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Third-phase panchayat polls begins in Odisha, BJD, BJP confident over result

The third-phase panchayat polls begins in all 30 districts of the State on Friday. The polling begins at 7 am and will continue till 12 noon.

Total of 53,234,993 voters would exercise franchise to elect 18,859 Ward Members and Sarpanches and PS members in 1,394 GPs and 175 Zilla Parishad (ZP) members in 65 blocks. Additional police forces have been deployed at the sensitive booths to ward off any untoward incident in sensitive, hypersensitive and Maoist-hit areas.

Three-tier security arrangements have been put in place in Deogarh district to maintain law and order during the polls.

Stipend of pre and para-clinical PG students hiked

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Tuesday announced a hike in the stipend of post graduate students undertaking pre and para-clinical courses at state...

Bus services to Kotia villages in Odisha soon

Koraput: Following distribution of freebies to the tribals in Kotia gram panchayat in Koraput district, Odisha Government is waking up to the need of ...

Winged guests find new wetlands, less birds sighted in Chilika

Berhampur: Migratory birds are now attracted by other wetlands in Ganjam district and this could be the main reason for the drop in the number of wing...

Odisha govt effects major IAS reshuffle, 8 district collectors changed

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today effected a major reshuffle in bureaucracy involving as many as 16 IAS and OAS officers in the state.While IAS...