Odisha

Two persons were trampled to death and four others seriously injured by a wild elephant in Odisha's Jajpur district, police said on Friday.

The helplines have been set up at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Dadar and LTT in Mumbai and at neighbouring Thane and Kalyan stations.

As many parts of the Indian state Odisha experienced rainfall and thundershower since Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted in their forecast the return of cold wave here.

At least seven people, including a woman, were killed and as many seriously injured in separate road accidents in Kendrapara, Ganjam, Balasore and Rayagada districts of Odisha since Wednesday, police said.

Two senior IAS officers have been promoted to the rank of Additional Chief Secretary and effected a minor reshuffle in the IPS cadre by the Odisha government.

Three sisters died under suspicious circumstances within 24 hours in Odisha's Ganjam district, their family members said.

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was successfully test-fired from a base in Odisha's Chandipur on Tuesday, Defence sources said.

 An organisation here is helping wards of humble vegetable sellers, fishermen and marginal farmers crack the NEET exam to qualify for admission in medical colleges and has launched a campaign to reach out to more such students.