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Girls outshine boys in Sambalpur University exams

Girls have outshone boys with better marks in the plus three (BA/BSC/BCOM) final year examinations of the Sambalpur University in Odisha.

Girls had topped the university in 16 subjects as against three by the boys in the examinations results of which were declared on Friday.

The pass percentage in commerce with honours was highest at 91.63 per cent followed by 85.04 per cent in arts honours and 69.38 in science honours.

Similarly, pass rate without honours was 81.04 per cent for arts, 58.25 per cent for science and 68.09 per cent for commerce.

A total of 3,110 students out of 3,692 in arts honours had passed the final degree examination in the university of them 237 in first division.

Altogether 7,637 of the 9,707 students without honours had passed the examination 125 them with distinction.


In science stream, 886 of the 1286 students passed with 270 of them in first division while 586 of the 1012 students without honours had cleared the examination 51 of them with distinction.

In commerce honours, 383 of 421 students passed the exam with 73 in first division. In non honours category, 862 of 1272 students had passed the examination, 111 of them with distinction.

No respite for Sambalpur from climbing mercury

No respite for Sambalpur from climbing mercuryThe mercury refused to climb down in Sambalpur as this western Odisha town sizzled on Friday afternoon with the temperature hitting the season’s highest of 46.7 degree Celsius. The town has been experiencing extreme hot weather for the past four to five days with the temperature hovering above 45 degree Celsius.

It recorded 45.5 degree Celsius on Wednesday and climbing upwards touched 46 degree Celsius on Thursday. Meteorological office sources said if the cloud condition remains unchanged then the temperature will further up in the coming days. “Sambalpur today recorded 46.7 degree Celsius, this year’s highest,” said K Singh, the met officer of Sambalpur.

Thursday’s heat took its toll too. A daily-wage labourer of Sambalpur’s Modipara area died allegedly because of sunstroke taking the town’s heat wave toll to 6. The labourer was identified as Gukul Naik (45). He collapsed near his house after returning from work on Friday afternoon. He died on the spot.

But the district administration is yet to confirm the death. “We have so far received only one complaint of such death from Maneswar area. But it is difficult for us to confirm the death because it was cremated before post mortem. But we have sent the report to the government”, said Jayanarayan Dash, the district emergency officer of Sambalpur, on Friday.