Bijay Chaki

BJD shifts focus to Western Odisha

The exercise to hand over organisational duties to the senior ministers seems to be part of the process to bring in some new faces to the Cabinet from the area. 

20 Jul 2021

COVID: Healthcare out of reach at Nuapada's Odisha

46 people succumbed to the disease in the migration-prone district which has only 1 Covid hospital

19 May 2021

Will Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik spring a surprise to hold Pipili?

The BJD has fielded complete outsiders in some of the constituencies several times in the past and has been successful.

22 Mar 2021

Odisha Budget today; expectations high, but low in resources 

Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari is likely to present the State budget of Rs 1.7 lakh crore for 2021-22 against Rs 1.5 lakh crore in 2020-21

22 Feb 2021

Odisha government likely to reorient priority areas in budget

It also asked the government to target the development of bottom 20 pc blocks as ‘aspirational’ blocks on the lines of aspirational districts being monitored by NITI Aayog.

08 Feb 2021

Parties brace up for Pipili by-poll

Senior leaders of Delang block BJD had recently decided in favour of projecting her as the party candidate for the by-poll.

24 Jan 2021

Cabinet positions get shaky for ‘tainted’ ministers

In the past too, some ministers of the Naveen Patnaik Cabinet had to quit as the Opposition pointed fingers at them for allegedly protecting the accused persons.

08 Jan 2021

Can a bureaucrat change WODC fate?

This is for the first time that a bureaucrat (retired though) would head the council ever since its inception on July 2, 1999.

26 Dec 2020

BJD State Executive  today, all eyes on Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

After BJP’s good show in the recent polls including the local body and rural elections in several states, it can no longer be taken lightly.

20 Dec 2020

Eye on polls, BJD looks to redo its game-plan

However, Naveen is unlikely to attend the meetings and participate through video conference from the Naveen Nivas.

14 Dec 2020

Riding adversity, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik looks to future as he turns 75

From changing the bottomline of poverty through food security and welfare schemes, he has shifted gears in last one decade

16 Oct 2020

Factionalism rears its head in Balasore BJD ahead of bypoll

A meeting held in the Balasore residence of former Government chief whip Anant Das last week is reported to have aggravated the situation.

24 Sep 2020

Ahead of Patkura elections, BJD-BJP bonhomie puts saffron party candidate Bijoy Mahapatra in difficult situation

Even as the date for the polls is likely to be announced soon, the approach of the ruling BJD and BJP to the battle is under question.

08 Sep 2020

COVID-19 fallout: Odisha government may slash MLALAD fund

The government had announced in the 2020-21 annual budget to increase the MLALAD from Rs 1 crore to Rs 3 crore.

09 Aug 2020

Migrant reurnees: Odisha government mum on future plan as other states take leap

Several states including Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have started rehabilitating migrant workers who returned to their states by making arrangements to absorb them.

28 Jul 2020

Get political leadership hands-on in COVID-19 battle: Odisha Opposition

They called for taking the Opposition into confidence so as to ensure combined efforts to deal with the emergent situation more effectively and contain the spread of the deadly virus in the state.

20 Jul 2020

BJD’s political activity signals change in offing

The number of aspirants has swollen ever since talks of a reshuffle started doing the rounds in political circles here.

06 Jul 2020

Odisha to opt for austerity measures in fighting COVID-19

As the enormity of the impact of extended lockdown is started sinking in, payment of salary and pension will become a tough task in the coming months.

29 Jun 2020

With Covid surge unabated, Odisha may continue restrictions in Unlock 2

Odisha Government’s limited Unlock 1 is set to end on June 30 but the rising count of Covid-19 may prompt it to stick to the restrictions well into end of July.

28 Jun 2020

From Fani to Covid-19, a year of Naveen narrative in Odisha 

From Mo Sarkar and 5T to Redevelopment of Heritage Sites; PRI empowerment to Covid hospitals, every move has been a calculated one, every scheme well-thought out. 

29 May 2020

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