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Padampur bypoll: BJD accuses Dharmendra Pradhan of encouraging woman scribe to hit Odisha Minister
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Padampur bypoll: BJD accuses Dharmendra Pradhan of encouraging woman scribe to hit Odisha Minister

A delegation of the ruling party submitted to Odisha's Chief Electoral Officer a memorandum to that effect along with a pen drive, which reportedly had video proof of Pradhan encouraging the television journalist to attack the Odisha minister, popularly known as Raja Swain

Union ministers review schemes in Odisha, BJD slams Centre's 'inspector raj'
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Union ministers review schemes in Odisha, BJD slams Centre's 'inspector raj'

The senior BJD leader , Sashibhusan Behera, had said that there was nothing wrong in union ministers visiting the state and reviewing central schemes 'but they should concentrate on official work and not indulge in politics'

Odisha: HC denies bail to BJD MLA Prasant Kumar Jagdev, directs him to surrender by May 23
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Odisha: HC denies bail to BJD MLA Prasant Kumar Jagdev, directs him to surrender by May 23

Steps will be taken against Prasant Kumar Jagdev if he failed to comply, said Justice Shatrughna Pujahari

'My driver encouraged me': Odisha MLA among 5.8 lakh students appearing for Class 10 board exam
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'My driver encouraged me': Odisha MLA among 5.8 lakh students appearing for Class 10 board exam

BJD lawmaker Angada Kanhar Kanhar wrote his second language paper at Rujangi High School in Pitabari village of Kandhamal district

Odisha rural polls: BJD wins 743 of 829 Zilla Parishad seats; BJP, Congress bite dust
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Odisha rural polls: BJD wins 743 of 829 Zilla Parishad seats; BJP, Congress bite dust

BJD won the Odisha panchayat elections, securing 87.20 per cent of the Zilla Parishad zones by winning 743 of the 829 seats

BJD retains Pipili assembly constituency in Odisha as Rudra Pratap Maharathy wins by margin of 20,196 votes
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BJD retains Pipili assembly constituency in Odisha as Rudra Pratap Maharathy wins by margin of 20,196 votes

The by-election was necessitated following the death of sitting BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy in October last year.

BJP, BJD engage in blame game after Odisha features among bottom five states of NITI Aayog's SDG Index
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BJP, BJD engage in blame game after Odisha features among bottom five states of NITI Aayog's SDG Index

BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi and BJD Rajya Sabha member Amar Patnaik accused each other of misleading people over the development projects undertaken in the state

SIT begins investigation into kidnap, murder of minor girl in Odisha; Congress, BJP meet victim's parents
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SIT begins investigation into kidnap, murder of minor girl in Odisha; Congress, BJP meet victim's parents

The girl's parents had named Babuli Nayak, who is a loyalist of the Odisha agriculture minister Arun Kumar Sahoo, as the main accused and lodged a complaint against his name

Assembly by-elections results: BJP wins 19 of 28 MP seats, sweeps Gujarat, UP; Congress wins Chattisgarh, Haryana
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Assembly by-elections results: BJP wins 19 of 28 MP seats, sweeps Gujarat, UP; Congress wins Chattisgarh, Haryana

The BJP is set to sweep the bypolls with leads and wins in 40 of the 59 seats that voted on 3 November, leading to its party workers holding celebrations in various states

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'