Daily Archives: May 17, 2012

Impact partial in Koraput, Phulbani

Impact of the country-wide bandh, called by Srikakulam-Koraput division of CPI (Maoist) on Wednesday, could be felt only in interior pockets where shops and business establishments were closed. In urban centres, life remained unaffected. Security was tightened in Red-hit zones of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Nabarangpur and Ganjam districts to prevent any untoward incident. While

Heatwave sweeps state, so does power crisis

The season’s first spell of heatwave has been ruthless aided and abetted by erratic power supply and an administration in slow-motion. The  mercury level soared with day temperature on Wednesday crossing the 40-degree Celsius mark in at least 15 districts. Titlagarh recorded 45. The State Government woke up late to the power crisis and convened

Goods train derails, train movement hit in Odisha’s Koraput district

A goods train derailed in Odisha’s Koraput district early today, disrupting train services on the route. Five rice-laden wagons of the train, proceeding from Hirakud to Jeypore, jumped off the tracks at Chatriput, about 25 km from here in the wee hours, railway officials said. While the Bhubaneswar-Sambalpur Hirakhand Express and Kirandul-Visakhapatnam Passenger were cancelled

Rebels back in action in Sambalpur

After remaining in hibernation for little over three months following the arrest of Girish Bhokta, a key Maoist operative in Sambalpur district, the rebels have reportedly resurfaced. Reports received indicate that the Maoists had been noticed in Larasara village under Dhama police limits late on Monday night. About 10 uniformed and armed cadres were speaking

Sambalpur politics hots up as municipal chairperson Reena Trivedi looses no-trust motion

Reena Trivedi, the chairperson of Sambalpur municipality has lost the no-confidence motion today. As per the direction of the High Court, the vote counting was held today. 19 of the 23 councillors have voted for the no-confidence motion. One vote has been rejected and three councillors voted against the no-confidence motion. Chairperson Reena Trivedi has

Former minister’s brother suspected in Bhubaneswar firing case

The role of Khirod Chandra Mallick, an NGO activist and brother of former minister Pramila Mallick, in connection with a firing incident in the city is under the scanner with police suspecting his involvement in the case. Mallick, founder of an NGO, came under police glare after his driver Biswanath Pradhan, who was earlier arrested

Odisha reels under heat waves, Titilagarh sizzles at 45 degrees

Odisha continued to reel under a severe heat wave Wednesday with one of its towns recording a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius, the day’s highest in the state, an official said. Titilagarh town in Balangir district, has recorded 45 degrees Celsius, a senior official of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said. Titilagarh had recorded 44.5

4 nabbed with marijuana from mayor’s house

Gadge Nagar police nabbed four persons with two bags of marijuana from the mayor’s official bungalow located on Amravati University road in the wee hours of Wednesday. The names of the accused are Vishveshwar Parwan, Suraj Parwan and Swaraj Mohanty, residents of Sambalpur in Orissa and Shaikh Hasan Shaikh Kasam of Vyankayyapura here. The accused