Parliament

Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha Today

New Delhi: Today the Bill of Triple Talaq will be considered by the Rajya Sabha for its voting and if it gets majority, then instant Talaq which is prevalent among the Muslims will become a penal offence under the Indian Penal Code. On December 27 the The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, […]



Anubhav Patnaik Speaks at PRS Conference 2018

New Delhi: Young Odia legislator Anubhav Patnaik joined PRS Conference 2018 as a panelist here. He spoke on ‘Building Effective Legislature’ yesterday afternoon. Speaking at the conference, Patnaik stressed on his difficulties to meet expectations of constituents as a first time MLA. He spoke about his initiatives that helped him balance the difficulties with his constitutional mandate. The […]



Bijoy, Dilip to Join BJD on 26 Dec

Bhubaneswar: Bijoy Mohapatra and Dilip Ray may make a comeback to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on the 21st foundation day of the party on December 26. Both the leaders resigned from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 30th November. Former Union minister Dilip Ray and BJP’s national executive member Bijoy Mohapatra sent a joint resignation letter […]


Union Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of 100%

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given ‘in principle’ approval for strategic disinvestment of 100% Government of India’s shares in DCIL to consortium of four ports namely, Vishakhapatnam Port Trust, Paradeep Port Trust, Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust and Kandla Port Trust. Presently the Government […]


Bhartruhari Mahtab First Odia to Receive Best Parliamentarian Award

Bhubaneswar: Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab received ‘Best Parliamentarian Award’ for 2017 from President of India Ram Nath Kovind in a special event held yesterday (Aug 1) at the Central Hall of Parliament. Mahtab is the first Odia Parliamentarian to receive such prestigious honour. The President presented the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards to […]



Seven New RS Members Including Sonal Mansingh and Raghunath Mohapatra Take Oath

New Delhi: Odisha’s classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra took oath as Rajya Sabha member today. Along with them, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue Rakesh Sinha, former BJP lawmaker Ram Shakal took affirmation of allegiance to the Constitution on the opening day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament today. Last week President of India […]


Baijayant Panda Quits BJD

Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar, May 28, 2018: MP Baijayant Panda, an articulate and prominent face of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, quits the party amidst growing rift with CM Naveen Patnaik. Known as Jay Panda, he is a member of the lower house from Kendrapada Lok Sabha Constituency that was once late Biju Patnaik‘s […]