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Odisha Panchayat Polls Live Updates: Over 70 PC Votes Polled In 5th Phase Elections, Informs SEC

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Voting for the fifth and final phase of panchayat elections began at 7 am on Thursday. More than 41 lakh voters will decide the fate of candidates in 131 Zilla Parishad zones.  The polling is underway at 13514 booths in 975 panchayats under 48 blocks across 25 districts in the State.

16:27 PM(4 months ago )

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BJP Accuses SEC Of Showing Favour To Ruling BJD

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The BJP on Friday came down heavily on the State Election Commission (SEC) for allegedly showing favour to the ruling BJD during the recently concluded Panchayat Elections in Odisha. 

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12:09 PM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Polls 2022: Voter Turnout In Mamita Murder Hit Kalahandi Posts No Big Rise

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Even as the State has seen an average turnout of over 78 percent in five phases of the today concluded Panchayat elections, the blemish of booth rigging, ballot paper snatching and kidnapping of contestants lingered on the final day too.

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12:09 PM(4 months ago )

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Polling Booths Turn Into Battle Grounds Again

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The fifth and final phase of the Odisha Panchayat elections was once again marked by violence with incidents of booth rigging, looting of ballot boxes  and scuffle among voters reported from across the State on Thursday.

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17:43 PM(4 months ago )

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Over 70 PC Votes Polled In Final Phase Of Odisha Panchayat Elections, Says SEC

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Over 70 percentage votes were polled in the fifth and final phase of the Panchayat elections in Odisha. The vote percentage might increase after the compilation of final reports, Odisha State Election Commissioner AP Padhi informed reporters on Thursday.

Election was disrupted at some places due to a law and order situation, so steps for re-poll will be taken based on reports from Collectors, said Padhi.

13:54 PM(4 months ago )

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Booth Rigging Attempts Reported In Dharmagarh

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Booth rigging attempts have been reported in Litimaska, Bodapadar, Karabadi under Thuamul Rampur block in Dharmagarh. Police personnel deployed to control the situation, says Kalahandi SP.

13:19 PM(4 months ago )

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55 Per Cent Voter Turnout Reported Till 12 Noon: SEC

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55 per cent voter turnout reported till 12.30 PM during the fifth and final phase of the three-tier panchayat elections, informed State Election Commission secretary Rabindra Sahoo.

12:24 PM(4 months ago )

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Miscreants Thrash Polling Agent In Bhadrak

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Tension erupted in Dhamnagar Arjunpur panchayat in Bhadrak after polling agents were thrashed by miscreants at booth number 3, 4 and 8. Group clash and attempts of rigging disrupt the polling process at booths 6 and 7.
 

11:59 AM(4 months ago )

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Polling Process Halted At 9 Booths In Niali

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Poling process halted at 9 booths in Pokharigan panchayat – booth 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 – after ballot boxes were thrown into pond water; complaints of booth rigging surface from booth 1,2,3,4,5, 20 & 21.

Voters allegedly thrashed by supporter of a Sarpanch candidate. Locals stage road blockade in Pokharigan chhak demand re-polling. Tehsildar, Niali IIC reach spot to bring situation under control
 

08:57 AM(4 months ago )

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Miscreants Decamp With Ballot Papers From Booth In Bhadrak

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The polling process was disrupted in Katasahi panchayat Ward no.1 in Dhamnagar block in Bhadrak district after miscreants forcibly entered the booth and decamped with ballot papers.

08:21 AM(4 months ago )

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Swabhiman Anchal In Malkangiri Goes For Polls After A Gap Of 10 Years

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The Swabhiman Anchal in Malkangiri goes for polls today after a gap of 10 years. The polling underway in 2 Zilla Parishad zones and 18 panchayats amidst tight security. Over 41,000 voters will exercise their franchise.

07:30 AM(4 months ago )

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One Critical In Poll-Related Violence In Puri

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One person was critically injured in political violence in Gadarupas under Gop Badatara panchayat in Puri. He has been admitted to hospital in Bhubaneswar.

07:12 AM(4 months ago )

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Voting Begins For Final Phase Of Rural Elections

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Voting begins for 5th & final phase of panchayat elections, over 41 lakh voters to decide fate of candidates in 131 Zilla Parishad zones; polling underway at 13514 booths in 975 panchayats under 48 blocks across 25 districts

16:10 PM(4 months ago )

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79 PC Voters Turn Out For 4th Phase Odisha Rural Polls, Final Stage Polling Tomorrow

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About 79 per cent of voters have exercised their adult franchise in the fourth phase of the three-tier Panchayat elections in Odisha, the State Election Commission (SEC) said on Wednesday.  

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16:10 PM(4 months ago )

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Re-Polling Underway At 49 Booths Amid Tight Security

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Amid tight security, re-poling began at as many as 49 booths across the State where the election was disrupted during the first and second phases of the Panchayat elections, on Wednesday. 

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21:16 PM(4 months ago )

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Presiding Officer Thrashed In Bashudevpur Over Ballot Box Tampering Claims

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A presiding officer was thrashed black and blue by the residents of Kumarpur Panchayat in Basudevpur for allegedly tampering a ballot box at Ward number-10 during the fourth phase voting for the three-tier Panchayat elections on Tuesday.

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20:46 PM(4 months ago )

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6 Including 4 Women Injured In Group Clash At Basudevpur

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Post-poll violence: 6 including 4 women injured in a clash between two groups at Bideipur village under Nayakanidihi police limits in Basudevpur.

18:40 PM(4 months ago )

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Presiding Officer, Polling Officer Thrashes In Basudevpur

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Presiding officer, polling officer reportedly thrashed by villagers over alleged ballot box tampering in Ward-10 of Kumarpur Panchayat in Basudevpur.
 

17:40 PM(4 months ago )

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83 Per Cent Voter Turnout Reported In Nagada

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As per the State Election Commission Nagada in Jajpur reported 83% voter turnout while Maoist-infested Niyamgiri Trilochanpur witnessed 80 per cent during the fourth phase of the three-tier panchayat election, informed State Election Commissioner Aditya Prasad Padhi.

Elections in Nagada were held after 20 years. Earlier, elections could not be held in these places due to communication problems.

17:29 PM(4 months ago )

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73% Voter Turnout Reported During Fourth Phase Voting, Informs SEC

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73% turnout reported during the fourth phase voting of three-tier panchayat polls. Disruption in voting was reported in four-five places, informed State Election Commissioner, Aditya Prasad Padhi.

17:02 PM(4 months ago )

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4 Injured In Choudwar Group Clash

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As many as 4 persons were injured in a group clash in Rudrapur village under Magura Panchayat in Chowdwar allegedly over the casting of votes after the stipulated voting time.

16:49 PM(4 months ago )

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Polling Team Manhandled, Thrashed In Paradip

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Polling team manhandled, thrashed in Paradip's Rahama control room over alleged tampering of Kujang Pandua Panchayat booth-10 ballot box.

16:19 PM(4 months ago )

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Polling Team Detained By Locals In Choudwar

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Polling team detained by locals in Booth 11 of Garudagaon Panchayat in Choudwar as ballot box is allegedly found open despite being sealed after conclusion of voting.

16:19 PM(4 months ago )

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Re-Poll In 45 Booths Tomorrow, 30 On Feb 25th

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The Odisha State Election Commission has decided to carry out re-polling at a total of 75 booths where the democratic exercise was suspended during the first three phases of Panchayat elections in the State.

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16:19 PM(4 months ago )

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Poll Boycott Mars 4th Phase Panchayat Elections At Several Places In Odisha

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Villagers at various places in Odisha did not cast their votes during the penultimate phase of polling for the Panchayat elections on Tuesday protesting lack of basic amenities and host of other issues in their localities.

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14:58 PM(4 months ago )

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70 PC Voter Turnout Till 1 PM

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Odisha recorded a voter turnout of 70 per cent till 1 PM in the fourth phase of Panchayat elections on Tuesday, informed the State Election Commission (SEC). 

14:33 PM(4 months ago )

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Re-Polling In 45 Booths Tomorrow

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The Odisha State Election Commission on Tuesday informed that re-polling will be held tomorrow (February 23) in 45 booths where voting process was disrupted in the first and second phase of Panchayat elections. Similarly, 30 other booths where interruptions were reported during the third phase will go for re-polls on February 25. 
 

14:33 PM(4 months ago )

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98 Arrested In Odisha’s Jajpur Over Panchayat Election Violence

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Jajpur Police on Monday arrested as many as 69 accused persons in the district for their alleged involvement in connection with various cases of election related violence in the first three phases of polling.

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12:43 PM(4 months ago )

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45 PC Voter Turnout Recorded Till 12 PM

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The fourth phase of Panchayat elections in Odisha recorded a voter turnout of 45 per cent till 12 pm on Tuesday, informed secretary to the State Election Commission (SEC). The SEC secretary said no report of violence has been received from any place yet. The polling was put on hold at two places due to error in ballot folding.    
 

11:54 AM(4 months ago )

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Error In Ballot Paper Folding

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Error in ballot paper folding procedure was reported at Bangalapur Nuasasan under Garadapur block in Kendrapara district. Project director acknowledged the mistake on part of polling party and said re-polling will be held for Sarpanch post. However, the voting for other posts to continue. 
 

11:39 AM(4 months ago )

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Poll Boycott In Dhenkanal, Nabarangpur

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Voters of Pakatamunda in Kamakhyanagar of Dhenkanal district and Maidalpur in Nabarangpur district resorted to poll boycott protesting lack of basic amenities. Polling at booth-6 in Kankadahada block is yet to begin as voters boycotted elections over similar demands.  
 

11:15 AM(4 months ago )

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36 PC Voter Turnout Recorded Till 11 AM

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The State Election Commission (SEC) informed that 36 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 11 am in the fourth phase of three-tier Panchayat elections on Tuesday.  
 

11:12 AM(4 months ago )

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98 Arrested In Poll Violence Case In Jajpur

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A total of 98 persons have been arrested till date in cases related to election violence in Jajpur district, informed the district police.  
 

11:06 AM(4 months ago )

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Scribe Attacked

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A journalist was allegedly attacked while collecting news during the fourth phase of polling at booth-4 under Anandapur panchayat of Athagarh in Cuttack. The journalist, Sushant Sahu, was collecting news about some agents being denied entry into the booth when he was manhandled.
 

10:25 AM(4 months ago )

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Elderly Voter Dies

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An elderly woman died while waiting for her turn to cast vote in the fourth phase of Panchayat elections in Odisha on Tuesday. The woman collapsed outside booth-7 in zone 11 of Nilagiri in Balasore district and was declared dead by doctors at hospital.
 

09:24 AM(4 months ago )

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20 PC Voter Turnout Recorded Till 9 AM

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Odisha recorded a voter turnout of 20 per cent till 9 am in the fourth phase of three-tier Panchayat elections on Tuesday, informed the State Election Commission (SEC). 
 

08:32 AM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Election Violence: Sarpanch Candidate Attacked Before 4th Phase Polling

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Palpable tension prevailed in Sana Adanga under Patakura Police limits in Kendrapara district after a Sarpanch candidate was allegedly attacked by miscreants late on Monday night.

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07:50 AM(4 months ago )

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One Dead In Poll Campaign Attack

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Tension erupted in Jahangir village under Dhamnagar police limits following death of a person allegedly due to attack by miscreants during campaigning for the Panchayat elections.  
 

17:47 PM(4 months ago )

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Collector Orders Probe In Rigging By ‘Dabang Woman’ In Bhadrak

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The Collector of Bhadrak, Trilochan Majhi, has ordered a probe into the allegations of poll rigging by a woman at the Badagallo polling booth under Fatehpur Panchayat in Bhadrak’s Tihidi Block during the third phase voting for the Panchayat elections on Sunday.

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17:13 PM(4 months ago )

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78.6% Voter Turnout In 3rd Phase, Preparations Complete For 4th Phase Polls Tomorrow

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As per SEC, the State witnessed 78.6 per cent voter turnout during the third phase polls held on February 20. Once again Sonepur district recorded the highest 87.44% voter turnout, followed by Nabarangpur (86.33), Koraput (84.78) and Angul (84.24).

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17:12 PM(4 months ago )

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Another Video Of BJD Leaders Using Lord Jagannath’s Photograph To Win Election Surfaces

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Days after Mahesh Baka, son of Chitrakonda BJD MLA Purnachandra Baka, was seen in a viral video clip making the voters of Badadural Panchayat in Malkangiri district swear by God to cast their vote to a particular candidates, a similar incident has surfaced from Nalgunda Gram Panchayat under Chandbali Block of Bhadrak district on Monday.

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17:11 PM(4 months ago )

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Rival Groups Of Political Party Clash In Joda, Several Vehicles Damaged

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Aclash erupted between two rival groups of a particular political party at Thakurani village near Guruda under Balada Panchayat of the mineral rich Joda Block in Keonjhar district on Sunday night. 

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17:09 PM(4 months ago )

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Maoist Dump Unearthed In Swabhiman Anchal, Cops Promise Safe Election

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Ahead of the voting for the last phase of the three-tier Panchayat elections in Odisha on February 24, security forces have recovered a huge cache of explosives and country-made weapons from a Maoist dump at Swabhiman Anchal (cut-off region) in Malkangiri district.

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17:08 PM(4 months ago )

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Gaisilet IIC In Bargarh Accused Of Thrashing Voter For ‘No Fault’

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In another incident related to poll violence in the State, the inspector-in-charge (IIC) of Gaisilet Police Station in Bargarh district, Birabara Bhagat allegedly thrashed a voter without any reason during the second phase of the Panchayat elections on February 18.

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17:06 PM(4 months ago )

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Late Night Group Clash Leaves Three Injured In Cuttack

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Palpable tension prevailed in Choudwar area of Cuttack district following a clash that reportedly broke out between two factions of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), leaving at least three persons injured on Sunday night.

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18:58 PM(4 months ago )

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15 Detained For Attacking Journalists In Jajpur During Polls

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Police detained at least 15 people for questioning in connection with the violence and attack  on journalists during polling in Jajpur. Police flag march in Bachala gram panchayat.

18:58 PM(4 months ago )

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Attack On Journalist: Odisha Congress Demands To Slap NSA On Miscreants

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Odisha Congress delegation calls on State Election Commissioner (SEC) AP Padhi and demands slapping of NSA on the perpetrators of attack against journalists during polling in Jajpur. Party also submits memo before the SEC seeking action against Jajpur SP

18:58 PM(4 months ago )

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Odisha SEC Condemns Attack On Journalists

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Odisha State Election Commissioner AP Padhi condemns attack on journalists during polling of votes in Panchayat Elections in Jajpur; directs district administration & DG Police to ensure the arrest and exemplary action against the culprits

18:41 PM(4 months ago )

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Names Missing From Voter List, Angry Dongria Kondhs Seize Ballot Box

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Irate over missing of their names in the voter list, some people from Dongria Kondh community in Chatikona village under Niyamgiri area of Rayagada district, seized a ballot box from the booth during the third phase voting for the three-tier panchayat elections on Sunday.

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17:31 PM(4 months ago )

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71% Voter Turnout Reported In Third Phase Of Polling, Informs SEC

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71% voter turnout in 3rd phase of panchayat polls in #Odisha as per preliminary reports. Polling affected due to law and order situation at some places of the State, necessary action will be taken based on the reports from Collectors: State Election Commissioner AP Padhi.

15:20 PM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Poll Violence: Irate Villagers Thrash Police At Booth In Kendrapara

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Some police officers were beaten up by irate villagers at Rajnagar in Kendrapara district following tension at a polling booth this morning. Read More...

15:18 PM(4 months ago )

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Attack On Journalists: Scribes Move SEC, Demand Stern Action

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A team of journalists moved the State Election Commission in Bhubaneswar and demanded stern action against those involved in attacking journalists in Jajpur, Nayagarh and Puri’s Kanas during the third phase of the panchayat election today. The scribes have demanded the arrest of all accused by today evening.
 

14:18 PM(4 months ago )

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62% Voter Turnout Till 1 PM, Informs SEC

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An average 62 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 p.m. in the third phase of Panchayat elections that is underway in 171 Zilla Parishad zones of Odisha, as per the latest updates by the State Election Commission (SEC)

13:56 PM(4 months ago )

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Miscreants Attack Cops In Kendrapara Village

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13:54 PM(4 months ago )

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Members Of Dongria Kondh In Boudh Flee With Ballot Box

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The members of Dongria Kondh community allegedly escaped with a ballot box from booth no 14 at Railima village under Sunakhanda Panchayat of Boudh district. They took the step after finding the names of hundred villagers of Upara and Tala Musudi areas missing from the voters' list.

13:54 PM(4 months ago )

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Clash Between 2 Polling Agents in Keonjhar

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A clash broke out between two polling agents inside Dimiria booth under Hatadihi Block of Keonjhar district.
 

13:49 PM(4 months ago )

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Tension Erupts At Gokhani Ward No 3 Of Dera Panchayat In Kendrapara

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Tension erupted at Gokhani ward no 3 under Dera Panchayat in Kendrapara district after a person, whose name was not on the voter list, was made an agent in the booth. Later, the villagers attacked police personnel who tried to resolve the matter.
 

13:45 PM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Polls: Clash Over Booth Rigging, 2 Police Personnel Injured In Stone Pelting In Jajpur

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Large scale violence and irregularities have been reported during the conduct of the third phase polling for the three-tier Panchayat elections in Jajpur district on Sunday. Read More...

13:07 PM(4 months ago )

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Group Clash Erupts During Voting, Miscreants Pelt Stones At Cops In Jari Panchayat Of Jajpur

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A clash erupted between two rival groups at booth no 14 in Jari Panchayat under Binjharpur Block of Jajpur district over the allegations of rigging.

On the other hand, two police personnel were injured after some miscreants pelted stones at the cops while they were trying to bring the situation under control in the area.
 

12:45 PM(4 months ago )

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45% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 12 PM, Informs SEC

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As voting continues for panchayat elections continues, an average 45 percent voter turnout has been recorded till 12 PM, informed the State Election Commission (SEC).

11:41 AM(4 months ago )

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Three Journalists Thrashed, Vehicle Ransacked By Miscreants In Jajpur

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Once again on-duty journalists faced the wrath of miscreants while covering the third phase of Odisha Panchayat Polls in Jajpur district on Sunday. Read More...

11:40 AM(4 months ago )

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BDO Attacked, Miscreants Loot Ballot Boxes In Separate Booths In Jajpur

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Lapses in security arrangements in the ongoing Odisha Panchayat polls became the talking point once again after miscreants were successful in looting two ballot boxes at booth no 4 and 6 in Bachala Panchayat under Binjharpur block of Jajpur district on Sunday. Read More...

11:34 AM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Polls: Tiffin Bomb Recovered At Niyamgiri, Villagers Boycott Voting In Keonjhar & Jajpur

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On the day of crucial third phase polling in the Panchayat polls, Rayagada police on Sunday achieved a major success after detecting a live tiffin bomb planted by Maoists. The explosive was seized at a bridge near the Niyamgiri hill. Read More...

11:30 AM(4 months ago )

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Journalists Attacked By Group Of Villagers In Jajpur’s Bachhalo Panchayat

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As many as three journalists working for different regional media houses in the State were attacked by a group of villagers at Bachhalo Panchayat under Binjharpur Block of Jajpur district on Sunday.

The scribes have rushed to the panchayat to cover the alleged booth rigging attempt by some miscreants. Earlier in the morning, unknown miscreants have looted ballot box at booth no 4 in the panchayat leading to disruption of voting in the polling booth.

10:45 AM(4 months ago )

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Jajpur: Korei BDO Attacked, Voting Halted In Multiple Booths

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The Block Development Officer (BDO) of Korei was reportedly attacked in front of polling booth at Soti village under Goleipur Panchayat in Jajpur district. The BDO had rushed to the spot after getting reports of booth rigging in the village.

Meanwhile, voting has been halted at booths no 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the panchayat.
 

10:28 AM(4 months ago )

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Tiffin Bomb Recovered At Niyamgiri In Rayagada

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On the day of crucial third phase polling in the Panchayat polls, Rayagada police on Sunday achieved major success after detecting a live tiffin bomb planted by Maoists. The explosive was seized at a bridge near the Niyamgiri hill.

It is suspected that the explosive was planted by the rebels with an intention to target the security forces and disrupt the election process. The entire area has been cordoned and the combing operation has been intensified by the security forces.

10:25 AM(4 months ago )

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Miscreants Loot Ballot Box In Binjharpur Block Of Jajpur

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Unknown miscreants have allegedly looted ballot box at booth no 4 in Bachala Panchayat under Binjharpur block of Jajpur triggering tension in the area.

Following the incident, voting has reportedly stopped in the polling booth.
 

09:47 AM(4 months ago )

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Jajpur Villagers Boycott Polls Over Shifting Of Booth

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The voters at booth no 10 in Kaunri Panchayat under Binjharpur block of Jajpur district boycotted panchayat elections on Sunday over allegedly shifting of polling booth to 3 km away from their village.

09:36 AM(4 months ago )

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15% Voters Turnout Recorded Till 9 AM

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Amid reports of people boycotting polls at Keonjhar, the voting in the third phase panchayat polls is underway peacefully in Odisha on Sunday.  An average of 15 per cent of votes have been cast in the first two hours of the polling, as per the data shared by the State Election Commission (SEC).

Around 56.53 lakh voters will exercise their franchise in the third phase of the three-tier election. As many as 679 candidates are in the fray for the ZP elections.

09:30 AM(4 months ago )

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Keonjhar Villagers Boycott Polls

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Protesting the lack of basic amenities, including drinking water, road and electricity in the area, the voters boycott polling at booth no 6, 7 & 8 in Balabhadrapur under Naradpur Panchayat of Keonjhar district.

09:21 AM(4 months ago )

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BJD Leader Accused Of Threatening Youth & Resorting To Blank Firing In Nabarangpur

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ABJD leader, contesting the three-tier panchayat polls as a zilla parishad candidate has been accused of firing three rounds of bullets in air to terrorise a youth at Dhana village in Nabarangpur district yesterday. read more...

09:19 AM(4 months ago )

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Voting Begins In Koira Block Of Sundergarh District

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08:55 AM(4 months ago )

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Sarpanch Candidate Detained For Distrubuting Cash In Mayurbhanj, Rescued By Police

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Tension prevailed at Badasahi block after a sarpanch candidate from Tangashol panchayat ward no 7 in Mayurbhanj district was detained for allegedly distributing cash among voters on Saturday night. The villagers caught hold of the sarpanch candidate who was seen moving around the village to distribute cash.

Following the tension in the area, local police reached the spot and rescued the candidate.
 

08:00 AM(4 months ago )

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Over 56 Lakh People To Cast Their Votes Today; 2773 Booths Declared Sensitive

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Over 56 lakh voters will exercise their franchise during the third phase of panchayat polls in Odisha on Sunday. While tight security arrangements have been put in place for guarding booths in Maoist-affected areas, as many as 2773 polling booths across the State have been identified as sensitive.

07:42 AM(4 months ago )

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15-Year Long Wait For Dongria Kondh Community Ends Today

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After a long gap of 15 years, Parasali Panchayat (consisting of 11 Wards) of Niyamgiri in Rayagada district to go to the polls today. As manty as 1619 voters will cast their votes during the third phase of panchayat polls on Sunday. Read More: Odisha Panchayat Polls: 15-Year Long Wait For Dongria Kondh Community Ends

18:29 PM(4 months ago )

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71 % Voter Turnout In Second Phase Odisha Panchayat Polls; Percentage Likely To Go Up, Says SEC

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Barring stray incidents of violence, the second phase voting for the three-tier Panchayat elections in Odisha concluded with...

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17:58 PM(4 months ago )

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Miscreants Attack Sarpanch With Sharp Weapons In Paradip

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Two miscreants allegedly attacked Paradipgarh Sarpanch Mihir Sahoo with sharp weapons near Chakradharpur chhak over some dispute that erupted last night. Critically injured in the attack, Sahoo has been admitted to hospital.

The miscreants also allegedly set a mutth afire in front of Sahoo's house.

17:33 PM(4 months ago )

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71% Voter Turnout Recorded In 2nd Phase Voting: SEC

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The State Election Commissioner Aditya Prasad Padhi today informed that 71% (preliminary) voter turnout recorded in the 2nd phase voting for the Odisha Panchayat polls on Friday. 

Barring a few incidents, the polling remained smooth in the State. Re-poll might be needed at 2-3 places where glitches in ballot paper were reported, and the final decision in this regard will be taken after getting report of the district collector.

17:25 PM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Polls: Miscreants Loot Ballot Box In Baranga, Another Dumped In Pond In Jajpur

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Tension prevailed during the conduct of the second phase Panchayat polls at Baranga in Cuttack district after miscreants snatched the ballot box after terrorising the...

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17:20 PM(4 months ago )

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Booth Rigging, Police-Public Face Off Mark Second Phase Panchayat Polls In Odisha

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Stray incidents of violence marked the second phase of three-tier Panchayat elections in the State which ended at 1 pm with...

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17:20 PM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Polls 2nd Phase: Villagers In Malkangiri’s Red Corridor Don’t Turn Up For Voting

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Voters of Baribeda area in Malkangiri’s Bonda Ghati did not turn up to exercise their franchise as...

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17:10 PM(4 months ago )

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Presiding Officer's Vehicle Carrying Ballot Box Attacked In Nuapada

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Tension erupted at Komna Block of Nuapada district after the personal vehicle of the presiding officer carrying ballot box was attacked by some locals. Irate locals questioned as to why the presiding officer was carrying the ballot box in his personal vehicle when he had been allotted government vehicle.

16:20 PM(4 months ago )

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Cuttack: Miscreants Loot Ballot Box At Barang

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Unidentified miscreants wielding sharp weapons allegedly looted ballot box from Barang block's Kurangapradhan Panchayat booth-11. Tension erupted in the region following the incident with locals staging dharna demanding re-poll.

16:14 PM(4 months ago )

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65% Voter Turnout In 'Disputed' Kotia Panchayat

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The local administration of the disputed Kotia panchayat in Odisha's Koraput district which went to the polls today recorded a voter turnout of 65 per cent. 

15:46 PM(4 months ago )

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Lapses In Voting Process In Bolangir's Loisinga, Voting Stopped

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Polling at Thakurpali Booth-11 in Bolangir's Loisinga has been stopped after allegations of lapses in the voting process came to the fore today. As per reports, the local BDO stopped the voting over allegations that the ballot papers given by the presiding officer had only three symbols for six sarpanch candidates.

15:01 PM(4 months ago )

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Police-Public Face Off In Bargarh

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A violent face off reportedly broke out outside a polling booth in Kathaumal village under Gaisilet block of Bargarh district during the second phase of Panchayat polls on Friday. The police resorted to lathicharge after Gaisilet police station in-charge sustained injuries on head in the face off.
 

14:21 PM(4 months ago )

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From Boat Ride To Trekking Hills: Polling Officers Take Much Pains For Rural Elections In Odisha

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Decades of democratic exercise seemed to have resulted little fruit except failed promises for many rural pockets of Odisha where even now polling parties still try to put their lives at stake to conduct elections.

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13:38 PM(4 months ago )

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65 Voter Turnout Recorded Till 1 PM

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The second phase of the three-tier Panchayat elections in Odisha witnessed a voter turnout of 65 per cent till 1 PM on Friday, informed the State Election Commission (SEC).
 

13:08 PM(4 months ago )

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Ballot Papers Snatched From Polling Officer In Jajpur 

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Tension flared up during the second phase of Panchayat elections in Odisha after a group of 10-15 miscreants reportedly snatched ballot papers from polling officer in Jajpur district. Consequently, voting process was disrupted at booth No-2 and 3 in Kanikapada under Dasarathpur block. 

13:00 PM(4 months ago )

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Ballot Papers Torn In Ganjam 

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Tension erupted at a booth in Ganjam district during the second phase polling on Friday after miscreants allegedly tore ballot papers. Miscreants allegedly barged into booth No-12 in Rameyapatna in Kuturu Panchayat under Chikiti block and tore 32 ballot papers.
 

12:21 PM(4 months ago )

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43 PC Voter Turnout Till 12 PM

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The second phase of Odisha Panchayat elections witnessed a voter turnout of 43 per cent till 12 PM on Friday, informed Rabindra Sahu, secretary of the State Election Commission (SEC). The disputed Kotia region in Koraput district recorded a voter turnout of over 40 per cent till 12 pm.

12:01 PM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Elections 2nd Phase: 20 PC Voter Turnout Till 9 AM Amid Poll Boycott, Irregularities

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After numerous instances of poll violence in the first phase, the second phase of Panchayat Elections in Odisha kicked off on Friday with much enthusiasm but with caution and security in place. 

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11:48 AM(4 months ago )

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Two More Villages Boycott Polls

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People of two villages in Dhenkanal Sadar block resorted to poll boycott over their demands. While the voters of Durgaprasad refused to cast vote in the elections demanding revenue village status, the residents of Mahulapunji village boycotted the polls opposing setting up of poultry farm in their area. 
 

10:43 AM(4 months ago )

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Confusion Over Poll Symbol Halts Voting

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Voting process was reportedly halted at booth No-5 in Bada Balikuda panchayat in Jajpur district following confusion over poll symbol of a ward member candidate. 

10:32 AM(4 months ago )

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20 PC Voter Turnout Till 9 AM

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The State Election Commission (SEC) informed that 20 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 9 am in the second phase of the Odisha Panchayat elections today. The polling, which began at 7 am, will conclude at 1 pm.  
 

10:25 AM(4 months ago )

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Ballot Boxes Looted

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The polling process of the second phase of the Odisha Panchayat elections disrupted in two booths in Jagatsinghpur district after miscreants reportedly looted ballot boxes on Friday. Ballot boxes were looted from booth No- 1 and 2 in Patasara under Sadar block. 

09:15 AM(4 months ago )

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Vote Boycott In Cuttack 

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Voters boycotted polling at booth No-15 in Kuranga Sasan of Cuttack district protesting detention of some people by police in connection with a case. 
 

08:40 AM(4 months ago )

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Nabarangpur Villagers Boycott Polls

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Residents of Baradajodi and Ladipadar villages under Tentulikhunti panchayat of Nabarangpur district boycotted the elections protesting alleged lack of basic amenities in their areas. Voters did not turn up at the polling booths to exercise their franchise.  
 

08:35 AM(4 months ago )

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6 Held For Booth Capturing, Assault On Voters

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At least six people were arrested on charges of booth capturing and attacking voters inside a booth in Tichhini village under Alanda panchayat. So far 14 persons have been arrested in connection with similar offences. 
 

08:12 AM(4 months ago )

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Poll Aspirant’s Missing Hubby Rescued

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Chinmay Das, husband of samiti member candidate in Sankulei panchayat who had been missing since February 16 night, has been rescued. Das was found in an unconscious state beneath a bridge near Bajichowk under the Town police limits in Dhenkanal district. He has been admitted to district headquarters hospital in a critical condition. 
 

07:53 AM(4 months ago )

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Tight Security For Phase 2 Polls

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Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the second phase of the Odisha panchayat elections today. As many as 240 platoons of police force have been deployed while 1753 mobile patrolling parties have been mobilised to ensure smooth conduct of the pollling.  
 

07:47 AM(4 months ago )

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Kotia Goes to Poll Today 

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Polling is underway in Koraput’s Kotia region which is a bone of contention between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments. Over 5,000 voters will exercise their franchise in 13 booths set up in the region. There are two contestants for the lone zilla parishad seat in Kotia while seven candidates are in fray for sarpanch post. 
 

07:04 AM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Polls Phase 2 Today

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Odisha Panchayat Polls Phase 2: Over 62L Voters To Exercise Franchise Today. People in 68 blocks across 30 districts of the State will exercise their franchise, sealing the fate of 747 candidates in ballot boxes.

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17:49 PM(4 months ago )

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70% Turnout In Odisha Panchayat Poll 1st Phase Voting: SEC

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The State Election Commissioner (SEC) Aditya Prasad Padhi today informed that Odisha witnessed a 70 per cent turnout (preliminary) in the 1st phase Panchayat poll on Wednesday.

He further informed that voting was disrupted in as many as seven booths in Jajpur, five in Puri, and three booths in Dhenkanal. The Police DG has been asked to ensure a smooth and hassle-free election, said Padhi.

16:58 PM(4 months ago )

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Poll Violence In Krushnaprasad: Over 40 Injured; 6 Bombs Hurled

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Over 40 persons reportedly sustained serious injuries in group attack and booth capturing in Booth-4 at Krushnaprasad in Puri district. Of the injured, the condition of 17 persons is stated to be critical. Besides, as per the local BDO, as many as six bombs were hurled by some miscreants.

16:42 PM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Polls: Ballot Box Looted In Dhenkanal

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Miscreants allegedly attacked a presiding officer in Nihalprasad under Gondia block of Dhenkanal district and looted ballot box. The critically injured presiding officer, identified as Purnachandra Raula, has been admitted to the nearby hospital.

16:31 PM(4 months ago )

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Booth 'Captured' In Rudrapur Panchayat Under Jajpur Block

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Amid the series of violence reported from across the State, booth 5 in Rudrapur Panchayat under Jajpur block was captured allegedly by a sarpanch candidate supporters, who cast vote after tearing off ballots. 

Police reportedly reached the spot and took custody of the ballot box.
 

14:53 PM(4 months ago )

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Another Sarpanch Candidate Dies

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Bhagirathi Amanatya, Sarpanch candidate of B.Maliguda under Nandahandi block dies during treatment at Koraput hospital; elections in the concerned zone were scheduled to take place on Feb 18.

14:51 PM(4 months ago )

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Elections Countermanded At Various Places After Death Of 23 Candidates

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Panchayat elections for as many as 23 seats in Odisha have been countermanded following the death of the contesting candidates.

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14:29 PM(4 months ago )

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BJP Alleges Poll Code Violation By Ruling BJD

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Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs and Jal Shakti Bishweswar Tudu Bishweswar Tudu alleges poll code violation by ruling-BJD, says CM Naveen’s hoardings put up outside booth-8 in Khantapala village under Morada block; Tudu files complaint with Mayurbhanj district Collector

13:56 PM(4 months ago )

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Over 60% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 1 PM, Informs SEC

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Over 30% voter turnout recorded till 11 AM, informed the State Election Commission (SEC).

13:49 PM(4 months ago )

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Over 30 Persons Injured In Poll Related Violence In Puri

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Over 30 people from Tichhini village were injured after being attacked by miscreants inside booth-4 in Alanda panchayat under Krushnaprasad block in Puri; violence reportedly broke out in presence of police when polling was underway.
 

13:32 PM(4 months ago )

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Elections At 23 Places Deferred Due To Death Of Candidates

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Elections to one Zilla Parishad post, six Sarpanch posts, three panchayat samiti member posts, 13 ward member posts deferred owing to death of candidates, informs SEC.

13:16 PM(4 months ago )

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Media Personnel Attacked In Puri

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As many as four correspondents of two electronic media organisations were allegedly attacked by miscreants while they had gone to cover news at a booth at Badala panchayat under Kanas block in Puri.

13:02 PM(4 months ago )

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Ballot Box Looted From Booth In Puri, Polling Disrupted

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Miscreants allegedly snatched ballot boxes from booth number-9 in Kashijharia village of Chapamanik Gram Panchayat under Brahmagiri block in Puri during the first phase of the three-tier Panchayat polls on Wednesday disrupting polling at the booth.

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12:49 PM(4 months ago )

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Around 500 Voters Boycott Polls In Mayurbhanj 

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Nearly 500 voters of Sarajamdihi in Badapheni Ward number 1 in Mayurbhanj district boycott polls after finding that their names are missing from the new voters’ list, the list mentions names of only 64 people from the village.
 

12:22 PM(4 months ago )

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Voting Underway For The First Phase Of Rural Polls In Odisha

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12:01 PM(4 months ago )

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Group Clash Disrupts Polling Process In Jajpur

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Polling process disrupted at booth-1 in Sujanpur panchayat after two group clash allegedly over loot of ballot paper stamps by some miscreants; local Tehsildar reaches the spot.

11:42 AM(4 months ago )

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Miscreants Loot Ballot Box From Polling Booth In Puri

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Some miscreants allegedly looted a ballot box from booth-9 in Kasijharia village under Chapamanik panchayat in Puri, informed police.
 

11:30 AM(4 months ago )

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Over 30% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 11 AM, Informs SEC

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Over 30% voter turnout recorded till 11 AM, informed Secretary of the State Election Commission (SEC).

11:09 AM(4 months ago )

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5 Injured In Poll Related Violence In Puri

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As many as five persons sustained injuries after being allegedly attacked by supporters of a political party at Nisibhanra village under Rahadamala panchayat in Puri. All injured have been admitted to Rebana Nuagaon hospital. 

10:58 AM(4 months ago )

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Sarpanch Candidate Dies In Bargarh, Election To The Post Postponed

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Sarpanch election in Gobindapur panchayat which was scheduled to take place on February 24 has been postponed after Sarpanch candidate Balmiki Pradhan died of cardiac arrest.

10:43 AM(4 months ago )

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Tension Outside Polling Booth In Bhadrak After Candidate Found Serving Tea

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Tension flared up at Booth-13 in Randia panchayat in Bhadrak district after a candidate was found serving tea to voters in glasses painted with his poll symbol ‘kettle’

SP reached the spot to bring the situation under control.

10:28 AM(4 months ago )

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Boudh Villagers Boycott Panchayat Polls Demanding Setting Up Of School

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372 voters of Manamunda Bhaliapadar village in Boudh's Kantamala resorted to poll boycott demanding government to set up a school in the area. The villagers staged dharna outside booth no. 12.

10:18 AM(4 months ago )

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Kalahandi Villagers Stop Polling Personnel From Entering Village, Boycott Panchayat Polls

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Residents of Upardunda and Taladunda in Junagarh Dundelmal panchayat boycott elections in protest against water scarcity and absence of motorable roads in the area.

The locals have also stopped polling personnel from entering village.

09:40 AM(4 months ago )

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Voting Underway At Pink Booths In Bolangir

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09:33 AM(4 months ago )

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Sarpanch Candidate Dies In Cuttack Sadar, Election To The Post Postponed

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The election to the post of Sarpanch in Jasapada under Cuttack Sadar block has been postponed following the death of Sarpanch candidate Namita Behera. Polling for other posts to continue as scheduled, informed local BDO.

09:22 AM(4 months ago )

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Protest Outside Polling Booth Disrupts Voting In Balasore

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The polling process was disrupted at a booth in Badamandaruni under Bhogarai block in Balasore district as a protest erupted after a polling agent reportedly attempted to cast vote on behalf of another person. 

09:18 AM(4 months ago )

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‘Cash For Vote’ Audio Clip Goes Viral In Keonjhar, BJP Demands Probe

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A purported viral audio about distribution of cash to voters in Gandhamardan mining area in Banspal block of Keonjhar district has gone viral on the social media, prompting the Opposition to target the ruling Biju Janta Dal (BJD).

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09:16 AM(4 months ago )

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Miscreants Attack A Family In Kantamala For Refusing To Vote A Candidate

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Miscreants allegedly attacked family members of a man in Hatipali village under Manamunda police station for reportedly refusing to cast vote to a candidate.

Complaint lodged against three persons and police personnel have been deployed at the spot.

08:55 AM(4 months ago )

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Firing At Sarpanch Candidate's House In Sambalpur Sparks Tension

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Tension ran high at Thelakuli Ghichamura panchayat in Sambalpur after firing at the house of a Sarpanch candidate in Deura village.

The bullet marks reportedly found at the door of his house.

08:42 AM(4 months ago )

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67.51 Lakh Voters To Decide Fate Of 726 Zilla Parishad Candidates Today

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08:42 AM(4 months ago )

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Poll Violence: Two Groups Clash Outside Polling Booth In Keonjhar

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Two groups reportedly clashed outside a polling booth in Gadabandhagada under Ramchandrapur police limits in Keonjhar's Anandapur.

The situation was brought under control by the police.

08:08 AM(4 months ago )

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Polling Delayed At Ambaroli Panchayat In Bhadrak Following Tension At Booth

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Polling is delayed at Ward Number1 in Talanga under Ambaroli panchayat in Bhadrak district as tension erupted after the presiding officer reportedly brought ballot papers outside the booth.

Polling officials or police are yet to reach spot.
 

07:56 AM(4 months ago )

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Foreign Liquor Worth Rs 10L Sized In Keonjhar, 2 Held

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Foreign liquor worth Rs 10 lakh was seized from the terrace of a bar in Anjar area in Keonjhar which was sealed ahead of the panchayat polls.

2 persons have been arrested in this connection and Rs 18000 in cash also recovered.

07:39 AM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Polls Violence: Bombs Hurled At House Of Samiti Member Candidate

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Some unidentified miscreants hurled bombs at the house of a Samiti member candidate Dilip Das in Sisua village under Salepur police stattion late last night; 

Das’ wife has reportedly sustained injuries in the attack.

07:23 AM(4 months ago )

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Voting For First Phase Of Panchayat Polls Begins

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The voting for the first phase of the three-tier panchayat elections began in Odisha. The polling started at 7 am and will continue till 1 pm.

The voters will decide the fate of 726 Zilla Parishad candidates in the first phase of the polls.

22:13 PM(4 months ago )

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Model Poll Code Violation In Jajpur, 4 Officials Sacked

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As many as four officials were suspended and dismissed on charges of violating the model poll code in Jajpur on Tuesday. GRS Adhira Barik of Haldidiha Panchayat under Binjharpur block and Alakunda Nodal Upper Primary school teacher Sheikh Mohammed have been suspended.

Similarly, record keeper Jhunalata Das of Kumari Panchayat under Dharmashala block and Chanditala panchayat's (Badachana block) record keeper Sujata Samal have been dismissed.

21:51 PM(4 months ago )

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Presiding Officer Replaced For 'Model Code Violation' In Bhadrak

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Tension erupted at Ward No. 1 of Ambaroli Panchayat in Bhadrak district after the presiding officer allegedly brought ballot papers outside the polling booth. On getting information, the local police and the BDO rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. Meanwhile, the concerned presiding officer has been replaced.

21:51 PM(4 months ago )

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Poll Violence In Polasara, Women Gherao Police Station

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Hundreds of women on Tuesday gheraoed Polasara Police Station in Ganjam district after supporters of a particular political party allegedly attacked them. 

19:54 PM(4 months ago )

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Congress Infighting: ‘Harichandan's Name Knowingly Dropped From Star Campaigners' List’

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The infighting in the State unit of grand old Congress party is out in the open once again with Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik saying...

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17:56 PM(4 months ago )

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Odisha Panchayat Polls Phase I: 3,357 Booths Sensitive, Over 67L Voters To Exercise Franchise Tomorrow

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The stage is all set for the three-tier Panchayat elections in Odisha with the first phase of voting scheduled to be held tomorrow (February 16). The voting will be carried out at 22379 booths in 1669 Panchayats across the State.

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