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Poll violence erupts in Bolangir, vehicles set on fire

Bolangir/Bhubaneswar, 17/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : In yet another poll-related violence, two four wheelers and five motorcycles were set on fire at Parapiti village of Bolangir district on Saturday evening. As per available information, the incident took place when a violent clash broke out between two groups over the ongoing panchayat elections in the State. Earlier ... Read More »

Panchayat polls: State sees 75 percent voter turnout in phase-3

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Bhubaneswar, 17/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Around 75 percent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase pf panchayat elections on Friday. While the highest polling was reported from Sonepur at 86 percent, Ganjam recorded the lowest at 66 percent. Meanwhile, a delegation of the BJP leaders met Police DG seeking his immediate intervention to curb ... Read More »

60 pc voter turnout in State till 12 pm

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Bhubaneswar,17/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar/Abhisek Mohanty ) : Polling in the third phase of panchayat elections on Friday witnessed a turnout of 60 per cent voters till 12 pm. Till the time of filing this report, BJD has won 77 seats, BJP has secured 64 seats. While Congress has won 14 seats and others five. However, polling was cancelled by State ... Read More »

Third phase panchayat polls kicks off in State

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Bhubaneswar, 17/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : The third phase of panchayat elections started in the State on Friday morning. The voting began at 7 am and would end at 12 pm. As many as 53, 23, 993 voters of 65 blocks of all the 30 districts are going to elect their representatives in this phase.   Elaborate ... Read More »

BJP Zilla Parishad member candidate’s son abducted in Kendrapara

Kendrapara/Bhubaneswar, 16/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : In an unfortunate incident, a BJP Zilla Parishad member candidate’s son has allegedly been abducted in Patkura area of Kendrapara district on Thursday. Ganeswar Kundu (24), the son of Savitri Kundu, who had gone for election campaigning, went missing since last night. After receiving a complaint regarding the matter, police ... Read More »

BJP slams BJD for using government helicopter for poll campaigning

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Bhubaneswar, 15/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty ) : A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Wednesday met the State Election Commissioner Rabi Narayan Senapati alleging that the ruling BJD has used Government helicopter during panchayat election campaigning. The party members said that misusing Government helicopter for election campaigning is a gross violation of the model code ... Read More »

73 per cent turnout in second phase panchayat elections

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Bhubaneswar, 15/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : In the second phase of panchayat elections, 73 per cent voters’ turnout was recorded. This was informed by State Election Commissioner Rabi Narayan Senapati. “The highest polling was reported from Dhenkanal (83 percent) while the lowest was Malkangiri (60 per cent)”, Senapati informed. In the first phase of the panchayat ... Read More »

2nd phase polling concludes in State amid violence

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Bhubaneswar, 15/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Amid reports of stray violence from different parts of the State, the second phase of panchayat elections ended at 12 pm on Wednesday. While poll boycott was reported from Kumarkhani village under Rambhila Gram Panchayat in Bhadrak, ballot box loot occurred at Balel Gram Panchayat in Koraput district, where five ... Read More »

Public beat police for rescuing detained poll officials at Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur/Bhubaneswar, 14/02/2017 ( Odisha Samachar /Abhisek Mohanty ) : The police on Tuesday bore the brunt of the anger of locals of Sambalpur village of Nabarangpur district after they managed to free six detained poll officials from them. As per reports, the irate locals, who had detained the election officials for their alleged involvement in irregularities during the first phase ... Read More »

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