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Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

05 Dec 2020

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

The farmers, who have been protesting fiercely against three newly-enacted farm laws, have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, December 8, and threatened to block all roads leading to the National Capital, Delhi.

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

20 Sep 2020

Farm bills reach Rajya Sabha; Centre, Opposition scramble for support

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday moved the controversial farm bills in the Rajya Sabha.

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

19 Sep 2020

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

06 Sep 2020

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

Actor-turned-politician and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty has been accused of domestic violence and torture by his wife, Odia film actor Varsha Priyadarshini.

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

11 Jul 2020

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

22 Jun 2020

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

Hearing petitions against its earlier order, which stopped the famed Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday empowered the Odisha government to take a call.

Political parties received two-third donations through opaque electoral bonds

14 Jan 2020

Political parties received two-third donations through opaque electoral bonds

In 2018-19 fiscal, the coffers of seven political parties overflowed, and a large chunk of this money came through the controversial electoral bond route.

BJD not dependent on me: Naveen Patnaik sparks succession talks

27 Dec 2019

BJD not dependent on me: Naveen Patnaik sparks succession talks

He became Odisha's Chief Minister for a fifth consecutive term, made Biju Janata Dal (BJD) a formidable force in the coastal state, and now 74-year-old Naveen Patnaik has sparked conversations about his successor.

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

10 Dec 2019

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After much commotion, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Amid Maharashtra crisis, Modi lauds NCP for obeying parliamentary norms

18 Nov 2019

Amid Maharashtra crisis, Modi lauds NCP for obeying parliamentary norms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Rajya Sabha on the first day of the Parliament's winter session.

Article 370: PM Narendra Modi likely to address nation today

08 Aug 2019

Article 370: PM Narendra Modi likely to address nation today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation on Thursday, to explain his government's move of removing special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and splitting the state into two Union Territories.

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

07 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

Congress is not moving an inch from its stand on Article 370. The grand old party on Tuesday reiterated that no government can change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it "acceded" to India as one state.

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

If elections were held today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could easily break late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's electoral record, feels former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.

#Article370: Bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir tabled in Parliament

05 Aug 2019

#Article370: Bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir tabled in Parliament

Hours after revoking Indian Constitution's Article 370, which bestowed special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah moved a Bill to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.

Rajya Sabha passes bill to extend President's rule in J&K

01 Jul 2019

Rajya Sabha passes bill to extend President's rule in J&K

Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a statutory resolution for the extension of President's rule in Jammu & Kashmir for six more months with effect from July 3.

Meet Pratap Sarangi: The minister who lives in a hut

31 May 2019

Meet Pratap Sarangi: The minister who lives in a hut

On Thursday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Cabinet of ministers took oath at the bedecked Rashtrapati Bhavan.

#Modi2.0: Understanding who will sit where in Lok Sabha

31 May 2019

#Modi2.0: Understanding who will sit where in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet took oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

Naveen Patnaik takes oath as Odisha CM for fifth time

29 May 2019

Naveen Patnaik takes oath as Odisha CM for fifth time

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) head Naveen Patnaik took oath as Chief Minister of Odisha on Wednesday. This is the fifth time the 72-year-old was sworn-in as the CM of the coastal state.

This 25-year-old engineer is the youngest Lok Sabha MP ever

26 May 2019

This 25-year-old engineer is the youngest Lok Sabha MP ever

Today in wholesome news, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha is set to step into the Parliament, making history by becoming the youngest Lok Sabha member.

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

23 May 2019

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.

#Verdict2019: Andhra slips from Naidu's hands, Reddy will be CM

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Andhra slips from Naidu's hands, Reddy will be CM

The results of Thursday turned the wheels in Andhra Pradesh as sitting Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu faced an embarrassing defeat.

Elections 2019: 10 candidates of Odisha's poverty-stricken areas are crorepatis

08 Apr 2019

Elections 2019: 10 candidates of Odisha's poverty-stricken areas are crorepatis

Voters in four Lok Sabha constituencies, namely Koraput, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, and Berhampur, of Odisha will cast their votes on April 11. Barring Berhampur, the other three constituencies are infamous for poverty.

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

01 Apr 2019

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

Sambit Patra, the BJP spokesperson who has been fielded from Puri Lok Sabha constituency, shared a video of a woman cooking food on an earthen oven sparking questions about the success of Ujjwala Yojana.

Puri or Varanasi: Where will PM Modi contest elections from?

12 Mar 2019

Puri or Varanasi: Where will PM Modi contest elections from?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest from Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, just like the last Lok Sabha elections, NDTV reports.

Ahead of elections, former BJD MP Baijayant Panda joins BJP

04 Mar 2019

Ahead of elections, former BJD MP Baijayant Panda joins BJP

Baijayant Jay Panda, who quit Biju Janata Dal (BJD) last year, joined Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday.

Was 16th Lok Sabha productive? Let the numbers talk

14 Feb 2019

Was 16th Lok Sabha productive? Let the numbers talk

On Wednesday, the 16th Lok Sabha was dissolved for the general elections, due in April-May. In almost two months from now, some of the lawmakers will return to the House while others would have to taste defeat.

Senior BJD leader Ladu Kishore Swain dies, PM pays respects

06 Feb 2019

Senior BJD leader Ladu Kishore Swain dies, PM pays respects

Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Lok Sabha member Ladu Kishore Swain died at a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar following prolonged illness, family sources said today.

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

26 Jan 2019

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, refused the Padma Shri award, announced on Friday, saying the timing isn't right.

TDP to contest Lok Sabha, Assembly polls in Odisha

08 Dec 2018

TDP to contest Lok Sabha, Assembly polls in Odisha

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has decided to contest the Lok Sabha and the Odisha Assembly elections next year in the BJD-ruled state.

BJD leaders to meet 22 parties over Women's Reservation Bill

06 Dec 2018

BJD leaders to meet 22 parties over Women's Reservation Bill

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha has decided to consult 22 political parties, including Congress and BJP, as part of its effort to build consensus on the Women's Reservation Bill, pending in Parliament.

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

03 Dec 2018

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

An NGO-run shelter home has been sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district and two people, including its managing director, arrested following allegations that the minor inmates were sexually abused there.

Odisha Government's negligence forcing farmers to commit suicide: BJP

03 Nov 2018

Odisha Government's negligence forcing farmers to commit suicide: BJP

The BJP has alleged that the BJD government has neglected the agricultural sector, forcing many farmers to commit suicide in Odisha.

Man, who hosted BJP chief Amit Shah, joins BJD

03 Nov 2018

Man, who hosted BJP chief Amit Shah, joins BJD

A man, who once hosted lunch for BJP President Amit Shah during his visit to Odisha's Ganjam district last year, has now joined the BJD.

7 MPs, 199 MLAs have not declared PAN details: Report

27 Oct 2018

7 MPs, 199 MLAs have not declared PAN details: Report

Seven sitting parliamentarians and 199 MLAs in the country have not declared their PAN details which are needed in filing nomination papers for elections, a report said yesterday.

#2019Elections: Odisha BJP wants Modi to contest from Puri

05 Oct 2018

#2019Elections: Odisha BJP wants Modi to contest from Puri

The Odisha unit of the BJP today said it wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contest from Puri Lok Sabha seat in 2019 general elections.

Detained for 'derogatory-comments' on Konark Temple, defense expert gets bail

20 Sep 2018

Detained for 'derogatory-comments' on Konark Temple, defense expert gets bail

Writer and defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra was given conditional bail by Saket Court till September 28, after Delhi police detained him on Thursday.

Opposition parties that helped Harivansh Singh win are hypocrites: Congress

13 Aug 2018

Opposition parties that helped Harivansh Singh win are hypocrites: Congress

The Congress yesterday said the political parties that broke the opposition ranks to facilitate the victory of the NDA nominee in the election for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman had exposed their hypocrisy.

Triple Talaq Bill deferred in Rajya Sabha as "no unity"

10 Aug 2018

Triple Talaq Bill deferred in Rajya Sabha as "no unity"

The much-awaited triple talaq bill, which was expected to be taken up in the Rajya Sabha today, has been deferred.

17 opposition parties demand paper ballot in 2019

03 Aug 2018

17 opposition parties demand paper ballot in 2019

More than a year after the Election Commission (EC) declared all elections will be held through EVMs, 17 opposition parties are demanding a return to the ballot paper system.

A chest-thumping Amit Shah says no-one dared to implement NRC

31 Jul 2018

A chest-thumping Amit Shah says no-one dared to implement NRC

BJP President Amit Shah spoke on the Assam NRC issue in the Rajya Sabha today and said only this government had the courage to implement it.