Thank you, says Odisha CM after poll win

After Biju Janata Dal candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election Sunday, party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday thanked the people for the win.

BJD wins Kandhamal bypoll trouncing BJP in Odisha
BJD wins Kandhamal bypoll trouncing BJP in Odisha

BJD candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, widow of former MP Hemendra Chandra Singh, Sunday won the by-election for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha trouncing BJP's Rudramadhab Ray by a whopping 2,98,868 votes.

Counting of votes for Kandhamal LS bypoll on Sunday

 Adequate arrangements have been made for counting of votes in the by-election to sensitive Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha tomorrow amid tight security, officials said today.

64 percent polling for Kandhamal LS bypoll

 Around 64 per cent of the electorate today cast their votes in the bye-election to Odisha's communally sensitive Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency amid boycott by voters in nine polling stations.

245 babies born on cyclone day in Odisha

As many as 245 babies were born in Odisha districts the day these were hit by the cyclonic storm 'Hudhud', authorities said on Tuesday.

Triangular contest on cards in Odisha

The Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha will witness a triangular contest involving the ruling BJD, the Congress and the BJP in the Oct 15 byelection.

Illegal gun factory unearthed in Odisha

An illegal gun manufacturing unit was unearthed and a man arrested at Kerkerabadi village in poll-bound Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency of Odisha, the police said Wednesday.

Kui tribal leader Lambodar Kanhar joins BJP

Ahead of the October 15 by-elections to Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha, prominent Kui tribal leader Lambodar Kahnar Monday joined the BJP here at the party headquarters.

Nine candidates file papers for Kandhamal LS bypoll

 BJP's Rudra Madhab Ray and Congress nominee Abhimany Behera were among the seven candidates who filed their papers today for the October 15 Kandhamal Lok Sabha bye-election.

BJD candidate files nomination for Kandhamal LS bypolls

BJD candidate for the October 15 by-election to Kandhamal Parliamentary seat Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, widow of ex-MP Hemendra Chandra Singh, on Thursday filed her nomination here.

Odisha Police launches campaign for peaceful poll

 While political parties are yet to start electioneering for by-election to Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha, police have launched a campaign appealing to voters to exercise their franchise on October 15 without any fear or favour.

BJD fields late MP's widow for Odisha bypoll

Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Tuesday decided to field Pratyusha Rajeswari, widow of late MP Hemendra Chandra Singh for the parliamentary by-election in Kandhamal constituency Oct 15.

BJP fields ex-BJD MP as its candidate for Kandhamal bypolls

A day after inducting him into the party, BJP on Monday named former BJD MP Rudra Madhav Ray as its candidate for the October 15 bye-election in Odisha's Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat.

Voters' awareness campaign in Kandhamal

In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme.

Odisha Lok Sabha by-poll on Oct 15

Voting in the Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-poll in Odisha will be held Oct 15, an official said Friday.

Heavy rains likely in Odisha

Heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface winds is likely to lash several parts of Odisha during the next two days due to formation of a well marked low pressure in the region on Friday.

CBI probe into Saraswati killing demanded

Six years after VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati was gunned down in Odisha`s sensitive Kandhamal district, an organisation on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into his killing even as his followers observed his death anniversary.

Four arrested in Odisha for abducting and raping girls

Five persons were arrested from different places in Ganjam and Kandhamal districts of Odisha for crimes against women, a police officer said on Sunday.

Man gets 7 years in jail for raping girl on marriage promise in Odisha

A Special Fast-Track Court at Phulbani in Kandhamal district has sentenced a man to rigorous imprisonment for seven years for raping a girl after promising to marry her a year ago.

11 acquitted in Kandhamal riot case

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.