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74% voter turn-out in 2014 in 2-phase elections in Odisha

74% voter turn-out in 2014 in 2-phase elections in Odisha

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 16:08

Total voter turn-out in the two-phased simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha was 74 percent against 65.3 percent polling in last general elections in 2009.

Women voters outnumber men in some Odisha districts

Women voters outnumber men in some Odisha districts

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:11

Women voters outnumbered their male counterparts in tribal dominated Kandhamal and Gajapati districts which went to the polls on April 10.

Congress corporator held for money distribution on poll day

Congress corporator held for money distribution on poll day

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 01:17

A Congress corporator of Cuttack city Giribala Behera was arrested on the charge of distributing money to slum dwellers here for making them vote in favour of the party on Thursday, the police said.

None turn up to vote in 8 booths in Maoist-hit Malkangiri

None turn up to vote in 8 booths in Maoist-hit Malkangiri

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 23:19

Though there was peaceful repolling in 15 booths in Maoist-hit Chitrakonda Assembly seat in Odisha`s Malkangiri district on Thursday, no votes were cast in eight polling stations mostly due to fear.

BJP performance will surprise BJD, Congress: KV Singhdeo

BJP performance will surprise BJD, Congress: KV Singhdeo

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 23:12

The BJP on Thursday claimed the outcome of Odisha poll results will surprise both the ruling BJD and the opposition Congress.

11 acquitted in Kandhamal riot case

11 acquitted in Kandhamal riot case

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 17:42

Kandhamal riots — A local court here acquitted 11 persons due to lack of evidence in a case related to communal riots in Odisha`s Kandhamal district.

Congress agent arrested for damaging EVM in Kendrapara

Congress agent arrested for damaging EVM in Kendrapara

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:49

An election agent of opposition Congress party was arrested on charge of damaging EVM in booth-193 of Mulasahi village under Aul Assembly segment in Kendrapara district.

70 percent polling in 11 Lok Sabha, 77 Assembly seats of Odisha

70 percent polling in 11 Lok Sabha, 77 Assembly seats of Odisha

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 23:58

70 percent of the electorate exercised their franchise for 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly seats in Odisha where second and last phase of polls passed off peacefully barring some stray incidents on Thursday.

Two officials on poll duty die in Odisha

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 17:26

Two polling officials died in separate accidents in Kendrapara and Balasore districts on Wednesday on the eve of the last phase of polls in Odisha.

BJD to observe Biju Patnaik`s death anniversary on poll day

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 15:49

In a strategic move coinciding with the second and last phase of polling in Odisha tomorrow, the ruling BJD has planned a statewide observation of the 17th death anniversary of legendary leader Biju Patnaik.