Daily Archives: March 4, 2012

Abhinash Nayak to lead Odisha football team

Abinash Nayak will lead Odisha in the final phase of the 34th Sub-junior National Football Championship for Coca Cola Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy to be held at Goa from March 8 to 23. Football Association of Odisha announced a 20-member State team on Friday with Suraj Toppo as vice-captain. The team includes eight from Sambalpur,

Complete 75% of IAP projects by March-end

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the implementation of the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) should be made more participatory by consulting people’s representatives in districts. Chidambaram reviewed the implementation of IAP in the State through video-conferencing with district collectors. Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik and secretaries of? departments, including Home, Panchayati Raj, Women

The spirit of Bhagavad-gita

The spirit of Bhagavad-gita is mentioned in Bhagavad-gita itself. It is just like this: If we want to take a particular medicine, then we have to follow the directions written on the label. We cannot take the medicine according to our own whim or the direction of a friend. It must be taken according to

Special cell to monitor malpractices in Plus II

The state government has formed a special monitoring cell for the first time ever to regulate the movement of flying squads to check malpractices during the month-long Plus II examination, beginning from Friday. Over 2.79 lakh students are scheduled to appear for the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) examination across 1,065 centres in the

Hirakud Dam probes water contamination

Hirakud Dam authorities have started investigation into the alleged destruction of paddy saplings in western Odisha because of contamination of the dam water used for irrigation. Dam officials have contacted regional pollution control board and  deputy director of agriculture of Sambalpur and Bargarh districts in this regard. The investigation was prompted by a direction of