Everything you need to know about Biju Bigha: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Biju Bigha: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday distributed free mobile phones to thousands of farmers here as part of his government's efforts to empower the farming community with latest technology, an official said.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), June 17 (ANI): Students belonging to the Democratic Youth Federation of india took out a demonstration here today, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oomen Chandy.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, rebutting allegations of the Left opposition over a cheating case involving a woman in frequent contact with members of his staff, Monday ruled out his resignation over the matter.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, facing heat over the links of his office staff with a woman arrested in a cheating case, got a further jolt with leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday demanding that he step down and order a judicial probe.
Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is ready to join the Federal Front proposed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu told reporters Thursday.
Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is ready to join the Federal Front proposed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu indicated to reporters Thursday.
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday dubbed Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee's call for a federal front a "joke" and said her asking non-Congress and non-BJP regional parties to form a front for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls would be a damp squib.
Bhubaneswar, June 12 (IANS) Criticising Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for holding a rally in New Delhi against the state's alleged neglect by the central government, the Congress Wednesday questioned his commitment to Odisha's culture.
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Amid talks of a third front in the 2014 polls, nearly 30,000 people from Odisha led by BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gathered at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi Wednesday to protest the centre's apathy towards the state's demand for a special category status.
n a bid to create pressure on center for the demand for special package for the state, Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik has alleged that center has been ignoring the legitimate demands of the state.
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik, who has brought his state's fight for special status to the national capital with a 'Swabhiman rally', today said that over one crore signatures collected by the party in support of this campaign will be submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee with a memorandum.
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik will hold a mega rally in Delhi today over a demand for granting central special status for his state.
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Nearly 30,000 people from Odisha led by BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gathered at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi Wednesday to protest against the centre's apathy towards the state's demand for the special category status.
Bhubaneswar, June 9 (IANS) Leaders across the political spectrum in Odisha called for more transparency in the country's political system at a convention held here Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, June 8 (IANS) Transparency International India (TI) has filed a petition before the Odisha Information Commission praying that Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal be brought under the ambit of the Right to Information Act, an official said Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, June 2 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Sunday said it would hold a rally in New Delhi June 12 to protest the central government's apathy in not according special category status to the state.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Political leaders were hard at debate Wednesday as the UPA-II regime completed four years with the clamour of corruption and charges of misgovernance seeming to drown out claims of achievements. Some opinions from Congress leaders, allies, analysts and the opposition on their assessment of the government and the road ahead:
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Accusing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of systematically covering up the mining scam in Odisha, the Congress party here Sunday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into it.
Jaipur, May 18 (ANI): In a shocking incident, staffers of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) raped two deaf and mute orphaned girls who were undergoing treatment for speech therapy at the orphanage. .
Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Wednesday that it would not ally with Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the 2014 general elections.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Congress Monday appointed Jayadev Jena and Sukhdeo Bhagat as new state unit chiefs of Odisha and Jharkhand, respectively, said a party statement.
Dubai, May 11 (IANS) Malayalam super star Mohanlal was among the list of personalities from the Malayalam film industry to receive awards at the inaugural Indian Movie Awards in Qatar (IMAQ 2013) at a function in Qatar's capital, Doha
New York, May 8 (IANS) "Anumati" directed by Gajendra Ahire has won the Best Feature Film award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) with Vikram Gokhale getting the Best Actor award for his role as a desperate husband.
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) An area commander of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) was arrested in Odisha's Rayagada district Tuesday, police said.
Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) A Biju Janata Dal (BJP) MP has written to Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily demanding the early implementation of the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) project in Odisha, his office said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and several other parties Thursday walked out of the Rajya Sabha after the Finance Bill 2013 was introduced, slamming the government for inefficiency.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday accused the UPA government of being "weak and cowardly" over the incursion of Chinese troops in Ladakh and warned that China "is the biggest enemy" of India but "Pakistan is no threat".
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday accused the UPA government of being "weak and cowardly" over the reported incursion of Chinese troops in Ladakh.
New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has reportedly told a delegation of Odisha Congress members that there has been no discrimination in the allocation of funds to the state from the Central Government.
Bhubaneswar, April 27 (IANS) Well-known Odia film star Anubhav Mohanty Saturday joined Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal, the party said.
It isn't only the Congress's myriad problems that raise questions about the government lasting till 2014. What is no less worrisome for the voters is that the ruling party's opponents are in an equally sorry state.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A group of MPs Friday urged the government to withdraw the "controversial" Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill that was tabled in parliament a few days ago.
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) The 12-hour strike called by the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha Friday against the central government's alleged neglect of the state evoked a mixed response, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, Apr. 26 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said the Biju Janata Dal has called for a peaceful 'hartal' through out the state against the Centre's continuous negligence.
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Monday held a demonstration here to protest against the alleged neglect of the state by the Congress-led central government.
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Saturday called for a 12-hour state wide shutdown on April 26 to protest the alleged central neglect to the state by the Congress-led central government.
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday said that a Third Front before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls was a very healthy option but it was still "early" to explore the idea.
Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) The Congress Thursday demanded a new legislation in Odisha to ensure safety and security to women and claimed that crimes against them were on the rise in the state.
Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) Expelled Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Pyari Mohan Mohapatra Tuesday converted his Odisha Jana Morcha forum into a political party without changing its name.
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) Curfew, clamped in some parts of the Rajasthan capital city two days ago following communal violence, was relaxed for one and a half hours Sunday with police indicating that the situation is gradually returning to normalcy in the area.
Jaipur, April 5 (IANS) Curfew was clamped in some parts of the Rajasthan capital Friday, a day after over 20 people, including a dozen policemen, were injured following a violent clash between two communities, an officer said.
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) The state's main opposition Congress party has registered an impressive win in the elections held for three urban local bodies in Odisha, an official said Friday.
Jaipur, April 4 (IANS) Over 20 people, including a dozen policemen, were injured in this Rajasthan capital following a violent clash between two communities Thursday, officials said.
Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) Rallies, debates, workshops and various educational and cultural programmes were organised across Odisha Monday to celebrate the state's 77th foundation day, officials said.
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said he would prefer the wait and watch approach on moves being made by other political leaders to form a third front in the run-up to the 2014 general elections.
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Odisha unit Sunday appointed former minister Jayanarayan Mishra as its leader of its legislature party.
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Around 700 shanty huts of the poor were destroyed, leaving around 1,500 people homless in a fire that broke out in Maheshtala area's Sholo Bigha slum of South 24 Parganas district Saturday, police said.
Amid the massive oppose by the Lok Sabha members in the changes for Indian Administrative Servies (IAS) examination, the government has decided to put on hold the controversial notification making proficiency in English a requirement for aspirants of the (IAS) examination
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government Friday put on hold a controversial notification making proficiency in English a requirement for aspirants of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) as most Lok Sabha members opposed it.
Aligarh, March 9 (IANS) Rising inequality was India's fastest growing industry,award-winning journalist and rural affairs expert P. Sainath said here Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, March 5 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday remembered its legendary leader and former chief minister Biju Patnaik on his 97th birth anniversary by organizing several programmes and paying him tribute by offering flowers at his statues.
Bhubaneswar, March 5 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday inaugurated a new Rs.145 crore (Rs.1.45 billion) domestic terminal at the Biju Patnaik airport here, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, March 4 (IANS) A new domestic terminal built at a cost of Rs.145 crore at Biju Patnaik airport in Odisha's capital Bhubaneswar would be in use from Tuesday, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, Mar 1 (IANS) The Odisha unit of the Congress party Friday urged the central government to accord a special category status to the state, saying it has been a "long-standing and justified demand".
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday slammed the national budget for 2013-14, saying that it belied the expectations of the common man and bypassed the developmental needs of his state.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) The budget presented by Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal for his ministry Tuesday is disappointing, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) A Biju Janata Dal MP Tuesday submitted three private member's bills in parliament seeking decriminalisation of politics.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) The present condition of Kerala's 116 public sector undertakings (PSUs) is appalling with their investment eroding over the years due to sustained losses, says a report of India's government auditor.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Non-Congress political parties, including the state's ruling Biju Janata Dal and the opposition BJP, Saturday organised separate protests in Odisha against the latest diesel and petrol price hike, police said.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) A game inspired by upcoming Malayalam film "3 Dots" has been launched for people active on digital platforms.
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) Watch out for classics such as "Do Bigha Zameen" and "Awara", a workshop on Dadasaheb Phalke's cinema and an archival exhibit of rare film posters at The Classic Cut -- a two-day fest here, starting Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 6 (IANS) A private member's bill introduced in the last winter session of parliament to seek strict tobacco control measures in India has received support from Odisha's MPs and health experts, a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP said Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar/ Jagatsinghpur/New Delhi, Feb. 4 (ANI): Irate protesters from the Left Front agitated against the Odisha Government on Monday against its drive to remove local tribals from the site of the proposed POSCO steel plant project.
New Delhi, Feb. 4 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Jay Panda on Monday welcomed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2013, saying it is a step forward and it does bring about some improvement.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has filed a contempt petition in the high court against Odisha speaker for not complying with its directions on four legislators who defected to the state's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) last year.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 28 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Monday elected Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik its president for the fifth time in a row.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) The Bajrang Dal has called for a shutdown in Cuttack Thursday to protest the staging of World Cup matches of the Pakistan women's cricket team in the city.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 2 (IANS) Renowned playback singer K.J. Yesudas will be conferred the Pragathy Thrimshathy Puraskar for his contribution in the field of music.
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The issue of international supermarket chain Wal-Mart lobbying in the US to open the way for FDI in retail in India rocked both houses of parliament Tuesday as the opposition across the political divide sought a probe into the matter.
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra said he moved the Supreme Court Monday over his expulsion from the party.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 7 (IANS) The 17th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala got off to a colourful start Friday night.
With the help of BSP, ruling UPA seems all set to win the battle of Rajya Sabha over FDI in today voting like Lok Sabha. The earlier announcement of BSP to support government in spite of protest against FDI has relieved UPA government, as it is likely to win the Rajya Sabha voting.
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Telugu Desam Party Thursday opposed the government's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, saying it will seriously impact a large section of the population working in unorganised retail trade.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The issue of foreign investment in retail was furiously debated in the Lok Sabha Wednesday with the opposition lashing out at the move as the government, confident of its numbers, appealed to all parties to vote in its favour. All the while, focus remained on which way the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) would vote.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Opposing FDI in multi-brand retail, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Wednesday said pushing it will trigger social unrest in the country.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): Reiterating that the UPA Government was confident of its numbers in the Lok Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) motion for debate on FDI in retail under rule 184 would not be passed.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): Asserting that the debate on FDI in retail will expose those who stand for selling of national interest, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged that the floor management in Parliament is done by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and not by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): The Lok Sabha will on Tuesday take up discussion on the issue of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail under rule 184 that entails voting.
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) A photojournalist of a Bengali daily was allegedly assaulted and attacked with a razor by a group of auto-drivers after he intervened when one of them purportedly misbehaved with a woman passenger in neighbouring North 24 Pargnas district Saturday, police said.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) With the Lok Sabha passing the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Bill Friday, the government will give more teeth to the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2002 by including offences that threaten the country's economic security.
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Subordinate legislation should be easy to understand, have limited scope of discretion by the executive and framed without delay and with wider involvement of people, members of parliament (MPs) from different parties said here Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 29 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Thursday said he may campaign for the newly formed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) if right candidates were put up in the election by its founder Arvind Kejriwal.
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The government is waking up to the need of bringing primitive tribal lifestyles to the mainstream with performance?based ethnic cultural fiestas.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 27 (IANS) Posco India, a subsidiary of South Korean steel major Posco Tuesday said it is committed to its steel project in Odisha despite all the obstacles and delay.
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Left parties still adamant on a debate with voting on FDI in multi?brand retail, the ruling UPA Monday said it was sure of its numbers in the Lok Sabha.
Bhubaneshwar, Nov. 26 (ANI): The Communist Party of India- Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) staged a protest against the state government on Monday over the alleged mining scam and demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter.
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Ridiculed by the Left after her party's bid to table a no?confidence motion against the Congress?led UPA government fell flat in the Lok Sabha, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday said the "saviours of the government" stood exposed.
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Arvind Kejriwal team member Yogendra Yadav Thursday dubbed Trinamool Congress's bid to move a no?confidence motion against the Congress?led central government as "small games" of the parties to "put up a show of being different from one another".
New Delhi, Nov.22 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday used social network site Facebook to accuse the Left parties and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of failing to support the no-confidence motion moved by her Trinamool Congress party against the UPA Government.
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Parliament's winter session began on a stormy note Thursday with the row over FDI in trade and reservation for Dalits as well as tribals in promotions crippling the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Ridiculed by the Left after her party's bid to table a no?confidence motion against the union government fell flat in the Lok Sabha, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday said the "saviours of the government" stood exposed.
New Delhi, No. 22 (ANI): Taking on the Trinamool Congress (TMC) over its move to bring a no-confidence motion against the UPA Government, the Congress Party on Thursday described it a joke on democracy.
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Thursday rejected the Trinamool Congress's bid to move a no?confidence motion against the government over its policies, including allowing foreign direct investment in multi?brand retail.
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) With the threat of a no confidence motion looming over parliament's winter session starting Thursday, the ruling UPA's strength stands at 245, less than the majority mark.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) A Biju Janata Dal MP plans to introduce a private members' bill in parliament seeking Australia?like strict tobacco control measures in India.
Bhubaneswar, Nov.16 (ANI): The state executive committee of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) which met here on Friday expelled Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra from the party for anti-party activities.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) Less than six months after suspending him from the party, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday expelled Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for anti?party activities.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Thursday said it would oppose the central government's policy on foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail in the upcoming parliament session.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 7 (IANS) The winter session of the Odisha assembly will begin Nov 27, an official said Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 6 (IANS) Actress Swetha Menon's 40-day-old daughter Sabaina was the cynosure of all eyes at the State Film Awards held here.