Last day rush of nominations at Berhampur Sub-Collector’s office

Berhampur: Candidates of three major political parties, BJD, Congress and BJP, and some Independent nominees filed nominations for different Assembly seats at the Sub-Collectors’ office here on Monday, the last day of filing of nominations for the scheduled first-phase polling. The silk city, particularly the Sub-Collector’s office area, witnessed unprecedented crowd as the candidates came […]

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Ex-DGP Prakash Mishra to fight from Cuttack, Kharavela from Kandhamal LS seats

Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Monday announced names for two Lok Sabha and nine Assembly segments in Odisha. With this, BJP has as announced names of 130 MLA candidates and 15 Lok Sabha nominees. Former Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra will fight from Cuttack while former Lok Sabha member and former BJP leader Kharavela […]

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Elections: Bakul Foundation takes a giant step forward

Bhubaneswar: The upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls will be a more inclusive one, with the city-based Bakul Foundation resorting to a novel initiative by conducting an interface between the urban youths and slum dwellers and engaged them in various activities on electoral process on Sunday. With the understanding that political engagement comes from participation […]

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Heatwave: Morning classes in schools from April 2 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of rising temperature, the State Government on Saturday declared morning classes in schools from April 2. Classes in all schools, including those managed by private parties have been rescheduled between 6.30 am and 10.30 pm. In Government schools, midday meal will be served at 10am, according to a notification issued by […]

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All you need to know about BJP national spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra

BJP national spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra will be contesting Lok Sabha elections from Puri parliamentary constituency. The election will be held on April 23, 2019. Here is all you need to know about the BJP candidate for Puri Lok Sbaha seat Sambit Patra is a qualified physician and holds Master of Surgery (MS) in General […]

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BJP fields Sambit Patra from Puri Lok Sabha seat

Bhubaneswar: The BJP has released its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls containing 36 names, which included five nominees for Odisha. The list was announced late on Friday night. BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra will contest the general election from Puri parliamentary constituency while Suresh Pujari will contest from Bargarh, Nitesh Ganga […]

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BJP announces candidates for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and BJP leader J P Nadda on Wednesday announced names of 182 candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. Of the 182, Nadda announced candidates for ten LS seats in Odisha. As per the list, Jual Oram will contest from Sundergarh while Anant Nayak will contest from Keonjhar, Pratap Sarangi from Balasore, […]

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Bamboo Resource Centre to be set up in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A Bamboo Resource Centre will be set up in Bhubaneswar to take up research, advocacy and project implementation initiatives in the bamboo sector in Odisha. The proposed centre will be set on a unique Industry-Academia and Government partnership. A one-day state-level workshop organised by Sparsh Foundation of JK Paper in collaboration with NABARD held […]

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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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