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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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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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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