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Will review BJD's panchayat poll performance: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
Will review BJD's panchayat poll performance: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the performance of the ruling BJD will be reviewed diligently and correctives applied in both the party and government.

Odisha panchayat poll results: BJD on top; BJP makes gains

Even though the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) retained the top position in the recently concluded panchayat polls in Odisha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a giant stride forward, while the faction-ridden Congress party got decimated.

BJD,Congress should apologise to people of Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today asked the BJD and Congress to apologise to the people of Odisha for failing to usher in development rather than criticising the Prime Minister's remark on the state.

Odisha registers 7.94% growth, 82 lakh people cross BPL

Odisha has registered a gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate of 7.94 per cent in 2016-17 against the national average of 7.1 per cent, besides registering a big reduction in the rate of poverty.

BJD, BJP accuse each other of nexus with Cong in rural polls

The ruling BJD in Odisha and opposition BJP accused each other of having an unholy nexus with the Congress in the state Panchayat elections.

Uproar in Odisha Assembly on panchayat poll violence

The Odisha Assembly today witnessed uproar when opposition Congress and BJP demanded a discussion on the violence during the three-tire panchayat elections which ended on February 21.

Five tribals beaten by Maoists

At least five tribals were severly beaten up by Maoists suspecting them as police informers and also for casting votes in the three-tire panchayat elections in Malkangiri district, police said today.

Wake-up and reconnect with people: Naveen Patnaik to BJD MLAs

Ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik today asked party MLAs not to be disheartened by the trends emerging from the Odisha Panchayat elections and take it as a wake-up call.

77% polling in final phase of pancahyat elections in Odisha

An average of 77 per cent of the electorate today cast their votes amidst tight security in the last and final phase of the three-tier Panchayat election in Odisha.

Odisha: Polling underway for final phase of three tier Panchayat Elections
Odisha: Polling underway for final phase of three tier Panchayat Elections

Polling is currently underway for the fifth and final phase of three-tier Panchayat polls in 26 districts of Odisha.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik blamed for BJD poor show in panchayat poll trends

As the fourth phase of Panchayat elections ended today in Odisha and trends indicated that the ruling BJD has suffered losses, party leaders have blamed the setback on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Odisha panchayat polls: 76% voter turnout recorded in 4th phase
Odisha panchayat polls: 76% voter turnout recorded in 4th phase

"The fourth phase of panchayat polls ended peacefully in the state, excluding some minor disturbances," Senapati said.

Drones deployed during fourth phase of panchayat polls in Odisha

Drones have been deployed in Maoist-hit Malkangiri district of Odisha for aerial surveillance during the fourth phase of panchayat elections today to ensure smooth voting.

Odisha panchayat elections, repolling in 36 booths
Odisha panchayat elections, repolling in 36 booths

State Election Commission had announced repolling in 62 wards under 24 gram panchayat under 14 blocks spread over 11 district, an SEC statement said.

75 % turnout in third phase of Odisha Panchayat polls

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

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.