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Naveen eyes retaining power for 4th time in row in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Apr 16 : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who has already set a hattrick by ruling Odisha for third time in a row, is now eyeing on fourth consecutive time as a record 1.55 crore voters will exercise their franchise tomorrow in the second and final phase of elections in the state.
BJP demands probe into rise of wealth of ruling BJD leaders
Bhubaneswar, Apr 15 : The Odisha unit of the BJP today demanded an inquiry into the unprecedented rise in the wealth of the elected representatives for a fair and free election.
Naveen Patnaik facing his toughest battle yet (Election Special)
By Jatindra Dash, Bhubaneswar, April 16 : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems to be facing his toughest political battle as he bids for a fourth straight term in Odisha and struggles to retain his party's 14 Lok Sabha seats out of the state's total of 21.
Campaign seals the fortune of 98 LS and 747 Assy aspirants in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Apr 15 : The hustle bustle of high voltage campaign in the politically sensitive coastal and north Odisha came to an end today to seal the electoral fortune of 98 Lok sabha and 747 assembly aspirants.
BJP demands probe into rise of wealth of ruling BJD leaders
Bhubaneswar, Apr 15: The Odisha unit of the BJP today demanded an inquiry into the unprecedented rise in the wealth of the elected representatives for a fair and free election.
Fortune of 98 LS and 747 Assy aspirants in Odisha sealed
Bhubaneswar, Apr 15 : The high voltage campaign in the politically sensitive coastal and north Odisha came to an end today to decide the electoral fortune of 98 Lok Sabha and 747 assembly aspirants.
Odisha votes for its final phase of LS, assembly polls Thursday
By Jatindra Dash, Bhubaneswar, April 15 : About 16 million voters will decide the political fate of 98 candidates for the 11 Lok Sabha and 747 aspirants for the 77 assembly seats in the final phase of polling Thursday in Odisha, with the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) hoping to romp home for the ...
BJP to form govt. in Odisha and Centre- Arun Singh
Bhubaneswar, Apr 14: BJP Odisha in-charge Arun Singh today claimed that the BJP will emerge as the number one party in the 2014 election both in Odisha and the Centre and it was almost certain that Mr Narendra Modi will be the Prime Minister of the country.
Repolling to be held in Odisha in 22 booths on April 17
Bhuabneswar, Apr 14 : The Election Commission of India(ECI) has recommended repolling in 22 booths in Odisha where the polling was disrupted and later cancelled due to EVM related problems including snatching and burning of EVM machines by the armed Maoists on April 10 last.
Rahul attacks Modi, Patnaik over development
Latur (Maharashtra)/Jagatsinghpur (Odisha) April 14 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday claimed development in opposition-ruled states only benefited industrialists, accusing Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of letting them "fill their pockets" with public money while terming BJP ...
Two Maoists killed in Odisha gun battles
Bhubaneswar, April 14 : Two Maoists, including one carrying a reward of Rs.1 lakh on his head, were killed in separate gun battles with police in western Odisha, an official said Monday.
Maoist killed in Odisha gun battle
Bhubaneswar, April 14 : 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 Monday.
141 crorepatis fighting Assembly elections in Odisha in 2nd phase
Bhubaneswar, Apr 13 : As many as 141 crorepatis are in the fray in the second phase elections for 77 Assembly seats in Odisha scheduled to be held on April 17 next.
144 candidates in 77 Assy seats in Odisha have serious criminal cases
Bhubaneswar, Apr 13 : As many as 144 out of 747 candidates contesting in the second phase of elections for 77 Assembly constituencies in Odisha scheduled to be held on April 17 have declared serious criminal cases including murder, rape, crime against women and kidnapping against them.
Congress leads list of tainted candidates in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 13 : The Congress has fielded the highest number of "tainted candidates" in the second and last phase of the assembly polls in Odisha to be held April 17, an election watchdog here said Sunday.
India successfully test fires nuke weapons capable Agni-I at night
New Delhi, Apr. 12 : India successfully test-fired the night user trial of the nuclear-weapons capable Agni-I surface-to-surface ballistic missile off the Odisha coast late on Friday.
Naveen Patnaik hits back at BJP, Congress
Bhubaneswar, April 12 : Hitting back at the BJP and the Congress a day after their top leaders attacked his government, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday questioned their achievements.
German tourist found dead in Odisha hotel room
Bhubaneswar, April 12 : A 23-year-old German tourist was Saturday found dead inside a hotel room in Odisha's beach town of Puri, police said.
SFC conducts successful night trial of Agni-I ballistic missile
Balasore, Apr 12 : The nuclear capable surface to surface medium range ballistic missile Agni-I was test-fired last night from the launch complex of wheeler island close to Dhamra off Odisha coast.
Campaigning on for last phase Odisha polls
Bhubaneswar, April 12 : 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 Saturday, with several parties making efforts to woo voters.
Poll boycott in Chikili reflects failure of Naveen government- BJP
Bhubaneswar, Apr 11: Odisha unit of the BJP today dubbed the poll boycott of Chikili villagers in Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's Hinjli Assembly constituency as a clear reflection of the failure of the 14 years rule of the BJD government in the state.
Odisha polling figure pegged at 75 percent
Bhubaneswar, April 11 : The final voting percentage in Thursday's assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Odisha has been pegged at 75 percent, an Election Commission officer said Friday.
Maoists hit, districts in Odisha records high polling turnout
Bhubaneswar, Apr 11: Notwithstanding the Maoists threat to boycott the poll, a record number of voters have turned out yesterday to exercise their franchise in the first phase poll in mostly the Maoists infested districts in Odisha to elect candidate to 10 Lok Sabha and 70 Assembly constituencies.
Naveen govt involves in scams of thousands crores- Sonia
Balasore, Apr 11 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi today accused the Naveen Patnaik led BJD government in Odisha of various scams to the tune of several thousands of crores of during Rupees the last 14 years-rule.
Repolling to be held in 22 booths of Odisha: CEO
Bhubaneswar,Apr 11 :Repolling would be held in 22 polling booths, where voting could not be held or was had been disrupted during the first phase of election in Odisha yesterday.
Nine-day ban on plying of ore laden trucks on express way
Kendrapara, Apr 11 : The Kendrapada district authority has prohibited plying of ore laden trucks on NH-5(A) for nine days to ensure smooth polls in coastal Odisha in the second phase on April 17.
Modi accuses Odisha government of black magic, unemployment
Balasore (Odisha), April 11 : BJP's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi Friday attacked the Odisha government and said it has only performed "black magic" and stolen the state's coal and employment opportunities.
Over 67 pc polling in first phase election in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Apr 10 : The first phase of polling to ten Lok Sabha seats and 70 Assembly constituencies in Odisha today passed off peacefully barring some incidents of snatching of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
Red carpet welcome to voters in Model polling booths in Sambalpur
Sambalpur, Apr 10 : Voters in this part of Western Odisha were given a red carpet welcome while entering to the polling booths identified as model polling booths by the district administration.
58 percent polling in Odisha till 4 p.m
Bhubaneswar, April 10 : With polling having picked up for the 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly seats in the first phase of voting in Odisha Thursday, 58 percent of the electorate cast their ballots till 4 p.m., an official said.