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Re 1 kg rice scheme to continue in Odisha: CM

The Odisha government on Wednesday said its flagship programme of Re 1 a kg of rice for the poor will continue though the National Food Security Act (NFSA) has been implemented in the state.

40-45 per cent polling in BMC polls

An estimated 45 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the election for Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Wednesday.

BJD distributing cash among voters in BMC poll: Jena

Alleging extensive use of money by ruling BJD in
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls being held today, senior Congress leader and Union Minister Srikant Jena said distribution of cash for votes posed a serious threat to democracy.

Congress promises free power for poor as campaigning ends today

With the high voltage campaigning for the January 8 elections to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation ending on Monday, opposition Congress promised free power to the people living below poverty line while ruling BJD assured voters of overall development.