Tag: Panchayat Polls

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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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 June 2021
Odisha CM to campaign for party candidates in Ganjam tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to all speculations, ruling BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, today, decided to campaign for his party candidates in Ganjam district tomorrow. Patnaik will campaign for the BJD candidates contesting in the three-tier panchayat elections only in his constituency of Hinjilicut, though many party leaders wanted the chief minister to […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Panchayat Extension Officer looted at gunpoint in Odisha

Berhampur: Three motorcycle-borne persons allegedly looted a panchayat extension officer (PEO) today and decamped with Rs 1.80 lakh near Tanka chhai village here, police said today. “The incident took place when Sethi, PEO of Purushottampur block, was on his way to distribute the cash in Tanka-chhai panchayat under social pension scheme,” Sub divisional police officer […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Highly qualified candidates in the fray for Panchayat polls

Kendrapara: Highly qualified candidates like IIT graduates, post graduates, law graduates and retired government servants are in the fray for the three-tier panchayat polls in Kendrapara district this time. Though in the past, highly educated people kept away from rural polls, this time they have expressed their desire to fight the polls for development of […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Odisha Panchayat polls: Disability no challenge for Minati

Kendrapara: A 24-year-old wheelchair-bound woman has entered the rural polls arena in Kendrapara district to prove the point that physical deficiency is no hindrance for serving the people. Call it empowerment of the physically challenged, Minati Barik, who depends on a wheelchair for mobility, is contesting the rural body polls for the ward member’s post […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
3-day leave for employees to vote in panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The employees working under the Odisha government, corporation and other aided institutions can avail three days leave to cast their votes in the three-tier panchayat elections which is being held in five different phases from February 13. The state govenrment has accepted a proposal in this regard given by the State Election Commission (SEC). […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
28 held after panchayat election related violence in Ganjam

Berhampur: The Police have arrested 28 persons, including the father of a sarpanch candidate at two different places in Ganjam district for their alleged involvement in panchayat election related violence under Polasara and Digapahandi police station limits, respectively. B Ashantulu Reddy, father of M Sunita Reddy, sarpanch candidate of Padmanavapur panchayat in Digapahandi block, was […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Panchayat polls: Odisha Govt shifts Proj Dir of DRDA, Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today shifted Project Director, District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Cuttack Trilochan Pradhan and appointed him as the Joint Secretary in the Board of Revenue as per directions of the State Election Commission (SEC). Pradhan was found working engaged in the election process which was against the provision of the panchayat rules. […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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SEC for proceedings against govt employees engaged in poll campaigning

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Election Commission today asked all the district collectors and SPs to initiate proceedings against government employees engaged in campaigning for the upcoming three-tier panchayat polls. The SEC has banned the employees of the state government, corporations or aided institutions from taking part in campaigning for any candidate or political party. Also […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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2 crorepati candidates in fray for panchayat polls

Kendrapara: At least two crorepatis are in the fray for the zilla parishad election in Kendrapara district, while over 12 other candidates contesting the panchayat elections own assets worth over Rs 50 lakh, according to affidavits furnished by the contestants to the state election commission. The two crorepatis are among the 117 candidates in Kendrapara […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021