Tag: Voters

Puri municipality
Direct polls for mayor, municipality chairperson posts soon

Bhubaneswar: The existing mechanism of elections in the urban local bodies in Odisha is going to get a makeover with direct polls for mayor & municipality chairperson posts. The proposal has been approved by the Odisha Cabinet during a meeting held yesterday and a bill will soon be tabled in the State Assembly, sources said. […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Mona sharma
Odisha gets 3.38 lakh young voters this year

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha bracing for general and Assembly elections, 3.38 lakh newly added names of young voters set to feature in the state electoral rolls before the polls, may turn out to be game changer for political parties. This figure of new electors in the 18-19 years age group, who will make their debut on […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Modi urges first time voters to register for LS polls

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged first time voters to register and cast their ballots in the coming Lok Sabha polls. Delivering his first “Mann Ki Baat” address of 2019, Modi said: “This year, the Lok Sabha elections will be held in our country and this will be the first time that […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Voting begins for Pakistan general election

Islamabad: Voters in large numbers started flocking outside polling stations across the country to cast their vote in Pakistans 11th general election, according to DawnNewsTV. The first vote was cast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda. While polling stations officially opened for voting at 8 a.m., enthusiastic citizens queued up outside their respective stations as early as […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Electorate has grown nearly 5 times since 1951-52 polls: EC

As the nation gears up for the 16th Lok Sabha polls, India's electorate has grown nearly five times from what it was during the first general elections in 1951-52

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Of Ballots & Box Office: Political biopics in fray to dominate silver screen

Bhubaneswar: At a time when welfare schemes and sops are being announced thick and fast, political biopics of major leaders have also apparently become a major tool for national and regional political parties to influence voters. A few weeks back, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, the movie based on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s biography written […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Chhattisgarh encounter
Cast votes without fear, BSF tells people in Maoist-hit Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The BSF has called on people living in Maoist-affected areas of Odisha to cast their votes without fear, claiming that their participation will send a “clear message” to the extremists that violence and intimidation will no longer be accepted in the state. Election in 147 Assembly seats and 21 Lok Sabha constituencies in Odisha […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Over 14 crore voters in first phase of Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: Over 14.21 crore voters will decide the fate of 1,279 candidates in 91 constituencies across India in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. The first phase is third biggest in terms of number of Lok Sabha seats among the seven phases in which the election will be conducted. More than […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJP promises rice, dal & salt at Re 1; BJD calls it 'biggest lie'

Cuttack: In a bid to woo voters, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today announced that BJP will provide food articles at Rs 1 if the party is voted to power in Odisha. “If the BJP comes to power in Odisha, it will provide 5 kg rice, 500 grams dal salt at Rs 1. Nearly, 3.26 crore […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJD mahanadi, Polavaram
Op-Ed: Hype Over Mahanadi and Special Category Demand Seems Unreal

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: On the eve of the elections, chief minister Naveen Patnaik had declared that the demand for special category status to Odisha would be a major poll issue. His party, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), had also sought to highlight state’s dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh over the sharing of Mahanadi waters in […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Modi a big hit among first-time voters in Delhi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed quite popular among first-time voters in Delhi as most of them hailed his foreign policies, nationalism and reforms in education, besides his “love for the youth”. Among the capital’s new voters IANS spoke to, the Prime Minister was no less than a hero. First-time voters Dinesh and Sanjay […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Absence of ruling-BJD MLAs in Assembly amid Patkura election irks Opposition

Bhubaneswar: On the day of Patkura poll, the vacant seats of ministers and members of the ruling BJD in the State Assembly has irked Opposition parties, which targeted the ruling party and accused it of ignoring larger issues for mere votes. The legislators of the Opposition parties accused BJD MLAs and leaders of campaigning at […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
KALIA Scheme A Gimmick To Garner Votes, Alleges Opposition

 Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties today targeted the Odisha government over the KALIA scheme alleging that it was rolled out only to gain political mileage ahead of elections. Questions including how beneficiaries were chosen, source of funds and how sharecroppers are being benefitted were raised during a discussion on an adjournment motion in the Odisha Assembly today. […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Delhi Voter Turnout A 'Satisfactory' 62.59%, Announces Chief Election Officer

New Delhi: After a row over the delay in announcing total voter turnout for Delhi Assembly elections on Saturday, Chief Election Officer Ranbir Singh on Sunday evening blamed the delay on collation of data. Singh informed media that the final voter turnout was 62.59 per cent, which he termed “satisfactory”. He said that the Delhi […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021