33 C
Bhubaneswar
Friday, September 22, 2017

Politics

BJD Poll Funding: BJP Moves ED For Probe, HC Defers Hearing to July 31

Bhubaneswar: A delegation  of state unit leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) today lodged a complaint with the)  Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking investigation into dubious poll funding allegations against Chief Minister and ruling BJD supremo Naveen Pattnaik. The BJP had on July 27 lodged complaint in this regard with the Election Commission of India in New Delhi and earlier had complained...

Is Pakistan Celebrating Nitish Victory: Shiv Sena

Mumbai (PTI):  In a dig at the BJP over recent developments in Bihar, the Shiv Sena today said it seemed its ally had "made Pakistan happy" by aligning with Nitish Kumar. The Sena said in an editorial that politics today was "no longer about morals and ideals" and added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah had...

Pratap Deb takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP

New Delhi:Pratap Deb the newly elected Rajya Sabha member from BJD in Odisha,took oath at the chamber of Chairman Hamid Ansari in Parliament today. Rajya Sabha Chairman Ansari administered the oath of office to Deb. The upper house seat from Odisha fell vacant following the resignation of Bishnu Das on 21st March. Pratap was elected to Rajya Sabha uncontested...

Dama Sides With Baijayant,Slams Pinaki

Bhubaneswar: Minister and vice-president of BJD, Damodar Rout slammed Puri MP Pinaki Mishra for his comment about MP Panda in an interview to a national magazine.The senior leader said Pinaki who had quit Congress and joined BJD,should introspect whether it is right to give statements on intra-party issues in a magazine. In an interview to Bharka Dutt, Pinaki had blamed...

Mahatab Questions BJD Support To Kovind

Bhubaneswar(Samaya Bureau): In his editorial 'President Election- Dalit vs Dalit', Bhartruhari Mahatab, senior BJD leader and MP from Cuttack Lok Sabha constituency  has questioned BJD's  support to BJP nominee Ram Nath Kovind for the post of President. , The BJD MP wrote that Naveen Patnaik should have waited till UPA's declaration of its candidate. ''At a time when BJD...

AAP Changes Strategy: To Attack BJP, Not Modi Personally

New Delh (PTI): After multiple poll reverses, the AAP appears to have dropped its strategy of directly attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is now focusing its charge on the BJP as a whole. A change in the tack was effected after the party's policy of constantly targeting the prime minister appeared to have had an adverse impact on its poll...

No Aadhaar Way To Travel to Nepal, Bhutan: Home Ministry

New Delhi, Jun 25 (PTI)  Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians to travel to Nepal and Bhutan, the Union home ministry has said. Indians can travel to Nepal and Bhutan--both countries for which they don't need visas--if they possess a valid national passport or election ID card issued by the Election Commission. Moreover, to ease travel, persons over...

RSS Backed Institute Now To Train Would-Be Politicians

New Delhi(PTI):  Come August, an institute associated with the RSS will start a training course for "well-meaning" would-be politicians of any party. The Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) will offer a nine- month residential course in leadership, politics and governance on its campus located in Uttan in the Thane district of Maharashtra. The course is open to anyone with a bachelor's degree...

Politics of”Aya Rams Gaya Rams” in Odisha.

As the general election of 2019 getting closer, the political parties of Odisha are gearing up to bolster its poll prospects.Though the election is still one and a half year away, yet the political atmosphere is getting charged up as news of desertion of leaders from one party to other makes the headlines. Rumours are doing the rounds in...

Presidential election: Nitish,Naveen in catch-22 situation

As the President election gets closer,more and more interesting developments are keeping the state and national politics busy.Its now inevitable that there will be a contest for the post of the next President of India as both the ruling and opposition have named their candidates, Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar respectively. The ruling NDA with it's allies seems...

Will Meet Nitish, Ask Him Not To Back Kovind: Lalu

New Delhi(PTI):  RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav today said he would meet Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader  Nitish Kumar in a bid to make him change his mind about supporting NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. There was no threat to the coalition government in Bihar, Lalu Yadav said, referring to his party's alliance with Nitish Kumar's JD(U) in...

Presidential Poll: Kovind Vrs Meira or Dalit Vrs Dalit

New Delhi(Samaya Bureau): The political parties opposed to the NDA government at the Centre today  announced it will field former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar against the NDA’s nominee Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election to take place on July17. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had invited several leaders of the political parties to take a final decision on the election-whether...

Rajiv Gandhi assassin seeks’Mercy Killing’

'' As there is no scope for release, there is no use living", Robert Payas said,adding that the long prison term has not only punished him but also his family. With his family not visiting him, he said he doesn't want to live anymore and wants a mercy killing and hand over the body to his family. On the 27th...

Sulochana joins BJD, Dama trolls

After resigning from Congress yesterday, Sulochana party spokesman and general secretary joined the BJD officially in the presence of BJD supremo and Chief Minister Nabin Patnaik at Naveen Nivas today. Pratap Deb, the newly elected Rajya Sabha MP,who was instrumental of her joining was present. Soon after her joining senior minister Dama Rout made sarcastic comments of her joining the...