Monthly Archives: February 2012

Panchayat poll catches them young

The scale of opulence on display in student union elections may have gone down after the JM Lyngdoh committee recommendations in 2006 to keep political parties off the campus, but many under-graduate and post-graduate students are still taking a plunge into mainstream electoral politics. In the three-tier panchayat elections this year, several such students are

Actor Anubhav Mohanty appointed as ambassador of Shyam Group

The Shyam Group of Industries announced the appointment of Odia cine star Anubhav Mohanty as its brand ambassador for SEL Thermex TMT Rebars. Its managing director Bhushan Agarwal said the image of Anubhav reflects the strength, solidarity and reliability of the product. Anubhav expressed pleasure at being associated with the brand. Shyam has its manufacturing

Boy run over by judicial officers car

It was on August 11 last year when seven-year-old boy Guddu Prasad was allegedly run over by the car of a probationary judicial officer. The boy was on his way to school. The accident snatched Guddu’s parents of their only son and since then they have been running from pillar to post seeking justice.  The

India’s greatest water scam unearthed?

Information available with Water Initiatives Odisha(WIO), a conglomerate of Civil Society Organisation working on water issue reveals that up to November 2011, industries and commercial establishments were yet to pay near to a whopping 3000 crore rupee water tax and fines for water they have drawn from the Hirakud reservoir.  The Orissa Hydro Power Corporation

Western Odisha Dalit Suraksha Parisad demanded judicial inquiry in Lathor incident

Western Odisha Dalit Suraksha Parisad has demanded to the government to take action against the Bolangir collectore,Bolangir SP & the Khaprakhol thana in charge with this by condemning the incident of attacked on dalits at Lathor under Khaprakhol Thana of Bolangir district on Sunday the 22nd of January 2012, demanding Judicial inquiry into the incident.

Opposition intensifies BJD bashing in Sambalpur dist

Major political parties like the Congress and the BJP in Sambalpur have made BJD bashing their main poll plank ahead of the three-tier panchayat elections. They have been highlighting corrupt practices of the BJD in public meetings, rallies and door-to-door campaigns in the district. “Huge amount of money comes from the Centre for the improvement

Six tribal children run away from hostel, rescued

Six primary class tribal students managed to run away from a Bhubaneswar-based residential school after they were allgedly disallowed to meet their parents, police said today. However, the students were rescued by the GRP at Khetrajpur railway station here, they said. “The children said they ran away from the hostel as they were not allowed

40 landmines recovered in Jharkhand

Police recovered 40 landmines and destroyed two Maoist bunkers-cum-training centres in Jharkhand’s Garwah district on Wednesday, an official said. According to the official, an anti-Maoist operation was on for a week in Sania jungle, which borders areas of Latehar and Garwah district. Police recovered five hand grenades, two pistols, one rifle and fuse wires from

Dhruv showed promise, but…

Dhruv Pandove, all of 18 years, had been playing first class cricket for five years. Considered an exceptionally gifted batsman, this prodigy from Punjab had caught the attention of the cricketing fraternity, not just in the North. On that fateful night in 1992, Dhruv was travelling home. He was adamant on continuing the journey which