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Odisha: Expelled Congress leader claims nexus between Rahul, CM Naveen Patnaik

“Rahul Gandhi’s decision is that Odisha should continue to be ruled by the Patnaiks. There is a mahagathbandhan between Rahul Gandhi and Naveen Patnaik,” Srikant Jena alleged.

Rahul Gandhi has secret alliance with Naveen Patnaik: Expelled Congress leader

The Odisha Congress unit continued its crackdown late last night on factionalism with the expulsion of Jena and Sagaria. Earlier this week, the party had suspended Sundergarh MLA Jogesh Singh.

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 Teachers Eligibility Test cancelled after question papers leaked

OTET exam which was scheduled to be held today in two shifts has been cancelled.

PM Modi hits out at Opposition parties for ‘vote bank politics’, ‘not respecting culture’

PM Modi also linked his fight against corruption with “allegations” and “conspiracies” against him by vested interests who, he said, had been looting the country without being brought to justice.

KALIA: 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 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.

Modi’s Odisha visit: Hundreds of trees felled to make space for PM’s helipad

The trees stood on land owned by the Railways, which has distanced itself from the incident. A spokesperson for East Coast Railways said, “It’s the PWD that can construct helipads. PWD personnel on site they “had no idea” who cut the trees.

Odisha minor delivers child inside school premises

Police questioned the school’s headmistress on why the incident was not reported though the girl spent months in school. Seven staffers have been suspended.

Odisha: Naveen Patnaik govt to give free LED bulbs to poor

The scheme goes a step ahead of the Centre’s zero subsidy scheme, Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA), whose primary aim is to promote energy efficiency.

In Odisha, how a jobs revolution is giving rural poor a fresh start

Odisha’s skilling programme begins with frequent visits to rural areas to inform the youth about the DDU-GKY and encourage enrolment.

Under fire over Pipli rape case remark, Odisha minister quits

A 19-year-old Dalit girl was raped in November 2011 and died in June 2012 after remaining in a semi-comatose state, sparking a state-wide furore. It was alleged that the accused in the case had been sheltered by Maharathy.

Some want chowkidaar removed at any cost: PM Modi

This is Modi’s second visit in less than a fortnight to Odisha, where the Assembly election is slated to be held along with the Lok Sabha polls.

Odisha: Nine, including seven children, die after boat capsizes in Kendrapara district

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to next of kin of deceased and free medical treatment to the injured. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda conveyed their condolences.

Pipli rape verdict: Congress demands Maharathy’s resignation, women leaders clash with police

“We will continue protests till Pradeep Maharathy is expelled from the cabinet”, said Congress leader Bijaylakhmi Sahoo, adding that the accused were arrested from his farmhouse

Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan launches Ujjwala sanitary napkin initiative

The Central scheme will be a counter to the Odisha government’s Khushi scheme, in which sanitary napkins are provided free of cost to female students of government and government-aided schools in the state.

Day after strike, minor alleges molestation by cop in Puri temple

The strike was called off after a 12-hour impasse even as servitors demanded transfer of Puri SP and withdrawal of cases lodged in connection with October 3 protests,” Pradip Mohapatra, head of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration, said.

Devotees stranded outside Puri Jagannath Temple for hours after servitor-police standoff

On Friday, the nearly 12-hour-long impasse was resolved just after 4:30 pm, when the temple servitors allowed entry to devotees and the daily rituals of Lord Jagannath resumed.

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.

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Naveen Patnaik, KCR meet in Odisha; drop hints of possible tie up

The meeting between the two regional satraps occurred a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's massive rally in Odisha's Khordha district.