Politics

Odisha Janata Dal: A New Party in Making?

Bhubaneswar: As the 2019 general election is nearing, new political equations are heating up the state. All political parties in Odisha are trying hard to strengthen their team by incorporating new agendas and features. They are trying to boost their strength by importing leaders from other political parties and intellectuals from different walks of life, mostly […]


Naba Das May Join BJD

Jharsuguda: Jharsuguda MLA and Executive President of Odisha Congress Naba Kishore Das may quit the party to join BJD later this month. According to sources, for last few days Naba Das is meeting his supporters. He is asking them whether they would support him if he joins a new party. For last few months Das’s […]


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 […]


BJP Welcomes Aparajita in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Former bureaucrat Aparajita Sarangi received a warm welcome at Bharatiya Janata Party state office here today afternoon. In a welcome event organised by BJP’s state unit, state party president Basant Panda, union minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other party colleagues welcomed her to the party. Odisha Cadre IAS officer ASarangi, who took VRS three weeks back, […]


Odisha: Lotus Losses Two Petals

Bhubaneswar: Two Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Odisha resigned today. Former Union minister Dilip Ray and BJP’s national executive member Bijoy Mahapatra left the party. They sent a joint resignation letter to BJP national chief Amit Shah. Bijoy Mohapatra briefed reporters that they both would announce their course of action within two weeks. However speculations […]


Naveen, Dharmendra Congratulate Indian Hockey Team

Bhubaneswar: As India won the first match against South Africa at Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 here last evening, wishes started pouring from all spheres. Odisha Cheif Minister Naveen patnaik congratulated Team India for their spectacular performance against South Africa, giving a perfect start. He wished the men in blue good luck for the remaining matches. […]


Dharmendra Pradhan BJP’s CM Candidate in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Senior party leader and Union minister Jual Oram said Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in the state. He announced this while interacting with reporters yesterday here after former Odisha-cadre IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi joined Bharatiya Janata Party. The statement came amid rumours in the political circle […]


Aparajita Sarangi Joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cadre IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi, who took VRS two weeks back, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) yesterday. Party president Amit Shah and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were present during her official entry to the national party in New Delhi. According to reports, Sarangi will contest from Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha in 2019 general elections. […]


Dilip, Bijoy May Join BJD Soon

Bhubaneswar: Speculation is rife that Dilip Ray and Bijoy Mohapatra may join Biju Janata Dal (BJD) after  Ray said he would resign from Odisha Legislative Assembly. Rourkela MLA, former Union Minister and hotelier Dilip Ray of BJP yesterday announced that he would soon resign from the house as a mark of protest against the inordinate […]


Tallest Bronze Statue of Lord Rama to Be Installed in Ayodhya

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh(UP) has decided to install a 221-metre tall bronze statue of Lord Rama in Ayodhya. UP Principal Secretary (Information) Avanish Awasthi said yesterday, The height of the actual statue will be 151 metres and its overhead umbrella will be 20 metres, while the pedestal will be 50 metres. A museum will also be […]