25 Apr 2019·
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Undercurrent in Favour of Naveen Will Help BJD Win Jajpur Again * Cancel Baijayant’s Candidature: BJD to Chief Electoral Officer * World's First Malaria Vaccine Launched in Africa * Odisha Registers 71.61% Voter Turnout in Third Phase Polls * Pradeep Maharathy’s Bail Hearing Of bail Deferred To April 27 * People of Kendrapada Will Not Allow ‘Double-B’ to Cheat Them: BJD * Naveen Invites Modi to Attend Oathtaking Ceremony of BJD Government * EC Announces Dates for Patkura Elections; Polling On May 19 * Naveen Tears Apart Modi; Says BJP’s Central Leaders Make Election Tourism to Odisha, Nobody Came during Calamities * BJD Has Already Won People's Verdict, Fourth Phase Just Remains a Formality * FIR Lodge Against BJP MLA Candidate in Puri * Bhitarkanika National Park to Remain Closed for Tourists from May 1 * Naveen to Hit Campaign Trail in Balasore, Mayurbhanj Districts Today * EC Orders Re-polling in Nine Booths in Odisha on April 25 * Voting Adjourned in One Polling Booth of Badamba Assembly Constituency After Mispairing Error * Dharmendra Pradhan Campaigns for BJP at Polling Booth after Casting Vote, BJD Demands One-Week Ban on Him from Election Campaigning * SC Directs Guj Govt to Pay Rs 50 Lakh Compensation to 2002 Riots Victim Bilkis Bano * BJP Has Betrayed Farmers, Youth and Women: Naveen * Voting in Progress for Six Lok Sabha And 42 Assembly Constituencies in Odisha * Naveen Casts His Vote * Stage Set for Third Phase of Polls in Odisha Today * Why No Action Against Dharmendra Pradhan, Asks BJD * Dharmendra Pradhan Mastermind Self-Inflicted Bombing on BJP MLA Candidate’s Empty Vehicle, Alleges BJD Demands Lie-detector Test of Union Minister, Others * Sri Lanka Declares Emergency * Puri LS Poll: While BJP’s Sambit Sings, BJD's Pinaki Set to Make Patra Dance to His Tune

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BJD Has Already Won People's Verdict, Fourth Phase Just Remains  a Formality

BJD Has Already Won People's Verdict, Fourth Phase Just Remains a Formality

Speaking at an election rally at Kendrapada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has caricatured Naveen Patnaik and said this time Naveen Babu will go from Odisha.
Puri LS Poll: While BJP’s Sambit Sings, BJD's Pinaki Set to Make Patra Dance to His Tune

Puri LS Poll: While BJP’s Sambit Sings, BJD's Pinaki Set to Make Patra Dance to His Tune

Puri: The Puri Lok Sabha Constituency, on eof the most prestigious constituencies in the country, is all set to witness an interesting poll battle between spokespersons of three major political parties--BJP, Congress and the BJD. , though the main battle is between BJP and BJP many see it as ‘Doctor VS Lawyer’ fight.
Odisha: First Phase Poll Campaign Ends Today

Odisha: First Phase Poll Campaign Ends Today

The high-pitched campaigning for four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly constituencies going to polls in the first phase of election in Odisha on April 11 has come to end today.
Odisha Assembly Polls: Congress Replaces Two More Candidates

Odisha Assembly Polls: Congress Replaces Two More Candidates

Bhubaneswar: The Congress on Tuesday replaced two more candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Odisha.
Congress Announces Nine More Names for Odisha Assembly Elections

Congress Announces Nine More Names for Odisha Assembly Elections

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Berhampur Lok Sabha Seat: BJD in Driver’s Seat; Cong & BJP Fighting a Losing Battle

Berhampur Lok Sabha Seat: BJD in Driver’s Seat; Cong & BJP Fighting a Losing Battle

As the prestigious Berhampur Lok Sabha constituency in south Odisha will go to polls on April 11, the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is looking for a candid third consecutive victory on the back of leadership of Naveen Patnaik, while the BJP is desperately seeking Modi magic to woo the voters and the Congress is leaving no stone unturned to rebuild its base in the constituency, which was once consid
Odisha Elections 2019: Congress Announces Candidates for 3 Assembly Seats

Odisha Elections 2019: Congress Announces Candidates for 3 Assembly Seats

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today announced names of candidates for two assembly seats for the upcoming elections.
Odisha Polls: Congress Announces Candidates for 2 Lok Sabha, 9 Assembly Seats

Odisha Polls: Congress Announces Candidates for 2 Lok Sabha, 9 Assembly Seats

Bhubaneswar: The Congress on Wednesday announced names of candidates for two Lok Sabha and nine Assembly constituencies of Odisha.
Odisha Cong to Release Its Poll Manifesto in First Week of April

Odisha Cong to Release Its Poll Manifesto in First Week of April

The Odisha Congress will release its poll manifesto in the first week of this month for the ensuing elections in the State, said Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik here today.
Odisha Polls: Congress Leader Samanta Khamari Quits Party

Odisha Polls: Congress Leader Samanta Khamari Quits Party

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Samanta Khamari today resigned from the party expressing displeasure over allotment of tickets for the ensuing elections.
Odisha Elections 2019: Three Former MLAs Quit Congress

Odisha Elections 2019: Three Former MLAs Quit Congress

Bhubaneswar: In a major setback to Odisha Congress ahead of polls, three former MLAs quit the grand old party today alleging bias by senior leadership in ticket distribution.
Odisha Assembly Elections 2019: Congress Announces Names of Candidates for 4 More Constituencies

Odisha Assembly Elections 2019: Congress Announces Names of Candidates for 4 More Constituencies

The Congress has come up with another list of its candidates for four more Assembly constituencies in Odisha.
Congress Releases Second List for Odisha

Congress Releases Second List for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Congress late on Friday released its second list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and Assembly elections.
Congress Shedding Crocodile Tears on Women Empowerment: BJD

Congress Shedding Crocodile Tears on Women Empowerment: BJD

The Odisha Congress is shedding crocodile tears on women empowerment for so many years, alleged ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here today.
Ex-Bargarh MLA Sadhu Nepak Quits Congress after Ticket Denial

Ex-Bargarh MLA Sadhu Nepak Quits Congress after Ticket Denial

All is not well within the Odisha unit of Congress which has suffered a fresh blow soon after the announcement of candidates for the upcoming elections.
Congress Leader Tara Prasad Bahinipati Alleges Irregularities in Tickets Distribution

Congress Leader Tara Prasad Bahinipati Alleges Irregularities in Tickets Distribution

Senior Congress leader Tara Prasad Bahinapati expressed his strong displeasure over the tickets distribution by the grand old party for the upcoming elections, sources said.
Congress’s First List Disappoints Women

Congress’s First List Disappoints Women

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party has announced the first the list of candidates for Odisha General and Assembly elections. This comes just hours after the Biju Janata Dal announced the first list of candidates for the first and second phase polls. The Congress list of candidates consists of 6 Lok Sabha seats and 36 assembly constituencies.
Odisha Elections 2019: Setback to Cong as Salepur MLA Prakash Behera Quits Party

Odisha Elections 2019: Setback to Cong as Salepur MLA Prakash Behera Quits Party

In a further setback to the beleaguered Odisha Congress ahead of elections, incumbent Salepur MLA Prakash Behera left the grand old party here today morning.
Odisha Elections 2019: Congress to Release Candidates List After March 16

Odisha Elections 2019: Congress to Release Candidates List After March 16

The Odisha unit of Congress will release its list candidates for the upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha polls after March 16, said OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik here today.
BJP Govt Wants to Suppress Voice of Youth, Alleges Priyanka Gandhi after Meeting Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad

BJP Govt Wants to Suppress Voice of Youth, Alleges Priyanka Gandhi after Meeting Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad

Launching a tirade against the BJP governments at the Centre and Uttar Pradesh after meeting Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at a Meerut hospital on Wednesday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi alleged that the BJP government wants to suppress the voice of the youth.
Odisha Cong Banks upon Allies for Bhubaneswar, Aska & Mayurbhanj LS Constituencies

Odisha Cong Banks upon Allies for Bhubaneswar, Aska & Mayurbhanj LS Constituencies

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress has decided to leave the prestigious Bhubaneswar, Aska and Mayurbhanj Lok Ssabha constituencies for its allies to fight in the upcoming 2019 elections., sources said.
Odisha Congress Follows Naveen, Vows to Nominate More Women

Odisha Congress Follows Naveen, Vows to Nominate More Women

Bhubaneswar: Follwing the foot steps of ruling BJD and TMC in West Bengal, the Odisha Congress has decided to give to women candidates while distributing tickets in the upcoming elections in Odisha.
Elections 2019: Congress Screening Committee Finalises Candidates for Odisha LS Polls

Elections 2019: Congress Screening Committee Finalises Candidates for Odisha LS Polls

New Delhi: The Congress screening committee has reportedly finalised the names of at least four candidates for the first three phases of Lok Sabha polls in Odisha.
Odisha Elections 2019: Former Congress Leader Pradip Disari Joins BJD

Odisha Elections 2019: Former Congress Leader Pradip Disari Joins BJD

In a further setback to the Odisha Congress ahead of elections, one of its key leaders from Kalahandi district today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here.
Elections 2019: BJP Rides on Losing Horses in Odisha!

Elections 2019: BJP Rides on Losing Horses in Odisha!

While the BJP’s much hyped ‘Mission 120 Plus’ drastically failed to get concrete shape in Odisha despite utmost priority given by the Central leadership to this poll-bound State, the saffron party is facing daunting task of fielding strong candidates in the upcoming elections to take on an unstoppable Biju Janata Dal, which no doubt, keeps its popularity intact among the voters.
Odisha Politics: Rahul Gandhi to Address Two Meetings in State

Odisha Politics: Rahul Gandhi to Address Two Meetings in State

Bhubaneswar: With the general election just round the corner, All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi will address two public meetings in Odisha on March 8 and 13, party sources said today.
KALIA Outweighs BJP, Cong

KALIA Outweighs BJP, Cong

The lukewarm response given to the Bandh call given by Naba Nirmana Krushaka Sangathan (NNKS) has proved that the people have outrightly rejected their agenda. More so, the farmers of the state have showed confidence in their Government by not becoming puppets in the hands of the two political parties - the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress- that supported the Bandh today.
NNKS Protest: BJP, Congress Playing with Students’ Future  in Odisha, Says BJD

NNKS Protest: BJP, Congress Playing with Students’ Future in Odisha, Says BJD

Unquestionably, the annual matriculation examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) is the most important academic event for the students in Odisha as it decides their future prospects. While more than six lakh students are preparing to appear this annual exam on Feb 22, the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) has given a dawn-to-dusk bandh call that threatens to paralyze no
Mahanadi Row: Congress Approach No Better Than BJP

Mahanadi Row: Congress Approach No Better Than BJP

With elections just round the corner, the Congress is trying to politicize the Mahanadi issue to woo the voters in Odisha, especially in Western Odisha where more than 90 per cent of the people are dependent on the river.
Several Congress Workers in Koraput Join BJD

Several Congress Workers in Koraput Join BJD

In a fresh blow to beleaguered Odisha Congress, several of its party workers from Koraput district today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
Former Congress MLA Jogesh Singh Joins BJD

Former Congress MLA Jogesh Singh Joins BJD

Former Congress MLA from Sundargarh constituency Jogesh Singh joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here today.
Odisha Politics: Parties Gear up for Show of Strengthen Today

Odisha Politics: Parties Gear up for Show of Strengthen Today

With elections are not so far away, the political temperature is gradually rising in Odisha. The State is witnessing hectic campaigning by Central leaders from both the BJP and Congress.
Odisha: Congress Facing Threat of Losing Status of Principal Opposition Party in Assembly

Odisha: Congress Facing Threat of Losing Status of Principal Opposition Party in Assembly

With the resignation of two MLAs, the Congress is likely to lose its status of the principal opposition party in the Odisha assembly.
Odisha Politics: Congress, BJP Crisis of Credible 147 Candidates to Lock Horn with BJD

Odisha Politics: Congress, BJP Crisis of Credible 147 Candidates to Lock Horn with BJD

Bhubaneswar: While the general elections are just few months away in Odisha, two major opposition parties – the BJP and Congress are flexing their muscles to put best foot forward. BJP, which is making all out efforts to make inroads into Odisha to compensate its probable loss in Hindi heartland states where the party faced debacle recently and the Congress, which is trying to infuse new lease of
Odisha Politics: Priyanka to Address Rallies Soon in State

Odisha Politics: Priyanka to Address Rallies Soon in State

Bhubaneswar: Congress in Odish, which was pushed into oblivion with lot of controversies and set back after senior leaders, quit party, the Congress ins seeing its revival in Odisha as well with the dramatic announcement of Priyanka Gandhi’s electoral plunge
Crisis in Odisha Congress Deepens as Bijepur Candidate Quits Party

Crisis in Odisha Congress Deepens as Bijepur Candidate Quits Party

In a further setback to the crisis-ridden Odisha Congress, another senior leader today resigned from the party.
Chaos at Odisha BJP’s Mishrana Parva!

Chaos at Odisha BJP’s Mishrana Parva!

Chaos broke out at the Odisha BJP’s mishrana parva (mass joining) on Sunday as a group of women Congress members from Bolagarh area in Khordha district were asked to join the saffron party with false promises.
Several Congress, BJP Workers Join BJD in Koraput District

Several Congress, BJP Workers Join BJD in Koraput District

In a major boost to the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of the elections, several leaders and grassroots workers from the Congress and BJP in Koraput District joined the Odisha’s ruling party here on Saturday.
Congress Expels Srikant Jena, Sagaria

Congress Expels Srikant Jena, Sagaria

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Srikant Jena was expelled from the grand old party on Saturday.
We are a Regional Party and Committed to Odisha: BJD on United Opposition Rally

We are a Regional Party and Committed to Odisha: BJD on United Opposition Rally

While Biju Janata Dal’s skipping of TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee-led ‘United Opposition Rally’ in Kolkata today raised debates in the political circles, Odisha’s ruling party clarified its stand and ideology in the national politics.
Congress MLA Prakash Behera to Join BJD Soon

Congress MLA Prakash Behera to Join BJD Soon

In a further blow to the Congress, one of its prominent leaders Prakash Behera will soon switch to ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
BJP, Congress Workers from Umerkote Join BJD

BJP, Congress Workers from Umerkote Join BJD

In a setback to the Congress and BJP ahead of elections, several of their grassroots workers in Umerkote assembly constituency in Nabarangpur District today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal.
Thousands of BJP, Congress Workers in Dhamnagar Join BJD

Thousands of BJP, Congress Workers in Dhamnagar Join BJD

In a setback to the BJP ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Odisha visit, thousands of the saffron workers from Dhamnagar assembly constituency in Bhadrak district joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here on Sunday.
MP Updates: Mayawati Extends Support, Cong to Form Govt

MP Updates: Mayawati Extends Support, Cong to Form Govt

New Delhi: In a significant development, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati with MLAs today extended her support to the Congress Party which is able to secure 114 seats to form the next government in Madhya Pradesh.
Former Congress MLA Chakradhar Paika Joins BJD

Former Congress MLA Chakradhar Paika Joins BJD

In a blow to the Congress, Chakradhar Paika, a prominent leader and former MLA from Mohana today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal.
Odisha Assembly Adjourned Till Tomorrow

Odisha Assembly Adjourned Till Tomorrow

Before the commencement of the Assembly session, the Congress activists led by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik had staged a dharna in front of the State Assembly and detained the BJD leaders who had come in their vehicles.
BJD Not to Support Congress Protest against Fuel Price Rise

BJD Not to Support Congress Protest against Fuel Price Rise

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today made it clear that the party would not support the Bharat Bandh called by the Congress against the rising fuel prices.
Hundreds of Grassroots Congress, BJP Leaders from Koraput Join BJD

Hundreds of Grassroots Congress, BJP Leaders from Koraput Join BJD

Inspired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s crystal clean image, transparent government and pro-poor programmes, over hundreds of grassroots members of the BJP and Congress from Odisha’s Koraput District today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
Election 2018: Cong Not to Give Ticket to Candidates with Criminal Background

Election 2018: Cong Not to Give Ticket to Candidates with Criminal Background

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating winnability as the sole factor for deciding ticket, PCC President Niranjan Patnaik today clarified that leaders having serious criminal antecedents or convicted in any case and those who were defeated in a huge margin in last election will not be taken into consideration this time.
Kingmaker's Googly Bowlds State BJP

Kingmaker's Googly Bowlds State BJP

Notwithstanding the impact of the recently concluded Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election on the general elections next year, one thing can be easily ascertained that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has once again proved his stature as a game-changer in national politics, despite the fact that the Odisha mass leader has never shown his obsession for a significant role in corridors of power in New De
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