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