Pratap Sarangi Takes Oath As Union Minister

New Delhi: Odisha’s BJP MP Pratap Chandra Sarangi stole the show yet again today at the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan after he secured a berth in the Narendra Modi-led Union council of ministers. The Union council of ministers and others in attendance cheered and gave a standing ovation to Sarangi, just before he was […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Likely To Be BJP President

New Delhi: Odisha’s BJP leader and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is likely to replace Amit Shah as party’s national president as the latter may be rewarded with a ministerial berth in the newly elected Modi government. Even though there is no official confirmation by the BJP regarding the successor of Shah, it is being widely […]

India Wins Yet Again: Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surged to a majority on his own in India’s general election, with his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) establishing a commanding lead in more than 340 parliamentary seats in vote counting. Modi twitted, India wins yet again. Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong India. […]

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. […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Casts His Vote

Bhubaneswar: As polling continued in six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly constituencies in the third phase in Odisha, union Minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan cast his vote along with wife and daughter. Today morning he went to a booth at Deulabedha village under Talcher Assembly segment in Angul district. They stood in the queue and […]

Odisha: Cash Seized From BJP Leader’s Car

Dhenkanal: A static surveillance squad seized Rs 4 lakh in cash from the vehicle of a BJP candidate today in Dhenkanal district. According to police, the cash was seized as BJP’s Hindol assembly candidate Ashok Nayak could not provide satisfactory answers about the source of the mone. The car was intercepted by the special team of Odisha police near […]

Modi To Hold Rally In Bhubaneswar Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: BJP’s star campaigner and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to hold a road show here on April 16 and address a public meeting at the Baramunda Ground, informed BJP State Vice-president Samir Mohanty. PM Modi will hold a roadshow from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) to the Baramunda ground via Siripur Square. After […]

BJP Leader Shot Dead in Khurda

Khurda: A local BJP leader was shot dead by unidentified men outside the party’s office here late last night, a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the eastern state for an election rally. This is the second instance of poll violence in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2019 in less […]

BJP MLA Candidate Joins BJD

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tusharkanti Behera, party’s candidate for Kakatpur assembly constituency,  has joined the Biju Janata Dal today, in the presence of party chief Naveen Patnaik. In another jolt to BJP, Behera has deserted the party and joined forces with the conch party for the forthcoming elections. Earlier Bhagirathi Sethi of BJP had […]