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Tag: Mayor

Will Big Shots Score Own Goal Against BJD As Party Opts For Young Faces
Will Big Shots Score Own Goal Against BJD As Party Opts For Young Faces

While the party played ‘slum’ and ‘woman’ card in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, it dashed the hopes of several senior leaders to the ground by picking up new corporator Vivek Reddy for the Deputy Mayor seat in Berhampur. 

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ULB Polls: Multiple Corporator, Mayor Aspirants Make Task Tough For Pol Parties

With the nomination filing process for the upcoming Civic body elections in Odisha starting from Wednesday, the three major political parties in the State are facing an uphill task to distribute tickets among eligible candidates.

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Direct polls for mayor, municipality chairperson posts soon

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. […]

Berhampur Mayor K Madhavi disqualified

Berhampur: In a major jolt to the Mayor of Berhamapur Municipal Corporation, K Madhavi, a local court disqualified her as corporator of the civic body on charges of furnishing false information in her affidavit during election. The disqualification was pronounced by the Ganjam District and Sessions Court in response to a petition filed by former […]

Name sake: Fresh elections likely for Ward 18 corporator post in Bhubaneswar

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar:  The Orissa High Court has directed for fresh election to the post of Corporator of Ward 18 of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) after declaring the election of Sukanti Subudhi to the post null and void. The order came following a writ petition filed by Punam Parida challenging  Subudhi’s election to the post. Parida had […]

Berhampur Ex-Mayor Siba Shankar Dash walks out of jail on bail

Berhampur: After spending one year in prison, former mayor of Berhampur Municipal Corporation, Siba Shankar Dash, walked out of Berhampur circle jail on bail. He was granted bail by Additional District and Sessions court, Berhampur, on Tuesday. “I was granted bail as the cases against me are false. I have good relations with both BJD […]

Panic grips Berhampur town after bombs hurled at ex-Mayor’s house

Berhampur: Panic gripped the town today after some bike-borne miscreants hurled bombs at the house of former Mayor Siba Shankar Das here in the wee hours. Though the exact reason behind the bomb hurling is not known, past political enmity is suspected to have caused the incident. Eyewitnesses said five bike-borne miscreants hurled two bombs […]

BMC mayor’s posters torn by Rishi’s friends

Bhubaneswar: Alleging slow pace of investigation into the mysterious death of engineering student Rishi, some youths identifying themselves as his friends, on Wednesday torn posters of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) mayor Ananta Narayan Jena at various places in the city. Besides, the youths also shouted slogans against the mayor who is embroiled in the death […]

Congress threatens to hurl egg at CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Questioning why no action has been taken yet against Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) mayor Ananta Narayan Jena for his alleged involvement in the sex tape, Congress on Tuesday targeted chief minister Naveen Patnaik and threatened to hurl eggs at him. Alleging slow pace of investigation into the sex slur allegation against the BMC mayor, […]

Rishi death: Woman’s statement recorded, BJP holds Janata Darbar, Cong rally on Jan 4

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Opposition parties have remained adamant in demand of strict action against Bhubaneswar Mayor Anant Narayan Jena over his alleged involvement in the sex video clip and its link with engineering student Rishi Mohanty’s death, the investigating sleuths today recorded statements of a woman and her mother under section 161 of CrPC […]

Sex slur against mayor: Cong cancels BDO offices gherao programme

Bhubaneswar: In view of model code of conduct issued by the State Election Commission for upcoming panchayat polls, Congress on Thursday cancelled its plan to gherao block offices across the State on Friday demanding ouster of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena. Talking to newsmen, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan, […]

Rishi death case: Friend ‘receives’ life threat, police assures security

Bhubaneswar: Deceased Rishi Mohanty’s friend, who had claimed yesterday there is a ‘link’ between the sex clip and the death of Rishi, on Monday said that his life is at risk. He had revealed to media that his friend’s death is ‘directly’ linked to the video which was uploaded by a news website and got […]

BJP seeks Guv's intervention, wants Bhubaneswar mayor removed

Bhubaneswar: Alleging that the Odisha government is shielding Bhubaneswar Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena in the sex clip scandal and the death of an engineering student, BJP today sought intervention of Governor S C Jamir. “We urge you to intervene and ensure removal of the mayor of Bhubaneswar city for a clean and transparent probe into […]

Hand over Rishi death inquiry to CBI

  By Sandeep Sahu The death of engineering student Rishi Mohanty in May this year and its alleged link with the sex tape that has been the talk of the town for nearly a week now is getting murkier by the day. On Thursday, two friends of Rishi, their faces covered, asserted before television cameras […]

Eggs hurled at city Mayor’s house

Bubaneswar: The BJP Yuva Morcha activist hurled eggs at the residence of city Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena at Bapuji Nagar here early morning today protesting his alleged involvement in the sex scandal video and murder engineering student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi. The activists hurled eggs the nameplate, main gate and vehicle of the Mayor. They […]

Rishi death: BMC Mayor using his clout to hush up case!

Bhubaneswar: While resentment in the political circles is brewing over the alleged involvement of BMC Mayor Anant Narayan Jena in connection with the mysterious death of Rishi, an engineering student, and an immoral act shown in a video clipping which is circulated in the social media, attempts made by the former to counter the charge […]

Mayor must resign to allow a fair probe

By Sandeep Sahu Nothing sells like sleaze. But when sleaze combines with crime and politics, it makes for an explosive concoction. And that is precisely what we have been witnessing for four days at a stretch now. The sex video allegedly featuring BJD leader and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena and its […]

Sex scandal video: Rishi’s kin demands reopening of murder case

Bhubaneswar: In a twist to the controversy surrounding city Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena for his alleged involvement in the sex scandal video clip and murder of engineering student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi, family members of the deceased today demanded re-investigation of the murder case. Besides, the mother of Rishi demanded an inquiry into the links […]

Sex slur against Mayor: BJP to stage demo at 12 places today

Bhubaneswar: Demanding dismissal of city Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena for his alleged involvement in a sex scandal video and murder of engineering student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi, the BJP will stage demonstration at eight places across the capital today. At a Press meet here on Friday, the party leaders also alleged that while the Mayor […]

Sex tape row: Police send notice to NSUI head, website owner

Bhubaneswar: A day after Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) mayor Ananta Narayan Jena was dragged into a sex tape controversy, commissionerate police on Friday sent notice to Itish Pradhan, state chief of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) and Pradip Pandi, head of a news website in connection with the case. Police said, the notice was […]

Sex scandal video: Bhubaneswar Mayor files FIR at Capital PS

Bhubaneswar: Following demands from the Student Congress of Odisha for resignation of Anant Narayan Jena from the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor post while alleging the Mayor’s involvement in a sex tape which has gone viral on social networking sites, Jena last evening filed an FIR against Chhatra Congress president Itish Pradhan and niankhunta.com proprietor […]

Student Cong demands mayor’s scalp in ‘sex scandal’

Bhubaneswar: The Student Congress here on Thursday demanded the resignation of Ananta Narayan Jena, the mayor of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) alleging his involvement in a sex tape which has gone viral in social networking sites. The three and half minute video uploaded in the social networking site shows three persons in an intimate moment […]