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Tag: Panchayat Polls

Odisha Election Commission
Odisha Panchayat Polls: SEC announces fresh dates for voting at pending places

The State Election Commission (SEC) has announced fresh dates for panchayat polls at different places where voting was earlier deferred on account of the death of candidates.

BJP Sets Eye On Assembly Elections 2024 In Odisha After Panchayat, Urban Polls
BJP Sets Eye On Assembly Elections 2024 In Odisha After Panchayat, Urban Polls

The State leaders also held discussions with Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Bishweswar Tudu to prepare the poll strategy.

Bhadrak Couple’s Suicide Over Political Taunt: Woman Dies On Husband’s 10th Day Rituals
Bhadrak Couple’s Suicide Over Political Taunt: Woman Dies On Husband’s 10th Day Rituals

The deceased, Sumati Parida, was a resident of Padmapur area under Basudevpur block in Bhadrak district. Her husband Ramakant Parida had hanged himself to death on March 13. 

State Election Commission
71 YO Tribal Woman Scores Hat-Trick As Panchayat Samiti Chairperson In Odisha

Earlier, she was the chairperson of the samiti in 2012 and 2017 after winning from the tribal-dominated Gangapur panchayat. This time, she contested from the Bhagabanpur panchayat.

BJD Resorting To Horse-Trading For Block Chairman Posts, Allege Congress & BJP Leaders
BJD Resorting To Horse-Trading For Block Chairman Posts, Allege Congress & BJP Leaders

Senior Congress leader, Santosh Singh Saluja on Thursday alleged that the BJD is indulging in such corrupt practices to show majority in Block chairman elections. The ruling party is offering Rs 5 to Rs 10 lakh to each independent candidate and also candidates backed by BJP and the Congress, he alleged.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: 15-Year Long Wait For Dongria Kondh Community To End Tomorrow 
Odisha Panchayat Polls: 15-Year Long Wait For Dongria Kondh Community To End Tomorrow 

The tribal community members said they had been eagerly waiting for the moment when they would ink their left index finger.

In Odisha & AP Fight Over Kotia, Fault Lines Galore On Ground Zero: OTV Reports
In Odisha & AP Fight Over Kotia, Fault Lines Galore On Ground Zero: OTV Reports

The team stopped off at a few villages to get a feel of the mood of the villagers about the ensuing elections. 

Lottery Ticket Against Vote
Gambler’s Gamble: Odisha Sarpanch Candidate Distributes Free Lottery Tickets To Voters

In a last ditch effort to woo votes as campaigning for the first phase of Panchayat polls end this evening, Sasmita Nayak, who is contesting from Kuhura Gram Panchayat under Kalahandi’s Golamunda block hit upon the novel idea.

No Clarity On Private School Reopening Puzzles Parents, Kids In Odisha 
No Clarity On Private School Reopening Puzzles Parents, Kids In Odisha 

While deferring the dates for the reopening of schools, the State government has reportedly not specifically informed when private as well as pre-schools will reopen.   

Over 1 Lakh Litre Of Liquor Seized In Odisha Ahead Of Pachayat Polls, 1492 Warrantees Nabbed
Over 1 Lakh Litre Liquor Seized In Odisha Ahead Of Panchayat Polls, Balasore District Tops List

The Odisha Police has seized over one lakh litres of liquor from across the State during a special drive against trade of alcohol in the run-up to the Panchayat polls.

Odisha Panchayat Elections: Candidate Promises Development On Stamp Paper
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Candidate Promises Development On Stamp Paper

With the Panchayat elections just a handful of days away, campaigning by candidates seems to have reached fever pitch in Odisha. 

Political Posters Flood Streets Of Lochapada panchayat
Odisha Panchayat Polls - Zones Where Lofty Competitions Are Leaving Voters Confused

The running of so many candidates have not only made the door-to-door campaigning an intense affair for the voters, some also feel that people will ultimately get confused in casting their votes.

Time To Repay: Odisha Man In Panchayat Poll Fray After Villagers’ Love Help Him Survive Brain Stroke
Time To Repay: Odisha Man In Panchayat Poll Fray After Villagers Help Him Survive Brain Stroke

Life is full of uncertainties. The rich can become a pauper in no time. It is also extraordinary how destiny turns one from rags to riches in a short time.

Odisha Panchayat Elections: Pros Don Neta Garb To Bring Change In Politics
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Pros Don Neta Garb To Bring Change In Politics

From foreign returnees to sportsperson and engineers to priest, here are the tales of some candidates who are scripting inspiring stories by registering their names to face the mandate of people. 

Independent ZP Candidates Likely To Play Spoiler For BJD Plans
Independent ZP Candidates Likely To Play Spoiler For BJD Plans

Disgruntled Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders who are contesting the Zilla Parishad elections independently after they were denied party tickets are perceived as a headache for the party.

Ailing Zilla Parishad Candidate Passes Away In Keonjhar  
Ailing Zilla Parishad Candidate Passes Away In Keonjhar  

The deceased’s son said his father had been suffering from cold, body ache and headache for some days.

Villagers Threaten To Boycott Panchayat Polls In Kendrapara
No School, No Vote: Villagers Threaten To Boycott Panchayat Polls In Kendrapara

Staying away from the polling booth and election fray was the only option for us to make ourselves heard, said the residents of Bijipur village.

Panchayat Polls in Malkangiri
Maoist-Hotbed Swabhiman Anchal In Malkangiri Gears Up For Panchayat Polls

People of nine panchayats of Swabhiman Anchal under the Chitrakonda block of the district will cast vote and elect their representatives on February 24.

Missing ZP Candidate Rina Kabasi
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP ZP Aspirant Goes ‘Missing’, Party Alleges Abduction Bid

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Zilla Parishad aspirant in Kalimela Zone-2 under Malkangiri district has allegedly gone missing since Monday morning, a day ahead of the nomination withdrawal deadline.

Why Unlike Delhi and TN, Odisha Didn't impose Weekend Curfew?
Positive Rate Explosive In Khordha, Balasore, Sundargarh: Know Why Odisha Govt Doesn't Impose Sunday Curfew?

Delhi, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have imposed weekend curfew and many other measures. However, weekend shutdown alongside Panchayat poll will sound doublespeak in Odisha

Poll Code Violation: SEC Recommends Suspension Of College Principal, Salipur SDPO
Poll Code Violation: SEC Recommends Suspension Of College Principal, Salipur SDPO

The State Election Commission on Tuesday recommended the suspension of a college principal, along with a sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), for allegedly violating model code of conduct.

‘No Road,No Vote’: Odisha Village Voters Raise Call Ahead Of Panchyat Polls
‘No Road,No Vote’: Odisha Village Voters Raise Call Ahead Of Panchyat Polls

Tired of the apathy by public representatives, the people of Das Sahi alleged that the politicians make promises before every election that they will construct the road but forget it as soon as the elections are over.

Panchayat Elections In Odisha
Formal Notification For Odisha Panchayat Polls Out, Check Details

Around 2.79 crore voters across the State will exercise their franchise to elect 91,913 Ward members, 6,794 Sarpanchs, 6,793 Panchayat Samiti members, and 853 Zilla Parishad members. The voting will commence at 7 am and continue till 1 pm.

Odisha Panchayat Polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Reservation List For Zilla Parishad Chairman Posts Announced

The Zilla Parishad chairman posts in seven districts--Kandhamal, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Mayurbhanj, Malkangiri, Rayagada, and Sundargarh have been reserved for candidates from the Scheduled Tribe category.

Odisha Govt Releases Funds To BPGY Beneficiaries For House Repairs, Opposition Not Impressed
Odisha Govt Releases Funds To BPGY Beneficiaries For House Repairs, Opposition Not Impressed

Political heat has gained momentum as the Odisha government has kick-started the fund distribution programme while different political parties are prepping up for the upcoming Panchayat polls. 

Narasingha Mishra
Covid-19 Surge: Congress Urges Odisha Election Commission To Defer Panchayat, Municipal Polls

Though the dates for the crucial rural and urban body elections are still to be announced, they are expected to be held earlier this year

Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP Launches Protest Demanding ‘Justice For OBCs’
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP Launches Protest Demanding ‘Justice For OBCs’

The party also raised questions on the effectiveness of the State OBC Commission and termed it ‘a failure’ which could not put the interests of the OBCs in the front.

Symbols For Panchayat Elections Issued; BJP, Congress Stick To Guns Demanding OBC Reservation  
Symbols For Panchayat Elections Issued; BJP, Congress Stick To Guns Demanding OBC Reservation  

The State Election Commission of Odisha issued election symbols for the upcoming Panchayat polls.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Election Commission Issues Election Symbols 
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Election Commission Issues Election Symbols 

The EC has issued a total of 26 additional symbols including Banyan Tree, Motor Car, Lantern, Brinjal, Basket, Candles etc for election to the office of Sarpanch.

BJP Sets Target To Trounce BJD In Coming Odisha Panchayat Polls
BJP Sets Target To Trounce BJD In Coming Odisha Panchayat Polls

Ahead of the Panchayat polls in Odisha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) convened a meeting of party MPs to chalk out strategy for the crucial elections at the party headquarters in Bhubaneswar on Monday.  

Odisha BJP President Samir Mohanty
BJP's Show Of Strength In BJD Supremo's Home Turf Ahead Of Panchayat Polls

With barely two months left for the Panchayat elections in Odisha, BJP's 'Mishran Parva' in the home district of the BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is seen as a massive show of strength by the party.

Junior Teachers Launch Protest In Odisha
Junior Teachers Launch Protest

Hundreds of teachers under the banner of Odisha Junior Teacher’s Association launched a protest on Friday (Dec 17) at Lower PMG Square in Bhubaneswar.

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Orissa HC Seeks Affidavit From SEC On Panchayat Poll Reservations
Orissa HC Seeks Affidavit From SEC On Panchayat Poll Reservations

The court’s order came in response to a petition filed against the reservation list for the upcoming polls issued by the State government recently. 

Political Parties In Odisha Vying To Woo Women Voters Ahead Of Crucial Elections
Political Parties In Odisha Vying To Woo Women Voters Ahead Of Crucial Elections

Despite being in the crosshairs of Opposition parties for the sensational Mamita Meher murder case, the ruling BJD has already taken up several programmes to retain its women vote bank.

Panchayat Elections: Political Parties Propose Increase In Candidates' Poll Expenditure
Panchayat Elections: Political Parties Propose Increase In Candidates' Poll Expenditure

A detailed discussion was held on the limits of election expenditure by the candidates. It has been proposed in the meeting to increase the limit of election expenditures of Sarpanch and Nominee candidates for the upcoming election.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: OBCs To Get 4 Zilla Parishad President Posts
Odisha Panchayat Polls: OBCs To Get 4 Zilla Parishad President Posts 

The Odisha government on Friday issued the final list of reservations for the post of Zilla Parishad presidents across the State ahead of the forthcoming Panchayat elections. 

Not Dropping Odisha Home Minister Reeks Of Double Standards Of CM Naveen Patnaik, Says BJD Lawmaker Soumya
Not Dropping Odisha Home Minister Reeks Of Double Standards Of CM Naveen Patnaik: Soumya Ranjan

The scribe-cum-politician has whiffed the prevalence of 'double standards' in CM Naveen Patnaik's political approach. Writing his editorial column 'Ama Ghara Halchal' in his vernacular daily, the Sambad, Soumya terms Dibya Shankar's clarification after nearly three weeks of the ghastly murder as the one that seeds more confusion.

Odisha Panchayat Polls Draft Reservation: 4 ZP President Posts Reserved For OBCs
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Four ZP President Posts Reserved For OBCs

Amid a state-wide backlash over inadequate representation of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for the other posts in the three-tier elections to the Panchayati Raj institutions, the Odisha government has allotted four (4) Zilla Parishad president posts to OBCs.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: OBC Reservation
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Row Erupts Over 'Negligence' In Reservation For OBCs

Reports collated from various places in Bhadrak, Bargarh, and from Malkangiri to Mayurbhanj, voices of dissent against neglect to OBCs reservations in the draft list for Zilla Parishad posts have warmed the State politics. 

Odisha Panchayat Elections
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Reservation Draft List Publication Today At District Level

The lists which are being published at the district level will specify the quota attached for each post of Ward Member, Sarpanch, Panchayat Samiti Member, Block Chairman and Zilla Parishad Member across the State.

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