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Bhubaneswar | 6 days ago
Naveen Patnaik facing his toughest battle yet

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.If opinion polls are any indication, the Biju Janata Dal - led by him may retain power with a reduced strength, but the resurgence of the Bharatiya Janata Party - ...
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Bhubaneswar | 7 days ago
Odisha votes for its final phase of LS, assembly polls Thursday

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 - hoping to romp home for the fourth straight term.Although different regional and national parties have fielded their candidates, the main contest is betwee ...
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8 days ago
Rahul attacks Modi, Patnaik over development

Latur -/Jagatsinghpur - 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 prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Gujarat model as a toffee model.Continuing a sharp attack on Modi, Gandhi Monday t ...
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Bhubaneswar | 10 days ago
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.The Congress government at the centre is a failed government. Its only achievement is corruption. Congress had promised food security several years ago but enacted it only after five years, Patnaik said w ...
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Bhubaneswar | 10 days ago
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.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been addressing around 10 rallies every day.The Biju Janata Dal leader is banking on his government's achievements, including the the Re.1 ...
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11 days ago
Congress remembers poor only during election: Modi

Balasore -, April 11 - BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Friday accused the Congress of remembering the country's poor only during the time of elections.Addressing a political rally in this district headquarters town, about 200 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, the Gujarat chief minister said, For some people poverty is like tourism.The way people visit Taj Mahal, Badrinath, Kedarna ...
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Bhubaneswar | 12 days ago
67 percent vote in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, April 10 - Braving intense heat and defying extremist threats, about 67 percent of the electorate Thursday cast their ballot in simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assembly in Odisha, officials said.Polling was held for 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly seats.State chief electoral officer Mona Sharma said voting was still under way in some places due to problems in the electr ...
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Bhubaneswar | 12 days ago
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.Information received by 4.00 p.m. relating to polling percentage in the state is 58 percent, an official from the chief electoral officer's office here told IANS.Voting was pea ...
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Bhubaneswar | 12 days ago
Around 45 percent polling in Odisha till afternoon

Bhubaneswar, April 10 - Polling has picked up for the 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly seats in Odisha with about 45 percent of the electorate casting their ballots till afternoon Thursday, an official said.We have recorded 42-45 percent polling till 1.45 p.m., an official from the chief electoral officer's office told IANS.Polling was peaceful across the state except for some incidents in Maoist-hit ...
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Bhubaneswar | 12 days ago
Odisha records 17 percent voting in early hours

Bhubaneswar, April 10 - Polling picked up for the 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly seats in Odisha with 17 percent voting in early hours Thursday, an official said.At least 17 percent voters, on an average, exercised their franchise in Odisha by 11 a.m., the state's joint chief electoral officer, Jyoti Prakash Dash, told IANS.Dash said the polling was peacefully underway across the state except for so ...
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