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India  /  Published 26.02.21

Violence at Odisha Congress Bhavan

Violence broke out at the Congress Bhavan, the state Congress headquarters here on Thursday, as two groups of party workers clashed in the presence of senior leaders including Pradesh Congress Committ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 16.02.21

Cong seeks bandh support with chocolates

Congress workers in Odisha on Monday tried to seek public support for the six-hour Odisha bandh organised by the party by offering chocolates and dressing up like Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convi...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 09.02.21

Puri temple draft bylaws withdrawn

The Centre on Monday withdrew the controversial draft heritage draft bylaws of the National Monument Authority (NMA) for the 12th Century Puri Shree Jagannath Temple succumbing to public pressure. Po...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 27.01.21

BJD and BJP fight over paddy buying

The war of words between the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the BJP over the contentious issue of paddy procurement intensified on Friday with both sides accusing each other of neglecting the intere...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

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

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


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