Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Sworn-in As CM For 5th Term With 20 Ministers

Bhubaneswar: Naveen Patnaik was sworn-in as the Odisha Chief Minister today morning. He was re-elected with a decisive majority in the Assembly elections. Patnaik and his team of 20 ministers were administered the oath of the office at a function here. The 72-year-old Biju Janata Dal chief became one of the longest-serving chief ministers of the coastal state. The Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which secured […]


Naveen To Take Oath With 20 Ministers Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik is going to take oath as Odisha’s Chief Minister for a 5th term tomorrow here. 20 Ministers, 11 as Cabinet rank and 9 as state ministers, are also scheduled to swear in tomorrow in presence of Odisha Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal. For the first time, swearing in […]


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 […]


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 […]


Naveen Congratulates Modi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi for landslide victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Lok Sabha election. Naveen spoke to Modi over phone. Modi also congratulated Naveen for BJD’s victory in Odisha. Earlier Modi congratulated Naveen on Tweeter.


Modi Congratulates Naveen

Bhubaneswar: As counting of votes going on, the trends are indicating Biju Janata Dal (BJD)’s massive victory in Odisha. Prime minister Narendra Modi congratulated BJD supremo and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik ahead of Patnaik’s 5th term as Odisha CM. Modi twitted, Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing him the very […]


Fani Brings Rivals Closer Together

Bhubaneswar: Weeks before they were bashing each other. But severe cyclonic storm Fani makes them ebrace each other. Yes, we are talking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. On April 23 PM Modi criticised Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik heavily in Kendrapara. During his public meeting PM said that Naveen Patnaik’s […]


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 […]


Odisha: 129 Crore Rupees Spent From Relief Fund For Aahaar Scheme

Bhubaneswar: As people and corporate houses are donating generously to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) in Odisha, the government is diverting the fund for other reasons. According to information availed through RTI Act, state government has spent around 129 crore rupees from the CMRF for Aahaar, a scheme under Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD). […]