Lok Sabha Elelction: 37.2% Turnout Till 1 PM

New Delhi: As polls for the 4th phase Lok Sabha elections going on, by 1 PM it witnessed 37% polling nationwide. Several reports of EVM malfunctioning have been reported in states, including West Bengal, Odisha, and Maharashtra. The Mamata Banerjee-led party in West Bengal has been accused of “violence and criminal intimidation” in Damra and Chittaranjan […]

Odisha CEO Recommends Re-polling In 12 Booths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Election Commission has recommended re-polling in 12 booths including booth number 62 of Brahmagiri assembly constituency. In a letter written to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Odisha Surendra Kumar said, We admit that an EVM control unit of Booth number 62 of Brahmagiri assembly constituency was […]

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 […]

Kendrapara: Prestige Battle for BJD And Baijayant

Bhubaneswar: Once known as a close confidant of CM and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik, high profile former BJD leader Baijayant Panda faces the toughest battle of his political career during the ongoing elections. Now he has turned out to be the enemy number one for the ruling regional party. As Baijayant is seeking […]

NYAY Scheme A Surgical Strike On Poverty: Rahul

Balasore: Congress national president Rahul Gandhi, yesterday during his Odisha visit, launched a scathing attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising unemployment in the country. Rahul also called his party’s proposed NYAY scheme a surgical strike on poverty. While addressing a poll rally at Remuna in the Balasore Lok Sabha constituency, Rahul said, Under […]

Odisha: 71.61% Turnout In 3rd Phase Polls

Bhubaneswar: The third phase elections in Odisha covering six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly Constituencies passed of peacefully, though some stray incidents of attacks were reported from some places in Puri where an EVM was smashed. The final polling figures released by CEO Surendra Kumar reveals that around 71.61 per cent votes were polled across […]

Poll In Patkura On May 19

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission (EC) today announced the fresh poll schedule for Patkura Assembly constituency under Kendrapada Lok Sabha seat in Odisha. Patkura will vote on May 19 — the date for seventh and last phase of general elections in the country, in place of April 29. Polls in Patkura were postponed following the death of […]

Venomous Snake Found Inside VVPAT

Kannur: An unusual “visitor” in a polling booth in the Kannur Lok Sabha constituency, held up voting for a brief while yesterday. A small snake was found inside a VVPAT machine in a booth at Mayyil Kandakkai in the constitutency, which is witnessing heavy polling, triggering panic among officials and voters. However, the reptile was […]

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 […]