Author Archives: Sagar Satapathy

Congress, BJP set to join hands in Nabarangpur to form Zilla Parishad

Nabarangpur-Odisha

Politics makes strange bedfellows. And, it’s coming true in Nabarangpur district. As per the confirmed reports, bitter rivals Congress and BJP have joined hands to stop BJD from capturing the Zilla Parishad there. Out of 26 Zilla Parishad Zones in the district, BJD won 11, followed by Congress (8) and BJP (7). As the magicContinue Reading…

Chhattisgarh BJP Leader, 8 Others arrested by Kalahandi Police

Lokesh-Kawadia

In a big development, which further proved the strong involvement of Chhattisgarh Government in panchayat polls in Odisha, Lokesh Kawadia, Secretary of BJP NGO Cell, has been arrested by Kalahandi Police on the allegations of distributing cash during panchayat polls. Lokesh was detained by the cops in Thuamula, Rampur in Kalahandi district last evening. TheContinue Reading…

5th Phase Panchayat Polls begin in 150 Zilla Parishad Zones in Odisha

Odisha polling

Polling began for 150 Zilla Parishad zones in Odisha in the fifth and final phase today. Voting began at 7 AM and will continue till 12 PM. Counting will start immediately after the polling concludes. * BJD has so far comfortably captured 12 Zilla Parishads. After the 5th phase polls, the party is all setContinue Reading…

Zilla Parishad Polls: BJP eyes 75 out of 150 Zones in 5th Phase

BJP-Odisha

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has surprised all political pundits and upset the permutations and combinations in Odisha, is eying at least 70-75 out of 150 Zilla Parishad Zones that are going to Polls in the fifth and final phase tomorrow. BJP has already won big in 8 districts and captured the Zilla ParishadContinue Reading…

Zilla Parishad Polls: BJD holds edge in mineral-rich Keonjhar

BJD-Keonjhar

As the fifth and final phase panchayat polls will be held tomorrow, a lot is being discussed about mineral-rich Keonjhar district. The battle for Zilla Parishad has become interesting here. But, as the Congress is facing a near rout here, BJD holds the edge and may form the ZP. In Keonjhar, 29 out of 37Continue Reading…

Congress better placed to capture Gajapati Zilla Parishad in Odisha

Congress-Gajapati

There could be some good news for the Congress in the fifth and final phase panchayat polls, as it eyes to win at least two seats in Gajapati district to be in a position to capture the Zilla Parishad. The party has already won Jharsuguda ZP. Out of the 11 zones that have gone toContinue Reading…

BJD needs 2 Zones in 5th Phase to capture Kandhamal Zilla Parishad

Pratyusha-Rajeswari-BJD

While 21 districts in Odisha have already given decisive mandate in Zilla Parishad Polls, picture is not clear in 9 others including highly sensitive Kandhamal. The ruling BJD is leading in Kandhamal now by winning 8 out 14 ZP Zones that went to polls in four phases. The BJP has won 4 zones, while CongressContinue Reading…

Biker Girl Chhabi Mahali shines in Mayurbhanj Politics

Chhabi-Bullet

After BJD Lok Sabha MP Ramachandra Hansda went to jail in chit fund scam, Sports Minister Sudam Marandi had shot to fame, thanks to the political vacuum in Mayurbhanj. However, his fort has started to crumble over the last 12 months. A young, energetic power woman, Chhabi Mahali, has not only challenged his leadership, butContinue Reading…

Lotus blooms in Odisha; BJD gets Jolt, Congress sinks

BJP Odisha

In a major boost to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s leadership in the state, the BJP surged ahead to win as many as 70-72 out of 188 Zilla Parishad seats that went to polls in Odisha today. The ruling BJD got a big jolt, as it lost too many seats although it remains Numero Uno. TheContinue Reading…

Hyderabad Test: India beat Bangladesh by 208 runs

India-Bangladesh

India registered an emphatic 208-run victory over Bangladesh in the one-off Test match in Hyderabad. Chasing a victory target of 459, Bangladesh bowled out for 250 in the second innings. Virat Kohli was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his 204 runs in the first innings. Scores: India 687/6 (Vijay 108, Pujara 83, Kohli 204,Continue Reading…