When a bus plunged into a gorge wiping out nearly an entire jatra troupe in Odisha, it was a reminder of the lives on the road the state’s 100-odd such groups lead. Photographs: CHANDRA SEKHAR SAHOO
Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak had recently told the Assembly that 2.12 lakh people were found to be suffering from leprosy in the state since 2001.
Class X results declared on May 2, standing fifth among the state’s 30 districts.
Rabindra Jena, who represents Balasore in Odisha, spoke of the peculiar problem saying that the water table has gone so down that one cannot get water even 1,000 feet depth.
With no elephant corridors in place, more and more elephants are falling in wells, dying on train tracks or falling victim to retaliatory attacks after straying from corridors.
“Our operation team is yet to reach the headquarters. We will reveal identity of the Maoists after their return,” Rai said. The police said a few .303 rifle and a 9-mm pistol have been recovered.
CBI is yet to file a chargesheet in the case and is still hunting for the man who set the woman afire.
With declared assets worth Rs 51 crore and his wife’s Shantilata’s as Rs 18 crore, Sanatan Mahakud was one of the richest candidates in 2014 assembly polls.
In districts like Kandhamal, there are places where children have to walk over tightrope to reach the school across a river.
The rising heat has led to increasing number deaths due to sunstroke.
Dilip Bindhani of Padmapur village has been booked under Section 341 and 326 of IPC for allegedly branding the cheeks of his granddaughter.
Though officially it is spring, summer seems to have arrived in Bhubaneswar where the daytime temperature rose dramatically on Monday, at least 7 degrees above the normal temperature.
The outlay for the agriculture sector is about 14.02 per cent of the total outlay.
The increased allocation for farmers and the agriculture sector comes just about eight months before Odisha holds its panchayat polls scheduled in January next year.
Raosaheb P Koche, a 1993-batch IPS officer and now Inspector General Of Police (Cental Range), was questioned Wednesday.