Will Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik pay a political price? Hiding farmers' suicides may catapult BJP ahead of BJD
The four cases of farmer suicides in Odisha that surfaced within a month have put the Naveen Patnaik government in the dock, once again, with the issue doubling the heat in the floor of the state Assembly in session.
Last Thursday, WhatsApp messages about Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik's ill health and a possible liver transplant at a hospital abroad took most people in the state by shock
The Odisha economic survey report presented a 7.94 percent gross state domestic product (GDSP) growth, against a national average of 7.1 percent.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s performance in both the phases of panchayat polls in Odisha has been nothing short of incredulous.
What made the state's BJP unit invite Raman Singh is still unclear, for it has certainly caused more damage than good to the party's prospects in the polls.
With Panchayat elections in Odisha barely three weeks away, the spectre of Maoists looms large over Malkangiri, the district bordering Andhra Pradesh.
Bhubaneswar is bracing up to be one of the smartest cities in the country and security and safety should take top priority. Else, it will become a city where hooligans run riot and law keepers prefer to plod, and the women prefer to stay indoors.
Recently in Odisha, more than 4,000 farmers under the banner of NavaNirman Krushak Sangathan, tried to congregate in Bhubaneshwar on 14 December to press for their three-point charter of demands – price, prestige and pension.
CM Naveen Patnaik, instead of declaring Make in Odisha successful, must ensure that his government does the needful to retain the interest of investors.
The dispute surrounding the sharing of Mahanadi river water between Odisha and Chhatisgarh has snowballed into a political movement in Odisha with all the three major political outfits stringing in their hopes on the issue to sail through the upcoming panchayat polls.
Japanese Encephalitis: Odisha's crumbling healthcare, not development, should be CM Patnaik's priority
CM Patnaik should take corrective, coercive and cohesive action to improve Odisha's healthcare instead of prioritising the ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave.