BJP Delegates Meet Odisha EC Over Booth Rigging Issue

Bhubaneswar: Zilla Parisad by-election was held today in zone no. 32 of Mayurbhanj district. BJP accused that BJD captured at least 10 booths out of 82 in that zone. A BJP delegation headed by party state vice president Samir Mohanty called on state election commission of Odisha today afternoon. In a written complaint BJP demanded […]

BJP Women Cell Asks Naveen to Ensure 33% Female Space in BJD

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha CM Naveen Patniak wrote letter to PM demanding 33% reservation for women in Assembly and Parliament, BJP Mahila Morcha members today asked Patnaik to first amend Biju Janata Dal (BJD) constitution. BJP Mahila Morcha state president Pravati parida said, Naveen Patnaik should first amend BJD constitution and ensure 33 percent for women […]

I have Committed Mistakes: Bijoy Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: “In politics, everybody has flaws. Everybody commits mistakes. I too have committed mistakes in politics in my past”, said estranged BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra. In a Facebook live video, today, Bijoy shared his future political plans. He denied all speculations. Speculations by media and media persons about his future political moves are completely baseless, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Baishnab Parida Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Former Rajya Sabha member, author and social activist Baishnab Charan Parida breathed his last today morning at a private hospital here. He was 77. He was suffering from cancer and was under medical supervision for last few months. One of the key persons behind the Odia Language Movement, Baishnab was born on 15 February 1941 […]

Nayagarh: Dama to Take Arun to Task

Bhubaneswar: Senior leader Damodar Rout, ousted from BJD recently,  blamed his former party colleague and Nayagarh MLA Arun Kumar Sahoo for ruckus during Rout’s public meeting  in Baripada. Damodar said that he would have to visit Nayagarh, to take a dig at Arun. Damodar Rout alleged, Arun Sahoo hired a person to create ruckus during Baripada Samaves out of fear. Arun himself was there in […]

Arun Rising, Queen Finds No Hope in Nayagarh !

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: Nayagarh Assembly constituency is no way connected with Kandhamal Parliamentary constituency except sharing neighborhood. But few months back the Member of Parliament from Kandhamala Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh was seen spending more times building her public relations in Nayagarh. There was an common assumption that Pratyusha or her family (hairs of the princely state) had a good […]