Articles about Biju Janata Dal
31 Jul 2018Politics
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.
29 Jul 2018Politics
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 2018Politics
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.
19 Jul 2018India
The Lok Sabha today passed a bill seeking removal of schools' 'no detention policy' for Classes 5 and 8.
03 Jun 2018India
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 2018Politics
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.
24 May 2018India
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."
28 Apr 2018India
At least 86 children from Odisha have been adopted by foreign parents in three years from 2015, a state minister said.
23 Apr 2018Politics
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 2018Mumbai
Former Mumbai police chief Arup 'bar busting' Patnaik made his foray into politics yesterday.
07 Apr 2018Politics
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.
03 Apr 2018Politics
An impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra seems to have lost momentum, with many opposition parties still undecided.
31 Mar 2018Politics
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.
22 Mar 2018Politics
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.
19 Mar 2018Politics
The Parliament logjam continued today. As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled, opposition MPs trooped into the Well, raising slogans and holding placards.
14 Mar 2018Politics
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.
10 Mar 2018Politics
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has rejected the resignation of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Prasad Harichandan.
10 Mar 2018Politics
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.
07 Mar 2018Politics
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.
03 Mar 2018Politics
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 2018India
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.
06 Feb 2018Politics
BJP may be witnessing anti-incumbency, especially evident in its total-washout in Rajasthan by-elections and Gujarat elections' low seat-share.
25 Jan 2018Politics
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.
23 Jan 2018Business
Petrol prices in Mumbai crossed the Rs. 80 mark yesterday for the first time since August'14.
11 Jan 2018Politics
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.
02 Jan 2018Politics
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 criminalizing instant "triple talaq" will be introduced in Rajya Sabha today.
28 Dec 2017Politics
Months after the Supreme Court banned "Triple Talaq", the Lok Sabha has passed a bill criminalizing the instant Islamic divorce.
20 Nov 2017Politics
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.
19 Sep 2017Politics
Odisha BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal has been arrested by CBI in the Rs. 500cr Seashore Group chit fund scam.
31 Jul 2017India
Yesterday, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi recommended legalizing marijuana for medical use, "especially as it serves a purpose in cancer".
22 Jul 2017Politics
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 2017India
The government is "pro-actively" considering having two time zones, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.
16 Jul 2017Politics
Former SP leader Amar Singh said that NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind is the ideal choice for the president.
21 Jun 2017Politics
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.
20 Jun 2017Politics
A day earlier, BJP declared their presidential candidate. In an unexpected move, it chose Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind.
02 Jun 2017Politics
For the past two decades, Odisha politics has been dominated by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), with the Patnaiks at the helm.