panchayat

Will end ‘PC culture’, BJP promises in poll manifesto

The BJP State president Samir Mohanty said that the panchayat and block offices have become the dens of corruption under the BJD rule and people are frustrated with the ruling party. 

published on : 28th January 2022

BJP makes U-turn, says no support to consensus candidate in Kotia

Congress workers in Pottangi are seen engaging in active campaigning to win support for the consensus candidate.

published on : 28th January 2022

On horseback, Sanagaria candidate Srikant gallops to polls

A large number of people are pouring into the streets to watch this unusual view and even cheering for Srikant Sahoo.

published on : 28th January 2022

Over 36,000 candidates elected uncontested

The SEC announced that candidates were uncontested in 36,523 out of the total 91,890 wards.

published on : 28th January 2022

Dissidents raise political heat in Ganjam

Most political parties are trying out new faces in rural polls and this has not gone down well with seasoned leaders 

published on : 24th January 2022

Sarpanch candidate, an OBC, files papers as ST

Pratapur GP is reserved for ST males for the rural poll this year and it comes under Zone no-22.

published on : 24th January 2022

War veteran wants a 3rd victory in polls

For 72-year-old war veteran Duryodhana Mohanty, polls are another innings after a life dedicated to the Indian Army.

published on : 24th January 2022

Faction-ridden Congress fails to distribute tickets

The party claimed that tickets had been released for all the 853 ZP zones by the president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Niranjan Patnaik.

published on : 24th January 2022

No contest in Nuagan gram panchayat polls

Even the ruling local BJD and BJP workers extended their support to the candidates by not fielding their own. 

published on : 24th January 2022

Two criminals land in police net after 8 years

Earlier, four accused in the incident were nabbed by the police during investigation the same year.

published on : 24th January 2022

Sairam Bhat, who built houses for poor in Kerala's Badiadka panchayat, passes away at 84

For the past six months, Bhat - a farmer by profession and traditional medical practitioner by descent - was not keeping well, and his son was in charge of the clinic.

published on : 23rd January 2022

‘Kidnapped’ councillors vote out AIADMK panchayat union chairman

The councillors, Sangeetha and Poongodi, told media that they were not kidnapped and took part in the meeting on their own.

published on : 22nd January 2022

Odisha rural polls: BJD sees rush for sarpanch post as 15 per cent rebels in fray

Out of the 30,000 nomination papers filed for the sarpanch post, about 20,000 were from the ruling BJD with at least 15 per cent being rebels.

published on : 22nd January 2022

Odisha Zilla Parishad polls: United front candidate from Kotia files nomination papers

Leaders of BJD, BJP and Congress had decided to select consensus candidates for the posts of ZP, sarpanch, samiti and ward members instead of going to the polls in Kotia to show unanimity.

published on : 22nd January 2022

Odisha rural polls: Fishermen of Kendrapara district predict rough weather for parties

With panchayat polls ahead, this resentment does not augur well for the BJD, which, so far has a stronghold in the coastal district.

published on : 22nd January 2022
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