Tag: General Election

MLA Badri Patra backs Naveen’s stance on picking young ministers 
MLA Badri Patra backs Naveen’s stance on picking young ministers 

“If the party has taken the stand on giving importance to younger generations, what will be our requirement? If the party progresses with this perspective, it will ensure our victory in 2024 general election,” observed the legislator. 

  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022
2024 General elections: With 7 ministers, BJD sets eyes on Western Odisha
2024 General elections: With 7 ministers, BJD sets eyes on Western Odisha

In the newly-formed cabinet, as many as seven MLAs from the Western Odisha have been given important ministerial berths.

  • Tuesday, 07 June 2022
CM Naveen's Performance Review Of Ministers Heralds ‘Big Change’ 
CM Naveen's Performance Review Of Ministers Heralds ‘Big Change’ 

After the formation of the new cabinet in 2019, CM Naveen had instructed the Ministers to submit their performance reports in the first week of every month, however, the outbreak of Covid-19 crisis followed by recent rural and urban elections put paid to the process. 

  • Saturday, 09 April 2022
BJD-led Odisha government showering schemes before general elections

Bhubaneswar: The BJD-led Odisha government is leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters by launching multiple schemes ahead of the general elections this year. In the last few months, more than a dozen schemes have been launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the State. For farmers, schemes like KALIA and Ama Gaon Ama […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
BJP's national executive meeting ends, Odisha remains a priority

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: BJP’s focus is on states like Odisha and West Bengal and programmes have been chalked out at the national executive meeting to carry out the tasks given by party president Amit Shah to achieve the targets, informed national secretary of the party Suresh Pujari today. “The national executive meeting held special discussions on […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
No early elections! Final voter list in Odisha by January 2019

Bhubaneswar: Amid speculations of early elections, the Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha said that the final voter list in the state will be published on January 4, 2019; thereby ruling out any chances of elections in 2018 for the time being. The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday kicked off poll preparations and issued […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
1.67 million ballots rejected in Pakistan polls: Report

Islamabad: About 1.67 million votes were excluded from the count in Pakistan’s July 25 general election, surpassing the number of ballots rejected in 2013 polls, according to a report by an independent poll watchdog. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) is a coalition of 30 domestic non-governmental organizations that observe general election and mobilize voters. […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Leader of British minority party quits

London: Less than a week after his party made gains in the general election, leader of the Liberal Democrats in Britain Tim Farron on Wednesday announced that he was quitting. Farron took over what is considered the third party in British politics after his predecessor, Nick Clegg stood down in 2015, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
British pound stable after election slide

London: The British pound on Monday stabilised on Asian markets, remaining at its low following last week’s general election results. The currency traded at $1.2740 early on Monday after Friday’s $1.2743 close, reports the BBC. On Friday, the British currency reacted to the vote by sliding 1.7 per cent, its biggest one-day drop in about […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
UK to vote in general election

London: Millions of people across the UK are set to vote in the general election on Thursday where the ruling Conservatives are predicted to secure an overall majority despite an energetic bid for power by the opposition Labour Party, the media reported. Voting will begin at 7 a.m. (local time) in over 40,000 polling stations […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
UK gets 1st female Sikh, 1st turbaned MPs in general election

London: Britain today got its first female Sikh and first turban-wearing MPs as the general election results began pouring in with Indian-origin Labour Party candidates winning more seats than their rival Conservatives. Labour Party candidate Preet Kaur Gill won her Birmingham Edgbaston seat by polling 24,124 votes, defeating ruling Conservative party rival Caroline Squire by […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Unemployment considered biggest challenge by Indians

New Delhi: In the run-up to the general election, lack of employment opportunities is seen by the Indian public as the biggest challenge, said a report. The Pew Research Center report said that 76 per cent of adults have said that unemployment is a “very big problem and little has changed over the past year”. […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
SC declines to reschedule polling due to Ramzan, heat wave

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking to prepone polling hours from 7 a.m. to 5 a.m. for the remaining phases of the general election. Advocate Mohammad Nizam Pasha moved the apex court seeking a direction for advancing the polling hours on account of commencement of Ramzan and heat wave forecast […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
People walk past the BSE building in Mumbai
Exit polls: Nifty ends with largest point gain since 2008

Mumbai: The Nifty on Monday advanced by a massive 421.10 points to 11,828.25, its largest gain since 2008, as exit polls showed the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance getting a comfortable majority in the just-concluded general election. The BSE Sensex jumped by a healthy 1421.90 points or 3.75 per cent, closing at 39,352.67, just short of […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Model code of conduct for polls lifted: EC

New Delhi: The model code of conduct (MCC) for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls was lifted on Sunday following the declaration of election results, the Election Commission said. “The Model Code of Conduct has ceased to be in operation with immediate effect,” said a release from the EC. The MCC for the general election […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021