Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

2 international-standard MSDC to come up

Having set the target to train one million youths in various job generation skills in the next five years, the State Government has now initiated steps for establishment of international-standard multi-skill development centres (MSDC) in the State. A high-level meeting, presided over by Chief Secretary B K Patnaik, here on Monday decided to set up

Trivedi loses trust motion

Despite the High Court directive to reserve result of the no-confidence motion till the next hearing on May 10 on a writ petition filed by Sambalpur Municipal Chairperson Rina Trivedi, it is amply clear that her ouster is only a matter of time. According to leaked reports, 20 councillors have voted for the motion with

Life affected in Western Odisha bandh

Normal life was affected in Western Odisha today during a 12-hour bandh called by lawyers in the region demanding arrest and transfer of Sambalpur district Collector for her alleged highhandedness. Shops, markets, schools, colleges, offices and banks remained closed in major towns of Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bolangir and other districts in the region during the

Former MP passes away

Former MP and trade union leader Patitpaban Pradhan died of prolonged illness at his home in Brooks Hill here on Sunday. He was 78. He is survived by his wife Deeptibala Pattnaik, a social activist, and four daughters. His last rites will be performed on Monday at the Rajghat here. Born in Jarachat village in

Gurundia villages on road to development?

Finally, there is some hope for four under-developed interior villages, including the Maoist-infested Kelo in Gurundia block. Collector Rupa Roshan Sahu visited Kunjara, Kelo, Kantamunda and Majuridima villages and took stock of the situation, on Friday. Her visit assumes significance against the backdrop of villagers complaining that no Government officials even in the rank of