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BJD threatens Odisha stir if Centre doesn’t accept demand to lift parboiled rice in 7 days

January 20, 2021 8:46 am

BJD leaders have alleged that by not lifting surplus rice, the Centre has held back the release of about Rs 6,040 crore in subsidy, placing the state under severe financial burden.

Farm Bills: Opposition tears into Bills - draconian, send to panel

September 18, 2020 5:32 am

Biju Janata Dal MP Anubhav Mohanty said the Bills should go to the Standing Committee for scrutiny and more clarity. Telangana Rashtra Samithi MP Manne Srinivas Reddy questioned the use of the e-NAM portal.

Question on birthplace of parents won’t be asked in Odisha: BJD

January 29, 2020 3:03 am

Party president Naveen Patnaik had earlier stated that the Odisha government supported the CAA but is opposed to the NRC.

Former BJP MLA Dilip Ray praises Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, sparks speculation on joining BJD

December 31, 2019 9:29 am

Ray is a business tycoon and hotelier, who has also served in the Centre as Union Minister for coal, steel, parliamentary affairs, animal husbandry and food processing.

Senior BJD leader arrested on charge of sexual harassment

November 04, 2019 3:16 pm

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

October 17, 2019 2:02 am

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

October 05, 2019 7:34 pm

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

July 26, 2019 12:06 am

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

July 10, 2019 12:33 pm

“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

June 24, 2019 3:59 pm

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.