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Aska Congress candidate Loses Life And Election

Bhubaneswar: Congress candidate from Aska Assembly seat in Ganjam district, Manoj Jena who was shot by unknown miscreants three days ago died yesterday. He also lost the election battle as Congress secured third position in Aska. At least four motorcycle-borne miscreants fired at the 37-year-old Congress leader in Lanjipalli area under Baidyanathpur police station limits in […]


Congress’ MLA Candidate Shot At In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Hours before counting for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections begins in Odisha, the Congress candidate for Aska Assembly constituency in the state and one of his associates were shot at by six unidentified assailants at Berhampur in Ganjam district late this evening. Congress candidate Manoj Kumar Jena and his associate, Anil Kumar Swain, were […]


Anti-BJD Votes Have Gone To BJP: Niranjan

Bhubaneswar: In Odisha most of the anti-BJD government votes have gone in favour of BJP, said Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik. Acording to reports, Patnaik is hopeful of winning more seats than its 2014 election show. Patnaik who this time contested from two assembly segments – Ghasipura in Kenojhar district and Bhandaripokhari […]


Prithvi Ballabh To Contest From His Father JB Patnaik’s Constituency

Bhubaneswar: Last night congress announced candidature for 2 Lok Sabha seats and 9 assembly constituencies. Former Chief Minister and Governor late Janaki Ballabh Patnaik’s son Prithvi ballabh Patnaik to make his maiden entry to politics with a Congress ticket this ensuing elections. Congress fielded him from his father’s old fort Begunia. JB Patnaik represented Begunia […]


Odisha: Congress Names Panchanan Kanungo, Manas Jena For LS

Bhubaneswar: Congress party announced two names from Odisha in its candidates list for Lok Sabha polls last night. While former finance minister Panchanan Kanungo to fight from Cuttack parliamentary constituency, Manas Jena will contest from Jajpur. The party also named 9 candidates for assembly polls. Here is the list of assembly candidates: Balasore: Manas Das Patnaik […]


Odisha: Congress Announces Candidates For 7 MP And 20 MLA Seats

Bhubaneswar: The Congress Central Election Committee announced the fourth list of candidates for assembly elections in Odisha. AICC announced 20 names for assembly constituency. The committee also announced 7 names from Odisha for the ensuing elections to the Lok Sabha. Here is the list of candidates from Odisha announced by Congress Central Election Committee. Lok Sabha MP […]


Rising Rahul Gandhi

Bhubaneswar: Rahul Gandhi stayed away from the public sphere for much of his childhood and early youth, because of security concerns. At the age of 34 in 2004, he entered politics and successfully contested the general elections held that year from Amethi, a seat that was earlier held by his father; he won again from the constituency in 2009 and 2014. In 2007, Rahul […]



Kandhamal MP Pratyusha To Join Congress

Bhubaneswar: Former BJD leader and Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh will soon join Congress. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik informed about this yesterday. Pratyusha is likely to join the party either on March 23 or 24. She resigned from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) day before yesterday. She was dissatisfied as denied party […]


Nabin Nanda joins Congress

Bhubaneswar: Suspended BJSD leader and former Dhenkanal MLA Nabin Nanda joined Congress at the party headquarters here today. Nanda joined the party in the presence of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik and other party workers. The OPCC Chief welcomed the ex-legislator and said his joining is a good sign for the party as […]