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Odisha’s Top 5 News : 8th April

by Nita Mishra

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In this section, we present to you the top 5 news stories from Odisha, carefully curated and summarized for your convenience. Stay informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in the state, and never miss an important news story again.

1.BJP Odisha Deputy President Resigns, Joins BJD

BJP, the deputy president of the party’s Odisha unit, Lekhashree Samantsinghar, has resigned. This comes as a big setback for the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha and state assembly elections. Lekhashree has joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). She is the second BJP Odisha deputy president to resign recently, following Brugu Baxipatra, who resigned from the BJP weeks before the elections and joined the BJD.

2.IMD Warns of Heavy Rain in 14 Odisha Districts

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has given a warning about heavy rain in 14 districts of Odisha. There’s also a warning for thunderstorms and lightning in 8 districts. This alert is for three hours from 7 am in the morning for the districts of Bargarh, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Mayurbhanj, and Keonjhar.

After a hot spell, people in many parts of Odisha finally got some relief from the scorching heat due to rain and thunderstorms on Sunday. Temperatures dropped in most areas, including the cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, after the rain.

3.Six Maoists Nabbed in Chhattisgarh-Odisha Border Area

A team of police and CRPF CoBRA jawans made a big arrest, capturing six dangerous Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma area, near Odisha’s Malkangiri district.

The security forces also found a large cache of weapons, including 19 BGM bombs and gelatin sticks. This is one of the biggest weapons discoveries from Left Wing Extremists in the region.

These Maoists were reportedly involved in attacks and violence against security forces and local people.

4.Odisha Authorities Take Action Against Election Irregularities

During the upcoming general elections, a review meeting was held on Saturday under the chairmanship of State Transport Commissioner Amitabh Thakur to stop illegal allocation processes. All RTA officers of the state participated in this meeting. For the elections, Odisha State Transport Authority, known as STO, is conducting joint inspections with various departments in different districts.
The departments involved in this inspection include the Income Tax Department (IT), Enforcement Directorate (ED), both state and central Goods and Services Tax (GST) commissioners, commercial tax, excise department, and the police department.
So far, during the ongoing investigation in more than 142 locations, checks have been made on 25,610 vehicles. During these checks, illegal items such as ganja, alcohol, money, sarees, gas cylinders, automobile parts, shoes, and more were seized.
A penalty amount of Rs. 12,84,585 has also been collected during the investigation. In coordination with regional transport officers (RTOs) of bordering states, the state will form various teams while keeping in touch with the regional transport officers of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Rourkela, Bargarh, Nuapada, Nawarangpur, Gajapati, etc. districts. These teams will conduct thorough inspections of vehicles coming from both sides, as discussed in this meeting.

5.Water Crisis Worsens in Ganjam District: Rushikulya River Drying Up

Extreme heat in Ganjam district has worsened the already severe water shortage. Rivers and reservoirs are drying up quickly. The Rushikulya river, which is very important for the district, is drying up fast, causing serious problems for residents and farmers.
Ganjam is an agricultural district that relies heavily on rain for farming. Because of the very little rainfall, there is less land available for farming. The decrease in kharif paddy production has left farmers worried about planting rabi crops due to the water shortage.
The water crisis also affected the ‘Maha Baruni Snana’ ceremony on Saturday, where thousands of devotees traditionally take a holy dip in the Rushikulya river. However, due to the river drying up, many had to settle for shallow water, and some even dug pits in the riverbed to get water.
Local farmers are asking the government for help to save the Rushikulya river. The Rushikulya Ryot Mahasabha (RRM) wants the government to make a plan to ensure the river always has water. They say that mismanagement and water diversion are causing the river to dry up. The RRM Secretary, Simanchal Nahak, talked about issues like building dams, fixing irrigation projects, and land encroachment affecting the river. He asked for the Rushikulya Development Authority (RDA) to be set up urgently to manage and conserve water better.

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