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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik led the BJD to yet another victory in 2019 Odisha Assembly elections, thus becoming the Chief Minister of the state for a fifth consecutive time. He is the son of Biju Patnaik, the former chief minister of Odisha. He formed the Biju Janata Dal, to which he belongs, in 1998 when the party broke off from the Janata dal. His popularity among the masses in Odisha rests upon the pro-poor political stance he has. Before joining politics he completed his college education from University of Delhi and is also a writer with four books to his name. Having spent a large part of his life outside Odisha, he is not fluent in the vernacular language of the state and has come under a lot of critism from his political opponent because of this.


Odisha to bank on PM-Kisan to fund 60 per cent annual aid to farmers

December 09, 2019 4:41 am

The cut in its support component, to be put into effect by the next financial year, could save the state government hundreds of crores in a year.

Naveen Patnaik to BJD MLAs: Attend House, take part in debates

November 14, 2019 3:38 am

According to sources in the party, Patnaik conveyed the message to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLAs in person during a meeting on Tuesday.

Important to realise socio-economic value of education: Naveen Patnaik

October 25, 2019 7:43 pm

The Odisha government has started the process of recruiting lecturers for a total of around 3,400 vacant posts in the state

District health officer suspended under Odisha’s Mo Sarkar

October 15, 2019 5:39 am

Maintaining that there has been “some misunderstanding”, Dr Patel told The Indian Express on Monday, “I would have explained the situation to the committee. But I was not present when they collected feedback.”

Odisha’s dial-a-feedback scheme seen as bid to woo urban voters

October 03, 2019 2:54 am

The programme is being seen as an effort by the Patnaik government to woo the urban electorate ahead of the urban local body elections, scheduled next year.

Odisha: Misappropriation in KALIA scheme, says BJP

September 20, 2019 4:57 am

Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation scheme (KALIA) states that all eligible farmers, who own 2.5-5 acres of agricultural land, will be provided Rs 10,000 per family as assistance for cultivation.

Odisha govt to link promotion of policemen to public feedback

September 17, 2019 2:24 am

In a video clip of the meeting, the Chief Minister was seen seated with Superintendents of Police from all districts of the state, getting briefed by his private secretary V K Pandian.

Odisha government announces R&R package for demolition affected in Puri

September 04, 2019 1:20 pm

The R&R package focuses on almost all stakeholders — residents, shopping establishments, lodges and vendors and is estimated to run into several hundred crore rupees.

Odisha: Naveen Patnaik scraps I-Day guard of honour for self, ministers

August 15, 2019 3:26 am

This is the second such directive against VIP culture. Naveen Patnaik was one of the first CMs to remove the red beacon from his official car.

Naveen Patnaik writes to HRD against ‘abnormal’ hike in CBSE fees

August 14, 2019 2:28 am

Last week, CBSE announced increase in fees of Class 10 and 12 board examinations for SC and ST students from Rs 50 to Rs 1,200. The fee was almost doubled —- to Rs 1,500 —- for the general category.


Aftermath of Cyclone Fani: Odisha struggles to restore basic amenities

May 07, 2019 9:45 am

CM Naveen Patnaik tweeted on Sunday that all families in Puri and in those parts of Khurda, which had been “extremely severely affected”, will get 50 kg of rice, Rs 2,000 in cash and polythene sheets, if covered under the Food Security Act (FSA).

Today in pics: Narendra Modi resigns as Gujarat Chief Minister

May 22, 2014 9:37 am

Narendra Modi fought back tears again as he wished Gujarat to "surge ahead".