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  • Odisha: 70 per cent polling in 11 Lok Sabha, 77 Assembly seats 17-04-2014 07:41 AM

    Bhubaneswar: 70 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise for 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly seats in Odisha where second and last phase of polls passed off peacefully barring some stray incidents on Thursday. As the electoral fortunes of 845 candidates for 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly...
  • EC to issue show cause notices to BJD, BJP in Odisha 16-04-2014 04:01 PM

    The Election Commission will issue show cause notices to the ruling BJD and opposition BJP in Odisha for publishing advertisements in newspapers after the end of the campaign for the second and last phase of polls, in violation of the model code. "Show cause notices will be issued to the...
  • 'BJP may win enough seats to fit its MPs into an Airbus A320' 16-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien sure has some fun predictions to make during the Lok Sabha elections. On Sunday, on a blog on the General Elections, Derek predicted as to how many MPs approximately would each party have and what mode of transport would they fit into. While the...
  • MPs Rating: Baijayant Panda scores 5.81 on a scale of 10 16-04-2014 08:54 AM

    BJD Leader Baijayant Panda is a first time MP from Kendrapara in Odisha. Panda scored 4.1 for accessibility and 5.9 for trustworthiness. He got 6.8 for maintenance of law and order, 6.7 for public transport, 6.1 for provision of good roads, 6.9 for better schools and 6.1 for both providing...
  • Campaigning ends for 121 constituencies in 5th phase of LS poll 15-04-2014 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: Campaigning for the crucial fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 121 constituencies ended on Tuesday. The 121 constituencies across 12 states will go for voting on April 17. Nandan Nilekani, Jaswant Singh, Shatrughan Sinha, Ananth Kumar and Jyotiraditya Scindia are amongst the big names in the fray....
  • Campaign ends in Odisha for Lok Sabha and Assembly seats 15-04-2014 07:34 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Campaigning ended on Tuesday in 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly seats in Odisha for the second and last phase of polling for the elections on April 17. The fate of 98 candidates, including 11 women would be decided in the Lok Sabha elections and that of 747 candidates,...
  • Naveen Patnaik hits back at BJP, Congress 12-04-2014 11:39 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Hitting back at the BJP and the Congress a day after their top leaders attacked his government, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday questioned their achievements. "The Congress government at the centre is a failed government. Its only achievement is corruption. Congress had promised food security several years...
  • Patnaik ridicules Congress over Food Security Act, targets BJP 12-04-2014 07:59 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Terming Congress and BJP as "anti-Odisha", ruling BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Saturday ridiculed Congress for implementing Food Security Act just before expiry of the UPA government's tenure at the Centre. "Though the Congress in its manifesto in 2009 had promised to bring a food security bill, it enacted...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Campaign continues for last phase in Odisha 12-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Campaigning for the second and last phase of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assembly in Odisha to be held April 17 picked up on Saturday, with several parties making efforts to woo voters. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been addressing around 10 rallies every day. The Biju...
  • Only Congress concerned about upliftment of tribals: Sonia 11-04-2014 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday scorned at the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha and accused it of not utilising the funds given by the Union government. The Congress supremo said, "The state government is busy looting the natural resources and then it is giving it to...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Odisha registers over 67 pc polling till 6 pm 10-04-2014 09:14 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered over 67 per cent polling till 6 pm in the first of the two-phased simultaneous elections to the 10 Lok Sabha and 70 Assembly seats in the Maoist belt of the state. Earlier, voting ended in 54 of the 70 Assembly constituencies of Odisha that went to...
  • LS polls: BJD's Pinaki Mishra richest candidate in Odisha 08-04-2014 04:19 PM

    The ruling BJD nominee from Puri Parliamentary constituency Pinaki Mishra is the richest among the 98 candidates for the 11 Lok Sabha seats going to polls on April 17 in the state's second phase polls, according to a report released by Odisha Election Watch (OEW). While Pinaki Mishra, a Supreme...
  • Dilip Tirkey barred from using Padma Shri during campaigns 08-04-2014 12:31 PM

    Dilip Tirkey, a former member of the Indian hockey team who is contesting from Sundergarh Lok Sabha constituency on a Biju Janata Dal ticket, has been barred from using the Padma Shri award as a title in his campaign, an official said on Tuesday. The district election officer at Sundergarh,...
  • Naveen, Raman, Hemant campaign in western Odisha 07-04-2014 09:23 PM

    With a day left for electioneering to end for the first phase polls in 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly seats in Odisha, three chief ministers on Monday extensively campaigned for their respective party candidates in Sundergarh district. While the ruling BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held...
  • Odisha government did not utilise Central funds: Sonia Gandhi 05-04-2014 03:38 PM

    Nuapara: Congress President Sonia Gandhi held an election rally in Odisha's Naupura where she attacked the BJP and also the Biju Janata Dal government in the state over a slew of issues. While she attacked the BJP saying it had made allegations without any proof, the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD earned...
  • Is the 'Modi Wave' working in Odisha?

    Odisha Direct |  Jajati Karan
    Less than two months back, in February, in an exclusive interview with Odisha's chief minister Naveen Patnaik, I had put this question to him. His...

  • Show Me The Money: Dilip Tirkey's assets include car worth Rs 45 lakh 02-04-2014 10:03 AM

    Former hockey captain and BJD leader Dilip Tirkey owns assets worth over 6 crore. ...
  • Odisha: Maoists oppose polls, call for shutdown 01-04-2014 12:05 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Urging people to boycott the polls, the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoists has called for a shutdown in parts of Odisha April 10, a rebel leader said in an audio message on Tuesday. The leader of the party's Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagabali division who called himself Umakant has termed political parties like...
  • Odisha tracker: Naveen's BJD to win 10-16 seats, BJP 3-7, Congress 0-4 31-03-2014 10:06 PM

    New Delhi: Odisha is witnessing a close fight between the ruling BJD and the BJP with Congress, the main opposition in the state, now slipping to third position. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal will...
  • Naveen Patnaik hints at the formation of Third Front post polls 31-03-2014 10:47 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has hinted at forming a Third Front after the elections. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Patnaik said he was confident of the BJD doing well in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Following is the transcript of the interview: Jajati Karan: What...
  • Parties change candidates hours before nomination closes 26-03-2014 11:44 PM

    Odisha's three major political parties - BJD, Congress and BJP on Wednesday announced change of their candidates hours before completion of the nomination paper filing process. While the ruling BJD changed its sitting MLA Alekh from Rajnagar, the BJP changed two candidates and the Congress undertook a similar exercise for...
  • Naveen Patnaik kicks off campaign for BJD from Ganjam 26-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday kicked off BJD's campaigning for the ensuing twin elections from his home turf Hinjli Assembly constituency in Ganjam district, voicing optimism about a good show by his party. The BJD supremo also campaigned for his party candidates in Berhampur and Gopalpur in the...
  • No question of JMM allying with BJD: Hemant Soren 26-03-2014 02:41 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren on Wednesday said there was no question of JMM allying with Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the party would go alone in the ensuing parliamentary and assembly elections in Odisha. JMM will contest the elections in Odisha on its own, Soren said when...
  • Odisha: Naveen Patnaik re-nominates candidates for LS seats 20-03-2014 05:03 PM

    The ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik on re-nominated the five sitting MPs and denied ticket to Laxman Tudu who represented Mayurbhanj in the Lok Sabha. While announcing names of candidates for the second phase of polling on April 17, the ruling BJD supremo announced candidates for the seven Parliamentary Constituencies....
  • Odisha: Naveen Patnaik files nomination for Assembly polls from Hinjili 19-03-2014 01:24 PM

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Assembly polls from Hinjili constituency in Ganjam district and expressed confidence about BJD retaining power in the state. Patnaik, who is also president of the ruling BJD, filed four sets of nomination papers at the sub-collector's office at...
  • BJD releases third list for polls, fields Jina Hikaka from Koraput 18-03-2014 12:55 PM

    Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal has released its third list of candidates for the 21 Assembly and two Lok Sabha seats in Odiasha. Former Odisha CM from Congress Girdhar Gamang's wife Hema Gamang will contest from the Laxmipur assembly seat in the Koraput district on a BJD ticket. Hema left...
  • Two senior Odisha Jana Morcha leaders join Biju Janata Dal 16-03-2014 11:58 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Two senior leaders of Odisha Jana Morcha today joined BJD, the latest in the influx of leaders from different political outfits into the ruling party in the state. OJM vice president Mihir Mohanty and general secretary Bhagirathi Kar met Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik...
  • Battleground Odisha: War over before the battle could begin?

    Odisha Direct |  Jajati Karan
    The election bugle has been sounded, the battle dates declared and the ground all set for the big fight. In Odisha its twin battle -...

  • Blow to Congress in Odisha as MP Hema Gamang joins BJD 15-03-2014 06:38 PM

    Bhubaneswar: In a blow to Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, former party MP Hema Gamang, wife of former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang on Saturday joined BJD. "I have sent my resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. I quit the party because of OPCC chief Jaydev Jena's...
  • BJD releases second list for 3 Lok Sabha,18 Assembly seats 14-03-2014 07:47 PM

    The ruling BJD on Friday denied tickets to two sitting MLAs from Malkangiri and Deogarh, while announcing the second list of candidates for three Lok Sabha constituencies and 18 Assembly segments. BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik fielded new faces for three Lok Sabha seats of Sambalpur, Bargargh and Nabarangpur. While former...