Traders cash in on farmers’ distress

Balasore: As the administration has allegedly delayed opening mandis for paddy procurement, farmers in Sadar and Basta blocks in Balasore have resorted to distress sale. As a result, traders have been taking advantage of the situation. Farmers alleged that there has been no coordination among...

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Shaivite shrine Buddhakhol’s facelift on cards

Buguda: The forest department has initiated efforts for beautification of Buddhakhol– a Shaivite shrine near here in Ganjam district. According to sources, the department has plans to give this tourist spot a facelift and improve basic facilities available here, to attract more tourists from within...

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Woman gangraped in Sambalpur, 4 detained

Sambalpur: A 37-year old woman was allegedly gangraped by four youths at a deserted location in Bareipali here Saturday night. The police have detained four youths in this connection. Local residents found the survivor in a semi-conscious condition near Bareipali. They informed the Ainthapalli police...

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UDAN wings for Jeypore airstrip

Jeypore: Hope for an early launching of flight services from the Jeypore airstrip soared high after the Centre included the airstrip in the UDAN-4 scheme. The matter came to fore at a meeting between Union Civil Aviation Secretary Pradip Singh Khorala and Odisha Chief Secretary...

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