Monthly Archives: April 2012

Youth attacks doctor to avenge wife’s death

Kamal Lochan Behera, a gynecologist of Deogarh government hospital, was severely injured when a youth attacked him with a sword at Deogarh town on Monday evening. The youth held the doctor responsible for his wife’s death and attacked him when the doctor was attending patients in his private clinic. The doctor, who is also the

Naveen orders crime branch probe

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday ordered a crime branch inquiry into Monday’s scuffle between collectors and lawyers in Sambalpur. “I was shocked to see the incident on TV channels. Law will take its course,” the CM said after ordering the probe. Lawyers welcomed the probe. “We welcome the probe by crime branch. The collector

Women’s panel to probe ‘attack’ on collector

The state women’s commission will probe the alleged attack on Sambalpur collector Mrinalini Darswal by some lawyers on Monday. “Some lawyers allegedly attacked the woman collector on Monday. They also ransacked her office in Sambalpur. Lawyers are not above the law,” said Dr Jyoti Panigrahi, the chairperson of State Commission for Women. She was talking

Lawyers’ bandh shuts down Sambalpur

Life was thrown out of gear in Sambalpur on Wednesday following a bandh called by lawyers to demand the removal of the collector for allegedly abusing them. Sources said the bandh was quite successful with several social organizations and political parties lending support to the lawyer’s cause. Commercial establishments, banks, government offices and markets were

HC asks govt to compensate faulty eye-surgery victims

The Orissa high court on Tuesday directed the state government to pay compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh to persons who had lost their vision completely, and Rs 1.75 lakh to those who lost their eyesight partially after undergoing faulty cataract surgery at theDharamgarh Sub-Divisional Hospital in Kalahandi in September 2010. A division bench of Chief Justice V Gopala

Sambalpur collector alleges molestation bid by lawyers

Sambalpur district collectorMrinalini Darswal has said in her complaint lawyers had attempted to outrage her modesty during Monday’s mayhem before police rescued her. The lawyers, on the other hand, have denied the allegations and decided to observe “Sambalpur Bandh” on Wednesday in protest against the incident and demanding the ouster of the collector. “They (lawyers) were

CB to probe lawyers-Collector scuffle

A day after Sambalpur Collector Mrinalini Darswal was allegedly assaulted and abused by lawyers, the State Government ordered a Crime Branch probe into the incident. On Tuesday, district officials took out a rally protesting the assault. Led by ADM MD Bariha, they went to the office of the RDC (north) Kishore Chandra Barik where they

HC awards compensation to 25 victims

In a significant judgement, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday directed the State Government to pay compensation to 25 persons who lost their eyesight (fully and partly) following a cataract surgery camp at Dharamgarh in Kalahandi district in 2010. A Division Bench of Chief Justice V Gopalagowda and Justice BN Mohapatra has awarded Rs 2.5

Odisha CM orders crime branch probe to Sambalpur collector assaulted case

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik orders crime branch probe into lawyers-Collector row in Sambalpur. Patnaik on Tuesday ordered a Crime Branch inquiry into the row, asking the investigators to submit their report as soon as possible. Describing the incident as shocking, Patnaik said the law would take its own course on the issue. “I was

Odisha orders crime branch probe to lady collector-lawyer row

The Odisha government today ordered a probe into the alleged manhandling of Sambalpur district collector Mrinalini Darswal and ransacking of her office by lawyers. “Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered a probe by the Crime Branch of Odisha Police,” an official release said. Noting that the government has sought a report from the district administration

Integrated Sewerage System under JNNURM

Under Urban Infrastructure & Governance (UIG) Sub-Mission of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission(JNNURM) an Integrated Sewerage project has been approved for the Mission city of Bhubaneswar with approved cost of Rs.49891.35 lakhs and Additional Central Assistance (ACA) commitment of Rs.39913.08 lakhs. Under Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) of JNNURM

NGO welcomes Odisha government’s decision over policy for coal-based thermal power plants

Odisha-based NGO WIO welcomes state government’s decision to have a comprehensive policy for coal-based thermal power plants. “We have just come across the news that the Government of Odisha is planning to formulate a comprehensive policy for coal-fired thermal power plants and captive power plants. Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO) welcomes such a move as this

Sanskrit teacher held for trafficking schoolgirl

A Sanskrit teacher of Tangarmunda School in Bamra block was arrested on Sunday night for allegedly trafficking two girls of the school. The teacher has been identified as Smruti Rekha Sasmal. The girls were rescued from a house in Siddha Mahabir area in Puri. Husband of the teacher, Narayan, is being interrogated. Sambalpur Collector Mrinalini

Attack on Sambalpur Collector, Government shocked

An untoward incident occurred in the Major City of Western Odisha when the lawyers of Sambalpur Bar Association attacked on District Collector Mrinalini Jaiswal with sleepers, boots & by stones. The Odisha state government has came into shock from this news of the attack on District Collector Dr. Mrinalini Jaiswal by the lawyers of Sambalpur