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Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Biju Janata Dal (BJD)


Patnaik expels MLA from BJD for 'anti-people' activities

November 29, 2020 2:27 pm

The party action against Panigrahi came after the anti-corruption vigilance wing established his alleged association with suspended Indian Forest Service Officer (IFS) Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash Kumar Pathak.

Navin Patnaik completes 20 years as Odisha CM, says still a long way to go to empower people

March 05, 2020 9:58 pm

The Patnaik government's effective handling of Cyclone Fani last year had won him praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UN and other global organisations.

Odisha: One dead after under-construction roof at Bhubaneswar airport falls  

January 25, 2020 11:02 am

The incident occurred at the work site between 10.30 pm and 11 pm on Friday.

Naveen Patnaik: BJD not dependent on me for survival

December 27, 2019 12:27 pm

BJD, which was founded after the demise of former CM Biju Patnaik, has been helmed since its inception by son Naveen, who is also serving as CM for the fifth continuous term in Odisha.

Bijepur assembly bypoll: Its victory margin highest ever in Odisha's electoral history, says BJD

October 24, 2019 4:21 pm

The victory margin of the BJD is also gaining attention because Rita Sahu surpassed Patnaik’s victory margin from May. She won by a margin of 97,990, while the CM had won by a margin of 57,122 votes in May.

Support for RTI amendment bill in Rajya Sabha quid pro quo with Centre, says BJD leader

July 26, 2019 11:41 am

A senior BJD leader said, “The Centre has granted Rs 3,300 crore to Odisha for restoration caused by Cyclone Fani. This is the largest dole given to any state after any natural calamity."

BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab seeks probe into efficacy of generic drugs

July 20, 2019 2:38 am

BJD member Bhartruhari Mahtab cited a recent book, which, according to him, claimed that Indian domestic drug manufacturers were not producing quality generic drugs.

Odisha: BJD, BJP nominate Vajpayee's ex-private secy for RS, Cong says they have 'secret understanding'

June 21, 2019 9:18 pm

Patnaik initially said the party will nominate Ashwini Baishnab, a former IAS officer from Odisha who was private secretary to Atal Behari Vajpayee when he was Prime Minister. Patnaik said Baishnab was someone who “served Odisha very well”.

Assembly elections: Chandrababu Naidu wiped out from Andhra, Naveen Patnaik's victory certain

May 23, 2019 2:47 pm

Assembly elections results: Has Chandrababu Naidu been able to counter anti-incumbency in Andhra Pradesh; Will Naveen Patnaik return for a fifth term in Odisha; Will Sikkim's Pawan Chamling continue his streak as the longest serving CM, and in Arunachal, what challenges face chief minister Pema Khandu  

PM Modi to Naveen Patnaik: Wanted you to get a spectacular farewell, now you cannot be saved

April 23, 2019 1:45 pm

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan released a video, claiming the alleged attacks against party workers indicate the CM is worried about an impending loss in 2019. Pradhan promised to bring a “Goonda Act” in Odisha if the BJP comes to power.