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Will quit politics if BJD loses Bijepur by-poll said Pradeep Maharathy

Pradeep Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy today asserted that his party will definitely win the by-election to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Bargarh district, failing which he would quit politics. “BJD will definitely win the Bijepur by-poll. I will quit politics if loses,” the confident Minister said while speaking to the reporters […]

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Naveen seeks single Railway zone for entire Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged the Centre to consider expansion of the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to cover all parts of Odisha under one zone. The Chief Minister also demanded three new railway divisions at Rourkela, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road and Rayagada under the ECoR to help the railways improve delivery of […]

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Defence Ministry allows purchase of 7.40 lakh assault rifles, 5,719 sniper rifles for Indian forces

New Delhi: In a major decision, the defence ministry today approved capital acquisition proposals worth Rs 15,935 crore which included purchase of 7.40 lakh assault rifles, 5,719 sniper rifles and light machine guns to bolster the strength of the armed forces. The long-pending proposals were cleared at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), […]

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BJP activists attack Pandian’s residence, 5 arrested

Bhubaneswar : Over 20 activists of the BJP today barged into the official residence of V Karthikeyan Pandian, the private secretary to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, and ransacked flower pots and vehicles here. According to reports, the saffron party workers waving party flag stormed into Pandian’s residence and ransacked flower pots, damaged the vehicles […]

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Renowned litterateur, Padma Shri nominee Chandrasekhar Rath no more

Bhubaneswar: Noted litterateur and Padma Shri recipient Chandrasekhar Rath passed away today at a private hospital here. He was 89 years old. He breathed his last in the hospital today while undergoing treatment as he was suffering from prolonged illness. Earlier, BP Acharya, special chief secretary to the government, who was a student of Rath, […]

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BJD candidate Rita Sahu files nomination for Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar : BJD kicked off a grand road show with its star campaigners on the streets of Bijepur as the party’s candidate Rita Sahu filed her nomination papers for the Bijepur bypoll scheduled to be held on February 24. While BJD’s Rita Sahu filed her nomination today and BJP candidate Ashok Panigrahi had filed his […]

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