Daily Archives: January 4, 2012

Mixed response to Maoist bandh in South Odisha

Malkangiri/Rayagada: The 48-hour statewide bandh call given by Maoists from today evoked mixed response in Maoist-prone areas of south Orissa. But no major incident of Maoist violence was reported from anywhere till afternoon. The Orissa State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) had cancelled all its bus services in Maoist-affected districts of south Orissa during the bandh

Former Bargarh MLA Jadumani Pradhan passes away

Former legislature of Bargarh Assembly Constituency Jadumani Pradhan expired in the Kalinga Hospital, Bhubaneswar  Wednesday night at the age of 67. He was ill since last one year. He survived two son and four daughters. He was elected  legislature of Bargarh Constituency in 1971, 1980 and 1985. He was also Chairman of Bargarh Municipality.

Farmers continue road blockade against non-procurement of paddy

Malkangiri: Contrary to the tall claims by administration , the farmers of Pitagata area under Korukonda block have been   blocked the traffic   on  road for since Saturday last due to non procurement of paddy. Protesting against the alleged harassment of paddy growers due to non-procurement of their paddy crop, hundreds of farmers are still sitting

God is always around us

A man whispered, “God, speak to me” and a cuckoo bird sang. But, the man did not hear So the man yelled, “God, speak to me” and the thunder rolled across the sky. But, the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, “God, let me see you.” And a star shined brightly.

Lok Mahotsav from today

SAMBALPUR: Three international dance troupes will participate in Lok Mahotstav-2012 that will start at Sambalpur’s Gangadhar ground from Wednesday evening. Ghana’s Wind African band, Nepali dance and Bhutan’s mask dance would be staged in the festival for the first time. Sambalpur collector Mrinalini Darswal said the administration took the consent of the Election Commission before

Kansa plots to kill Krishna

Undeterred by the omnipotent power of Krishna, demon King Kansa contemplates to kill him on the fifth day of the 11-day Dhanu Yatra here. Lord Krishna, earlier in the day, continued to caper about at Gopapur with gopis by breaking their earthen pots for butter. The people of Gopapur and outsiders seemed to enjoy the