The land, which belonged to at least 22 Scheduled Caste persons, was sold to a "sham purchaser" — an employee of the Pandas' company, as per the FIR
BJP’s Baijayant Panda says Digvijaya Singh trying to foment phobia against Hindus with his ‘people in saffron’ remark
BJP's national vice president, Baijayant Panda slammed Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for his controversial remark that people wearing saffron clothes commit rapes
Patkura election result 2019: Bypoll represents outcome of two-decade-old rivalry between Bijoy Mohapatra, Naveen Patnaik
Mohapatra, a four-time MLA from Patkura and one of the founders of the BJD, was ousted from the party by Patnaik just before the 2000 Assembly polls after a bitter rift
For nineteen years and four successive terms, Naveen Patnaik has ruled Odisha. BJD is expected to emerge as the single largest party in the 2019 election.
East states Lok Sabha Election voting Updates: 76.59% voting recorded in West Bengal, 64.05% in Odisha till 7 pm
East states Lok Sabha Election voting LIVE updates: Amid clashes, 52.91 percent polling was reported in West Bengal till 3 pm. In Odisha, the polling percentage was 35.79 percent.
Lok Sabha polls Phase 4 today: Odisha's Kendrapara to witness prestige battle as BJP seeks to breach BJD bastion
The entire state of Odisha is keenly glued to the pulsating build-up in Kendrapara, where the BJP is taking on the BJP in a high-stakes battle.
Odisha elections 2019: Naveen Patnaik's BJD faces massive challenge from BJP in crucial coastal part of state
The 480-kilometre-stretch of the Bay of Bengal has an intimate association with the history, social life, culture as well as economy of Odisha. The coastline also has a huge significance for the politics of the state
In Odisha, politically-owned media houses sing to tunes of patron parties as objectivity takes backseat in poll discourse
With owners of leading media houses fighting the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Odisha, not only truth is killed, but even basic neutrality is not maintained in news reporting
Summers in Odisha are harsh, and this summer especially so with Lok Sabha and Odisha Assembly elections that look to challenge Naveen like never before. Yet it would appear that this is a challenge Naveen has carefully prepared himself for in the past two years.
Defections ahead of LS polls: Danish Ali joins BSP, Shyama Charan Gupta leaves for SP, Balabhadra Majhi goes to BJP
Defections have long since been a poll strategy, yet the days leading up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election seem particularly populated with political leaders, big and small, leaving their party and moving to another.
Mamata and Naveen Patnaik have handed significant number of tickets to women, but battle for representation rages on
A day after Naveen Patnaik's BJD declared that it would allot 33 percent of the party's tickets to women, Mamata Banerjee's TMC assigned 41 percent of the party's Lok Sabha election tickets to women candidates.
BJP, Congress now have new faces as key spokespersons, media panelists: Baijayant Panda, Shama Mohamed among anointed
In the current pre-poll scenario, a number of new faces can be seen representing some of the major political parties as spokespersons. While some are young newcomers to the political scene, others are veterans who have switched over to peddle new lines in new roles.
BJD ignoring national interest to oppose BJP, says Baijayant Panda; claims Naveen Patnaik govt supporting goons
Baijayant Panda was suspended from the BJD for alleged anti-party activities in January last year. Later on 28 May, 2018, Panda ended his 18 years of association with BJD by quitting the party. He has now joined the BJP.
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra not booked for comments on rosogollas, but for vulgar statement about Odiya culture, says Odisha IGP
Journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, in the midst of controversy over his remarks on Odisha's Konark Sun Temple, was arrested on Tuesday moments after he tendered an unconditional apology before a House Committee of the state Assembly.
BJD party workers in Bhubaneshwar demand Baijayant Panda's arrest for flying chopper over 'eco-sensitive' Chilika lake
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) workers staged a protest in Bhubaneswar, demanding the arrest of their former party leader Baijayant Jay Panda for allegedly flying his chopper over an "eco-sensitive zone" in Chilika Lake.
Baijayant Panda denied the charge, and took to Twitter to accuse the Odisha government of trying to "handicap his movement."
Naveen Patnaik dismisses expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout's allegations of corruption as 'ridiculous'
Expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout claimed Naveen Patnaik was working contrary to the principles of Biju Patnaik and said it would be best for Odisha people if the chief minister was unseated at the earliest
Lok Sabha Speaker accepts former BJD MP Baijayant Panda's resignation; strength of House down to 533 ahead of trust vote
Ten seats are lying vacant in Lok Sabha and therefore the majority mark in the Lower House now stands at 266. Baijayant Panda, who represented the Kendrapara constituency in Odisha, had resigned on 12 June.
Baijayant Panda quits BJD: BJP, Congress appear keen to take industrialist-turned-politician into fold
A day after Lok Sabha MP Baijayant Panda resigned from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) headed by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, two national parties — the Congress and the BJP — said their doors are open for him.
Suspended BJD MP Baijayant Panda on Saturday said a conspiracy has been hatched against him and he is worried that party president Naveen Patnaik could not understand it.