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95-year-old Odisha man dies while standing in queue to cast vote

Aska, April 18 -- A 95-year-old man died while waiting in a queue to cast his vote in the second phase polls at Kansamari under Sanakhemundi block of Ganjam district today. The deceased has been iden... Read More


Two minor girls 'raped' in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, April 18 -- Days after a minor girl was brutally raped in Khordha, two more incidents of sexual assault have been reported in Odisha. A minor girl was allegedly raped in Fatehgarh area o... Read More


BJD MLA candidate's brothers critical in knife attack in Odisha

Sundargarh, April 18 -- In yet another incident of poll violence in Odisha, two brothers of BJD's Sundargarh MLA candidate Jogesh Singh sustained critical injuries after allegedly being attacked by so... Read More


Poll violence: BJP supporter thrashed to death in Odisha's Ganjam

Bhanjanagar, April 18 -- Hours before the commencement of second phase polls in Odisha, a supporter of the BJP was allegedly thrashed to death by a group of people at Kadalijhola village under Sorada ... Read More


Odisha Elections phase II: EVM glitches in several booths; voting delayed

Bhubaneswar, April 18 -- The voting was delayed in several booths across Odisha due to glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in second phase of Odisha polls began today. While the voters were... Read More


Odisha polls phase II: BJD's MP nominees Pramila, Prasanna cast votes

Aska/Bargarh, April 18 -- Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Lok Sabha candidates Pramila Bisoi and Prasanna Acharya cast their votes in their respective constituencies in second phase of elections in Odisha. The... Read More


Heavyweights lock horns in phase II Odisha polls

Bhubaneswar, April 18 -- Several political heavyweights including incumbent Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik are facing a major test in the second phase of elections in Odisha today. As Odisha is going ... Read More


BJP heavyweights in Odisha ahead of polling; Modi to visit again

Bhubaneswar, April 18 -- Bharatiya Janata Party political stalwarts are on a whirlwind tour of Odisha to woo the electorate in the coastal state. With back-to-back visits to various assembly segments... Read More


Odisha CEO announces ex-gratia for slain poll official's family

Bhubaneswar, April 18 -- Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar today announced a compensation of Rs 30 lakh for the family of Sanjukta Digal, a poll official who was shot dead by Maoists... Read More


Odisha MLA's PSO attacked at polling booth

Jharsuguda, April 18 -- Personal Security Officer (PSO) of Brajarajnagar MLA Radharani Panda was reportedly attacked by a group of people at a polling booth in Odisha's Jharsuguda district today durin... Read More