Daily Archives: January 10, 2012

Big three yet to finalize nominees for rural polls

The ruling BJD and Opposition Congress and BJP are giving finishing touches to their nominees’ list for the zilla parishad polls, even as candidates filed their nomination papers across the state for the second day. January 12 is the last date for filing of nominations. BJD insiders said party bosses had almost finalized their nominees

Vegetables prices nosedive

The declining prices of vegetables have brought smiles back on the faces of people here. But their happiness, however, may be short-lived with the district facing untimely rains and humid conditions. For people in Bargarh, it is a problem of plenty. At the wholesale market in Sambalpur, while cauliflower is being sold at Rs 8,

Hailstorm destroys fruits of labour

The trouble seems far from over. Drought, untimely rain, flood and now hailstorm, the vegetable growers of western Odisha cannot but blame their fate. For the last three days, the region has been experiencing rain with reports of hailstorm being received from Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh besides Sambalpur. While the storm has left watermelon growers of

Two youths lynched in Sambalpur

On the eve of the festival of Pushpuni, a double murder rocked Sambalpur district on Monday. Two youths were lynched to death by the villagers of Kudhernisha, under Sambalpur’s Dhama police station limits, after they attacked two villagers in an inebriated condition. Police registered a case and detained eight persons of the village in this