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    Asian Games 2018: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces additional Rs 1.5 crore reward for Dutee Chand

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced an additional cash reward of Rs 1.5 crore for sprinter Dutee Chand for winning a silver medal in 200 meters race at 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. The Chief Minister also announced all support to her for the prepartion of Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Earlier, Naveen had announced Rs 1.5 crore for Dutee Chand when she won a silver medal in 100 meter event at the Asian

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    CM Naveen Patnaik orders ban on plastic ban in Odisha from October 2

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced a ban on the use of plastic in the state from October 2, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. In the first phase, plastic will be banned in six places — the pilgrim city of Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela.

  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik orders judicial probe into missing Ratna Bhandar keys

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday ordered a judicial probe into the circumstances leading to non-availability of the keys of Ratna Bhandar (treasury) of Jagannath temple in Puri. The inquiry will be conducted by a retired judge of the Orissa High Court and be completed within three months, said a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office.

  • Suspended Odisha MP Baijayant Panda quits BJD

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lok Sabha MP Baijayant Panda, who was suspended from the primary membership of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in January, quit the party today. In his three-page-long resignation letter to BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Panda said he was “hurt and unhappy” over the fact that members of the ruling party did not attend the funeral of his industrialist father Bansidhar Panda, seven days ago.

  • Where does the Opposition go from here?

    Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is the only mass leader left in the Congress currently, but he has never shown any inclination to come to the centre. Nor has Naveen Patnaik. Neither Sharad Pawar nor Mamata Bannerjee are likely to be acceptable to the mother party, while Mayawati will find it difficult to garner the SP’s support. The only universally acceptable face, Nitish Kumar, bowed out last year.

  • Panda, Pradhan slam CMO as they have no issue, says Naveen Patnaik

    Bhubaneswar: A day after a BJD MP and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan attacked an officer of the Odisha chief minister’s office, BJD president and CM Naveen Patnaik hit back saying they do not have any other issues. BJD’s Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda yesterday alleged that an officer has been interfering in the ruling party’s affairs and he was seconded by Pradhan, a senior BJP leader.

  • Odisha minister Damodar Rout sacked for casteist remarks

    Bhubaneswar : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday removed Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout from his ministry in the wake of his “derogatory” remarks against the Brahmin community.

  • PM’s statement triggers protest in Odisha Assembly

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly today witnessed a protest against Narendra Modi’s alleged “anti-Odisha” remark with Congress questioning Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s silence on the issue and ruling BJD demanding an apology from the Prime Minister.

  • Modi govt has turned people into beggars: Mamata

    Kolkata : Accusing the Modi government of turning the people of the country into beggars by the demonetisation move, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday on the issue irrespective of whether other parties join her or not.

  • Head rolls: Odisha health minister quits

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak resigned on Friday in the wake of death of 23 people in a hospital fire tragedy, while opposition parties asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to follow suit on moral grounds.

  • Sordid tale of heirs and heirs apparent

    Probably the most frightful job in the world at the moment (other than writing Donald Trump’s speeches), is being Amma’s doctor. For a tense two weeks, while the rest of the country seethed over Pakistan’s iniquities, AIADMK supporters picketed Apollo Hospital in Chennai, where chief minister J Jayalalithaa is fighting unspecified ailments.