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BJD To Nominate 40 Pc Candidates From OBC Category In Rural, Urban Polls

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In his proposal, Das said that the reservation of seats for the OBC community had been removed by the state government from the panchayat and urban polls following the Supreme Court’s direction.

Lady Teacher Murder Case: Will Odisha Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra Lose His Job?

Oct 23, 2021 Sandeep Sahu

It is becoming increasingly clear that local police did their best to botch up the probe into the 23-year-old’s murder from the very beginning.

Prominent Odisha Tribal Leader Pradeep Majhi Quits Congress, Set To Join Naveen Patnaik’s BJD

Though there has been no confirmation from Majhi, who was the MP from Nabarangpur from 2009-14, sources close to him say he is set to join the BJD.

Odisha Minister In The Dock In Lady Teacher Missing Case

Oct 20, 2021 Sandeep Sahu

The police arrested the prime accused Gobinda Sahu, who had escaped from the police barrack in Titliagarh, from a sugarcane field in Budhipadar village on Tuesday evening.

Naveen Patnaik@76: The CM Who Never Lost an Election

Ever since he contested the bypolls to the Aska parliamentary seat, which had fallen vacant after the demise of his father Biju Patnaik, in 1997, the BJD supremo has always trounced his rivals.

21 August, 2021

Odisha CM Launches Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, Will It Be A Game Changer For BJD In Panchayat Polls?

Sandeep Sahu

The scheme is expected to be a ‘game changer’ for the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the coming panchayat elections.

13 August, 2021

BJD Decides To Field 27% OBC Candidates In Odisha Panchayat Polls

Outlook Web Bureau

The BJD’s move comes barely three days after a delegation of the party MPs met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and sought a legislation to raise quota for OBCs in the state.

30 July, 2021

Puri’s Drink From Tap Mission: Good Start But Experts Worried About Sustainability

Sandeep Sahu

The holy town of Puri has become the first city in the country to provide something that only major world cities like London and New York offer: clean drinking water directly from tap that requires no further filtration.

05 July, 2021

Odisha: BJD Editor-Lawmakers Embarrass Party And Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Sandeep Sahu

Two editorials by BJD leaders Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and Bhartruhari Mahatab, which questioned the state of affairs in Odisha and within the BJD, have stirred a hornet’s nest

03 June, 2021

Naveen Patnaik: Master Strategist Who Turns Crisis Into An Opportunity

Sandeep Sahu

Thinking out of the box, and of course, knowing what would bring laurels for him, has been a notable trait of Naveen Patnaik.

29 May, 2021

Modi’s Pinpricks, BJP’s Barbs: Why It’s Wrong To Compare Naveen’s Calm With Mamata Volatility In Cyclone Politics

Ruben Banerjee

The question is why did the chief ministers of two neighbouring states hit by the same cyclone react differently to the PM’s visit for the purpose of determining damages and extending help in rebuilding?


10 January, 2021

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Declares He Has Assets Worth Rs 64.98 Crore

Outlook Web Bureau

Naveen Patnaik, who also heads Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is on the chief ministerial chair for a record fifth term since 2000.

04 December, 2020

Expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahi Arrested By Odisha Crime Branch

Sandeep Sahu

Panigrahi, till recently considered close to CM Naveen Patnaik, has been arrested on charges of forgery, fraud and criminal conspiracy

29 November, 2020

Naveen Patnaik Expels Gopalpur MLA From BJD For 'Anti-People' Activities


The three-time MLA and a former minister is the first leader in the regional party who has been expelled on the charge of "anti-people" activities.

06 November, 2020

TMC Leadership Slams Amit Shah Over Appeasement Remark


TMC described Amit Shah's refugee community outreach a 'poll gimmick'

01 November, 2020

Spectre Of Witchhunt As Odia Channel's CFO Arrested For Alleged Fraud

Sandeep Sahu

OTV channel is owned by the family of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s friend-turned-foe Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, who joined BJP.

06 September, 2020

All Eyes On Naveen Patnaik As Wife Charges Star Turned BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty With Domestic Violence

Sandeep Sahu

Describing Anubhav as a ‘professional drinker’, Barsha has said he would frequently bring his friends into his bed room and carouse till the wee hours.


04 March, 2020

BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik’s Never-Ending ‘Affair’ With Women Of Odisha

Sandeep Sahu

It is the overwhelming vote of the women of Odisha that has ensured Naveen Patnaik won election after election in the state

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz