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Tag: Nomination

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Students’ union polls: Filing of nominations today

Bhubaneswar: The aspiring candidates will file their nominations papers in various colleges and universities today for the students’ union elections scheduled to be held on October 11. The students can file their nominations between 9 am to 12 pm while scrutiny of the papers will be done between 2 pm and 4 pm today, reports […]

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Bijepur bypoll campaign heats up

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: It was again a show of strength by political parties including BJD, BJP and Congress as they left no stone unturned to woo voters ahead of the crucial Bijepur bypoll. On his second day of campaign in the Assembly constituency, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik addressed public meetings in Gaisilat block […]

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BJP gheraoes Bijepur PS over alleged attack by BJD workers

Bhubaneswar: Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have gheraoed the Bijepur Police Station demanding immediate action against some workers of the Biju Janta Dal (BJD) who allegedly thrashed them. The members of the saffron party alleged that they were beaten up by some BJD workers in front of Labour Minister Sushant Singh late on […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJP's Ashok Panigrahi to file nomination today

Bargagarh: Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Padampur in Bargarh district as BJP candidate Ashok Panigrahi will file nomination today for the Bijepur bypoll scheduled for February 24. Three platoons of forces have been deployed in the town and Bargarh SP is supervising the security system. Senior police officials have also been engaged in […]

Student elections: Filing of nominations concludes

Bhubaneswar/Rourkela/Berhampur: Amid sloganeering and rallies, filing of nominations by aspiring candidates for the students’ union elections concluded at different colleges and universities of Odisha today. However, sporadic instances of pre-poll violence led to declaration of sine die and cancellation of polls at a few colleges. In Bhubaneswar, members of different students’ organizations took out rallies […]

Campuses electrified, turn poll-ready for Students' Union election

Bhubaneswar: As most colleges and varsities of the state get set for the much-awaited Students’ union elections, some other campuses remain under the clouds over incidences of poll related violence. However, irrespective of disturbances, the process of nominations for elections will kick off tomorrow. While some colleges have already declared polls cancelled over tension, many […]

Gandhi files nomination for Vice President

New Delhi: Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Vice Presidential election. Gandhi, a former West Bengal Governor and Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, is pitched against NDA candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu. Gandhi’s name was proposed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechuri. Last […]

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Verification of Rajya Sabha nomination papers today

Bhubaneswar: Verification of the nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha seat will be done today and May 18 is the last date of withdrawal of the papers. BJD’s Pratap Keshari Deb is set to get a seat in the upper house in view of the strength of the party. Former Minister and BJD spokesperson Pratap […]

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Rajya Sabha bypoll: EC to issue notification today

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) will issue notification today for the by-election to lone Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha. The poll will be held on May 25. As per the schedule, the last date for filing of nominations is May 15 while scrutiny will be held on May 16. Candidates can withdraw their […]

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New twist to Penthapala panchayat samiti row

Kendrapara: A day after the u-turn of Gayatri Sethy in the Penthapala samiti member nomination withdrawal issue, another candidate Pramila Mallick has given a fresh twist to the current controversy saying that she has not withdrawn her nomination papers. “Neither, I had gone to the office of BDO nor had applied for withdrawal of my […]

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Congress threatens court challenge against ‘forged’ nomination withdrawal

Pattamundai/Bhubaneswar: A Congress team led by senior leader Ganeswar Behera today moved the State Election Commission demanding transfer of Pattamundai BDO and election officer over the alleged forged withdrawal of nomination of two dalit candidates in Penthapal panchayat. “If he (BDO) is not transferred, we will move court and talk to common people”, Behera said, […]

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SEC seeks report on 'forged' nomination withdrawal

Bhubaneswar/Kendrapara: A day after the Congress lodged FIR against Kendrapara MLA Kishore Tarai and the Pattamundai BDO alleging both hatched a conspiracy to ensure unopposed win of the legislator’s wife as Penthapala samiti member, the State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday asked Kendrapara Collector to submit a report on the issue. “The Collector and poll […]

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Panchayat polls: List of eligible candidates to be declared today

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission on Thursday will announce the list of eligible candidates for the three-tier panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled. According to reports, as many as 2,20,789 candidates have filed papers for panchayat polls scheduled to begin from February 13. Officials said while 3,880 candidates have filed papers for Zilla Parishad (ZP) member […]

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Charred body of woman sarpanch candidate found

Mohana: Police are investigating the death of a woman sarpanch candidate whose body was found inside Sagadia hill forest under Mohana block in Gajapati district this morning. Talking to media persons today, RN Barik, SDPO, R Udayagiri, said the deceased Mini Dalabehera of Baghamari village had filed her nominations as a sarpanch candidate of Baghamari […]

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Filing of nomination papers begins for Odisha panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The process of filing nomination papers for the ensuing panchayat elections in Odisha began on Wednesday while the major political parties were in the process of finalising their candidates. “Nomination filing has started on Wednesday. The process will continue till January 17,” said Rabindra Nath Sahu, secretary, State Election Commission. He said scrutiny of […]

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Nomination papers of 3 BJD RS candidates valid

Bhubaneswar: Out of six nomination papers filed for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections on June 11, the three filed by the BJD candidates have been found valid while three others have been rejected by the returning officer. After scrutiny, it was found out that the nomination papers of only BJD candidates- namely, Prasanna Acharya, Bishnucharan […]

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