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Tag: State Election Commission

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14 candidates in Jajpur ZP elections have no property

Jajpur: At least 14 candidates in the fray for the Zilla Parishad (ZP) elections in Jajpur district have declared that they don’t have any property or bank deposit while four others in the fray are ‘crorepatis’. The 14 candidates contesting for the Jajpur Zilla Parishad election have declared that they don’t have any land, house, […]

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Campaigning for first phase Panchayat poll in Odisha ends

Bhubaneswar: The high-pitched campaigning for the first phase of the three-tier panchayat elections in the state came to an end this evening with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his Chhattishgarh counterpart Raman Singh seeking votes for their respective party candidates. While Patnaik campaigned for BJD candidates in his home constituency of Hinjilicut in Ganjam district […]

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Poll panel exempts forest personnel from election duty

Kendrapara: The State Election Commission (SEC) in Odisha has exempted Forest officials working in wildlife parks and sanctuaries of two districts from election duty in the forthcoming panchayat polls in the state as it would hamper the ongoing wildlife and turtle protection drive. SEC secretary Rabindranath Sahoo said the Forest official from wildlife parks and […]

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Seizure of cash from vehicle: SEC directs stern action against guilty

Bhubaneswar: Talking note of the gross violation of model code of conduct enforced in Odisha for the ensuing panchayat polls scheduled to kick off on February 13, the State Election Commission (SEC) today directed the collector and SP of Jharsuguda district to take stern action against the persons from whom police had seized cash and […]

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Panchayat polls: 8,491 booths identified as hyper-sensitive

Bhubaneswar: For the upcoming three-tier panchayat polls in Odisha, the State Election Commission (SEC) has identified 8,491 booths as hyper-sensitive. Moreover, while polls are being conducted for 92,032 wards, 18,931 booths have been identified as sensitive. In Kandhamal district, maximum 1,076 booths are identified as hyper-sensitive, while Cuttack district has the most number of sensitive […]

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Rs 12.30 lakh seized from political party worker

Jharsuguda: With the Panchayat polls only four days away, police today seized Rs 12.30 lakh from the house of a worker of a political party in Kandheikela village. Talking to the media, Jharsuguda SP Uma Shankar Das said the police, acting on the allegation, raided the house of Debaraj Barik, worker of a political party […]

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Govt officials in poll campaigning: SEC action against 40

Bhubaneswar: In another glaring example of how the model code of conduct for Panchayat Polls is being blatantly violated, the State Election Commission (SEC) has initiated action against government officials on poll duty over allegations of their involvement in poll campaigning. In one such instance, the Pattamundai BDO was transferred for not being impartial while […]

Highly qualified candidates in the fray for Panchayat polls

Kendrapara: Highly qualified candidates like IIT graduates, post graduates, law graduates and retired government servants are in the fray for the three-tier panchayat polls in Kendrapara district this time. Though in the past, highly educated people kept away from rural polls, this time they have expressed their desire to fight the polls for development of […]

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Parties take advantage of chink in poll expenditure norms

Bhubaneswar: Even though all the three major political parties are blaming each other for undertaking extravagant campaigning, one thing is clear that loopholes in the guidelines set by the State Election Commission (SEC) on poll expenditures are being blatantly exploited. Though the poll expenditure limits are applicable to the candidates, it is not applicable to […]

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SEC recommends CB probe into Tarabha youth murder case

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today recommended Crime Branch probe into the murder of Salman Rout of Tarabha village under Sadar Police limits in Dhenkanal district on February 13 this year. The Commission has recommended the Home department for a Crime Branch probe into the case on the basis of the report of the […]

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Tarabha youth murder: Prime accused taken on two-day remand

Dhenkanal/Bhubaneswar: Dhenkanal Police on Monday took Byamokesh Biswal, prime accused in the murder of Salman Rout of Tarabha village, on a two-day remand for interrogation. Informing this to the media persons at the district headquarters here, Dhenkanal SP Basant Kumar Panigrahi said on the basis of the complaint lodged by the opposite party for ransacking […]

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Panchayat polls: SEC countermands elections to 8 seats

Bhubaneswar: With the three-tier panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled to kick off on February 13, the State Election Commission (SEC) has countermanded elections to eight seats. The Commission has cancelled elections for the post of 4 ward members, 2 sarpanchs, 1 panchayat samiti member and one zilla parishad member following the death of the candidates. […]

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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). […]

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BJP demands action against Kendrapara MLA in affidavit row

Bhubaneswar: A team of Odisha BJP led by vice president Sameer Mohanty met the Chief Electoral Officer here on Thursday and demanded action against Kendrapara MLA Kishore Chandra Tarai in connection with ‘false’ information furnished by the legislator in his poll affidavit. Citing that the affidavit filed by Tarai contains somebody else’s name, the party […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Odisha orders ban on sale of liquor during Panchayat Polls

Bhubaneswar: In response to the directive of the State Election Commission (SEC), the Odisha Excise department today issued a ban on sale and purchase of liquor during the upcoming Panchayat polls in the State. As per the directions of the Excise Commissioner Prasant Kumar Senapati to all district collectors, no purchase and sale of liquor […]

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Ex-gratia compensation to kin of on-duty polling officials: SEC

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the ensuing Panchayat elections, the State Election Commission (SEC) today announced ex-gratia and compensation to the kin of the on-duty polling officials in case of their death or major injuries. “All Central and State Government employees, employees of Central and State owned corporations, State Police staff, CRPF personnel and government and private […]

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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 […]

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Kendrapara MLA in fresh trouble

Bhubaneswar: Days after the controversy arising out of his wife’s candidature for samity member, BJD MLA from Kendrapara Kishore Tarai again landed in a fresh trouble over the identity of his father as his affidavits submitted to State Election Commission in different times show multiple names. The affidavit which was submitted by the ruling party […]

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36,779 candidates have won uncontested in panchayat polls: SEC office

Bhubaneswar: Total 36,779 candidates have won uncontested in the panchayat polls 2017 due to filing of single nomination, said the State Election Commission Secretary (SEC) Rabindra Nath Sahu here today. While 36,222 candidates got victorious for ward member post, 209 won uncontested for sarpanch, 347 for samiti member and one for zilla parishad posts. Sahu […]

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1,89,099 candidates in panchayat poll fray: SEC office

Bhubaneswar: Total 1,89,099 candidates are in the panchayat poll fray according to the final list declared by the State Election Commission (SEC) after the deadline for nomination withdrawal got ended yesterday, said secretary of the commission Rabindra Nath Sahu today. “For the sarpanch post 26,539 candidates are in the poll battle whereas 22,109 are in […]

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Fresh nomination for panchayat poll can be filed between Jan 27 and 30: SEC office

Bhubaneswar: The office of State Election Commission (SEC) today declared fresh nomination dates for places where either no nomination was filed for the ensuing panchayat poll or all nominations were rejected after a scrutiny without changing the voting schedule. Detailing out on the announcement, SEC secretary RN Sahu told newsmen, “Fresh nomination can be filed […]

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SEC defers panchayat poll process in Chitrakonda block

Bhubaneswar: After getting a joint report from Malkangiri Collector and SP, the State Election Commission (SEC) today decided to postpone panchayat poll process in 18 panchayats including nine in cut-off area and two zilla parishad zones. Informing newsmen about the SEC’s decision, State Election Commission Secretary Rabindra Nath Sahu said, “On basis of the joint […]

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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 […]

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No fresh elections in Baghamari after candidate murder: SEC

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) has ruled out chances of fresh elections in Baghamari block after the death of Mini Dalabehera, who had filed her nomination for the post of Sarpanch. The SEC noted that if a candidate in fray dies before the final nomination list is published by the commission there is no […]

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Panchayat polls: List of eligible candidates to be declared today

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission on Thursday will announce the list of eligible candidates for the three-tier panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled. According to reports, as many as 2,20,789 candidates have filed papers for panchayat polls scheduled to begin from February 13. Officials said while 3,880 candidates have filed papers for Zilla Parishad (ZP) member […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Filing of nomination papers begins for Odisha panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The process of filing nomination papers for the ensuing panchayat elections in Odisha began on Wednesday while the major political parties were in the process of finalising their candidates. “Nomination filing has started on Wednesday. The process will continue till January 17,” said Rabindra Nath Sahu, secretary, State Election Commission. He said scrutiny of […]

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Panchayat polls: Nomination filing process from today

Bhubaneswar: The process for filing of nomination papers by candidates of different political parties contesting the ensuing panchayat polls will start from today. Rabindra Nath Sahu, secretary, State Election Commission, said “Nomination filing starts from 11 am to 3 pm on January 11 and the process will continue till January to 17. Scrutiny of the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Panchayat polls: SEC hikes expenditure limit of candidates

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today increased the expenditure limit of the candidates for the upcoming Panchayat Elections in Odisha scheduled in February next year. As per the new guidelines, a Zilla Parishad candidates’ expenditure limit has been increased to a maximum of Rs 2 lakh from Rs 1.5 lakh while for Panchayat Samiti […]

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