Daily Archives: April 21, 2012

Odisha Government not interested in Sambalpuri Language

The Union Government has received proposals from several State Governments for inclusion of more languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. 

The State-wise details of proposal received are as Bihar –Bhojpuri, Chhattishgarh-Chhattisgarhi, Rajsthan-Rajsthani, Himachal Pradesh-Bhoti, Karnataka-Kodava & Tulu,Sikkim-Bhutia, Lepcha & Limboo, Mizoram-Mizo, Nagaland-Tenyidi.

At present there are demands for inclusion of 38 more languages in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India. These are Sambalpuri, Chhattisgarhi, Rajasthani,Bhojpuri, Nagpuri, Pahari (Himachali), Angika, Banjara, Bazika, Bhoti, Bhutia, Bundelkhandi  Dhatki, Garhwali (Pahari), Gondi, Gujjari ,Ho, Kachhi,Kamtapuri,Karbi,   Khasi, Kodava , Kok Barak, Kumauni (Pahari), Kurak, Kurmali, Lepcha, Limbu, Mizo (Lushai), Magahi, Mundari, Nicobarese, Pali,   Shaurseni (Prakrit), Siraiki, Tenyidi , Tulu & English,.
However, these languages are not under active consideration for inclusion in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.  No proposal has been received for inclusion of Braj in the Eight Schedule. There are no criteria laid down in the Constitution for inclusion of languages in the Eighth Schedule.

No time frame for their inclusion in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution can be given. This was stated by Jitendra Singh, Minister of State of Home Affairs in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

Three held for April 13 gun attack

Police on Friday arrested three men for their alleged involvement in the gun attack on a woman working in a call centre in Mancheswar area a week ago.

Namita Padhy, who works for Cerco BPO, sustained bullet injuries after two men riding a bike, opened fire at her outside her office on April 13. Namita is still under medication. The motive of the firing is not known and police not been able to arrest the culprits yet.

64 lakhs of assets recovered from Panchayat Executive Officer

Vigilance Department in a  raid recoverd approximately Rs. 64,16,861 assets of both immovable and movable from a V.L.W.-cum-Panchayat Executive Officer,of Jhalangbira Gram Panchayat, under Kuarmunda Block of   Sundargarh district.

On the allegation of acquisition and possession of disproportionate assets by      Trilochan Seth, presently working as V.L.W.-cum-Panchayat Executive Officer,of Jhalangbira Gram Panchayat, in Sundargarh district his residential house located at Jagda, in Rourkela,  a house at his native village Sarangloi under Laikera Police Station of Jharsauguda District, house of Jenamani Seth (elder brother of Trilochan Seth) located at village Jarangloi under Bargaon Police Station of Sundargarh District and an Office room of Trilochan Seth located at Jhalangbira under Kuarmunda Block of Sundargarh District were simultaneously searched by the officers of Vigilance Sambalpur Division on the strength of Search Warrants issued by the by Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Sambalpur. During the search, the following movable and immovable assets found in possession of Trilochan Seth in his name and in the name of his family members. 

Movable assets like, costly household articles,  one Ford Figo Car, one Mohindra Savari, one Sonalika Tractor, one Scorpio, one Yahama Motorcycle,  hard cash and gold ornaments total worth of Rs. 28,86,825, deposits in different Banks and L.I.C. Policies to the tune of Rs.9,30,036  have been detected.

Besides the above, immovable assets like one single storied building  constructed on the paternal land at village Saragloi costing Rs. 5,00,000 (1/5th of the total cost of the construction) Rs. 1,00,000 and cost of one  plot located at Balijori, Jharsuguda worth of       Rs. 25,00,000 have been detected.

The total movable and immovable assets so far detected during house search is calculated at Rs. 64,16,861 approximately. House search is continuing.

Rash driving: Highway turns death trap

Industrialisation has brought with it drastic changes in the economic condition of the people in every village of Sambalpur district. The repercussions of development are acutely being felt. The purchasing power has led to an increase in the number of vehicles which in turn results in accidents due to reckless driving.

Maximum accidents are reported on State Highway 10 that connects? Sambalpur with Rourkela. Deaths as a result of accidents are also reported on the 45-km stretch from Sambalpur to Jharsuguda. In the last three months, 40 persons have died in 28 accidents on the stretch.

In 2011, 60 accidents had been reported on the stretch in which 63 people died. The road was constructed at an estimated cost of `289 crore to boost industrialisation in the region.

Maximum deaths have been attributed to reckless driving by untrained truck drivers engaged by industrial houses.

A majority of the vehicles do not have rear light making it difficult for vehicles to make out traffic on the road.

Another reason stated by the locals is use of sharp head lights by the truck drivers which affects the vision of people coming from opposite direction. Moreover, trucks parked along the roads the space.

On Monday, 10 persons died in an accident while 11 others escaped with injuries at Gurupali Chhak under Rengali police limits. The pilgrimage turned tragic for three families.

A couple of hours later, another car rammed the overturned truck involved in the accident injuring? three persons who were admitted to VSS Medical at Burla.

With no highway patrolling or availability of ambulance service, more casualties are being reported raising question on road safety.? Even as plans to convert the road into six lanes are underway, locals? fear that it would lead to more accidents.