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Odisha Elections 2024 Phase 1 Voting LIVE Updates: 73.97 per cent polling registered 

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The first phase of voting was held in four Lok Sabha constituencies and 28 Assembly seats in Odisha to decide the fate of candidates in the fray. 
As per the Election Commission of India (ECI), the polling process began on time and it continued throughout the day until the evening. Today, voters have sealed the fate of candidates for four Lok Sabha constituencies- Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Berhampur. A total of 17,000 platoons of police force, 104 companies of Paramilitary Forces, 66 platoons of SAP and 600 mobile squads were deployed in different polling booths to ensure smooth conduct of polls.
Polling will be held in three more phases in Odisha.

Odisha Election First Phase Voting

08:42 AM(1 month ago )

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Odisha records 73. 97 per cent voter turnout in LS, Assembly polls

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The first phase of Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Odisha on Monday was peaceful barring some sporadic incidents of violence, with a voter turnout of 73. 97 per cent. The electoral fate of 280 candidates contesting in four Lok Sabha seats and 28 assembly segments in the first phase was sealed in the EVM.

22:31 PM(1 month ago )

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Action taken against five polling officials 

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) ordered the suspension of five polling officials, including the arrest of two officials, for dereliction of duty. 
As per reports, suspension orders have been issued against as many as four presiding officers of Ganjam district. Moreover, the district Collector has been directed to arrest two of the suspended officers. These four officers have been identified as those of booth nos 27 and 163 set up in Chhatrapur, booth no-74 in Chikiti and booth no-193 in Gopalpur. The CEO has directed the arrest of two presiding officers from Chhatrapur. 

At the same time, the polling officer engaged at a booth in Kalahandi district’s Narla has also been suspended.

19:40 PM(1 month ago )

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Two BJP agents attacked 

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

Two BJP agents were allegedly attacked by some miscreants at a booth in Berhampur. The agents were at the booth set up at Mohammedan Government School and the polling was underway when the miscreants came and attacked the agents. 
Rival party workers were behind the attack, the agents alleged.

19:35 PM(1 month ago )

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Disputed Kotia registers healthy voter turnout 

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak
Kotia

The voters of the disputed Kotia region are participating in the polling enthusiastically, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nikunja Bihari Dhal. 
By 1 pm, more than 53 per cent voters turned up to cast their votes in nine polling stations. The polling booth at Talakanti registered the highest voter turnout at 86 per cent, followed by Gumel Padar at 73.68 per cent, the CEO added.

19:17 PM(1 month ago )

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108-year-old voter casts vote

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

18:54 PM(1 month ago )

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'Arrest and suspension of presiding officers' 

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak
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Action has been taken against three presiding officers for dereliction of duty, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Odisha, Nikunja Bihari Dhal. While the order for arrest and suspension has been issued against the presiding officers of booth numbers 27 and 163 (Chhatrapur), the order for suspension has been issued against the presiding officer of Gopalpur booth number 193. The Ganjam district Collector has been directed to take necessary action, the CEO informed.

18:26 PM(1 month ago )

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Villagers boycott elections 

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

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The villagers of Kendupada village under Mohana block in Gajapati district abstained from casting their votes. 

For the villagers, booth number 40 has been set up at Ujigiji under Govindpur panchayat under Mohana block. While polling at the booth started at 7 am, no voter from Kendupada village turned up to cast their votes. 
They alleged they don’t have drinking water facilities and a mobile tower in their village. Due to a lack of mobile network facilities, the students are facing a lot of problems. As per the villagers, they have taken up the issues with the district administration but to no avail. 

The villagers decided to stay away from exercising their franchise as a mark of protest. The villagers said no government official has visited them to discuss their problems.

17:49 PM(1 month ago )

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Maoist-infested Sunabeda sanctuary records 85 percent voter turnout 

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak
Maoist-infested booth

Despite being a sensitive area in Maoist-infested Sunabeda sanctuary, the Katingpani booth coming under the Nuapada Assembly constituency recorded 85 per cent voter turnout.  Of the total 317 voters, 262 have already exercised their franchise. At this booth, the polling started at 7 am. Contrary to the expectation, the polling was peaceful at the time of filing of this report.

16:47 PM(1 month ago )

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Selfie point to create awareness and attract voters

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

 

16:12 PM(1 month ago )

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Odisha witnesses 52.91 per cent voter turnout by 3 pm

Posted by: Pradeep Pattanayak

Polling for four Lok Sabha constituencies and as many as 28 Assembly seats is underway in Odisha. As per the announcement by the Election Commission of India (ECI), the polling process began on time and it will continue throughout the day until the evening. Today, the fate of candidates will be sealed in EVMs. A total of 17,000 platoon police forces, 104 companies of Paramilitary Forces, 66 platoons of SAP and 600 mobile squads have been deployed in different polling booths to ensure smooth conduct of the polls.

15:11 PM(1 month ago )

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Tension in Berhampur LS constituency after 'BJP agent denied entry to Booth

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14:38 PM(1 month ago )

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Voters provided special millet drinks and ORS to beat the heat at polling booth in Jeypore

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14:34 PM(1 month ago )

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Odisha witnesses 39.30% voter turnout by 1 PM in fourth phase of elections

Posted by: Poonam Singh

As of 1 PM on Monday, Odisha has recorded a voter turnout of 39.30% in four Lok Sabha and 28 assembly constituencies. Polling commenced at 7 AM across 7,303 polling stations in Berhampur, Koraput, Nabarangpur, and Kalahandi parliamentary constituencies, where assembly elections are being held simultaneously. Out of the 62.87 lakh eligible voters, the highest turnout was observed in Kalahandi Lok Sabha seat at 42.67%, followed by Nabarangpur with 42.65%, Koraput at 36.64%, and Berhampur at 34.97%, according to officials.

13:35 PM(1 month ago )

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Eco-friendly model polling station comes up in Odisha’s Jharigaon

Posted by: Poonam Singh

12:35 PM(1 month ago )

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Polling officials from Kalahandi and Ganjam suspended for neglect of duty

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The Election Commission (EC) has suspended two polling officials in Odisha for dereliction of duty, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nikunja Bihari Dhal said here on Monday.

One polling official from Narla assembly constituency in Kalahandi district and another polling official in Ganjam district have been suspended for dereliction of duty, he said.

"We are monitoring the poll process in our webcasting room. A minor group clash-like incident was reported from Chikiti area in Ganjam district. I have personally spoken to SP Berhampur and Ganjam Collector and asked them to ensure that the polling goes on smoothly in Berhampur LS constituency eespecially in the Chikiti area," Dhal told media persons.

11:46 AM(1 month ago )

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23.28% voter turnout recorded in Odisha's Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections by 11 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Officials reported a 23.28% voter turnout in four Lok Sabha constituencies and 28 Assembly segments in Odisha by 11 am on Monday. Long queues were observed outside all 7,303 polling booths where voting is progressing peacefully. Polling began at 7 am in Berhampur, Koraput, Nabarangpur, and Kalahandi parliamentary constituencies, alongside 28 assembly segments within their jurisdiction. Chief Electoral Officer N B Dhal stated that voting is underway smoothly, albeit with some reports of EVM glitches. Out of 62.87 lakh eligible voters, approximately 23.28% have cast their votes, with the highest turnout recorded in Kalahandi at 25.38%, followed by Koraput (24.43%), Nabarangpur (24.3%), and Berhampur (18.99%).
 

11:45 AM(1 month ago )

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Twin polling underway in Jeypore constituency for Odisha Elections 2024

Posted by: Poonam Singh

10:38 AM(1 month ago )

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Voting is underway in 7303 polling stations: Chief Electoral Officer Odisha

Posted by: Poonam Singh

10:15 AM(1 month ago )

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Odisha Elections 2024: EVM glitches, tension outside booth reported; 9.25% polling by 9 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The first phase of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha is currently underway. The fate of several heavyweights of the BJP, BJD and Congress will be decided in four parliamentary seats like Berhmapur, Koraput, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur by the voters today. However, incidents of EVM glitches were reported from several places. Besides, tension reported after a BJP agent was allegedly denied entry to a booth in the early hours today. Read more...

10:01 AM(1 month ago )

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Odisha records 9.25% voter turnout till 9 am

Posted by: Poonam Singh

 

Odisha saw a voter turnout of 9.25 percent by 9 am on Monday as polling commenced for 4 Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly seats, as reported by an Election Commission app. Koraput registered the highest turnout at 13.14 percent, while Ganjam had the lowest at 6.81 percent.

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08:59 AM(1 month ago )

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WATCH: Tension in Chikiti Over Alleged Denial of Entry to BJP Agent at Polling Booth

Posted by: Poonam Singh

08:55 AM(1 month ago )

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Odisha Elections 2024: EVM glitches delay voting across multiple booths

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Technical glitches in EVM delay polling in Booth No. 66 at Malkangiri's Kumutiguda, Booth No. 207 in Rayagada, Booth No. 101 at Nuapada, Booth No. 89 and 72 at Khariar's Loharapali & Podapali respectively.

EVM glitches also hold up voting in Booth No. 160 & 194 in Jeypore and Booth No. 59 & 60 at Boriguma.

08:39 AM(1 month ago )

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Long queues witnessed as voters, including first-timers, flock to polling booths in Kalahandi

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08:34 AM(1 month ago )

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PM Modi urges high voter turnout in Odisha Assembly Elections

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls upon voters in Odisha to exercise their franchise; tweets, "Assembly Elections commence in Odisha today. I call upon the people of this state to cast their franchise in large numbers. Your vote is your voice—let it be heard loudly and clearly. He also tweeted in Odia appealing people to come out in large numbers.

08:14 AM(1 month ago )

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Odisha Lok Sabha Election 2024: A sneak peek into Nabarangpur LS seat and candidates locking horns

Posted by: Poonam Singh

The upcoming 2024 election is expected to be a tough triangular contest among three tribal heavyweights of the BJP, the BJD and the Congress in the Nabarangpur Lok Sabha (ST) seat comprising seven Assembly seats- Umerkote, Jharigaon, Nabarangpur, Dabugan, Kotpad, Malkangiri and Chitrakonda. Read More...

08:07 AM(1 month ago )

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Odisha Lok Sabha Election 2024: Know Berhampur LS constituency and candidates in fray

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Berhampur Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha, comprising Chhatrapur (SC), Gopalpur, Berhampur, Digapahgandi, Chikiti, Mohana and Paralakhemundi assembly segments, is known as a political powerhouse having significant influence in Odisha and country’s politics. Berhampur continues to remain a crucial constituency of the state since former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao was elected from this seat in 1996. Read More...

07:58 AM(1 month ago )

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Odisha Lok Sabha Election 2024: Know Kalahandi LS seat and candidates in fray

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Kalahandi Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha consists of Assembly segments such as Lanjigarh (ST), Junagarh, Dharmagarh, Bhawanipatna (SC), and Narla. Read More...

07:55 AM(1 month ago )

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Odisha Elections 2024: Know all about Koraput Lok Sabha constituency and candidates in fray for the seat

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Koraput Lok Sabha seat, consisting of seven Assembly segments- Gunupur (ST), Bissam Cuttack (ST), Rayagada (ST), Laxmipur (ST), Jeypore, Koraput (SC), and Pottangi (ST), is likely to see a triangular contest in the upcoming election. Read more...

16:54 PM(1 month ago )

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A sneak peek into Koraput Lok Sabha Constituency

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Congress candidate and incumbent MP Saptgiri Sankar Ulaka, BJP nominee Kaleram Majhi and BJD’s Kausalya Hikaka will fight for the top honours in the constituency reserved for SC candidates.

Koraput LS seat also comprises seven Assembly constituencies- Gunupur, Bissam-Cuttack, Rayagada, Lakshmipur, Jeypore, Koraput and Pottangi.

16:50 PM(1 month ago )

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A sneak peek into Berhampur Lok Sabha Constituency

Posted by: Poonam Singh

This constituency is currently represented by BJD’s Chandra Sekhar Sahu. The Congress has fielded Rashmi Ranjan Pattnaik to take on BJD’s Bhurgu Baxi Patro who was the Odisha BJP vice president till April 2024. BJP has nominated Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy, a three-time MLA from Gopalpur Assembly constituency.

Berhampur LS seat also comprises seven Assembly constituencies- Chhatrapur, Gopalpur, Berhampur, Digapahandi, Chikiti, Mohana and Paralakhemundi.

16:47 PM(1 month ago )

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A sneak peek into Nabarangpur Lok Sabha Constituency

Posted by: Poonam Singh

This constituency is reserved for ST candidates and will witness an intense fight between Congress candidate Bhujbal Manjhi, BJP nominee Balabhadra Majhi and Pradeep Majhi from the BJD. 

Nabarangpur LS seat also comprises seven Assembly constituencies- Umerkote, Jharigam, Nabarangpur, Dabugam, Kotpad, Malkangiri and Chitrakonda.

16:46 PM(1 month ago )

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A sneak peek into Kalahandi Lok Sabha Constituency

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Draupadi Manjhi from the Indian National Congress (INC), Malvika Keshari Deo of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Lambodhar Nial from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) are locking horns against each other. It is expected to be a tough fight in the seat. The constituency is currently represented by BJP leader Basanta Kumar Panda.

Kalahandi LS seat comprises seven Assembly constituencies- Nuapada, Khariar, Lanjigarh, Junagarh, Dharmgarh, Bhawanipatna and Narla.

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