The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has extended its support to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee for President, Ram Nath Kovind.
Strongly protesting the arbitrary construction of barrages and dams in upstream Shankh and South Koel rivers, two tributaries of Brahmani river, by Jharkhand Government, senior BJP leader and Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the crisis.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that decision regarding BJD’s support to National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) President candidate Ramnath Kovind would be taken following discussions with senior party leaders.
A total number of 670 successful candidates joined Odisha Civil Services today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today distributed the appointment letters to the successful candidates and asked them to work with compassion.
Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu today flagged off the extension of Khurda Road-Bolagarh Road-Khurda Road Passenger Trains up to Nayagarh today through video conferencing from Rail Bhavan, New Delhi.
Maintaining that the period from June to October is the crucial period of the year from the natural calamities point of view, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed all the line departments to remain alert to meet any eventualities.
Odisha Congress spokesperson Sulochana Das is likely to join the ruling BJD soon.
Kendrapara police arrested two more persons in connection with the egg attack on Union Minister Jual Oram during his visit to Rajkanika in Kendrapara on June 14.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today refuted media reports that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had rang him on Sunday to discuss about the upcoming Presidential election.
Political activities remain high in the State today with three political parties, BJD, Congress and BJP, are holding demonstrations and protest meetings on various issues.