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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.

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...