The ban on sale of cattle for slaughter is all set to hit small and marginal farmers hard in Odisha which is not a beef consuming State.
Odisha, which had been spared by cow vigilantism, saw a group of self-proclaimed ‘gau rakshaks’ assault the station manager and four others at the Bhubaneswar railway station.
It may take 10 days to stabilise production and the collapse would affect downstream output as well.
Instructions have also been issued to the police officers and the combing police parties to coordinate with their counterparts in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh.
A physically challenged minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth inside the premises of Lord Jagannath temple.
The victim, a class VIII drop out was kidnapped by Nayak and kept in his house at Khuntuni since then. The girl was allegedly in a relationship with Jaya.
Mayurbhanj district has witnessed the highest 114 rape cases during 2016-17 followed by 114 in Balasore district.
In Sambalpur district, the final tally of BJP stood at 13 out of total 18 ZP seats after BJP candidates grabbed the two ZP seats which went to poll in the final phase.
The BJP continued to make inroads into traditional BJD strongholds in the fifth phase polls.
While highest voter turn out of 88 per cent was reported in Subarnapur district, the lowest 67 per cent polling had been received in Ganjam district.
An Assistant Sub-Inspector and three constables were injured in the heavy brick-bating as miscreants pelted stones at vehicles carrying poll personnel and ballot boxes.
Change in political dynamics has led to electoral violence, but no Maoist disturbance reported in the State so far.
Houses ransacked, people attacked after 4th phase of polls in Kendrapara and J’singhpur
The BJD said it would be misleading to conclude that there has been a popular upsurge in favour of the saffron party.
There is a possibility of Congress forming the Zilla Parishad council in Rayagada district if it can win in all the four ZP seats which will go to polls in the fifth phase.