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.

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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.

The new bus terminus will be operational by Independence Day

The much-awaited modern bus terminus here will be operational by August 15. The bus terminus, which has been developed along the NH-6 at Ainthapali, will operate on public-private partnership mode.

Deputy commissioner of Sambalpur Municipal Corporation Sudhansu Bhoi said, “Work on the bus terminus has already been completed. A Sambalpur-based private firm has been selected for the operation and maintenance of the bus terminus.”

Earlier, a bus stand was operating on 5.26 acre at Ainthapali. The bus stand did not have basic amenities putting passengers to inconvenience.
Subsequently steps were initiated to develop a modern bus terminus there. The Bhusan Power and Steel Limited, Thelkuli, was entrusted with the responsibility of developing the modern bus terminus. Work on the modern bus terminus began on the land at Ainthapali after the private bus stand, which was operating there, was shifted to a new location for a temporary period in January 2014. The terminus has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 13 crore.

Parking facilities for buses and autorickshaws, multipurpose booking counters, administrative building, kiosks, food court, solar light arrangement and many more amenities will be made available to the passengers in the modern bus terminus. Out of the 21,375 square metre area, 6,412.20 square metre is reserved for bus parking and 1,099.31 square metre for parking of autorickshaws and taxis. All the buses, including those of the OSRTC, city buses and private buses, will operate from the bus terminus.

Looted antique idol recovered in Bargarh

Police Friday recovered a 500-year-old ‘Astadhatu’ idol from under a banyan tree near Danta riverbank, 1.5 km from Kuruan in Bargarh district. The idol was looted by miscreants four days ago from Kuruan-based Maa Uma Maheswari Temple.

Scores of devotees gathered around the tree to catch a glimpse of the idol after the news spread in the area. Devotees offered prayers and rejoiced in joy playing drums after the stolen idol was recovered. Later, Bargarh Town police seized the idol and handed it back to the temple’s chief priest Satyanarayan Dehuri.

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According to reports, miscreants broke into the temple Tuesday night and looted the idol weighing 7 kg along with the donation box. Locals spotted the broken donation box Wednesday morning in a bush on the banks of Maheswari lake near the village while the idol was nowhere to be seen. The ‘Astadhatu’ idol was made of five kilogram of gold, locals said.

Police with the help of a forensic team and sniffer dogs launched a manhunt to nab the accused. Police had also detained some suspects but got no clues about the loot.
Meanwhile, a few youths of the village Friday morning noticed the idol under the banyan tree and alerted the temple priest. Investigation into the incident is on, police said.