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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.

Maoist posters surface in Rayagada village

Kalyansinghpur: With just a day left for the 72nd Independence Day celebration, Maoist posters have resurfaced at various locations in Parsali village...

11 kg ganja seized, 3 held in Rourkela

Rourkela : The Plant Site police seized huge quantities of ganja and arrested three persons for illegally possessing them from a secluded place under ...

Thousands of fish found dead in river at Paradip

Paradip : A large number of fish were seen floating on the water of Sahara Machhyadia river at Paradip, much to the worry of fishermen and environment...

Met predicts intense rainfall for 16 Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre today issued thunderstorm and lightning along with intense rainfall for as many as 16 districts in ...