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Farmers Hit Streets Demanding Drought-Hit Status For Nuapada

Nuapada: Palpable tension prevailed in Khasbahal panchayat under Khariar block of the district after farmers along with the locals staged a 12-hour road blockade today over various demands including drought-hit status to their panchayat.

According to sources, road communication between Khariar and Bhawanipatna was severely disrupted due to the protest staged near Dohelpada village, which also gained support from 'Nikhil Utkal Chasi Muliya Sangha' and other organisations in the district.The agitating locals have also been demanding release of pending crop insurance along with provision of water facilities from the Lower Indra Irrigation project.Alleging that the local administration has not paid any heed to their repeated requests, the protesters threatened that they would continue their protest until their demands are fulfilled.Getting information, Khariar police reached the spot and held discussion with the agitating locals.

Team leaves for Kathmandu to bring Kalpana Das's mortal remains

Bhubaneswar: The three-member team formed to bring the mortal remains of Odisha mountaineer Kalpana Das departed for Kathmandu today.The team comprise...

11 places record temperature above 40 degree Celsius in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continued to reel under acute heatwave conditions with temperature crossing 40 degree Celsius mark in 11 places in the state today...

Thunderstorm and rainfall alert for 9 Odisha dists

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and rainfall alert for nine districts of Odisha till ...

Ganja consignment seized from Badambadi, two held

Cuttack: Excise sleuths have seized a ganja consignment from Badambadi Bus Stand in Cuttack and arrested two persons involved in illegal trade on Satu...