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BJD decision to field 33 per cent women in elections is enormously welcome, must be imitated by other parties.

BJD takes first step, to give 33% Lok Sabha tickets to women

The BJD, which won 20 of 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha in 2014, currently has three women MPs — Shakuntala Laguri (Keonjhar), Rita Tarai (Jajpur) and Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh (Kandhamal).


In Odisha, Rahul Gandhi alleges PM Modi running state through remote control

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of "snatching" tribal land Rahul Gandhi said the Congress will work to protect the rights of the community.

KALIA scheme: Polls in mind, Odisha withdrew Rs 734 cr from Contingency Fund, says BJP

Responding to the charges, BJD Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya said, “Where is it written in the Constitution that Contingency Fund is meant only for natural disasters?”

Odisha Congress MLA likely to join BJD

“I have said that Rahul Gandhi is a good leader... But I shall listen to the people of my constituency. The people requested me to stand from the BJD in 2019," Naba Das said.

Naveen Patnaik says BJD will not join Mahagathbandhan in 2019

Patnaik said as part of his party's policy, the BJD will continue to maintain equal distance from both the BJP and the Congress.


After growing in Odisha, BJP has dropped the ball, says Jay Panda

Panda also says that there is confusion in the BJP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi went soft on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his recent visit to the state.

Who is feeding the monster of corruption, Modi asks in Odisha

“The demon of corruption in the form of chit fund scams and PC (percentage commission) culture has grown strong in Odisha,” Modi said.

BJD protests outside PSUs, says Centre not hiring Odiyas

The party claimed that while several PSUs rely on Odisha’s mineral wealth, they are not employing youths from the state.

Odisha government failed to make proper arrangements to deal with Cyclone Titli: Opposition

The death toll due to the storm mounted to 24 on Sunday after two more bodies were pulled out of rubble brought in by a landslide in Gajapati district caused by incessant rains due to Cyclone Titli.