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Tag: Civic Body Polls

Over 2 Years & Counting! Fate Of Civic Polls Still Hangs In Balance In Odisha; Minister Responds

Bhubaneswar: It is now more than two years that the elections to various urban local bodies (ULBs) in Odisha are still pending. After some legal confusion and subsequent Covid-19 lockdown, the fate of the civic polls still hangs in balance owing to the inordinate delay. However, Law Minister Pratap Jena on Thursday said that the […]

Opposition Criticizes CM Naveen Over Sops Ahead Of Civic Body Polls

Bhubaneswar: Hours after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced several developmental projects on the occasion of Local Self Governance Day today, Opposition parties criticised the move and termed it vote bank politics of the ruling-BJD to win confidence of urban voters ahead of civic body polls in the State. While attending a state-level function at  Lok […]

Knives out after Congress retains Niranjan Patnaik as Odisha unit chief

Bhubaneswar: A day after All India Congress Committee (AICC) dissolved the office bearers and committees of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC), knives are out again within the regional unit which seems divided on the decision of party high command to allow Niranjan Patnaik to continue as party chief. The decision comes after a delegation of […]

Civic Body Polls top priority for new Odisha SEC AP Padhi

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha government seems to be stuck in the maze of ward delimitation and reservation of seats, holding early civic body polls will be challenging for former chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, who assumed charge as the new State Election Commissioner (SEC) today. Apart from the urban local body polls, all […]

Civic body polls: Administrators appointed in 66 ULBs after expiry of tenure

Bhubaneswar: After the five-year tenure of 65 urban local bodies (ULBs) and Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) ended today, the State government appointed administrators to manage the affairs in these civic bodies. Ganjam Collector was appointed administrator of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation. Similarly, district Collectors have been appointed administrators of Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, […]

Shimla voting
Counting for Shimla civic body polls begin

Shimla: Counting of votes for the 34 seats of the Shimla Municipal Corporation began on Saturday, election officials said here. The fate of 126 candidates, including 50 women, will be decided during the day. Nearly 58 per cent of over 91,000 electors exercised their franchise in the voting held on Friday. Tibetans in exile also […]

Shimla voting
Voting begins for Shimla civic body polls

Shimla: Voting for the Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of the oldest civic bodies in the country, began on Friday, officials said. Long queues of electors were seen across polling centres. At some of booths, voters started reaching even before voting began at 8 a.m. Unlike earlier elections, when residents elected the mayor and his deputy, […]