A notification issued by the home department said Das would continue in his post, but would be promoted to the rank of ADG.
The minimum temperature at Kandhamal district headquarter Phulbani remained at 6.2 degrees C, the Meteorological office said.
A group of Maoists attacked G Appa Rao's house at Kotubu village, bordering Andhra Pradesh in Pottangi area late on Thursday night and dragged him out charging him to be a police informer.
BJP state unit general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan asked how the BJD workers were allowed to take out a bike rally by police during the bandh.
Opposition intensified its agitation on Tuesday demanding the resignation of city mayor Ananta Narayan Jena over a sex clip purportedly featuring him.
A delegation of the civil society also submitted a memorandum to Odisha Governor seeking his intervention into the matter.
"People will object to liquor shops there. How can one open liquor shops? These kind of issues will come up in large numbers," Excise Minister Damodar Rout said.
A case has been registered against Das under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).
The party would observe 'chakka jam' and halt vehicular movement for two hours from 10 am to noon on Monday, General Secretary of the BJP state unit Prithviraj Harichandan said.
"The sale of Berhampuri patta has come down by 60 per cent while the cooperative societies struggle to pay weavers their wages due to the cash crunch," said T Gopi, President of All Odisha Devanga Mahasangh.
The Association had earlier launched a similar agitation in March this year demanding fulfilment of their 12-point charter of demands.
Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said the Commissionerate Police has written to YouTube to remove the video from its website.
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