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India  /  Published 08.01.21

BJP, BJD clash over murder in Odisha

The BJP and the BJD on Thursday traded charges over the murder of senior Odisha BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral.  Both were allegedly hacked to death last Saturday w...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 27.12.20

Naveen bats for 33% women’s quota

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday targeted the national parties for their failure to take steps for women empowerment and asserted that his party will f...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.20

A bit too much: personal is political in Bengal

Family spats that spill over into politics and statecraft have been a feature of Indian existence since antiquity. India’s two most celebrated epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabhar...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 23.12.20

Naveen seeks colleagues’ tips to strengthen party

Odisha chief minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik has asked party colleagues to suggest ways of strengthening the party ahead of its 24th foundation day on December 26. Presidi...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 15.12.20

BJD in a bind on farm laws

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, which follows an avowed policy of maintaining equidistance from the Congress and the BJP, is being pushed into a corner on the issue of farmers’ agita...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

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India  /  Published 13.12.20

Expelled BJD MLA booked for job fraud

An expelled Biju Janata Dal MLA and his would-be son-in-law have been booked for cheating people by falsely assuring them jobs.  The Odisha crime branch said that Akash Pathak, the would-be son-...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 05.12.20

Expelled BJD MLA in custody in fraud case

Expelled Biju Janata Dal MLA Pradeep Panigrahi, who was arrested in connection with a fraud case, was sent to judicial custody for 14 days after his bail petition was rejected by the sub-divisional ju...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 02.12.20

Expelled BJD MLA flayed for lifestyle in Odisha

The Biju Janata Dal on Tuesday accused its expelled Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi of leading a lavish lifestyle and spending lakhs of rupees in five-star hotels in Delhi during the lockdown when the ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 30.11.20

BJD expels ex-minister

Odisha chief minister and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik on Sunday expelled former minister and Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi who has been critical of government’s Covid managem...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 11.11.20

From home, Naveen proves a point

The results of the two Assembly bypolls in Odisha have reaffirmed chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s political invincibility with the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) winning both Balasore Sadar and Ti...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar


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