Tag: Election Commission

Second phase Panchayat polls today

Bhubaneswar: Voting for the second phase Panchayat election has begun today at 7 am and will continue till 12 noon. Counting will start at 1 pm. Polling is underway at 175 Zilla Parishad zones under 65 blocks of 29 districts, except Deogarh. Poll was not conducted as a Zilla Parishad member was declared elected unopposed […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Voters education holds importance in enhancing electoral participation: Governor

Bhubaneswar: Voters’ education holds importance in enhancing electoral participation. Specific campaigns are to be organized for creating awareness among persons with disabilities, homeless persons, tribal communities, transgender and members of marginalized sections so that they realize the importance and paramount influence of their votes and become registered voters, said Governor SC Jamir. Speaking at the […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Congress threatens court challenge against ‘forged’ nomination withdrawal

Pattamundai/Bhubaneswar: A Congress team led by senior leader Ganeswar Behera today moved the State Election Commission demanding transfer of Pattamundai BDO and election officer over the alleged forged withdrawal of nomination of two dalit candidates in Penthapal panchayat. “If he (BDO) is not transferred, we will move court and talk to common people”, Behera said, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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SEC seeks report on 'forged' nomination withdrawal

Bhubaneswar/Kendrapara: A day after the Congress lodged FIR against Kendrapara MLA Kishore Tarai and the Pattamundai BDO alleging both hatched a conspiracy to ensure unopposed win of the legislator’s wife as Penthapala samiti member, the State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday asked Kendrapara Collector to submit a report on the issue. “The Collector and poll […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Panchayat polls: BJP-BJD fight over poll code continues

Bhubaneswar: The fight between BJD and BJP in Odisha over advertisements allegedly violating model code conduct continues with both the parties moving State Election Commission against each other today. The regional party which moved the commission against rice scheme advertisement of Centre yesterday has once again alleged that Centre’s announcement on Atal Jyoti Yojana violates […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Poll code: SEC restricts broadcasting, publication of advertisements

Bhubaneswar: In view of the panchayat elections, the State Election Commission on Saturday put restrictions on broadcasting and publication of advertisements in local TV channels and print media. Stating that broadcasting of these advertisements amount to violation of the model code of conduct, the SEC asked Union ministries of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Drinking […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
State govt green signals for Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The State government today apprised its preparedness to the Election Commission for the ensuing 3-tire panchayat polls. A notification issued by the Panchayati Raj department mentioned-“In pursuance of sub-rule (2) of rule-3 of the Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules,1994, the State government do hereby call upon the Parishad Constituencies of all the Zilla Parishads […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
RS poll: Election Commission issues notification

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Election Commission issued the notification for the biennial elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats, including three from Odisha, on Tuesday. The elections to the three seats of Odisha in the upper house will be held on June 11. While the last date for filing of nomination is May 11, the verification of […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Biennial RS polls for 57 seats on June 11; 3 from Odisha

The Election Commission (EC) will hold elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats from 14 states, including Odisha, on June 11

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Election Commission Blows Bugle For Bengal Bypolls

In a memorandum submitted to the poll panel, the party stated that with the decreasing number of Coronavirus cases in the state, the conditions are conducive for conducting the bypolls with appropriate Covid protocols in place.

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021
Rs 1.31 cr cash seized in poll season

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission has seized Rs 1.31 crore in cash and liquor worth Rs 48.65 lakh in Odisha so far. The commission’s teams have also seized 24 four-wheelers and four two-wheelers which were used in the transportation of illegal money and liquor. Sources said as many as 1400 were arrested across the state on […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Not going back to era of ballot papers: Chief Election Commissioner

New Delhi: Rejecting the demand of major opposition parties, the Election Commission on Thursday ruled out going back to the era of ballot papers and asserted it cannot be “bullied or coerced” into discarding the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and VVPATs. “We are going to keep on using EVMs. We are going to keep on […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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No objection to simultaneous LS, Assembly polls in J&K: Rajnath

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the government will have no objection if the Election Commission (EC) decides to hold Assembly polls in Jammu & Kashmir along with 2019 general elections. “If the Election Commission wants, we won’t have any objection to it,” he said while responding to a query by […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Assembly elections 2018: Cong leads in Rajasthan, trails in Telangana, stiff fight in MP

New Delhi: The Congress took early significant leads in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and was locked in a close fight in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as officials counted the millions of votes polled in Assembly elections in five states. Election Commission officials also said on the basis of preliminary trends that the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
EC issues notice to C.P. Joshi over 'Brahmin' remark

Jaipur: The Election Commission (EC) has issued a notice to senior Congress leader C.P. Joshi after the state’s BJP unit submitted a written complaint against him for making caste-based remarks at a public gathering in Rajasthan. The Bharatiya Janata Party submitted the complaint on Friday for his comment that “only Brahmins have the right to […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021