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Tag: Polls

PM Modi To Review COVID-19 Vaccine Work In Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune
PM Modi Urges Citizens To Vote In Large Numbers To Strengthen Democracy

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the people to exercise their right to vote in large numbers to strengthen democracy and also to follow the protocol of social distancing and wearing face masks in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Votes will be cast for the second phase in Bihar assembly elections today. […]

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Rita Sahu's landslide victory in Bijepur Likely To Land Her Ministerial Berth?

Bhubaneswar: After registering a thumping victory in recently concluded Bijepur bypoll, speculations are rife that BJD’s Rita Sahu might end up in Naveen Patnaik’s team of ministers for her record-breaking win. Sahu, who secured a landslide victory in the by-election to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Bargarh district by garnering a whopping 1,35,957 votes, is touted […]

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Absence of ruling-BJD MLAs in Assembly amid Patkura election irks Opposition

Bhubaneswar: On the day of Patkura poll, the vacant seats of ministers and members of the ruling BJD in the State Assembly has irked Opposition parties, which targeted the ruling party and accused it of ignoring larger issues for mere votes. The legislators of the Opposition parties accused BJD MLAs and leaders of campaigning at […]

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Op-Ed: Will Naveen’s Tips For Good Governance Work?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In his fifth coming as the chief minister of Odisha, Naveen  Patnaik has donned the role of teacher for his ministers and MLAs. He has been imparting tips to make them better people’s representatives and administrators. In his first meeting with the newly elected Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislators he advised […]

BJP sets target to enrol 50 lakh members in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has set a target to enrol 50 lakh members as it launched its membership drive on Saturday. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the state-level BJP membership drive in Ekamra Assembly constituency in Bhubaneswar. “In Odisha, we have launched the membership drive from Ekamra Assembly constituency. […]

Black money use rampant during elections; Rs 3800 cr cash seized: SIT

Cuttack: The Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money, which held a meeting in Cuttack on Tuesday, informed that use of black money was rampant during elections and there needs to be a change in law to curb such economic offence. The meeting was chaired by vice-chairman of SIT, Justice Arijit Pasayat […]

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EVM glitches reported in several areas in Delhi

New Delhi: Complaints about malfunctioning EVMs poured in from several places of the national capital on Sunday where voting is underway. Adarsh Gupta, a resident of Matia Mahal area, claimed that at polling booth number 84, 85 and 86, electronic voting machines were initially not working in the morning. Aam Aadmi Party’s Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath […]

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Voting begins in 51 seats in 5th phase of LS polls

New Delhi: Voting began on Monday across 51 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over seven states, largely in the Hindi heartland, in the fifth of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise. A total electorate of over 8.75 crore is eligible to exercise their franchise in this phase which covers the remaining 12 constituencies in Rajasthan, as well as […]

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Political heavyweights intensify campaigning ahead of fourth phase polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Political heavyweights from different parties have intensified poll campaigning for six Lok Sabha and 41 Assembly seats in Odisha which will be going to polls in the fourth phase on April 29. In a marathon campaigning in Bhadrak today, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari took part in the Vijay Sankalp Samavesh of the BJP and […]

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Odisha elections 2019: Battle of the better halves

Sambalpur/Paradip: While candidates across party lines have intensified their campaigning ahead of the 3rd phase polls on April 18, their wives too have rolled up their sleeves by actively participating in the campaigning for their spouses. “The campaigning is going good and we are hopeful that BJP will register a win in this constituency. We […]

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Preparations begin for 2nd phase elections in Odisha

Bargarh/Bolangir/Ganjam:  With the end of high-voltage campaigning for the 2nd phase polls today, polling officers and security personnel have begun preparations to ensure smooth conduct of the elections in the upcoming phase. In the 2nd phase, polling will take place in Aska, Kandhamal, Sundergarh, Bargarh and Bolangir Lok Sabha constituencies and 35 Assembly constituencies under […]

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Relief for BJD's Sambalpur LS candidate Nalini Pradhan

Sambalpur: Candidature of BJD’s Lok Sabha candidate from Sambalpur, Nalinikanta Pradhan has been declared valid, informed Returning Officer and Sambalpur Collector today. However, the BJP has expressed resentment over the decision and has threatened to move the High Court. BJP candidate Nitesh Ganga Deb has alleged that the hearing on the matter was done illegally. […]

Facebook launches tools to boost election engagement

New Delhi: Social-networking site Facebook on Tuesday launched two new India-specific tools — “Candidate Connect” and “Share You Voted” — to boost civic engagement on its platform during the general elections that commence in April. While “Candidate Connect” will help people learn more about candidates, the “Share You Voted” will provide people with polling information […]

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PM Modi weakened all pro-poor schemes: Rahul Gandhi

Bundi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of opposing and weakening all schemes that helped the poor, and said his party’s newly launched Nyay income guarantee scheme is not a free gift but justice for them. Addressing the Jan Sankalp Rally here, Gandhi said the Prime Minister failed to understand […]

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Voting for West Bengal panchayat polls begins

Kolkata: Polling for electing 38,616 representatives across three tiers to West Bengal Panchayat (rural) bodies began at 7 a.m. on Monday. Long queues were seen outside several booths as people from all social and economic backgrounds patiently waited for their turn to exercise their democratic right. Pre-poll surveys have predicted that the coming rural elections […]

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Voting begins in Karnataka amid tight security

Bengaluru: Voting began across Karnataka on Saturday to elect its 15th legislative assembly amid tight security and heightened vigil. “A single-phase polling began at 7.00 a.m. in 222 of the 224 assembly constituencies, including 36 reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and 15 for the Scheduled Tribes (ST),” said an official. Polling in Bengaluru’s Raja […]

Urban local body polls in Odisha on April 7

Bhubaneswar: The nine urban local bodies in Odisha including four newly constituted notified area councils (NACs) will go to the polls on April 7. This was announced by State Election Commissioner R N Senapati here. “Polling will be held in nine urban local bodies on April 7 and votes will be counted the next day […]

Narendra Tandon withdraws resignation hours after quiting

Hours after resigning from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the political aide of the party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi joined back, terming his previous decision as "emotional"

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BJP preparing strategy for LS, Assembly polls in Odisha

Office-bearers of BJP's Odisha unit gathered at their state headquarters here to discuss the party's strategy.....

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Ruling BJD retains Bhubaneswar civic body

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) once again proved its popularity in the State capital by registering a resounding victory, winning 49 wards in 67-ward Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). BJP and Congress managed to bag four and two wards respectively while the independent candidates among whom most of them are said to be the rebel leaders of BJD grabbed 12 wards

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