Biju Janata Dal
06 Sep 2020
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.
11 Jul 2020
The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.
27 Dec 2019
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.
10 Dec 2019
After much commotion, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
18 Nov 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Rajya Sabha on the first day of the Parliament's winter session.
01 Jul 2019
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.
29 May 2019
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
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.
04 Mar 2019
Baijayant Jay Panda, who quit Biju Janata Dal (BJD) last year, joined Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday.
26 Jan 2019
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.
03 Nov 2018
The BJP has alleged that the BJD government has neglected the agricultural sector, forcing many farmers to commit suicide in Odisha.
03 Nov 2018
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.
20 Sep 2018
Writer and defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra was given conditional bail by Saket Court till September 28, after Delhi police detained him on Thursday.
03 Jun 2018
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
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.
19 Apr 2018
Former Mumbai police chief Arup 'bar busting' Patnaik made his foray into politics yesterday.
10 Mar 2018
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.
25 Jan 2018
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.
21 Jun 2017
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.
02 Jun 2017
For the past two decades, Odisha politics has been dominated by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), with the Patnaiks at the helm.
03 Feb 2017
The Tamil Nadu Congress has criticized the General Budget for not including Tamil Nadu in the list of states for an AIIMS hospital. Jharkhand and Gujarat have been selected instead.
02 Feb 2017
Finance Minister of Kerala, Thomas Issac on Wednesday said that the Union Budget was a "big letdown" and that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley "played a game with statistics to draw a wrong picture."
01 Feb 2017
A range of reactions by various political parties, including the Opposition, poured in following Budget 2017-18 today.