The Supreme Court of India on Monday directed the Bar Council of India to cancel the license of agitating lawyers, striking for setting up of a permanent bench of the high court in the western part of the State.
A 12-hour bandh call in 11 Western Odisha districts over the demand for a separate Koshal state affected the normal lives of people today.
Western Odisha folks are all in festive moods with the arrival of the Nuakhai on Thursday.
With this, people in Sambalpur and Bargarh will get Nuakhai Holidays for two days - September 1 and September 2.
The Odisha government officially confirmed that banks and other banking institutions will be shut on September 1 due to the Nuakhai festival.
Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, former member of loksabha, has urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to allow three days of local holidays in Western Odisha to commemorate the Nuakhai Juhar festival.
Retired Chief Commissioner of Income tax Shreekant Chaterjee is contesting poll for Chairperson of Khariar NAC as an Independent candidate.
Mercury continues to rise in Western Odisha with Balangir & Boudh recording 40.6 & 40 degrees Celsius respectively.