The nomination process for assembly polls has started in the state and the last date for filing nominations is October 25. Polling in the state is to be held on November 12 and results will be declared on December 8.
Bhubaneswar: After contributing to a series of successful repatriations of Odisha youths stranded on foreign shores, the former MP Baijayant Jay Panda has once again assured another Kendrapara family that he will do the needful to bring back their son presently stranded in Oman. Panda met the family members of Abdul, a resident of Padampur […]
Bhubaneswar: Former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda today said that he will decide his next course of action with a long term view and not just keeping 2019 or 2024 elections in mind. “I am consulting people and haven’t taken any decision. I will take further decision not only keeping in view 2019 or 2014 […]
Bhubaneswar: The existing mechanism of elections in the urban local bodies in Odisha is going to get a makeover with direct polls for mayor & municipality chairperson posts. The proposal has been approved by the Odisha Cabinet during a meeting held yesterday and a bill will soon be tabled in the State Assembly, sources said. […]
Bhubaneswar: With the State Election Commission expediting preparations, speculations of an early-poll are gathering steam. A month after seeking information on expenses during the upcoming elections from the district electoral officers, the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has issued a directive for setting up storehouses for safekeeping of EVMs and VVPAT machines for which Rs […]
Bhubaneswar: Voting for elections to the Hindol Notified Area Council (NAC) in Dhenkanal district and Attabira NAC in Bargarh district concluded today amidst elaborate security arrangements. As per sources, the polling at Hindol NAC recorded a voter turnout of 85.7 percent. A total of 55 candidates are contesting for 16 wards of the NAC. Voters […]
Bhubaneswar: Students unrest once again gripped the Utkal University here a few hours after the university reopened today after more than 20 days of sine die. Demanding election to the students’ union, the activists gheraoed the office of the varsity’s Vice-Chancellor Soumendra Mohan Patnaik. They also gheraoed Patnaik while he was coming out of his […]
Bhubaneswar: After days of speculations, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today pledged support to Gopal Krishna Gandhi, his old friend and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as BJD’s candidate for the Vice-Presidential polls scheduled on August 5. “The decision by party supremo to support Gandhi was unanimous and all the MPs from the party will vote for […]
Bhubaneswar: The pre-Holi celebration has been reported at the camp of three major political parties as the election to block chairman posts concluded today following panchayat elections. Victorious Panchayat Samiti members in Panchayat polls casted their votes to elect chairmen of as many as 307 blocks, out of which BJD captured maximum 218 posts followed […]
Bhubaneswar: The fate of candidates for the students’ union elections at various poll-bound colleges and universities across the State will be determined today as voting for the elections has begun on various campuses. As per the announcement, the voting began at 8 am and would continue till 2 pm. Presiding officers and supervising officers have […]
Cuttack: Unfazed by the recent controversy surrounding its chief Arvind Kejriwal in a corruption related FIR in New Delhi and the suspension of its minister Sandeep Kumar on rape charges, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday revealed its ambitious plan to form government in Odisha in 2019. Addressing the party’s maiden workers’ meet here, […]
BJP’s Central Election Committee (CEC) on Sunday declared candidates for four more Lok Sabha and 13 Assembly seats in Odisha ....
San Francisco: In order to further secure candidates and campaign staff vulnerable to hackers and nation-state actors during the elections, Facebook has introduced additional tools to protect political campaigns in the US and around the world. The social media giant has launched a pilot programme to expand its existing protections for users associated with US […]
Jaipur: A total of 1,05,299 duplicate/fake voters appeared in Jaipurs electoral rolls and all these have been deleted, said district collector Siddharth Mahajan on Saturday. Congress had recently complained to the Election Commission demanding a probe into duplicate voters. The state election department identified the duplicate names with the help of a software, sources said. […]
New Delhi: Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday called prevalent atmosphere in the country “far worse” than the period of Emergency, imposed by the then Congress government between 1975 and 1977. Speaking to NDTV, Sinha contended that the Emergency is too far back in history now to be made an issue and to […]