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Bargarh: Farmers demand loan waiver, Compenssation, block NH

Bargarh: Pressing for a five-point charter of demands, including compensation for damaged crops and loan waiver, farmers from Sial-khandahata and Mahulipali Panchayats under Bheden block in Bargarh district staged a road blockade today.

The farmers blocked the national highway (NH) connecting Godabhaga and Sonepur near Mahulipali demanding compensation for crop loss due to pest attack and loan waiver for this year's Kharif season. The activists alleged that 55 per cent crops in both the panchayats have been affected by brown plant hoppers. Hence, the government should provide compensation for the loss, said an agitating farmer.

Plus II exams in Odisha to begin on March 7

Bhubaneswar: The annual Plus II examination in Odisha will be held from March 7, 2019, the Council for Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) said on Thurs...

Rose Valley Ponzi Scam: Court Asks Odisha Govt To Refund Money To Investors

Cuttack: The Special Chit Fund Court on Thursday directed the Odisha government to return the chit fund money of the small investors of Rose Valley Po...

Athagarh DFO confirms poaching, one detained

Athagarh: In a major development in the seven-year-old elephant's death in Athagarh, DFO Sasmita Lenka today confirmed poaching behind the death of th...

Bird flu outbreak confirmed in Puri block

Puri: An outbreak of avian influenza, also called bird flu, has been reported from Puri's Krushnaprasad block after samples collected from different p...