Naveen Patnaik

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Six elephants dead in 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

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

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.

Odisha Chief Minister inaugurates Fire Park, AgnishamaSeva portal

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.

Odia music maestro Shantanu Mohapatra dies at 84

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.

Chhattisgarh: 8 dead as bus carrying laborers collides with truck

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.

Sonu Sood offers to help students reach JEE, NEET centers

28 Aug 2020

Sonu Sood offers to help students reach JEE, NEET centers

Actor Sonu Sood, who is being the Good Samaritan in these difficult times, has donned that hat again.

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

26 Aug 2020

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has finally waded into the controversy surrounding the impending NEET and JEE examinations, saying that the tests are being held due to "constant pressure from parents and students."

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.

Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan

19 May 2020

Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan

At a press briefing, called to shed light on the preparedness about the impending Cyclone Amphan, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that it is the most intense cyclone to have been formed over the Bay of Bengal after 1999.

Odisha becomes first state to extend lockdown till April 30

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.

Coronavirus: Odisha plans India's largest hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients

26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Odisha plans India's largest hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients

The Eastern state of Odisha plans to set up two hospitals, dedicated to treating patients of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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.

NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar

20 Dec 2019

NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar

JD(U) boss and Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in his state. In fact, he asked why should even the process make an appearance in Bihar.

Ayodhya: Centre told to form trust for construction of temple

09 Nov 2019

Ayodhya: Centre told to form trust for construction of temple

A five-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, gave a unanimous decision in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on Saturday.

In a first, Odisha auto dealer fined Rs. 1 lakh

17 Sep 2019

In a first, Odisha auto dealer fined Rs. 1 lakh

After the new Motor Vehicles Act was implemented, traffic offenders are penalized on a daily basis.

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.

After Congress' wipe-out, Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi

24 May 2019

After Congress' wipe-out, Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi

Raj Babbar, who heads Congress in Uttar Pradesh, sent resignation to his boss Rahul Gandhi on Friday, a day after the party was wiped out of the most populous state in Lok Sabha elections.

#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.

#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

16 May 2019

#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would reportedly host an "opposition meeting" on 23 May, the day of the Lok Sabha election results.

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

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".

Cyclone Fani: 16 dead, Puri struggles to return on feet

05 May 2019

Cyclone Fani: 16 dead, Puri struggles to return on feet

Cyclone Fani, the rare storm which hit Odisha on Friday wreaked havoc in Puri, the home of Lord Jagannath, with residents struggling in the absence of drinking water and food. The death toll due to Fani (pronounced as Foni) reached 16.

Cyclone Fani 450 km from Odisha, 8 lakh people evacuated

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.

Cyclone Fani inches towards Odisha, state put on high alert

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.

Was doing duty: IAS-officer, who checked Modi's chopper, speaks up

27 Apr 2019

Was doing duty: IAS-officer, who checked Modi's chopper, speaks up

Mohammed Mohsin, the IAS officer who is facing action for allegedly checking PM Narendra Modi's chopper on April 16, said on Friday that he didn't violate any rules and was only following the guidelines of Election Commission.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Odisha CM announces interest-free loans for women SHGs

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.

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

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.

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walks out of Odisha jail after 43 days

07 Dec 2018

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walks out of Odisha jail after 43 days

Delhi-based defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walked out of an Odisha jail on Thursday after he was arrested for hurting Odia sentiments.

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.

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra granted bail after Odisha govt drops charges

05 Dec 2018

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra granted bail after Odisha govt drops charges

A day after the Odisha government decided to drop charges against journalist and defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, an Odisha court has granted him bail.

Jailed for 'hurting sentiments', journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra admitted to hospital

02 Dec 2018

Jailed for 'hurting sentiments', journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra admitted to hospital

Defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, who was arrested by Odisha police in October, was moved to Capital Hospital in state capital Bhubaneshwar, a report claimed.

Eminent Odia singer Chitta Jena passes away at 76

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.

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

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.

#FreeSpeech: Why should we support Abhijit Iyer-Mitra?

25 Oct 2018

#FreeSpeech: Why should we support Abhijit Iyer-Mitra?

Because jokes and satire offended many in Odisha, defense analyst and writer Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is lodged at Jharpada Jail of the state.

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

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

10 Oct 2018

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.