Odisha’s Draupadi Murmu NDA’s Presidential candidate 

Bhubaneswar, June 21: The BJP on Tuesday announced Droupadi Murmu, a renowned tribal leader from Odisha, as the NDA’s presidential candidate. The announcement was made by Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda after the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. “For the first time, preference has been given to […]

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Odisha: Five women in Naveen Patnaik’s 21-member new Cabinet

Bhubaneswar, June 5: Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal on Sunday administered oath of office and secrecy to a 21-member new Council of Ministers of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The new Ministers include 13 in Cabinet rank and eight Ministers of State. Patnaik, a five-term Chief Minister, has retained nine Ministers of the dissolved Council and dropped […]

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All 20 Ministers of Odisha Cabinet resign ahead of reshuffle

Bhubaneawar, June 4: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday asked all his 20 Ministers to resign ahead of the maiden reshuffle of his Council of Ministers in the current term of his three-year-old Cabinet on Sunday. Governor Ganeshi Lal is likely to administer oath of office and secrecy to the new Ministers at 11.45 […]

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Chief Secy, DGP & senior officers meet CM, congratulate for BJD’s poll victory

Bhubaneswar, March 27: Senior IAS, IPS officers, including Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and DGP Sunil Bansal and members of a number of Service Associations on Sunday met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and congratulated him for the spectacular success of the BJD in the recently held Panchayat and Urban Local Body (ULB) elections. Thanking the […]

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Odisha ULB polls: BJD announces Mayor candidates

Bhubaneswar, March 5: Ahead of urban local body elections in the State on March 24, the ruling BJD on Saturday announced names of three Mayor nominees for the three municipal corporations in the State. While Sulochana Das has been chosen as the Mayor candidate for Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Rajya Sabha member Subash Singh has […]

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Nomination begins for Odisha ULBs polls

Bhubaneawar, March 2: Filing of nomination papers for election of various posts in 109 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), including Bhubaneawar, Cuttack and Berhampur Municipal Corporations started in the State on Wednesday. Candidates and their proposers were buying nomination forms in the office of Electoral Officer (EO). The interested candidates can file their nominations till March […]

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Odisha Panchayat polls: 71% voter turnout in second phase

Bhubaneswar, February 18: As per the preliminary reports, 71 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of voting for the three-tier Panchayat elections on Friday, said State Election Commissioner (SEC) Aditya Prasad Padhi here. He said that the voting for the second phase of the Panchayat elections has ended peacefully in almost […]

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Odisha Panchayat polls: 70% voter turnout in Phase-I

Bhubaneswar, February 16: In the first phase of voting for the three-tier Panchayat elections on Wednesday, 70 per cent voter turnout was recorded, as per data shared by the State Election Commission (SEC). “As per the latest report received from districts, there was a 70 per cent turnout in the first phase. The polling percentage […]

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SEC debars BJD’s Pramila Malik from campaigning for 48 hours

Bhubaneswar, February 12: The State Election Commission (SEC) on Sunday debarred senior BJD MLA and Government Chief Whip in Assembly, Pramila Malik from campaigning in the three-tier Panchayat Poll for 48 hours from 14 February (10 AM). “The Commission disapproves of the conduct of Malik, MLA Binjharpur and debars her from campaigning, including interviews, public […]

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