[

biju janata dal

]
Odisha Assembly(File photo)

WATCH: Ruckus in Odisha assembly, politicians spar over MLA's 'suicide attempt'

Written by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 12:06 PM IST
BJP MLA Subash Panigrahi had tried to take his life by consuming sanitiser in the House while protesting against the state government's alleged apathy towards farmers who are reportedly not being able to sell their paddy in mandis across the state.
File photo of Aparajita Sarangi. (Photo @AprajitaSarangi)
File photo of Aparajita Sarangi. (Photo @AprajitaSarangi)

MHA gets complaint against BJP lawmaker for ‘violating’ Covid guidelines

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 08:49 PM IST
Citing videos of Aparajita Sarangi’s birthday celebration with her supporters, Odisha’s minister of state for home Dibya Shankar Mishra alleged that the MP had violated Covid guidelines as she was surrounded by hundreds of women without masks.
Dilip Ray was the Union minister of state for coal in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1999.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Dilip Ray was the Union minister of state for coal in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1999.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Former Union Minister Dilip Ray convicted in 1999 Jharkhand coal scam

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 03:15 PM IST
The sentencing in the case has been set for October 14.
Pradeep Maharathy.(Sourced)
Pradeep Maharathy.(Sourced)

Former Odisha minister Pradeep Maharathy dies of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 11:31 AM IST
At least 47 MLAs of the 147-member Odisha assembly, including deputy Speaker Rajanikanta Singh and several ministers, have tested positive for Covid-19
While Khurda, Cuttack and Puri continue to be hot spots accounting for more than 30 per cent of total daily count, the infection is spreading fast in coastal, central and western Odisha districts of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Angul and Kendrapara.(REUTERS)
While Khurda, Cuttack and Puri continue to be hot spots accounting for more than 30 per cent of total daily count, the infection is spreading fast in coastal, central and western Odisha districts of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Angul and Kendrapara.(REUTERS)

BJD to launch month-long coronavirus awareness drive from October 2

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 11:10 PM IST
In a letter to state-level office bearers and organisational heads, party president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik noted that the pandemic has brought the state to a peculiar situation but urged party members to work to battle the pandemic in their constituencies.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the BJD will be fighting for implementation of MS Swaminathan committee recommendation on Minimum Support Price of foodgrains(PTI)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the BJD will be fighting for implementation of MS Swaminathan committee recommendation on Minimum Support Price of foodgrains(PTI)

As protests by farmers grow, BJD to form panel to study new farm laws

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 08:12 AM IST
The Biju Janata Dal surprised many when it opposed the two farm bills -- the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Felicitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 -- in the Rajya Sabha.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Bhubaneswar is 20,855 of which 3,576 are active at present.(Reuters)
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Bhubaneswar is 20,855 of which 3,576 are active at present.(Reuters)

Ahead of monsoon session of Odisha Assembly, 136 test positive for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 09:40 PM IST
A total of 757 people, including 20 MLAs, their PSO and drivers, Assembly staff and some journalists, had undergone RT-PCR test on the premises of Odisha Assembly on Saturday of which 136 tested positive.
File photo: Odisha chief minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik.(PTI)
File photo: Odisha chief minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik.(PTI)

‘Half-hearted’: Despite BJD’s opposition to twin farm bills, Odisha farmer leaders aren’t impressed

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 08:48 AM IST
The BJD on Sunday had opposed the bills, alleging that it had little provision for small and marginal farmers as well as sharecroppers.
Members of Parliament sitting in the social distance during the Monsoon Session in Rajya Sabha, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Members of Parliament sitting in the social distance during the Monsoon Session in Rajya Sabha, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Bills to reduce salary, allowances of MPs, Ministers by 30% passed in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:10 PM IST
While MPs from Congress, Biju Janata Dal (BJD), and other parties wholeheartedly supported the bill, they asked the Centre to restore the MPLADS Funds at the earliest.
Mohanty and Priyadarshini, both leading actors of Odia film industry got married in 2014.
Mohanty and Priyadarshini, both leading actors of Odia film industry got married in 2014.

BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty accused of torturing his wife, files divorce petition alleging cruelty

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 10:16 PM IST
In her petition filed before the court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate of Cuttack, under section 12 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, Priyadarshini alleged that her MP husband used to hit her after getting drunk.
Biju Janata Dal deputy chief whip in Lok Sabha Anubhav Mohanty and Varsha Priyadarshini were married in 2014.(Facebook)
Biju Janata Dal deputy chief whip in Lok Sabha Anubhav Mohanty and Varsha Priyadarshini were married in 2014.(Facebook)

Wife accuses BJD MP of mental and physical torture, takes him to court

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 08:56 AM IST
In her petition filed in the court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate of CuttackVarsha Priyadarshini alleged that her MP husband Anubhav Mohanty used to hit her after getting drunk.
The Odisha government on Friday approved the establishment of new Covid-19 hospitals and additional facility in the district of Cuttack, Koraput and Khurda as the infection surged in those areas. Odisha has so far reported 1,16,678 cases of which close to 26,000 are now in various hospitals. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
The Odisha government on Friday approved the establishment of new Covid-19 hospitals and additional facility in the district of Cuttack, Koraput and Khurda as the infection surged in those areas. Odisha has so far reported 1,16,678 cases of which close to 26,000 are now in various hospitals. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

In Odisha, another MLA tests positive for Covid-19.He is the 22nd lawmaker to get infected

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 11:51 PM IST
On Friday, BJD MP from Nabarangpur, Ramesh Majhi too tested positive for Covid-19 and requested everyone who came in contact with him to get themselves tested. Majhi is the 4th MP from Odisha to have tested positive for Covid-19.
According to two members of the panel, the social security fund or the unemployment fund can be created with contribution from employers and employees, through donations and even using CSR funds.(PTI)
According to two members of the panel, the social security fund or the unemployment fund can be created with contribution from employers and employees, through donations and even using CSR funds.(PTI)

House panel seeks inclusion of migrants in social security code

Hindustan Times | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 08:24 AM IST
The panel has also sought an expansion in the definition of migrant workers, adding that the proposed social security fund must cover all workers who are not covered under provident fund or Employees’ State Insurance.
The Regional Transport Office was closed by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation after four Covid-19 positive cases were found there.(Twitter/@bmcbbsr)
The Regional Transport Office was closed by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation after four Covid-19 positive cases were found there.(Twitter/@bmcbbsr)

Another Odisha MLA tests positive for Covid-19, state’s tally crosses 10,000-mark

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 08:34 AM IST
In hard-hit Ganjam district, where 2,621 cases of Covid-19 have been reported so far, official said all the urban areas will be shut down between July 9 and July 13.
File photo: Labourers queueing for a temperature check.(AFP)
File photo: Labourers queueing for a temperature check.(AFP)

Odisha Congress alleges Rs 300 crore scam in purchase of safety kits for labourers

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 08:38 AM IST
It was alleged that goggles, available at Rs 12 per piece in market, were purchased at Rs 60 per unit while safety shoes were bought at Rs. 413 per pair against the market price of Rs 185.
The BJP’s announcement came a day after Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik announced that none of his 9 party MLAs would take part in the RS polls bringing down the effective number of valid votes to 138 from 147.(HT PHOTO.)
The BJP’s announcement came a day after Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik announced that none of his 9 party MLAs would take part in the RS polls bringing down the effective number of valid votes to 138 from 147.(HT PHOTO.)

BJP will not contest Rajya Sabha polls in Odisha due to lack of MLAs

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 12:52 AM IST
Elections to 3 Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha will fall vacant next month. One seat is already vacant since last year. Elections to the 4 seats would be held on March 26.
The Rajya Sabha election is scheduled for March 26.(PTI Photo)
The Rajya Sabha election is scheduled for March 26.(PTI Photo)

Rajya Sabha election: BJP hopeful of increasing its tally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 11:59 AM IST
The BJP managed to pass several crucial bills in the Rajya Sabha despite not being the single largest party in the House.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has announced party candidates for all four RS seats.(HT Photo)
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has announced party candidates for all four RS seats.(HT Photo)

BJD may corner all Odisha RS seats after Congress says it won’t vote

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced four party candidates on Saturday including a trade union leader, a Muslim leader and an OBC woman for all the RS seats from the State going to polls this month.
Employees at AIIMS Bhubaneswar were asked to write at least 30 per cent of their notes and drafts in Hindi, write at least 55 per cent of all correspondence in Hindi and fill up all bi-lingual forms used in offices in Hindi. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
Employees at AIIMS Bhubaneswar were asked to write at least 30 per cent of their notes and drafts in Hindi, write at least 55 per cent of all correspondence in Hindi and fill up all bi-lingual forms used in offices in Hindi. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)

BJD to protest against AIIMS Bhubaneswar directive of using Hindi

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 09:51 PM IST
AIIMS Bhubaneswar on Thursday had brought out a notice asking all its employees to sign in Hindi as well as write names and subjects in all files in Hindi language.
Berhampur SP Pinak Mishra said the BJD leader had come to his office to seek the release of her son.(FILEPHOTO.)
Berhampur SP Pinak Mishra said the BJD leader had come to his office to seek the release of her son.(FILEPHOTO.)

BJD leader immolates herself in protest against arrest of her son in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Meenakshi Mishra, an active member of BJD in Berhampur, immolated herself soon after she had gone to Berhampur SP’s office demanding the release of her son Raja Mishra who was arrested over thrashing a boy with a cricket bat.
In his complaint before the Kendrapara Sadar police station, Swain alleged that he so far received around Rs 21 lakh in cash and online transfers leaving dues of Rs 11.45 lakh.(GETTY IMAGES.)
In his complaint before the Kendrapara Sadar police station, Swain alleged that he so far received around Rs 21 lakh in cash and online transfers leaving dues of Rs 11.45 lakh.(GETTY IMAGES.)

BJD MP booked over non-payment of dues to printing press owner

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 01:06 AM IST
Smruti Ranjan Swain, who owns a printing press called Baladevjew Ad Media in Kendrapara, had printed campaign material of the film actor-turned-MP in 2019 polls worth Rs 32.56 lakh.
Some BJD leaders believe it is only a matter of time before Patnaik names Pandian his successor.(PTI Photo)
Some BJD leaders believe it is only a matter of time before Patnaik names Pandian his successor.(PTI Photo)

Naveen Patnaik triggers succession talks on BJD’s 23rd anniversary

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Patnaik’s statement to partymen celebrating BJD’s 23rd Foundation Day has led to speculation on who would be Naveen’s successor.
President Ramnath Kovind met his old friend Birabhadra Singh after 13 years in Odisha.(HT PHOTO.)
President Ramnath Kovind met his old friend Birabhadra Singh after 13 years in Odisha.(HT PHOTO.)

President Kovind meets an old Odisha friend after 13 years

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Birabhadra Singh, former tribal MLA of Janata Dal and ex-Rajya Sabha MP of Biju Janata Dal, and contemporary of Kovind in Rajya Sabha between 2000 and 2006, wanted to meet the President who had come to Odisha to attend the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Utkal University.
Police said Pramod KumarSahu was sent to jail after his bail application was rejected by a court in Kendrapara.(HT photo)
Police said Pramod KumarSahu was sent to jail after his bail application was rejected by a court in Kendrapara.(HT photo)

Senior BJD leader arrested for sexual harassment, party says not a member

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 11:13 PM IST
On April 30 this year, the woman employee of the Kendrapara Credit Co-operative Society had lodged a case with local police that Pramod Kumar Sahu was forcing her to have a physical relationship with him and even threatened to kill her if she did not comply with his demands.
The seat was vacated by chief minister Naveen Patnaik, who retained Hinjili the other seat he had won in the assembly elections in May this year.(PTI Photo)
The seat was vacated by chief minister Naveen Patnaik, who retained Hinjili the other seat he had won in the assembly elections in May this year.(PTI Photo)

Assembly by-polls 2019: BJD all set to retain Bijepur seat with record margin

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 01:27 PM IST
At the end of 16th round, Sahu had bagged 120984 votes while the BJP’s Gadtia got 33611 votes and Congress’ Dilip Panda 5047 votes.
The ruling party jumped to defend Naveen Patnaik government’s demolition drive around the Jagannath temple on Friday(ANI Photo)
The ruling party jumped to defend Naveen Patnaik government’s demolition drive around the Jagannath temple on Friday(ANI Photo)

Citing Akshardham attack of 2002, Biju Janata Dal defends demolition around Jagannath temple

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 08:34 AM IST
The BJD has hailed the demolition drive that generated political heat as a ‘bold and laudable’ move for the purpose of crafting better security infrastructure around the Jagannath temple
Biju Janata Dal leader Pinaki Misra is a member of Parliament from Puri in Odisha
Biju Janata Dal leader Pinaki Misra is a member of Parliament from Puri in Odisha

Pinaki Misra

PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2019 07:32 PM IST
Biju Janata Dal leader Pinaki Misra is a member of Parliament from Puri in Odisha
Patnaik said that the budget has fulfilled two of the major poll promises — one to expand the Kalia scheme to include all eligible farmers, landless labourers, and the second to provide up to ₹1 million health cover to women.((Shutterstock photo))
Patnaik said that the budget has fulfilled two of the major poll promises — one to expand the Kalia scheme to include all eligible farmers, landless labourers, and the second to provide up to ₹1 million health cover to women.((Shutterstock photo))

Odisha to give 10L health cover to women

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 11:06 PM IST
The Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government on Friday presented what it called was a pro-women, pro-farmer and a growth-oriented budget of 1.39 trillion for the year 2019-20.
Indian Muslim women rest inside Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi.(AP file photo)
Indian Muslim women rest inside Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi.(AP file photo)

NDA makes a point with triple talaq bill in House

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2019 12:04 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party, which leads the NDA, has 75 MPs in the current Rajya Sabha of 236 members, and needs the support of at least 44 more MPs to get the bill passed.
The convention of the Lok Sabha for the past many years has been that while the ruling side appoints their own MP as the Speaker, it offers the deputy Speaker’s role to the Opposition camp.(HT Photo)
The convention of the Lok Sabha for the past many years has been that while the ruling side appoints their own MP as the Speaker, it offers the deputy Speaker’s role to the Opposition camp.(HT Photo)

Naveen Patnaik in Delhi, all eyes on deputy Speaker nominee for Lok Sabha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 07:44 AM IST
A BJD leader said Patnaik is scheduled to meet Modi on June 10. “It would be a courtesy call. Patnaik may raise some issues related to Odisha.
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved