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Topic result for panchayat-polls

Rural polls
Voters in Kendrapara district say no to 'family politics'

Kendrapara: The people of this coastal district have rejected the ‘family politics’ by defeating most of the candidates hailing from political families. The poll results for lower-rung of three-tier panchayati raj institution announced yesterday have made amply clear the voters disillusionment towards ‘family politics’. Kuhudi gram panchayat had witnessed an intriguing poll battle. The sitting […]

BJD, BJP accuse each other of nexus with Cong in rural polls

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha and opposition BJP accused each other of having an unholy nexus with the Congress in the state Panchayat elections. The first phase of results for the Odisha Panchayat elections was officially announced today. The issue was raised in the Assembly today during Zero Hour when senior BJP lawmaker Pradip […]

  • Monday, 28 Jun 2021
  • BJD
Odisha assembly uproar
Uproar in Odisha Assembly on panchayat poll violence

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today witnessed uproar when opposition Congress and BJP demanded a discussion on the violence during the three-tire panchayat elections which ended on February 21. The Opposition legislators shouted slogans standing on their seats on the second day of the budget session. They demanded that the discussion be held immediately after cancelling […]

  • Monday, 28 Jun 2021
  • BJD
2nd ever differently-abled person wins Odisha rural polls

Kendrapara: Braving all odds, wheelchair-bound Minati Barik has emerged victorious in the Panchayat elections, becoming the second differently-abled person ever to win the Odisha rural polls. Minati, who had turned immobile as both her legs were paralysed since her birth, was a contestant for the Ward Member post from Bajapur village in Rajkanika block of […]

Odisha Panchayat elections: Re-polling held in 32 Wards

Bhubaneswar: Nearly 73 per cent of electorates today cast their votes during re-polling in 32 Wards spread over ten districts in Odisha, officials said. Re-polling was held in the districts of Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Puri, Rayagada and Sambalpur where polling was disrupted during the last phase of polling yesterday, State Election […]

  • Monday, 28 Jun 2021
  • BJD
Drones deployed during fourth phase of panchayat polls in Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar/Malkangiri: Drones have been deployed in Maoist-hit Malkangiri district for aerial surveillance during the fourth phase of panchayat elections today to ensure smooth voting. “Drones have been deployed to conduct aerial surveillance on several highly sensitive polling booths in the district during voting for panchayat polls,” said Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. While drones […]

Panchayat - voting turnout
Odisha Panchayat polls: 75 pc turnout in third phase

Bhubaneswar : The third round of Panchayat elections in Odisha ended peacefully today with a 75 per cent turnout across 65 blocks in the state. “The polling were held in 175 Zilla Parishad seats and for 1,394 gram panchayats and 18,859 wards. Polling was more or less peaceful. While the highest 86 per cent of […]

Odisha Govt official suspended for skipping poll duty

Kendrapara: The district administration of Kerndrapara has placed under suspension a booth level officer (BLO) for skipping poll duty in Aul block. The errant official Madhab Chandra Dalei skipped poll duty in Balakati polling booth under Aul block, officials said. “The official was found guilty of skipping poll duty assigned to him. So he was […]

BJD calls Narendra Modi BJP's Prime Minister

Bhubaneswar: Mid way into the Panchayat elections in Odisha, the ruling BJD today called Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “PM of BJP” and not of India. “Modi had mentioned BJP’s success in Odisha’s panchayat elections at an election rally at Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh yesterday. He was seeking votes from the people of UP […]

  • Monday, 28 Jun 2021
  • BJD
Odisha Panchayat polls: 57 govt officials suspended

Jajpur:Jajpur District Election Officer-cum Collector Ranjan Kumar Das today suspended 57 government officials for not joining duty in the ensuing panchayat election. “The suspended officials include 22 presiding officers, 13 first polling officers, 21 second polling officers and lone third polling officer,” officials sources said. “These officials had been deployed to conduct both first and […]

BJD Surya Patro
BJD to review panchayat poll reverses

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD today said it would review its poor performance in the ongoing three-tier panchayat election in some districts of Odisha, although its overall show was better than rivals. “We will certainly review the poor performance of the party in certain districts. Anyway, the BJD is still ahead of its rivals,” BJD vice-president […]

  • Monday, 28 Jun 2021
  • BJD
35 Odisha Govt employees suspended for negligence in poll duty

Kendrapara: Kendrapara district administration has initiated disciplinary proceedings against 35 government employees on charge of skipping poll duty without notice. The accused employees today did not turn up for preparatory duty for the third-phase of panchayat polls on February 17. The departmental heads, under whom the errant employees are officiating, have been directed to place […]

No vote in 13 Malkangiri booths for fear of Maoists

Malkangiri: No one turned up to cast vote for panchayat polls in 13 booths in a gram panchayat under Korkonda block of Malkangiri district today due to fear of Maoists, officials said. However, a large number of Bonda people, a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG), made queues before polling booths in Khairput block of the […]

Dead- Death-Dies
Sarpanch candidate dies

Sambalpur: A Sarpanch candidate in fray for the three-tier panchayat elections, Mani Pradhan, 35, and his supporter, Sudheer Patel, 40, died in a road accident. The incident took place last night when Pradhan was returning from campaigning in a bike which hit a tree at village Patrapali under the Kuchinda police limit. He was contesting […]

Woman teacher arrested for tearing ballot papers

Jajpur: A woman teacher of a government run school was arrested today for allegedly tearing ballot papers during the panchayat polls in Jajpur district yesterday. The arrested teacher has been identified as Sarojini Jena of Kadampal village, police said. Jena had entered booth No-10 of Kadampal panchayat under Dharmasaal block in the district yesterday to […]

Odisha Panchayat polls: Voters find names missing from list

Jajpur: Though the first phase of panchayat elections in Jajpur district remained by and large peaceful, many voters who had voters’ identity cards were seen returning disappointed after not finding their names on the voters’ list. “I have exercised my franchise in every election for the last 25 years. I am surprised that my name […]

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das
Naveen lacking required knowledge in Odia: Jharkhand CM

Bhubaneswar: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today accused his Odisha counterpart and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik of lacking required knowledge in the Odia language and its culture. “How can Odisha progress when its chief minister does not have knowledge in local language and the state’s culture,” Das told reporters after addressing a […]

shot dead
BJD supporter shot at, hospitalized

Berhampur: Unidentified persons shot at a 45-year-old man said to be a supporter of BJD at Mundamaria village, about 60-km from here in Ganjam district today, police said. The man was identified as Jagannath Patra. He was admitted in MKCG Medical College and was later shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar as his condition […]

Panchayat polls: Naveen campaigns for BJD candidates

Berhampur: Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal supremo Naveen Patnaik today held road shows in Ganjam district in support of BJD candidates in the panchayat polls. The BJD supremo attended 33 road shows and travelled around 80 km with people standing on both sides of the road. Patnaik through road show touched almost all […]

Mahanadi water issue raised to divert attention: Raman Singh

Bhubaneswar: Chhattishgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today said attempts are being made in Odisha to divert public attention from the core issues under the pretext of Mahanadi water dispute. “People of Odisha wanted answers on growing unemployment, migration, hunger deaths, poor health facilities and others. Unable to reply to the people, attempts are made to […]

  • Monday, 28 Jun 2021
  • BJP