Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sambalpur lad features as Infosys youth icon

Sambalpur lad Ansuman Panda, currently working as a testing engineer at Infosys, Bangalore, features in the company’s campaign, ‘Future is built by the restless’. The IT major selected Ansuman to strike a chord with the future Gen-Y recruits. The advertisement has been well received in social networking sites like Facebook and Orkut. “I am happy

Slum children turn delinquents

Mitu (11) gets up really early in the morning without parents’ coaxing. It’s not the school bell that has him up, instead it is the lure of filthy lucre through petty thefts. For the children of Rani Bandh slum in Baraipali area under Ainthapali police limits, it has become a way of life. They are

Hardcrore Maoist nabbed

Sambalpur Police reportedly arrested a hardcore Maoist, Roshan of Jharkhand from the Maoist hotbed Kisinda under Jujumura block of the district, on Sunday. While the police are tightlipped, it is said that Roshan could have come to the area to boost the sagging morale of the cadres and the sympathisers. The possibility of his visiting

Four-day techno festival held at VSSUT

The Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology’s (VSSUT) Samavesh-2012, its four-day annual techno management festival, was inaugurated on Thursday. Students of several colleges of the state are participating in the festival. Events like robotic, technical paper presentation and programming are organised for the students. The best performers will be distributed prizes on the closing day

BJD sweeps zilla polls

Continuing with its enviable record of electoral triumphs, the ruling BJD has swept the  Zilla Parishad (ZP) polls, winning 651 out of the 851 seats for which the  State Election Commission announced results on Thursday. In the 2007 panchayat polls, the ruling party had won 345 seats. The Opposition  Congress finished a distant second with

Mystery shrouds death of student

Mystery shrouds the death of a MCA student of Sambalpur, who was declared dead at the  VSS Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday night. The girl was brought to the hospital by two youths who disappeared soon after admitting her. Doctor said she was unconscious when she was brought to the hospital. Police have registered

BJD fears poaching in Sambalpur

After a thumping victory in Sambalpur zilla parisad, the BJD is apprehensive of the  Congress creating disturbances in the election of chairman scheduled to be held on March 13. The BJD leaders have reportedly kept all the 10 winning candidate in secret places outside the district. On the other hand, several panchayat samiti members in

Odisha: Rohit Pujari the new warrior of BJD in Sambalpur

In viewing the poor condition of BJD in past three election of Zilla Parishad no one can imagine in dream that this time BJD will get a huge success but now it’s going to be true. Earlier from here the anti congress parties like Janta Dal, Janta Party & Present Biju Janta Dal never met

2014 polls: Time Congress set its house in order

Maa, as Indira Gandhi was popularly known in Sambalpur district, was the link between the Congress and the masses here. It was this sentiment that kept Congress rooted to the district till about a decade-and -a-half-back. The numerous slum pockets voted en masse for the Congress — Maa.? The national party romped home several times

Mahashivratri: Thousands throng temples to offer prayers to Lord Shiva

Almost all famous Shiva shrines in the state were packed on Monday, as devotees braved the scorching heat and made serpentine queues in front of temples to seek the blessings of the god on Mahashivratri. Policemen had a trying time on the festive day taming the sea of pilgrims at popular temples like Lingaraj in

Mela starts near Huma temple

Week-long festivities have begun at the world famous leaning Huma temple on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. The biggest attraction is the mela that is thronged by thousands of devotees who come to the temple. It is a big market for rural folks living in areas bordering Sambalpur and Sonepur districts. Though there is no direct

BJD unseats Cong from Sambalpur bastion

With a miraculous win of 10 seats in Sambalpur zilla parishad election, the BJD has established its base in the district, considered a  Congress bastion since a long time. BJD’s ZP win has in fact dealt a severe blow to Congress, which was hoping for a hat-trick win this time. According to sources, the presence

Odisha celebrates Maha Shivaratri with traditional fervour

Hindu devotees are celebrating the festival of Mahashivaratri with traditional religious fervour across Odisha on Monday. More than a lakh devotees thronged to the  11th century Lingaraj temple on Monday to observe Mahashivratri.  Devotees across Odisha kept a fast and queued up to pray at temples dedicated to Hindu god Shiva on the festival of

Congress, BJD claim victory for same seat

Utter chaos prevails in the district with both the BJD and Congress claiming victory in Dhankauda zone II. While the Congress on Friday affirmed that its candidate Antaryami Bag has won from Dhankauda zone II, the BJD has already begun celebrating its victory in the polls claiming victory of its candidate, Udhaba Barik from the