Monthly Archives: March 2012

The 10th exam will continue from 17th april as decided by SSC board

Dry fish processing centre to be set up in Paradip at cost of Rs 10 cores

As local dry fish traders are producing unhygienic dry fish by preserving on chemical process so its consumption is dangerous to human health as a preservative used in dry fish is highly toxic. Realizing it, fishery department has planned to set up modern dry fish processing centre in Paradip to procure hygienic dry fish in

Strike by nurses for regular jobs hits healthcare in state

Healthcare services were partially affected in government hospitals, mainly in the three government-run medical colleges, on Tuesday with contractual nursing staff across the state going on mass leave. They congregated in Bhubaneswar and took out a protest rally demanding regular appointment. Sources said routine indoor services were affected in all three medical colleges though they

Man held for duping jobless youth at Bargarh

A man named Satya Prakash Pradhan was arrested by police, for duping over 40 unemployed youth of lakhs of rupees and luring them by promising jobs, on 21st march. According to sources, Pradhan who claimed to be an employee of Global Force Company promised jobs of ATM security guard to unemployed youths from Barpali, Paikmal,

Ex-Jyoti Vihar VC alleges plagiarism in PhD thesis

Former Sambalpur University  vice-chancellor  Arun Pujari has accused varsity students of reproducing the same thesis for obtaining PhD batch after batch by making minor changes only. Enraged with the allegation of plagiarism, university teachers have taken up the matter with VC Bishnu Barik and resolved not to associate Pujari with any academic activities of the

Sambalpur sizzles at over 40 degree Celsius

With the temperature crossing the 40-degree-Celsius mark in March, normal life – over the last few days – has become unbearable here and the adjoining areas. The streets are empty in the afternoon as people prefer staying indoors to avoid the unbearable heat. Even as environmentalists warn of the drastic effects of climatic change, local

Odisha Government discusses ash disposal plans with NALCO

Appreciating the criticality of ash disposal from NALCO’s Captive Power Plant at Angul, Shri Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister of Forests & Environment, Govt. of Odisha, held a meeting with Shri B.L. Bagra, CMD, NALCO, on Monday evening. Shri Mishra appraised the plans prepared by NALCO and advised to evacuate maximum quantity of ash from its

New Sainik Schools in Sambalpur

At present, there are twenty four Sainik Schools under the Ministry of Defence in the country. Sainik Schools are established on receipt of a request from a State Government agreeing to provide land alongwith funds for the creation and maintenance of basic infrastructure, equipment and facilities besides scholarships for the cadets of the states. A

Climate change takes toll on Mahua collection

Surunoni Kunar is the richest woman in Khandijharan village under Paikmal block as she owns 21 Mahua trees. Last year she had collected about two quintals of flowers and this year too, she expects to earn good money. However, changing climatic conditions seem to have taken a toll on the flower collection. Mahua trees have

Odisha to host Santosh Trophy

The All India Football Federation has released the fixture of the 66th Santosh Trophy Football Championship, which will take place at four venues (Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur and Bargarh) in Odisha from May 11 to 27. According to host Football Association of Odisha secretary Sanjay Behera, altogether 34 States and government institutions will fight for the

No Clue on MLA Hikaka

The released tourist Claudio Colangelo italin said the Maoists possibly took them hostage without knowing who they were. “They perhaps took us by chance,” he said. Sandeep Sahu, one of the journalists to whom the Maoists handed over Colangelo, said he had spoken to Paolo and he was fine. “We trekked 16 hours to reach

Maoists free one Italian hostage, no trace of MLA

The Maoists on Sunday released one of the two Italians they had abducted from the Kandhamal -Ganjam border in Orissa on March 14 Claudio Colangelo walked to safety with a group of journalists who had gone into the forest at the invitation of the insurgents. “I feel good. It’s finished. I am very happy. I

Schemes fail, child labourers up

Efforts by the Labour Department notwithstanding, the number of child labourers in the district has gone up. A fresh survey conducted by the State Labour Institute (SLI), Bhubaneswar, has identified at least 8,598 new child labourers in the district. This is in addition to 17,365 identified in a survey in 2005-06. The survey found maximum

Odisha government to upgrade infrastructre at Budharaja, Ghanteswari attract tourists

The Budharaja hill and the Ghanteswari temple will get facelift as the Odisha government has sanctioned funds for the purpose. The developmental works will be executed by the forest department. The tourism department has sanctioned the funds but the forest department will execute the work, said divisional forest officer Santosh Banchhor. We will execute the