Daily Archives: August 11, 2012

Cyclonic circulation triggers heavy rain

The agriculture operations in the state are likely to get a boost as many places received rain under the impact of a cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal in the past 24 hours. Official sources said the total agriculture coverage in the state was reduced by about three lakh hectare by so far compared

Rights body salve to cop torture victim

The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has ordered the state government to pay Rs one lakh in compensation to a man who was allegedly tortured in police custody in April. The OHRC, in its August 7 order, has asked the home department to pay the amount to the victim, Biswanath Pradhan, within four weeks. Pradhan’s

Heavy rain disrupt roadways in Sambalpur

 Heavy rain in Sambalpur district has cut off Naktideul block from the mainland. Traffic movement on Naktiduel-Kisinda road and Naktiduel-Redhakhol road has been completely disrupted since Thursday evening because of the swelling nullah at Paikmal and Bijagarh. Even road communication between Boudh and Redhakhol has been disturbed by the overflowing rainwater in two nullas at