Monthly Archives: February 2012

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

Dacoits hurled crude bombs; Six policemen injured in Sambalpur

Six police personnel were injured when dacoits of an inter-state gang trying to loot a house hurled crude bombs at them near Choudhury Chowk area on the outskirts of this western Odisha city, police said today. The incident occured when the police team reached the spot after getting information about the dacoity bid in the

25 Chhattisgarh students injured in road mishap

At least 25 school students on excursion from Chhattisgarh were injured, four of them seriously, when the bus carrying them overturned in Odisha’s Sundargarh district   on Sunday, police said. The students from Loyola School in Jaspur district of the neighboring state were going to the Hirakud dam in Sambalpur district when the mishap occurred near

Oppn alleges poll code violation by BJD

Congress leaders have accused the administration of overlooking the violation of election code of conduct by the BJD. This comes in the wake of the BJD emerging as the majority by securing nine out of the 19 zilla parisad seats in Sambalpur till the end of fourth round of panchayat polls on Friday. They have

Outgoing Sarpanch voted in two booths

Voting in two booths by outgoing Sarpanch of Baunslaga Panchayat of Bamara block has been created tense in the area. After knowing this the villagers created furore. After two hours of furore the angered villagers have not allowed to carrying the ballot boxes from there. Subsequently, Bamra Tahsildar as a Magistrate reached the spot &

Six cops injured in bomb attack in Odisha

Six police personnel were injured when dacoits of an inter-state gang trying to loot a house hurled crude bombs at them near Choudhury Chowk area on the outskirts of this western Odisha city, police said on Sunday. The incident occurred when the police team reached the spot after getting information about the dacoity bid in

Huge turnout in Cuttack

About 68.13 per cent of the 56.26 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the first phase of panchayat polls on Saturday, which remained peaceful, barring stray incidents of violence and snatching of ballot boxes. Polling was held for 194 Zilla Parishad seats in 82 blocks spread over 30 districts of the State. Counting was also