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Migration - Panchayat polls
Migration shadows poll atmosphere in Bolangir villages

Bolangir: Even as panchayat elections have created much hype in every lane and by-lane of rural pockets in Odisha, some villages in Patanagarh area of the district have worn a deserted look as most of the villagers have migrated outside in search of greener pastures. The State Election Commission (SEC) has made all arrangements in […]

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AICC leaders, PCC chief responsible for poor show of Cong in Panchayat polls: Jogesh Singh

Sundargarh: Intra-party squabble in the Odisha Congress has come to the fore again with Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh blaming the AICC leaders and PCC chief for the poor show of the party in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls in Odisha. “We have to admit that the performance of the Congress in the Panchayat polls has […]

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BJD blames overconfidence for lost ground in Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: With BJP is breathing down BJD’s neck as shown in the unofficial results of the first three phases of 3-tier panchayat polls, the latter has admitted that overconfidence on the part of party members has led it to lose ground to the former. “Overconfidence many a times leads to the downfall of a party. […]

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BJP Zilla Parishad candidate files FIR against son of Kantabanji MLA

Balangir: Feroze Khan, son of BJD Kantabanji MLA Haji Md Ayub Khan was alleged of tearing a poster and ransacking property of a BJP Zilla Parishad candidate in Balangir district on late last night. BJP Zilla Parishad candidate of Zone no-21 Chhandarani Nayak has filed an FIR alleging Feroze of tearing her poster and damaging […]

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Odisha Cong leaders blame PCC chief, central leaders for poll debacle

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress leaders have squarely blamed the state party chief and the central leaders for the disastrous performance of the party in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls in the state. “We are solely responsible for the dismal show of Congress is due to our sheer inability, indiscipline and lack of willingness to reach […]

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BJD calls Narendra Modi BJP's Prime Minister

Bhubaneswar: Mid way into the Panchayat elections in Odisha, the ruling BJD today called Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “PM of BJP” and not of India. “Modi had mentioned BJP’s success in Odisha’s panchayat elections at an election rally at Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh yesterday. He was seeking votes from the people of UP […]

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BJD to review panchayat poll reverses

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD today said it would review its poor performance in the ongoing three-tier panchayat election in some districts of Odisha, although its overall show was better than rivals. “We will certainly review the poor performance of the party in certain districts. Anyway, the BJD is still ahead of its rivals,” BJD vice-president […]

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Stage set for 3rd phase panchayat polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Preparations are completed for the third phase Panchayat polls in Odisha beginning tomorrow in 30 districts. Briefing media persons here today, State Election Commission (SEC) secretary Rabindranath Sahu said a total of 53,234,993 people would exercise their franchise for the election of 1394 Panchayat Samiti members and 18,859 Ward Members in 175 Zilla Parishad […]

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BJP candidate’s son abducted!

Kendrapara: Son of a BJP Zilla Parishad candidate was allegedly abducted at Tikanpur under Patkura police station in the district. A complaint was lodged with police in this regard. Ganesh Kundu, the son of Sabitri Kundu, BJP Zilla Parishad candidate of zone number 10 under Patkura block in the district, was allegedly kidnapped last night […]

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Panchayat polls: BJD emerges winner, BJP continues to make inroads

Bhubaneswar: In line with the trend observed in the results of the first phase of the 3-tier panchayat polls in State, BJP’s performance has made many to sit up and take notice as the saffron party went on to claim 56 Zilla Parishad (ZP) zones in 172 out of 174 zones which went for polling […]

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Second phase Panchayat polls today

Bhubaneswar: Voting for the second phase Panchayat election has begun today at 7 am and will continue till 12 noon. Counting will start at 1 pm. Polling is underway at 175 Zilla Parishad zones under 65 blocks of 29 districts, except Deogarh. Poll was not conducted as a Zilla Parishad member was declared elected unopposed […]

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Preparations for 2nd phase GP polls put in place

Bhubaneswar: The second phase polling for the ongoing panchayat polls will be held on Wednesday. Except Deogarh district election will be held for 174 Zilla Parishad Zones under 65 Blocks of 29 districts to choose Zilla Parishad, Sarpanch, Samiti Member and Ward Member candidates. However as the Zilla Parishad candidate of Polsara have won uncontested, the […]

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71% turnout in first phase of Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: With first phase three-tier panchayat polls ending today, 71 percent voters turned up to exercise franchise even as incidents of poll violence including looting of ballot boxes were reported at some places. “Elaborate arrangements were made for 58,28446 voters to exercise franchise for 189 Zilla Parishad zones,1506 gram panchayats and 20369 wards under 65 […]

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Rural polls: Voting for first phase begins

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir/Anandpur: Voting for first phase of the five phases three-tier panchayat polls began at 7 am today for 188 zilla parishad seats, 1,506 sarpanch and samiti member posts across Odisha. The voting will continue till noon. In the first phase of the rural polls, the voting is also on for 20,369 ward member posts. Meanwhile, […]

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Stage set for 1st phase Panchayat polls in Odisha tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today said all arrangements have been made for the first phase polling of the three-tier panchayat elections in Odisha, scheduled to begin at 7 am tomorrow in 29 districts except Deogarh. Talking to the media persons here this afternoon, SEC secretary Rabindranath Sahu said polling will be held in […]

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Many Panchayat candidates have no mobiles or bank accounts

Kendrapara: The ensuing three-tier panchayat polls has thrown up quite a few paradoxes with several candidates not having mobile phones, bank accounts or post office passbooks. As per the sworn affidavits furnished at the district election office, there are instances of candidates in the fray having no movable or immovable property of their own. Penniless […]

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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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2 crorepati candidates in fray for panchayat polls

Kendrapara: At least two crorepatis are in the fray for the zilla parishad election in Kendrapara district, while over 12 other candidates contesting the panchayat elections own assets worth over Rs 50 lakh, according to affidavits furnished by the contestants to the state election commission. The two crorepatis are among the 117 candidates in Kendrapara […]

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Naveen asks party workers to highlight Centre's negligence in poll campaign

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik today asked his party leaders to take the message of Centre’s negligence towards Odisha during campaign for the panchayat elections. Patnaik said this while addressing the district and block-level poll observers of the BJD. “Tell the people in rural areas on the issues relating River Mahanadi, […]

Panchayat Nominations
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 […]

Congress Prasad Harichandan
Demonetisation to be Cong’s poll plank in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress will reach out to voters in the State highlighting the plight of the common men faced on account of the Centre’s demonetization move. As per the directions of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) today convened a meeting of the district presidents and office-bearers of […]

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Panchayat polls: BJD organisational district meeting begins at Naveen Niwas

Bhubaneswar: With the three-tier Panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled in mid-February this year, the ruling BJD has revved up its preparations in full swing. As part of the process, the meetings of the BJD organisational districts began at the residence of the party supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here today. On […]

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State govt green signals for Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The State government today apprised its preparedness to the Election Commission for the ensuing 3-tire panchayat polls. A notification issued by the Panchayati Raj department mentioned-“In pursuance of sub-rule (2) of rule-3 of the Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules,1994, the State government do hereby call upon the Parishad Constituencies of all the Zilla Parishads […]

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Divided Congress prepares separate blueprints for Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The rift within the Congress party in Odisha is growing day by day with two opposing camp emerging under the patronage of Opposition leader Narasingh Mishra and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan. In fact, the conflict has become more noticeable with both the camps coming up with two separate blueprints for […]

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Three ex-MLAs join BJP

Bhubaneswar: Three former MLAs and more than 50 leaders joined BJP at the party headquarters here today. Former Janata Dal MLA of Dharmasala (Jajpur) Guru Charan Tikayat, former BJD MLA of Gunupur (Nabarangpur) Ramamurty Mutika and former Janata Dal MLA of Bhatli (Bargarh) Kumarbar Behera formally joined the saffron party. Besides, BJD leader and Khurda […]