Tag: Panchayat Samiti

Vice chairman arrested
Odisha: Panchayat Samiti Vice-Chairman Held For Manhandling Assistant Engineer In Bolangir

Bolangir: Police on Wednesday arrested vice-chairman of Punitala panchayat samiti Santosh Gurandi for allegedly manhandling to an assistant engineer in the district. Gurandi who had allegedly been terrorising block staffers many times had allegedly manhandled engineer Narendra Kumar Naik recently. Naik lodged a complaint with police in this regard. Similarly, Puintala Block Development Officer (BDO) […]

Rural polls
Election to Panchayat Samiti Chairman post to be held in Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: The election to the post of panchayat samiti chairman will be held today across Odisha today. Barring seven panchayat samitis, notably Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district, Bhabanipatna of Kalahandi distcrit, Rengali of Sambalpur, Parjang of Dhenkanal, Kolabira and Laikera of Jahrsuguda, Belapada of Bolangir district elections will be held at 307 blocks across the state. […]

vote counting
Poll results for samiti members, ZPs to be declared formally today

Bhubaneswar: Official announcement of results of the recently concluded elections for panchayat samiti member and zilla parishad posts will be announced today at the block offices across Odisha. The tabulation and poll result announcement process will begin at the block offices at 9 am for which the local administration of the districts has made tight […]

Panchayat polls: People of 2 GPs in Angul boycott polling

Angul: People of two Gram Panchayats (GPs) in Angul district today boycotted polling for the 4th phase Panchayat polls protesting the dumping yard set up by the Angul Municipality. According to reports, people of Talamula and Talamula Sasan GPs boycotted polling and staged dharna in front of the polling booths demanding immediate shifting of the […]

New twist to Penthapala panchayat samiti row

Kendrapara: A day after the u-turn of Gayatri Sethy in the Penthapala samiti member nomination withdrawal issue, another candidate Pramila Mallick has given a fresh twist to the current controversy saying that she has not withdrawn her nomination papers. “Neither, I had gone to the office of BDO nor had applied for withdrawal of my […]

High Court
HC allows SEC to hold polls in 4 panchayat samitis

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today lifted an interim stay imposed on the conduct of polls for panchayat samiti member post in Rengali block of Sambalpur district, Kolabira in Jharsuguda, Parjang in Dhenkanal and Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi. A division bench comprising the High Court’s chief justice Vineet Saran and Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi pronounced the […]

Panchayat Nominations
Filing of nomination papers begins for Odisha panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The process of filing nomination papers for the ensuing panchayat elections in Odisha began on Wednesday while the major political parties were in the process of finalising their candidates. “Nomination filing has started on Wednesday. The process will continue till January 17,” said Rabindra Nath Sahu, secretary, State Election Commission. He said scrutiny of […]

Deoranjan Kumar Singh
Panchayat polls: Collectors asked to complete delimitation of wards, reservation by Aug 19

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) scheduled in February next year, the Odisha government has asked all district collectors to complete the process of delimitation of wards and reservation of seats by August 19 next. In a letter to all district collectors, Deoranjan Kumar Singh, commissioner-cum-secretary, Panchayati Raj, has asked […]

Panchayat Samiti turns ugly; members trade blows

Khandapara: A meeting of Khandapara Panchayat Samiti turned ugly on Thursday with members exchanging blows between themselves over an altercation pertaining to the absence of local MLA Anubhav Patnaik. Hooliganism had a field day as members belonging to two groups ran amok hurling abuses at each other which soon led to a full-fledged scuffle. According […]