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Cyclone Remal intensifies into severe cyclonic storm
Cyclone Remal intensifies into severe cyclonic storm; to cross with max wind speed of 110-120 kmph 

Cyclone Remal, currently over the North Bay of Bengal, has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm. It is positioned approximately 270 km from Sagar Islands and is projected to hit the Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts around midnight on May 26 with winds reaching 110-120 kmph.

Chilika MLA Prashant Jagdev arrested for allegedly toppling EVM during Odisha polls
Chilika MLA Prashant Jagdev arrested for allegedly toppling EVM during Odisha polls

Chilika MLA Prashant Jagdev was arrested for allegedly toppling an EVM during Odisha's third phase polling. Claims of political conspiracy arose, with demands for CCTV inspection to verify the incident.

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EVM toppling row: Locals allege conspiracy against MLA Prashant Jagdev 
EVM toppling row: Locals allege conspiracy against MLA Prashant Jagdev 

Villagers in Kaunripatana defended BJP MLA Prashant Jagdev against accusations of EVM toppling during the polling. They claimed the allegation was a politically-motivated conspiracy. Despite CCTV evidence and public outcry, BJD demanded his arrest, leading to his detention

Non-resident Odia undertakes 20-hr journey to cast vote; sets example for others 
Non-resident Odia undertakes 20-hr journey to cast vote; sets example for others 

Priyadarshee Panigrahi, a Non-Resident Odia, traveled 20 hours from Dubai to Sambalpur to vote, exemplifying high commitment amidst generally low voter turnout.

BJP holds massive Jan Sampark Yatra in Kendrapara
BJP holds massive Jan Sampark Yatra in Kendrapara

The BJP organized a massive Jan Sampark Yatra in Kendrapara. Party's Lok Sabha candidate Baijayant Panda and MLA candidate Gitanjali Sethi took part in the rally which attracted thousands of party workers and locals from seven panchayats.

Odisha Elections 2024: Voters in Puri 'not allowed to vote as names found deleted’ in voter list
Odisha Elections 2024: Voters in Puri 'not allowed to vote as names found deleted’ in voter list

During the third phase of elections in Odisha, several voters in Puri district were unable to vote as their names were deleted from the voter list at booth-161. This issue caused distress among the voters who felt helpless and voiced their concerns about this anomaly in the electoral process.

Odisha Elections 2024: Chhendipada MLA Sushant Behera 'attacks BJP worker'
Odisha Elections 2024: Chhendipada MLA Sushant Behera 'attacks BJP worker'

During the third phase of elections in Odisha, Chhendipada MLA Sushant Behera allegedly attacked a BJP worker at a polling booth in Angul district. The incident occurred as Behera was allegedly persuading voters, leading to accusations of booth rigging by BJP worker Siddharth Shankar Sahu.

BJP candidate Upasana Mohapatra accuses presiding officer of misbehaving with people inside booth
BJP candidate Upasana Mohapatra accuses presiding officer of misbehaving with people inside booth

During the third phase of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha on Saturday, BJP candidate for Brahmagiri Assembly seat Upasana Mohapatra accused a presiding officer and BJD agent of misconduct at a booth. Delay due to EVM glitches was reported from some booths in Puri. She reported the issue to authorities as tensions grew among voters.

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'Tamil Nadu contractor babu looted Odisha': Smriti Irani targets BJD, praises Baijayant Panda for pro-people works

While canvassing for Baijayant Panda and other MLA candidates, Smriti Irani began her address in Odia and highlighted several issues concerning the state. She also praised Baijayant Panda’s efforts to stand by the people of Kendrapara when there was drinking water crisis.

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Odisha elections 2024: Voters express resentment over 'last minute announcement' for no mobile phones inside booths

Though there are prescribed rules for restrictions on mobile phones, many voters rued that they were unaware and had to return as there was no provision to keep their phones safe inside or near the booth.

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Odisha third phase polling: Violence, EVM glitches and death of polling agent reported

The third phase of polling in Odisha was disrupted by violence at Athagarh and EVM problems at Brahmagiri. Incidents included injuries due to clashes, a polling agent's death suspected from sunstroke, and an elderly voter's death while standing in queue.

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Deep depression to intensify into severe cyclonic storm; check IMD’s forecast for wind speed

As per the latest IMD’s forecast, the deep depression will intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. Subsequently, it would move nearly northwards, intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm by May 26 morning.

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Odisha third phase polls: Be it wheelchair or oxygen support, elderly voters raise bar for young voters

In Odisha's third phase of polling, elderly voters, some on wheelchairs and others with oxygen support, exemplified commitment to democracy, motivating younger voters. This phase will influence the outcomes for six Lok Sabha and 42 assembly seats.

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Odisha Elections 2024 Phase 3 Voting LIVE Updates: Odisha records 71 percent voter turnout

Voting was held for the third phase of polling in Odisha. The polling was held amid heavy security in as many as six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly constituencies

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