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Paddy MSP hike row: House panel to meet President now

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution that the Standing Committee on Paddy MSP led by Speaker Pradeep Kumar Amat would visit President Ramnath Kovind and urge him to direct the Union Government to hike minimum support price of paddy to Rs 2,930 at the earliest.

The resolution was passed through a voice vote amid levelling of charges and counter charges among the three political parties, the BJD, the Congress and the BJP. A total of 15 Members, including Agriculture and Farmers' Empowerment Minister Dr Damodar Rout, Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra and BJP Legislature Party Leader KV Singh Deo, participated in the discussion which lasted for about five hours.

Huge cache of contraband seized in Khurdha

Khurdha: A joint team of Khurdha police and excise officials on Friday conducted simultaneous raid at three different places in Khurdha and seized a h...

Four critical in wild boar attack

Athagarh: Four persons sustained grievous injuries after they were attacked by a wild boar at Kandarpur village near Athagarh forest range in Cuttack ...

Man beaten to death in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: A 40-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death at Hirma village near Mundapada under Badamala police limits in Jharsuguda district last n...

After encounter, criminal injured; nabbed in Khurda

Bhubaneswar: In a fierce encounter with local police, a dreaded criminal was injured and subsequently arrested by police near Nirakarpur here on Thurs...