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Tag: Sarpanch

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 “Expressing reluctance to fight election, I had withdrawn nomination at the office […]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 […]