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BJP’s Surge, A Warning Signal For BJD

Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)14/2/17: Though Claiming 105 Zilla Parishad zones out of 188 is still a winning number for the BJD at the end of the first phase of the 3-tier Panchayat Polls, the ruling party would be less concerned about its own tally and more worried about BJP’s score. Even though the BJD has emerged as winner in the first phase, ...

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BJD leaders believe they will remain in the Number One position

Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)14/2/17: Despite losing major seats in the first phase of the panchayat polls, BJD leaders believe they will remain in the Number One position. BJD spokesperson MLA Sashibhushan Behera today said the party has not been affected by the first phase results. “BJD votes have not been affected by the results of the first phase elections. We emerged number ...

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The polling for second phase Panchayat elections will be held tomorrow.

Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)14/2/17: The polling for second phase Panchayat elections will be held tomorrow. As many as 53,62,814 voters will exercise their adult franchise for electing their representatives for 174 Zilla Parishads under 65 blocks in 29 districts. Polling will be held at 18,581 wards of 1,386 gram panchayats from 7 am to 1 pm. Counting will begin from 1 pm. ...

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surprise victory of BJP in areas that were traditionally dominated by the ruling party, has fuelled political debates

Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)14/2/17: In the first phase of the panchayat polls on Monday, despite BJD leading the results, the surprise victory of BJP in areas that were traditionally dominated by the ruling party, has fuelled political debates in the state. But it cannot be denied that much of the loss was created by BJD leaders who looked complacent throughout the campaigning ...

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Maoists allegedly set ablaze many vehicles :protest against Panchyat poll

Bhubaneswar(Odisha News Times Bureau)13/2/17: A few hours before panchayat polls began in Odisha, Maoists allegedly set ablaze many vehicles kept at an Anganwadi Centre in Rengali Kuliamunda under Langer police station in Bolangir district and asked people not to participate in the polls started today. According to information, about 20-25 masked persons came and set ablaze a JCB, three tractors ...

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High Court Bar Assn Resorts To Cease Work:Molestation’ Of Lady Cop

Cuttack:(Odisha News Times Bureau On Feb 13, 2017 ) Members of Orissa High Court Bar Association on Monday resorted to cease work after the lawyers’ body could not decide on the next course of action over the levelling of molestation charges of a lady Inspector on two lawyers of the court. Launching the cease work the lawyers said that the ...

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Panchyat Election: Voting For First Phase Begins

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir/Anandpur:(ONT Bureau)13/2/17: Voting for first phase of the five phases three-tier panchayat polls began at 7 am today for 188 zilla parishad seats, 1,506 sarpanch and samiti member posts across Odisha. The voting will continue till noon. In the first phase of the rural polls, the voting is also on for 20,369 ward member posts. Meanwhile, polling agents did not ...

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First phase of 2017 Panchayat elections kicks off from Monday

Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)12/2/17: The first phase of 2017 Panchayat elections kicks off from Monday when 58, 28,446 voters will cast their choice in polls for posts of Zilla Parishad, Panchyat Samiti, Sarpanch and Ward Members. The elections will be held across 188 zilla parishad zones under which 1506 Gram Panchayat and 20,369 wards will also witness polling of votes. As many ...

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Attempts are being made in Odisha to divert public attention: Raman Singh

Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)11/2/17: Chhattishgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today said attempts are being made in Odisha to divert public attention from the core issues under the pretext of Mahanadi water dispute. “People of Odisha wanted answers on growing unemployment, migration, hunger deaths, poor health facilities and others. Unable to reply to the people, attempts are made to raise Mahanadi water issue ...

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BJD Odisha CM began his panchyat election campaign from his constituency here.

Hinjilikatu:(ONT Bureau)11/2/17: Chief Minister and BJD party supremo Naveen Patnaik today entered the poll campaign arena for the three tier panchayat polls, much later compared to his competitors in BJP and Congress. However, he visibly attracted more crowds than other campaigners when he began his journey from his constituency here. Naveen first visited Makarajhola when he took part in a ...

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