The deceased, Triloka Sahoo, was a resident of Gundurapashi village in Gondia block. He had complained of chest pain, following which his family members admitted him to Sriramchandrapur Community Health Centre in Gondia.
Thousands of teachers in Odisha’s block-grant schools and colleges on Wednesday evening stepped up their agitation in Bhubaneswar, reiterating a four-year-old allegation of discrimination in pay and perks in comparision with regular state government teachers.
Leader of Opposition and Congress leader Narasingha Mishra said he had written to the CM several times on the issue, but not received any acknowledgment.
The BJP president's visit to the state follows his tour of West Bengal and Manipur. The saffron party had stated in the past that it would experience a "golden era" after it comes to power in Odisha and West Bengal.
The victim was missing since Thursday and was feared dead. Police sources in Anugul say that on Sunday night they found her staying with relatives in Jagatsinghpur.
According to OPWD officials, Thursday’s accident happened due to “carelessness of the workers”, and “the contractor should have sensitised them, but they made certain mistakes”.
According to the FIR, the man committed the crime at his house where he stays alone. The accused has been arrested based on the FIR and investigations are on, the police said. "The police arrested the man who allegedly sexually abused the minor girl after luring her with chocolates and money.
Unable to run the house amid the uproarious scenes, Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat first adjourned the House till 11.30 am, then till 12.50 pm and later till 3 pm.
He said legal action would be taken against the offenders under the Wildlife Protection Act. At least six flex boards bearing the legal provisions have been displayed near the mass nesting site, he added.
The police chief emphasised the importance of adhering to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) during anti-Maoist operations to avert any injury or casualty, officials present at the meeting said.
Ram Navami celebrations in Bhadrak took a violent turn last year after two communities clashed over an allegedly offensive Facebook post about Ram and Sita.
Although police has been investigating into the case over the past one month, there has been no significant headway so far.
Under the mission, millet cultivation took place around 7,444 acres of land across seven district during kharif 2017-18 and now the state government seeks to take this programme to another 55 blocks in four new districts, he said.
Doctors and women cell officials, who examined the girl in the aftermath of the rape allegations said that she had no injuries compatible with the nature of the allegations.
The state's Finance Minister S B Behera will present the annual budget for the year 2018-19 on March 23, the notification said, adding that the session will be held in two phases.
The gift was given to the couple by an unidentified person at the marriage reception on February 21, it exploded when they opened the packet at home.
Naveen Patnaik alleged that the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh had hatched a conspiracy to obstruct flow of water in Mahanadi by constructing projects on upstream of the river.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also urged the Centre to change the fund-sharing pattern of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) from 75:25 to 90:10 between the Centre and state, respectively.
"We will be winning the Bijepur by-poll with good margin. Our development and welfare works are the basis of our confidence," said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pataik.
Several policemen were injured and Sub-divisional Police Officer Abakash Routray sustained injuries on head, which police sources say are “very serious”.
Sources in the home department said that the government is in search of an efficient IPS officer, with adequate experience in the CBI, to head the SIT probe.
The Union Minister said if the state government had no confidence in the CBI, it could also go for a court-monitored inquiry by a Special Investigation Team. He also alleged that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was yet to review the case.
"BJD president Naveen Patnaik has suspended Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda from the primary membership of the BJD," Patro told reporters.
Shops, business establishments, markets, offices, banks and financial institutions remained shut, while vehicular movement came to a grinding halt across the state during the shutdown, police said.
The girl had on October 10 last year alleged that she was raped by "four men in uniform" at Kunduli while she was returning to her home at Musaguda village in the Naxal-hit Koraput district