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5W1H: Naveen Patnaik takes Oath as Odisha CM for 5th Term

Naveen Patnaik took oath as the Chief Minister of Odisha for the fifth time after his Biju Janata Dal's decisive victory in the state elections that were held along with national elections.

May 29, 2019, 16:42 PM IST

Odisha Assembly election results 2019: Full list of winners

The BJD won 112 of 146 seats while the Bharatiya Janata Party has won 26 seats. The Congress won 9 seats while one Communist Party of India (Marxist) and one Independent candidate won one seat each in the state election.

May 24, 2019, 13:23 PM IST

After 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the kingmakers are likely to be from the south

If the NDA comes short of the halfway mark, it may have to place all bets south of the Vindhyas.

Apr 11, 2019, 15:18 PM IST

BJD launches manifesto with focus on farmers, youth and women

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday launched its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections with a prime focus on empowerment of farmers, youth and women.

Apr 10, 2019, 08:15 AM IST

Watch: BJD releases video of Naveen Patnaik's exercise regime

PM Narendra Modi, at a recent rally in Odisha, had called the state government lethargic and slow. Naveen Patnaik thinks otherwise.

Apr 05, 2019, 21:41 PM IST

BJD releases list of 18 candidates for Odisha Legislative Assembly election

BJD leaders Maheshwar Mohanty will contest from the Puri seat and Chandrasarthi Behera from the Cuttack Sadar seat.

Mar 29, 2019, 18:38 PM IST

In a first, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to contest from two assembly seats

Naveen Patnaik has said he will contest the state polls from Hinjili in Ganjam district and Bijepur in west Odisha's Bargarh district.

Mar 19, 2019, 08:01 AM IST

Anti-BJP parties are like Rubik's Cube, 2 sides right could mean 4 sides wrong

The Congress is too weak to be the core of anti-BJP politics, and some parties would prefer a weaker BJP.

Jan 25, 2019, 14:21 PM IST

BJD likely to skip 'united opposition rally' in Kolkata

The mega rally is being organised by TMC president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday to show opposition unity ahead of the crucial general election this year.

Jan 18, 2019, 17:32 PM IST

Get real: 2018's big lesson to Bollywood flops and political defeats

Bollywood and politics have to listen to and deliver to the same person - the moviegoer who is the voter.

Dec 28, 2018, 12:27 PM IST

Naveen Patnaik responsible for Odisha's poverty: BJP chief Amit Shah in Puri

Shah is currently in Odisha for a daylong tour to fine-tune the party's strategies for next year's state assembly and Lok Sabha polls.

Sep 24, 2018, 15:07 PM IST

Biju Janata Dal in Odisha has a 'lollipop' government: BJP

Referring to the appointment of BJD members in the Biju Yuva Bahini, BJP Odisha in-charge Arun Singh alleged that the BJD government adopts this formula every time before elections.

Jul 29, 2018, 20:56 PM IST

Three BJD candidates elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

All the three candidates of Odisha's ruling BJD were on Thursday declared elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed.

Mar 16, 2018, 00:55 AM IST

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

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