Sampad Patnaik

Sampad Patnaik

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PM Modi’s praise for BJD complicates BJP’s Odisha strategy

Modi on Monday had said, “Today I want to appreciate two parties — the NCP and BJD. These parties have strictly adhered to parliamentary norms. They have never gone into the well. Other parties, including mine, can learn from them.”

BJD seeks Legislative Council in Odisha

Last year, the regional party had passed a resolution in the state legislature regarding the formation of the Vidhan Parishad.

Lack of investor interest a challenge for Odisha’s plastic park project

The thrust in the park model, say state government officials, was to develop common facilities that are otherwise not available in multi-product parks.

Congress slams Odisha govt over booklet terming Gandhi death ‘accidental’

The booklets, titled Ama Bapuji: Eka Jhalak (Our Bapuji: A Glimpse), were distributed among government school students of Classes 4 to 8 on the occasion of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

Odisha Minister faces heat after booklet to students says Gandhi death accidental

The booklets, titled Ama Bapuji: Eka Jhalak (Our Bapuji: A Glimpse) were distributed among government school students of Classes IV to VIII on the occasion of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

Odisha: 100 take ill after gas leak at prawn processing unit

Odisha’s coastline is dotted with many units that culture shrimp for domestic and international markets. The state exports prawn worth approximately Rs 2,000 crore annually.

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

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

Explained: Why Odisha will now sell onions at ‘fair’ prices

Why are onion prices going up and why did the Odisha government have to step in?

In cyclone-prone Odisha dist, women learn to save themselves, others

As part of the training session, which roughly coincides with the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Super Cyclone that killed nearly 10,000 people in the state, women are given interactive and intensive training by local ODRAF members, police and the fire and health departments.

Lost and found: A story of being marooned at sea for 58 days

The story of Amrit Kujur - of being lost at sea for 58 days, of the silence and fury of the waves, and of a friend's death.

Caught in storms, man from Andaman survives 28 days at sea, lands ashore in Odisha

Kujur's friend Divyaranajan however, could not make it. There is little chance of verifying the circumstances leading to Divyaranjan's death, which Kujur says happened because of drinking sea water over a sustained time period and hunger.

Odisha govt ‘clarifies’, says ‘does not have view on fiscal health of any bank’

A high-ranking source in the State Level Bankers Committee told The Indian Express that a delegation met the Director of Institutional Finance in the state and was assured that the first letter would be “clarified”.

Bijepur assembly bypoll: Its victory margin highest ever in Odisha’s electoral history, says BJD

The victory margin of the BJD is also gaining attention because Rita Sahu surpassed Patnaik’s victory margin from May. She won by a margin of 97,990, while the CM had won by a margin of 57,122 votes in May.

Prepare NRC for whole country, no citizen rights for outsiders: RSS’ Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi

To a question whether this would be directed against a particular community, the RSS leader said, 'There is no reason for it to be against a community.'

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.”

Orissa HC issues 136 notices over lawyers strike

According to members of the Orissa High Court Bar Association (OHCBA), Tuesday was the first time when the full bench of 14 judges assembled in a matter.

District health officer suspended under Odisha’s Mo Sarkar

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.”

People link nationalism with Hitler… but India is different: Mohan Bhagwat

Bhagwat added that India is not just a nation-state, where if the state falls then the nation is in danger.

Ahead of Bijepur bypoll, BJP, Congress faces factional feuds

The bypoll was necessitated as Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who won from two constituencies in the April Assembly polls, decided to vacate Bijepur and retain his Hinjili seat.

Odisha govt should retain big mines: State Congress chief to CM

Odisha on Friday issued a notification for auction of seven iron blocks and three iron ore and manganese blocks.