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Notification issued for by-election to lone Rajya Sabha seat

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Bhubaneswar, 08/05/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : The Election Commission of India (ECI) issued a formal notification on Monday for by-election of the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha. Following the resignation of BJD leader Bishnu Charan Das, the by-poll for the Rajya Sabha seat became necessary. As per the notification, the process of nomination will continue ... Read More »

CPI (Marxist) submits memo to SEC against amendment of Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules, 1994

Bhubaneswar, 10/03/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : The Communist Party of India (Marxist), Odisha State Committee on Friday submitted a memorandum to State Election Commission (SEC) against amendment of Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules, 1994. In the memorandum, the party members said, “The present phase of election is being conducted as per the Zilla Parishad Act, 1991. ... Read More »

Shops, vehicles ransacked in post-poll violence in Khurda

Bhubaneswar, 22/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Several shops and vehicles were ransacked in post-poll violence at Jagannathpur area of Khurda district on Wednesday. The incident took place after a fight between two groups turned into a violent clash. Following which several shops, a bike and a Bolero vehicle were damaged. Security has been tightened as two ... Read More »

Final phase of panchayat polls sees voter turnout of 77 percent

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Bhubaneswar, 21/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : The final phase of voting for panchayat elections witnessed about 77 percent voter turnout on Tuesday. “The highest polling was reported from Sonepur district at 88 percent while Ganjam recorded the lowest at 67 percent. However, barring some stray incidents of poll-related violence, the elections passed off  peacefully”, informed State ... Read More »

Panchayat elections: Final phase voting kicks off in State

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Bhubaneswar, 21/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : The fifth and final phase of panchayat polls began at 150 Zilla Parishad zones under 58 blocks of 26 districts on Tuesday. In this phase, a total of 44, 50, 893 voters will exercise their franchise. The polling began at 7am and would conclude at 12pm. The counting of votes ... Read More »

Re-elections conducted at many polling stations across State

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Bhubaneswar, 20/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Re-polling was today held at many booths across the State following disruption of voting in the previous phases of panchayat elections. As per information, re-polling took place at two booths of Kirtanpur village in Bhuban area of Dhenkanal and two booths in Basapura under  Derabish block of Kendrapara district. Similarly, ... Read More »

Panchayat polls: Phase-4 witnesses 76 percent voter turnout

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Bhubaneswar, 19/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Around 76 percent polling was recorded in the fourth phase of panchayat polls on Sunday. According to State Election Commissioner Rabi Narayan Senapati, the maximum turnout of 87 percent was reported from Subarnapur district while the lowest of 65 percent from Ganjam. The polling went off peacefully, barring few incidents ... Read More »

Poll violence claim two lives

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Bhubaneswar, 19/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : In poll-related violence involving two groups, one person died at Palluru village in Narayanpatna block of Koraput district today. As per sources, written complaint has been lodged against 19 persons at Narayanpatna Police Station in connection with the case. Another murder case has also been reported from Budhimuhan village of ... Read More »

Panchayat poll violence: Two houses torched in Kendrapara

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Kendrapara/Bhubaneswar, 19/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Tension prevailed in Patkura area of Kendrapara district on Sunday following a clash between the members of two groups. According to reports, two houses were torched during the clash. In a similar incident, the family members of a sarpanch candidate were attacked by a group of unidentified miscreants at Bhatigan ... Read More »

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