Naveen Patnaik

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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.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

RRB Group-D exam in Odisha postponed due to Adivasi agitation

25 Sep 2018

RRB Group-D exam in Odisha postponed due to Adivasi agitation

Due to the Adivasi agitation in Odisha, many examinees for the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Group D post failed to reach their exam centers.

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

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.

IMD issues cyclone alert for South Odisha and Andhra

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.

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.

Odisha CM requests PM Modi to make hockey national sport

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.

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.

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

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.

'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.

Rahul Gandhi revamps Congress: Appoints young leaders for key posts

30 Mar 2018

Rahul Gandhi revamps Congress: Appoints young leaders for key posts

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is delivering on his promise of re-building the Indian National Congress with "talented youngsters."

Odisha BJP leader Jayanarayan Mishra arrested for attacking vehicle

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.