June 17, 2024 06:25 (IST)
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After heated campaigns, PM Modi shares pleasantries with Naveen Patnaik at Odisha oath ceremony

Bhubaneswar/IBNS:  A rare acrimony between former allies Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) witnessed during the Lok Sabha and Odisha Assembly elections seemed to diminish on Wednesday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former chief minister Naveen Patnaik exchanged pleasantries during CM Mohan Charan Majhi's swearing-in ceremony.

BJP picks four-time MLA and tribal leader Mohan Charan Manjhi to be Odisha's chief minister

Bhubaneshwar/IBNS: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has picked a relatively unknown face, a four-time MLA and the party's tribal leader Mohan Charan Manjhi, as the new Chief Minister of Odisha.

Naveen Patnaik aide VK Pandian quits active politics after BJD loss, says 'I am sorry..'

Bhubaneswar/IBNS: VK Pandian, the close aide of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and a bureaucrat turned politician, on Sunday said he is quitting active politics after the Biju Janata Dal’s loss in the Assembly elections paving the way for a BJP government in the state.

'Not my successor': Outgoing Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik clarifies VK Pandian's role in BJD

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi/IBNS: Outgoing Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, in his first reaction after losing the Odisha assembly polls, on Saturday defended his close aide VK Pandian, saying that the bureaucrat-turned-politician was not his successor in the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

Naveen Patnaik tenders resignation after BJP registers victory in Odisha Assembly polls

East Indian state Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who ruled the region for 24 years, on Wednesday (June 5, 2024) submitted his resignation to Odisha governor Raghubar Das in Bhubaneswar.

BJP set to uproot 24-year-old Naveen Patnaik rule in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/IBNS: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to form a government for the first time in Odisha putting an end to the Naveen Patnaik regime running for the last 24 years.

Sambit Patra triggers row calling Lord Jagannath 'Modi bhakt', later clarifies as 'slip of tongue'

New Delhi/IBNS: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sambit Patra landed in a controversy Monday over a comment that hugely offended Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

BJD govt in Odisha to expire on June 4, says Modi; Naveen Patnaik jibes

Bhubaneswar/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a rare scathing attack on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who runs the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), claiming the existing government will "expire" the next month as the state goes to vote.

Veteran BJP leader Bijaya Mohapatra's son Arabinda Mohapatra joins Naveen Patnaik's BJD in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/UNI: In a significant political development in Odisha, veteran BJP leader and former Minister Bijaya Mohapatra’s son Arabinda Mohapatra on Thursday joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates reviews programmes in Maa Mangala Basti in Bhubaneswar

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday reviewed various programmes undertaken in Maa Mangala Basti Odisha's capital city Bhubaneshwar in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Naveen Patnaik tops list of most popular CM in India, Yogi Aditynath ranks second

New Delhi/IBNS: Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has topped the list of most popular chief ministers in India with a remarkable rating of 52.7 percent, according to a recent survey aimed at gauging the acceptability of the leaders. 

Odisha: Naveen Patnaik asks partymen to counter Opposition's 'misinformation campaign'

Bhubaneswar/UNI: Biju Janata Dal Supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked party workers to counter the opposition's misinformation campaign against BJD.

A day after quitting, Naveen Patnaik's ex-secy gets new role in Odisha government

Bhubaneswar/UNI: A day after V K Pandian, Secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, took Voluntary Retirement from Service (VRS), he was appointed the Chairman 5T (Transformational Initiative) and Nabin Odisha with the rank of a Cabinet Minister on Tuesday.

In huge setback for AAP, Naveen Patnaik's BJP pledges support to Centre on Delhi services bill

New Delhi/IBNS: In a setback for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal's has pledged support to the Centre over the Delhi services bill.

Former UK PM Tony Blair meets CM Naveen Patnaik, discusses economic development of Odisha

Former UK PM Tony Blair on Wednesday met Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and discussed the issue of economic development and growth of the East Indian state.