Politics


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 […]


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 […]


Narendra Modi Drops Chowkidar Prefix From Twitter Profile

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has won a huge mandate for a second term in power, removed the prefix Chowkidar from his Twitter profile today, saying it would remain an “integral part” of him. PM Tweeted, Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar Spirit to the next level. Keep this spirit alive at […]


Anti-BJD Votes Have Gone To BJP: Niranjan

Bhubaneswar: In Odisha most of the anti-BJD government votes have gone in favour of BJP, said Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik. Acording to reports, Patnaik is hopeful of winning more seats than its 2014 election show. Patnaik who this time contested from two assembly segments – Ghasipura in Kenojhar district and Bhandaripokhari […]


Odisha: BJD And BJP Dismisses Exit Poll Predictions

Bhubaneswar: Most of the exit polls are predicting a fifth consecutive term for Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha. Exit polls are also indicating substantial gains for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha polls. However both the rival parties refused to accept the predictions, claiming the results on May 23 will […]


I Don’t Trust Exit Poll: Mamata Banerjee

Bhubaneswar: As the exit polls predict a second term for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee lashes out on exit poll surveys. She appealed all opposition parties to be united, strong and bold and asked them to fight the battle together. Mamata Banerjee tweeted, I don’t trust Exit Poll gossip. […]