Odisha farmers threaten civil disobedience stir during election

Bhubaneswar: The Navnirman Krushak Sangathan (NKS), a body of farmers which has been spearheading a farmers’ movement demanding “price, prestige and pension” for long, on Wednesday decided to resort to civil disobedience stir from April 2 to April 22 opposing the elections. A delegation of the Sangathan led by its convenor Akshaya Kumar met the […]

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13 ‘pink polling booths’ for women voters in Ganjam

Berhampur: The Election Commission will establish 13 ‘pink polling stations’ for women voters that will be completely managed by the women staff in Ganjam district for the upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. The pink booths will be managed by female workers only. Every Legislative constituency will have one pink booth. At least six female […]

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Kandhamal MP Pratyusha quits BJD

Bhubaneswar: After being denied ticket by the party, sitting MP Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari on Wednesday resigned from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). She has sent her resignation letter to party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Notably, BJD declared Achyuta Samanta as its candidate for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat. Expressing anguish over the ticket […]

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Kotpad Congress MLA files nomination papers as independent candidate  

Koraput: Even before granted ticket by the party, Kotpad sitting Congress MLA Chandrasekhar Majhi on Wednesday filed his nomination papers for Kotpad Assembly constituency as an independent candidate. The Congress veteran filed the nomination papers at the office of Jeypore Sub-Collector as an independent candidate. After filing the papers, Majhi said the party high command […]

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Naveen files nomination papers from Hinjili

Berhampur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination papers from Hinjili constituency on Wednesday for the upcoming Assembly elections as official candidate of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Patnaik, who happens to be the president of BJD, filed the nomination papers for the fifth term from Hinjili. Patnaik represents Hinjili constituency and has been winning […]

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CM to file nomination papers for Hinjili Assembly seat tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik will file nomination papers for Hinjli Assembly constituency at Chhatrapur tomorrow. Hinjli goes to the polls on April 18 in Phase two for which Gazette notification was issued by the Election Commission on Tuesday. After reaching at the helipad at 9.30 am, Patnaik will visit to the […]

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Kandhamal MP Pratyusha hints at contesting as independent

Bhubaneswar/Kandhamal: After BJD declared Achyuta Samanta as its candidate for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat, sitting MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh on Tuesday said now she wants to contest from Nayagarh Assembly constituency and hinted at contesting election as an independent candidate if denied ticket. “I want to contest from Nayagarh Assembly constituency, now. If ticket is […]

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Unrest: Two including OISF jawan guarding Vedanta killed

Lanjigarh: Two people, including an Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF) jawan were killed and at least 30 others sustained injuries as a scuffle ensued between protestors and CISF jawans at Vedanta Refinery at Lanjigarh. As per reports, the labourers were staging a dharna in front of the main gate of Vedanta Alumina demanding jobs for […]

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BJD announces first list of candidates, Naveen to contest from Hinjili and Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday declared its first list of candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats and 54 Assembly segments. BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is seeking for a fifth-term in office, will contest from two Assembly constituencies – Bijepur in Bargarh apart from Hinjili in Ganjam district. Patnaik […]

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