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Campaigning for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections will end today

Newdelhi:9/4/19:Campaigning for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections will end today. 91 constituencies spread over 20 States and Union Territories will go to polls in this phase on Thursday. All parliamentary constituencies in 10 States and Union Territories will go to polls in the first phase. These include Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar ...

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Odisha government announced a holiday for employees and Magisterial Courts (Executive) on polling day

Bhubaneswar: 8/4/19:The Odisha government on Monday announced a holiday for employees and Magisterial Courts (Executive) on polling day in respective Parliamentary constituencies and Assembly segments. “The Government of Odisha is pleased to declare a holiday for the employees of the State Government offices and Magisterial Courts (Executive) on the day of polling in the respective Parliamentary constituencies and Assembly segments to ...

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BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off ‘Modi Senani – Kaling Vijay Yatra’

Bhubaneswar:8/4/19: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan today flagged off ‘Modi Senani – Kaling Vijay Yatra’ here. The campaign vehicles will travel across all 30 districts of Odisha to highlight Prime Minister Narendra Modi-Government’s developmental initiatives and to woo voters to cast votes in favour of BJP candidates in the ensuing Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. Election will ...

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ECI Advisory to media – Refrain from telecasting/publishing programmes wrt prediction of results in any form during the prohibited period

Newdelhi:8/4/19:The Election Commission of India  has issued an advisory  to all the media (electronic and print) to refrain from telecasting/publishing programmes which in any way whatsoever predict the results of the elections during the prohibited period under 126A to ensure free, fair and transparent election. The Commission is of the view that prediction of results of elections in any form ...

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Politically-sensitive Kendrapara district floaded with many heavyweights filing their nomination papers

Kendrapara:8/4/19: Political steam picked up in politically-sensitive Kendrapara district with many heavyweights filing their nomination papers on Monday. A number of high-profile candidates filed their papers before the respective returning officers. While BJP candidate Baijayant Panda, Congress’s Dharanidhar Nayak filed their papers with sworn affidavits for the parliamentary polls, two stalwarts- Bijoy Mohapatra (BJP) and Bed Prakash Agrwalla (BJD) filed papers ...

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Naveen Patnaik tries to win the polls by wooing women with several schemes

Bhubaneswar:8/4/19: The ruling Biju Janata Dal [BJD] president Naveen Patnaik is apparently leaving no stone unturned to win the polls by wooing women with several schemes for the benefit of women. Ahead of the upcoming polls, Patnaik addressing election meetings In Kalahandi and Nuapada districts, wooed the women by announcing that “Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) assistance will be hiked to ...

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Supreme Court directed Election Commission to increase random checking of VVPAT

Newdelhi;8/4/19:The Supreme Court today directed Election Commission to increase random checking of VVPAT slips from one booth per assembly Constituency to five in Lok Sabha polls. The Apex Court gave this direction after hearing a PIL filed by leaders of 21 Opposition political parties led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. The petitioners were demanding counting and cross verification ...

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Supreme Court refuses to pass order on plea seeking stay on biopic film on PM Modi

Newdelhi;8/4/19;The Supreme Court today said it cannot pass an order at this stage on a plea seeking a stay on the release of a biopic on PM Narendra Modi as the Censor Board was yet to certify the film. The apex court said it will hear the matter tomorrow and possibly can pass an order if the petitioner brings on ...

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BJP released its election manifesto, Sankalp Patra, for the Lok Sabha election

Newdelhi:8/4/19 :BJP today released its election manifesto, Sankalp Patra, for the Lok Sabha election, at party headquarters in New Delhi, focusing on its commitment towards national security, doubling farmers income and welfare of women. The party has reiterated its commitment towards zero tolerance against terrorism and extremism and empower security forces in combating terrorism in its manifesto and effective steps ...

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IIT Bhubaneswar has been ranked ‘17’ among all the engineering institutes of the country

Bhubaneswar:8/4/19: The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, has announced the NIRF ranking of institutions across the country for the year 2019 in various disciplines.  According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar under the able leadership of Prof. R. V. Rajakumar, Honorable Director, IIT Bhubaneswar (BBS) has been ranked ‘17’ ...

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