Monthly Archives: May 2012

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

Maoists exploit forces’ ops halt to lay landmines

Maoists have managed to make major gains during the suspension of armed operations following recent high-profile kidnappings. As expected, most of these have been in Orissa and Chhattisgarh. The Ultras have managed to lay out a vast network of landmines during this period. This is revealed in a classified report, in Deccan Chronicle’s possession, sent

Lawyers close ranks, seek removal of Collector

Shedding differences over location of the proposed High Court Bench, lawyers of Balangir District Bar Association expressed solidarity with their Sambalpur counterparts here on Thursday. The team was here to stage a dharna in front of the IG (NR) office demanding arrest of the Sambalpur Collector Mrinalini Darswal. The dharna comes a day after Jharsuguda

Road map drawn to develop Buddhist sites

With the 13th Finance Commission grant of ` 65 crore, the Culture Department has drawn up a road map to develop the various Buddhist sites in the State. An amount of Rs 12 crore has been earmarked for conservation, documentation and development works of Buddhist heritage sites scattered across the State. The works will be

With RSBY, India Tries to Curb the ‘Health-based Poverty Trap’

Ram Sarup nervously paced the corridor of Deep private hospital in Haryana’s Rewari district. A resident of Budhpur village, some 10 kilometers from Rewari, this was the first time 33-year-old Sarup had mustered up the courage to step into a private hospital. With a card clutched tightly in his hand, he tried to figure out

Cuttack lawyers resume work

Lawyers of Orissa High Court and other lowers courts of the city here have resumed attending courts after what they called “suspending the boycott of courts giving peace a chance.” The lawyers of Cuttack had been boycotting all courts since Thursday last expressing solidarity with their counterparts in Sambalpur, who are now engaged in an

Kujang sub-jail inmates demonstrate mass dharna implement jail manual of 2007 towards jail reform

The inmates of Kujang sub-jail demonstrated mass dharna on the occasion of International Labourer Day on Tuesday to bring jail reform in all jails of the state and also urged to implement jail manual of 2007 for the betterment of inmates. Total 69 prisoners of Kujang sub jail led by anti Posco leader cum CPI