CBI interrogates BJD MLA, newspaper owner in ponzi scheme scam

CBI grilled Pranab Balabantray, BJD lawmaker from Dharmasala Assembly segment, newspaper owner and builder Madhu Mohanty for their alleged link with ponzi scheme company Artha Tatwa group.

Centre assures Odisha help on mining, steel and labour

The Centre on Wednesday assured the Odisha government that it will support the state government's efforts to streamline mining, steel, and labour and employment sectors.

Patnaik urges Centre to allow Odisha avail WB, ADB loans

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday wrote to Union Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari seeking inclusion of the state for financial aid from World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and others to ensure safe drinking water for all.

Congress accuses Odisha CM of shielding land grabbers; govt orders probe

Opposition Congress accused Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of shielding BJD leaders who allegedly grabbed above 100 acre of forest land on the outskirt of the state capital even as the Odisha government ordered a joint probe into the alleged land scam.

Saradha scam: BJD MP`s home searched by CBI

CBI on Thursday carried out search operations at 30 locations including house of a sitting Biju Janata Dal MP and two other politicians from Odisha in connection with its probe into multi-crore chit fund scam related to Saradha and other companies.

HC issues notice to Odisha MLA

The Orissa High Court on Thursday issued a notice to Chilika MLA Bibhuti Bhusan Harichandan of BJP and seven others in connection with an election petition filed by BJD leader Raghunath Sahu.

BJD calls for urgent steps to insulate youth from joining Iraq`s ISIS

Biju Janata Dal leader Jay Panda expressed his concern over youths from Maharashtra visiting Iraq to join the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, and sought urgent steps for insulating the latter from involving themselves in jihadist activities.

BJD leader calls for reviewing Juvenile Justice Act

Biju Janata Dal leader Jay Panda called for a review of the Juvenile Justice Act, following a jump in crimes such as rape and murder committed by under-age offenders.

BJD disrupts Assembly proceedings over Polavaram project

Legislators from Odisha`s ruling BJD on Monday disrupted the proceedings of the state Assembly here demanding cancellation of the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh.

BJD holds protests against Rail Budget

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Wednesday organised demonstrations across Odisha against the central government for neglecting the state the rail budget.

BJD wins civic polls in Odisha

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Wednesday won civic body elections in two Odisha towns. Of 15 wards in the notified area council of Titilagarh in Bolangir district, about 330 km from here, the BJD won 14, an official said.

BJD wins Balangir and Titlagarh civic body elections

The ruling BJD on Wednesday swept the two urban local body (ULB) elections at Titlagarh and Balangir, a State Election Commission release said here today.

BJD names candidates for Rajya Sabha by-polls

Odisha`s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Saturday named its candidates for the Rajya Sabha by-elections for two seats from the state.

We believe in cooperation, not confrontation: Patnaik

Shunning ruling BJD`s decade long allegation of negligence by the Centre, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said his government believes in cooperation and not confrontation.

Naveen names film actor Anubhav Mohanty as BJD`s RS candidate

Odia film actor Anubhav Mohanty was on Thursday named as the ruling BJD`s candidate for the by-election to the lone vacant Rajya Sabha seat, polling for which is scheduled on June 19.

Naveen Patnaik on week-long visit to Delhi, to meet Narendra Modi

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is on a week-long visit to the national capital, is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

Naveen Patnaik leaves for Delhi, to meet Narendra Modi

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday left for a week-long visit to New Delhi during which he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other central ministers, official sources said.

Naveen Patnaik leaves for Delhi, to meet Narendra Modi

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday left for a week-long visit to New Delhi during which he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other central ministers, official sources said.

Niranjan Pujari elected Odisha assembly speaker

Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and former state cabinet minister Niranjan Pujari was Monday elected the speaker of the Odisha legislative assembly, an official said.

Niranjan Pujari set to be Odisha Assembly speaker

Senior Biju Janata Dal leader and former state Cabinet minister Niranjan Pujari is set to become the next speaker of the Odisha Assembly, with the party proposing his name.