BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty (File Photo/IANS)

FIR against BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty for abusing woman scribe

Bhubaneswar:  A woman journalist on Friday filed a complaint against Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly misbehaving and assaulting her. In her complaint filed at Purighat Police Station in Cuttack, the woman alleged that the actor-turned-politician misbehaved with her when she had gone to his residence on June 12 to report that […]

Saroj Kumar Meher (File Photo/Facebook)

BJD MLA forces engineer do sit-ups for poor road work

Bhubaneswar:  Newly-elected Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator from Patnagarh in Odisha has courted controversy by forcing a government official to do sit-ups as punishment for alleged poor quality of road construction in his constituency. A video clip of Saroj Kumar Meher forcing a junior engineer of the Public Works Department (PWD) of Belpada block to […]

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (Photo: IANS)

81 crorepatis in fray for 2nd phase polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 81 candidates contesting for the second phase of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha are crorepatis, with Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik topping the list, said a report on Monday. According to the Odisha Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report, out of […]

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (Photo: IANS)

BJD names candidates for 9 LS, 36 Assembly seats

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Wednesday, announced candidates for nine Lok Sabha and 36 Assembly seats in the state. These seats will go to polls in the third and fourth phases on April 23 and 29. Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik has been fielded […]