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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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'
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
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
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.