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Nabin Parnaik is the Chief Minister of the state of Orissa in India. He is the son of ex-chief minister of the state late Biju Patnaik. He has been elected as the chief minister in the year 2000 following his father's death and his late entry in the political scene. With the support of the Bharatiya Janta Party or BJP and being one of the key members in the National Democratic Alliance or NDA he managed to win all the subsequent state elections and ever since continuing as the chief minister of Odisha. He is largely seen to be one of the major proponents of upsurge of the educated and forward looking new generation in the Indian politics. His family background and personal history relating to his high stature of upbringing confirms to that. His sister Geeta Mehta is a celebrated author and published several books of national as well as international reputation. He himself studied in Doon School and completed his graduation from Delhi University before studying abroad. Though he has been a latecomer in the political scene and only his father's death made the suitable occasion for him to enter into the politics, until now his political career and his administrative record as a chief minister is seen as most flawless in respect of personal transparency and high handedness relating to the issues of corruption and bad governance. Latest news about this princely chief minister of Orissa about his sharing dais with Tamilnadu chief minister Jayalalithaa attracted huge public attention. There is enough rumor regarding the political implication of this closeness of two shrewd partners of NDA that at present taking the interest of latest news headlines.
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.
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Hundreds of enthusiasts ran for marathon here today in a bid to raise awareness about safety of women in the wake of recent cases of rape which has shocked the entire nation.
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has summoned the Odisha chief secretary for failing to submit a report on the problems faced by patients and Ayush doctors in the state, a petitioner said Saturday.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Entrepreneurs wanting to invest in Bihar should acquire land directly from farmers as land acquisition by the government would cost more, a top government official said Friday.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): The Indian IT infrastructure market including server, storage and networking equipments is expected to increase its spend by ten percent making the market rise to 2.1 billion dollars this year.
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.
Phnom Penh, May 10 (IANS) India will provide 40,000 bottles of indelible ink to Cambodia to be used in the country's general election in July, the National Election Committee(NEC) said Friday.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) With the Congress looking set to take charge of Karnataka, the number states and union territories under its rule will rise to 14, even as the BJP tally will drop by one to four.
Chennai, May 2 (IANS) Tamil filmmaker Pandiraj was offered a key role in his upcoming production venture "Moodar Koodam", but the filmmaker couldn't take out enough time from his busy schedule for it.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Using off-the-shelf printing tools, scientists at Princeton University have created a functional ear that can "hear" radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability.
Bhubaneswar, May 1 (IANS) The anti-corruption wing of the state police Wednesday arrested Odisha Jana Morcha (OJM) secretary general Jagneswar Babu on corruption charges, an official said.
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.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Expressing concern over the misuse of central funds in Odisha, a delegation led by state Congress president Niranjan Patnaik met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seek a need-based financial package for the state, party leaders said here Saturday.
Rayagada District (Odisha), April 27 (ANI): At least 20 persons have been killed and 25 injured, 12 of them seriously, after a tractor carrying a marriage party fell into a gorge in Odisha's Rayagada District on Friday.
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and about 40 injured when a tractor carrying them turned turtle in a hilly area of Odisha's Rayagada district Friday, an official said.
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 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday arrived here on his first visit to Odisha after assuming the nation's highest post, a state official said.
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.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Gold prices, which have crashed almost 20 percent from the record high of Rs.32,500 ($602) per 10 gram last September, are likely to stabilise in the range of Rs.25,000 to Rs.26,000 in the medium term, analysts say.
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.
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) There is a "huge dearth" of diabetes management experts and educators hailed as "foot-soldiers" needed to bridge the gap between doctors and patients after initial screening of the silent killer, say government officials and healthcare experts.
Bhubaneshawar, April 18 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi today inaugurated a new sprawling campus of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) at Dumduma in Bhubaneswar.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday stayed a part of its judgment which had said that the information commissions would comprise benches of two members with one of the two being a judicial member and the other being an expert member.
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday opposed the central government's move to introduce new laws to deal with federal crimes.
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) A meeting to evolve a consensus over police reforms and public order called by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday proved to be a low-key affair with several chief ministers staying away.
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Several chief ministers Monday kept away from a meeting here on administrative reforms.
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.
Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) Traditional songs, dance and merrymaking marked the first day of the week-long Rongali Bihu, the most colourful festival of Assam.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) In an effort to end child deaths due to two major killer, but preventable diseases by 2025, WHO and Unicef have put together a Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD). In India, pneumonia accounts for 23 percent and diarrhoea accounts for 12 percent of under-five (age) child deaths.
Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) A large number of people who have been affected by the Dec 5, 2012 closure of the Vedanta alumina refinery in Odisha have launched a signature campaign seeking its reopening, a leader of the move said Friday.
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.
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Six men have been arrested for attempting to extort Rs.5 crore from a Delhi-based businessman, police said Sunday.
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has called for a new model of e-governance where rulers must "surrender to the people" and allow democracy to be strengthened through the Internet.
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.
Bhubaneswar, April 4 (IANS) Odisha legislators Thursday unanimously passed a motion in the assembly here seeking special category status to the state, an assembly official 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.
President of the Delhi Pradesh BJP Vijay Goel has said that strength of BJP has always been its cadre and this strength is further enhanced by going to booths with its dedicated team and organization.
Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS) Former Odisha law minister Raghunath Mohanty and his wife Pritilata Mohanty were Saturday remanded to judicial custody, hours after they were arrested for allegedly torturing their daughter-in-law for dowry, his lawyer said.
New Delhi, Mar. 30 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said the law will take its own course in case of the arrest of his former Cabinet colleague Raghunath Mohanty, who has been accused of dowry harassment by his daughter-in-law.
Kolkata, Mar. 30 (ANI): Raghunath Mohanty, the former Law and Urban Development Minister of Odisha, who has been accused of dowry harassment by his daughter-in-law was arrested here on Saturday morning.
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday demanded a halt to multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, an official of his office here 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, Mar 23 (ANI): Ace sand-artist Sudarshan Patnaik carved a magnanimous eight-feet long sculpture on a beach in Bhubaneswar with an aim to create mass awareness on Earth Hour day to be observed tomorrow.
Bhubaneswar, Mar 23 (ANI): Ace sand-artist Sudarshan Patnaik carved a magnanimous eight-feet long sculpture on a beach in Bhubaneswar with an aim to create mass awareness on Earth Hour day to be observed tomorrow.
Sonepat (Haryana), March 21 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday called for concrete steps to create a "culture of excellence" in higher education.
New Delhi, Mar.21 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday inaugurated a conference on "The Future of Indian Universities: Comparative Perspectives on Higher Education Reforms for a Knowledge Society" at O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in Sonepat, Haryana.
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former chief minister of Nagaland Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir was Thursday sworn in the new governor of Odisha, officials said.
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that for seeking the conviction of a person accused of causing dowry death, the prosecution has to produce evidence that establishes that the demand for dowry was coupled with acts of harassment and cruelty.
Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) Opposition parties Saturday increased pressure on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by staging demonstrations to demand the immediate arrest of former minister Raghunath Mohanty for torturing his daughter-in-law for dowry.
Bhubaneswar, Mar. 15 (ANI): Odisha's Law and Urban Development Minister Raghunath Mohanty, who resigned after his daughter-in-law filed a dowry case against him and his family members, on Friday claimed that the allegation was false and fabricated.
Odisha Law Minister Raghunath Mohanty Friday resigned from his post on moral grounds after his daughter-in-law filed a dowry case against him and his family members.....................
Bhubaneswar, Mar 15 (ANI): Odisha Law Minister Raghunath Mohanty today resigned on moral grounds after his daughter-in-law filed a dowry case against him and his family members.
Bhubaneswar, March 10 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo has been appointed as the president of the party's Odisha unit, the party announced here Sunday.
Latehar (Jharkhand), Mar 10, (ANI): Locals in Mathang village of Jharkhand's Latehar District express deep concern as the Maoists have threatened to blow a government school.
Chennai, March 10 (IANS) He may have become a director and is enjoying his new role -- but R.P. Patnaik confesses that at heart he is still a musician.
Bhubaneswar, March 8 (IANS) To create a safer environment for women, Odisha has launched a bus service exclusively for them on International Women's Day Friday, an official here said.
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.
Guwahati, March 4 (IANS) The first day of the Assam assembly's budget session Monday witnessed noisy scenes as slogan-shouting and placard-carrying opposition members attacked the government on various issues as soon as Governor J.B. Patnaik started his speech.
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 23 (IANS) The communal violence in Odisha's Kandhamal district in 2008 that claimed 38 lives could have been avoided had the state government acted promptly, a Christian leader told a probe commission Saturday.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Congress MP Naveen Jindal, whose company has filed a case against Zee News in an alleged extortion case, Saturday said while the media in India was very vibrant and powerful there were some sections that are "rotten".
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) Odisha will set up a dedicated public sector company to provide focused attention to developing small hydro power projects in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) An undertrial was shot dead and an escorting Delhi Police constable was injured when two men opened fire in a city court Wednesday. One of the attackers has been arrested, police said.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) An undertrial and a Delhi Police constable were injured when two men opened fire at the former in a city court Wednesday. One of the attackers has been arrested, police said.
Latehar (Jharkhand), Feb.19 (ANI): Better education and self-employment for tribals will help fight the Naxalism menace better.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Fashion designer Saakshee Pradhan, politician Ashok Pradhan's daughter, has tied the knot with Mumbai-based boy Abhishek Nadkarni.
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to the central government on a petition by Zee News TV channel alleging an "unholy conspiracy" and seeking the quashing of three FIRs lodged against it by Delhi Police.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (IANS) In an attempt to win the hearts of women in the state, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday announced financial assistance for one lakh women's self help groups in the state.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday reinstated party legislators Prabhat Ranjan Biswal and Bibhuti Bhusan Balabantaray, who were suspended for their involvement in anti-party activities.
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.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday launched a Rs.1 per kg rice scheme for poor people in Odisha from the Maoist dominated district of Malkangiri, an official said.
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.
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) With millions taking part, India celebrated its 64th Republic Day Saturday with pomp and pride, with people in a few areas defying rebel groups to join official flag hoisting functions.
Guwahati, Jan 26 (IANS) Tens of thousands took part in Republic Day celebrations across Assam Saturday defying rebel calls to boycott official events.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday chose the Republic Day to announce his government's decision to provide a kilo of rice for Rs.1 to the poor from next month.
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A bangle that claims to cure ailments like acidity and arthritis, purifies water and even protects people from harmful cellphone radiation was launched here Friday.
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.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) The number of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Odisha's Chilika lake, Asia's largest saltwater lake, has increased by 4.6 percent to 152, an official said Tuesday.
Aligarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Discrimination against women in India was higher than even the poorest Sub-Saharan countries in Africa, said noted economist Prabhat Patnaik here Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) A teenaged girl, who had tried to immolate herself after being gang-raped in Odisha Jan 2, died at a hospital in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday, police said.
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Is acting in television serials an easy career choice for small town girls? No, say Sneha Wagh and Aastha Chaudhary, adding it comes with many hurdles as they are often stopped and questioned by their families.
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the central government to file its response to two PILs contending that a provision of India's electoral law was unconstitutional.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 10 (IANS) Odisha has asked the police to file chargesheets in rape and other sexual offence cases related to women within 60 days of the crimes instead of 120 days stipulated in the law, an official said Thursday.
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Painting a none too rosy picture of politics in the country, the Supreme Court Wednesday said people of character and integrity were not attracted to politics.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday demanded president's rule in Odisha to prevent rape cases and atrocities on women.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Odisha government on the death of two children in a fire at a brick kiln in the state last year, an activist said Wednesday.
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) A 17-year-old schoolgirl was sedated and raped by two men in the upscale south Delhi colony of Safdarjung Enclave and a case was registered on the New Year's eve, police said Wednesday. The attackers were arrested and sent to Tihar Jail.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 1 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees offered prayers at the 12th century Jagannath temple in Odisha's Puri town on the New Year's Day Tuesday, official said.
Bhubaneswar, Dec 29 (IANS) People took out marches and candlelight rallies in several places of the state to mourn the death of the 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim, who died early Saturday in a Singapore hospital.
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday reiterated his demand for special status for the since it was one of the poorest in the country.
Bhubaneshwar, Dec. 25 (ANI): A 13-day handicrafts fair, 'Toshali', drew hordes of visitors in Bhubaneshwar, where artisans from different parts of the country and abroad are exhibiting their works.
Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (IANS) Members of Odisha's ruling party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Tuesday held demonstrations against reduction of Rs.60 crore from the railway's budgetary allocation for the state.
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) Telugu director Naveen Kalyan feels that cinema should be used as a medium to explore the unknown.