Daily Archives: January 19, 2012

Odia shooter hits bull’s eye

Shriyanka SadangiA 17-year-old Odia girl has bagged the silver medal in the 12th Asian Shooting Championship being held at Doha, Qatar. Shriyanka Sadangi won the medal in 10-m air rifle in women’s junior team and also secured the fifth rank in the final competition. With this she becomes the first Odia girl to do so. In October 2011, Shriyanka won gold in the 10-m rifle team event in the Asian airgun championship held in Kuwait.

She is the trainees of the Gun of Glory institute at Pune by the sponsorship of ONGC. Earlier in the national shooting championship at Pune, she edged out international reputed shooter Anjali Bhagbat.
In the final points she scored 397, while Bhagbat scored 395 points. She has also represented India in the 50th ISSF World Shooting Championship 2010 at Munich, Germany and various other international shooting championships.

Shriyanka SadangiThough Shriyanka belongs to Modipara in Sambalpur district, she stays in Delhi with her parents Col Sitanshu Sadangi and Sudha Sadangi. “It was a proud moment for us after she won the silver medal,” Sudha Sadangi, mother of Shriyanka said. “We provided her all the training after we saw her interest in shooting,” added Sudha. Talking to Times of India over phone from New Delhi, Sudha said Shriyanka was aiming for gold in the Olympics.

Fresh Maoist posters warn people against voting

In fresh posters, the Maoists have asked people to refrain from voting during the panchayat polls. The outfit has denied extending support to candidates in the fray and anyone claiming so would be tried in Jan Adalat.

These posters were found in front of gram panchayat offices in Amanara, Kendubahara, Bharuanmunda, Chulabhat and Dharambandh in Nuapada block on Tuesday.

A letter issued by Nuapada Divisional Committee was also found pasted at Lakhna, Agren, Jhagrai, Sialati and Darlipada in Komna block.

 Earlier, through posters the Maoists had asked aspiring candidates to intimate them and seek their permission. While the posters had raised apprehensions of violence and disruption of the polls, it was also believed that the Maoists will be fielding candidates to retain sway over the blocks.

Malkangiri: Describing the upcoming three-tier panchayat elections as a ‘farce’, the outlawed CPI (Maoist) has issued an order asking people not to exercise their franchise.

In a press release signed by CPI (Maoist) Malkangiri Division Committee secretary Poonam Chandar, the rebels have accused the UPA Government of handing over natural resources to multinational companies. The forests have been turned into police camps with the deployment of paramilitary forces, it added.

Hinting at lack of basic facilities in Malkangiri and Koraput districts, the release stated that the then Collector R.Vineel Krishna was abducted in February last year to draw the attention of the political leadership but the Government is yet to act on various promises made during his release.

It asked the villagers not to contest for any of the posts till the Government redresses their grievances.

Visaka Ind starts production at Sambalpur unit

sambalpur newsVisaka Industries has been in the process of setting up a unit for manufacture of Asbestos cement sheets at Parmanpur, Maneswar, Sambalpur district of Orissa.

Further, the company has commenced commercial production in this unit from Jan. 1, 2012.

The stock had outperformed the market over the past one month till Jan. 17, 2012, rising 25.69% compared with the Sensex`s 6.29% rise. It underperformed the market in past one quarter, declining 15.25% as against 3.28% fall in the Sensex.

Shares of the company declined Rs 0.65, or 0.84%, to trade at Rs 77.15. The total volume of shares traded was 1,177 at the BSE (12.08 p.m., Wednesday).