Ex-Odisha chief minister, Giridhar Gamang has resigned from the Congress party's preliminary membership on last Saturday. He sent his resignation letter to the party president, Sonia Gandhi. Gamang, who served the party for more than 43 years, was alleging continuous humiliation after the trust vote against Vajpayee Government in 1999.
In another shocking incident a class IX student studying under Mass and School Education staying in the SC & ST Department run hostel in Malkangiri district was found six months pregnant. The girl studied in Pedakonda Upgraded High School under Malkangiri district of Odisha.
One tribal minor girl reading in class VIII at Kandulbeda Tribal Welfare School under Boipariguda block in Koraput District became mother. The girl complained severe abdominal pain on 5th March. The school authorities kept silent without informing to their higher authorities and admitted her in Boipariguda Community Health Centre, from where she was later shifted to a hospital at Jeypore.