Patnaik announces measures as Odisha Jaundice cases rise

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday announced a slew of measures following an outbreak of jaundice in Odisha's Sambalpur town where 17 people have died since May and 1,547 infected by the disease.

BJP, Cong demands questioning of Odisha CM in coal block allocation case

 A day after the CBI was directed by a special court to examine former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the case of Talabira II coal block allocation to Hindalco, BJP and Congress on Wednesday demanded interrogation of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by the central agency.

Odisha to spend Rs 5,000 crore on IT sector

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday said the state government will spend around Rs 5,000 crore in the next five years for the developing the information technology (IT) sector.

Congress blames Patnaik for abrupt end of Assembly session

 Blaming Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for abrupt end of the winter session of Odisha Assembly, Congress today sought a clarification from the ruling BJD President on credentials of one Saroj Sahoo who was grilled by the CBI in the chitfund scam.

Odisha gives Rs 30 lakh cash prize to Birendra Lakra
Odisha gives Rs 30 lakh cash prize to Birendra Lakra

Ahead of the eight-nation Champion Trophy here, Odisha government on Thursday gave away cash award of Rs 30 lakh to Birendra Lakra, international hockey player from the state.

Congress demands Naveen Patnaik's resignation over chitfund scam

Demanding resignation of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his inclusion in the purview of CBI probe into chitfund scam, Congress workers on Saturday launched an agitation by holding demonstrations and rallies in the state.

Congress demands Naveen's resignation for chitfund scam

Demanding resignation of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his inclusion in the purview of CBI probe into chitfund scam, Congress workers on Saturday launched an agitation by holding demonstrations and rallies in the state.

Odisha CM seeks more allocation for state in rail budget

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure allocation of a sizable amount of revenue generated from Odisha in the next rail budget for expanding rail infrastructure in the state.

Niranjan asks Naveen to allow BJD MLAs to elect new leader

Hitting out at ruling BJD in Odisha over chitfund scam, former OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik on Monday asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to allow his party MLAs to elect a new leader as CBI is fast approaching him after interrogating his close aide Saroj Sahoo.

Congress demands Naveen Patnaik's resignation after CBI grills aide

A day after his close aide was quizzed by CBI, Congress on Sunday asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to resign and demanded a probe against him by the central agency in the chitfund scam.

Naveen Patnaik's personal aide Saroj Sahu appears before CBI

Saroj Sahu, personal aide of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, appeared at the CBI office here apparently for questioning by the central agency which is probing into the multi-crore chitfund scam.

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.

Cyclone caused heavy damage in Odisha, report in 15 days: Team

The inter-ministerial central team constituted to make assessment of damages caused due to Huhdhud on Wednesday said the last month's cyclone caused "heavy" destruction and a report regarding it would be submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs in a fortnight.

Govt ready to discuss chit fund scam in assembly: Naveen

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the government was ready for discussion on the multi-crore chitfund scam in the Assembly as demanded by the opposition Congress and the BJP.

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.

'Janata Parivar': Swamy says BJP real family, BJD seeks to wait

Ruling BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said his party has not yet decided on joining the move to reunite the erstwhile 'Janata parivar', even as BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said BJP was the "real Janata Parivar".

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik demands central assistance

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday demanded central assistance for the state hit by cyclones Hudhud and Phailin saying it was a "genuine" need.

Naveen Patnaik distances party, govt from chitfund scam arrests

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday distanced his government and the BJD from the chitfund scam over which several BJD leaders, including an MP have been arrested by CBI.

BJD to maintain equal distance from Cong, BJP: Naveen Patnaik

BJD would continue to maintain equal distance both from Congress and BJP, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said.

Naveen Patnaik to meet Arun Jaitley for central assistance towards cyclone 'Hudhud'

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik would meet Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and put forth Odisha's demand of central assistance towards the recent cyclone Hudhud during his six day visit to the national capital.