BJD’s Rudrapratap Maharathy wins Pipili by-poll by over 20,000 votes

Bhubaneswar, October 3: Ruling BJD candidate Rudrapratap Maharathy won the Pipili by-poll on Sunday, defeating his nearest rival Ashrit Pattnaik of the BJP by over 20,000 votes, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said. Maharathy secured 96,972 votes, while Pattnaik bagged 76,056 votes. Congress nominee Bishwokeshan Harichandan Mohapatra got 4,261 votes, the EC said. Total […]

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Counting of votes for Pipili bypoll begins amid tight security & COVID-19 protocols

Bhubaneawar, October 3: The counting of votes for the Pipili Assembly bypoll has begun amidst tight security arrangements on Sunday. Fare of 10 candidates will decided today. The by-election to the Assembly Constituency in Odisha’s Puri district was was held on September 30. A voter turnout of 78 per cent was recorded at 348 booths […]

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Refusal” of OBC caste enumeration betrayal on part of Centre: Odisha SP chief Rabi Behera

Bhubaneswar, September 24: The affidavit of the Central Government in the Supreme Court for “refusing” caste enumeration of OBCs in 2021 Caste Census is a great betrayal, said, Samajwadi Party Odisha State unit president Rabi Behera in a press statement on Friday. “Before coming to power BJP and NDA has promised to published Socio-Economic Caste […]

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PM Modi to inaugurate Defence Offices Complexes tomorrow

New Delhi, September 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Defence Offices Complexes at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue on Thursday, said an official release. According to a PMO release, the Prime Minister will visit the Defence Office Complex at Africa Avenue and interact with Army, Navy, Air Force and Civilian Officers. This […]

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PM Modi congratulates Bhupendra Patel on taking oath as Gujarat CM

Delhi, September 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Bhupendra Patel on taking oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat. He also praised Vijay Rupani and said that during his five years as Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani has undertaken many people-friendly measures. He worked tirelessly for all sections of society. In a series of tweets, […]

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigns

Gandhinagar, September 11: Senior BJP leader Vijay Rupani on Saturday resigned as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The reason behind the BJP leader’s resignation has not been ascertained as yet. He submitted his resignation letter at the Raj Bhawan. The development comes hours after Rupani took part in the video conferencing event where Prime Minister […]

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‘Unruly’ BJD MLA Prasant Jagdev beats up BJP leader, suspended from party

Bhubaneswar, September 8: Chilika MLA Prasant Kumar Jagdev, who exhibited his pugnacious qualities yet again on Wednesday, was suspended from the BJD. Jagdev, well known for courting controversies for his highhandedness, this time finds himself in a soup after he thrashed a senior Nagar BJP leader in full public glare at Balugaon area in Khurda […]

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BJP appoints Dharmendra Pradhan as election in-charge of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh

Bhubaneswar, September 8: Ahead of crucial Assembly elections, senior BJP leader and Union Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has been entrusted a big responsibility of party in-charge (Prabhari) of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Pradhan, who hails from Odisha, has efficiently handled the BJP campaign as election in-charge in the last Assembly […]

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Pipili Bypoll: Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj dies of COVID-19; Election postponed

Bhubaneswar, April 14: Congress candidate for Pipili Assembly bypoll, Ajit Mangaraj died of COVID-19 while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. Now, elections was postponed as he was set up by a recognised political party. Voting for the by-election was scheduled on April 17. Mangaraj fell sick while campaigning on April 7 (Wednesday) and […]

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BJP MPs meet Union Minister Piyush Goyal over irregularities in paddy procurement in Odisha 

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, March 16: A delegation of BJP MPs led by Union Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday met Union Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi over irregularities in paddy procurement in the State. It came a day after BJD MPs’ meeting with the Union Minister […]

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