Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File Photo/IANS)

COVID19: Odisha announces lockdown in 5 districts, 8 towns

Bhubaneswar: In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday ordered lockdown of 40 per cent parts of the state including capital city Bhubaneswar for a week. The lockdown will be in force in five districts — Khordha, Cuttack, Ganjam, Kendrapara and Angul as well as eight major towns — […]

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Bitter political rivals Shah, Mamata meet over lunch

Bhubaneswar: Bitter political rivals, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday met for lunch here, courtesy Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. They met for the first time after the passage of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) for the 24th Eastern Zonal Council meeting in Bhubaneswar during the day. […]

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File Photo/IANS)

Odisha CM says will not implement NRC: Muslim delegation

Bhubaneswar: A Muslim delegation on Friday said that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has assured them that the state government will not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The Muslim delegation from Bhadrak, Balasore and Jajpur districts on Friday met the Chief Minister after the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, now a law, […]

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Odisha for a fifth consecutive term on Wednesday (Photo: IANS)

Naveen Patnaik sworn-in as Odisha CM for 5th term

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Odisha for a fifth consecutive term on Wednesday after he was re-elected with a decisive majority in the Assembly elections. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Ganeshi Lal in the presence of thousands of people and […]

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File Photo)

Naveen Patnaik’s journey: Reluctant politician to five-time CM

Bhubaneswar:  Once reluctant to join politics and inherit his father’s mantle, 72-year-old Naveen Patnaik is on his way to form the fifth consecutive government in Odisha — in the process becoming one of the longest-serving chief ministers in the country. His command is still poor over Odia, the mother tongue of the state, but Naveen […]