Bijoy Pradhan

We have a pradhan sevak; not boss at Delhi, says JP Nadda 

In a stinging attack on the BJD government, Nadda said corruption has spread to every sphere of the State administration and ministers with murder charges are given protection.

01 Oct 2022

Nadda  pans ‘brother-sister’ party Congress, seeks BJD defeat

BJP chief says fight is against “family-owned” parties; Alleges ruling BJD  government in Odisha is corrupt and inefficient

30 Sep 2022

Urea sells at double price, Odisha govt turns a blind eye

Expressing his anguish over black-marketing of urea, Samarendra Singh of Gop block of Puri district said the callousness of the government to farmers plight is pathetic.

23 Sep 2022

Headless OERC to fill up key posts lying vacant for years

All the posts are vital in view of complexities involved in tariff determination and adjudication of matters relating to the power sector. 

19 Sep 2022

OERC declares Gridco’s Nov 2021 notice to Vedanta valid

Aggrieved by the OERC order and refusal of Vedanta to supply power to the State, Gridco moved the Orissa High Court which directed  the State PSU to seek remedy from the commission.

18 Sep 2022

BJP needs to reinvent ways to counter BJD in Odisha: Muralidhar

Senior leader admits election is an art and CM Naveen Patnaik has mastered it really well

15 Sep 2022

BJP is a divided house without official stand on Koshal issue in Odisha

Leader of Oppn blames BJD for the regional imbalance between coastal and western districts

09 Sep 2022

Odisha babus on Holland jaunt, while real farmer beneficiaries suffer

However, attempts to contact the Minister and Principal Secretary of Agriculture department to get their responses proved futile.

07 Sep 2022

‘Establishment’ hits back at NSCT member in Odisha

The Commission had drawn the attention of the district and State administration.

22 Aug 2022

Could better coordination have avoided flood fury in Odisha? 

Odisha is yet to take up the issue of managing floodwater with Chhattisgarh

19 Aug 2022

BJP sees revival hope in Bansal appointment

Bansal’s additional assignment as Odisha Pravari is significant in the wake of Amit Shah’s govt formation claim

11 Aug 2022

Odisha farmers allege traders of creating artificial urea scarcity

While the price of urea is fixed at Rs 266.50 per 45 kg bag remained unchanged in the last three years, the same is being sold at Rs 300-500 per bag.

08 Aug 2022

Prasanta Jagdev has a helping hand:  The Bahubali MLA has been charged with serious offences 

The charges against Jagdev were so serious that he failed to get a bail from the JMFC court Banapur, additional district and sessions court, Khurda and even Orissa High Court.

07 Aug 2022

7 SPSEs in red, Gridco has highest negative net worth of Rs 4,135 crore

The State government has paid up capital of Rs 576.71 crore to Gridco and the closing balance of guarantee by the end of the 2019-20 was Rs 4,913.5 crore.

03 Aug 2022

Gridco uncertain over discoms loan recovery

After the initial power sector reforms, the state-owned Grid Corporation (Gridco) had taken a loan of Rs 471.27 crore from the World Bank for infrastructure development in the power sector.

01 Aug 2022