Who Is Pratap Sarangi

Bhubaneswar: Popular for his simplicity, the two-time BJP MLA from Nilagiri assembly segment in Balasore district, Pratap Sarangi won the Lok Sabha elections from Balasore constituency. Pratap Sarangi defeated sitting BJD MP and millionaire Rabindra Kumar Jena. A photograph of him packing his bags in his bamboo hut went viral after the BJP leader won the […]

Narendra Modi Sworn In as 15th PM

New Delhi: Narendra Modi was Thursday sworn in as Prime Minister for a second consecutive term. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Modi at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Modi was the 14th Prime Minister of India in 2014. The glitzy ceremony was attended by a galaxy of international leaders, […]

Newly-elected Odisha MLAs Take Oath

Bhubaneswar: A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and 20 ministers were sworn-in, the newly elected legislators on took oath as members of Odisha Legislative Assembly today. The chief minister, who has been elected from Hinjili and Bijepur constituencies, was the first to be sworn in as a member of the 16th Odisha Legislative Assembly. Pro-tem […]

Pune Gears Up For Raja Mahostav-2019

Pune: When did you last hear about Odias celebrating ‘Raja’ outside Odisha or to that matter even within Odisha ? If you don’t happen to watch Odia TV Channels during Raja festival, chances are that you thought ‘Celebrating Raja’ is a ‘thing of past’ and doesn’t exist any more. ‘Raja’ is one of the oldest and […]

Shapoorji Pallonji Group Reaches Out Fani Victims In Puri

Humanitarian aid kits distributed in two affected Gram Panchayats in Puri Puri: In response to cyclone Fani that wreaked havoc in various parts of the state, Shapoorji Pallonji Group reached out to the people of Puri who lost their livelihoods in the natural catastrophe. Members of the group visited the gram panchayats of Gandamunda Bhoi and […]

Odisha Gets New Government: Know Your Ministers

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik took oath as Odisha’s chief minister for a 5th term with his other 20 members of his ministry today. Here is the list of ministers and their portfolios. Chief Minister: Shri Naveen Patnaik : Home, General Administration & Public Grievance and any other Department specifically not assigned. Cabinet Ministers: 1. Shri Niranjan […]

Naveen: Most Favoured Brand In Odisha

As Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik is swearing in as Chief Minister of Odisha today, for a fifth term, he would face a triple challenge this time; Cyclone Fani, jobs, and the BJP. Patnaik, a reluctant politician who jumped from New York high society into Odisha’s political minefield as his father Biju Patnaik’s […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Likely To Be BJP President

New Delhi: Odisha’s BJP leader and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is likely to replace Amit Shah as party’s national president as the latter may be rewarded with a ministerial berth in the newly elected Modi government. Even though there is no official confirmation by the BJP regarding the successor of Shah, it is being widely […]

Naveen Sworn-in As CM For 5th Term With 20 Ministers

Bhubaneswar: Naveen Patnaik was sworn-in as the Odisha Chief Minister today morning. He was re-elected with a decisive majority in the Assembly elections. Patnaik and his team of 20 ministers were administered the oath of the office at a function here. The 72-year-old Biju Janata Dal chief became one of the longest-serving chief ministers of the coastal state. The Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which secured […]