Daily Archives: April 23, 2012

Lawyers ransack Collector’s Residential office

Sambalpur (Odisha), Apr 23 (PTI) Irate lawyers in Odisha’s Sambalpur district today allegedly chased the District Collector, abused her in filthy language and ransacked her residential office alleging highhandedness, police said. Collector Mrinalini Darswal and Sambalpur Bar Association president Pramod Kumar Rath lodged FIR and Counter FIR against each other at the Town Police Station

More central funds to counter Naxals

With the increase in activities of Left-wing extremists (LWEs) in the State, more funds will be at the disposal of the Government to counter them. The Centre recently included four more districts from the State in the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had been demanding inclusion of Bargarh, Balangir, Nuapada and

Intellectuals demanded to convert GM College to a unitary university

The Gangadhar Meher (Autonomous) College, a premier educational institution of western Odisha organised a meeting for development of the institution. The meeting was attended by academicians, intellectuals, former principals, students and former students, where participants demanded unanimously to convert the college to a unitary university.   A focus group was formed with people from all

Elephant electrocuted, power supply hit

An elephant was found dead near Dangapal village in Chuliakani Khesra forest under Bamra wildlife division, on Saturday night. Sources said the elephant got entangled in live wire after an electric pole it was rubbing its back against crashed. It died on the spot. Villagers said suddenly power went off in the night and when

Copying, fudging, plagiarism

EVEN from an early age in school copying and fudging were frowned upon, to say the least. What was referred to as tracing was also forbidden most of the time, tracing being the duplication of a map or other figure by following outlines seen through a sheet of translucent paper. Some clever students (I’m using

Classroom teaching goes hi-tech at Kendriya Vidyalayas

Blackboards in classrooms will soon be replaced with interactive boards at three Kendriya Vidyalays in Odisha under the e-classroom project launched by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) in 50 KVs in India. The three KVs in Odisha are Berhampur, KV No.1 in Cuttack and KV Sambalpur. There are 55 KVs in Odisha. At least ten

Odisha plans amenities for NH travellers in PPT mode

The commerce and transport department has come up with a proposal to set up amenities along National Highways in the state for the benefit of travellers. DoCT principal secretary Gagan Kumar Dhal said that the department has proposed to set up wayside amenities on National Highways for passengers, drivers and other people. This would be