State

Farmer suicide: Technical team begins probe in Bargarh

Bargarh, Nov 2: The three-member technical team headed by Agriculture Department Deputy Director Pramod Mohanty today started its probe to find out the reasons behind the massive pest attack on paddy fields resulting in the suicide of farmers in Bargarh.

Sources said the three-member team also comprising of Manoj Panda and Basanta Kuamr Patnaik are raiding pesticide shops in Bargarh town and examining its quality. Farmers in the region alleged that pesticide supplied to them by the Government and also those available in open market was of substandard quality which led to the damage of crops forcing distressed farmers to end life.

Meanwhile, the State has asked the Collectors of eight districts to conduct an inquiry on the damage of crop due to pest attack and submit a report by Friday.

Bijepur by-poll: Union Min Smriti Irani to hit campaign trail tomorrow

Bargarh: Union Minister Smriti Irani hit the campaign trail in Bijepur for the ensuing by-poll to the Bijepur assembly constituency on Tuesday. She wi...

Kotia village row: OHRC seeks reports from RDC, Koraput Collector

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission has directed the state government to submit factual reports on the development in the Kotia villages o...

Naveen to hit campaign trail for BJD on Feb 20-21 in Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: As the campaign for Bijepur by-poll has picked up momentum, Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik will hit the campaign trail i...

Attack on Pandian's residence: Another accused held from Jharpada

Bhubaneswar: The Twin City Commissionerate Police have arrested one more person in connection with the attack on official residence of V Karthikeyan P...