Farmer committee: In a bid to popularize the farming sector related initiatives of the state government, the ruling BJD constituted a “Krushi O Krushak Committee” today. While former agriculture minister Mr Pradeep Maharathy has been appointed as the chairman, nine MLAs have been appointed as its members. Seeking to create awareness among the farmers about the initiatives so that they can avail the benefits more effectively, the committee will organise programmes like trainings, meetings and workshops. 
Infant killed: Peeved at her husband&’s extra marital affairs, a woman killed her five month old girl child at Ghodadian village under Rasol police station in Dhenkanal district yesterday. Ms Jharana Sahoo, a mother of two, later surrendered before police.  
3 electrocuted: Three persons were electrocuted to death in two separate incidents in Basta area of Balasore district today. While Kalicharan Sahu (46) and his sister Tulasimani Sahu (42) belonged to Bantuli village, 48-year old Suchinta Behera hailed from Panchupada village. The mishaps took place when they were working in a paddy field. In another incident, six year old Bhola Singh of Bhimpur village was killed when a venomous snake bit him during his sleep.