Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: BJD

Poor focus & narrative, CM Patnaik’s touch — why BJP got swept by BJD in Odisha rural polls

New Delhi: The Biju Janata Dal's massive victory in Odisha's rural body polls is being seen as a victory for the party's comprehensive ground...

Opposition uproar in Parliament over Modi govt IAS cadre rule change, BJD calls it ‘dangerous’

BJD, usually a friendly party to the BJP in Parliament, joined other Opposition parties in raising a red flag over the issue. It urged the Centre to 'revisit' the proposal immediately.

Lok Sabha passes bill to link voter ID with Aadhaar in 20 mins, as Opposition & others object

Move will ‘purify electoral rolls’ says Law Minister Rijiju. But Opposition parties as well as BJD & YSRCP, which have backed govt legislation before, ask why the ‘tearing hurry'.

Naveen Patnaik’s BJD to field 27% OBC candidates in Odisha panchayat polls

BJD's move came three days after a delegation of its MPs met Home Minister Amit Shah & submitted a memorandum seeking legislation to raise quota for OBCs in the state.

Focus on Odisha border disputes, political violence — BJP firms up strategy to target BJD govt

With an eye on forming next govt in Odisha, BJP draws up roadmap that includes talking up Modi govt's achievements at the Centre, pointing out issues in CM Naveen Patnaik's govt.

Allies step up pressure on BJP to end deadlock with farmers, party says ‘treading cautiously’

JD(U) says govt should include MSP in laws, while AIADMK wants farmers’ concerns to be addressed and JJP in Haryana has urged the govt to add a line on MSP in the laws.

OTV owner Panda accuses Patnaik govt of vendetta over ‘false cases’, police deny witch-hunt

OTV is owned by Jagi Mangat Panda, the wife of BJP vice-president Baijayant Panda, Naveen Patnaik's former BJD colleague.

BJD MLA booked by Odisha police for attending funeral despite being Covid positive

MLA Umakanta Samantray had attended the funeral of BJD leader Pradeep Maharathy on 4 October. The case was registered under various sections of the IPC and Epidemic Diseases Act.

At its 250th session, Modi and Manmohan spar over Rajya Sabha’s system of checks & balances

PM Modi says there’s a difference between checking & clogging, but predecessor Manmohan Singh says no law should be passed in haste or amid heightened emotions.

The ex-IAS officer who is bringing Narendra Modi and Naveen Patnaik together

Ashwini Vaishnaw is an IIT-Kanpur alumnus who was private secretary to late PM A.B. Vajpayee in 2004. Modi called up Patnaik for his support to send Vaishnaw to Rajya Sabha.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.