Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Pradhan shines
If the outcome of the first three phases of Panchayat election in the State is of any indication, one can easily say that with BJP emerging as a pan-Odisha party, the saffron party’s youthful leader Dharmendra Pradhan under whose leadership the party fought the election has grown in stature.
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DGP assures all possible steps taken to check poll violence
In the wake of being asked by the State Election Commission (SEC), Odisha to curb any poll-related violence across state, Director General of Police (DGP) K B Singh today said all possible steps are being taken to prevent any untoward incident Affirming that his office has received a letter from the SEC Rabinarayan Senapati, who expressed concern over the poll-related violence, Singh said, "Additional police force is being deployed in sensitive and hyper-sensitive booths besides others places."
Dharmendra expresses gratitude to State’s people for reposing faith in BJP
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today expressed his gratitude to the people of the State for having reposed faith in the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Pradhan meets SEC, alleges police, Govt officials helping ruling party in rural election
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today urged the State Election Commission to include WhatsApp and telegram messages of government officials during the ongoing panchayat elections in State even as the State Unit alleged that a senior police official -- Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Binayananda Jha – was providing protection to and showed undue favours to BJD supported anti-social elements during the ongoing rural polls in State.
Repolling held in 36 booths in six districts
Repolling was today held across 36 booths in six districts of Odisha where voting for the first phase Panchayat polls was disrupted due to various reasons.
Govt to put in place measures in schools for Aadhar enrolment
State Government has decided to put in place necessary measures for providing the Aadhaar facilities in the Schools as Aadhaar is planned to be used in Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan (SSA).
Six persons killed, six injured in accident
At least six persons were killed and as many critically injured when an iron-laden truck overturned on a hilly road in Kalahandi district today, a police officer said.
Special Vigilance Court rejects OSIC MD’s bail plea
With the Special Vigilance Court rejecting bail application of arrested IAS officer Partha Sarathi Mishra, the Odisha government today placed him under suspension.
Special Cell in OSDMA for drought management
State government today decided to manage drought situation in State through the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA).
Stage set for 3rd phase panchayat polls in State
An estimated 53,234,993 people will exercise their franchise for the election of 1394 Panchayat Samiti members and 18,859 Ward Members in 175 Zilla Parishad (ZP) zones in 65 blocks of 30 districts in the third phase for which polling is being held tomorrow.
BJD calls Narendra Modi BJP's Prime Minister, not country’s
Mid way into the Panchayat elections in Odisha, the ruling BJD today called Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "PM of BJP" and not of India.

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