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Topic result for panchayat-polls

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Cong concern : Rahul Gandhi to meet Odisha MLAs tomorrow

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In an effort to address dissent and strengthen its organisational structure in Odisha ahead of the 2019 elections, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will meet party MLAs from the State and seek their views to resurrect the party on May 8 and 9. Of the 16 Congress MLAs, many have demanded a reshuffle in […]

Dharmendra’s visit to Thakurani Yatra sparks off political slugfest

Berhampur: A day before the maiden visit of Chief minister Naveen Patnaik to the famous Thakurani Yatra of Ganjam district, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s trip to the fete triggered a political slugfest  today on the 27th day of the biennial religious extravaganza. Though the Petroleum minister stated that he prayed for the State, it is […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
CM says will look into BJD infighting
Naveen refutes intra-party conflict, says will look into it

Bhubaneswar: Reacting to the issue of infighting in the party, Chief Minister and BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik, stated that he will look into it. Patnaik said this after attending a review meeting with newly elected BJD panchayat-level representatives of Cuttack district. ”I do not think there is any truth in this. But if there is […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Naveen meets MPs
Naveen to meet party MPs in Parliament; important issues to be discussed

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: An important meeting of BJD MPs will be held at the Parliament in New Delhi today under leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The meeting, two days prior to the end of the Budget Session, has raised many questions. What instructions is Patnaik going to give the MPs, will he rebuke them for […]

BJP’s national executive meet to focus on pro-poor schemes

Bhubaneswar: Buoyed by the party’s landslide victory in the recently concluded panchayat polls, especially in the backward districts like Kalahandi and Mayurbhanj, the Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is banking on the ‘strategies’ for effective implementation of pro-poor schemes of the Centre, during the two-day brainstorming national executive meet of the party beginning […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Naveen to meet newly elected PRI members of Mayurbhanj
Naveen to meet newly elected PRI members of Mayurbhanj

Bhubaneswar: Being alert after the party’s performance in recent Panchayat Polls, BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is meeting newly elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in person. Today he is set to meet the elected representatives of Mayurbhanj district. Naveen is scheduled to hold discussions with all the newly elected panchayat representatives […]

Naveen meets newly-elected PRI members of Koraput, Jajpur

Bhubaneswar: Following the recently held panchayat polls across the State, Chief Minister and BJD party supremo Naveen Patnaik today met the party elected representatives of local bodies in Koraput and Jajpur districts at the ruling party’s State headquarters office in Bhubaneswar for the first time. Informing about the meeting, Naveen told newsmen, “The panchayat raj […]

Naveen to meet elected PRI members from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: From tomorrow onwards, Odisha CM and BJD president Naveen Patnaik will embark on a journey to various district party headquarters to meet the newly-elected Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) members as a part of an effort to strengthen the party’s organisation at the grassroots and review the performance in the recently concluded rural polls. The […]

Tara Bahinipati
OPCC’s 2nd show cause notice to Tara, Anant, Prafulla

Bhubaneswar: The disciplinary committee of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) served show cause notice to three senior leaders of the party including two MLAs for their public statement against party leadership over Congress’ debacle in panchayat elections. The Committee issued the notice for the second time asking the three leaders- Anant Sethi, Tara Prasad Bahinipati […]

SEC - State Election Commission
Changes to ZP election rules during polls unacceptable: SEC

Cuttack: The State Election Commission (SEC), while presenting its stand before the Orissa High Court on the case filed challenging the changes made by the State government to the Odisha Zilla Parishad (ZP) Election Rules-1994, strongly objected such a change citing that government interference during the election process is unacceptable. Once the election begins, even […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • HC
Ranjan Behera and Ambaj Das
Mayadhar Pradhan murder case: Dhenkanal Police nabs 2 accused

Dhenkanal: Two accused in the murder of Mayadhar Pradhan of Dhenkanal district were nabbed by the police today. Special squad of Dhenkanal police arrested the two accused, identified as Ranjan Behera and Ambaj Das, from Bhagabanpur in the district. Mayadhar had been killed over political enmity at Gandia in the district during the celebration of […]

State Election Commission
Repolling at 14 places in Odisha on April 19

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) finalised April 19 as the date for repolling in the 14 places where the three-tier panchayat polls were stalled due to death of contestants. Notices regarding this will be sent to Panchayat offices, Block offices, Sub-Collector offices and District Collector offices on March 17. According to sources aspiring candidates […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • April
BK Hariprasad
Congress’ Odisha in-charge BK Hariprasad resigns

Bhubaneswar: Congress’ rout in the Odisha Panchayat Polls has claimed its first victim in the form of All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and State in-charge, BK Hariprasad. According to AICC Media panellist, Brijesh Kalappa, Hariprasad has resigned from both his posts. Kalappa also said that Hariprasad’s resignation from the general secretary post to […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • AICC
Parties indulge in horse trading ahead of ZP Council formation

Bhubaneswar: Panchayat poll is over and the results have been declared by the State Election Commission (SEC). But the cause of concern among political parties is horse trading by opponents to maintain proximity with the winning ward members and Zilla Parishad (ZP) members to form council in respective blocks. Consider this. A ZP member of […]

BJP takes Koraput clerks’ stir row to Governor

Bhubaneswar/Jeypore: The Koraput district clerical association’s stir protesting against the ‘vindictive approach’ of district administration over the row relating to the approval of union minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s chopper landing reached the Raj Bhawan today with State BJP leaders seeking Governor’s intervention in the matter to resolve the administrative logjam in the tribal dominated district. The […]

BJP 2nd largest party in Odisha Panchayat polls; Cong 3rd

Bhubaneswar: The BJP has emerged as the principal gainer by becoming the second largest party in rural Odisha pushing the Congress to the third position, even as the state’s ruling BJD won majority seats. According to results declared by the State Election Commission (SEC), of the 846 Zilla Parishad seats for which polls were held […]

  • Monday, 28 Jun 2021
  • BJD
Many highly qualified candidates win panchayat polls

Kendrapara: Highly qualified candidates like IIT graduates, post graduates, engineering graduates, PhD and law graduates have emerged victorious in panchayat polls in Kendrapara district this time. Though highly educated people chose to keep away from rural polls in the past, this time they had expressed their desire to fight the polls for development of their […]

Poll irregularities allegations
BJP alleges discrepancy in panchayat poll results

Bhubaneswar: Amid fresh allegations and counter allegations of forgery in counting and discrepancy in the declaration of the three-tier panchayat poll results, the BJP today has alleged that the ruling BJD has snatched away 34 Zilla Parishad zones from the former. Demanding suspension of an Election Officer, alleging him of felicitating the victory of a […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
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Panchayat Polls: BJD sits on top with 472 ZP seats, BJP 298, Cong slips to 3rd spot

Bhubaneswar: With the official tabulation and declaration of results of panchayat elections concluded today, BJD retained the top position by grabbing 472 Zilla Parishad zones and BJP rose to second spot with 298 seats. Congress slipped to third position with only 60 seats. Similarly, Independent and other candidates have managed to pocket 16 zones. Out […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Panchayat polls: Opposition fumes on SEC for not declaring winners’ names

Bhubaneswar: Even as the results of three-tier panchayat elections was declared officially today, Opposition parties in Odisha-Congress and BJP- have questioned the transparency of the State Election Commission over not announcing the names of the winning candidates. The silence of the Commission did not go well with the Congress and BJP, which alleged the commission […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD