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Odisha MLA attends funeral of BJD leader despite testing COVID-19 positive; FIR filed
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Odisha MLA attends funeral of BJD leader despite testing COVID-19 positive; FIR filed

The case was registered against Umakanta Samantray for violating COVID-19 guidelines during the funeral of senior BJD leader Pradeep Maharathy

BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy dies due to COVID-19; Naveen Patnaik says 65-year-old was party 'stalwart'
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BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy dies due to COVID-19; Naveen Patnaik says 65-year-old was party 'stalwart'

Maharathy, who tested positive on 14 Sept, was discharged after recovery but was admitted again after his health deteriorated. He was on ventilator support since Friday

Centre, in Parliament's Monsoon Session, says no data available on death of migrant workers during lockdown
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Centre, in Parliament's Monsoon Session, says no data available on death of migrant workers during lockdown

Responding to a question, Union minister Santosh Gangwar said the Central government has taken numerous measures to provide migrant labourers with financial assistance, food packages and other benefits

Rajya Sabha polls: Sharad Pawar, Ramdas Athawale and several others win unopposed; Rajasthan set for tough fight for 3 seats
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Rajya Sabha polls: Sharad Pawar, Ramdas Athawale and several others win unopposed; Rajasthan set for tough fight for 3 seats

Several candidates for Rajya Sabha, including NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Union minister of state for social justice Ramdas Athawale, and deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh won unopposed on Wednesday with no nominations filed against them

Odisha terms COVID-19 'disaster', shuts educational institutions and cinema halls till 31 March; govt allots Rs 200 cr to combat coronavirus
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Odisha terms COVID-19 'disaster', shuts educational institutions and cinema halls till 31 March; govt allots Rs 200 cr to combat coronavirus

All educational institutions in Odisha have been ordered closed on Friday till March 31 over COVID-19 threat, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Friday, and earmarked Rs 200 crore to combat coronavirus

Rajya Sabha Election: Naveen Patnaik announces BJD candidates for four seats from Odisha; ex-JD(U) leader Munna Khan among those named
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Rajya Sabha Election: Naveen Patnaik announces BJD candidates for four seats from Odisha; ex-JD(U) leader Munna Khan among those named

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced the names of the BJD candidates for the elections to four Rajya Sabha seats that are set to fall vacant next month

Budget Session in Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy over ‘scams’ in state’s implementation of Awas Yojana, law and order issues
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Budget Session in Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy over ‘scams’ in state’s implementation of Awas Yojana, law and order issues

The budget session of Odisha Assembly, which will commence on Friday, is likely to be stormy with both the ruling and Opposition parties formulating strategies on Thursday for raising issues in the House.

Ceremonial appearances won’t bring unity; Opposition parties must focus on pan-India issues, find strong leader to challenge BJP
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Ceremonial appearances won’t bring unity; Opposition parties must focus on pan-India issues, find strong leader to challenge BJP

The resurgence of a strong and united Opposition needs a rallying point — a focussed pan-India issue and a strong leader, who can be identified as a figure who can pose a challenge to Narendra Modi

In Odisha, touts have a field day as illiterate migrants scramble for documents to prove domicile status; activists condemn NRC, religion-based CAA
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In Odisha, touts have a field day as illiterate migrants scramble for documents to prove domicile status; activists condemn NRC, religion-based CAA

After the BJD lent support in the Parliament to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the party doesn’t support NRC. Following the President's assent to CAA, migrants went on an overdrive to procure as many documents possible to prove their domicile status

From chemical castration to public lynching: In Parliament, MPs demand harshest punishment for accused in Hyderabad rape and murder case
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From chemical castration to public lynching: In Parliament, MPs demand harshest punishment for accused in Hyderabad rape and murder case

During the discussion about the Hyderabad rape and murder case, Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan demanded a definitive answer from the government and said that the perpetrators need to be 'shamed in public and lynched'

Odisha govt withdraws booklet describing Mahatma Gandhi's death as accident, state education minister terms it 'inadvertent mistake'
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Odisha govt withdraws booklet describing Mahatma Gandhi's death as accident, state education minister terms it 'inadvertent mistake'

A two-page Odisha government booklet 'Aama Bapuji: Eka Jhalaka' (Our Bapuji: A Glimpse) — published on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi — stated that he died due to 'accidental reasons'

'He pulled my arm, abused me in public': Odisha journalist accuses BJD MP of misbehaving with him, FIR registered
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'He pulled my arm, abused me in public': Odisha journalist accuses BJD MP of misbehaving with him, FIR registered

An FIR was registered against Anubhav Mohanty, BJD MP from Odisha's Kendrapara for allegedly misbehaving with a journalist of a private TV channel, police said on Thursday

Bijepur Assembly bypoll: In seat vacated by Naveen Patnaik, BJD locks horns with BJP; Congress hardly a factor
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Bijepur Assembly bypoll: In seat vacated by Naveen Patnaik, BJD locks horns with BJP; Congress hardly a factor

As Naveen Patnaik vacated Bijepur and retained the Hinjili seat in Ganjam district from where he has been winning since 2000, the bypoll was necessitated.

'Arun Jaitley was an invaluable gem': Narendra Modi joins politicians in Delhi to pay tribute ex-FM, mourns loss of 'very close friend'
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'Arun Jaitley was an invaluable gem': Narendra Modi joins politicians in Delhi to pay tribute ex-FM, mourns loss of 'very close friend'

Narendra Modi on Tuesday joined leaders from several political parties in paying glowing tributes to Arun Jaitley, saying the former Union minister's life 'inspires us to work harder for the nation'.

MHA approves Rs 3,338 crore assistance for Odisha after Cyclone Fani; Naveen Patnaik thanks Narendra Modi for help
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MHA approves Rs 3,338 crore assistance for Odisha after Cyclone Fani; Naveen Patnaik thanks Narendra Modi for help

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the additional Central assistance of Rs 3,338.22 crore to the state for the damage caused by cyclone Fani.

Odisha govt asks district collectors to keep administrative machinery ready for relief ops as IMD predicts 'extremely heavy' rainfall in state
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Odisha govt asks district collectors to keep administrative machinery ready for relief ops as IMD predicts 'extremely heavy' rainfall in state

After the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of intense rainfall in several districts of the state, Special Relief Commissioner on Monday asked the district collectors to keep administrative machinery prepared.

Parliament passes bill for speedy eviction of unauthorised occupants of govt residences allotted for Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha MPs
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Parliament passes bill for speedy eviction of unauthorised occupants of govt residences allotted for Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha MPs

Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill for speedy eviction of unauthorised occupants from government residential accommodations.

Bill banning commercial surrogacy passed in Lok Sabha by voice vote, Harsh Vardhan says legislation 'need of the hour'
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Bill banning commercial surrogacy passed in Lok Sabha by voice vote, Harsh Vardhan says legislation 'need of the hour'

A bill which seeks to ban commercial surrogacy in the country was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday by a voice vote.

Modi govt's pursuit to criminalise triple talaq pays off as RS clears bill; BJP outwits Congress for second time
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Modi govt's pursuit to criminalise triple talaq pays off as RS clears bill; BJP outwits Congress for second time

Despite having faced two setbacks, the Narendra Modi govt kept on patiently pursuing the triple talaq bill and it managed to get the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, passed in the Rajya Sabha on the third attempt on Tuesday

Passage of RTI (Amendment) Bill breaks BJP’s jinx in RS, shows Congress can't match Modi-Shah floor management
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Passage of RTI (Amendment) Bill breaks BJP’s jinx in RS, shows Congress can't match Modi-Shah floor management

With the passage of RTI (Amendment) Bill, BJP has not only broken the jinx in the Upper house but also showed what a determined Modi government 2.0 could achieve