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Santosh Trophy National Football Championships at Sambalpur

Santosh Trophy at SambalpurDelhi mauled Andaman and Nicobar Islands 13-0 in a Cluster I match of the Santosh Trophy National Football Championships at Sambalpur on Sunday. Moun Choudhury struck four times (41st, 44th, 60th and 81st minutes) while Deepak Mehra found the target thrice (7th, 23rd and 50th).


Kamal Singh (56th and 75th) and David Ngaihte (86th and 91st) scored two goals each while P S Rawat (68th) and Vikas Rawat (82nd) struck once each. In a Cluster III match, Maghalaya beat Madhya Pradesh 1-0 at Baragarh. Bansharai Sun scored the solitary goal in the 79th minute.

Delhi State Football Stars prepare for the Santosh Trophy

Tale of two mothers behind bars

The bond between a mother and a child is inseparable. Two jailed women from Keonjhar, who are bringing up their kids inside the district jail, have proved it again.

Nitima Munda of Bareigoda village in Harichandanpur police station area and Tulasi Karua of Sadar police station area now have only one goal in life – to see their children well placed in life.

Nitima and her husband were arrested a few months back in a murder case. She has seven children, out of which three are girls. Two of them, one-year-old and five-year-old, live with her in the jail.

On the other hand, Tulasi, who was also arrested along with her husband in a murder case, has a nine-month-old son, who lives with his parents in the jail.

Nitima said, “I have no one else to look after my children. These two kids cannot live by themselves. The one-year-old girl has to be breastfed. Here in the jail, I take care of them all day and night and feed them whatever available in jail. We are worried about their future.”

Faced with similar problems, Tulasi said, “I have to breastfeed my boy. My other baby, who is only three-year-old, lives alone. We are always worried about their future. As for this one, he keeps me engaged all daly long. I bathe him, feed him, play with him. I feel extremely dejected when I think how my kids are suffering because of us being in jail.”

Apart from these two women, Sabirti Sabar of Sambalpur, who is five-month pregnant, is also in the jail awaiting bail. Sabitri said, “The jail authorities have arranged all facilities for me. I get milk, vitamins and medicines from them.”

Amiya Pattnayak, the jail super, said, “The children are allowed to live with their mothers as per the order of the magistrate. As per Supreme Court guidelines, we provide them facilities like good food and medicines. Regular health checkups are also conducted.”

Karnataka, UP post win in Santosh Trophy

 In a one-sided inaugural pre-quarterfinal match, Karnataka thrashed Nagaland by 5-0 goals in the 66th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy at Kalinga Stadium here on Friday. Ngurneilal of Karnataka started the party in the 30th minute. After the change of sides, Gopi P doubled the lead in the 55th minute, just after ten minutes Pondlan netted the third goal and team ahead with 3-0.

Prakash’s header beat the Nagaland custodian in the 79th minute and made an impossible target for the opponent. Finally Gopi nailed the final goal in the 85th minute and the team beat Nagaland 5-0. In another match, Uttar Pradesh defeated Bihar by 1-0 goal. After the barren first half, Budhuram Soren scored the all important goal in the 78th minute of the play. Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Badri Narayan Patra inaugurated the meet at Kalinga Stadium. Among others OCA honoray secretary Asirbad Behera, Souray Ranjan Parija, Naba Ranjan Patnaik, Ashok Mohanty were present. Football Association of Odisha announced a 20 member football team for the Santosh trophy.

The team would be lead by Basant Kumar Swain. Odisha team: Ramesh Chandra Nayak, Manoj Kumar Das (Angul), Saroj Pradhan (Vice-Captain), Hrushikesh Behera, Sk. Shabaz Alam , Susant Jena, Sk Zaheed,Rajak Nag (all Cuttack), Blacky Lakra , Jayjeet Mohanty, Maheswar Das (all East Cost Railway), Kedar Singh, Basant Kumar Swain (Captain), Sanjit Panna,( Bhubaneswar),Sanatan Lahor , Santosh Nayak (both Phulbani), Shasi Toppa Rupei Hansda,Antu Murmu (both Sundargarh), Gokul Oram (Sambalpur)

Judge probing Kandhamal riots and Former Judge Sarat Chandra Mohapatra Passes Away

Sarat chandra mohapatraRetired Justice Sarat Chandra Mohapatra, who was the one-man judicial commission inquiring into the killing of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and the subsequent ethno-communal riots in Kandhamal in 2008, passed away on Saturday. He was 79. His wife Indira had predeceased him in 2002. He is survived by two sons and two daughters.

Though probe into Saraswati’s murder and the violent event in its aftermath would suffer a jolt because of Mohapatra’s demise, official sources said the state government, in consonance with provisions of the Commission of Inquiry Act, could appoint a new judge to carry forward the commission’s work to its logical conclusion.

Sources said Mohapatra commission, which the government appointed on September 3, 2008, was originally supposed to submit its report within six months, but it was extended five times as the probe required more time. On July 1, 2009, the commission had submitted a 28-page ‘interim report’ to the state government, recommending certain measures that could be adopted to prevent recurrence of violent in Kandhamal.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnayak praying infront of Dead body of Sarat Chandra MohapatraBorn on March 24, 1933, at Icchabatipur Sasan in Dhenkanal district to Gobinda Chandra Mohapatra and Chitramali, Mohapatra was educated at B B High School, Dhenkanal; MPC College, Baripada; G M College, Sambalpur and M S Law College, Cuttack. He started legal practice in 1956 and went on to become a judge of Orissa High Court in 1984 and the Allahabad High Court in 1994. He also served as president, State Consumer Redressal Forum from 1989-1993, chairman, Orissa Administrative Tribunal, in 1995 and state Lokpal from 2003 to 2008. He also edited a journal, The Lawyer, for sometime.

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik, leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh, law minister B K Arukh, state Congress president Niranjan Patnaik, state BJP chief Jual Oram and a host of distinguished personalities condoled Mohapatra’s death. Naveen described him as a ‘great pillar of the judicial system in our state’.

In the evening, Mohapatra was cremated at Swargadwar in Puri.

A hardcore woman Maoist Rebati Nayak captured in Sambalpur

A hardcore woman Maoist cadre, Rebati Nayak of Narsinghatalia in Riamal police station area, with at least 18 non-bailable warrants pending against her involving charges like murder, was captured by the police during a joint combing operation by the police in a forest in Naktideula on Saturday.

Rebati was involved with the CPI-Maoist since 2003 and altogether 18 non-bailable warrants (NBWs) were pending against her in different police stations in Sambalpur and Deogarh districts, police said.

The woman Maoist was a functionary of the Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundargarh Zonal Committee of the CPI-Maoist and is the wife of hardcore Maoist leader Bimba Bhoi of Tampersingha village in the district. Rebati was involved in Maoist activities both in west Odisha and Jharkhand.