Thursday, June 29, 2017
:: Several senior BJD leaders likely to cross vote during Presidential poll, claims OPCC chief Prasad Harichandan :: Traditional fervor, gaiety marks Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations across State :: Ponzi tainted BJD leaders funding BJP’s Statewide programmes, alleges Kharabela Swain :: Trinity’s chariots reach Saradha Bali near Gundicha Temple
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BJP overkill
What have medicine and politics in common? Pretty much. Just as drug over dosage has a severe side effect, so also political overindulgence. This is broadly applicable to the Odisha unit of BJP. Call it over-enthusiasm or overconfidence, the state BJP leaders appear to be losing the benefits accrued from the recent Panchayat elections.
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Several senior BJD leaders to cross vote during Prez poll: PCC chief
Several senior BJD leaders are likely to resort to cross voting in the President election next month in favour of united opposition nominee Meira Kumar as they are not happy with the party’s choice for candidate, claimed Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Prasad Harichandan here today.
Speak to CM over Prez candidate support: Dama to Mahtab
State Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Minister Damodar Rout today said senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Bhartruhari Mahatab should directly speak to the party Supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik if he is unhappy over support to NDA’s Presidential candidate.
Trinity’s chariots reach Saradha Bali near Gundicha Temple
Despite rain and cloudy sky, thousands of devotees today pulled the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra till their destinations at Gundicha temple, about three km from the main temple here.
Took daughter on to chariot with Maheswar’s permission: Damodar Mahasuar
The intransigent servitor Damodar Mahasuar who courted controversy during Niladri Bije ritual of Nabakalebar festival by taking his daughter on to one of the three chariots openly defying High Court order has stated that he did so after obtaining permission from local MLA Maheswar Mohanty, who is now the Revenue Minister of Odisha.
Dama slams Pinaki for criticizing Jay in magazine interview
State Fisheries and Animal Resource Development Minister and senior BJD leader Damodar Rout today slammed Puri MP Pinaki Mishra for criticising Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda in an interview.
Ponzi tainted BJD leaders funding BJP’s Statewide programmes, alleges Swain
Former BJP MP and regional political party Utkal Bharat’s chief Aira Mahameghavahana Kharavela Swain today alleged that chit fund tainted leaders of ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) are funding the political programmes of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) across the State.
Traditional fervor, gaiety marks Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations across State
Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety across the State today.
Thai dancers, Odissi artistes to perform at inaugural ceremony of AAC
Residents of the State capital will be treated to performances of Thai dancers, Odissi artistes and Bollywood celebs along with fireworks at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship inaugural ceremony on July 6.
Embassy swings into action over trapped Odia labourers in Saudi
After the plight of as many as 12 Odia labourers trapped in Saudi Arabia and struggling to return home was highlighted by a local news channel on June 24, the Indian Embassy in Riyadh and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik again took to Twitter showing their alertness on the issue.
Team formed to hunt mysterious sheep killer in Niali
State government today sought a report from Chief District Veterinary Officer (CDVO) of Cuttack on the killing of a large number of sheep under mysterious circumstances in Niali area.

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