Section: Odisha

Bargarh farmer suicide: Assembly Standing Committee to probe

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The Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries and Animal Resources will conduct a probe into Bargarh farmer Hadu Bagarty suicide matter. Speaker Niranjan Pujari directed this in the State Assembly on Tuesday.

Chit fund: CBI verifies vehicle pass details at Assembly

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A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the multi-thousand-crore chit fund scam in the State, on Tuesday verified the details of vehicle passes issued by Odisha Legislative Assembly to MLAs and MPs at the Assembly Secretariat, sources said.

Man beaten to death over land dispute in Sundargarh

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In a tragic incident a man was beaten to death in Amasagedi village of Sundergarh district over land dispute.

Corruption: Ganjam farmers gherao DDA office

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Adding to the worries of State Government which is already in back foot over farmer suicide and Rs 500 crore agro subsidy scam surfaced recently, farmers in Ganjam held protests before Deputy Director Agriculture’s office. Alleging irregularities in district agriculture sector the protesters demanded immediate action against the corrupt officials.

State gears up for 3-day Yoga event for vulnerable groups in city

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Preparations are in full swing for the proposed three-day Yoga Mahotsav for senior citizens, transgenders, persons with disabilities (PWDs) and victims of drug abuse in the State. The Mahotsav will begin on March 24.

Maoists kill one, release another abducted Rayagada villager

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In another such incident of Maoists brutality, ultras killed one person held hostage by them on March 19 in Rayagada district. However, they released another person.

Sabyasachi gets bail in wife swapping, torture case

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Sabyasachi Mishra, son of industrialist Trailokya Mishra, was arrested on March 16 on charges of dowry torture and wife swapping was granted bail by a lower court here on Tuesday.

Torture: Asha Kiran chief detained at Jatni PS

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Jatni police on Tuesday detained Jatni-based Asha Kiran, a shelter home in Khurda district, chief Hochiminh Sastri in connection with the allegation of torturing inmates.

Elderly woman strangulated to death by looters in Kalahandi

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In a tragic incident, an elderly woman was strangulated to death by a group of looters in Kalahandi district. The incident sparked sharp reaction in the district.

Seaways GM murder case: Top cops grill Bihari

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Senior police officials, including Central Range IG Soumendra Priyadarshi and Jagatsinghpur SP Jayanarayan Pankaj on Tuesday interrogated Ashok Bihari alias Kadir Khan, who was arrested from a slum in Kolkata on Sunday for his alleged involvement in the murder of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Private Limited (SSPL) general manager Mahendra Swain.