Tag: Sec

3-day leave for employees to vote in panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The employees working under the Odisha government, corporation and other aided institutions can avail three days leave to cast their votes in the three-tier panchayat elections which is being held in five different phases from February 13. The state govenrment has accepted a proposal in this regard given by the State Election Commission (SEC). […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Panchayat polls: Odisha Govt shifts Proj Dir of DRDA, Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today shifted Project Director, District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Cuttack Trilochan Pradhan and appointed him as the Joint Secretary in the Board of Revenue as per directions of the State Election Commission (SEC). Pradhan was found working engaged in the election process which was against the provision of the panchayat rules. […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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SEC for proceedings against govt employees engaged in poll campaigning

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Election Commission today asked all the district collectors and SPs to initiate proceedings against government employees engaged in campaigning for the upcoming three-tier panchayat polls. The SEC has banned the employees of the state government, corporations or aided institutions from taking part in campaigning for any candidate or political party. Also […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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2,07,180 candidates eligible for Odisha Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: As many as 2,07,180 candidates have become eligible to participate in the three-tier gram panchayat elections, polling for which will be held in five phases from February 13. After the scrutiny of nomination papers on January 18, the State Election Commission (SEC) today published the total eligible panchayat poll candidate as well as names […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Two Indian Americans charged with $1.1 mn fraud

Two Indian American long-time friends have been charged with making over $1.1 million in illegal profits from insider trading on news of a proposed acquisition of Cooper Tire and Rubber Company by India-based Apollo Tyres Ltd

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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Time to Junk Delusion, Get Real for BJD

By Sandeep Sahu What a turn-around it has been! In five days flat, the BJD, which deluded itself – and persuaded many others to believe likewise – that it is destined to rule till eternity, has been yanked off the high pedestal it had perched itself on and brought down to the ground with a […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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'Partyless' Panchayat Polls: End the Hypocrisy

By Sandeep Sahu Everyone knows it is a blatant lie, but no one really seems to mind. The lie that panchyat elections are ‘not fought on party basis’ has been perpetuated for far too and it is high time it was given a decent – and permanent – burial. Of course, there are other myths […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Course Correction Time for BJD

By Sandeep Sahu The ‘unofficial’ seat count in the first phase zilla parishad election given by television news channels on Monday evening varied widely. If Kalinga TV showed the BJD winning 120 out of the 188 zilla parishad zones that went to polls earlier in the day, News 7 gave the ruling party winning no […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Gross Subversion of Democratic Process

By Sandeep Sahu 36, 779!!! The figure should sound an alarm bell for all those who love democracy because that is the number of candidates who have won ‘uncontested’ even before the three-tier panchayat elections have got underway in the state. To put things in perspective, these 36, 779 are among the 1, 89, 099 […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021