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Odisha might see a Hung Assembly as BJP will win big here: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Amid political speculations on increasing nearness between the BJP and BJD, senior saffron party leader and former minister Damodar Rout on Wednesday created a flutter by claiming that Odisha might witness a hung Assembly in 2019 polls as BJP will win a number of seats. “In the last elections, BJP managed to win only […]

Maharashtra records lowest turnout in final phase of polls

Mumbai: Maharashtra recorded a voter turnout of 57.32 per cent in the fourth and final phase, covering 17 parliamentary constituencies, which is the lowest compared with all the earlier phases so far, Election Commission (EC) officials said here on Tuesday. In the first phase on April 11, the percentage in the seven seats that voted […]

Amid violence, over 76% turnout in Bengal till 5 pm

Kolkata: Amid widespread violence, including the attack on a Union Minister, clashes outside polling booths, hurling of bombs and EVM snags, over 76 per cent of the electorate voted till 5 p.m. in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Monday. Long queues of men and women were seen outside the […]

Sunny Deol has deep passion for a better India: Modi

New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Gurdaspur parliamentary seat, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday. After his meeting with Deol, Modi shared a photograph of him with Deol and tweeted: “What struck me about Sunny Deol is his humility and deep passion for a better India. Happy […]

EC flying squad seizes over Rs 7 Lakh cash in Cuttack

Jagatpur: Ahead of the final phase polls in Odisha, a flying squad of the Election Commission of India today seized more than Rs 7 Lakh cash from a petrol pump in Jagatpur, Cuttack. Acting on a tipoff, the flying squad today launched a surprise raid on the petrol pump in Jagatpur. The flying squad seized […]

2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Op-Ed: A Cry For Change

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Change has been the cry in this election in Odisha. It has been the refrain of voters in a majority of constituencies. The obvious implication of this is that anti-incumbency factor has come into play in the state for the first time since chief minister, Naveen Patnaik took up the reins […]

Attack on EC squad: Maharathy's bail plea deferred till April 27

Bhubaneswar: A special designated court here on Wednesday deferred the hearing of the bail plea of arrested BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy in connection with the attack on Election Commission surveillance squad. The next date of hearing is April 27. According to sources, the court has deferred the hearing due to delay in submission of case […]

Naveen Patnaik gets jittery about Baijayant Panda again

Kendrapara: BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems to be getting jittery about Baijayant Jay Panda more often than not. Today Naveen targeted and accused the BJP’s Kendrapara Lok Sabha candidate of neglecting and betraying the people of the coastal district of Kendrapara.  While addressing a public gathering during a poll meeting at […]

100 turmeric farmers from Telangana, TN to contest from Varanasi

Hyderabad: In a bid to highlight their problems, about 100 turmeric farmers–50 each from Telangana and Tamil Nadu, are planning to file nominations as independents from the Varanasi constituency, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election. According to PK Deivasigamani, president of the Turmeric Farmers Association of India, they will file their nominations before […]

BJP leader Krushna Jagdev's vehicle vandalised

Puri: Krushna Jagdev, a senior BJP leader of Satyabadi Assembly constituency in Puri has alleged that some miscreants attacked and vandalized his car today. Jagdev has raised allegations that some people believed to be supporters of BJD attacked him and broke his car’s window glasses while he was going to look into a protest incident […]

Odisha Elections 2019: Campaigning for third phase polls ends today
Odisha Elections 2019: Campaigning for third phase polls ends today

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be rush among major political parties to reach out voters as campaining for the third phase elections in Odisha ends today. Six Lok Sabha constituencies – Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Sambalpur, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal – will go to the polls along with the 42 Assembly segments in their jurisdiction on April 23. […]

BJD has turned into ‘Pandian Janata Dal’: BJP's Pitambar Acharya

Ganjam: BJP’s candidate from Hinjili Assembly constituency Pitambar Acharya accused ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of being involved in rigging of booths during the recently concluded second phase polls. Addressing a presser on Friday, Acharya stated that BJD has now turned into ‘Pandian Janata Dal’. He also alleged that four false cases were slapped against […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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No vote cast in 90 booths in Srinagar Lok Sabha seat

Srinagar: As many as 90 polling booths, mostly in downtown city, saw no voting in Thursday’s elections to the Srinagar Parliamentary seat, sources said. The Srinagar constituency comprising eight assembly segments recorded zero turnout in as many as 50 polling booths. The majority of these booths were located in Eidgah, Khanyar, Habba Kadal and Batmaloo, […]

Karnataka bans smart-phones inside polling booths

Bengaluru: Electorate in Karnataka will not be allowed to carry smart-phones or mobile phones inside the polling booth while going to vote to prevent them from taking selfies or recording videos, an official said on Sunday. “The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) prevents voters from carrying mobile phones or smart-phones and cameras inside the polling […]

Pamphlets with graft charges against BJD's LS candidate distributed in Kandhamal

Phulbani: The ‘Soochana Adhikar Abhiyan’, an RTI outfit in the district has launched a protest campaign alleging involvement of State government and ruling-BJD’s Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency candidate Achyuta Samanta in corruption and irregularities. RTI activists led by state convenor of the outfit Pradip Pradhan have been campaigning against the party and its candidate by […]

73 per cent polling in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair: Around 73 per cent of over three lakh voters in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands exercised their franchise in the Lok Sabha election on Thursday, officials said. Fifteen candidates including Kuldeep Rai Sharma of the Indian National Congress and BJP’s Vishal Jolly are in the fray for the lone Lok […]

Sumitra Jena targets Niranjan Patnaik
OPCC chief has done injustice to aspiring women candidates: Sumitra Jena

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress President Sumitra Jena today tore apart OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik and his son Navajyoti Patnaik when she accused them of giving tickets only to those who are financially well-off. Aggrieved over the distribution of tickets among the male and female candidates by the AICC in various Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies […]

Viral videos expose kickbacks for BJD tickets

Bhubaneswar: On top of battling rising dissidence within the party, the ruling-BJD now seems to have been caught in a web of major controversy surrounding kickback deals in ticket allotments. Several videos doing rounds in social media purportedly shows how party leaders have been granting tickets to aspirants not through any scientific criteria, but by […]

BJD announces candidates for 7 Assembly, 2 LS seats

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik today announced candidates for seven Assembly and two Lok Sabha constituencies going to polls in the third and fourth phase in the upcoming general elections in Odisha. Mahesh Sahu is the party candidate from Dhenkanal Lok Sabha constituency and Chandrani Murmu has been fielded from Keonjhar LS […]

Dharmendra targets BJD, questions CEO over KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Sunday slammed the State government over reports quoting Chief Electoral Officer’s (CEO) posers to Odisha Government over the absence of beneficiary list and no clear-cut budgetary allocation for the KALIA scheme. Pradhan alleged that BJD-led government has cheated the people of Odisha by neither making adequate budgetary provision nor […]