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Approximately 61 per cent voter turnout was recorded by 3 pm in the by-polls in Patkura

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Kendrapara:20/7/19: Approximately 61 per cent voter turnout was recorded by 3 pm in the by-polls that is underway in Patkura assembly constituency today, Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said. Reportedly, polling is underway at 309 booths across the constituency. The polling started at 7 am. However, delayed voting due to technical glitches in EVMs has been reported from at least ...

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Patkura Election:BJD, BJP and Congress-have rolled up their sleeves to woo voters

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Kendrapara:18/7/19: With just two days left for the ‘prestige battle’ in Patkura of Kendrapara Parliamentary Constituency, all the three political parties-BJD, BJP and Congress-have rolled up their sleeves to woo voters on the last day of campaigning for the election today. Though the election is expected to witness a neck-to-neck fight between BJD candidate Sabitri Agarwalla, wife of Late Bed Prakash ...

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Tata Steel BSL dedicates Cement Concrete Road to local villagersat a cost of Rs 5.5 crore

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Narendrapur, July 17, 2019:Tata Steel BSL, (formerly known as Bhushan Steel Limited), today dedicateda 5.3 km-long cement concrete road connecting NH-55 to 8 villages around its plant at Narendrapur in Dhenkanal district of Odisha. Smt. Seemarani Nayak, MLA, Hindol formally inaugurated the newly builtroad in presence of Shri Rajeev Singhal, Managing Director, Tata Steel BSL, Shri Subodh Pandey, Chief Operating ...

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Padma Shri D Prakash Rao hospitalized

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Cuttack:16/7/19: D Prakash Rao, a tea seller from Cuttack, who had received the prestigious Padma Shri award for his contributions in the field of social work, has been hospitalized today after he fell sick. As per the available information, Rao has been admitted to the Medicine intensive care unit (ICU) of SCB Medical College and Hospital here this afternoon after he ...

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Shree Jagannath Temple Administration formed a committee for smooth conduct of “Adhar Pana” ritual

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Puri:13/7/19: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), the governing body of the Lord Jagannath temple, today formed a committee for smooth conduct of “Adhar Pana” ritual to be held tomorrow evening, an official said. The ‘Adhar Pana’, a rich drink offered to the deities by the priests on their respective Raths for ‘Moksha” of ghostly bodies. The committee consists members of the Suara Mahasuara ...

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Toy Train’ Makes A Comeback In Steel City

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Rourkela:10/7/19: The toy train, which has become non-operational for quite some time, has staged a comeback with refreshingly new look at the Indira Gandhi Park in Rourkela steel city. Joyride in toy train would be an added attraction for those who yearn for to relish the greenery at the premiere park of the city. The toy train which was discontinued on ...

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Cash Inducement Charge On BJD Candidate in Patkura

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Patkura:10/7/19: The alleged distribution of cash by the ruling BJD candidate Sabitri Agarwal to voters in Patkura assembly constituency has snowballed into controversy ahead of July 20 bye-election. The pictures of Agarwal allegedly distribution cash to a voter in poll-bound Patkura has gone viral on social media platform on Tuesday. Polling in Patkura Assembly seat which will be held on July ...

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Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher was released from Jharpada Special Jail on conditional bail

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Bhubaneswar:6/7/19: Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher was released from Jharpada Special Jail here today, after 12 days of imprisonment on charges of assaulting a Junior Engineer and forcing him to do sit-ups. The BJD legislator was granted a conditional bail special Additional District Judge (ADJ) Court in Odisha capital earlier today. He has been asked to deposit surety bond of Rs 25,000 ...

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Elections to the Patkura Assembly seat will be held on July 20

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Bhubaneswar: 4/7/19:Elections to the Patkura Assembly seat under Kendrapara Parliamentary constituency will be held on July 20. With the announcement of the poll schedule, the model code of conduct comes into force. As per the notification of the Election Commission of India, while election will be held on July 20, counting of votes will be done on July 24. Notably, ...

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Case has been filed against Rayagada MLA Makaranda Muduli for allegedly submitting false affidavits regarding his caste

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Cuttack:3/7/19: A case has been filed against Rayagada MLA Makaranda Muduli (Independent)for allegedly submitting false affidavits regarding his caste. One R Harish of Rayagada filed a case against Muduli in the Orissa High Court alleging that the MLA had furnished divergent information regarding his caste in the affidavits ahead of the State Assembly polls. The petitioner alleged that though tribal ...

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