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Odisha Govt To Accord State Honour To Deceased Minister

A government release said on Sunday evening there will be no official entertainment for three days from January 29-31 throughout the state.

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Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das
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The Odisha government said state honour would be accorded to Naba Kishore Das, the health and family welfare minister who died in hospital hours after being shot by a policeman.

A government release said on Sunday evening there will be no official entertainment for three days from January 29-31 throughout the state.

"It has been decided by the Government of Odisha that as a mark of respect, state honour would be accorded to the departed dignitary. The national flag will be flown at half-mast on the day of death in the state capital and on the day of funeral at the place where it takes place," the release said.

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The minister, 60, was shot at Brajrajnagar town around 1 pm by Assistant Sub-inspector of Police (ASI) Gopal Das, who is believed to be suffering from mental disorder.

A team of doctors at Apollo Hospital operated on the minister after he was airlifted from Jharsugada to Bhubaneshwar, but he eventually succumbed to injuries.

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