Biju Janata Dal: News

26 Jan 2024


Odisha: Alleging a nexus, Congress organizes 'wedding' between BJP, BJD

The Odisha Congress staged a mock wedding between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Bhubaneswar.

01 Jan 2024

Jagannath Temple

Mandatory dress code implemented at Puri's Jagannath Temple: What's banned

The Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha, on Monday implemented a strict dress code for devotees entering the 12th-century shrine.

BJP, BJD spar over YouTuber Kamiya Jani's Jagannath Temple visit

A major controversy has erupted over social media influencer and Curly Tales founder Kamiya Jani's visit to the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha.

03 Sep 2023

Ram Nath Kovind

'One Nation, One Election': Centre's proposal faces opposition's heat

Several opposition parties have come out openly against the Centre's "One Nation, One Election" proposal, terming it against the current constitutional norms.

08 Aug 2023

Raghav Chadha

Raghav Chadha may face FIR for 'forged' motion in Parliament

Trouble appears to be brewing for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha, as four Rajya Sabha MPs have demanded to move a Privilege Motion against him.

Delhi services bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Monday after it was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

02 Aug 2023

Delhi Government

Delhi services bill: Opposition slams BJD, YSRCP for supporting government

The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, will be taken up in Parliament on Wednesday.

25 May 2023

Narendra Modi

New Parliament inauguration: These parties will attend amid opposition's boycott 

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) have announced that they will attend the inauguration of the new Parliament building scheduled to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on Sunday.

31 Mar 2023


Odisha: BJD fields slain Naba Das's daughter for Jharsuguda bypoll

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday nominated Dipali Das, the daughter of late Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das, as the candidate for the upcoming bypoll to Odisha's Jharsuguda Assembly constituency.

16 Feb 2023


Odisha BJP leader booked for allegedly assaulting lady cop

Odisha Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Jayanarayan Mishra ignited a fresh controversy by reportedly assaulting a woman police inspector and accusing her of taking bribes during a protest in Sambalpur on Wednesday.

29 Jan 2023


Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das shot by cop dies

Odisha Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kisore Das passed away on Sunday, hours after being fatally shot by a police officer near Brajarajnagar in Jharsuguda district.

22 Jun 2022

Yashwant Sinha

#NewsBytesExplainer: What numbers say about Sinha vs Murmu presidential contest

The battle for India's highest constitutional office, that of the president, will take place between the Opposition's joint candidate Yashwant Sinha and the BJP-led NDA's nominee Draupadi Murmu.

03 Jun 2022


Bypolls: CM Dhami wins Champawat; counting underway in Kerala, Odisha

Uttarakhand Chief Minister (CM) Pushkar Singh Dhami has won the Champawat bypoll by approximately 55,000 votes to ensure he continues as the CM of the state.

Regional parties received 55% donations from 'unknown' sources: ADR report

Regional parties across India received more than 55% of their donations in Financial Year 2019-20 from unidentified sources, the non-governmental body Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in a report on Thursday.

30 Jul 2021


Congress, BJP attack BJD government over dengue spread in Bhubaneswar

Opposition Congress and BJP intensified their attack on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha over the spread of dengue in Bhubaneswar and other places.

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.

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.

18 Nov 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

01 Jul 2019

Samajwadi Party

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.

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.

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.

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.

23 May 2019

Andhra Pradesh

#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.

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.

06 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

03 Nov 2018

Amit Shah

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.

27 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

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.

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.

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.

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.

03 Aug 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

29 Jul 2018


Biju Janata Dal govt in Odisha is 'lollipop' govt: BJP

BJP today termed the Biju Janata Dal government in Odisha as "lollipop government" which, instead of providing jobs to the youths, was giving them "lollipop" under Biju Yuva Bahini programme.

20 Jul 2018

Shiv Sena

BJP will win no-confidence motion; why did Opposition move it?

BJP is set to face a trust vote in the Lok Sabha today, and despite Sonia Gandhi's insistence that they "have the numbers," the math is simple: NDA has 313 members in the 535-member House.

03 Jun 2018


2019 Elections: Meet 5 potential PM candidates for general elections

About a year before the 2014 general elections, the then Gujarat CM Modi had taken everyone by storm with his incessant attacks on UPA 2.

02 Jun 2018


5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

If you want a government job in India, you should at least be a graduate. But if you're going to become a politician, people's support is more than enough.

28 Apr 2018


86 Odisha children adopted by foreign parents in 3 years

At least 86 children from Odisha have been adopted by foreign parents in three years from 2015, a state minister said.

23 Apr 2018


Odisha: Congress will bounce back to power, says Jitendra Singh

Senior Congress leader Jitendra Singh has claimed that the party will bounce back to power in Odisha in the next Assembly polls, due in 2019.

19 Apr 2018


'Bar busting' ex-Mumbai police chief Arup Patnaik forays into politics

Former Mumbai police chief Arup 'bar busting' Patnaik made his foray into politics yesterday.

10 Mar 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Odisha: Prasad Harichandan to remain OPCC-President; RaGa rejects Prasad's resignation

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has rejected the resignation of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Prasad Harichandan.

10 Mar 2018

Lok Sabha

Now, Odisha to intensify demand for special category status

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that his government and the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will pursue its demand for according special category status for the state.

03 Mar 2018

Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Cabinet Reshuffle: CM Naveen Patnaik changes five minister's portfolios

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has effected changes in the portfolio of five ministers and relinquished Works and Water Resources portfolios held by him days after BJD's win in Bijepur by-polls.

23 Feb 2018


Odisha minister's kin, three others injured in attack

In an attack by a group of unidentified miscreants in Banabira area, near bypoll-bound Bijepur Assembly constituency, Odisha Labor Minister Susanta Singh's brother and three others were injured on Friday, police said.

25 Jan 2018


Odisha-CM Naveen Patnaik suspends MP Baijayant Panda for anti-party activities

Inter-party schisms have now hit Odisha's Biju Janata Dal (BJD). CM Naveen Patnaik has suspended Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda for anti-party activities and 'monopolistic utilization' of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Division (MPLAD) funds.

19 Sep 2017


Odisha BJD MLA arrested in Rs. 500cr Seashore scam

Odisha BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal has been arrested by CBI in the Rs. 500cr Seashore Group chit fund scam.

22 Jul 2017


BJP MP Maheish Girri demands President's Rule in Delhi

BJP national secretary and MP Maheish Girri has demanded the dismissal of the AAP government in Delhi over "incompetence". President's Rule should be imposed, he said.

20 Jul 2017


Indian government 'pro-actively' considering two separate time zones

The government is "pro-actively" considering having two time zones, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.

02 Jun 2017


2019 Odisha elections: Can the Modi wave knock BJD out?

For the past two decades, Odisha politics has been dominated by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), with the Patnaiks at the helm.