Tag: Chief Electoral Officer

Audi driver gives flying squad a slip, abandons bag containing Rs 27 lakh

Rourkela: A special flying squad for elections today recovered cash worth Rs 27.49 lakh during inspection of vehicles at Mahapani chhak in Bisra area of Rourkela. The seizure took place after the driver of an Audi car abandoned the bag with cash and fled the scene along with the vehicle. Biswaranjan Rath, Nodal Officer of […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Cash, liquor seizures in Odisha before polls raise serious concern

Rourkela/Kalahandi/Bhubaneswar: With multiple incidents of cash and liquor seizures reported in Odisha just before the elections, concerns are being raised over free and fair conduct of polls across the State. A special flying squad for elections on Wednesday recovered cash worth Rs 27.49 lakh during inspection of vehicles at Mahapani chhak in Bisra area of […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Poll violence: Fear of defeat haunting BJD, says BJP

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday targeted the ruling-BJD over rising incidents of poll violence in the State and accused that the fear of defeat in the 2019 Elections is making the regional party violent. Addressing a press meet, Lekhashree Samantsinghar, the general secretary of the BJP, said that fear of defeat in the […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Odisha Elections 2019: BJP moves CEO against 3 bureaucrats

Bhubaneswar: Alleging undue influence of bureaucrats in affairs of the ruling-BJD during the ongoing elections in Odisha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has urged the State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to track three senior bureaucrats- Chief Minister’s private secretary VK Pandian, OSD to CM DS Kuttey & DIG Intelligence Asish Singh. A delegation of the […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Odisha BJP demands re-polling in 9 'rigged' booths of Athagarh

Bhubaneswar: Alleging rigging, the Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded re-polling in nine booths of Atagarh Assembly constituency. A delegation of the saffron party led by Cuttack Lok Sabha candidate and former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra and party’s state Vice-President Samir Mohanty met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha and […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Patkura Assembly election postponed; to be completed within 60 days

Bhubaneswar: In view of the serious devastation caused by cyclone Fani, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has extended the completion of Patkura Assembly polls by 60 days, informed Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha today. The date of poll will be suitably decided after assessing local situation, the CEO added. The Patkura Assembly poll […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Re-polling in 34 booths of Odisha likely on May 19

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of irregularities and incidents of violence at several booths during 3rd and 4th phase polls in the State, the Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Surendra Kumar today informed that re-polling will take place in 34 booths. Earlier, Kumar had requested Election Commission of India for re-polling in the concerned booths. Re-polling will […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Re-polling begins at 34 booths across Odisha amid tight security

Bhubaneswar: Following directions from the Election Commisison of India (ECI), re-polling began in 34 booths amid tight security arrangements across Odisha today. Taking cognisance of irregularities and incidents of violence in 34 booths during third and fourth phase of polls held on April 23 and April 29 respectively, Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) had recommended […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Sushil Kumar Lohani Is New Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Bijepur bypoll on October 21, the Election Commission of Indian (ECI) has approved appointment of 1995-batch IAS officer Sushil Kumar Lohani as the next Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha. Lohani’s name was finally approved by the ECI from the three-member list of IAS officers whose names were recommended by the State Government […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Odisha Bypoll Results: 3 Tier Security For Counting of Votes Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With people of Balasore Sadar and Tirtol assembly constituencies eagerly awaiting the results of the recently held by-elections, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Sushil Lohani on Monday has shared details on the necessary arrangements in place for counting of votes which will begin at 8 am tomorrow (November 10). A three-layer security arrangement has been […]

  • Friday, 09 April 2021
Odisha: Special Drive For Revision Of Electoral Roll Underway; New Voter List In January 2021

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sushil Kumar Lohani on Friday said a new voter list will be published in the State on January 15 next year. A special drive for revision of the electoral roll is currently underway. Applications are being invited for deletion, inclusion of names or revision of data in the voters […]

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021
Pipili Bypoll
Pipili Bypoll: Odisha CEO Announces Guidelines

Bhubaneswar: The Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Sushil Kumar Lohani on Wednesday made a slew of announcements for the upcoming  byelection to the Pipili Assembly constituency in the State slated to be held on April 17. Addressing a press conference, Lohani said the number of booths have been increased this year from 271 to 348 […]

  • Saturday, 03 April 2021