Naveen Patnaik: 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.

05 Aug 2023

Amit Shah

Odisha: Amit Shah to hold meeting on left-wing extremism

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is reportedly scheduled to hold an important meeting on left-wing extremism in Odisha on Saturday.

03 Jun 2023


Odisha: Nearly 290 dead in India's worst train accident

At least 288 individuals died, and 900 others were injured after three trains collided in Odisha on Friday night in one of the worst train accidents in recent history.

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

Biju Janata Dal

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.

23 Mar 2023

Kapil Sharma

Odisha government waives entertainment tax on Kapil Sharma's 'Zwigato'

Nandita Das's socio-political drama Zwigato, led by Kapil Sharma has warmed the audience's hearts ever since its release last Friday (March 17).

30 Jan 2023


Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das's last rites today

The last rites of Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das, who died after being fatally shot by a police officer on Sunday, will take place at his native place of Jharsuguda on Monday.

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.

24 May 2022

Nitish Kumar

Presidential polls: BJP, Opposition parties begin preparations in full swing

With the presidential elections due in July, both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition parties have begun preparations in full swing.

26 May 2021


Ten rescued after boat capsizes owing to Cyclone Yaas

The NDRF, together with the district administration of Jagatsinghpur in Odisha, has rescued 10 people from a river after their boat capsized, amid rough weather conditions under the influence of Cyclone Yaas.

05 Mar 2021


Odisha pays tribute to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary

Odisha on Friday paid rich tribute to legendary leader Biju Patnaik as his five-time Chief Minister son Naveen Patnaik called upon people to keep alive the ideologies of "service and self-esteem" followed by the veteran politician all through his life.

16 Feb 2021


Six elephants dead in 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

After six elephants died in just 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha's Kalahandi district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday asked the authorities to take immediate measures to stop the fatalities.

06 Jan 2021


Toxic gas leak at SAIL's Rourkela plant kills four workers

At least four workers at the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in Odisha died due to a toxic gas leak, officials said on Wednesday.

06 Jan 2021


Odisha Chief Minister inaugurates Fire Park, AgnishamaSeva portal

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated a Fire Park and launched a dynamic online portal, AgnishamaSeva of Odisha Fire Service.

30 Dec 2020


Odia music maestro Shantanu Mohapatra dies at 84

Legendary Odia music director Shantanu Mohapatra passed away in a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar late last night, family sources said on Wednesday. He was 84.

05 Sep 2020


Chhattisgarh: 8 dead as bus carrying laborers collides with truck

In a tragic incident, at least eight migrant workers from Odisha were killed in a road accident in Cherikhedi in Chhattisgarh on Saturday morning. Seven others have reportedly been injured in the accident.

09 Apr 2020


Odisha becomes first state to extend lockdown till April 30

While the Centre is yet to decide if the lockdown - implemented to contain the coronavirus transmission - would be extended, the Odisha government has announced that the state would remain under lockdown till April 30.

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.

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.

06 May 2019


PM Modi slams Mamata's 'arrogance' during cyclone, she hits back

Replying to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims that she didn't answer his calls after Cyclone Fani, West Bengal Chief Minister on Monday said she is not interested in sharing the stage with "Expiry PM".

02 May 2019


Cyclone Fani 450 km from Odisha, 8 lakh people evacuated

Cyclone Fani, which turned into "extreme severe cyclonic storm", is expected to hit Odisha's coastal areas by Friday. According to a recent tweet of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Fani is about 450 km away from the state.

01 May 2019


Cyclone Fani inches towards Odisha, state put on high alert

Cyclone Fani has turned into "extremely severe cyclonic storm" and is inching towards the coast of Odisha, prompting MeT Department to issue a orange warning.

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


Welfare of poor, everyone's empowerment has become Odisha's identity: CM

Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha amid tight security today, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asserting that development, welfare of the poor and empowerment of all sections has become the state's identity.

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.

05 Jan 2019


Odisha CM announces interest-free loans for women SHGs

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced interest-free loans of up to Rs. 3 lakh for the women self-help groups (WSHGs) in the state.

03 Jan 2019


Nine, including seven children, die as boat capsizes in Odisha

The death toll in the boat capsize incident in the Mahanadi river reached nine today, as eight more bodies were recovered in Odisha's Kendrapara district, officials said.

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.

13 Nov 2018


Eminent Odia singer Chitta Jena passes away at 76

Eminent Odia singer, Chitta Jena passed away at a hospital in Cuttack today, following brief illness.

28 Oct 2018


Odisha: CM orders inquiry, action against offcials for elephants' electrocution

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Sunday ordered an inquiry by the crime branch into the electrocution of seven elephants in Dhenkanal district.

11 Oct 2018


#CycloneTitli: Andhra Pradesh, Odisha hit; trees, poles uprooted, thousands evacuated

Cyclone Titli, the strongest cyclone to have formed over the Bay of Bengal this year, hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning, uprooting trees, poles and displacing thousands.

SC: Policemen can't wear shoes, carry weapons into Jagannath Temple

After violence erupted at the iconic Jagannath Temple in Puri on October 3, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, said that no policemen should enter the temple with weapons and shoes.

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.

21 Sep 2018


Rahman, Gulzar to create Hockey Men's World Cup title song

Grammy award winner AR Rahman and legendary poet-lyricist Gulzar are once again collaborating, this time for the official song of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup, Bhubaneswar 2018.

21 Sep 2018


IMD issues cyclone alert for South Odisha and Andhra

India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued the warning of a cyclone for South Odisha and coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. The storm is likely to hit the East Coast of India.

04 Sep 2018


BJP leader slammed for attacking Odisha govt at Vajpayee tribute

BJP legislature party leader in Odisha, KV Singhdeo, courted a controversy today when he criticized the Naveen Patnaik-led government in the state while making obituary references in the Assembly.

27 Aug 2018


#AsianGames2018: Silver-medalist Dutee Chand awarded Rs. 1.5cr by Odisha govt

Odisha government today announced a cash award of Rs. 1.5cr for sprinter Dutee Chand, a day after she clinched silver at women's 100m dash at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

11 Jul 2018


Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik to inaugurate bridge in Maoist-hit area

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to inaugurate 910-meter-long Gurupriya bridge in Malkangiri on July 18, connecting the "cut-off areas" of the Maoist-hit district with the mainland, a government official said.

10 Jul 2018


CM-Patnaik bans plastic in parts of Odisha from October 2

Moving towards the target of making Odisha plastic-free over the next two years, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a complete ban on the use of plastic in several places from October 2, this year.

08 Jul 2018


All jails in Odisha will have video conferencing facilities: CM-Patnaik

All jails in Odisha will have video conferencing facilities by this year end as part of the state government's commitment to improving the criminal justice system, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

21 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Farmers in Odisha to get trained in modern agricultural practices

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik interacted with farmers of Odisha after inaugurating a training program for them at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) in Bhubaneswar yesterday, where he assured farmer he will address their issues.

20 Jun 2018


Odisha CM requests PM Modi to make hockey national sport

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to PM Narendra Modi to officially make hockey India's national sport.

31 May 2018


Odisha: Husband gambles wife, watches her getting raped by 'winner'

A 35-year-old woman was allegedly raped after her husband used her as a pawn in gambling and lost.

28 May 2018


Odisha CM flags off 15-day campaign against child sexual abuse

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today flagged-off 15-day statewide campaign against child sexual abuse in Bhubaneswar, urging people to fight the menace.

15 May 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Odisha CM to inaugurate Gurupriya bridge to benefit 30,000 people

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the 910-meter-long bridge on the river Gurupriya next month.

25 Apr 2018


Odisha: 5-year-old girl, elderly tribal woman raped

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a minor boy in Sambalpur district, while in Mayurbhanj two men were arrested on the charge of raping a 50-year-old tribal woman, the police said on Tuesday.

20 Apr 2018


CM Naveen Patnaik unveils 'Skilled-in-Odisha' logo

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday unveiled the brand identity logo of the 'Skilled-in-Odisha' campaign of the state government's skill initiatives.

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.

22 Mar 2018


Odisha wedding-gift explosion: Woman appeals for justice to CM Patnaik

A woman, who lost her husband in a parcel bomb explosion just five days into their marriage, has made an appeal for justice to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.

15 Mar 2018


Odisha BJP leader Jayanarayan Mishra arrested for attacking vehicle

Senior BJP leader Jayanarayan Mishra from Odisha and his associate were arrested on Thursday in connection with last month's attack on the vehicle of a state minister's brother in Bargarh district in which a man died, the police said.

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.

09 Mar 2018


Rajya Sabha elections: BJD fields three candidates from Odisha

BJD candidates Prashanta Nanda, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, and Achyuta Samanta on Friday filed their nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections from Odisha.

07 Mar 2018


Happy Nari: Bhubaneswar railway station gets sanitary napkin vending machine

An automatic sanitary napkin vending machine has been installed on Monday at Odisha's Bhubaneswar railway station by the East Coast Railway Women's Welfare Organization, an official said.

03 Mar 2018

Biju Janata Dal

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.

25 Feb 2018


President Kovind to inaugurate museum dedicated to Biju Patnaik

President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a museum dedicated to former Odisha chief minister, Biju Patnaik next month.

16 Feb 2018

Indian Hockey Team

Odisha government to sponsor national hockey team

In a first-of-its-kind association, Odisha state government will sponsor the Indian national hockey teams, men and women, for the next five years.

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.

10 Sep 2017


Flyover collapses in Bhubaneswar leading to fatalities and injuries

A portion of an under-construction flyover near Bomikhal in Odisha's capital, Bhubaneswar, collapsed today killing at least one man, and injuring at least 11, said official sources.

02 Sep 2017


Exempt GST from handloom and handicraft products, urges Odisha CM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that handloom and handicraft products of the state should be exempted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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.

31 Mar 2017

Narendra Modi

Odisha: Maoists attack Doikalu station ahead of Modi's planned visit

Maoists on March 31 attacked Doikalu railway station in Odisha's Rayagada district and put up posters protesting PM Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the state in April.