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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.

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...