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BJP seeks immediate audit of wealth in Jagannath Puri temple, puts pressure on Naveen Patnaik-led BJD govt
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BJP seeks immediate audit of wealth in Jagannath Puri temple, puts pressure on Naveen Patnaik-led BJD govt

The Shri Jagannath Temple Rules, 1960, state that the audit of the ornaments inside the Ratna Bhandar should be conducted every six months.

Bankers want jewellery industry to become more transparent, compliant to regain trust after Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi scam
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Bankers want jewellery industry to become more transparent, compliant to regain trust after Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi scam

Incidents like the Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Gems have broken down the trust level for the gems and jewellery industry.

Odisha polls: Naveen Patnaik's call for postponing voting in Patkura shows his discomfort with BJP
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Odisha polls: Naveen Patnaik's call for postponing voting in Patkura shows his discomfort with BJP

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.

Naveen Patnaik gives BJD ticket for prestigious Aska Lok Sabha seat to village self-help group member Pramila Bisoi
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Naveen Patnaik gives BJD ticket for prestigious Aska Lok Sabha seat to village self-help group member Pramila Bisoi

Pramila Bisoi has been working for the welfare of women and children in her area in Ganjam district and her native village, Chermaria, which has now been declared open defecation-free

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

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra's arrest harsh reminder that absurd, freedom-choking laws still used in democracy to curtail speech
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Abhijit Iyer-Mitra's arrest harsh reminder that absurd, freedom-choking laws still used in democracy to curtail speech

Earlier, when Abhijit had approached the Supreme Court for relief, he was denied bail and told jail was the "safest place" for him.

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra not booked for comments on rosogollas, but for vulgar statement about Odiya culture, says Odisha IGP
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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.

Odisha MP Baijayant Jay Panda quits Biju Janta Dal as buzz of his inclination towards BJP becomes louder
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Odisha MP Baijayant Jay Panda quits Biju Janta Dal as buzz of his inclination towards BJP becomes louder

Baijayant Jay Panda quit Odisha's ruling party Biju Janta Dal (BJD) on Monday. The MP's resignation came after Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik had suspended Panda in January for allegedly indulging in 'anti-party' activities, said media reports. Panda wrote a letter to Patnaik which read, "It's with deep anguish, hurt and sorrow that I have decided to quit the politics into which our BJD has descended." He further said that he would formally convey this decision to the Lok Sabha speaker.

Days after suspension from party, Baijayant Panda says conspiracy has been hatched against him
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Days after suspension from party, Baijayant Panda says conspiracy has been hatched against 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.

Naveen Patnaik asks BJD leaders to 'adopt simplicity,' says 'service to human beings' more important than power
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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"

Amit Shah receives flak from BJD for saying party being driven by dynasty politics
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Amit Shah receives flak from BJD for saying party being driven by dynasty politics

Amit Shah had dubbed Naveen Patnaik as a "defunct transformer" while describing Narendra Modi as the "power house"

Former BJD MP Jayaram Pangi joins BJP in Odisha
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Former BJD MP Jayaram Pangi joins BJP in Odisha

Meanwhile, BJD MP Baijayant Panda indirectly blamed the party leadership after Pangi and others joined the BJP.

Odisha Assembly election 2019: Amit Shah to connect with booth-level workers in state
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Odisha Assembly election 2019: Amit Shah to connect with booth-level workers in state

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah plans to visit Odisha in June and August this year to connect with booth-level workers and strengthen party base ahead of Odisha Assembly election in 2019

BJP National Executive Meet: Narendra Modi's Bhubaneswar roadshow shakes BJD bastion
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BJP National Executive Meet: Narendra Modi's Bhubaneswar roadshow shakes BJD bastion

BJP under the Modi-Shah dispensation is a fast expanding political entity and are on a constant hunt for newer terrains.

Will Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik pay a political price? Hiding farmers' suicides may catapult BJP ahead of BJD
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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.

Pyari Mohan Mohapatra dead: 'Rajguru' has left a void in Odisha politics that can never be filled
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Pyari Mohan Mohapatra dead: 'Rajguru' has left a void in Odisha politics that can never be filled

A Left-leaning leader in his student days, Pyari Mohan Mohapatra spent considerable time and energy building the BJD as a cadre-based party. By the time he was shown the door, the party boasted 27 lakh cadres in Odisha

Odisha chief minister's health scare has spawned a question for BJD: Who after Naveen Patnaik?
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Odisha chief minister's health scare has spawned a question for BJD: Who after Naveen Patnaik?

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

JB Patnaik: Odisha Congress strongman leaves behind a mixed legacy
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JB Patnaik: Odisha Congress strongman leaves behind a mixed legacy

JB Patnaik, the politician, has more than his share of admirers and detractors. But it would be unfair to judge the man purely on his politics.

From reluctant leader to populist CM: The rise of Naveen Patnaik
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From reluctant leader to populist CM: The rise of Naveen Patnaik

He has not only proved that he inherited his father's legacy, but also managed to establish himself as one the country's most popular and charismatic leaders.

I am surprised and disappointed: Naveen Patnaik
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I am surprised and disappointed: Naveen Patnaik

Mohapatra was the state chief secretary during Naveen's father Biju Patnaik's last tenure as chief minister.