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Three minors burnt alive in Ranikhenda

In a tragic incidence, three children, including a brother and sister were burnt alive after a fire broke out due to a LPG cylinder leak in a house at Ranikhenda village under Sasan police limits in Sambalpur district on Wednesday.

The Son and daughter of Narottam Jagat, residing as a tenant in the house, along with a neighbor child were killed in the fire mishap.

The deceased were identified as bijayani(13), Thakur Ram(11), Kirti(17). Reportedly, a gas stove in an adjacent room suddenly caught fire which spread to the room in which the children were sitting and watching television.

Meanwhile, police with the help of fire brigade has started a probe on possible reasons of the mishap.

Gana Dharna at Sambalpur in support of Director VSSIMSR

The stand off between the PG students and the VSS Institute of Medical Science and Research (VSSIMSAR ) continued for the fourth day today as both sides remained adamant on their stand. While the students demanded the removal of the Director A Pujari, the Director wanted the students to beg apology for assaulting the students and pelting stones at his official residence. Meanwhile 66 of the total 116 doctors appointed by the government joined today at VSSIMSAR to extend medi care facilities to the patients.

A delegation of the students are camping in Bhubaneswar and requesting Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena to concede to their demand and resolve the problem. Hundreds of people from Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, and Bargarh district today sat on a Gana Dharna at Nelson Mandela chowk demanding action against doctors who are creating indiscipline in VSSIMSAR.

Several Speakers alleged that some doctors are utilizing the students and to disrupt treatment to the poor patients. The agitators said “In no case we will support the PG students’ demand,” and threatened that if any action is taken against the Director Dr. Ashwini Pujahari , then they will not keep silent”. “The agitating students should feel the pulse of the people and change their demand for action against the Director,” said Mr Sapan Mishra of Pascimancal People’s Forum (PPF). The parents of the students should convince their wards to withdraw the agitation and call off their cease work agitation said Mr Mishra. Similarly another speaker Mr Suresh Pujari demanded action against PG students who attacked Dr. Pujahari’s residence last week.

“Action is also needed against those who are instigating students for such wrong paths,” Mr Pujahari demanded.

When Odisha Met Paris: Sambalpuri Dancers Enthrall At The Eiffel Tower

After Bhangra in Brazil, we saw another beautiful amalgamation of two very different cultures. This time, it was Odisha’s traditional dance forms in France. To celebrate the Odisha Dance Week in Paris, internationally acclaimed Odissi dancer Saswat Joshi performed Odisha’s Sambalpuri folk dance in front of Eiffel Tower along with other artistes on May 26. The dance troupe’s colourful performance enthralled spectators at the famous French monument, the Odisha Sun Times reports.

Fire breaks out at SBI branch in Sambalpur University

A fire broke out at Jyoti Vihar branch of State Bank of India (SBI) located on the premises of Sambalpur University at Burla due to short circuit on Sunday.

There three computers, five air-conditioners, fans, cash counter and furniture of the banks have been destroyed. However, cash and jewellery stored in the bank are safe. Reports said people, who were near the branch, first noticed smoke emitting from the branch in the afternoon and they informed the police. Subsequently, fire brigade was informed and two fire tenders rushed to the spot to put out the fire.

It took around one hour to bring the fire under control. However, property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed. Branch Manager Uma Charan Behera said business of the branch will not be hampered and the bank will function as usual on Monday.

67 model villages to be developed in Sambalpur

THE district administration has decided to develop 67 model villages under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in nine blocks.

Informing this, Coordinator of MGNREGS, Sambalpur, Sobhit Kumar Bishi said 67 junior engineers working in nine blocks of the district have been entrusted with the task to identify revenue villages in their jurisdiction. Each junior engineer will select one village and personally monitor the development works to be undertaken under MGNREGS in the village, he added.

Work under various categories, including institutional plantation, land development, agriculture, livestock, renovation of traditional water bodies, rural sanitation and watershed will be taken up in the model villages during the ensuing monsoon season.

While kitchen gardening, green fencing and fruit-bearing tree plantation will be undertaken under institutional plantation, development of wasteland and land levelling will be done under the land development category. Besides, feeder channel, compost pit, dug well, vermi-compost, nadep compost, goat shelter, cattle shelter and azolla pit will be developed under agriculture and livestock related work.
This apart, stone packing and turfing on embankments will be undertaken under renovation of water bodies category while soak-cum-recharge pit will be constructed under rural sanitation head.
Moreover, boundary trenches in villages affected by elephant menace, pebble bunding, staggered trenches and stone bunding will be taken up under watershed category.

Bishi said the objective of the programme is to provide work to the rural dwellers during monsoon and at the same time  develop livelihood projects to help the villagers supplement their income.

The junior engineers will submit the project proposal for the model village on June 5 and work on the proposed projects will begin from June 8.

So far, the junior engineers have been involved in technical matters only. However, they have now been assigned with the responsibility to develop project proposals for the model village in consultation with the villagers, Bishi added.