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Tag: Sarpanch

Sarpanch attacks villagers in Ganjam

Berhampur: At least six persons suffered injuries after they were allegedly attacked by the Sarpanch of Tentulia panchayat under Khallikote block of Ganjam district. According to sources, the incident took place on January 2 during the inauguration of a mandi in Bagalpur village. During the program, many villagers had arrived to sell their paddy; however, […]

Resentment, protests mar PEETHA programme

Nayagarh: Odisha government’s Peoples Empowerment – Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives (PEETHA) scheme seems to yielding results to the contrary as it is exposing the chinks in the armour of ruling-BJD. During the PEETHA program in Nayagarh today, the Sarpanch and his supporters were allegedly assaulted by ruling-BJD workers for protesting inaction of […]

Locals block IOCL main road over waterlogging

Paradip: Vehicular movement along the IOCL main road came to a standstill after locals blocked the road protesting lack of efforts on the part of concerned authorities to address waterlogging problems in five moujas of Jagantsinghpur. “We blocked the IOCL road to protest waterlogging in our area. We are marooned and it’s too hard to […]

Sarpanch attacked over political enmity in Athagarh

Athagarh: Sarpanch of Kandarpur panchayat under Athagarh police limits was attacked by four miscreants over alleged political rivalry on Friday night. The incident occurred when the sarpanch identified as Paramananda Behera was travelling to Athagarh on a motorcycle. Four miscreants intercepted Paramananda and attacked him with cricket bat and wooden sticks. The sarpanch alleged the […]

Penthapala panchayat by-poll today; four candidates in fray

Kendrapara: By-election for the post of sarpanch in Penthapala gram panchayat of Kendrapara district will be held today. The post has been reserved for women. As many as four candidates are in the fray. Marua Mallick and Pramila Mallick have claimed that they have been supported by Congress while Babita Mallick claimed that BJD is […]

Sarpanch in Odisha beats gong to register protest

Berhampur: In a unique protest, the Sarpanch of Goutami panchayat under Aska block in Ganjam district beat a gong during a meeting alleging apathetic attitude of the Block Development Officer (BDO) towards his panchayat. During a panchayat samiti meeting, Sarpanch Sushant Swain suddenly stood up and started beating gong protesting corruption and partiality in fund […]

Maoists Menace
Suspected Maoists kill village sarpanch in Koraput

Jeypore: A sarpanch was shot dead allegedly by Maoists over suspicion of being a police informer on late Monday night at Hatibari village under Nandapur block in Koraput district. The rebels left behind a hand written letter after committing the crime. It was seized by the police later. Some vehicles belonging to the deceased sarpanch, […]

Sarpanch’s husband attacked in Angul

Angul: Owing to past political rivalry, the husband of Tendulei Sarpanch of Angul district Liza Behera was attacked by some unknown miscreants late on Monday night. According to reports, when Liza’s husband Kedara Behera, was returning home with his cousin Madan on a bike at around 1.30 am, eight miscreants attacked him with sharp weapons […]

MP Tathagat Satpathy draws supporters’ ire for snubbing samiti member

Angul: While his remarks continue to spark debate in political circles, back in his own constituency, BJD’s Dhenkanal MP, Tathagat Satpathy suffered an embarrassing moment when he failed to attend a meeting organised by a samiti member. As a part of BJD’s ‘Gaon Ku Chalo’ campaign, Tathagat visited Nuamouja panchayat of Angul district today in […]

Sarpanch arrested on charges of raping minor girl

Kalahandi: Police today arrested a Sarpanch of Kalahandi district for allegedly raping a minor girl at Badachhatranga village under Thuamul Rampur block in the district. As per the complaint, Sarpanch Hadinga Majhi had physical relationship with the minor, a Dalit, on the pretext of marrying her. However, the accused later refused to marry her. Later, […]

Tortured by sarpanch, family deserts village

Berhampur: In an instance of harassment, a family had to flee the village after allegedly being tortured and thrashed by a newly elected sarpanch at Tentulipali village under Khalikote block in Ganjam district. Exercising franchise as per their own choice in the recently concluded panchayat election cost Bhikari Sahu and his family dear. After election, […]

Seven persons arrested in connection with murder of sarpanch candidate

Berhampur: Seven persons were arrested today for their alleged involvement in the murder of a sarpanch candidate in Ganjam district on the eve of panchayat elections recently. Two prime accused – Mantu Khandala and Satyaban Prusty – sarapanch and samiti member candidates respectively and their five supporters were arrested in connection with the murder of […]

Panchayat Polls: Names of Sarpanch, Ward Members to be declared today

Bhubaneswar: An official announcement of the names of Sarpanch and Ward Member candidates, who won in the recently concluded three tier Panchayat Polls, will be made today at all block offices across Odisha, State Election Commissioner R N Senapati has informed. Tabulation of the results will be undertaken at the block offices from 9 am […]

Preparations for 2nd phase GP polls put in place

Bhubaneswar: The second phase polling for the ongoing panchayat polls will be held on Wednesday. Except Deogarh district election will be held for 174 Zilla Parishad Zones under 65 Blocks of 29 districts to choose Zilla Parishad, Sarpanch, Samiti Member and Ward Member candidates. However as the Zilla Parishad candidate of Polsara have won uncontested, the […]

panchayat polls
Rural polls: Voting for first phase begins

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir/Anandpur: Voting for first phase of the five phases three-tier panchayat polls began at 7 am today for 188 zilla parishad seats, 1,506 sarpanch and samiti member posts across Odisha. The voting will continue till noon. In the first phase of the rural polls, the voting is also on for 20,369 ward member posts. Meanwhile, […]

Sarpanch candidate missing

Berhampur: A candidate contesting for the sarpanch post in Ambapua Gram Panchayat in Ganjam district was missing since Friday, police said today. C Pradhan, the elder brother of the missing candidate Pramod Kumar Pradhan today lodged a complaint in this regard with the police. Though the family members have searched him here and there, there […]

RN Senapati - SEC
Dear SEC, Countermand Polls in Penthapala

By Sandeep Sahu It looks straight out of The Arabian Nights. Since l’affaire Penthapala burst on to the scene in panchayat poll-bound Odisha 10 days ago, each day has brought a fresh story, each more startling than the previous one. It has got to a stage where news on what is happening on the election […]

Penthapal Nomination Withdrawl
Fresh twist to Penthapala panchayat samiti nomination withdrawal row

Kendrapara: In a fresh twist to the Penthapala panchayat samiti member nomination withdrawal issue, samity member candidate Gayatri Sethy took a U-turn today writing to the district administration that she had given media statement of not withdrawing nominations under pressure from Congress party. “Expressing reluctance to fight election, I had withdrawn nomination at the office […]

Kishore Tarai Kendrapara MLA
Nomination withdrawal row: Kendrapara MLA’s wife to resign after polls

Kendrapara:  Local MLA Kishore Tarai who landed in trouble over allegations of conspiring to deliberately withdraw nominations of two women contesting against his wife for the sarpanch post of Penthapal Pancayat Samiti, said that his wife, who was uncontested on account of dubious nomination withdrawals, will resign after declaration of poll results. Citing moral grounds, […]

Mini Dalabehera was burnt after murder: Post mortem report

Berhampur: The post mortem report of Mini Dalabehera, a woman sarpanch candidate for Baghamari panchayat whose half-burnt body was found inside Sagada hill forest under Mohana block in Gajapati district yesterday, has revealed that she was burnt after murder. The post mortem of the deceased was conducted by a team of doctors of Forensic Medicine […]

Total 2,973 booths to be set up in Koraput during panchayat polls

Koraput: As many as 2,973 polling booths would be set up for its 7,68,235 voters in Koraput district for the forthcoming three-tier panchayat polls, officials said. Elections for 3,482 posts of ward member, samiti member, sarpanch and zilla parishad member will be held in five phases from February 13. Notification for the rural polls will […]

Kalahandi: Maoists slit throat of former Sarpanch

Bhawanipatna: Maoist violence has reared its ugly head once gain in Kalahandi after the red rebels killed a former Sarpanch by slitting his throat. The victim has been identified as Jayant Majhi. According to sources, Jayant Majhi was brutally killed near Sapachanchala area under Bijepur Police limits. The incident is reported to have taken place […]

Sarpanch association gheraoes minister's residence

Bhubaneswar: Members of Odisha Sarpanch Association today gheraoed Panchayatiraj minister Arun Sahoo’s residence to press their eight-point charter of demands. According to sources, in their 8-point demand charter, the sarpanches have sought withdrawal of the powers to bring No-Trust motion against the Sarpanchs, hike in their monthly remuneration from Rs 1,500 to Rs 5,000 and […]