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Tag: Panchayat

Panchayat Season 3: Jitendra Kumar gives major updates

Jitendra Kumar, in a recent interview, said he is hopeful of getting the Season 3 very soon.

Elections 2019: Which way will voters of Kotia panchayat sway?

Koraput: With elections around the corner, uncertainty is looming large over the voting pattern of the constituents of Kotia panchayat in Koraput district which has been in news for being intruded upon by Andhra Pradesh government. After OTV’s report about administrative intrusion of Andhra Pradesh in the villages of Kotia panchayat, Odisha government took steps […]

Newly-wed woman dies of burn injuries; family alleges murder over dowry

Balasore:  Time and again we come across incidents that remind us of our existence in a regressive society. One such incident has taken place in Kumbharpatna village under Maitapur Panchayat in Balasore where a newly-wed woman was allegedly burnt to death by her in-laws over dowry. The victim, Urmila Sial, was admitted to Bhadrak hospital […]

BJD to form Biju Juba Bahini; opposition sees red

Bhubaneswar: Politics is now active over BJD’s proposal to form ‘Biju Juba Bahini’ (Youth Brigade) as part of its ambitious plan to connect with the youths in all panchayats and blocks of Odisha. The Sports and Youth Department through an advertisement has invited applications from youths in the age group of 15 to 35 years […]

Sarpanch in Odisha beats gong to register protest

Berhampur: In a unique protest, the Sarpanch of Goutami panchayat under Aska block in Ganjam district beat a gong during a meeting alleging apathetic attitude of the Block Development Officer (BDO) towards his panchayat. During a panchayat samiti meeting, Sarpanch Sushant Swain suddenly stood up and started beating gong protesting corruption and partiality in fund […]

Many Panchayat candidates have no mobiles or bank accounts

Kendrapara: The ensuing three-tier panchayat polls has thrown up quite a few paradoxes with several candidates not having mobile phones, bank accounts or post office passbooks. As per the sworn affidavits furnished at the district election office, there are instances of candidates in the fray having no movable or immovable property of their own. Penniless […]

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 […]

Villagers cast vote to choose Panchayat in Jaleswar

Balasore: The villagers of Jamalpur and Chaughani under Jaleswar block in Baleswar district cast their votes today to choose between the two newly-formed Kotsahi and Rayaramachandrapur panchayats following bifurcation of the Rayaramachandrapur gram panchayat. The voting which began at 9am continued till 2pm ended peacefully. Around 300 voters exercised their franchise to decide the gram […]

Panchayat polls: Cong forms election committees

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress today announced formation of committees at the state, block and panchayat level for the ensuing panchayat polls scheduled in February next year. Briefing media persons after presiding over the PCC Coordination Committee meeting, PCC president Prasad Harichandan said for the overall management of panchayat polls, campaigning and selection of candidates, Pradesh […]

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Banks asked to open branches in Panchayats, speed up Aadhar seeding

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday asked banks to open new branches in every Panchayat and complete Aadhar seeding to allow direct transfer of government benefits to people. “Even today about 80 per cent of our Gram Panchayats do not have a bank branch,” Finance Minister Pradeep Amat said at the 144th meeting of the […]

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Dead lock between district authorities, panchayat continue

The month-long dead lock between the district authorities and panchayat members of Bandhugaon block of Odisha's Koraput district is on despite the administration's steps to break it