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Odisha: 127 MLAs voted for Kovind, 17 for Meira Kumar

Bhubaneswar: While NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind was elected the 14th President of India, defeating UPA nominee Meira Kumar, details of voting in Odisha Assembly have been out too. Out of 147 MLAs in Odisha Assembly, 127 (mostly BJD and…

Ram Nath Kovind becomes 14th President of India

 New Delhi: NDA Candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been elected as the 14th President of India registering an emphatic victory over opposition candidate Meira Kumar by a huge margin. Announcing the results, Lok Sabha Secretary General and…

Counting of votes cast in Prez poll begins

New Delhi: India is all set to get its 14th President with the counting of votes cast in the election for the post on Monday began at Sansad Bhawan (Parliament Building) here on Thursday. The ballot box of Parliament House was opened…

Voting for Presidential election underway in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Voting for the post of the next President of India is underway in the Committee Room no- 54 of the State Assembly here on Monday. The voting began at 10 AM and will conclude at 5 PM. Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra…

Congress MLAs meet ahead of Prez polls

Bhubaneswar: Congress legislators held a meeting at the official residence of Leader of Opposition Narsingha Mishra here in connection to the presidential poll scheduled to be held tomorrow. All India Congress Committee (AICC) observer  …

Kovind to dine with Naveen during Odisha visit

Bhubaneswar: National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will dine with Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik during his scheduled Odisha visit on July 14. Kovind will arrive in the city by a…

BJD MP Hansdah seeks LS Speaker’s nod to vote in Prez polls

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP Ramchandra Hansdah, currently lodged in jail in connection with the chit fund scam involving Nabadiganta Capital Financial Services, on Thursday sought permission to vote in the forthcoming Presidential polls. The…

Meira Kumar is not a ‘Dalit’: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram on Monday levelled strong allegations against Opposition's Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar saying she is not a ‘Dalit.’ “Meira Kumar is not a Dalit. Her husband Suresh Kumar is a…

Congress urges BJD MLAs to support Meira Kumar

Bhubaneswar: PCC President Prasad Harichandan lashed out at BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik for his instant support to BJP's Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, terming it unethical. "Why he was in a hurry to extend his support to BJP…

Meira Kumar is Opposition’s Presidential Candidate

New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will be the opposition candidate against the NDA’s nominee Ram Nath Kovind for the Presidential elections. Congress President Sonia Gandhi announced Kumar’s name after the meeting of 17…