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Villagers Threaten To Boycott Panchayat Polls In Kendrapara
No School, No Vote: Villagers Threaten To Boycott Panchayat Polls In Kendrapara

Staying away from the polling booth and election fray was the only option for us to make ourselves heard, said the residents of Bijipur village.

Panchayat Polls in Malkangiri
Maoist-Hotbed Swabhiman Anchal In Malkangiri Gears Up For Panchayat Polls

People of nine panchayats of Swabhiman Anchal under the Chitrakonda block of the district will cast vote and elect their representatives on February 24.

TMC Likely To Bring Substantive Motion Against Bengal Governor In RS
TMC Likely To Bring Substantive Motion Against Bengal Governor In RS

On January 25, while speaking to the media after paying floral tributes at the statue of B R Ambedkar on the Assembly premises on the National Voters Day, the governor not only castigated the Speaker and the chief minister for allegedly not providing the information he had sought, but also described the political condition in West Bengal as horrible and frightening

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Young Satraps In Front Seat As Veterans Take Backroom 
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Young Satraps In Front Seat As Veterans Take Backroom 

And the young cubs are going the extra mile to not let down their aging fathers. 

BJP's Suratha Biswal Rakes Up OBC Card
BJP Rakes Up OBC Candidature Card To Corner BJD Ahead Of Odisha Panchayat Polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) brought forth the issue of OBC candidature once again on Thursday following the release of the final list of candidates who will contest the three tier Panchayat polls in Odisha.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Sarpanch Candidate's Son 'Abducted' In Khordha During Campaigning
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Sarpanch Candidate's Son 'Abducted' In Khordha During Campaigning

The family members of the missing youth filed the police complaint after he didn't come home for a long time and his mobile phone was switched off

BJP Press Conference
Panchayat Polls: Men SHGs, End Of PC Culture & Mandi Management Focus Areas Of BJP Manifesto

The manifesto contains a 22-point charter which the saffron party promises to deliver if its’ candidates emerge victorious in the three tier Panchayat polls in Odisha.

ECI Keeping Close Watch On Expenditure Of Virtual Rallies
ECI Keeping Close Watch On Expenditure Of Virtual Rallies

The ECI has also directed the social media platform companies to ensure compliance with the voluntary code of ethics amid heavy online campaigning due to ban of rallies.

Prasad Harichandan
‘Hurt’ Prasad Harichandan Breaks Down; Junks Deal With BJD, Vows Not To Contest 2024 Polls

The veteran Congress leader made it clear that he is not quitting politics in near future. But he made it clear that he will not be in the fray for the 2024 general election

Scarce Drinking Water, Corruption Ail Puri Villages; Become Poll Issues 
Scarce Drinking Water, Corruption Ail Puri Villages; Become Poll Issues 

Despite living closer to the sea, the residents of Brahmagiri area are struggling to get their daily quota of fresh water.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Candidates, Political Parties Firing On All Cylinders To Ensure Victory  
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Candidates, Political Parties Firing On All Cylinders To Ensure Victory  

The three main political parties- the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress- have meanwhile finalized their calibrated strategies to ensure victory of their candidates. 

Voting In Panchayat Polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls: 1 ZP Candidate, 126 Sarpanchs Set To Be Elected Uncontested

The election is almost over for BJD candidate Kalpana Pradhan from Ambabhona Block Zone-2 in Bargarh district who is all set to be declared as the winner of the ZP unopposed.

BJP Opposes 'Naming' Of Mumbai Garden After Tipu Sultan; Minister Says Name Is Around For Long
BJP Opposes 'Naming' Of Mumbai Garden After Tipu Sultan; Minister Says Name Is Around For Long

Speaking to reporters in Nagpur, BJP leader and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, Tipu Sultan is historically known for committing atrocities against the Hindus in his state. The BJP will never accept the honouring of such personalities. The decision to name the garden after Tipu Sultan should be revoked.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Persons With Disabilities Trying Luck In Politics
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Persons With Disabilities Trying Luck In Politics

Mallick is not a rich person, nor does he have political experience. Yet, he has been the cynosure of all eyes because despite his physical impediments, he is in the fray for the crucial rural body polls. 

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Visually Impaired Man’s Nomination Paper Rejected, Seeks EC’s Help
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Visually Impaired Man’s Nomination Paper Rejected, Seeks EC’s Help

“I filed nomination from my village, but the Block Development Officer (BDO) rejected my nomination stating I am unable to read and write,” alleged Sabar. “I can read and write using Braille which is an internationally accepted language for visually impaired persons,” he added. 

Missing ZP Candidate Rina Kabasi
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP ZP Aspirant Goes ‘Missing’, Party Alleges Abduction Bid

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Zilla Parishad aspirant in Kalimela Zone-2 under Malkangiri district has allegedly gone missing since Monday morning, a day ahead of the nomination withdrawal deadline.

Independent Candidate In Kotia
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Independents Play Spoilsport In Kotia Equation

All the equations set up to keep the Andhra Pradesh administration away from sabotaging the election in Kotia, seem to have fallen flat with the filling of nomination by these two independent candidates.

Woman Accuses MP Jual Oram Of Misbehaviour, Vandalises Party Office In Rourkela
Woman Accuses MP Jual Oram Of Misbehaviour, Vandalises Party Office In Rourkela

An aspirant for Sarpanch post, Gouri Munda alleged that she had approached the senior leader for his support.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: All In The Family
Odisha Panchayat Polls: All In The Family

A glaring election-motivated family tussle is being witnessed in Lipinda Panchayat of Sambalpur district where husband and wife are confronting each other.

Punjab Seat Sharing: BJP To Contest On 65 Seats, PLC On 37, SAD (Sanyukt) On 15
Punjab Seat Sharing: BJP To Contest On 65 Seats, PLC On 37, SAD (Sanyukt) On 15

Nadda said Punjab is a border state and security is a very important issue as far as assembly elections are concerned.

Received Request From Pakistan PM To Take Navjot Sidhu In My Cabinet: Amarinder Singh
Received Request From Pakistan PM To Take Navjot Sidhu In My Cabinet: Amarinder Singh

Talking about the message he received, Singh said, "Message was that the Pakistan Prime minister has sent a request that if you can take Sidhu in your cabinet he will be grateful. He (Sidhu) is an old friend of mine (Pakistan Prime Minister) and if he doesn't work then you can remove him."

Odisha Urban Polls: 5K Wards To Get 11,000 EVMs For Smooth Conduct Of Elections
Odisha Urban Polls: 5K Wards To Get 11,000 EVMs For Smooth Conduct Of Elections

As 107 municipalities and notified area councils (NACs), besides Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Berhampur municipal corporations are likely to go for polls by the end of April or beginning of May, the State government is working overtime complete the necessary exercises, like Ward delimitations. 

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Neglected And Forgotten, Disgruntled Villagers Decide Not To Vote
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Neglected And Forgotten, Disgruntled Villagers Decide Not To Vote

Among others, lack of road communication and mobile network services have been in the wish list of the residents of the villages under Paraposhi, Jharagogua, Jharamunda, Gandam and Dimirikuda Panchayats in Tileibani block. 

Odisha Panchayat Elections: 8,648 Nominations Rejected, Final Candidate List On Jan 25
Odisha Panchayat Elections: 8,648 Nominations Rejected, Final Candidate List On Jan 25

As many as 8,648 nomination papers submitted by candidates for election to various positions in the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions in Odisha were rejected during scrutiny on Sunday.

From Holding Key Portfolios To Starting From Scratch-Twists And Turns In Political Leaders’ Careers
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Earstwhile Political Big Guns Back To Grassroots

Electoral politics has been like a game of Snakes and Ladders across the globe with political figures witnessing many ups and downs in their career.

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