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Sambalpur RIs threaten pen down strike

Odisha State Revenue Field Officers’ Association, on Sunday, threatened a pen down strike at all the Revenue Inspector offices in Sambalpur district protesting delay in arresting the woman lawyer who allegedly thrashed a female Revenue Inspector in Sambalpur on September 14.

The association said, Revenue Inspector Sushree Geetanjali Panigrahi, had lodged a complaint with Sambalpur police in this regard on September 14 and submitted a memorandum to the SP and the district Collector on September 15 urging the authority to look into the matter.

Sushree claimed that a man named Ankit Barik approached her for getting a caste certificate, but as he is a native of Subarnapur district, she advised him to visit the Revenue Inspector’s office in his home town. “A woman lawyer then approached me for about three times on his behalf, but I told her the same thing. On September 14, when I was standing in-front of the sub-collector’s office in Sambalpur, the lawyer came and physically assaulted me,” she alleged during a press meet here on Sunday. The association also theatened to carry out state-wide protests if the authorities did not take any action in this regard within seven days.

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.