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.
Security has been stepped up following intelligence inputs suggesting the movement of naxals in the tri-junction area of Angul, Nayagarh and Cuttack rural district.
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.
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, Dec 18: Three persons suspected to be linked to the al-Qaeda were arrested by the Delhi and Odisha police over the past week. While investigators claim that they were planning on carrying out attacks in Delhi, it was also said that they were trying to establish six modules in different parts of the country.
What makes this case interesting, if the Delhi police are able to ascertain that they were indeed al-Qaeda operatives is that two of the arrested persons are from Uttar Pradesh while the other was picked up in Cuttack, Odisha.