Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik asks Party Leaders to touchbase Viallages through ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Bikash’

In a bid to counter the aggressive campaign of the BJP to spread its organisational reach in Odisha, chief minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today announced a new programme, ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Bikash’ asking the party leaders to meet the common man at the village level. As per the new programme to be launched […]


Holi celebration brings cheers to over 8 lakh government employees, CM approves 7th Pay commission recommendations for PSUs

Odisha government has announced it will implement recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for PSU employees in the state with effect from January 1, 2016.Bringing Holi cheers to over eight lakh state government employees and pensioners, the Odisha government has announced it will implement recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for PSU employees. The decision […]

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Nirav Modi may spell the doom for India’s second largest Public Sector Bank Punjab National Bank, loots $1.77 billion fraud!

State Bank of India (SBI) has an exposure of $212 million linked to the fraud perpetrated at Punjab National Bank (PNB), SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar said, adding that the exposure was mainly to PNB and that he did not see any liabilities accruing to SBI as a consequence of the fraud. “We do not have […]


VK Pandian’s house attacked. BJP, BJD & Rebel leaders remain active in social media!

Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday morning indulged in vandalism at the official residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s Private Secretary IAS officer V Kathikeyan Pandian here that evoked denouncement from all quarters. The BJP activists’ act was universally condemned as they, in a first-of-its-kind incident, made a bureaucrat their target for […]


Odisha is best state compared to others says Naveen Patnaik on the occasion of 69th Republic Day

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, after hoisting the national flag at the Barabati stadium here today on the occasion of 69th Republic Day, said that Odisha is currently on a par with other developed states of India. “Odisha has developed significantly in the field of economy, health, education, industries and infrastructure. Odisha is now on a par with other […]


Baijayant Panda Suspension, attack, counter attack, office of profit & BJP’s wait & watch move!

Outrage and then the suspension of Baijayant Panda, and what an inopportune time for the regime here, plus Kunduli rape victim, who killed herself, the issue sticking its neck out nearly triggering a political blitzkrieg, a situation where Naveen Patnaik is today perhaps, the most unenviable chief minister. Panda`s suspension from the BJD was very […]


Baijayant Panda finally shown the door after fingering at powerful V Karthikeyan Pandian

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has suspended its MP Baijayant Panda from the primary membership of the party – a culmination of tussle between Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik and the lawmaker from Kendrapara, which was for long the seat of Naveen’s father Biju Patnaik. Minister and party vice president Surya Patro announced the suspension of […]


e-NAM benefits need to be utilized by odisha farmers

Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Secretary Shovan Kumar Pattnayak has urged the Odisha Government to bolster the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) programme on a priority basis to help farmers in the State get remunerative prices for their produces. Dr Pattnayak, who recently visited the State and discussed the issue with the officials, extended all-out support […]


Paddy seeds by farmers need to be Scientific

Unscientific use of single variety of paddy seeds by farmers for more than a decade is the key reason behind the large-scale destruction of standing crops by pests like brown planthopper in Odisha, the All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) has said. The organisation came to the conclusion after conducting its own ground-level study. Through […]