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Third phase records 75% voter turnout in Odisha panchayat polls
Third phase records 75% voter turnout in Odisha panchayat polls

The third phase of polls recorded 75 per cent voter turnout in which Sonepur district recorded highest with 86 per cent.

Odisha Panchayat polls: 75 per cent turnout in third phase

The third round of Panchayat elections in Odisha ended peacefully today with a 75 per cent turnout across 65 blocks in the state.

Carcass of 40-feet whale found in Odisha beach

The carcas of a whale was found washed ashore on a Puri beach on Thursday.

Odisha Panchayat elections: 73 percent turnout in second phase
Odisha Panchayat elections: 73 percent turnout in second phase

Barring stray incidents, the second phase of the three-tier panchayat polls concluded peacefully across Odisha on Wednesday with 73 percent voter turnout.

Odisha Panchayat polls: Two dead, several injured in clashes

At least two persons died, several others were injured and three vehicles were torched in pre and post poll violence during the ongoing panchayat elections in Odisha.

East Coast Railway to run summer special trains

In a bid to clear additional rush of passengers during summer season, the Railways has decided to run summer special trains to different destinations of the country from and through East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction by creating extra berths.

Centenarian casts vote in Odisha Panchayat polls

Panchayat elections will be held in five phases in Odisha on February 13, 15, 17, 19 and 21 respectively.

Arrangements in place for 1st phase Panchayat polls in Odisha
Arrangements in place for 1st phase Panchayat polls in Odisha

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, the State Election Commission (SEC) said today.

Rose Valley chit fund scam: Court rejects Sudip Bandyopadhyay's bail plea

A local court here on Saturday rejected the bail plea of TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay.

Probe begins into Odisha landmine blast

The Odisha Police on Thursday began probe into the landmine blast in Koraput district, in which at least eight policemen and five others were injured.

Odisha blast toll rises to 8

The body of Odisha State Armed Police official Tulasiram Majhi, who went missing after the blast, was found on Thursday morning.
 

Seven policemen killed in landmine blast in Odisha

At least seven police personnel were killed and five injured in a landmine blast triggered by suspected Maoists in Odisha's Koraput district on Wednesday, police said.

Maoist kill four police in Odisha

A landmine blast killed four policemen in southeastern India on Wednesday, a senior officer said, with Maoists suspected of being behind the latest attack in the restive region.

36,779 candidates win Odisha panchayat polls uncontested
36,779 candidates win Odisha panchayat polls uncontested

A total of 36,779 candidates, including 36,222 contesting for the posts of ward members, have won the elections even before polling, State Election Commission (SEC) Secretary Rabindra Nath Sahu said.

Woman beheaded, teenaged children hacked to death in Orissa's Balasore
Woman beheaded, teenaged children hacked to death in Orissa's Balasore

A woman was beheaded while her teenaged children and a relative were hacked to death by unidentified assailants in a village in Balasore district, police said.

Hirakhand express mishap: Odisha announces ex-gratia relief

The Odisha government on Sunday announced ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each for the next of kin of those killed in the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailment at Kuneru in Andhra Pradesh this morning.

Panchayat polls held in abeyance in Odisha amid Maoist threats

The State Election Commission (SEC) on Saturday held up the panchayat elections in Odisha's Chitrakonda block bordering Andhra Pradesh due to Maoist threats.

Five Odisha poll officials believed abducted by Maoists

Panchayat elections in Odisha will begin from February 13 and conclude on February 21.

Seashore Group ponzi scam: CBI raids 36 places in Odisha

The CBI today carried out searches at 36 locations in Odisha in connection with the Seashore Group ponzi scam.

Four killed in road mishap in Odisha's Jajpur

Four persons, including two women, were killed today when the car in which they were travelling rammed into a parked truck at Jaraka bazar on NH-5 in Odisha's Jajpur district.

SEC announces Odisha Panchayat Polls schedule
SEC announces Odisha Panchayat Polls schedule

The elections will be conducted in five phases in 852 Zilla Parishad zones of 314 blocks, SEC Secretary Rabindra Sahu said.

Odisha: Deprived of hearse service, father carries dead daughter on shoulder - Watch

The ordeal of Gati Dhibar is similar to Dana Majhi, a man who carried his dead wife on the shoulder for 13 kilometres.

Punjab elections 2017: Former Army chief JJ Singh may take on Amarinder Singh from Patiala

Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh may see himself locked in an electoral battle with another former soldier, J J Singh, for the Patiala assembly seat during the polls in the state.

Unseasonal rain, hailstorm lash different parts of western Odisha

Unseasonal rain and hailstorm lashed different parts of western Odisha including industrial town of Jharsuguda town last evening.

Odisha: Anti-social arrested in Ganjam following encounter

An anti-social, allegedly involved in at least eight heinous crimes in Odisha's Ganjam district, was arrested by police following an encounter in Chanchadapalli-Barapalli jungle, police said today.

Coast Guard rescue 6 fishermen from mid-sea off Paradip coast

The Coast Guard rescued six crew members of a fishing boat that had developed technical snag at sea about 80 nautical miles south of Paradip in Odisha, officials said today.

SEC announces five-phase Odisha panchayat polls from Feb 13
SEC announces five-phase Odisha panchayat polls from Feb 13

The State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday announced dates for panchayat polls in Odisha.

Odisha Congress vice-president Pradeep Majhi ends six-day fast

 Odisha Congress vice-president Pradeep Majhi and other party leaders today ended their six-day hunger strike after submitting a memorandum to Governor S C Jamir and announced to intensify its stir against the government's "anti-tribal" atittude.

Opposition calls Malkangiri bandh protesting Naveen Patnaik's visit

Opposition Congress and BJP today separately called for a bandh in the Japanese Encephalitis-hit Malkangiri district of Odisha ahead of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's one-day visit scheduled tomorrow, even as ruling BJD criticised their move calling it one "challenging democracy".

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik seeks inclusion of Odia language in NEET
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik seeks inclusion of Odia language in NEET

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for inclusion of Odia language as a medium of examination in the prestigious National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses.