Politics

BJD Leader Terms Farmers Suicide in Odisha a Myth

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Ex MLA Bikram Barma’s anti-farmer slogan surfaces on walls of Bhubaneswar Barma works as the President of Orissa Krushak Manch As farming is becoming risky day by day in Odisha, farmers suicide is becoming a matter of grave concern. Moderate and untimely rainfall, flood, poor fertility, lack of financial support force small farmers to […]

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Arun Sahoo Still a Minister on Twitter

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: BJP Odisha Chief Basant Panda can’t spell his constituency No more he is a minister, but his twitter handle says something different. The Nayagarh MLa and ex-minister Dr. Arun Kumar Sahoo’s twitter account @aksahoo_odisha declares him as “Minister of State (Ind.)Panchayati Raj & Law Odisha(2014 to present) .” The Odisha BJP […]


BJD MLAs Take Back Seats

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Dearth of seats forced Odisha MLAs to take back row during the Bicentenary Celebration of Paika Bidroha As the nation celebrated 200th year of Paika Rebellion of Odisha, India’s first freedom struggle, the Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi was houseful to witness the grand opening ceremony. Even two other hall were arranged […]


Dharmendra Pradhan chairs Sessions at 22nd World Petroleum Congress, Istanbul

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Flags importance of “Responsible Price” for crude oil; Highlights importance of producers to understand perspective of consumers and demand centres;  Shri Pradhan held bilateral talks with Turkish Energy Minister; discussed issues of bilateral energy cooperation including in renewable energy Minister also launches event on Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP) as […]


BJP-BJD Turf War Intensified

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: Asian Games and the Dhamra Project are evidence of spat between BJP, BJD Skipping Asian Games Dharmendra was accompanying party Prez Skipping Dhamra event Naveen was enjoying Asian Athletics Games People of Odisha used to smell a secret honeymoon between India’s ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Odisha’s ruling party Biju Janata Dal […]


Bhadrak: Tale of Two Leaders

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: It was Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who visited Bhadrak three months ago, at the time when this coastal district of Odisha was devastated with communal riots. And yesterday Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, touted as the CM aspirant from BJP, laid the foundation of Biggest energy project as well as the first LNG […]


“BJP will Form Government in Odisha in 2019”

By Odisha Story Bureau, Brahmapur: BJP President Amit Shah, who is on a three-day tour of the Odisha, said his party will form the government in the state with a two-thirds majority in the 2019 assembly elections. The BJP president, who started his Odisha mission from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s home district, said Odisha is lagging […]


Amit Shah’s Date With Dalits in Odisha

By Odisha Story Bureau, Brahmapur: As part of BJP’s Dalit outreach programme, party chief Amit Shah along with Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other party colleges took lunch with a Dalit family today at Hugulapata village, Ganjam district in Odisha. Shah, who reached the state on Monday night for a three-day visit aimed at reviving the party’s […]


Amit Shah Starts BJP’s Mission Odisha from Naveen’s Turf

By Odisha Story Bureau, Brahmapur: “Electricity, drinking water and toilets are still elusive in villages in Odisha” BJP president Amit Shah has chosen Naveen Patnaik’s turf this time to make his intentions clear ahead of the elections to the 147-seat Odisha assembly and Lok Sabha scheduled to be held in 2019. Launching a scathing attack on […]


BJP Chief Amit Shah to Visit Odisha Today

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Shah will attend party workers’ meetings in Ganjam, Jajpur and Khurda districts With BJP focusing on expanding its base in Odisha ahead of the 2019 general elections, party chief Amit Shah is set to commence a three-day tour of the state from tomorrow. Odisha BJP president Basant Panda said, The […]