Biju Janata Dal

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Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

06 Sep 2020

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

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.

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

11 Jul 2020

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

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.

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.

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

10 Dec 2019

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After much commotion, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Amid Maharashtra crisis, Modi lauds NCP for obeying parliamentary norms

18 Nov 2019

Amid Maharashtra crisis, Modi lauds NCP for obeying parliamentary norms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Rajya Sabha on the first day of the Parliament's winter session.

Rajya Sabha passes bill to extend President's rule in J&K

01 Jul 2019

Rajya Sabha passes bill to extend President's rule in J&K

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.

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.

This 25-year-old engineer is the youngest Lok Sabha MP ever

26 May 2019

This 25-year-old engineer is the youngest Lok Sabha MP ever

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.

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.

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 Government's negligence forcing farmers to commit suicide: BJP

03 Nov 2018

Odisha Government's negligence forcing farmers to commit suicide: BJP

The BJP has alleged that the BJD government has neglected the agricultural sector, forcing many farmers to commit suicide in Odisha.

Man, who hosted BJP chief Amit Shah, joins BJD

03 Nov 2018

Man, who hosted BJP chief Amit Shah, joins BJD

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.

Detained for 'derogatory-comments' on Konark Temple, defense expert gets bail

20 Sep 2018

Detained for 'derogatory-comments' on Konark Temple, defense expert gets bail

Writer and defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra was given conditional bail by Saket Court till September 28, after Delhi police detained him on Thursday.

2019 Elections: Meet 5 potential PM candidates for general elections

03 Jun 2018

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

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.

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

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.

Now, Odisha to intensify demand for special category status

10 Mar 2018

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.

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

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.

Presidential elections: Opposition is still alive and kicking

21 Jun 2017

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.

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

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.

TN Congress lambasts Budget

03 Feb 2017

TN Congress lambasts Budget

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.

Kerala Finance Minister, RSS affiliates dissatisfied with Budget

02 Feb 2017

Kerala Finance Minister, RSS affiliates dissatisfied with Budget

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."

Budget 2017: Congress disappointed but supports clean political funding

01 Feb 2017

Budget 2017: Congress disappointed but supports clean political funding

A range of reactions by various political parties, including the Opposition, poured in following Budget 2017-18 today.