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Senior BJD leader arrested on charge of sexual harassment

The former BJD state general secretary was produced before the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Court, which remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days.

Odisha BJP leader Damodar Rout quits, says party doesn’t need him

On Wednesday, Rout said, “I felt that the BJP does not need me and does not require me to participate in its organisational activities. So I thought of quitting, but I will not join any other political party.”


BJD leader attacks Amit Shah for his Hindi Diwas remark, says it can't be taken lightly

Patnaik also wrote, “The Home Minister’s remarks cannot be taken lightly. There is a considerable change in the attitude of BJP’s leadership after coming to power for the second time (in the Centre).

Congress, BJP target Odisha govt over jobs

The Congress also asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to bring in legislation for 75 per cent reservation for locals in state-based industries.

BJD holds protest as Odisha missing from India’s 17 iconic tourism sites

“They had promised in the manifesto to make Puri the spiritual capital of the country. What is the roadmap? The first step could have been to give it an Iconic status. There is definite justification for (inclusion of) Konark Temple”, Lok Sabha leader Pinaki Misra said.

BJD MLA Saroj Kumar Meher arrested for forcing tribal engineer to do sit-ups

The incident came to light in the beginning of the month when a purported video went viral showing the MLA asking the PWD engineer to do sit-ups in public.


This Word Means: Constructive Vote Of No-confidence

Provision in Germany, context in ‘One Poll’ push

Simultaneous polls: BJD calls for adoption of German model

The party has proposed a solution bypassing the need for mid-term elections, even if an elected parliamentary government loses the confidence of the majority of members.

Odisha: BJD MLA makes engineer perform sit-ups, says local people ‘forced’ him

The video shows Meher asking the junior engineer of PWD in-charge of road construction in Belpada area to perform 100 sit-ups in five minutes. The official is seen performing the sit-ups.

Video of BJD MLA forcing PWD engineer to do sit-ups in public goes viral

In the purported video, which was trending on social media, Meher is seen reprimanding the engineer and asking him to do 100 sit-ups in the middle of the road.