Articles about Biju Janata Dal

17 opposition parties demand paper ballot in 2019

03 Aug 2018

Politics
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

Politics
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.

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

29 Jul 2018

Politics
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.

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

20 Jul 2018

Politics
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.

LS seeks removal of 'no-detention-policy': Students can fail Class-5, 8

19 Jul 2018

India
LS seeks removal of 'no-detention-policy': Students can fail Class-5, 8

The Lok Sabha today passed a bill seeking removal of schools' 'no detention policy' for Classes 5 and 8.

2019 Elections: Meet 5 potential PM candidates for general elections

03 Jun 2018

India
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.

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

02 Jun 2018

Politics
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.

Fuel prices rise for 10th day, government assures "long-term" measure

24 May 2018

India
Fuel prices rise for 10th day, government assures "long-term" measure

Even as petrol/diesel prices increased for the 10th day, the government again assured relief, with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad batting for a "long-term" solution instead of an "ad hoc measure."

86 Odisha children adopted by foreign parents in 3 years

28 Apr 2018

India
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.

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

23 Apr 2018

Politics
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.

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

19 Apr 2018

Mumbai
'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.

Opposition works hard to build consensus on removal of CJI

07 Apr 2018

Politics
Opposition works hard to build consensus on removal of CJI

Opposition parties intend to carry on their efforts to build a broad consensus on the motion to remove the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra.

Will-it, won't-it? Opposition holds impeachment-motion against CJI despite having numbers

03 Apr 2018

Politics
Will-it, won't-it? Opposition holds impeachment-motion against CJI despite having numbers

An impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra seems to have lost momentum, with many opposition parties still undecided.

Firebrand Mamata Banerjee to meet regional leaders

31 Mar 2018

Politics
Firebrand Mamata Banerjee to meet regional leaders

Riding high on the success of her meetings in Delhi, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has a jam-packed itinerary for the coming months. She will be meeting regional leaders to whip up maximum support for an anti-BJP front for 2019 LS elections.

Report: 87% of Rajya Sabha candidates are crorepatis

22 Mar 2018

Politics
Report: 87% of Rajya Sabha candidates are crorepatis

An Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) survey has revealed that a whopping 55 candidates (87%) of the analyzed 63 candidates contesting the Rajya Sabha elections are crorepatis.

Opposition couldn't move no-confidence motion as Speaker adjourns LS

19 Mar 2018

Politics
Opposition couldn't move no-confidence motion as Speaker adjourns LS

The Parliament logjam continued today. As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled, opposition MPs trooped into the Well, raising slogans and holding placards.

Will successive gathbandhans lead to BJP's downfall in 2019?

14 Mar 2018

Politics
Will successive gathbandhans lead to BJP's downfall in 2019?

Recently, BJP faced a unique challenge: After a quarter century, arch-rivals SP and BSP combined forces to contain the saffron tide in UP's Gorakhpur and Phulpur LS bypolls.

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

10 Mar 2018

Politics
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.

Now, Odisha to intensify demand for special category status

10 Mar 2018

Politics
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.

Sonia Gandhi forges Opposition unity by hosting dinner

07 Mar 2018

Politics
Sonia Gandhi forges Opposition unity by hosting dinner

Even as various regional parties are considering a non-BJP non-Congress alliance, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has invited Opposition leaders for dinner to forge a united front against the BJP in Parliament.

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

03 Mar 2018

Politics
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.

BJP doesn't have enough "big names" for RS polls

26 Feb 2018

Politics
BJP doesn't have enough "big names" for RS polls

Amusingly, though BJP is all set to gain in the upcoming Rajya Sabha (RS) polls, it doesn't have enough heavy-weights for those nominations.

Odisha minister's kin, three others injured in attack

23 Feb 2018

India
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.

Ahead of 2019 Elections, why are BJP's allies upset?

06 Feb 2018

Politics
Ahead of 2019 Elections, why are BJP's allies upset?

BJP may be witnessing anti-incumbency, especially evident in its total-washout in Rajasthan by-elections and Gujarat elections' low seat-share.

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

25 Jan 2018

Politics
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.

Fuel prices continue moving higher, govt mulls GST option

23 Jan 2018

Business
Fuel prices continue moving higher, govt mulls GST option

Petrol prices in Mumbai crossed the Rs. 80 mark yesterday for the first time since August'14.

Triple talaq Bill: Centre now considers the ordinance route

11 Jan 2018

Politics
Triple talaq Bill: Centre now considers the ordinance route

The instant triple talaq issue has placed government in a bind. They have had to consider legal perspective and religious sentiment to reach an appropriate policy response.

Triple talaq bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

02 Jan 2018

Politics
Triple talaq bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 criminalizing instant "triple talaq" will be introduced in Rajya Sabha today.

Lok Sabha passes bill making instant triple-talaq a criminal offense

28 Dec 2017

Politics
Lok Sabha passes bill making instant triple-talaq a criminal offense

Months after the Supreme Court banned "Triple Talaq", the Lok Sabha has passed a bill criminalizing the instant Islamic divorce.

Nitin Gadkari: Why is RSS' blue-eyed boy Modi's star performer?

20 Nov 2017

Politics
Nitin Gadkari: Why is RSS' blue-eyed boy Modi's star performer?

In 2014, PM Narendra Modi allocated $3bn for cleaning Ganga. Cut to 2017, and the plan is badly behind schedule, with contaminated stretches of river-water.

Odisha BJD MLA arrested in Rs. 500cr Seashore scam

19 Sep 2017

Politics
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.

'Legalizing marijuana reduces drug abuse': Is Maneka Gandhi right?

31 Jul 2017

India
'Legalizing marijuana reduces drug abuse': Is Maneka Gandhi right?

Yesterday, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi recommended legalizing marijuana for medical use, "especially as it serves a purpose in cancer".

BJP MP Maheish Girri demands President's Rule in Delhi

22 Jul 2017

Politics
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.

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

20 Jul 2017

India
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.

Presidential polls: Ramnath Kovind, the right choice, says Amar Singh

16 Jul 2017

Politics
Presidential polls: Ramnath Kovind, the right choice, says Amar Singh

Former SP leader Amar Singh said that NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind is the ideal choice for the president.

Presidential elections: Opposition is still alive and kicking

21 Jun 2017

Politics
Presidential elections: Opposition is still alive and kicking

NDA's move to announce Dalit candidate Ram Nath Kovind as their candidate seems to be disintegrating the opposition, with those including Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, declaring his support for Kovind.

Support for BJP's presidential candidate: Who's in, who's not?

20 Jun 2017

Politics
Support for BJP's presidential candidate: Who's in, who's not?

A day earlier, BJP declared their presidential candidate. In an unexpected move, it chose Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind.

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

02 Jun 2017

Politics
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.

Not in the race to be 2019 PM: Nitish Kumar

16 May 2017

Politics
Not in the race to be 2019 PM: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that he wasn't an aspirant for the post of Prime Minister in 2019 elections.

JD(U): Project Nitish as secular PM face for 2019

30 Mar 2017

Politics
JD(U): Project Nitish as secular PM face for 2019

The JD(U) has asked all "secular forces" in the country to unite under the leadership of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, for the 2019 general elections.

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