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Decision 2019: In Odisha, long-time incumbent BJD vs combative BJP vs resurgent Congress

BJD battles anti-incumbency with a series of schemes, BJP goes on attack over corruption and crime, Congress tries to tap in on farm distress. All eyes are on whether any post-poll formation in the Assembly will also dictate equations at the Centre.

Odisha: Hema Gamang’s potential return to Congress raises eyebrows among party leaders

On Tuesday, Hema Gamang had said in an interview to regional press that she had come to Delhi to “mingle” with senior Congress leaders because she was “once part of the Congress family”.


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.

Amit Shah slams Patnaik govt, says BJD's 'narrow mindset' keeping Odisha poor

Slamming chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Shah said Odisha will have an "odia-speaking" chief minister after the Assembly elections. 

KALIA launched: How Odisha new scheme supports farm community with payments

Although the scheme is not linked to the amount of land owned, the government insists it will “greatly benefit” sharecroppers and cultivators, most of whom own little or no land.

Odisha: Eight killed, 35 injured as vehicle falls into gorge

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the family members of the eight who died in the accident. Patnaik also directed the officials to provide free treatment to the injured.


Odisha Congress suspends MLA who called Naveen Patnaik ‘extraordinary’

The development comes a day after the party’s state unit working president and Jharsuguda MLA Naba Das quit to join the BJD.

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?”

PM Modi launches projects worth over Rs 1,550 crore in Odisha

He dedicated to the nation electrification of Jharsaguda-Vizianagaram and Sambalpur-Angul lines spanning 813 km, completed at a cost of Rs 1,085 crore.

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.

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Cyclone Titli claims 16 lives in Odisha, 8 in Andhra Pradesh

As Cyclone Titli made landfall near the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border last week, at least sixteen people were killed in Odisha and eight people in Andhra Pradesh till now.

BSE Odisha Results 2016 declared: Check HSC results on orissaresults.nic.in & bseodisha.nic.in

www.bseodisha.nic.in now has the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha results of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations.


Today in pics: February 12, 2014

Narendra Modi is interacting with people from several cities across the country as part of his ‘Chai pe Charcha’ programme.

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What tiger census tells us about the population in India: News in Numbers

The killing of T1 or Avni, the tiger, in Maharashtra has led to much controversy. It’s worth looking at what the numbers in the tiger census tell us.

Sudarsan Pattnaik draws sand sculpture to welcome General Budget

Puri (Odisha), Feb 29 (ANI): Renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik drew a sand sculpture at the Puri beach of Odisha on the eve of General Budget 2016-17. Patnaik drew a similar sand art earlier to welcome the Rail Budget. The Padma Shri awardee artist, who has won many international and national awards, always tries to give a social message through his sand art.


Five militants of banned organisation held in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (ANI): The police on Wednesday night arrested five militants, belonging to banned Students Islamic Movement, in Odisha. Acting on an intelligence input, a police team carried out raids in Rourkela district and apprehended the ultras after a brief gun battle. The arrested ultras had escaped from a jail in Khandwa district of of Madhya Pradesh in 2013. Director General of Odisha police Kanwar Brajesh Singh said they were involved in blasts, killing of two policemen and bank robbery. Police will produce them before a court to seek remand for further interrogation.

Four terror suspects escape from hotel in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (ANI): As many as four terror suspects fled from a hotel in Odisha's Bhubaneswar city on Tuesday. Shiv Narayan Mahapatra, Hotel Manager of Arya Mahal, said that they fled after they were asked to provide their identity proofs. The incident was reported from Hotel Arya Mahal in Bhubaneswar and a search operation is on to nab the suspects.

Scores of dead turtles wash ashore in Odisha

Puri, Jan 21 (ANI): Over 150 Olive Ridley sea turtles and a few dolphins washed ashore dead in Odisha. Vultures gathered around turtles and dolphins carcasses on a beach near Pantha Niwas in Puri. Haunted by the sight, renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik made sand sculptures of the turtles, along with a message reading ‘Give us Space to Live’. Pattnaik said the government should look into the matter and find out why turtles, dolphins and whales are dying so frequently in large numbers. The turtles died due to number of reasons, including entangling in the net of trawlers and garbage that pollutes the sea water.


Nabrangpur District Zero: Independence Day Special

Nabarangpur: Tracking change and challenge in India’s poorest district. SEE FULL SERIES HERE: https://indianexpress.com/topic/district-zero/

Nabrangpur District Zero: Express Special Part II

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