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Tag: Panchayat Election

Parboiled Rice Procurement
Farmers Or Millers' Interest? BJP Questions Odisha CM's Letter To PM Modi On Parboiled Rice

BJP alleged that through the letter, the ruling BJD government is trying to put the blame on the Centre with an eye on the upcoming Panchayat elections in Odisha

Pratap Jena
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Amendment For Reservation Of Seats To Be Tabled In Assembly, Says Minister

Pratap Jena told reporters that the BJD-led State government will table the necessary amendments required for the Pachayat election in the next Legislative Assembly session.

Odisha Govt Focus On SHGs
Women Self Help Groups On Odisha Govt Focus, Opposition Says 'Panchayat Poll Bait'

The Odisha government directed as many as 19 departments to encourage and employ women SHGs in several works and at the same time reprimanded some others for lagging behind in doing so.

Panchayat poll
Panchayat Poll Counting To Be Held At Block Level; SEC Seeks Data On Ballot Boxes

The poll body stated that it had received the data on ballot boxes from various districts which is much lesser than the boxes supplied to them

Kotia dispute
Andhra Pradesh To Hold Polls For Samiti Members, Zilla Parishad In Kotia On April 8

Bhubaneswar/Jeypore: After successfully conducting panchayat elections at the disputed Kotia region in Koraput district despite protest from Odisha, the government of Andhra Pradesh has once again issued notification to hold…

Baijayant Panda
Respect decision if taken in BJD's interest: Baijayant

Bhubaneswar:  A day after his ‘removal’ from Parliamentary party spokesperson post, Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Saturday said it was BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik’s prerogative and he respects it if the decision was taken in the interest of the party. ”I have been tirelessly working for improvement of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the past […]

Minor gang-raped by cousins over political rivalry

Berhampur: In a clear instance of vindictive politics, a minor girl fell prey to an alleged gang-rape by her cousins as her father extended support to a particular political party during panchayat elections at Patrapur block in Chikiti area of Ganjam district. The victim today lodged complaint before Ganjam SP Asis Singh. According to complaint, […]

Congres BK Hariprasad
Rebel leaders happy over Hariprasad’s resignation, but firm on Prasad’s ouster

Bhubaneswar: A day after the resignation of BK Hariprasad as AICC general secretary, a group of State party leaders, who used to question his capabilities in handling the party affairs, now became vocal taking the intraparty squabble a step forward. Even as Hariprasad owned up moral responsibility for the dismal performance of the party in […]

poll violence
Poll related violence reported across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Fresh poll violence erupted at several parts of Odisha during the ongoing 4th phase Panchayat polls which began this morning. Cases of violence were reported from Palluru village in Narayanpatna block in Koraput district, Bijepur block of Bargarh district and Bonaigarh block in Sundargarh district on Sunday. A murder case was reported from Palluru […]

Ex-minister faces ‘note for vote’ charge

Rourkela: Former minister and senior BJD leader Sarada Prasad Nayak landed in trouble after a complaint was lodged against him at Jharipani police station in Sundergarh district on charges of cash for vote. The Rourkela Development Authority (RDA) chairman, Nayak along with his supporters was allegedly distributing money to voters at Jharipani panchayat under Bisra […]

Panchayat campaign: Pradhan-Panigrahi engaged in war of words

Bhubaneswar: While campaigning for their respective party candidates in the Panchayat polls in Odisha, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha’s Higher Education minister Pradeep Panigrahi today accused each other of fraud and corruption. Panigrahi accused Pradhan of having the record of being a “coal thief” before 2000, Pradhan raised question on […]

Raman Singh
Raman Singh, Raghubar Das to campaign for BJP in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today announced that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and his Jharkhand counterpart Raghubar Das would campaign for the party in Odisha for the panchayat election even though other political parties have already announced that they will protest during Singh’s visit to the state. “The party has decided a four-day campaign schedule for […]

Malkangiri SDPO
Poll officials safe, abduction report fake: Police

Malkangiri: Hours after the report of Maoists abducting five poll officials in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda in the district, the police confirmed that the report was a rumour and fake and no officials were abducted. “There is no substance of Maoists kidnapping the officials. This is a rumour and based on fake information. Investigation […]