JAGATSINGHPUR June 21. The district BJD unit on Thursday staged demonstration and protest meeting in front of collector office here opposing recent petrol price hike. District BJD president and senior MLA Bishnu Das led the agitation including Balikuda MLA Prashant Muduli , municipality chairman, Zilla Parishad president, Block chairman, and hundreds of party supporters took part in the demonstration. the agitators fumed against the union government and lauded the recent decision of central government hiking petrol price will affect common people of the country and demanded immediate withdrawal of the decision, later a group of BJD leaders had submitted a memorandum before sub collector and called off their agitation, earlier a rally had taken out from Nimain Bhawan and culminated at the protest ground. [Ends]
Bridegroom set free by bride family.
JAGATSINGHPUR June 21. A bride groom who had been detained by bride family owing unruly behaviors during marriage occasion set free on Thursday night. Report said that the bridegroom Soumyaswar Mohapatra hailing from Balarampur village under Kujanga block had proposed to marry a bride from Zirailo village in Erasama block and the marriage date was fixed on 18 June. The bridegroom reached bride house as ritual but trouble erupted following inferior food served during the feast the angry bridegroom companions had denied taking meal at marriage feast, the matter had discussed between bride and groom families but that could not resolve the situation after knowing the incident the bride denied marrying the groom later the marriage had canceled and angry bride family had taken the groom in to custody. The mediator and local gentlemen sat in a negotiation on Thursday and decided the groom family should return the dowry had taken before the marriage and to pay an unconditional apology to the bride family including villagers, the groom family performed the negotiation orders and later bride family set free the groom on Thursday night. [Ends]