Lobby Begins: Then For Tickets, Now For Ministerial Berths

Bhubaneswar: Before the elections Naveen Niwas, the residence of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, was crowded by ticket aspirants. And soon after the results were out now the epicenter of Odisha politics is crowded by the aspirants of ministerial berths. Hectic lobby for ministerial berths has been started at Naveen Niwas […]


Naveen Patnaik To Take Oath As CM On May 29

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief, Naveen Patnaik, will be sworn-in as Chief Minister on May 29 for a fifth consecutive term after an emphatic win in Odisha Assembly elections, the party said today. Patnaik has continued his grip over Odisha with his party, BJD, winning 112 Assembly seats in the 147-member House. Bharatiya Janata Party […]


Modi elected BJP, NDA parliamentary party leader

New Delhi: Narendra Modi was elected the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parliamentary party at a function in Central Hall of Parliament today. Veteran Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal moved the resolution to elect Modi as the leader of the […]


Odisha Sends 33% Women To Lok Sabha

Bhubaneswar: Being the first state in India Odisha will see exactly 33% of women MPs in the 17th Lok Sabha. Before election Odisha’s CM and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik promised to send 33% to Lok Sabha. Later keeping his promise he fielded 7 women candidates out of 21 in total in the […]


Aska Congress candidate Loses Life And Election

Bhubaneswar: Congress candidate from Aska Assembly seat in Ganjam district, Manoj Jena who was shot by unknown miscreants three days ago died yesterday. He also lost the election battle as Congress secured third position in Aska. At least four motorcycle-borne miscreants fired at the 37-year-old Congress leader in Lanjipalli area under Baidyanathpur police station limits in […]



Naveen Patnaik: The Long Distance Runner

Bhubaneswar: Once reluctant to join politics and inherit his father’s mantle, 72-year-old Naveen Patnaik is on his way to form the fifth consecutive government in Odisha — in the process becoming one of the longest-serving chief ministers in the country. His command is still poor over Odia, the mother tongue of the state, but Naveen […]



Pakistan PM Congratulates Modi

New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated Narendra Modi on his victory in India’s national elections. “I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia,” Imran said on Twitter.