The drum, which was kept inside a thatched roof house, accidentally caught fire due to a short-circuit and the explosion took place, a police officer said.
The missile was successfully test-fired last time on June 1 from the same base. The Agni series of missiles are the mainstay of India's nuclear delivery options.
Office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said reports have been sought from districts to ascertain loss of life or property, if any, due to the rains.
This was announced by the Odisha Bigyan Academy under the Science and Technology department, on Wednesday.
As per the IMD, Ganjam, Gajapati, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri and Rayagada districts will continue to receive heavy rainfall till Thursday morning.
Gajapati administration had announced closure of schools and anganwadi centres on the day, while the districts had also kept their administrative machinery ready to deal with any possible eventuality.
In 2019, the number of cases registered under The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act was 22 and it was 24 in 2020.
The review revealed that 44,730 quintal of maize had been collected by the FPOs by the end of November.
The child sex ratio of Odisha has been showing a declining trend since 1961.
The state also was among the top three in achieving conviction.
The higher rate of pendency is attributed to the process of documentation by the police and specialised wings such as EOW.
A large number of landless families in Bhubaneswar and Jatni tehsils will benefit from the decision of the government.
This would keep very old vehicles out of the road and benefit defaulting vehicle owners who were unable to pay taxes.
Odisha is among the top six states so far as crime against children is concerned.
Several leaders have reportedly demanded that the Jagannath temple issue be completely dropped from the party’s campaign as it will not be beneficial for it.
Consequently, rail communication between Visakhapatnam towards Koraput and neighbouring Jagadalpur was impacted.
Jagannath had engaged the juvenile as a helper in his fast food joint
An ODRAF team is stationed in Malkangiri, ready to deploy as per requirements.
Villagers recount perilous journeys to nearby places, sometimes resorting to walking along train tracks.
While one of them died on the spot, three others sustained injuries and were taken to a private hospital for treatment.