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Khallikote murder case: SIT begins probe; all booths declared as sensitive booths
Khallikote murder case: SIT begins probe; all booths declared as sensitive booths

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has started probing the alleged murder of BJP worker Dilip Pahan in Khallikote, where all election booths have been declared as sensitive booths.

Odisha BJP shares picture of 'Bhubaneswar-Chennai BJDGo flight ticket for VK Pandian'
Odisha BJP shares picture of 'Bhubaneswar-Chennai BJDGo flight ticket for VK Pandian'

The BJP in Odisha posted a satirical image on X of a 'flight ticket' in 'BJDGo' place for leader VK Pandian, on June 4, coinciding with election results day. This post came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made critical comments about the BJD government.

All booths in Bhubaneswar Central Assembly seat to be Sakhi booths
All booths in Bhubaneswar Central Assembly seat to be Sakhi booths

All 200 booths in the Bhubaneswar Central Assembly seat will be transformed into Sakhi booths to be managed and secured by trained women officials. This initiative aims to enhance security and facilities for women voters.

Odisha Elections 2024: Balasore villagers hellbent on ‘no road, no vote’ decision
Odisha Elections 2024: Balasore villagers hellbent on ‘no road, no vote’ decision

Villagers of Kaingadia in Balasore are frustrated with unmet promises on road connectivity. They have declared a poll boycott for the 2024 elections. They cited their commuting woes and health emergency issues due to poor road conditions. The issue has repeatedly been ignored by political leaders.

If serious about free electricity, remove meters from homes first: Odisha BJP to BJD
If serious about free electricity, remove meters from homes first: Odisha BJP to BJD

The Odisha BJP has challenged the BJD's free electricity announcement, urging the removal of meters to prove its sincerity.

Commissionerate Police finds 249 social media posts offensive, issues notices for removal
Commissionerate Police finds 249 social media posts offensive, issues notices for removal

The Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate Police has identified and issued notices for the removal of 249 offensive social media posts amid elections.

Odisha Elections 2024: 86 MLA candidates in third phase involved in serious crimes, says report 
Odisha Elections 2024: 86 MLA candidates in third phase involved in serious crimes, says report 

In the third phase of Odisha's Assembly elections, 86 out of 383 candidates face serious criminal charges, including murder and crimes against women. A report by ADR and Odisha Election Watch reveals criminal background and the wealth of the candidates in the fray.

Accused gets rigorous imprisonment in fake note racket
Seizure of Rs 31 lakh fake notes in Bolangir: Accused gets rigorous imprisonment in a first-of-its-kind conviction

In Odisha, Lingaraj Behera received a rigorous imprisonment sentence for dealing in Rs 32 lakh worth of counterfeit currency. This landmark conviction under sections 489-B and 489-C of the IPC marks a significant legal precedent in the region.

Collect funds to send VK Pandian to Tamil Nadu: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma in Odisha
Collect funds to send VK Pandian to Tamil Nadu: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma in Odisha

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, at a public meeting in Odisha's Puri district, urged locals to fund a plane ticket to send BJD leader VK Pandian to Tamil Nadu post-elections, aiming to protect Odia pride. This statement comes amid BJP's confidence in winning Odisha's government for the first time.

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Two people touring Odisha and releasing comedy videos: BJP VP Jay Panda

BJP Vice-President Baijayant Panda criticized BJD's lackluster campaign events compared to vibrant BJP gatherings, during a party meet in Balasore. He highlighted the anticipated third-term win for PM Narendra Modi and emphasized the importance of securing BJP's first government in Odisha.

Odisha tops country in price rise
Odisha tops country in price rise with record retail inflation rate of over 7% for 6 months

As per the recently published Retail Inflation Report by the Union government, the retail inflation rate has logged 7.1 per cent in Odisha in April, which is the highest in the country.

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'Mission Odisha': Top BJP leaders including Jay Panda, Aparajita Sarangi hold roadshow in Balasore

Top BJP leaders, including Manmohan Samal and Baijayant Panda, led a major roadshow in Balasore as part of 'Mission Odisha' to challenge the BJD's 25-year rule by promoting PM Narendra Modi's development agenda. The event marks a strategic push ahead of the crucial fourth phase elections in Odisha.

Low Pressure To Form Over BoB
Low pressure likely over BoB around May 22, depression by May 24: IMD

As per the latest IMD forecast, the low pressure area is likely to move initially north-east wards and subsequently concentrate into a depression over central parts of Bay of Bengal around May 24.

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Odisha Elections 2024: 2nd Phase polls on May 20 for 5 LS, 35 Assembly seats; highest CAPF deployment in Kandhamal

The second phase of the 2024 Odisha elections is set for May 20, covering 5 Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats. Over 79 lakh voters will participate, with substantial CAPF deployment in sensitive areas like Kandhamal.

Shankarbhanu Behera
Reserve Police constable found dead at hotel room in Bolangir; murder suspected

Police are suspecting that Behera was killed by someone inside the hotel room.

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