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TopicNaveen Patnaik

Topic: Naveen Patnaik

Former CM Naveen Patnaik to be Leader of Opposition in Odisha assembly

At the BJD's legislature party meeting, senior MLA Prasanna Acharya was named Patnaik's deputy, and Pramila Mallik as chief whip of the opposition.

‘Pandian not my successor, people of Odisha will decide,’ says BJD chief Naveen Patnaik

Odisha’s outgoing CM Naveen Patnaik says it was unfortunate that aide Pandian received ‘criticism’ despite his commendable work as IAS officer and now BJD leader.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik resigns after massive defeat in Assembly elections

The Bhartiya Janata Party secured 78 seats in the 147-seat assembly. The BJD secured 51 seats way behind the majority mark of 74 and the Indian National Congress secured 14 seats.

Will BJP break Naveen Patnaik’s 25-year reign in Odisha? BJD slips below halfway mark

The BJD was leading in 48 seats as of 4 pm, while the BJP was leading in 80. Since its inception in 1997, BJD has never lost assembly elections in the state.

‘Exaggerations of all sorts’ — Naveen Patnaik rules out close aide VK Pandian as his ‘successor’

Pandian was private secretary to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik for over a decade and is chief strategist and star campaigner for BJD this poll season.

‘Lobby behind Naveen Patnaik’s failing health,’ charges Modi. ‘Call me,’ retorts Odisha CM

‘Friends’ till March this year, Modi and Patnaik became sharply critical of each other after a seat-sharing deal between BJP and BJD fell through.

Why ex-IAS officer VK Pandian, Odisha CM Patnaik’s confidant, is in Modi-Shah crosshairs

BJP has made a poll plank of civil servant-turned-politician Pandian’s Tamil origin.

Sambit Patra’s ‘slip of tongue’ lands Lord Jagannath on list of ‘Modi Bhakts’, BJP in the soup

Patra’s accidental remark drew sharp criticism from Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, who called it an “insult” to the Lord. Patra clarified that it was a “slip of tongue”.

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In contest between private broadcasters and Prasar Bharati, sport will be the ultimate loser

Prasar Bharati can offer high-definition sports content, but risks falling short on delivering user experience that private broadcasters invest heavily in.

94% of agricultural & allied output out of MSP net, govt needs to find alternatives, says SBI report

The research report also pointed out that only few states benefit from govt's procurement policy. It added that a legal guarantee for MSP would lead to the neglect of non-MSP crops.

Germany banks on stealth and technology to bag India’s submarine project

Indian Navy is set to finalise a technical report following field evaluation trials of air independent propulsion systems offered by German company TKMS and Spanish firm Navantia.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.