The SEC had postponed the counting of votes in all Wards for Councillor and Chairperson of Dhamnagar NAC after the polling could not be held due to disruptions in six booths on March 24.
Nearly 65 percent of the total 40.55 lakh voters had exercised their franchise in the elections to urban local bodies held on March 24.
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Polling for the much-awaited Odisha Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls has begun. Over 40.55 lakh voters will cast their votes for 106 ULBs and 3 Municipal
The injured have been admitted to Keonjhar District Headquarters Hospital in a critical condition
Every nook and corner of the city is now dotted with party-flags and life-size cut-outs, banners of candidates contesting the polls for the post of corporator and Mayor.
The leave to be granted will be treated as special casual leave in addition to normal casual leave admissible to the government employees during the calendar year, 2022.
Though several housing and other welfare schemes have been implemented, the problems of the slum residents are still far from being over.
The Odisha government on Tuesday clamped a prohibition on supply and sale of liquor for five days from March 22 in view of elections to the urban local bodies.
The municipality, which came into existence in 1876, has a total of 31 Wards and a population of around 3 lakh along with a slew of issues being allegedly pushed to the back burner since long
The polling for 109 civic bodies, including three municipal corporations, is scheduled to be held on March 24.
Jena faced stiff opposition from residents of Nuasahi in Phulbani Municipality while campaigning for BJD's Chairman candidate and Councillor aspirant Rajendra Padhi from ward number 8 of the municipal segment.
Commissioner of Police for Cuttack and Bhubaneswar has sent out a strict warning against perpetrators of violence trying to disrupt peace and law and order in the Twin Cities in the run-up to the urban elections in Odisha on March 24.
As per the schedule announced by the State Election Commission (ECI), the general elections to Urban Local Bodies (106 municipalities/NACs and 3 municipal corporations) will be held on March 24.The voting will be conducted from 8 am to 5 pm.
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In Bhubaneswar at 705 booths, a total of 7,25,765 lakh voters will exercise their franchise in the ULB polls
A total of 107 NACs/Municipalities and three Municipal Corporations- BMC, CMC and BeMC- will go to poll to elect chairpersons, councillors, mayors and corporators.
The Odisha government has come under intense criticism from the Opposition unit for deciding not to add new voters while revising the electoral rolls for the forthcoming elections to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the State.
As 107 municipalities and notified area councils (NACs), besides Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Berhampur municipal corporations are likely to go for polls by the end of April or beginning of May, the State government is working overtime complete the necessary exercises, like Ward delimitations.
As Odisha heads towards the Panchayat polls early next year, the elections for the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) including three Municipal Corporations and 107 Municipalities will be held after that.
The Odisha Municipal Rules (Amendment) Bill 2021 was tabled in the State Assembly on Monday. The introduction of the bill comes at a time when the elections are scheduled to be held next year.