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Tag: Pre Poll Violence

Pre-Poll Violence: Balasore BJP Worker Stabbed A Day Before Voting, Hospitalised
Pre-Poll Violence: Balasore BJP Worker Stabbed A Day Before Voting, Hospitalised

BJP worker from Ward No-10 of Jaleswar Municipality, Rajeswar Andiya was standing near a temple on Wednesday evening when some youths allegedly attacked him with knives.  

  • Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Police Harassment Alleged Behind Suicide Of Minor Girl In Jagatsinghpur 
Police Harassment Alleged Behind Suicide Of Minor Girl In Jagatsinghpur 

Following death of the girl, her relatives along with locals staged a road blocking protest on the Balibhaunri-Sikharghat road by burning tyres. 

  • Monday, 14 March 2022
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Pre-Poll Violence Continues To Rock Rural Odisha A Day Before Panchayat Elections

Basudevpur village under Ganjam’s Digapahandi Block turned into a war zone on Monday afternoon when some armed miscreants, purportedly supporters of a Sarpanch candidate, disrupted the campaign procession of another Sarpanch candidate, Rabi Narayan Padhi before launching an attack.

  • Tuesday, 15 February 2022
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Violence Erupts In Puri, Ganjam Ahead Of Panchayat Elections In Odisha

In another incident, some miscreants allegedly attacked BJD’s Zone-24 Zilla Parishad candidate Dharnidhar Sahu while he was campaigning at Potal village under Pipili block of Puri district on Monday.

  • Tuesday, 15 February 2022
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Violence Dominates Parts Of Odisha Ahead Of Panchayat Elections

A rather peaceful state of Odisha has suddenly witnessed eruption of violence in many parts, thanks to the cut throat competition among candidates for the forthcoming Panchayat elections.

  • Monday, 14 February 2022
Samiti Member Candidate Subrat Behera
Samiti Member Aspirant Goes Missing In Dhenkanal , Family Brings Abduction Allegation

Maoist posters have appeared in the Swabhiman Anchal under Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district demanding the candidates and people of the region to keep themselves away from the panchayat polls.

  • Thursday, 03 February 2022
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Pre-Poll Violence Surfaces In Balasore, 2 Critical

Balasore: A day before the by-polls, two persons sustained critical injuries after being allegedly attacked by a group of miscreants at Chandipur area here in the district on Monday. According to sources, miscreants from a particular political party attacked another group with weapons leaving two critically injured. The injured were initially admitted to Balasore hospital […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
BJP Leader Manguli Jena Murder Case: Crime Branch Arrests 5 Persons, Probe Underway

Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough, the Crime Branch CID Monday arrested five persons in connection with the murder of BJP Khurda Mandal president Manguli Jena on April 14. The arrested persons- Dibyalochan Gajendra, Simanchala Badajena, Papin Dalasinghray, Chandrakant Pradhan and Ispat Maharana, have been identified as residents of Nirakarpur police station area in Khurda district, […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Odisha Last Phase Polls Leave Trail Of Violence, Booth Rigging

Bhubaneswar: The last and fourth phase elections saw widespread violence in Odisha along with cases of booth rigging and booth capturing marring the biggest festival of democracy. All the three major political parties in the State- BJP, BJD and Congress- have brought poll violence and booth rigging allegations against each other. While BJP moved the […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Poll violence: Niranjan Patnaik, Ananta Jena & Jagannath Pradhan attacked in separate incidents

Keonjhar/Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the third phase polls in Odisha, political leaders of BJP, BJD, Congress and their supporters were attacked on Sunday in separate incidents. OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik and his supporters were allegedly attacked by some miscreants at Bhandaripada Chhak under Ramchandrapur Police limits in Ghasipura constituency of Keonjhar. Patnaik and more than 10 […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Pre Poll Violence: Six injured in group clash in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Ahead of the third phase polls in Odisha, at least six persons were injured in a violent clash between two groups at Kalikaprasad village under Sadar Police limits in Nayagarh district on Saturday. According to sources, three persons who sustained critical injuries during the clash were admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). Later, […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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Spurt in poll violence in Odisha, BJP alleges hooliganism by BJD

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: Ahead of the second phase polls in Odisha, multiple incidents of violence were reported yesterday in several districts of the State and in all the cases BJD workers were accused of attacking BJP leaders and party members. A youth said to be a supporter of BJP was allegedly beaten to death at Kadalijhola Village […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJP workers attacked by 'BJD goons' during poll campaign in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In yet another instance of pre-poll violence, as many as nine workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were injured after being allegedly attacked by BJD workers near Mangala slum in Niladri Vihar area of the Capital city today. A complaint has been lodged by the BJP at Chandrasekharpur police station alleging that they […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJP Khurda Mandal president shot dead; party calls for Khurda bandh today

Khurda: As electoral battle keeps Odisha on fire ahead of the remaining three rounds of elections, incidents of pre-poll violence have begun to hit the State politics. Just hours after pre-poll violence erupted in Bolangir, a well-known leader of Khurda BJP unit was shot dead by an unidentified miscreant in the town late Sunday night. […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Odisha Elections 2019: Pre-poll violence hits Bolangir

Bolangir: A few days ahead of the second phase elections on April 18, pre-poll violence erupted in Bolangir with a BJD worker sustaining critical injuries after being allegedly attacked by some Congress activists. As per reports, some Congress workers allegedly barged into the ruling BJD’s office at Chandanbhati village under Sadar Police Station in the […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Former Block Chairman hacked to death over ‘political enmity’, Four arrested

Keonjhar: Panic gripped Anandapur area of the district after former block chairman and ex-MLA candidate from Ghasipura assembly constituency, Ram Chandra Behera was found hacked on Monday night. According to police, Behera was attacked with sharp weapons by some miscreants late last night following which he succumbed to injuries. While police claimed that the incident […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Students’ union elections: Pre-poll violence continues

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar/Baripada: Unrest continued on campuses of different colleges across the Odisha today after the final list of candidates for ensuing students’ union election was declared. Following rejection of nomination papers of some candidates, unrest surfaced at Deba Ray College in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, some unidentified miscreants hurled bombs at the Deba Ray College campus […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Pre-poll violence in BJB Autonomous College keeps campus on the boil

Bhubaneswar: Much ahead of the Students’ Union elections, tension erupted in BJB Autonomous College here after five students including two girls were injured following a clash between two groups inside the campus on Monday. As per sources, the incident took place near the college main gate when one group holding sharp weapons allegedly attacked its […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Pre-poll campus violence: MS Law College declared sine die

Cuttack: Authorities of the Madhusudan Law College here today declared sine die after pre-poll violence erupted in the college and a student attempted self-immolation. Tension prevailed at the law college after a girl student of the college attempted to commit suicide by trying to set herself on fire after pouring kerosene on her body. Besides, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Student elections: Filing of nominations concludes

Bhubaneswar/Rourkela/Berhampur: Amid sloganeering and rallies, filing of nominations by aspiring candidates for the students’ union elections concluded at different colleges and universities of Odisha today. However, sporadic instances of pre-poll violence led to declaration of sine die and cancellation of polls at a few colleges. In Bhubaneswar, members of different students’ organizations took out rallies […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Pre-poll violence: BJB students protest sine die, bombs hurled in Brahmagiri

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the students’ union elections in Odisha, violence erupted in many colleges across the State with BJB College here announcing sine die while Brahmagiri college witnessed unruly scenes after bombs were hurled on campus. Tension erupted in BJB College here after the college authorities declared sine die and cancelled students’ union election. Staging […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Campuses electrified, turn poll-ready for Students' Union election

Bhubaneswar: As most colleges and varsities of the state get set for the much-awaited Students’ union elections, some other campuses remain under the clouds over incidences of poll related violence. However, irrespective of disturbances, the process of nominations for elections will kick off tomorrow. While some colleges have already declared polls cancelled over tension, many […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Pre-poll clash leaves two injured in Utkal University

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of students’ union polls, tension ran high on Utkal University campus here following a clash between two groups of students on Wednesday evening. The scuffle left two students including presidential candidate Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra injured. He was rushed to Capital Hospital while another injured was admitted to a private clinic. Mohapatra lodged a […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Pre-poll violence erupts on college campuses in Puri, Balasore

Puri/Balasore: Tension prevailed in Alarnath Vocational College at Brahmagiri after two groups of students clashed during election campaigning here on Monday. According to sources, two students of one group got critically injured in the fight after the rival group stabbed them with sharp weapons. Both of them are undergoing treatment at a hospital and their […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Pre-poll violence erupts in Rajdhani college

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed at Rajdhani college after an aspirant candidate in the upcoming students’ union election was injured in a pre-poll violence here on Saturday. According to reports, Biswajit Swain, a +3 second year student was allegedly attacked by a group of non-students. In his complaint lodged at Khandagiri police station, Swain has claimed that few […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Violence-hit man dies

Berhampur: A man, injured in pre- panchayat poll violence, died today at Bramhanachhai in Ganjam district, police said. The 65-year-old man and 11 others were injured in a clash between two groups at Bramhanchhai in Hinjili Assembly segment on February 20, while one person was killed. The man identified as Dandapani Pradhan was discharged from the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
5 injured in pre-poll violence in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: As many as five members of two families sustained injuries in a pre-poll violence at Rajgarh village under Mahakalpada block in the district on Friday night. According to sources, family of one Rabindra Lenka of Rajgarh village had an altercation with another family over supporting a candidate for the three-tire panchayat polls. The altercation […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021

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