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BJD allegation against Dharmendra
BJD brings poll code violation charges against Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD today leveled charges against senior BJP leader and Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan for violation of model code of conduct which is in force for the ensuing Panchayat polls. A team led by BJD general secretary, Debashis Samantray today approached the State Election Commission (SEC) alleging that the Pradhan during a College […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Decision on new panchayat poll schedule for cut-off areas after Jan 22: SEC secy

Malkangiri/Bhubaneswar: Secretary of the State Election Commission (SEC) Rabindra Sahu today said any decision on whether to announce a new panchayat poll schedule for cut-off areas of Malkangiri will be taken after a review on January 22. Speaking to newsmen, Sahu said, “The nomination is left for another two days. Once the process gets over […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
SEC's decision on panchayat polls in cut-off areas to be known today

Bhubaneswar: Following abduction of poll officials by Maoists and threat posters were issued by the ultras recently asking villagers to stay away from panchayat polls or else face consequences, State Election Commissioner R N Senapati is expected to take a decision today on whether to hold the panchayat elections in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Panchayat polls: Bijay Mohapatra, Dillip Ray included in BJP star campaigner list

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP which had left out Bijay Mohapatra and Dillip Ray from the list of 40 star campaigners today for the ensuing three-tier Panchayat polls scheduled to begin from February 13, later came out with a revised list including the names of these two senior party leaders. The party in a release had […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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SEC announces schedule for Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today announced the schedule for the ensuing Panchayat polls in Odisha beginning from February 13. Giving details to the media, SEC secretary Rabindra Sahu said the elections will be conducted in five phases in 852 Zilla Parishad Zones of 314 blocks. Polling would be held in 189 Zilla Parishad […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
SEC to hold meeting on panchayat polls at Secretariat today

Bhubaneswar: A high-level meeting presided by State Election Commission (SEC) RN Senapati will be held today at the State Secretariat here to talk about measures to ensure impartial and organised panchayat polls starting February 13 in Odisha. Law and order situation, security arrangements at sensitive polling booths and implementation of the model code of conduct […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Ministry asks DAVP to stop Swachh Bharat ads in Odia TV channels, DD

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the directive of the State Election Commission (SEC), Odisha, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has asked the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to stop advertisements relating to Swachh Bharat Mission in all Odia TV channels with immediate effect. “Besides, the Doodarshan […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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SEC tells Centre, Odisha to stop ads at cost of public exchequer

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today asked the Centre and the Odisha government to stop display and publication of advertisements at the cost of public exchequer in public and the media as they grossly violate the model code of conduct which is in force in the state for the ensuing Panchayat polls scheduled to […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
BJD moves SEC alleging BJP violating model poll code

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Thursday moved State Election Commission (SEC) alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is violating the model code of conduct for ensuing panchayat polls by advertising its several schemes on local television channels. A delegation of BJD, headed by party vice-president Surya Narayan Patra, moved SEC and […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Panchayat polls: SEC calls all-party meeting tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission has called all-party meeting tomorrow to discuss various issues relating to the ensuing Panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled in February next year. “The Commission has called an all-party meeting at 4 PM tomorrow to discuss about the preparation and management of panchayat polls,” Rabindranath Sahu, secretary, SEC, told media persons […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Process for panchayat polls begins in 25 districts

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) has begun the process for the ensuing panchayat polls in 25 districts of Odisha. A meeting to this effect was convened by the SEC here today in which the Panchayat Extension Officers (PEOs) were present. Talking to media persons after the meeting, SEC secretary Rabindranath Sahu said the meeting […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Panchayat polls: Collectors asked to complete delimitation of wards, reservation by Aug 19

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) scheduled in February next year, the Odisha government has asked all district collectors to complete the process of delimitation of wards and reservation of seats by August 19 next. In a letter to all district collectors, Deoranjan Kumar Singh, commissioner-cum-secretary, Panchayati Raj, has asked […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
SEC gears up for Panchayat elections in 2017

Bhubaneswar: Gearing up for the Panchayat Elections, which are almost a year away, the State Election Commission (SEC) has asked the Panchayatiraj department to reconstitute the Panchayats and submit a detailed list of panchayats after their reconstitution by May. After the reconstitution, the current number of 6336 panchayats is expected to rise by 700. “We […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Appeal of 9 Keonjhar ULB councilors: Next hearing on Feb 2

The State Election Commission (SEC) on Wednesday posted its next hearingon the alleged violation of anti-defection law by nine councilors of Keonjhar Municipality on February 2

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
SEC puts 48-hr ban on liquor sale during polling days

In a bid to ensure free and fair polls in Odisha, the State Election Commission (SEC) asked Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and Chief Secretary to declare 48 hours preceding elections and the duration of the polling as 'dry days' in 147 Assembly and 21 Loka Sabha constituencies where voters will cast their votes on April 10 and 17

  • Friday, 16 July 2021