With the IMD forecasting heat wave-like situation across Odisha for a week, the state Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Thursday put all the district collectors on alert and asked them to monitor the situation on a daily basis.
At least four persons were killed and another missing in the floods due to incessant rains leading to breaches in the embankment of river Baitarani while water level has started receding in all rivers, officials said on Wednesday.
Congress leaders from Telangana
region today said they will oppose any move by the Centre to
appoint a States` Reorganisation Commission (SRC) if the
separate Telangana demand is included in its purview.
Ahead of the all-party meeting
convened by the Centre in Delhi on Tuesday, Telangana
protagonists today stepped up their campaign demanding that
Parliament pass a legislation for the creation of the separate
state and fix a time-frame for the purpose.
The CPI, which supports formation of a separate Telangana state, today said it was opposed to the setting up of the second SRC to go into demands of creation of new states as it would "jeopardise national interest".
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
(RSS) on Sunday said the Centre should set up a new State
Reorganisation Commission (SRC) to deal with the demands for
separate statehoods and accept its recommendations as mandate.