Daily Archives: December 31, 2011

Jamia in semifinals

Propelled by Parveen’s hat-trick, Jamia Millia Islamia made it to the semifinals of the all-India inter-university hockey championship with a 3-1 win over Banaras Hindu University on Friday. The results: Jamia 3 (Parveen 3) beat BHU N1 (Dharamveer); Panjab 1 (Gagandeep) beat Barkatullah 0; Sambalpur 0 drew with Madras 0; Annamalai 2 (Manoj Kumar, Vinod

Lok Mahotsav deferred for polls

Lok Mahotsav, the annual cultural festival of the area, has been deferred this year in view of the forthcoming panchayat polls. It is usually organized from January 4 to 6 every year. Collector (Sambalpur) Mrinalini Darswal said the festival cannot be organized on its scheduled date due to the enforcement of the election code of

In many ways a bad year for Sambalpur

The year 2011 was not a great one for Sambalpur district. Two starvation deaths, Maoist-related cases, nature’s fury, student unrest and political turmoil among other things kept the district administration on its toes. A Dalit labourer Kapil Hans of Gobindpur village under Tribanpur gram panchayat of Rairakhol block reportedly died of starvation in July. Sources