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Woman member misbehaved with by 2 MLAs at Zilla Parishad meeting

Bhadrak: A woman Zilla Parishad (ZP) member of Bhadrak was misbehaved with by two BJD MLAs Byomkesh Ray and Muktikant Mandal during a Zilla Parishad meeting at the office of the Rural Development department in the district today. As per reports, a heated exchange transpired between the BJP ZP member Ranjita Swain and the two […]

BJD candidate victorious in Balasore ZP bypoll

Balasore/Kendrapara: BJD supporters and activists celebrated after party candidate Kamal Sahu emerged victorious in the bypoll for Zilla Parishad (ZP) zone-26 in Balasore district. Sahu defeated BJP candidate Parshuram Parida by 4,117 votes. While Sahu got 13,499 votes, a total of 9,382 votes were cast in favour of Parida. Polling official Bhabatarana Sahoo declared, “Among […]

Bypolls held for Samiti Member & ZP in Kendrapara, Balasore

Kendrapara/Balasore: Bypolls were held for the posts of Samiti Member in Penthapala and Badambila panchayats of Kendrapara and member of zilla parishad in zone 26 in Balasore. As many as 6,000 voters cast their vote during the bypoll for the Penthapala panchayat samiti seat, reserved for woman candidate. While Marua Malik and Pramila Malik claim […]

Complaint against BJD MLA for abusing ZP member's family

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Lanjigarh MLA Balabhadra Majhi landed in trouble for allegedly abusing relatives of a Zilla Parishad member during a public meeting at his constituency. Prafulla Majhi, husband of the Zilla Parishad (ZP) member Kalpana Majhi lodged a complaint against the MLA for abusing and making derogatory remarks against him and his wife. In his […]

Bhanu Pratap
Setback for BJD as suspended leader wins Nuapara ZP vice chairman seat

Nuapara: The BJD in the district received a jolt today after Bhanu Pratap Majhi, who was suspended from party recently, grabbed the post of zilla paishad chairperson with cross voting from BJD. With the support from five Congress members, Majhi emerged victorious after one from the ruling party voted for him violating party whip. A […]

COngress Infighting
Caterwaul over leadership change returns to Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar: The ugly infighting in the Odisha unit of Congress, which stayed under the lid with the boisterousness of BJD and BJP dominating the news of late, resurfaced today clamouring over leadership change and splitting the members of the party into two camps. While one camp has been rooting for the incumbent Odisha Pradesh Congress […]

ZP chairman election in Malkangiri, Nuapada on Apr 26

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) of Odisha on Thursday announced dates for the Zilla Parishad (ZP) chairman and vice-chairman elections in two left out places in the state. The ZP chairman polls will be conducted on April 26 in Malkangiri and Nuapada districts, a notification issued by the SEC said. Polls for the posts […]

HC strikes down Odisha govt's amendment to ZP poll rules

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Thursday struck down an amendment brought in by the state government in the Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules of 1994. Striking down the amendment effected on March 8, a division bench led by Chief Justice Vineet Saran observed that rules, laws or acts governing a particular election shall not […]

OPCC suspends 2 ZP members for defying party whip

Bhubaneswar: Zilla Parishad member of Umerkote in Nabarangpur district Rabindra Dhal and Zilla Parishad member of Gunupur in Rayagada district Laxmi Sabar were suspended by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) for disobeying the party whip in the Zilla Parishad (ZP) chairman election. According to sources, action will be taken regarding the Sundargarh district by […]

Narasingha Mishra
Opposition targets Government for amending Zilla Parishad Rules

Bhubaneswar: The opposition has targeted the State Government over amendment in Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules-1994. Leader of Opposition, Narasingha Mishra, raising this topic in the Odisha Assembly yesterday alleged, the government has amended the Zilla Parishad Election Rules in favour of the ruling party. LoP Mishra termed it as illegal and therefore demanded that […]

Zilla Parishad chairperson elections
BJD claims ZP chairperson seat in 18 dists, BJP in 8

Bhubaneswar: Following the Zilla Parishad chairperson elections today, BJD was able to grab the position in Sundargarh and Nabarangpur district. Including it the party has formed Zilla Parishads in 18 districts while the BJP has formed it in eight districts. On the other hand hopeful of securing the chairperson post in Rayagada, Congress will be […]

BJD's Koraput ZP chairman aspirant suspended from party

Jeypore: Zilla parishad chairman candidate of Koraput district Dumuri Khila was suspended by BJD district president Jayaram Pangi today from the party for staying away from the voting for the ZP chairman post while disobeying the whip issued by the party chief Naveen Patnaik. Earlier in the day, Dumuri Khila and his supporters burnt the […]

BJP’s Samir Mohanty hurt in scuffle among party activists

Sambalpur: At a time when the top echelons of BJP are upbeat over its organisation following a massive mandate in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly elections, the internal rift within leaders came to the fore here during the Zilla Parishad chairperson selection today. Senior leader and vice-president of BJP’s Odisha unit Samir Mohanty faced […]

5th phase panchayat polls
Parties on toes for ZP chairman election today

Bhubaneswar: After the completion of the three-tier panchayat elections, all eyes are now on the Zilla Parishad chairperson elections that is scheduled to be held in Odisha today. The leaders of political parties are keeping a close watch on the developments and have adopted different strategies to prevent cross-voting in few districts of the state. […]

HC stays ZP chairman election in Malkangiri, Nuapada dists

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court on Friday issued a stay order on the Zilla Parishad chairman elections in Malkangiri and Nuapada districts till further order. The HC order came following an appeal by a ZP candidate of Malkangiri district not to hold the elections for ZP chairman posts as polling could not be conducted in […]

BJP core committee
BJP core committee reviews panchayat poll results

Bhubaneswar: Core Committee of Odisha BJP has started post-mortem of the three-tier panchayat poll results. It is reviewing the factors that helped in victory of some party candidates and the flaws which led to defeat of others. Even the party has decided to fight legal battle for the candidates who have lost the polls in […]

Poll irregularities allegations
BJP alleges discrepancy in panchayat poll results

Bhubaneswar: Amid fresh allegations and counter allegations of forgery in counting and discrepancy in the declaration of the three-tier panchayat poll results, the BJP today has alleged that the ruling BJD has snatched away 34 Zilla Parishad zones from the former. Demanding suspension of an Election Officer, alleging him of felicitating the victory of a […]

vote counting
Panchayat Polls: BJD sits on top with 472 ZP seats, BJP 298, Cong slips to 3rd spot

Bhubaneswar: With the official tabulation and declaration of results of panchayat elections concluded today, BJD retained the top position by grabbing 472 Zilla Parishad zones and BJP rose to second spot with 298 seats. Congress slipped to third position with only 60 seats. Similarly, Independent and other candidates have managed to pocket 16 zones. Out […]

Panchayat polls: Opposition fumes on SEC for not declaring winners’ names

Bhubaneswar: Even as the results of three-tier panchayat elections was declared officially today, Opposition parties in Odisha-Congress and BJP- have questioned the transparency of the State Election Commission over not announcing the names of the winning candidates. The silence of the Commission did not go well with the Congress and BJP, which alleged the commission […]

vote counting
Poll results for samiti members, ZPs to be declared formally today

Bhubaneswar: Official announcement of results of the recently concluded elections for panchayat samiti member and zilla parishad posts will be announced today at the block offices across Odisha. The tabulation and poll result announcement process will begin at the block offices at 9 am for which the local administration of the districts has made tight […]

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BJD slams PM’s disparaging remarks on Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD today came down heavily on the remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Odisha stands as the leading state in the country in terms of poverty and starvation. Terming the statement of the Prime Minister as indecent and grossly unfortunate, BJD spokesman Pratap Keshari Deb said, the former, before giving such […]

Odisha Panchayat elections: Re-polling held in 32 Wards

Bhubaneswar: Nearly 73 per cent of electorates today cast their votes during re-polling in 32 Wards spread over ten districts in Odisha, officials said. Re-polling was held in the districts of Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Puri, Rayagada and Sambalpur where polling was disrupted during the last phase of polling yesterday, State Election […]

Prasad Harichandan
Massive use of black money by BJD, BJP influenced voters: Cong

Bhubaneswar: Making himself accountable to the miserable show of Congress in the three-tier Panchayat polls which was concluded in Odisha today, president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Prasad Harichandan said there are other factors responsible for the dismal performance of his party. “Both BJP and BJP managed to influence the voters through massive use […]

5th phase panchayat polls
5th phase rural polls : Voting begins; 44.5 lakh to exercise franchise

Bhubaneswar: The fifth and final phase Panchayat Polls for 150 Zilla Parishad zones under 58 blocks across 26 districts in the state has begun amid tight security. Barring Angul, Boudh, Jharsuguda and Malkangiri districts, polling for the three tier rural elections for 1173 GP and 16,148 wards began at 7 am today and will continue […]

Poor show in Western Odisha leaves BJD grappling

Bhubaneswar: With BJP slowly inching closer, BJD’s performance in Western Odisha in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls has left the ruling party with a lot to think about. The ruling-party’s poor show in the Western parts of Odisha has been beyond comprehension for many both inside and outside the party. Out of the 189 Zilla […]