HP Election 2012 Results 2012 Live Today, 20th December

Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Winners: Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Election was held on 4th November 2012. Himachal Pradesh has 68 assembly seats, with 17 reserved for SCs and 3 for ST. The results of HP Polls will be announced on December 20, 2012 on our website Live for each seat.
TOTAL SEATS: 68/68
BJP WINS / LEAD: 26
GUJARAT WINS/ LEAD: 36
Others WINS / LEAD: 6  
HP Election 2012 Results 2012 Live Today, 20th December 2012:
* Khub Ram (Congress) wins in Anni
* Govind Ram Sharma (BJP) wins in Arki
* Kishori Lal (Congress) wins in Baijnath
* Prakash Choudhary (Congress) wins in Balh
* Karan Singh (Congress) wins in Banjar
* Inder Dutt Lakhanpal (Congress) wins in Barsar
* Thakur Singh Bharmouri (Congress) wins in Bharmour
* Bikram Singh Jaryal (BJP) wins in Bhattiyat
* Ishwar Dass Dhiman (BJP) wins in Bhoranj
* Bumber Thakur (Congress) wins in Bilaspur
* Bal Krishan Chauhan (BJP) wins in Chamba
* Kuldeep Kumar (Congress) wins in Chintpurni
* Balbir Singh Verma (IND) wins in Chopal
* Hans Raj (BJP) wins in Churah
* Asha Kumari (Congress) wins in Dalhousie
* Kaul Singh Thakur (Congress) wins in Darang
* Ravinder Singh (BJP) wins in Dehra
* Mahender Singh (BJP) wins in Dharampur
* Sudhir Sharma (Congress) wins in Dharamshala
* Ram Kumar (Congress) wins in Doon
* Sujan Singh Pathania (Congress) wins in Fatehpur
* Rakesh Kalia (Congress) wins in Gagret
* Rajesh Dharmani (Congress) wins in Ghumarwin
* Prem Kumar Dhumal (BJP) wins in Hamirpur
* Mukesh Agnihotri (Congress) wins in Haroli
* Manohar Dhiman (IND) wins in Indora
* Yadvinder Goma (Congress) wins in Jaisinghpur
* Bikram Singh (BJP) wins in Jaswan-Pragpur
* Sanjay Rattan (Congress) wins in Jawalamukhi
* Neeraj Bharti (Congress) wins in Jawali
* Rikhi Ram (BJP) wins in Jhanduta
* Gulab Singh Thakur (BJP) wins in Jogindernagar
* Rohit Thakur (Congress) wins in Jubbal-Kotkhai
* Pawan Kajal (IND) wins in Kangra
* Mansa Ram (Congress) wins in Karsog
* Dr. Rajiv Saijal (BJP) wins in Kasauli
* Anirudh Singh (Congress) wins in Kasumpti
* Jagat Singh Negi (Congress) wins in Kinnaur
* Maheshwar Singh (HLP) wins in Kullu
* Virender Kanwar (BJP) wins in Kutlehar
* Ravi Thakur (Congress) wins in Lahaul & Spiti
* Govind Singh Thakur (BJP) wins in Manali
* Anil Kumar (Congress) wins in Mandi
* Vinod Kumar (BJP) wins in Nachan
* Vijay Agnihotri (BJP) wins in Nadaun
* G.S. Bali (Congress) wins in Nagrota
* Rajiv Bindal (BJP) wins in Nahan
* Krishan Lal Thakur (BJP) wins in Nalagarh
* Ajay Mahajan (Congress) wins in Nurpur
* Suresh Kumar (BJP) wins in Pachhad
* Brij Behari Lal Butail (Congress) wins in Palampur
* Kirnesh Jung (IND) wins in Paonta Sahib
* Nand Lal (Congress) wins in Rampur
* Mohan Lal Brakta (Congress) wins in Rohru
* Inder Singh (BJP) wins in Sarkaghat
* Jai Ram Thakur (BJP) wins in Seraj
* Sarveen (BJP) wins in Shahpur
* Baldev Singh Tomar (BJP) wins in Shillai
* Suresh Bhardwaj (BJP) wins in Shimla
* Virbhadra Singh (Congress) wins in Shimla Rural
* Dhani Ram Shandil (Congress) wins in Solan
* Randhir Sharma (BJP) wins in Sri Naina Deviji
* Vinay Kumar (Congress) wins in Sri Renukaji
* Rajinder Singh (IND) wins in Sujanpur
* Jagjiwan Paul (Congress) wins in Sullah
* Sohan Lal (Congress) wins in Sundernagar
* Vidya Stokes (Congress) wins in Theog
* Satpal Singh Satti (BJP) wins in Una

HP Election 2012 Results

Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Winners: Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Election was held on 4th November 2012. Himachal Pradesh has 68 assembly seats, with 17 reserved for SCs and 3 for ST. The results of HP Polls will be announced on December 20, 2012 on our website Live for each seat. 
HP Election Results 2012:
1 Churah (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
2 Bharmour (ST) Seat Winner Name 2012:
3 Chamba Seat Winner Name 2012:
4 Dalhousie Seat Winner Name 2012:
5 Bhattiyat Seat Winner Name 2012:
6 Nurpur Seat Winner Name 2012:
7 Indora (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
8 Fatehpur Seat Winner Name 2012:
9 Jawali Seat Winner Name 2012:
10 Dehra Seat Winner Name 2012:
11 Jaswan-Pragpur Seat Winner Name 2012:
12 Jawalamukhi Seat Winner Name 2012:
13 Jaisinghpur (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
14 Sullah Seat Winner Name 2012:
15 Nagrota Seat Winner Name 2012:
16 Kangra Seat Winner Name 2012:
17 Shahpur Seat Winner Name 2012:
18 Dharamshala Seat Winner Name 2012:
19 Palampur Seat Winner Name 2012:
20 Baijnath (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
21 Lahaul and Spiti (ST) Seat Winner Name 2012:
22 Manali Seat Winner Name 2012:
23 Kullu Seat Winner Name 2012:
24 Banjar Seat Winner Name 2012:
25 Anni (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
26 Karsog (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
27 Sundernagar Seat Winner Name 2012:
28 Nachan (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
29 Seraj Seat Winner Name 2012:
30 Darang Seat Winner Name 2012:
31 Jogindernagar Seat Winner Name 2012:
32 Dharampur Seat Winner Name 2012:
33 Mandi Seat Winner Name 2012:
34 Balh (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
35 Sarkaghat Seat Winner Name 2012:
36 Bhoranj (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
37 Sujanpur Seat Winner Name 2012:
38 Hamirpur Seat Winner Name 2012:
39 Barsar Seat Winner Name 2012:
40 Nadaun Seat Winner Name 2012:
41 Chintpurni (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
42 Gagret Seat Winner Name 2012:
43 Haroli Seat Winner Name 2012:
44 Una Seat Winner Name 2012:
45 Kutlehar Seat Winner Name 2012:
46 Jhanduta (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
47 Ghumarwin Seat Winner Name 2012:
48 Bilaspur Seat Winner Name 2012:
49 Sri Naina Devi ji Seat Winner Name 2012:
50 Arki Seat Winner Name 2012:
51 Nalagarh Seat Winner Name 2012:
52 Doon Seat Winner Name 2012:
53 Solan (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
54 Kasauli (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
55 Pachhad (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
56 Nahan Seat Winner Name 2012:
57 Sri Renukaji (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
58 Paonta Sahib Seat Winner Name 2012:
59 Shillai Seat Winner Name 2012:
60 Chopal Seat Winner Name 2012:
61 Theog Seat Winner Name 2012:
62 Kasumpti Seat Winner Name 2012:
63 Shimla Seat Winner Name 2012:
64 Shimla Rural Seat Winner Name 2012:
65 Jubbal-Kotkhai Seat Winner Name 2012:
66 Rampur (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
67 Rohru (SC) Seat Winner Name 2012:
68 Kinnaur (ST) Seat Winner Name 2012:

Rivers in Odisha

Rivers in Odisha: There are four groups of rivers which flow through Odisha into the Bay of Bengal. They are :
(i) Rivers that have a source outside the State (the Subarnarekha, the Brahmani and the Mahanadi).
(ii) Rivers having a source inside the State (the Budhabalanga, the Baitarini, the Salandi, and the Rushikulya).
(iii) Rivers having a source inside the Odisha, but flow through other states (the Bahudu, the Vansadhara, and the Nagavali).
(iv) Rivers having a source inside Odisha, but tributary to rivers which flow through other states (the Machkund, the Sileru, the Kolab, and the Indravati).
River Mahandi: It is the major river of Odisha and the sixth largest river in India. It originates from the     Amarkantak hills of the Bastar Plateau in Raipur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is about 857 kms. Long (494 kms. In Odisha) and its catchment area spreads over 141,600 sq.kms. (65,580sq.kms.) in Odisha). The river carries on an average about 92,600 million m of water.
The Brahmani: It is the second largest river in Odisha. It originates as two major rivers like the Sankh and the Koel from the Chhotanagpur Plateau of Bihar and both join at veda Vyasa near Rourkela of Sundargarh district of Odisha forming the major River Brahmani. It flows through the Easter Ghats in Sundargarh, Kendujhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack and Jajpur districts into the Coastal Plains and enters into the Bay of Bengal along with a combined mouth with the Mahanadi known as the Dhamra. The Brahmani is 799 kms. Long (541 kms. In Odisha) and its catchment area spreads over 39,033 sq.kms. in Odisha).
The Baitarani: It originates from the Gonasika hills of the keonjhar districts. It is 365 kms long and its catchment area spread over 12,790 sq. kms . It entres into the Bay of Bengal  after joining of the Brahmani at Dharma mouth near Chandabali Subarnrekha.
The Subarnarekha: It orginates from the Chhotnagpur plateau of Bihar. It is 433kms (70kms in Odisha ) and has a catchment area of 19,500 kms (3,200kms in Odisha ) with a mean annual flow of 7,900 million n.
The Budhabalanga: It orginates from the easterns slops of the Similipala massif. It is about 175 kms long having a total catchment area of 4840 sq. kms with an annual flow of 2177 million m . It is major tributaries are the Sone, the Gangadhar, the Catra etc.
The Rushikulya: It originates from the Rushyamala hills of the eastern ghats in Phulbani district. It is 165 kms long with 8900 sq. kms of catchment areas. It’s tributaries are the Baghua the Dhanei Badanadi etc. It has no delta at its mouth.
The Bahuda: It originates from the Ramgiri hills of the eastern ghats in Gajapati districts and joins the bay of Bengal in Andhra Pradesh . Its length 73 kms having a catchment area of 1250 sq. kms .
The Bansadhara: It originates from the Flanks of the Durgakangar hills (Lingaraj hills) of the eastern ghats in Kalahandi districts. It is 230 kms long out of which only 150 kms in Odisha. It entres in to the Bay of Bengal at Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. It has a catchment area of 11500 sq. kms .
The Nagabali: It originates from the Bijipur Hills of the eastern ghats near Lanji garah . It is 210 kms long out of which 100 kms is in Odisha. It has a total catchment area of about 9410 sq. kms.
The Salandi: It originates from the Meghasani Hills of the Similipal massif in Keonjhar district. It is 144 kms long with a catchment areas of 1793 sq. kms .
The Indirabati: It originates from the eastern ghats in Kalahandi districts. It is 530 kms long with a catchment area of 41700 sq. kms as a tributary it flows into the Godabari river.
The Kolab: It originates from the Sinkaran hills of the eastern Ghats in koraput districts. It has catchment areas of 20400 sq. kms .

Narendra Modi in Mandi, Kangra and Una Today

Gujarat Chief Minister(CM) Narendra Modi has decided to campaign in Himachal Pradesh ahead of Assembly elections in the state next month. Mr Modi will hold three rallies in Mandi, Kangra and Una districts on Monday. "He has indicated a tentative date that he has spared specifically for campaigning in Himachal Pradesh despite the fact that he is busy with elections in Gujarat," confirmed Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, in-charge of central election management and coordination unit of the party.
The BJP strongman is likely to start second round of the public campaigning post Diwali, probably after November 17, on the day when Election Commission will issue notification for the first phase of election. Sources said, “By starting Swami Vivekanand Yuva Vikas Yatra (VYVY) on September 11 from Becharaji, Modi covered 100 out of 182 assembly constituencies in just 17 days. He addressed 190 public meetings and attended 250 functions welcoming him at various place during the VYVY.” After completion of VYVY, Modi also visited various newly-announced districts and taluka’s for felicitation ceremony organised by the local party unit.

BJP Manifesto for HP Election 2012

BJP Manifesto For Himachal Pradesh (HP) Election 2012:
* 10 lakh jobs for the youth of the state.
* PTA appointed teachers will get some regular policy.
* The daily wages of Home guards will be increased to 250 and 350.
* The BJP manifesto also mentions to increase hydro electric power generation to 20,000 MW from 12000 and alike 2007 manifesto, when party has promised CFL bulbs for every household, this time BJP has promised free induction cookers for all gas connection holders.
* BJP in its manifesto promised free pilgrimages to senior citizens of the state.
* The BJP also promises free medicines in government hospitals across the state if elected to power.

Congress Manifesto for HP Election 2012

Congress Manifesto For Himachal Pradesh (HP) Election 2012:
* Unemployment allowance of Rs.1,000 per month will be given to all 10+2 passouts and graduates whose total family income is less than Rs.200,000 a year.
* Free transport facilities for students, free medicines to the poor, new industry policy, establishing new universities and making Himachal Pradesh an attractive destination are the highlights of the Congress Manifesto.
* A skill development corporation with an outlay of Rs.500 crore will be set up to tackle unemployment.
* A new scheme, Rajiv Gandhi Digital Student Yojana, will be implemented. In this scheme, 10,000 toppers of Classes 10 and 12 will be provided free laptops by the government. Students securing first position in Class 8 in every school will be provided special learning laptops.
* It will set up dedicated knowledge center for for journalism and mass communication and nano technology centres. Congress also offers an education loan at the rate of four percent for students to pursue higher and technical education.
* A new industrial policy to attract new investors in State and to boost up the food processing industry.
* It also promised to build an airport of international standards near Shimla to attract more tourists.
* Private investments would be encouraged to create infrastructure in integrated cold chains, grading and packaging, and agro and food processing.
* The custom duty on the import of apple will be increased by at least three times the present value and efforts will be made to include apples in the special category.
* An investigation of the scams of the present BJP government and announced zero tolerance on corruption.

Congress Candidates for HP Election 2012 List, Name

Congress Candidates for HP Election 2012: Congress Party declares the Candidate Name for Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Election 2012. BJP declares 68 candidates for all seats of HP Assembly election 2012. The complete list with seat, Name is following:
1 Churah (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Surender Bhardwaj
2 Bharmour (ST) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Thakur Singh Bharmouri
3 Chamba Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Pawan Nayyar
4 Dalhousie Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Ms Asha Kumari
5 Bhattiyat Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Kuldeep Singh Pathania
6 Nurpur Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Ajay Mahajan
7 Indora (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Kamal Kishor
8 Fatehpur Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Sujjan Singh Pathania
9 Jawali Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Neeraj Bharti
10 Dehra Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Brig Rajinder Singh Rana
11 Jaswan Pragpur Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Nikhil Rajour
12 Jwalamukhi Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Sanjay Rattan
13 Jaisinghpur (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Yadvinder Goma
14 Sullah Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Jagjiwan Pal
15 Nagrota Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  GS Bali
16 Kangra Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Ch Surender Singh
17 Shahpur Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Maj Vijay Singh Mankotia
18 Dharamshala Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Sudhir Sharma
19 Palampur Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Brij Bihari Butail
20 Baijnath Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Kishori Lal
21 Lahaul Spiti (ST) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Ravi Thakur
22 Manali Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Bhuvneshwar Gaur
23 Kullu Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Surender Singh Thakur
24 Banjar Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Karan Singh
25 Anni (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Khub Ram
26 Karsog (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Mansa Ram
27 Sundernagar Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Sohan Lal
28 Nachan (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Tek Chand Dogra
29 Seraj Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Ms Tara Thakur
30 Darang Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Kaul Singh Thakur
31 Jogindernagar Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Surender Pal Thakur
32 Dharampur Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Chander Shekhar
33 Mandi Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Anil Sharma
34 Balh (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Prakash Chaudhary
35 Sarkhaghat Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Rangila Ram Rao
36 Bhoranj (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Ramesh Dogra
37 Sujanpur Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Ms Anita Verma
38 Hamirpur Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Narender Thakur
39 Barsar Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Inder Dutt Lakhanpal
40 Nadaun Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Sukhvinder Singh Sukku
41 Chintpurni (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Kuldeep Kumar
42 Gagret Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Rakesh Kalia
43 Haroli Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Mukesh Agnihotri
44 Una Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Satpal Raizada
45 Kutlehar Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Ram Dass Malangar
46 Jhanduta Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Biru Ram Kishore
47 Ghumarwin Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Rajesh Dharmani
48 Bilaspur Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Bumber Thakur
49 Naina Deviji Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Ram Lal Thakur
50 Arki Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Sanjay Awasthi
51 Nalagarh Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Lakhvinder Rana
52 Doon Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Ram Kumar
53 Solan (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Dhani Ram Shandil
54 Kasauli (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Vinod Sultanpuri
55 Pachhad (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Gangu Ram Musafir
56 Nahan Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Kush Parmar
57 Renukaji (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Vinay Kumar
58 Paonta Sahib Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Sardar Onkar Singh
59 Shillai Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Harshwardhan Singh
60 Chopal Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Subhash Manglate
61 Theog Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Mrs Vidya Stokes
62 Kasumpati Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Anirudh Singh
63 Shimla Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Harish Janartha
64 Shimla Rural Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Virbhadra Singh
65 Jubbal-Kotkhai Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Rohit Thakur
66 Rampur (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Nand Lal
67 Rohru (SC) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Mohan Lal Brakta
68 Kinnaur (ST) Seat Congress Candidate Name 2012:  Jagat Singh Negi

Himachal Pradesh(HP) Voter List - Check your Name in HP Election Voting List 2012

Himachal Pradesh (HP) Voter List: If you are looking to vote in upcoming 4th November 2012 and want to find whether your name is included in voter list or not, there is good news by govt of Himachal Pradesh (HP). Now govt provide facility to check your name form Election commission website.
1. Just Login to HP Govt. website Link
http://hp.gov.in/electionsearch/Search.aspx
2. Now you will get window with various details
3. Now select your District and Constituency and other details as provided here.
4. Now after filling details CLICK over SEARCH BUTTON.
5. Now you will get the name in search result. if you have entered correct data and your name is in Voter list.

HLP Candidates for HP Election 2012

HLP Candidates for HP Election 2012: Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP) has announced 6 candidates for the HP Vidhan Sabha elections 2012. Following is complete list of HLP Candidates
Dullo Ram HLP Candidate from Palampur  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Naveen Dhiman HLP Candidate from – Pragpur  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Durgesh Pal HLP Candidate from  Dehra  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Balbir Chaudary HLP Candidate from  Shahpur  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Ravinder Inddi HLP Candidate from  Jwali  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Bachchan Singh …….Jaisinghpur  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Deepak Nag HLP Candidate from  Sulha  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
KD Dharmani HLP Candidate from  Ghumarwin  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Daulat Ram HLP Candidate from  Bilaspur  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Kashmir Chand Jamwal HLP Candidate from  Janduta  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Babu Ram Mandyal HLP Candidate from  Naudaun  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Satish Banyal HLP Candidate from – Barsar  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Ninju Ram HLP Candidate from  Rampur  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
O.P. Kant HLP Candidate from  Solan  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Maheshwer Singh HLP Candidate from  Kullu  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Nand Lal HLP Candidate from  Ani  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Veer Chand Thakur HLP Candidate from  Manali  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Shyama Sharma HLP Candidate from  Nahan  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Ram Lal HLP Candidate from  Paonta Sahib  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Ram Lok HLP Candidate from  Chintpurni  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Sunita Kheryal HLP Candidate from  Kutlehar  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Narender Parmar HLP Candidate from  Gagret  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Harish Sharma HLP Candidate from  Mandi Sadar  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Netra Sungh HLP Candidate from – Balh  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat
Kapil Dev HLP Candidate from – Dhrang  Himachal Vidhan sabha Seat

HSP Candidates for HP Election 2012

HSP Candidates for HP Election 2012: Himachal Swbhaviman Party (HSP) has announced 16 candidates for the ensuing Vidhan Sabha elections 2012 in Himachal Pradesh. HSP President Subhash Sharma has declared the list of candidates. Following is the list of candidates:
1) Jaswan Pragpur: Dinesh Thakur
2) Sundernagar Nagar: Joginder Singh
3) Sulah: Bal Krishan sharma
4) Shimla: Deshbandhu Sood
5) Baijnath: Om parkash
6) Palampur: Rama Guleria
7) Naachan: Thakur das
8) Chintpurni: Joginder Pal singh
9) Nagrota Bagwan: Mulkh Raj
10) Kangra: Ram Sroop Verma
11) Dharamsala: Seema Pathania
12) Kutlaihr: Sandeep modgil
13) Solan: Prem Kashyap
14) Gagret: Dr. Sureder surya
15) Dhoon: Bhagwan dass Choudhry
16) Haroli: Sanjay sharma

Toshali National Crafts Mela, Bhubaneswar

Toshali National Crafts Mela is a unique showcase of the spirit of rural India. This event provides a huge platform for various talented artists, painters, weavers, sculptors and craftsmen from around the country as well as other SAARC nations to display their creativity. An ambience resembling the typical setting of Indian Rural Haat is created to infuse life into this unique concept. This 13-day long Mela gives an opportunity to the visitors to interact with nationally and internationally acclaimed craftsmen and buy their exclusive creations. Various stalls display some of the best handicrafts and handlooms of India like cane craft from North East, chiki woodcraft from Kashmir, wood and cane inlay work from South India, oxidized jewellery, sea-shell decorations from Rajasthan, patola and bandhni from Gujarat and Rajasthan, ikat of Odisha, chikan from Lucknow, kantha from Tripura & West Bengal, kanjeevaram from the South are found in this mela. Besides, many colourful cultural programmes and food stalls with variety of delicacies add to the attraction of the Toshali National Crafts Mela.

BJP Candidates for HP Election 2012 | HP Polls BJP Candidates Name

BJP Candidates for HP Election 2012 List: Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) declares Candidate Name for Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Election 2012. BJP declares 45 candidates in First List while remaining candidates name are declared later. The complete list are declared as follow:
BJP Candidate's Name for HP Election 2012:
Hamirpur Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Prem Kumar Dhumal
Sujanpur Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Urmil Thakur
Bhoranj Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Ishwar Dass Dhiman
Badsar Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Baldev Sharma
Nadaun Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Vijay Agnihotri
Banjar Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Khimi Ram
Shahpur Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Sarveen Chaudhary
Joginder Nagar Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Thakur Gulab Singh
Dharamsala Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Kishan Kapoor
Jubbal Kotkhai Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Narinder Bragta
Siraj Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Jairam Thakur
Dharampur Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Thakur Mahender Singh
Una Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Satpal Satti
Nahan Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Rajiv Bindal
Churah Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Hansraj
Chamba Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: BK Chouhan
Dalhousie Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Renu Chaddha
Bhatiyat Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Vikram Jarial
Noorpur Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Ranveer Singh Nikka
Jaswan-Pragpur Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Vikram Thakur
Sulah Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Bipan Singh Parmar
Nagrota-Bagwan Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Mangal Chaudhary
Shahapur Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Sarveen Chaudhary
Dharmashala Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Kishan Kapoor
Palampur Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Praveen Sharma
Lahaul-Spiti Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Ramlal Markandaya.
Manali Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Govind Thakur
Banjar Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Khimi Ram
Anni (SC) Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Kishori Lal
Siraj Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Jairam Thakur
Darang Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Jawahar Singh Thakur
Joginder Nagar Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Gulab Singh Thakur
Dharampur Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Mahendra Thakur
Mandi Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Durga Dutt Thakur
Balh (S.C) Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Inder Singh Gandhi.
Bhoranj (SC) Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Ishwar Das Dhiman
Sujanpur Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Urmil Thakur
Hamirpur Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Premkumar Dhumal
Badsar Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Baldev Sharma
Nadaun Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Vijay Agnihotri.
Una district - Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012:
Chintapurni (SC) Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Balbeer Chaudhary
Una Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Satpal Singh Satti
Kutlahar Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Virendra Kanwar.
Bilaspur district - Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012:
Jhandutta (SC) Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Rikhi Ram Kaundal
ShriNainaDevi Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Randheer Sharma.
Aarki Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Govind Ram Sharma
Nalagarh Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: KL Thakur
Doon Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Vinod Chandel
Kasauli (SC) Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Rajeev Sehjal
Sirmaur district - Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012:
Pacchad (SC) Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Suresh Kashyap
Nahan Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Rajeev Bindal
ShriRenukaJi (SC) Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Hirda Ram
PontaSaheb Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Sukhram Chaudhary
Shillai Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Baldev Tomar.
Theog Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Rakesh Varma
Kusumpati Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Prem Singh Thakur
Shimla Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Suresh Bhardwaj
Jubbal-Kotkhai Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Narendra Bragata
Rampur (SC) Seat BJP Candidate Name for HP Polls 2012: Prem Singh Drek.

NCP Candidates for HP Assembly Elections 2012

NCP Candidates for HP Elections 2012: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to file total 12 candidates for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh. The elections to the 68-member assembly will be held Nov 4 and the results will be declared Dec 20.  Here is complete list of NCP candidates for HP Assembly Election 2012.
1. NCP candidate for Shimla (Urban) Seat: Radha Raman Shastri
2. NCP candidate for Arki Seat: Col Bhagat Singh
3. NCP candidate for Kasauli Seat: Janki Ram Chauhan
4. NCP candidate for Nalagarh Seat: Gautam
5. NCP candidate for Dehra Seat: Sushma Chaudhari
6. NCP candidate for Jawali Seat: Aman Dhawan
7. NCP candidate for Baijnath Seat: Vijay Kumar
8. NCP candidate for Indora Seat: Tilak Raj
9. NCP candidate for Joginder Nagar Seat: Jagdish Bhist 
10. NCP candidate for Nahan Seat: Rajiv Sharma
11. NCP candidate for Kinnaur Seat: Sunder Dev Negi
12. NCP candidate for Bharmour Seat: Madan Bariyal

HP Election 2012 LJP Candidates Name, List

HP Election 2012 LJP Candidates Name, List: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Wednesday announced names of 10 party candidates for Himachal Pradesh assembly election 2012. Releasing the list, Himachal Lok Jan Shakti Party chief Sadanand Chauhan, a former MLA, said he would contest from Nahan seat. The Candidates names are listed below. Names of some more party candidates for the assembly election would be announced soon, Chauhan said.
HP Election 2012 LJP Candidates Name:
1. Nahan Seat LJP Candidate for HP Assembly Election 2012: Sadanand Chauhan
2. Chopal Seat LJP Candidate for HP Assembly Election 2012: Ramla Ramta
3. Mandi Sadar Seat LJP Candidate for HP Assembly Election 2012: Krishan Singh
4. Rohru Seat LJP Candidate for HP Assembly Election 2012: Shoorvir Singh
5. Shillai Seat LJP Candidate for HP Assembly Election 2012: Ajay Chauhan
6. Manali Seat LJP Candidate for HP Assembly Election 2012: Janak Raj
7. Banjar Seat LJP Candidate for HP Assembly Election 2012: Teja Ram
8. Jwali Seat LJP Candidate for HP Assembly Election 2012: Chander Shekhar
9. Drang Seat LJP Candidate for HP Assembly Election 2012: Heera Lal

HP Assembly Election 2012 Seats, Candidate Name | Complete List

Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Seats Candidates Name, List for 68 Seats: Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Election will be held 4th November 2012. Himachal Pradesh has 68 assembly seats, with 17 reserved for SCs and 3 for ST. HP Assembly Election/ Vidhan sabha Election will be between three main Political Parties which is Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Indian National Congress and Independent candidates apart from small parties like BSP, CPI, SP, BSP and NCP. Here is list of Candidates for this seat from different parties for HP Assembly Election seat 2012. The results of HP Polls will be announced on December 20, 2012 on our website. Himachal Pradesh (HP) legislative assembly election, 2012 is due to be held in Himachal Pradesh, India in 2012 after the five-year term of the incumbent state legislature and government expires following the assembly elections of 2007. The election will choose 68 MLAs to the Vidhan Sabha.
HP Assembly Seats Candidates Name, List 2012:
1 Churah (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
2 Bharmour (ST) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
3 Chamba Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
4 Dalhousie Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
5 Bhattiyat Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
6 Nurpur Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
7 Indora (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
8 Fatehpur Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
9 Jawali Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
10 Dehra Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
11 Jaswan-Pragpur Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
12 Jawalamukhi Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
13 Jaisinghpur (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
14 Sullah Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
15 Nagrota Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
16 Kangra Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
17 Shahpur Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
18 Dharamshala Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
19 Palampur Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
20 Baijnath (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
21 Lahaul and Spiti (ST) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
22 Manali Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
23 Kullu Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
24 Banjar Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
25 Anni (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
26 Karsog (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
27 Sundernagar Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
28 Nachan (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
29 Seraj Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
30 Darang Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
31 Jogindernagar Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
32 Dharampur Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
33 Mandi Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
34 Balh (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
35 Sarkaghat Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
36 Bhoranj (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
37 Sujanpur Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
38 Hamirpur Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
39 Barsar Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
40 Nadaun Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
41 Chintpurni (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
42 Gagret Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
43 Haroli Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
44 Una Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
45 Kutlehar Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
46 Jhanduta (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
47 Ghumarwin Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
48 Bilaspur Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
49 Sri Naina Devi ji Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
50 Arki Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
51 Nalagarh Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
52 Doon Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
53 Solan (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
54 Kasauli (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
55 Pachhad (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
56 Nahan Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
57 Sri Renukaji (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
58 Paonta Sahib Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
59 Shillai Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
60 Chopal Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
61 Theog Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
62 Kasumpti Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
63 Shimla Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
64 Shimla Rural Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
65 Jubbal-Kotkhai Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
66 Rampur (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
67 Rohru (SC) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012
68 Kinnaur (ST) Seat Candidates Name for HP Assembly Elections 2012

HP Election Schedule 2012

Chief Election Commission VS Sampath held a press conference today where he announced the poll dates and plan for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh poll.  Assembly elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 13 and 17, while polls in Himachal Pradesh will take place on November 4, the Election Commission announced today. Counting of votes will take place in the two states on December 20, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath said. The notifications for the two phases of Gujarat elections will be issued on November 17 and 23 and for Himachal on October 10. "The Model Code of Conduct has come into operation from this very moment (with the announcement of polls). The EC will enforce it strictly and will monitor all activities related to the elections in these states," Sampath said. 
Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2012 Schedule:
Election Notification: 10th October 2012
Date of making nominations: 17th October 2012
Scrutiny of applications: 18th October 2012
Last date of Name Withdrawal: 20th October 2012
Polling: 04th November 2012
Counting: 20th December 2012

HP Election Results on 20th December 2012

Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Election will be held on 4th November 2012. The results of HP Polls will be announced on December 20, 2012. Himachal Pradesh (HP)legislative assembly election, 2012 is due to be held in Himachal Pradesh, India in 2012 after the five-year term of the incumbent state legislature and government expires following the assembly elections of 2007. The election will choose 68 MLAs to the Vidhan Sabha.
Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2012 Schedule:
Election Notification: 10th October 2012
Date of making nominations: 17th October 2012
Scrutiny of applications: 18th October 2012
Last date of Name Withdrawal: 20th October 2012
Polling: 04th November 2012
Counting: 20th December 2012

HP Election 2012 date - 4th November 2012

Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Election will be held on 4th November 2012. The results of HP Polls will be announced on December 20, 2012. Himachal Pradesh (HP)legislative assembly election, 2012 is due to be held in Himachal Pradesh, India in 2012 after the five-year term of the incumbent state legislature and government expires following the assembly elections of 2007. The election will choose 68 MLAs to the Vidhan Sabha.
Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2012 Schedule:
Election Notification: 10th October 2012
Date of making nominations: 17th October 2012
Scrutiny of applications: 18th October 2012
Last date of Name Withdrawal: 20th October 2012
Polling: 04th November 2012
Counting: 20th December 2012

HP Election on 4th November 2012

Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Election will be held on 4th November 2012. The results of HP Polls will be announced on December 20, 2012. Himachal Pradesh (HP)legislative assembly election, 2012 is due to be held in Himachal Pradesh, India in 2012 after the five-year term of the incumbent state legislature and government expires following the assembly elections of 2007. The election will choose 68 MLAs to the Vidhan Sabha.
Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2012 Schedule:
Election Notification: 10th October 2012
Date of making nominations: 17th October 2012
Scrutiny of applications: 18th October 2012
Last date of Name Withdrawal: 20th October 2012
Polling: 04th November 2012
Counting: 20th December 2012

Odisha GK Quiz No. 3

Odisha General Knowledge (GK) Questions Paper No. 3:  Odisha General Knowledge (GK) Sample Question Paper No. 3 with Collection of Objective GK Question Papers  as part of Odisha GK Questions for Various examinations Odisha PSC, OPSC, Odisha SSC, Teachers Exam, Judicial Exam, Odisha police exam and other competitive examinations by Odisha State Government.  Odisha GK website, Forum and Blog for preparation of competitive examinations. Odisha General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions are also available with Quiz with Odisha GK Quiz articles.
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Odisha GK Sample Question Paper 3:
1. When was Odisha separated from Bihar?
A. 7 January 1948
B. 1 April 1936
C. 8 August 1952
D. 1 November 1956
Ans: B. 1 April 1936

2. Which water body is to the east of Odisha?
A. Bay of Bengal
B. Arabian Sea
C. Gulf of Cambay
D. Gulf of Kutch
Ans: A. Bay of Bengal

3. Which state is to the west of Odisha?
A. Assam
B. Karnataka
C. Chhattisgarh
D. Sikkim
Ans: C. Chhattisgarh

4. Which state is to the south of Odisha?
A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Himachal Pradesh
D. Uttar Pradesh
Ans: A. Andhra Pradesh

5. Which is the capital of Odisha?
A. Cuttack
B. Rourkela
C. Bhubaneshwar
D. Sambalpur
Ans: C. Bhubaneshwar

6. Which chief minister of Odisha voted in Lok Sabha’s vote of confidence in April 1999?
A. Nandini Satpathi
B. Giridhar Gomango
C. Biju Patnaik
D. Tathagatha Satpathi
Ans: B. Giridhar Gomango

7. Which is the highest point in Odisha?
A. Malaya Hill
B. Megasini Hill
C. Udayagiri
D. Mahendra Hill
Ans: D. Mahendra Hill

8. Which is the largest lake in Odisha?
A. Lake Karewa
B. Nangin Lake
C. Chilka Lake
D. Dal Lake
Ans: C. Chilka Lake

9. Which is the official language of Odisha?
A. Santhali
B. Hindi
C. Sadri
D. Oriya
Ans: D. Oriya

10. What is the area of Odisha?
A. 21,478 sq. mi.
B. 60,119 sq. mi.
C. 52,312 sq. mi.
D. 41,507 sq. mi.
Ans: B. 60,119 sq. mi.

Odisha GK Quiz No. 2

Odisha General Knowledge (GK) Questions Paper No. 2:  Odisha General Knowledge (GK) Sample Question Paper No. 1 with Collection of Objective GK Question Papers  as part of Odisha GK Questions for Various examinations Odisha PSC, OPSC, Odisha SSC, Teachers Exam, Judicial Exam, Odisha police exam and other competitive examinations by Odisha State Government.  Odisha GK website, Forum and Blog for preparation of competitive examinations. Odisha General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions are also available with Quiz with Odisha GK Quiz articles.
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Odisha GK Sample Question Paper 2:
1. What is the capital of Orissa ?
Answer: Bhuvaneshwar

2. Which is the state animal of Odisha ?
Answer: Elephant, Sambar

3. Which Indian state is known as “Soul of India” ?
Answer: Orissa

4. Which Indian state was known as Kalinga in ancient age ?
Answer: Odisha

5. Which Indian state was known as Utkala in ancient age ?
Answer: Odisha

6. Which Indian state was known as Udra desh in ancient age ?
Answer: Odisha

7. What is the name of classical dance of Orissa ?
Answer: Odissi

8. Which dance is known as Sculpture in Motion ?
Answer: Odissi

9. What is the former capital of Orissa ?
Answer: Cuttack

10. Which is the first state to privatize the production and distribution of electricity in India ?
Answer: Odisha

11. Which Indian state has highest percentage of poverty rate in India ?
Answer: Orissa

12. Which is the first state to eradicate Malaria in India ?
Answer:  Odisha

13. Who is the first chief minister of Orissa ?
Answer: Harekrushna Mahatab

14. Who is the present chief minister of Orissa ?
Answer: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha General Knowledge Question and Answers

Odisha General Knowledge (GK) Question and Answers:  Odisha General Knowledge (GK) Sample Question Paper No. 1 with Collection of Objective GK Question Papers  as part of Odisha GK Questions for Various examinations Odisha PSC, OPSC, Odisha SSC, Teachers Exam, Judicial Exam, Odisha police exam and other competitive examinations by Odisha State Government.  Odisha GK website, Forum and Blog for preparation of competitive examinations. Odisha General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions are also available with Quiz with Odisha GK Quiz articles.
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Odisha GK Sample Question Paper 1

1. Odisha’s Annapurna Maharana was related to which among the following fields?
A. Freedom fighter
B. Lawyer
C. Journalist
D. Poet
Ans: A

2. India’s first satellite Aryabhata was launched from
A. Soviet Union
B. America
C. India
D. Israel
Ans: A

3. Which of the following is the first Oriya newspaper?
A. Utkal Deepika
B. Utkal Patra
C. Utkal Darpana
D. Sambalpur Heitishini
Ans: Utkal Deepika

4. Who among the following is well known as “Ghandi of Odisha”?
A. Fakir Mohan Senapati
B. Utkal Gourav Madhusudha Das
C. Pandit Gopabandhu Das
D. Nilakantha Das
Ans: C

5. Which of the following is the largest river of Odisha?
A. Subernarekha
B. Mahanadi
C. Brahmani
D. Vasandara
Ans: B

6. Which of the following district of Odisha soon going to be hub of the “World Filigree Centre”?
A. Cuttack
B. Khorda
C. Debagarh
D. Ganjam
Ans: C

7. Danda Nata is a ritual and popular dance performed in which district of Odisha?
A. Angul
B. Boudh
C. Cuttack
D. Debagarh
Ans: B

8. Which number is famously known as Ramanujan-Hardy number
A. 1004
B. 1992
C. 1309
D. 1729
ANS: D

9. The winner of the Jnanpith Award for the year 2011 is __:
A. Surendra Mohanty
B. Kanhu Charan Mohanty
C. Pratibha Ray
D. Gopinath Mohanty
Ans: C

10. Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) programme is a scheme of __:
A. Manipur
B. Assam
C. Bihar
D. Odisha
Ans: B

Bali Jatra Festival

Bali Jatra Festival: Exactly on the dates of Karam Festival, the tribal people of Koraput observe the festival of Bali Jatra. Beginning from the eleventh day of the bright half of the month of Bhadrab it continues upto the full-moon. The beginning of the festival begins with Nuakhia (first eating) feast on which new rice is eaten. The festival takes the name for planting of various grains in the wet sand (Bali) brought from a nearby stream and is placed on a structure called Balijatra or sand house. This is an occasion for a number of other celebrations too. Men and women put on fancy dresses and rejoice with drinking, feasting, dancing and singing. In some areas a swing is set up with its seat studded with sharp nails and on this a Bejju (witch doctor) is made to swing. Goats, fowls and pigeons are sacrificed. The Bejju then walks on the bed of live charcoal. He dances in trance for all the three days with intermittent rest during which he propheses both good and evil portends to grant boons to the people. Peculiarly the ritual of swinging on a seat of nails and fire-walking is observed by the low-caste Hindus of the coastal areas during the Pana Sankranti festival. It may be that the tribal people have adopted the ritual from the Hindus as such rituals are not in the tradition of tribal culture