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.

CBI quizzes Odisha CM's aide in chit fund scam

The CBI Saturday interrogated a leader of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Logjam continues in Odisha Assembly

A logjam continued in the Odisha Assembly for the second day on Friday as both the opposition and ruling party members created ruckus, forcing the speaker to adjourn the session till 3 pm.

Odisha Assembly adjourned amid Opposition protest

Odisha Assembly was adjourned minutes after its winter session commenced on Thursday as the Opposition raised slogans and Congress members stormed into the well alleging involvement of ruling BJD leaders in the ponzi scheme scandal in the state.

BJD to keep equi-distance from Congress, BJP

While keeping a watch on the erstwhile Janata Parivar members, Biju Janata Dal president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday asked his party MPs in Lok Sabha to maintain equi-distance from both Congress and BJP and raise state-related issues in Parliament.

BJD divided house after leader's arrest, suspension

Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) appeared to be a divided house following suspension of senior leader Pravat Tripathy, who was arrested by the CBI in connection with a multi-thousand-crore-rupee chit-fund scam.

BJP forms committee to probe role of admin in Kandhamal bypoll

Alleging misuse of government machinery and money by ruling BJD in Odisha to win Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-poll, BJP has constituted a 6-member committee to inquire into the role of state administration, Asha and Anganawadi workers in it.

Thank you, says Odisha CM after poll win

After Biju Janata Dal candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election Sunday, party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday thanked the people for the win.

BJD MLA's advance bail hearing ends, verdict reserved

The Orissa High Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on the anticipatory bail application of senior BJD leader and Banki MLA Pravat Tripathy, who had been interrogated by CBI in chit fund scam.

25% polling for Kandhamal Lok Sabha bypoll till 11 am

An estimated 25 percent of the electorate cast their votes in the first four hours of polling for by-election to Odisha's communally sensitive Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency on Wednesday.

Congress is party of self centric and corrupt leaders: Oram

Union Minister and senior BJP leader Jual Oram on Saturday dubbed Congress as a party of "corrupt and self centric" leaders and hit out at ruling BJD in Odisha accusing it of being "neck-deep in corruption" and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of "functioning like a monarch."

Odisha MLA gets anticipatory bail in chit fund scam

The Odisha High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy in the multi-thousand-crore-rupee chit fund scam case being probed by the CBI.

BJD candidate files nomination for Kandhamal LS bypolls

BJD candidate for the October 15 by-election to Kandhamal Parliamentary seat Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, widow of ex-MP Hemendra Chandra Singh, on Thursday filed her nomination here.

BJD fields late MP's widow for Odisha bypoll

Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Tuesday decided to field Pratyusha Rajeswari, widow of late MP Hemendra Chandra Singh for the parliamentary by-election in Kandhamal constituency Oct 15.

BJP names candidate for Odisha bypoll

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday named former MP Rudra Madhav Ray as its candidate for the Lok Sabha bypoll from Odisha's Kandhamal constituency.

BJD government in Odisha neck-deep in corruption: Congress

Accusing the BJD government in Odisha of being neck-deep in corruption, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the mining scam saying an inquiry by the central agency into the chitfund scam has exposed the ruling party leaders.

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.