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Brunda Sahu did not avail Crop Loans, claims Damodar Rout

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister Dr. Damodar Rout told the media that Bargarh farmer Brunda Sahu, who had committed suicide, owing to pest menace, did not avail any crop loans and was not under any debt burden.

Dr. Rout also said that reason behind Brunda Sahu's suicide remains unclear and investigation is on to ascertain the truth. Agriculture Minister's statement came on the basis of report submitted by District Collector and SP.

However, local residents reacted to the statement, saying Brunda Sahu had taken loans from the unofficial lenders at a high rate of interest.

Cops-Lawyers Spat: Orissa HC Postpones Hearing To Nov 15

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court, which was about to hear the ongoing cops-laywers spat today, postponed the hearing again to November 15 as the Crime B...

One coach of Dhauli Express derails near Panskura in WB, no casualties

Bhubaneswar: Passengers of the Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express had a narrow escape after one coach of the train derailed between Bhogpur and Panskura in We...

Chitta Jena, Veteran Odia singer, passes away at 76

Cuttack: Veteran Odia singer Chitta Ranjan Jena breathed his last at a private hospital in Cuttack this morning. He was 76.According to family sources...

Dreaded Criminal Benu Barik Nabbed After Encounter In Ganjam

Ganjam: Continuing its crackdown on anti-social elements, Police today arrested hardcore dacoit Benu Barik after an encounter near Ramapada forest und...