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Tribal woman’s family ostracized for contesting in panchayat poll
Tribal woman’s family ostracized for contesting in panchayat poll

Girith submitted her nomination papers with the support of five families of the village. Girith not only contested the election but she was also elected unopposed. 

Booth Rigging, Police-Public Face Off Mark Second Phase Panchayat Polls In Odisha 
Booth Rigging, Police-Public Face Off Mark Second Phase Panchayat Polls In Odisha 

While a booth rigging incident was reported from Jajpur district, people scuffled with police in Bargarh district.

Kotia Border Row
Odisha Files Fresh Suit In Supreme Court Against Andhra's Poll Plan In Kotia

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has once again filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court for injunction against Andhra Pradesh for its notification to conduct polls to Mandal Parishad Territorial…

  • Thursday, 08 Apr 2021
  • Kotia
Odisha To Move SC Against Andhra's Panchayat Poll Announcement In Kotia Villages

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has braced up to move the Supreme Court with a writ petition challenging Andhra Pradesh’ announcement to conduct panchayat election in three villages of Kotia in Koraput district. In a letter to the Advocate on Record (AOR) Sibo Sankar Mishra, the deputy secretary of Law Department Bhagaban Nayak stated, “You (Mishra) […]

10 killed, 50 injured in Bengal panchayat poll violence

Kolkata: At least 10 people were killed and more than 50 injured on Monday in violence during the West Bengal panchayat polls, where around 73 per cent of the electorate had cast their votes at the end of balloting hours at 5 p.m. The State Election Commission said the polling percentage was 73 at the […]

Throwback 2017: A year of political stirrings

Even though 2017 did not bring any great upheaval in the political landscape of Odisha, it had enough stirrings. Patterns assumed new paradigms, faces got facelifts, oblique became overt, status quo brought predicaments, leaderships lost loyalty and infighting prodded implosions. We look back at some of the stories which created ripples…   Poll battles ahead […]

Tortured by sarpanch, family deserts village

Berhampur: In an instance of harassment, a family had to flee the village after allegedly being tortured and thrashed by a newly elected sarpanch at Tentulipali village under Khalikote block in Ganjam district. Exercising franchise as per their own choice in the recently concluded panchayat election cost Bhikari Sahu and his family dear. After election, […]

Naveen Patnaik to visit Sambalpur
Naveen to meet grass root leaders ahead of Amit Shah's visit

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of BJP president Amit Shah’s proposed meeting with booth-level leaders of Odisha in April, BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to meet grass-root leaders as part of post-panchayat poll review. “The party president would meet grass-root level leaders starting from Sarpanch, Samiti members and Zilla Parishad members. The exercise would […]

Dead- Death-Dies
Violence-hit man dies

Berhampur: A man, injured in pre- panchayat poll violence, died today at Bramhanachhai in Ganjam district, police said. The 65-year-old man and 11 others were injured in a clash between two groups at Bramhanchhai in Hinjili Assembly segment on February 20, while one person was killed. The man identified as Dandapani Pradhan was discharged from the […]

5th phase panchayat polls
Parties on toes for ZP chairman election today

Bhubaneswar: After the completion of the three-tier panchayat elections, all eyes are now on the Zilla Parishad chairperson elections that is scheduled to be held in Odisha today. The leaders of political parties are keeping a close watch on the developments and have adopted different strategies to prevent cross-voting in few districts of the state. […]

BJP core committee
BJP core committee reviews panchayat poll results

Bhubaneswar: Core Committee of Odisha BJP has started post-mortem of the three-tier panchayat poll results. It is reviewing the factors that helped in victory of some party candidates and the flaws which led to defeat of others. Even the party has decided to fight legal battle for the candidates who have lost the polls in […]

SEC secy Rabindranath Sahu
Voting cancelled in Ganjam GP as sarpanch candidate dies

Ganjam: Voting in Brahmanchhai gram panchayat (GP) under Sheragada block of the district was cancelled on Tuesday after a sarpanch candidate of the GP died last night in poll related violence. The deceased has been identified as Bulu Pradhan. Locals said, Pradhan was also contesting in the ongoing panchayat election as a samiti member. State […]

Sundargarh BJD Minister detained
Ex-BJD Minister Sarada Nayak in trouble again

Sundargarh: Senior BJD leader and former minister Sarada Nayak and his five associates were detained by villagers at Jarada Panchayat under Gurundia block in Sundargarh district for nearly three hours today for allegedly distributing money and various materials during Panchayat poll campaign. The irate villagers, who refused to release Nayak, later handed him over to […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Can Naveen Swim Against the Current?

Just for the heck of it, I posted this poser on my Facebook wall last evening: “Shall we ever see Naveen Patnaik gracing the Opposition benches?” The responses started coming in a torrent and have not stopped even now, numbering 45 at the last count. But what was noteworthy was that not even one of […]

Car gutted in poll violence
Cars of Ex-Congress MLA Rabi Mallick, 2 supporters gutted in poll violence

Cuttack: Poll violence was seen at Niali constituency in Cuttack district on late last night. Three cars were gutted at Podana village under Kapasi Panchayat in Niali Block. The cars belonging to former Congress MLA Rabi Mallick and his two supporters were allegedly set on fire by opposition party members. It has also been alleged […]

1st phase GP polls result reflects resentment of people: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: After the end of the first phase panchayat polls in Odisha Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in his reaction to OTV said, “The trends of the first phase result reflects the resentment of the people of Odisha.” Pradhan said that it a victory of the people of Odisha, a fruit of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Ballot box loot
Miscreants loot ballot boxes from 11 booths in K’Para

Kendrapara: Acute violence was seen during first phase of three tier panchayat polls at Mahakalpada in Kendrapara district. Miscreants looted the ballot box from booth number 14 in Jagdalpur village under Patkura panchayat and threw it in Chitrotpala River. Similarly the ballot boxes from booth number 12 and 14 in Bangalpur panchayat of the district […]

SEC gears up for 1st phase Panchayat polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today announced the preparations for the first phase Panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled to begin on February 13. “Elections will be held in 189 Zilla Parishad Zones in 29 districts in which a total of 58,28,446 voters will exercise their franchise for which arrangements have been made for polling […]

Gross misutilisation of Central funds in Odisha: Ram Kripal Yadav

Bhubaneswar: Union minister of state for Rural Development, Ram Kripal Yadav, on Saturday said there has been gross misutilisation of Central funds in Odisha. “The Centre has been pumping in enough financial assistance to the Odisha government for development in rural areas. But, sadly, there is no proper utilisation of the funds in the implementation […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
5 injured in pre-poll violence in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: As many as five members of two families sustained injuries in a pre-poll violence at Rajgarh village under Mahakalpada block in the district on Friday night. According to sources, family of one Rabindra Lenka of Rajgarh village had an altercation with another family over supporting a candidate for the three-tire panchayat polls. The altercation […]