Daily Archives: December 12, 2011

Alumnus comes back as Sambalpur V-C

Putting to rest all controversies over the re-appointment of the incumbent vice chancellor for a three-years term, Governor M C Bhandare on Thursday appointed Bishnu Charan Barik the new vice-chancellor of Sambalpur University. Barik, an ex-pupil of the university, is currently professor of sociology at the Swami Ramananda Teerth Marathawada University in Nanded (Maharashtra). “No

Sambalpur plant faces flak from pollution board

Production at the Bhusan Power and Steel Limited in Sambalpur’s Thelkolei village came to a standstill on Monday evening when power supply was stopped to the plant for not adhering to pollution norms. Officials of Orissa State Pollution Control Board said the company did not take any step to check pollution despite repeated reminders. So

Sambalpur villagers see red over ‘rebel’ arrest

Sambalpur police have come under a cloud for allegedly arresting a 19-year-old boy on false charges of helping Maoist activities. The teen, Rohit Chhuria alias Mithun, was arrested with two others from Jujomora police station area on charges of being involved in the ARSS crusher arson incident on October 25. Mithun’s father Indra Chhuria said,