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  • Expansion of banking network to help Odisha implement pro-people initiatives: Naveen Patnaik Jul 18, 2020 12:10 PM IST

    Expansion of banking network to help Odisha implement pro-people initiatives: Naveen Patnaik

    He said the social outreach initiatives have made Odisha a model state in the country in terms of financial inclusion of all sections of the society.

  • Odisha unveils Rs 17,000 crore plan to support people's livelihood hit by economic crisis May 29, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Odisha unveils Rs 17,000 crore plan to support people's livelihood hit by economic crisis

    The decision was taken at a Council of Ministers meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a senior official said.

  • Naveen Patnaik calls leaders of all parties, seeks cooperation to fight COVID-19 May 28, 2020 10:50 PM IST

    Naveen Patnaik calls leaders of all parties, seeks cooperation to fight COVID-19

    The chief minister, who is heading the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), sought their cooperation and requested them to boost the morale of the COVID warriors, who are working day in and day out to save precious human lives since the outbreak of the pandemic two months ago.

  • No loss of life due to cyclone Amphan in Odisha, claims govt May 22, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    No loss of life due to cyclone Amphan in Odisha, claims govt

    Though there were reports of two cyclone-related deaths in Bhadrak and Kendrapara districts, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena claimed the causes were different.

  • Naveen Patnaik speaks to Mamata Banerjee, assures support amid Amphan crisis May 22, 2020 11:50 AM IST

    Naveen Patnaik speaks to Mamata Banerjee, assures support amid Amphan crisis

    During a telephonic conversation, Patnaik enquired about the intensity of the damage caused due to the extremely severe cyclonic storm and conveyed Odisha's absolute solidarity with the people of West Bengal at this hour of crisis, a statement released by the Odisha Chief Minister's Office said

  • Increase bed strength in corona care centres in migration prone districts: Naveen Patnaik May 12, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    Increase bed strength in corona care centres in migration prone districts: Naveen Patnaik

    The CM also stressed on strengthening the rural economy which has been severely hit due to nationwide lockdown. The meeting resolved to promulgate three ordinances to reboot the agriculture sector and at the same time ensure the protection of people from the COVID-19 pandemic, an official statement said.

  • Follow sanitation protocols for well-being of all: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik tells people May 05, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    Follow sanitation protocols for well-being of all: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik tells people

    Taking to Twitter, on the occasion of World Hand Hygiene Day, emphasised the importance of following sanitation protocols for the well-being of one and all.

  • Naveen Patnaik announces Rs 100-crore package for 4.5 lakh urban poor families in Odisha Apr 18, 2020 04:14 PM IST

    Naveen Patnaik announces Rs 100-crore package for 4.5 lakh urban poor families in Odisha

    The Urban Wage Employment Initiative will help sustain the livelihood of the poor families residing in 114 urban local body areas of the state, an official in the Chief Minister's Office said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces 4 months' advance salary for health personnel Mar 25, 2020 05:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces 4 months' advance salary for health personnel

    The doctors, nurses and all health personnel across the state will receive their salaries for the months of April, May, June and July in the month of April, Patnaik said in a video message.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik seeks postponement of Census work, writes to PM Modi Mar 20, 2020 02:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik seeks postponement of Census work, writes to PM Modi

    In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Patnaik said mobilisation for Census and updation of the National Population Register across the country would pose a great risk for field functionaries and people.

  • Naveen Patnaik completes 20 years as CM, says still a long way to go to empower people Mar 05, 2020 08:58 PM IST

    Naveen Patnaik completes 20 years as CM, says still a long way to go to empower people

    A disinclined politician, the 73-year-old leader returned to power for the fifth consecutive term last year after leading the Biju Janata Dal to another emphatic electoral victory.

  • BJD hopes passage of women's reservation bill in Lok Sabha: Naveen Patnaik Feb 24, 2020 08:36 AM IST

    BJD hopes passage of women's reservation bill in Lok Sabha: Naveen Patnaik

    The chief minister said the Biju Janata Dal strongly believed in the women empowerment, pointing out that his party had fielded women in one-third of seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

  • CM assures Adani Group of all support, invites it to invest in Odisha Feb 09, 2020 08:45 AM IST

    CM assures Adani Group of all support, invites it to invest in Odisha

    The assurance was given by the chief minister when he met the Group's chairman Gautam Adani at the Naveen Niwas, Patnaik's residence here.

  • Naveen Patnaik announces R&R package for people to be affected by Lingaraj Temple revival plan Jan 28, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    Naveen Patnaik announces R&R package for people to be affected by Lingaraj Temple revival plan

    As part of the plan, facilities for pilgrims and tourists would be created on the 65 acres of the project around the temple and 11th-century tank, Bindu Sagar, a statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office said on Monday.

  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik withdraws support for NRC Dec 19, 2019 03:54 PM IST

    Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik withdraws support for NRC

    As of now, Trinamool Congress, Congress, Janata Dal (United), BJD, AAP, Communist Party of India (Marxist), and TRS have opposed pan-India NRC.

  • Do not support NRC, amended citizenship law not for Indians, says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Dec 18, 2019 12:55 PM IST

    Do not support NRC, amended citizenship law not for Indians, says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

    "The amended Citizenship Act has nothing to do with Indians. It deals only with foreigners. The BJD MPs both in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have made it clear that we do not support the NRC," Patnaik told reporters before leaving for the national capital.

  • Poverty levels in Odisha dipped by 25% in 20 years: Naveen Patnaik Oct 18, 2019 10:55 AM IST

    Poverty levels in Odisha dipped by 25% in 20 years: Naveen Patnaik

    "Odisha's transformative initiatives and policies have resulted in the sharpest drop in poverty, about 25 per cent, bringing millions out of poverty in last two decades," the chief minister said.

  • BJD seeks to increase number of members to 1 cr in two months Sep 02, 2019 08:48 PM IST

    BJD seeks to increase number of members to 1 cr in two months

    "My best wishes to all on the occasion of Ganesh Puja. I inaugurate the membership drive of our party," Patnaik said while addressing BJD activists at the programme held at the party headquarters here.

  • Odisha govt to launch 'Mo College' initiative for alumni to help development of institutes Aug 02, 2019 04:32 PM IST

    Odisha govt to launch 'Mo College' initiative for alumni to help development of institutes

    Mo College, which means my college, is a part of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s 5T action plan

  • Odisha relishes sweet victory with a GI tag for its very own 'Rasagola' Jul 29, 2019 09:00 PM IST

    Odisha relishes sweet victory with a GI tag for its very own 'Rasagola'

    Soon after the West Bengal rasgulla received its GI tag in 2017, there was a huge outcry in Odisha over the ownership of the delicacy.

  • Naveen Patnaik allocates portfolios, keeps home, GA and public grievances May 29, 2019 08:15 PM IST

    Naveen Patnaik allocates portfolios, keeps home, GA and public grievances

    Prafulla Kumar Mallik has retained works, steel and mines departments, while the crucial finance and excise department has been allocated to Niranjan Pujari, a prominent leader from western Odisha, the official said.

  • Election Results 2019 | How Naveen Patnaik managed to halt the BJP juggernaut in Odisha May 28, 2019 03:53 PM IST

    Election Results 2019 | How Naveen Patnaik managed to halt the BJP juggernaut in Odisha

    While the BJP has managed to gain in the state, it was far from its intended 'Mission 120' target in the Assembly polls.

  • Naveen Patnaik invites PM Modi to his swearing-in ceremony May 27, 2019 09:06 PM IST

    Naveen Patnaik invites PM Modi to his swearing-in ceremony

    Patnaik will take oath as the chief minister for fifth time in a row at 10.30 am on May 29.

  • Naveen Patnaik: Canny politician whose soft exterior masks nerve of steel May 23, 2019 07:55 PM IST

    Naveen Patnaik: Canny politician whose soft exterior masks nerve of steel

    Already the longest-serving chief minister of Odisha, having assumed office in the year 2000, Patnaik has weathered many a controversy--from chit fund scams to mining scandals-- but remained the foremost leader of the regional outfit he heads.

  • BJP’s Operation East India: The secret behind its victory lap May 23, 2019 07:21 PM IST

    BJP’s Operation East India: The secret behind its victory lap

    The party’s impressive show in West Bengal and Odisha is a wake-up call for the respective chief ministers. Its next pit stop is the state Assembly.

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