BJD candidate held for assaulting EC officials
Bhubaneswar, April 22 : Pradeep Maharathy, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate from the Pipili Assembly constituency, was on Monday arrested for assaulting the Election Commission (EC) officials during a raid at his farmhouse in Puri, Odisha, the night before.
Odisha: Bomb hurled at vehicles of BJD and BJP MLA candidates
Bhubaneswar , Apr 22 : In two separate incidents of polling related violence in Bhubaneswar, bombs were hurled at the vehicles of Biju Janata Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party MLA candidates from Bhubaneswar Central - Anant Narayan Jena and Jagannath Pradhan, respectively - here on Sunday night. Full Story
119 candidates in Odisha face criminal cases: ADR
New Delhi, April 20 : As many as 119 (34 per cent) of 354 candidates contesting in the third phase of Odisha Assembly elections have declared criminal charges against themselves while 101 (29 per cent) are charged with serious cases, according to Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR).
BJP's Pradhan throws tantrums over chopper checking
Bhubaneswar, April 18 : In the backdrop of the poll body suspending an IAS officer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter, a video of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan losing cool during a similar scanning of his chopper has gone viral on social media.
Odisha's development stalled by BJD: Modi
Bhubaneswar, April 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) saying that the development of Odisha has been stalled by the state government for the prevailing percentage commission (PC) culture.