Release of flood water from Hirakud Dam on 5th August

On tomorrow 5th August, the first flood water of this season would be released from Hirakud Dam, informed by the Dam’s chief engineer Harmohan Pradhan.

The floodwaters would be released through seven gates between 10 am and 12.30 pm on that day. Water would be released through some sluice gates as rains continue to occur in upper catchment area in Chhattisgarh swelling the reservoir. According to norms, water is released from the Hirakud reservoir when the water level goes above 610 foot. The current water level in Hirakud Dam is 611.47 ft., as  the maximum holding capacity of the reservoir is 630 feet.

The district Collectors of Sambalpur, Bargarh, Subarnapur, Angul, Boudh, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Khordha, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur and Puri have been asked to be on alert ahead of the release of floodwaters.

Miscreants attack on Circle Jail Superintendent, Sambalpur

Some miscreants attacked on circle jail Superintendent sambalpur Mr Brahmananda Sahu while returning to home after a surprise raid.

Sahu has been admitted to the district headquarters hospital here. His condition is stated to be critical so that he has been shifted to burla hospital as his condition deteriorated.

Sambalpur Jail Superintendent Stabbed By Miscreants, Condition Critical

Junior clerk beaten by advocate in Sambalpur

Junior clerk beaten by advocate in SambalpurA complaint is registerd in town police station by the Tahshildar and other staff of the office as a junior clerk Vishnucharan Oram is beaten by the advocate Ramesh Das.

As on 2nd August evening, Mr Ramesh Das came to Tahshil Office regarding some pending mutation case and talk to Mr Vishnucharan Oram, they had a bad talk and Mr Oram is beaten by Mr Das.

For this reason, the goverment employees call the “KalamChhad Andolan” on today 3rd august.

On other side the advocate Mr Atnu Ghosh react on this matter  and blaming on all the officer of the Tahshil Office that people are available in the evening time only and they do not do their work properly

“Bate Ghate” Road Show in Sambalpur to promote Sambalpuri Art

It was a special ‘Raahgiri’ Sunday for the  residents of Sambalpur. The road from DIG (Northern Range) office to Nelson Mandela Chowk in the city was chock-a-block with people trying to have a glimpse of artistes performing on the street under the ‘Bate Ghate’ programme.

At least 700 artistes belonging to different groups staged folk dances, street plays, spot painting and photography exhibition on culture and tradition of the region. Several people participated in the Sambalpuri poetry recitation organised as part of the event.  During the four-hour programme, young artistes performed traditional dances of the region like Dalkhai, Rasarkeli, Maelajada, Sanchar, Dulduli and Ghubkudu.

The icing on the cake was live performance by eminent singer Jitendriya Haripal, who enthralled the audience with his ‘Rangabati’ number. Other well-known voices like Bibhuti Patnaik, Dilip Bag and Padmini Dora also performed.   People were also drawn to the beautiful patterns ‘Jhoti’ drawn along the road by women. Other major attractions included stalls displaying musical instruments and photographs of eminent artistes of the region.

Youngsters walked the ramp wearing Sambalpuri attire for a fashion show organised to promote Sambalpuri handloom.   Apart from this, stalls selling delicacies of the region like ‘Sarsatia’, ‘Kakra’, ‘Arisa’ and ‘Muga Bara’ did a good business.

Inaugurating the programme, Chairman of Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) Kishore Kumar Mohanty said, “We should work collectively to promote dance, culture and  language of the region.” The region has its own distinctive culture and tradition, he said and appealed to the people to conserve and promote the culture and tradition. ‘Bate Ghate’ coordinator Deepak Panda said the event was dedicated to the doyen of Sambalpuri literature, Satyanarayan Bohidar, whose birth anniversary will be observed on August 1.

Charikuti Sambalpuri

CPI activists blocks Phulbani-Bhawanipatna road

Vehicular movement on Phulbani-Bhawanipatn road was disrupted as hundreds of CPI (ML) activists staged a road blockade at Urlagaji demanding fulfillment of their three demands this morning.

Their demands include withdrawal of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from forests and compensation of Rs 20 lakh to family of each deceased of Kandhamal crossfiring incident and Rs 5 lakh to each injured.

Besides, they have demanded that the Government do away with the proposal of water reservoir at Urlagaji.