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Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao says TRS will try to convince YSR Congress to join 'non-Congress, non-BJP front'
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Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao says TRS will try to convince YSR Congress to join 'non-Congress, non-BJP front'

Stepping up his efforts to form a non-BJP non-Congress federal front, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that the TRS would hold talks with YSR Congress to try and rope the party into it.

Odisha Congress senior leader Naba Kishore Das likely to join BJD ahead of Rahul Gandhi's 25 Jan visit to state
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Odisha Congress senior leader Naba Kishore Das likely to join BJD ahead of Rahul Gandhi's 25 Jan visit to state

In what could be a major loss for the Congress in Odisha, the party's working president Naba Kishore Das has indicated that he may join the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on 24 January, a day before AICC president Rahul Gandhi's visit to the state.

'Will remain equidistant from BJP, Congress': Naveen Patnaik puts speculation to rest, says BJD won't be part of 'mahagathbandhan'
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'Will remain equidistant from BJP, Congress': Naveen Patnaik puts speculation to rest, says BJD won't be part of 'mahagathbandhan'

Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said his party, the BJD, will not be a part of the mahagathbandhan or grand alliance of opposition parties in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Need time to decide on joining 'mahagathbandhan', says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, slams BJP for ignoring MSP on paddy
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Need time to decide on joining 'mahagathbandhan', says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, slams BJP for ignoring MSP on paddy

Biju Janta Dal (BJD) will decide on joining the 'mahagathbandhan' of opposition parties later as it needs time to firm up its decision, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said in New Delhi on Tuesday

Swachh Bharat Mission in Odisha hits roadblock as abundant open defecation, insufficient toilets defeat cleanliness drive
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Swachh Bharat Mission in Odisha hits roadblock as abundant open defecation, insufficient toilets defeat cleanliness drive

Statistics claim that the Bantaligram panchayat, which hosts 1,293 households, has only 234 toilets constructed, while 1,059 toilets are yet to be constructed.

Naveen Patnaik asks that Odisha be given financial autonomy; 'we won't need special category status or Central grant,' says CM
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Naveen Patnaik asks that Odisha be given financial autonomy; 'we won't need special category status or Central grant,' says CM

Odisha had demanded about Rs 4.59 lakh crore from the 14th Finance Commission. The commission has granted 1.84 lakh crore towards the share in central taxes and duties for 2015-20

Winter Session: BJD to demand special category status for Odisha, 33% reservation for women in Parliament
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Winter Session: BJD to demand special category status for Odisha, 33% reservation for women in Parliament

The decision was taken at the BJD parliamentary party meeting held under the chairmanship of its president and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.

Odisha forgives Abhijit Iyer-Mitra: The timing of the pardon and mercurial system of punishing dissent merits examination
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Odisha forgives Abhijit Iyer-Mitra: The timing of the pardon and mercurial system of punishing dissent merits examination

First arrested in September this year for alleged derogatory comments on the Konark Sun Temple, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra was granted bail by the Orissa High Court on Wednesday. Iyer-Mitra was lodged at the Jharpada Jail in Bhubaneswar and was in in judicial custody since 24 October.

Odisha House passes resolution proposing 33% reservation for women in Parliament, state assemblies
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Odisha House passes resolution proposing 33% reservation for women in Parliament, state assemblies

The resolution, moved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, was passed by a voice vote after a debate in the House on Tuesday night. Members of the ruling BJD, opposition Congress and BJP supported the resolution

Odisha Congress leaders Padmalochan Panda, Subhankar Mohapatra and other workers join BJP
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Odisha Congress leaders Padmalochan Panda, Subhankar Mohapatra and other workers join BJP

Former Odisha minister Padmalochan Panda joined the party in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP state president Basant Panda.

Supreme Court denies journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra protection from arrest, says his comments 'incite religious feelings'
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Supreme Court denies journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra protection from arrest, says his comments 'incite religious feelings'

The Supreme Court asked journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra why he thought he was entitled to protection as he had hurt religious sentiments.

Karma is, indeed, a bitch; but there’s more to the Abhijit Iyer-Mitra and Konark Temple battle
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Karma is, indeed, a bitch; but there’s more to the Abhijit Iyer-Mitra and Konark Temple battle

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra's purported crime is describing the iconic Konark temple as a "humple", based on the explicit representations of sex on its façade.

Amit Shah in Odisha: BJP chief says Congress, Opposition and BJD suffer from 'Modiphobia'
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Amit Shah in Odisha: BJP chief says Congress, Opposition and BJD suffer from 'Modiphobia'

Attacking Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his party, Amit Shah said the BJD has lost all the rights to rule Odisha following 18 years of misgovernance

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra gets bail after brief arrest in Delhi; journalist facing action for 'derogatory' video on Konark temple
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Abhijit Iyer-Mitra gets bail after brief arrest in Delhi; journalist facing action for 'derogatory' video on Konark temple

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra's arrest could be in connection with his tweet from Sunday with a "defamatory" video commentary from the Konark temple in Odisha.

Bangladeshi immigrants with their names on Odisha's electoral rolls face uncertain future with looming Lok Sabha polls
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Bangladeshi immigrants with their names on Odisha's electoral rolls face uncertain future with looming Lok Sabha polls

As rapid industrialisation and a lot of construction activities are going on in and around the state's capital city Bhubaneswar, lakhs of people from neighbouring states and Bangladeshi refugees have come to Odisha in search of work.

Baijayant Panda's chopper seized, family hangar sealed for flying over eco-sensitive zone in Odisha
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Baijayant Panda's chopper seized, family hangar sealed for flying over eco-sensitive zone in Odisha

Baijayant Panda denied the charge, and took to Twitter to accuse the Odisha government of trying to "handicap his movement."

Odisha Congress, BJP MLAs boycott Assembly after House passes resolution without 'paying respect' to Opposition
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Odisha Congress, BJP MLAs boycott Assembly after House passes resolution without 'paying respect' to Opposition

As the Odisha Opposition members continued to remain away from the House, Speaker PK Amat adjourned the House twice for 15 minutes each

Naveen Patnaik dismisses expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout's allegations of corruption as 'ridiculous'
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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

Naveen Patnaik expels Damodar Rout from BJD; former Odisha minister accused of 'anti-party activities'
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Naveen Patnaik expels Damodar Rout from BJD; former Odisha minister accused of 'anti-party activities'

Damodar Rout was also accused of making anti-BJP statements and hobnobbing with the Congress and BJP leaders in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district.

Naveen Patnaik calls Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise a 'personal loss', declares holiday in Odisha tomorrow
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Naveen Patnaik calls Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise a 'personal loss', declares holiday in Odisha tomorrow

Odisha government declared a public holiday on Friday and a seven-day state mourning as a mark of respect to Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep grief over the demise.