In another such incident, as many as 30 passengers sustained injuries, three of them critically, as a passenger bus overturned on Ranipathar ghaati in Kandhamal district in the wee hours of Tuesday.
The State Government effected a minor reshuffle in the senior OAS officers’ level on Monday, according to a notification issued by the General Administration Department.
In another man-animal conflict, a man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Balanga village under Purunakote police station in Angul district early this morning.
In a criminal act, a miscreant hurled bombs at Athagarh BJD MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain’s house at Chandinichowk in Cuttack city late on Monday night.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesperson Dr Ajay Kumar and Pradesh Congress Committee president Prasad Harichandan on Monday pooh-poohed celebration of completion of three years in governance by both the Narendra Modi Government at the Centre and the Naveen Patnaik Government in the State terming them as anti-farmer respectively.
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to sanction for opening of Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) at seven more places in Odisha.
The State administration on Tuesday said that out of 62 Sunstroke death allegations received from 18 districts eight cases have been confirmed as sunstroke deaths so far.
Noted film producer and industrialist Akshaya Parija has demanded formulation of a Special Film Policy for development of Odia film industry. He said if the State Government comes out with a policy, then it will boost the Odia cinema industry.
Even as the Indian Meteorological Department predicted an early onset of Monsoon in Odisha this year, around nine cities in the State recorded temperature above 43 degree Celsius today. Titilagarh remained at the top of teh heat list today with 47 degree Celsius.
The National Career Service Centre under the Ministry of Labour and Employment is going to provide free coaching class and incentives for the ST and SC students in the State to make them success in competitive examinations conducted by different employment boards.