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crop-loss pest infestation and drought hit
Crops in over 10,000 hectares pest-infested, 3 districts drought-hit: SRC

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today declared that an area of 10456.64 hectares in as many as 1567 villages in two districts has been infested by pests, Bolangir being the worst-affected. This apart, the State government also declared Kalahandi, Nuapada and Sambalpur districts drought-hit. Based on the field verification reports of the district collectors, the SRC […]

Ruckus in Assembly over unemployment, farmers' issues

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly was on Tuesday adjourned twice due to ruckus by the opposition Congress and the BJP over unemployment and failure of state government to provide drought relief to the affected farmers. While Congress wanted a discussion on the growing unemployment in the state, the BJP said the state government had failed to give […]

BJP activists clash with cops in attempt to barge into Secretariat

Bhubaneswar: A face off ensued between agitating BJP activists and police near the Rabindra Mandap here while the former were trying to barge into the State Secretariat after breaking barricades today. The saffron party members wanted to meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat and were marching towards to the office building. When they […]