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BJP's Training Workshop In Puri
BJP kicks off Mission 2024 with 3-day workshop in Puri; central heavyweights take training sessions

The first day of the workshop which began on Tuesday saw leaders like D Purandeswari, Sameer Mohanty, Pratap Sarangi and National Training In-Charge Hemant Goswami taking classes of the members.

People Want To Get Rid Of 22 Year-Old BJD Govt: BJP's Purandeswari Calls For Odisha To Vote Smartly
People Want To Get Rid Of 22 Year-Old BJD Govt: BJP's Purandeswari Calls For Odisha To Vote Smartly

Expressing optimism for BJP's good show in the forthcoming polls, the senior saffron leader said the  people of Odisha want a political change because they have realised who is actually working for their welfare. 

  • Friday, 28 Jan 2022
  • BJP
Mahila Congress president urges members to up ante against BJD, BJP
Mahila Congress president urges members to up ante against BJD, BJP

Bhubaneswar: All India Mahila Congress president, Sushmita Dev today urged the members of the outfit in Odisha to up their ante against ruling-BJD and BJP ahead of the general elections this year. “I urged our members to refrain from competing against each other as the fight is against the BJP and BJD. We will try […]

  • Thursday, 29 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Odisha govt mulls ‘adjustment’ formula in supplementary budget

Bhubaneswar: As the 2019 elections inch closer, the state government is exploring an ‘adjustment’ formula for the upcoming supplementary budget. In a letter to all departments asking them to submit their proposals, the Finance Department made it clear that the supplementary budget 2018-19 would be purely an adjustment budget. “The administrative departments would be allowed […]

Transgenders demand 5 percent reservation to contest ULB polls

Bhubaneswar: Expressing their interest to contest in the upcoming general elections to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), transgenders on Monday demanded five percent reservation of seats for them. Claiming that they have already proved their mettle in other sectors of society, transgenders under the aegis of All Odisha Kinnar and Third Gender Mahasangha have demanded […]

Process for elections to civic bodies in Odisha begins

Bhubaneswar: The Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) department on Tuesday instructed all the District Magistrates and Collectors to complete delimitation of wards and reservation of seats by April 30, 2018 for the general elections to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). While the term of 65 ULBs will expire on September 30, 2018, the term of […]

Can BJD conch blow loud enough to suppress NaMo chants?
Can BJD conch blow loud enough to suppress NaMo chants?

Bhubaneswar: As the Modi wave is all set to descend on Odisha with the streets of the capital city dressed up in saffron, the BJD seems to have maintained an uneasy calm. Though the party plans to celebrate the death anniversary of Biju Patnaik on April 17, it seems to have started making efforts to […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Jual Oram
Ruling-BJD MPs, MLAs in talks to join BJP: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: In what could be an explosive overture ahead of BJP’s upcoming national executive meet in Odisha, senior party leader and Union Minister Jual Oram created a flutter by stating that leaders, including MPs and MLAs from the ruling-BJD are in talks to join the saffron party. Not only BJD, members including former MLAs, MPs, […]

Facebook establishing task force for 2019 India elections
Facebook establishing task force for 2019 India elections

New Delhi: Facing the uphill task of tackling election-related interference on its platform as India gets ready for polls next year, Facebook on Saturday said it is establishing a task force comprising “hundreds of people” in the country to prevent bad actors from abusing its platform. “With the 2019 elections coming, we are pulling together […]

Cambodia's ruling CPP wins all seats in general elections

Phnom Penh: The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has won all 125 seats in the general elections, the poll body has said. The opposition was declared illegal and banned from participating in the July 29 exercise. The Electoral Commission announced the official results late on Wednesday that showed that all seats in the National Assembly […]

Voting begins for Pakistan general election

Islamabad: Voters in large numbers started flocking outside polling stations across the country to cast their vote in Pakistans 11th general election, according to DawnNewsTV. The first vote was cast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda. While polling stations officially opened for voting at 8 a.m., enthusiastic citizens queued up outside their respective stations as early as […]

lalu and modi
Lalu dares Modi: 'Dissolve Lok Sabha and hold fresh polls'

Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dissolve the Lok Sabha and hold fresh general elections, as he claimed that the BJP-led central government had “failed on all fronts” in the last three years. “Modi should dissolve the Lok Sabha and get fresh polls conducted along with assembly polls […]

Odisha Elections 2019: From cakewalk to contest?

Bhubaneswar: Arguably, the political landscape of Odisha has never been so fermented before the general elections because a tougher fight is expected among the three major political parties and the campaign rhetoric is likely to reach deafening levels. Many believe that for the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, the 2019 polls will definitely […]

Elections 2019: Chief Electoral Officer to hold all-party meeting today

Bhubaneswar: With the general elections for Lok Sabha and Assembly seats round the corner, the State Chief Electoral Officer will hold an all-party meeting today to discuss several issues pertaining to the poll preparations, sources said. CEO Surendra Kumar will meet leaders and representatives of various political parties and discuss issues like use of EVMs, […]

Elections 2019: Odisha Congress begins spadework with screening of candidates

Bhubaneswar: The revamped Odisha PCC team today met to shortlist candidates ahead of releasing its first list of 50 candidates for the 2019 general polls. The Pradesh Election Committee (PEC), comprising OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik, Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra, party’s state in-charge Jitendra Singh and others met candidates who had lost the last general […]

Poll preparation: EVMs for 13 districts reach Odisha

Jharsuguda: Over 30,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for 13 districts of the State reached here on Monday. Official sources said the EVMs were brought in as many as 70 railway containers from Uttar Pradesh and have been kept in Jharsuguda Container Corporation yard. The EVMs will be sent to various storehouses in Jharsuguda, Cuttack, Bargarh, […]

Elections 2019
Elections 2019: Can the old guards take BJD by its horns in Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Amid the clash between the BJD, BJP and the Congress in Odisha, it seems the ruling government might also have to deal with a Fourth Front in the upcoming general elections. While the political pundits have been repeatedly speaking of the Congress decreasing in power and BJP having a secret alliance with the BJD, […]

Odisha Elections 2019
3 candidates from each constituency to be shortlisted for Election 2019: OPCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee(OPCC) chief Niranjan Patnaik has directed district presidents to elect three candidates from every electoral constituency for the upcoming general elections this year. “Party district presidents have been asked to recommend 3 names of prospective candidates from each constituency. Selection will be based on performance at grassroots,” Patnaik said. The […]

Will BJD walk the women reservation talk in ticket distribution?

Bhubaneswar: After seeking 33 percent reservation for women in legislative assemblies and Parliament, all eyes are now on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on how far it will follow its own idea while distributing party tickets for the upcoming general elections. According to party sources, BJD is planning to field nearly 21 to 25 women […]

Elections 2019: Factional feud on rise within BJD

Ahead of the upcoming general elections in the State, resentment is brewing among BJD party workers over selection of candidates. In Brajrajnagar, some local BJD workers alleged that BJD MLA Anup Kumar Sai is involved in anti-party activities and is ignoring party workers.

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
  • BJD