Polling Officer Dies On Way To Duty

Balasore: A school employee on election duty died on his way to a polling booth at Nilagiri in Balasore district today. He has been identified as Purnachandra Panda, a a Group-D employee of Barabati Girls’ High School in Balasore. He had boarded a bus and complained of uneasiness while heading towards booth no. 28 at Ayodhya in the […]

Nayagarh: Naxals Vandalise Forest Office, Loot Guns

Nayagarh: Once again making their presence felt during the ongoing elections in Odisha, Maoists attacked the office of Banigoccha (East) Forest Range in Nayagarh district last night. However, no casualty was reported in the incident. Sources said around seven Maoists entered the office last night and looted four country-made guns from the officials. The ultras also […]

BJD Worker Attacked In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: Another case of political violence surfaced in the state. A Biju Janata Dal worker was attacked today by a group of men in Ambapalas booth under Parjanga Assembly constituency in Dhenkanal district. The victim has been identified as Santosh Kumar Sahoo of Ramchandrapur lane in Ambapalas. According to sources, Santosh had a verbal duel with […]

On Duty Poll Official Dies In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A polling official passed away while on duty in Dhenkanal district of Odisha today. Nabakishore Nayak collapsed inside booth number 41 in Kantapal village under the Parjang Assembly segment of Dhenkanal Lok Sabha constituency. He was declared dead by doctors at Kamakhyanagar hospital, said sources. Meanwhile, 47 per cent polling was recorded in the state […]

Pre-poll Violence In Odisha, Police Issues Advisory

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of rising cases of poll related violence, the state police today issued an advisory directing the police officers to take stringent action against the persons involved in violent activities sans their political affiliations. The officers have been asked to initiate speedy and time bound investigations into the cases of violence. The advisory […]

Odisha Elections: Over 63,000 Persons Detained

Bhubaneswar: More than 63, 000 persons have been detained across Odisha till Sunday to ensure free and fair polls in the ongoing general elections in the state. According to sources, police have detained 63,340 persons under Section 106/116 of IPC from different places across the state to ensure smooth conduct of polls in Odisha. Similarly, a […]

Pradeep Maharathy Arrested

Puri: Pradeep Maharathy, BJD legislator from Pipili, was today arrested in connection with the attack on a poll flying squad in Pipili area of Odisha’s Puri district last night. Maharathy, who is also an MLA candidate for the Pipili assembly seat, has been arrested under Sections 307, 353, 341, 332, 147, 148 and 149 of the IPC. Earlier in the […]

Odisha: Cash Seized From BJP Leader’s Car

Dhenkanal: A static surveillance squad seized Rs 4 lakh in cash from the vehicle of a BJP candidate today in Dhenkanal district. According to police, the cash was seized as BJP’s Hindol assembly candidate Ashok Nayak could not provide satisfactory answers about the source of the mone. The car was intercepted by the special team of Odisha police near […]

BJP Leader Shot Dead in Khurda

Khurda: A local BJP leader was shot dead by unidentified men outside the party’s office here late last night, a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the eastern state for an election rally. This is the second instance of poll violence in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2019 in less […]

Odisha: Rs 2.97 cr Cash, 1.27 Lakh Litres Liquor Seized

Bhubaneswar: In the run-up to the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, authorities have seized Rs 2.97 crore cash and 1.27 lakh litres of liquor in Odisha, an official statement said on Sunday. A statement from the Chief Electoral Officer said the liquor worth Rs 3.51 crore was seized in the state with the help of excise […]