy call

A day after BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik met former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Delhi, a BJP MLA today claimed the Odisha Chief Minister's visit was more than just a courtesy call.

Apr 25, 2017, 17:49 PM IST

Odisha creates 11.21 lakh job opportunities

The Odisha government has facilitated self-employment opportunities for 11.21 lakh youth through 2.49 lakh MSME units in the state, a minister said on Thursday.

Mar 02, 2017, 19:56 PM IST
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.

Feb 27, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
Famous break-ups in the history of Indian politics

Famous break-ups in the history of Indian politics

All political ventures and separations have been decided by electoral gains. 

Jan 13, 2017, 17:01 PM IST
West Bengal will give befitting reply to Mamata Banerjee: BJP

West Bengal will give befitting reply to Mamata Banerjee: BJP

Expressing dissatisfaction, the opposition staged a brief walkout from the House.

Nov 30, 2016, 17:44 PM IST
Markandey Katju stirs up controversy, writes derogatory remarks about Odisha and its people – Read here

Markandey Katju stirs up controversy, writes derogatory remarks about Odisha and its people – Read here

Former Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju later apologised on Facebook for his remarks.

Oct 14, 2016, 18:32 PM IST

Opposition forces Rajya Sabha adjournment protesting Aadhaar-linked benefits

A united opposition on Thursday disrupted Rajya Sabha proceedings protesting against making Aadhaar card mandatory for availing government benefits like subsidised LPG, PDS supplies and pensions, forcing its adjournment thrice since morning.

Jul 28, 2016, 13:26 PM IST

Centre will not harm Odisha's interests: Uma Bharti

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said the state of Odisha is very close to her heart and asserted that the central government will not do anything or allow anything to happen that will hamper its interests.

Jul 26, 2016, 14:42 PM IST

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

Bhupinder Singh (BJD) said Maharaja Ranjit Singh had willed that the Kohinoor diamond be given to Jagannath Temple.

May 03, 2016, 13:10 PM IST
Budget session resumes today, Congress set to corner Govt over Uttarakhand issue

Budget session resumes today, Congress set to corner Govt over Uttarakhand issue

The second part of Parliament's Budget session beginning on Monday is going to be a stormy affair, as the Congress is all set to seek a discussion on the imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand, despite government's claim that the matter being sub-judice it cannot be deliberated upon.

Apr 25, 2016, 06:57 AM IST

Opposition seeks Odisha minister's sacking in chit fund scam

The opposition Congress and BJP on Thursday sought the sacking of Odisha Food Minister Sanjay Dasburma after he was issued notice by the CBI for allegedly accepting a car as gift from a chit fund firm.

Apr 07, 2016, 20:29 PM IST