Odisha to give free medicine for all diseases: CM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said his government would distribute free medicines for all diseases, including cancer, at state-run health facilities soon.

JB Patnaik withstood test of time in politics: Naveen

Terming JB Patnaik as an "institution" in himself, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the leader withstood the test of time in politics.

Media plays role in facilitating govt solve people's problems

Describing media as the mirror of society, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said it plays a major role in helping the government solve problems faced by the people.

Naveen Patnaik bats for net freedom

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said any move to dilute Internet freedom would cause economic loss to the booming IT industry and it might affect the poor as several services to them were delivered through the Internet.

Naveen's visit to Cuttack in chopper draws criticism

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flying to Ravenshaw University in Cuttack, barely 25 km from Bhubaneswar, on Wednesday drew criticism from different quarters with the opposition Congress describing it as "expensive".

SC rejects petition to summon Odisha CM in coal scam case

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a special leave petition seeking to summon Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the Talabira II coal block allocation case, the petitioner's lawyer said here.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches subsidised food scheme

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a scheme here to provide subsidised food to the urban poor in five cities, an official said.

3,987 Bangladeshi infiltrators in Odisha: Naveen

There are 3,987 infiltrators in Odisha and all of them are from Bangladesh, chief minister Naveen Patnaik informed Odisha Assembly on Monday.

Left-wing extremism in 5 Odisha districts remains sensitive: Naveen

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday described the law and order situation in the state last year as peaceful even as he raised concern over Left-wing extremism which he said was still a "sensitive" issue in five districts.

Left-wing extremism situation in 5 Odisha districts remains sensitive: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday described the law and order situation in the state last year as peaceful even as he raised concern over Left-wing extremism which he said was still a "sensitive" issue in five districts.

India committed to maritime security: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said India was committed to maritime security, freedom of navigation, unimpeded lawful commerce and peaceful settlement of disputes in the Indian Ocean region.

Odisha Congress backs Manmohan Singh, seeks CBI probe into CM's role

The Odisha unit of the Congress on Tuesday expressed solidarity with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who was summoned in the coal scam case, and demanded that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik be probed by the CBI in connection with the scam.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik admits serious lapse in constable recruitment process

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday admitted that there was lapses in constable recruitment process due to leakage of questions for written test and said strict action will be taken against those responsible for the incident.

Naveen Patnaik admits serious lapse in constable recruitment process

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday admitted that there was lapses in constable recruitment process due to leakage of questions for written test and said strict action will be taken against those responsible for the incident.

Uproar in Odisha Assembly over Constable recruitment scam

Odisha Assembly was stalled on Monday amid pandemonium and adjournments with opposition Congress demanding a statement from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on cancellation of the written test for constable recruitment following reports about question paper leak.

CPI(M) to hold demonstration in Odisha against Land Bill

Claiming that mineral- rich states like Odisha would be worst-affected if the Land Acquisition Bill became an Act, CPI(M) on Sunday said party supporters would demonstrate in Bhubaneswar on March 17 to protest the measure.

Congress serves privilege notice against Odisha minister

The opposition Congress on Friday served a privilege notice against Odisha's Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh, who on behalf of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik replied to a debate in the Assembly on the alleged police firing at Namtara village in Kendrapara district.

Odisha govt changes terms of reference of chitfund probe panel

Paving way for return of money to small investors from the corpus fund formed by it, the Odisha government has amended the terms of reference of the judicial commission probing the chit fund scam in the state.

Naveen asks BJD MPs to play role of opposition in Parliament

 Two days after accusing BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre of discriminating against Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked BJD MPs to play the role of opposition in both the Houses of Parliament and safeguard interest of the state.

CM Naveen Patnaik refrains from celebrating Holi

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today refrained from Holi celebrations even as leaders of different political parties joined the people across the state in the festival of colours.