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Bhadrak is a city of Odisha state in eastern India. It came into existence on 1 April 1993. According to legend, the city derives its name from the Goddess Bhadrakali whose temple is on the banks of the Salandi River. Dhamra, one of the deep draft ports of India which can accommodate super cape-size vessels is situated in Bhadrak. Bhadrak is also famous for Palua Ladu, special kind of sweet.

Loud explosion-like sound rocks three Odisha districts
Loud explosion-like sound rocks three Odisha districts

The deafening sound was heard in Jajpur, Bhadrak and Anandapur in Keonjhar districts.

BJP's Suryabanshi Suraj
CM Naveen should take responsibility of Dhamnagar as promised, says BJP’s Suryabanshi Suraj

BJP leader and son of late MLA Bishnu Charan Sethi, Suryabanshi Suraj said, even after getting defeated in the byelection, CM Naveen should take the responsibility of Dhamnagar as he is the Chief Minister of Odisha and it is his duty to look after the State.

BJP Celebrates victory in Dhamnagar bypoll
BJP retains Dhamnagar, defeats BJD by huge margin

The BJP’s candidate Suryavanshi Suraj polled 80351 votes followed by BJD’s choice Abanti Das 70470. From the very first round of the counting, Suraj continued to lead.  

Dhamnagar bypoll: Excitement soars as counting begins; a sneak peek into recent bypolls' results in
Dhamnagar bypoll: Excitement soars as counting begins; a sneak peek into recent bypolls' results in Odisha

Even as five candidates are in the fray, a neck-and-neck contest among three candidates is expected. These candidates are Suryavanshi Suraj of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Abanti Das of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Rajendra Das, an independent candidate. 

Dhamnagar Bypoll Results Live Updates: Counting of votes
Dhamnagar Bypoll Results Live Updates: BJP's Suryavanshi Suraj wins by 9881 votes

Counting of votes for the by-election to Dhamnagar Assembly constituency is under process. The counting will take place on 14 tables in as many as 18 rounds.

Dhamnagar bypoll: Countdown begins for counting of votes tomorrow 
Dhamnagar bypoll: Countdown begins for counting of votes tomorrow 

The fate of the candidates sealed in the EVM machines will be revealed tomorrow as the counting is all set to start from 8 am on Sunday. 

Basudevpur Police Station
Woman shot at by miscreants trying to kidnap minor daughter

The woman, identified as Jyotsnarani Sahu of Alanaga village under Basudevpur police limits, reportedly sustained injury on her hand while scuffling with the miscreants.

Voting
Dhamnagar bypoll LIVE updates: 58.53 % voter turnout till 5 pm

The voting for the much awaited byelection to the Dhamnagar Assembly constituency in Bhadrak district began on Thursday morning. Over 2.38 lakh voters

Cash For Vote In Dhamnagar Bypoll
Cash for vote: Only BJD-supported self-help groups getting money, complain SHGs

Some women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) have alleged that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is distributing money to only its supporters in the SHGs and not to all.

BIG NEWS: Marriage not ground for disqualifying women for jobs under rehabilitation scheme: Orissa HC
BIG NEWS: Marriage not ground for disqualifying women for jobs under rehabilitation scheme: Orissa HC

Women cannot be disqualified for jobs under rehabilitation assistance scheme on ground of marriage, the Orissa High Court has ruled.

Outrage over obscene dance during Kali Puja programme in Odisha’s Bhadrak
Outrage over obscene dance during Kali Puja programme in Odisha’s Bhadrak

When contacted, Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Manager of Rajnandini Opera Party said, “Just because of one woman, there was a huge scuffle. No other spectators said anything. I think it is a publicity stunt.”

Dhamnagar Byelection: Campaigning intensifies as CEO reviews preparedness for polling
Dhamnagar Byelection: Campaigning intensifies as CEO reviews preparedness for polling

State Chief Electoral Officer Sushil Lohani asked to upload photos or videos of any such incident violating the ‘Model Code of Conduct’ on the C-Vigil mobile app. The CEO also assured that action will be taken within 100 minutes of receiving the complaint.

Dhamnagar by-poll: BJP demands scrutiny of ‘viral audio’ of Rajendra Das ‘meeting’ Amit Shah
Dhamnagar by-poll: BJP demands scrutiny of ‘viral audio’ of Rajendra Das ‘meeting’ Amit Shah

BJP has raised objections to the audio clip. After filing the complaint at the cyber police station, the saffron party delegation also met Chief Electoral Officer and registered a complaint. 

Odisha CEO Sushil Lohani
Cash for votes: 2 women booked ahead of Dhamnagar bypoll

The complaints were registered at Dhamnagar Police Station under several sections after allegation about cash distribution to lure voters was received, informed the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Sushil Lohani on Wednesday.

Dhamnagar bypoll: BJP demands action against BJD for beaching model code of conduct
Dhamnagar bypoll: BJP demands action against BJD for breaching model code of conduct

"We demand the CEO to take action against those who breached the poll code of conduct under Section 171 B, 171 C of Indian Penal Code", said Samir Mohanty

Raju Das pressurised to support BJD candidate Abanti Das, claims rebel leader's aide
Raju Das pressurised to support BJD candidate Abanti Das, claims rebel leader's aide

Mohapatra made this startling revelation in OTV’s Jana Mancha programme titled ‘Dhamnagar Ghamasan’

Baitarani River Near Dhamnagar
Dhamnagar bypolls: Flood woes major issue for voters

Flood is a constant threat for these people and a major issue during elections. Probably why, the voters have never repeated any MLA from the constituency since 2020.

BJD Leaders In Dhamnagar Bypolls
Jajpur calling shots in BJD’s Dhamnagar bypoll campaign?

Is Jajpur calling the shots in Dhamnagar? The question surfaced in a recent BJD meeting in Bhadrak where a party member expressed his dissatisfaction over excess meddling of party leaders from Jajpur in the by-election.

Election campaigning gathers steam in Dhamnagar 
Election campaigning gathers steam in Dhamnagar 

While streets, lanes and by-lanes in poll-bound Dhamnagar are dotted with banners and posters of the candidates; bike rallies, meetings and road shows are being organised on a regular basis. 

BJD expels rebel leader Rajendra Das from party ahead of Dhamnagar bypoll
BJD expels rebel leader Rajendra Das from party ahead of Dhamnagar bypoll

Party president Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday expelled Das from the party on the ground of anti-party activities. The party informed this by releasing an order.  

Dhamnagar bypoll: Political parties, independent candidates intensify campaigns
Dhamnagar bypoll: Political parties, independent candidates intensify campaigns

Candidates along with leaders are seen leaving no stone unturned to woo voters in the poll-bound Assembly constituency.

Independent candidate Rajendra Das
Dhamnagar bypoll: Rebel Rajendra Das’s star campaigner list featuring parents’ names goes viral

While Das’ father and mother names are on the top position of the viral campaigner list, elderly persons, uncles and aunties are in the second and third position.

Dhamnagar bypoll: All eyes on rebel BJD leader as nomination withdrawal deadline ends today   
Dhamnagar bypoll: All eyes on rebel BJD leader as nomination withdrawal deadline ends today   

Today it is to be seen whether rebel BJD leader Rajendra Das will withdraw his nomination papers, obeying party discipline or will stick to his guns. 

Dhamnagar bypoll: BJD drops Anubhav Mohanty, Samir Dash from star campaigners' list; Cong excludes M
Dhamnagar bypoll: BJD drops Anubhav Mohanty, Samir Dash from star campaigners' list; Cong excludes Moquim

The BJD’s list has 40 names as its star campaigners, excluding actor-turned politician Anubhav Mohanty and Minister Samir Dash. 

APJ Abdul Kalam
Remembering APJ Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary: The Missile Man’s Odisha connection

Kalam had spent considerable time in Bhadrak and Balasore districts of Odisha as part of his efforts to launch missiles for the protection of the country.

BJP
Dhamnagar bypoll: BJP releases party's star campaigners' list 

Odisha BJP President Samir Mohanty along with three union ministers- Dharmendra Pradhan, Ashwini Vaishnaw, and Bisweswar Tudu has been listed as the star campaigner. 

Candidates Of Dhamnagar Bypoll
Dhamnagar bypoll: Four-cornered fight in offing after BJD dissident files nomination as independent

The Dhamnagar bypoll is all set to see a fight between Abanti Das (BJD), Suryabanshi Suraj (BJP), Baba Harekrushna Sethi (Congress) and Rajendra Das (Independent).

Disgruntled former BJD MLA Rajendra Das to file nomination as independent candidate
Dhamnagar by-poll: Disgruntled BJD leader Rajendra Das files nomination as independent candidate 

For the by-poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) have fielded Suryabanshi Suraj, son of late Bishnu Charan Sethi, Baba Harekrushna Sethi and Abanti Das respectively. 

Dhamnagar by-poll: BJD dissidence out in open after Abanti Das nomination
Dhamnagar by-poll: BJD dissidence out in open after Abanti Das nomination

Registering their dissatisfaction over Rajendra Das being sidelined, the former legislator’s supporters urged him to contest independently. 

IMD's Forecast On Cyclonic Circulation
IMD’s latest update on southwest monsoon withdrawal and cyclonic circulation

The southwest monsoon is likely to further withdraw from remaining parts of Gujarat, some parts of Maharashtra and some parts of east India during subsequent two days.

BJD nominates Abanti Das as party candidate for Dhamnagar bypoll
Dhamnagar bypoll: BJD fields Abanti Das as party candidate

The BJD's candidate for Dhamnagar by-election Abanti Das is the present Tihidi block chairperson and is said to have vast experience in Mission Shakti. 

Congress fields Harekrushna Sethi
Dhamnagar by-poll: Congress fields Harekrushna Sethi

The by-election was necessitated after the demise of BJP MLA Bishnu Charan Das on September 19.

Thunderstorm Warning
IMD predicts thunderstorm and lightning in 15 Odisha districts

The alert has been issued for the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Koraput, Kandhamal and Rayagada.

Dhamnagar By-poll
Two BDOs transferred ahead of Dhamnagar bypoll

The voting will be conducted on November 3 from 7 am to 6 pm. The counting of votes and announcement of results will be done on November 6, 2022.

Dhamnagar Bypoll
Notification released for Dhamnagar bypoll, check important dates

The voting will be conducted on November 3 while the counting of votes and announcement of results will be done on November 6

Close shave for 10 fishermen as fishing boat catches fire near Wheeler Island
Close shave for 10 fishermen as fishing boat catches fire near Wheeler Island

While the exact reason for the fire is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the engine inside the boat led to the explosion.

Low Pressure Triggers Rainfall In Odisha
Low pressure update: Rain lashes several parts of Odisha on Maha Navami

As per IMD, the intensity of rainfall is likely to increase as a low pressure system has formed over Westcentral Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood.

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