ONI Bureau: — Farmer Agitation: Police take numbers of farmers into preventive custody while they are trying to break cordon near Khandagiri in Bhubaneswar.
— BJP activists stage demonstrations outside employment exchange offices across the State protesting against rising unemployment in Odisha.
— Opposition leader Narasingha Mishra condemns Odisha govt’s attempt to prevent farmers from entering Bhubaneswar.
— Odisha govt hikes dearness allowance (DA) for employees working at State public sector undertakings (PSUs) by 2% with effect from July 1, 2018.
— Odisha DGP RP Sharma advises media personnel not to venture into Maoist-affected areas.
— Inter-ministerial committee formed under chairmanship of Finance Minister to prepare terms of reference to discuss the demands of farmers.
— A team led by Crime Branch DSP Bilasini Naik reaches Debrigarh forest for inquiry into Debrigarh Tiger Poaching.
— 500 Wi-Fi spots witg at least 150 users in each area will be set up in the capital city.
— Private Bus Owners’ Association observes strike in Bargarh protesting market complex in new bus terminal.