Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: Odisha Congress says BJD supporting BJP due to party's resurgence in state
The Congress on Friday claimed that its resurgence in Odisha has forced the BJD to strengthen ties with old ally BJP by backing the NDA candidate in the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election.
Gurupriya bridge: Political slugfest undermines big step towards development as parties fight over credit and rivals allege scam
Nonetheless, the 910-metre bridge has proved to be a boon for around 30,000 tribal villagers residing in a zone cut-off from mainland Odisha for more than five decades in the absence of any concrete road or proper river link.
Congress dumps Vandana Chavan, nominates BK Hariprasad as candidate for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election
Congress has nominated BK Hariprasad as Rajya Sabha deputy chairman candidate on Wednesday as talks of Vandana Chavan of NCP being the Opposition consensus candidate fell through.
LS passes Bill granting constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes after five-hour debate
Lok Sabha passes crucial bill to provide constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) on Thursday with over two-third majority
No-confidence motion in Parliament: BJP gets 3.5 hours in 7-hour long debate; Congress to speak for 38 minutes
BJP is allotted 3 .5 hours to speak in the seven-hour long debate on no-confidence motion scheduled for Thursday. Congress and TDP are given 38 and 13 minutes respectively
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.
14 parties to attend Law Commission's three-day meet on simultaneous elections; Congress, CPI likely to skip
The Law Commission of India is holding a three-day consultation on 7, 8 and 11 July with political parties across the country to discuss the feasibility of conducting simultaneous Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections.
BJD leader blames Centre for Mahanadi river dispute, says prime minister Narendra Modi should intervene in the matter
BJD leader Prasanna Acharya has blamed the Centre for the Mahanadi row and sought PM Narendra Modi's intervention to resolve the river water dispute
Running a minority government requires flexibility and the ability to swallow humiliation, this is something Narendra Modi has never been required to do in his career
Anatomy of bypolls: Lessons for Opposition, BJP and why losses could end up helping Narendra Modi in 2019
Questions will be raised on whether this social coalition or Opposition unity may hold but assuming that it does and if replicated elsewhere, this strategy may seriously challenge BJP in upcoming state elections where the saffron unit will additionally fight anti-incumbency issues.
Arup Patnaik, who joined the Biju Janata Dal on Wednesday, is the second former Mumbai police commissioner to join politics.
The ruling BJD's student wing on Thursday demanded resignation of Union minister Prakash Javadekar, protesting against the CBSE's decision to re-conduct two papers of Class X and Class XII.
Following Bargarh cash seizure, BJP, BJD accuse each other of luring voters for Odisha's Bijepur bypoll
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday accused each other of using money to lure voters ahead of the 24 February bypoll for the Bijepur Assembly seat in Odisha's Bargarh district
Naveen Patnaik rules out BJD alliance with BJP, says party is concentrating on its 'good work for Odisha'
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik rubbished speculations of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) striking an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan says Odisha govt destroying evidence of gang rape, suicide of minor
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan alleged that the Odisha government was trying to destroy evidence in the gang rape and subsequent suicide of a Class 9 girl in Kunduli area of Koraput district
BJD asks suspended MP to resign from Lok Sabha: Baijayant Panda terms allegations of party 'utterly false'
A day after Biju Janata Dal (BJD) asked its suspended MP Baijayant Panda to resign from the Lok Sabha on moral and ethical grounds, Panda said that all allegations against him are completely false.
The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) asked its suspended MP Baijayant Panda to resign from the Lok Sabha on moral and ethical grounds
Jay Panda's suspension gives a fillip to BJP; however significant challenges remain in its Odisha Mission 120+
BJP doesn’t have a face in Odisha. Dharmendra Pradhan and Giridhar Gomango do not enjoy state wide mass appeal.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has suspended Member of Parliament Baijayant Panda from Bharatiya Janata Dal (BJD) for all 'anti-party activities', media reports said.
Naveen Patnaik asks BJD leaders to 'adopt simplicity,' says 'service to human beings' more important than power
Odisha chief minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik exhorted his party members to adopt simplicity and serve people, who, he said, were the "ultimate masters"