Politics

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. […]

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BJD To Support Front Which Grants Odisha Special Status

Bhubneswar: Changing its stance of maintaining equidistance from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has said it is now open to support any front which will grant special status to Odisha. BJD vice president Surya Narayan Patro said, “The party which will think about Odisha will get our […]


Ex-MLA Gangadhar Pradhan No More

Rourkela: Odisha Legislative Assembly’s former member Gangadhar Pradhan died today at a private hospital here. He was a four times MLA, once from Sundargarh and thrice from Talsara assembly constituency. Pradhan was 90 years old and was admitted to the Community Welfare Society (CWS) Hospital at Jagda where he breathed his last. He was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly […]


When Amit Shah Hails Naveen Patnaik

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah admired Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his government for maintaining law and order during elections. Shah said this n context of poll violence happened in Kolkata during his election rally. On the other hand Shah slams West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee after […]


Love In The Time Of Lesion

Bhubaneswar: When a part of Odisha is wounded by severe cyclonic storm Fani, even his own district is partly affected, this politician is busy in preparing strategy to win an election. Yes, we are talking about senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Arun Kumar Sahoo, the two-time minister and three-time MLA from Nayagarh. Yesterday morning […]


Kendrapara: Prestige Battle for BJD And Baijayant

Bhubaneswar: Once known as a close confidant of CM and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik, high profile former BJD leader Baijayant Panda faces the toughest battle of his political career during the ongoing elections. Now he has turned out to be the enemy number one for the ruling regional party. As Baijayant is seeking […]


NYAY Scheme A Surgical Strike On Poverty: Rahul

Balasore: Congress national president Rahul Gandhi, yesterday during his Odisha visit, launched a scathing attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising unemployment in the country. Rahul also called his party’s proposed NYAY scheme a surgical strike on poverty. While addressing a poll rally at Remuna in the Balasore Lok Sabha constituency, Rahul said, Under […]


Sanjay Agarwal Likely To Get BJD Ticket From Patkura

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) may field Late Bed Prakash Agarwal’s son Sanjay as the MLA nominee from Patkura Assembly Constituency. Source said that the top brass in the BJD decided to nominate Sanjay from Patkura to give a tough fight against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s senior leader Bijay Mohapatra in the elections 2019. Patkura to […]


BJP Interested in Votes, Not Voter’s Well-being: Naveen

Jagatsinghpur: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today lambasted that the BJP is only interested in the votes of the people of Odisha not in their well being. Addressing an election rally at Ersama-Balikuda assembly constituency, Patnaik said, Are only the votes of people of Odisha valuable for BJP, not their […]


Naveen Invites Modi To Attend Oath Ceremony

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend as “guest” in his swearing-in ceremony after the declaration of election results on May 23. Patnaik claimed that the BJD had already got a majority in the Assembly after the third phase polling held on […]