State

Odisha Govt Seeks Report On Damage Of Crops Due To Pest Attack

Bhubaneswar, Nov 2: The Revenue & Disaster Management Department on Wednesday instructed District Collectors of eight districts to submit a detailed report on the damage of crops due to pest attack, following the suicide of a farmer in Bargarh district after torching his pest-affected crops.

In a letter to district collectors of Bargarh, Bolangir, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Koraput, Nuapada, Sambalpur and Subarnapur, Additional Relief Commissioner Mihir Chand Mallick has asked them to conduct necessary joint field verification through the field functionaries of Revenue & Disaster Management and Agriculture & Farmers' Empowerment departments and furnish the report along with detailed information about area under crop loss to the extent of 33% and above to the Department within 2 days.

Cyclone Titli claimed 26 human lives, affected 57L people: SRC

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday confirmed that 26 persons died and about 57 lakh people in 16 districts of the state were affected in th...

Minor girl gang raped in Rourkela, 3 held

Rourkela: Three days after a minor girl was allegedly gang raped in Vedavyas area in Rourkela in the district, police today arrested three persons in ...

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik turns 73

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik turned 73 today. However, Patnaik avoided an extravagant birthday celebra...

Two dead, 2 hurt in head-on collision of trucks in Balasore

Balasore: In a tragic incident, two persons were killed and two others sustained critical injuries in a head-on collision of two trucks near Chapulia ...