Odisha

  • Odisha: Last leg Lok Sabha, Assembly poll begins 17-04-2014 07:41 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Voting opened on Thursday for the simultaneous second and last phase election to 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly constituencies in Odisha. Over 1.55 crore voters are eligible to record their choices in 18,692 booths, for which 1.41 lakh polling personnel have been requisitioned. Spread over 13 districts, the...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India is witnessing the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • LS poll: 121 seats vote in the biggest round of electoral exercise 16-04-2014 10:38 PM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India will witness the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • Fifth phase of Lok Sabha poll in 121 constituencies on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: India will witness elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase on Thursday when polling will be held in 121 seats across 12 states as Lok Sabha elections will cross the half-way mark in more than a month-long exercise. Nandan Nilekani (Congress), Maneka Gandhi (BJP),...
  • 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,...
  • LS polls: Record vote in Naxal-affected constituencies on April 10 15-04-2014 06:59 PM

    Defying threat to life, people living in 12 worst Naxal-affected Lok Sabha constituencies exercised their franchise in good numbers and polling in some of these areas was as high as 78 per cent on April 10. According to a report prepared by the Home Ministry, 56.40 per cent people cast...
  • No Maoist threat to polling in April 17 in Odisha 15-04-2014 03:19 PM

    There was no Maoist threat in the second and last phase of polling in Odisha for 11 Lok Sabha constituencies and 77 Assembly seats on April 17, while stringent security was in place, state election officials said on Tuesday. "There is no Maoist threat though pockets of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and...
  • Odisha: Maoist killed in gun battle with police 14-04-2014 12:56 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs.1 lakh on his head was killed in a fierce gun battle with police in Odisha's Koraput district, an official said on Monday. Puno Uluka alias Khatru died in exchange of fire at Narayanpatna late on Sunday, Inspector General of Police (South Western...
  • 186 candidates in Odisha facing criminal cases 13-04-2014 07:09 PM

    As many as 186 candidates for 77 assembly seats which are going to polls in Odisha in the second phase on April 17 have declared criminal cases against them, according to a report of Odisha Election Watch (OEW). Of the 747 candidates, 186 have declared criminal cases against them, constituting...
  • Hectic campaigning for last phase polls in Odisha 13-04-2014 06:09 PM

    As the last phase of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha drew closer, political heavyweights crisscrossed the constituencies going to polls on April 17. Bigwigs of different political parties are touring the 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly seats, located mostly in coastal and north Odisha, to woo voters....
  • CCTV video shows BJD leader stabbing Cong leader's brother, nephew 13-04-2014 10:05 AM

    Koraput: In yet another incident of poll related violence, a video reportedly shows BJD leader Dharmendra Adhikari stabbing a Congress candidate's brother and nephew in hotel in Koraput in Odisha. The victims are in serious condition and have been admitted to a hospital. The victims are relatives of Jeypore MLA...
  • High voter turnout in 91 seats in LS polls, crosses the 2009 mark 10-04-2014 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: Marking a considerably high voter turnout as compared to the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, India voted for 91 constituencies in 14 states and Union Territories which went to polls in the third and substantial phase on Thursday, with Chandigarh witnessing the highest percentage of 74. The national capital...
  • Lok Sabha polls phase 3: Highest turnout in Kerala, Delhi moderate 10-04-2014 04:59 PM

    Kerala witnessed the highest turnout of 54.24 per cent till 3 PM among 14 states and Union Territories where 91 constituencies went to polls on Thursday. In Delhi, voting percentage was about 52 per cent, followed by Jammu which witnessed 49.46 per cent and in Andaman Nicobar 48.98 per cent...
  • Odisha votes for Assembly, Lok Sabha elections 10-04-2014 11:40 AM

    The electorate in Odisha is casting their votes to select their representatives to Lok Sabha and state Assembly. ...
  • 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...
  • Odisha: Polling to be webcast in Ganjam district 09-04-2014 07:34 PM

    The Ganjam district administration has decided to webcast polling in 19 selected booths in various Assembly constituencies. "Polling would be webcast from at least 19 booths where broadband facility by the BSNL is available," District Collector Prem Chandra Chaudhary said. The main objective of the webcast was to prevent illegal...
  • Odisha: Security stepped up for polling in Maoist-hit areas 09-04-2014 02:15 PM

    With over 50 of the 70 Assembly seats going to polls on Thursday in Maoist-hit areas of Odisha, the Election Commission has stepped up security measures with 156 companies of central paramilitary forces and around 27,000 policemen besides three helicopters. Maoists have given a poll boycott call in certain pockets....
  • Odisha: LS, Assembly polling to start on Thursday 09-04-2014 11:42 AM

    The first of the two-phase simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly election in Odisha will be held on Thursday to elect representatives from 10 Parliamentary and 70 Assembly constituencies. The constituencies are spread over in the western and southern areas of Odisha. There are 98 candidates, including former Congress chief ministers...
  • Election Yatra: Politics of violence in Puri 08-04-2014 11:27 AM

    Puri: Puri, as we all know, is famous for its art, culture, religious fervour and of course, tourism. But when it comes to politics, it's one of the most violent constituencies in Odisha. In February this year, the law minister of the state, Maheswar Mohanty, who is also the BJD...
  • 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...
  • AAP not to put up candidates for assembly polls 07-04-2014 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: With AAP fielding over 425 candidates across the country for the Lok Sabha elections, the party will not be in a position to contest the assembly polls in four states due to lack of resources. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh (Telangana and Seemandhra), Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh will go to...
  • 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...

  • Odisha: I-T special wing to keep watch on black money circulation 01-04-2014 06:24 PM

    Bhubaneswar: The Income Tax Department has opened an Airport Intelligence Unit here at the Biju Patnaik International Airport, which is functioning in all working days to keep a close watch on movement of undisclosed cash during election time, official sources said. In view of the ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly...
  • Odisha beat Tripura by six wickets in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 01-04-2014 04:47 PM

    Kolkata: Odisha put up an all-round show to post a comfortable six-wicket win over Tripura in a low-scoring affair in the East Zone league match for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament at JU second campus ground in Salt Lake on Tuesday. Odisha off spinner Jayanta Behera claimed three...
  • 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...
  • Lok Sabha Election Tracker: Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam and Jharkhand 31-03-2014 07:58 PM

    Follow all the updates related to the Lok Sabha election tracker in Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam. ...