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Op-Ed: Staggered Polls in Odisha To Benefit All, Not Just BJP

Bhubaneswar: Polling in Odisha is going to be held in four phases perhaps for the first time in its electoral history. The decision of the Election Commission, which apparently favoured staggering the polls in the state to facilitate the deployment of central paramilitary forces in sensitive areas, has not gone down well with the non-BJP […]

BJD announces candidates for 7 Assembly, 2 LS seats

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik today announced candidates for seven Assembly and two Lok Sabha constituencies going to polls in the third and fourth phase in the upcoming general elections in Odisha. Mahesh Sahu is the party candidate from Dhenkanal Lok Sabha constituency and Chandrani Murmu has been fielded from Keonjhar LS […]

Berhampur: IPL Betting Racket Busted, Several Arrested
Rs 12 lakh seized from car belonging to BJD leader

Bargarh: The election flying squad today seized cash worth Rs 12 lakh from the vehicle of BJD leader from Bargarh, Prem Kishore Patel, during an inspection at Bhatli Baulsingha area. While the squad has begun verification of the recovered cash, owner of the vehicle (bearing registration number OD 176 2323) Prem Patel stated that the […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJD
Elections 2019: Former minister Raghunath Mohanty joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and former minister Raghunath Mohanty joined the BJP today at the saffron party’s Odisha headquarters in Bhubaneswar. Raghunath joined the BJP at party’s Mishrana Parba in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, party’s national vice-president Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda and several other senior leaders. Raghunath is most likely to be fielded from […]

Elections 2019: Odisha BJP alleges poaching by ruling-BJD

Bhubaneswar: After high drama in Anandapur constituency where BJP’s candidate Bhagirathi Sethi ditched the saffron party at the very last moment to join BJD, the ruling party in the State has once again played a hijack game to rope in BJP’s Kakatpur MLA candidate. Even though the BJP had nominated Tusharkanti Behera as its party […]

Congress manifesto document of lies: Modi

Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh): Terming the Congress manifesto a “dhakosla patra” (document of lies), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of failing to fulfil the aspirations of the people in the northeast in 60 long years. But his own government was committed to making Arunachal Pradesh and Northeast India as the gateway to […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJP
Modi still most preferred choice for PM, Rahul catching up among housewives: Survey

New Delhi: Narendra Modi continues to be the popular choice to be the next Prime Minister across a wide section of society, but the gap between him and Rahul Gandhi is thinnest among housewives. An overwhelming 63.6 per cent of unemployed respondents in the latest CVOTER-IANS poll tracker survey preferred Narendra Modi as the next Prime […]

Congress candidate Judhistir Samantaray pulls out of fray over 'horse trading'

Pipili: Former Pipili MLA and Congress candidate Judhistir Samantaray today pulled out of fray and leveled serious allegations against Orissa Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Niranjan Patnaik. The matter came to light after a video showing Judhistir making such allegations while addressing his supporters went viral. Though Judhistir Samantaray was nominated for Pipili Assembly seat […]

Elections 2019: Odisha Congress changes candidates for three Assembly seats

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress today changed party candidates for three Assembly constituencies for upcoming polls while announcing its next list of candidates. Today the party announced candidates for Sambalpur Lok Sabha and nine Assembly seats in Odisha. A day after the party announced its decision to field Prithvi Ballav Patnaik, son of former Chief Minister late […]

BJP Prakash Mishra targets Odisha, BJD government
Voters in Odisha disgusted with BJD: Ex-DGP & BJP LS candidate Prakash Mishra

Cuttack: After filing nomination papers from the Cuttack Lok Sabha constituency Wednesday, BJP candidate and former Odisha DGP Prakash Chandra Mishra took a dig at the Biju Janata Dal and its leaders alleging that they have been neglecting the problems of the people in all those years of their rule. Mishra said people of Odisha […]

Poonam Sinha to contest against Rajnath in Lucknow

Lucknow: Poonam Sinha, wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, will be contesting against Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh from the Lucknow parliamentary constituency. According to reliable sources, Poonam Sinha will contest on the Samajwadi Party (SP) ticket with the Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) support. The Congress, sources said, has decided not to field a candidate from […]

Elections 2019: Some interesting facts and figures

With the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections all set kick off from April 11, here are some interesting facts about India’s general elections. * The first Lok Sabha elections in 1952 cost around Rs 10.45 crore, while the 2014 general elections cost almost Rs 3,870.3 crore. * The first Lok Sabha elections were contested for 489 […]

WhatsApp tipline of no use for 2019 Lok Sabha polls
WhatsApp tipline of no use for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: WhatsApp’s “Checkpoint Tipline” service that was launched with much fanfare on April 2 to help users in India report fake news is not a helpline number but a data-gathering research project to help the Facebook-owned platform understand how misinformation spreads. According to Proto, a media skill start-up WhatsApp has partnered with for its […]

EC squad restricts road show of BJD Sundergarh LS candidate Sunita Biswal

Sundergarh: The Static Surveillance Squad of Election Commission today restricted BJD Sundergarh Lok Sabha candidate Sunita Biswal’s road show near Purunapani under Nuagaon block in the district on charges of not obtaining prior permission from the competent authority. As per reports, Biswal was scheduled to attend public meetings and road shows at various places of […]

Naveen boards 'magic bus'; chugs down south, UP leaders path

Bhubaneswar: Politicians always love to win the ballot boxes by bus than by sweating it out on the dusty roads. In a first, BJD has made the Odisha election campaign reminiscent of the ‘delight buses’ in vogue in southern India, UP and Bihar. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik rode to the annals of high voltage political […]

Shatrughan Sinha ends suspense, joins Congress

New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday ended the suspense over his political future and joined the Congress here with the hope it will provide him with the opportunity to serve people, society, and the nation. The former Bharatiya Janata Party MP joined Congress at the party headquarters in the presence of Congress General Secretary […]

Make lotus bloom, build 'majboot' Odisha: Modi at Sundergarh

Sundergarh/Sonepur: Reminiscing the famous quote ‘Andhera chatega, Suraj niklega, Kamal khilega’  made by former PM and BJP patriarch Atal Behari Vajpayee in Mumbai in late 80s, PM Modi during his visit to Odisha on Saturday gave a clarion call to bring BJP to power and build a ‘Majboot’ Odisha. And PM Modi today again reiterated […]

Elections 2019: BJP opposes Anant Narayan Jena's candidature

Bhubaneswar: The women’s wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today criticised BJD’s decision to field former Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) mayor Anant Narayan Jena from Bhubaneswar Central Assembly constituency. Addressing a presser today, senior leader and BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Bhubaneswar Aparajita Sarangi said that it is really shocking and condemnable that the ruling […]

BJP fields Bibhu Prasad Tarai from Jagatsinghpur LS seat

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced names of candidates for one Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies of Odisha today. The national party has fielded Bibhu Prasad Tarai from Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha constituency, while Rabi Mallick and Sunakar Behera have been fielded from Kakatpur & Kendrapara Assembly seats respectively. “I would like to thank […]

Infighting in Jagatsinghpur BJD spills onto streets

Jagatsinghpur: Tension erupted at Mundala Chhak in Naugaon area of the district after clashes broke out between two groups of BJD workers during a poll campaign. According to sources, volunteers of Jagatsinghpur BJD leader Amarendra Das allegedly stopped the supporters of local party candidate Prasant Muduli while the latter was conducting a roadshow near Mundala […]