Tag: 2019 Election

2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
No early elections! Final voter list in Odisha by January 2019

Bhubaneswar: Amid speculations of early elections, the Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha said that the final voter list in the state will be published on January 4, 2019; thereby ruling out any chances of elections in 2018 for the time being. The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday kicked off poll preparations and issued […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Maoist leader Sabyasachi to contest 2019 elections: Mili Panda

Bhubaneswar: Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, who was arrested in 2014 after nearly one and half a decade of hiding from police, is all set to contest the upcoming 2019 general elections. Subhashree Panda (Mili), wife of Sabyasachi informed that he (Sabyasachi) is mentally prepared to contest 2019 elections.  “He will file his nominations as  […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BJD to form Biju Juba Bahini; opposition sees red

Bhubaneswar: Politics is now active over BJD’s proposal to form ‘Biju Juba Bahini’ (Youth Brigade) as part of its ambitious plan to connect with the youths in all panchayats and blocks of Odisha. The Sports and Youth Department through an advertisement has invited applications from youths in the age group of 15 to 35 years […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha urges Centre to increase rice quota

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday requested Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ramvilas Paswan to increase the State’s rice quota under National Food Security Act (NFSA). Official sources said, Odisha Food and Civil Supplies Minister Sanjay Dasburma raised the issue during a discussion with Paswan who arrived here on a two-day […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Congress to contest elections alone in Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada: Congress party in Andhra Pradesh has decided to go alone in the ensuing simultaneous elections to the State Assembly and Lok Sabha. Party’s central leader Oommen Chandy, who is incharge of party affairs in Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday said Congress had decided to contest all 175 Assembly and all 25 Lok Sabha seats. The […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
New Indian IT rules take social media giants to task

New Delhi: As India gears up for general elections, owners of global social media platforms are in a huddle over how to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news in a country where deep mobile penetration has made Facebook, its messaging service WhatsApp and Twitter available at the fingertips of millions. Despite efforts that […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Rahul Gandhi has brought Congress 'back onto board': Scindia

Mumbai: Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday credited victory in the Assembly polls in three states to party chief Rahul Gandhi, saying it was he who brought the Congress back in the reckoning. The Congress on Tuesday wrested back power from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Speaking at the […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Eye on 2019 polls: Kendrapara BJP workers upbeat for PM Modi's visit

Bhubaneswar/Kendrapara: With elections round the corner and Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to visit Odisha on December 24, the party’s Kendrapara workers are all geared up to welcome the PM. The Kendrapara unit of BJP on Friday held a meeting under the chairmanship of State BJP president Basant Panda at the party office in the […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
Op-Ed: Fire and brimstone amounting to nothing!

What next for Srikant Jena? Of the two other major parties in Odisha, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is unlikely to open its doors for the man who has just been shown the door by the Congress given what he has done in the past to the man in whose name the BJD has been […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
'Modi's development mantra will help BJP sweep LS polls'

Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development mantra will help the BJP sweep the upcoming parliamentary polls, the saffron party’s national vice-president and in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir Avinash Rai Khanna said on Tuesday. “Modi’s mantra of development will help the BJP sweep the upcoming parliamentary election as his four-and-a-half years of work has outclassed the […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Authorities begin eviction drive on political hoardings as MCC comes into effect

Puri: As the model code of conduct (MCC) comes into effect with the announcement of general elections in Odisha and other parts of the country on Sunday, district administrations in the State have begun eviction drive to remove all hoardings, banners and posters of political parties and their leaders. As per reports, the Enforcement team […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
LS polls: 3rd phase sees largest deployment of EVMs

New Delhi: The third phase of ongoing Lok Sabha elections saw the largest-ever deployment of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines across 2.11 lakh polling stations spread over 13 states and 2 Union Territories, the Election Commission (EC) said on Tuesday. Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain said that ever since their […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
PM to hold road show, 'puja' before filing nominations

Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform an elaborate ‘puja at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi on Thursday evening before he sets out to file his nomination papers on Friday. According to Sushant Misra , president of Ganga Seva Fund, this would be the Prime Minister’s third visit to the banks of Ganga after 2014. “After […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Foreign trips helped India's might become known: Modi

Illambazar (West Bengal): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday came down heavily on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for accusing him of only going on foreign trips in last five years, saying India’s might has been acknowledged across the globe because of these visits. “Didi (Banerjee) has said that the ‘Chaiwala’ has only made […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Rajnath Singh lambasts Naveen for not implementing Ayushman Bharat Yojana

Jajpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh came down heavily on BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today for not implementing Ayushman Bharat Yojana in Odisha. Addressing a poll meeting in Bari of Jajpur district today, Rajnath said that while the Ayushman Bharat Yojana has been implemented by other states of the country, people […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021