New Delhi, Mar 22: For Baijayant Panda the Lok Sabha seat that he would contest from remains constant. Panda had left the BJD in Odisha to join the BJP.
He would contest the election from the Kendrapara seat, which he had won on a BJD ticket in 2014. Panda had vacated the seat before resigning from the BJD. His name was announced in the BJP’s first list of 184 candidates on Thursday.
New Delhi, Aug 14: The win for the NDA in the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman elections was a major victory for the combine and a blow for the opposition. The jubilant scenes in the BJP camp following Harivansh’s victory were quite expected.
Narendra Modi always likes to surprise all and he may just pick Draupadi Murmu as the candidate for the next President of India. Murmu aged 59 is a tribal from Odisha and with the BJP aiming to capture the state, this pick makes sense for the party. Read more
Two civil rights groups working for tribal people in Odisha and Jharkhand are acting as fronts for naxal groups, a report by the Union Home Ministry has said. The two groups were using displacement of local communities as their main plank, the report further stated.
In Odisha, the Biju Janata Dal may have won, but it is the BJP which is smiling the most. The results for the Odisha Zilla Parishad elections held in five phases saw the BJD bagging 473 out of the 846 seats.
The BJP however was the biggest gainer with 297 seats.
New Delhi, Mar 14: Was a cell of the al-Qaeda in the sub-continent (AQIS) operating in the jungles of Jharkhand with the help of naxals? The Delhi police recently bust a module and carried out nation wide arrests stating that a cell of the AQIS was trying to set up shop in India.
There were arrests made in Bengaluru and Odisha and the police had claimed that these clerics had not only brainwashed youth, but were also facilitating terror camps.
New Delhi, Feb 22: There has been a relatively quiet investigation that is being carried out in Odisha after the arrest of suspected SIMI members last week. In the year 2013 five members of the SIMI had broken out of the Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh and remained at large until recently.
While two were killed in an encounter last year, three others were recently arrested at Rourkela in Odisha. This module was being blamed for a series of incidents that took place in the country, but with the probe going deeper, it has been found that they were involved more in robberies rather than acts of terror. Their names have been associated with robberies in Telangana and Madhya Pradesh.