Monthly Archives: May 2012

Students are unhappy with the published results

CBI raided the office of GM of the MCL in Sambalpur

Ten teams of the CBI on Wednesday raided houses and offices of seven officials of the Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) in different places of state, including Dhori area of Bermo subdivision, Ramgarh and Dhanbad districts, in connection with investigation related to coal shortage scam of Rs 200 crore. A CBI team has also raided the

Varsity staff oppose jobs on contracts

Sambalpur University Employees’ Union has submitted a memorandum to vice-chancellor Bishnu Barik, opposing a Syndicate resolution to hire non-teaching staff on contract with a consolidated pay. The varsity Syndicate on May 18 had resolved to appoint 20 assistants with computer knowledge on Rs 5000 per month remuneration. The union demanded filling up of all the

Heatwave death toll mounts to 10 in Odisha

The death toll in heatwave mounted to ten in Odisha with three persons succumbing to sunstroke in coastal Balasore district as most parts of the state recorded temperatures above 40 degree Celsius. The state government was also verifying 26 other alleged heatwave deaths in Angul, Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Ganjam, Jajpur and Sonepur. One person each

Collector decide to release of seized liquor

Finally the IMFL seizure matter of United Spirits Ltd (USL) at Narayanpur under Gopalpur police limits reached the Ganjam collector’s court. The USL is authorised by the State Government to transport and export duty -paid IMFL. The company, owned by Vijay Mallya, supplies IMFL to Odisha State Beverages Corporation Ltd (OSBC) depots. On February 23

CLP meet to discuss dissidence

An emergency meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) will be convened in the first week of June to discuss the growing dissidence in the State unit. Former Union minister and Odisha in-charge Jagdish Tytler and president of the OPCC Niranjan Patnaik will be present at the meeting. Sources said the meeting had been convened

State Government focusing on floriculture, coconut and banana crops

Having witnessed a quantum rise in the production of horticulture crops in the last 10 years, the State Government has now decided to lay emphasis on floriculture, coconut and banana crops. Three new schemes – floriculture development, coconut development, banana development – besides inter-cropping have been introduced under the State plan for the current financial

Howrah-Chennai route trains through Jharsuguda-Sambalpur temporarily

Train operations on the Howrah-Chennai route through Odisha are set to be disrupted from May 25 to 27 as the South Eastern Railways has decided to take up repair works on the Up line between Jaleswar and Amarda Road Station on the Kharagpur-Bhadrak section. Several trains will be cancelled, short terminated or diverted from 5

Sambalpuri album industry in the doldrums

The unchecked piracy of albums along with low standard of lyrics has shattered the album industry of Sambalpuri songs that was the source of livelihood of over 4,000 families in Sambalpur and other cities of western Odisha during the past decade. The industry that once produced over 100 albums every year has been all but

Heatwave to prevail for another 48 hours

The mercury showed signs of a decline across the State but there was no relief from the sweltering conditions which claimed three more lives in Odisha on Monday. Two persons died in Balasore while the third sunstroke death was reported by the Ganjam district administration. The official death toll, with this, has climbed up to