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Odisha CM writes to Arun Jaitley on crop loans

Bhubaneswar,November 20: ‎ Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik writes a letter to Union 

Finance minister Arun Jaitely not to hike interest rate on crop loans. 

In a letter to Union Finance Minister, CM Patnaik demands not to hike interest rate on short-term as well as mid-term crop loans. CM asks for 3% incentive to mid-term crop loanee on repayment of loan on time. 

Village Guard among four kidnapped by Maoists in Kalahandi

Kalahandi: At least four persons, including three villagers and a Gram Rakhi (village guard) were allegedly abducted by Maoists from Lakhpadar village...

Crime situation has remained control due to effective policing in the State: CM

Bhubaneswar: The law and order situation in the State has largely remained peaceful with no major incident. The overall crime situation has also remai...

BJD to stage State-wide stir to protest against cash crunch in ATMs tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BIju Janata Dal (BJD) today blamed the Centre for ATMs running dry across the country and decided to resort to agitation on Sa...

Fire in Sameleswari Express; passengers safe

Sambalpur: Passengers had a close shave even as a fire erupted in an AC coach of the Samaleswari Express train at Jharsuguda early this morning.Accord...