Daily Archives: June 28, 2012

Elephant population rises to 1930 in Odisha

Despite death of 149 elephants, mostly due to poaching and electrocution during last two years in Odisha, the population of pachyderms has increased to 1930 from 1886 in 2010. “The elephant population in the state is 1930 which comprises 334 tuskers, 1087 females, 46 of unknown sex and 463 calves,” State Forest and Environment Minister

Sambalpur councilor Anita Nayak resigned from the Congress

 Anita Nayak, a councilor in Sambalpur, resigned from the Congress on Wednesday, a day after Kalpana Sahu, a rebel BJP candidate, was elected chairperson of the local municipality. Election for chairperson of the Sambalpur municipality was necessitated after Reena Trivedi was ousted from the post following a no-confidence vote against her in May. Nayak resigned

Samblapur teen rakesh is the lone player from Odisha to represent the country

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has selected a 14-year-old boy from Sambalpur to be part of the national junior (under 15) team that will play a tournament in Madrid next month. Sources said Rakesh Oram is the lone player from Odisha to represent the country. Rakesh lives in the Sambalpur sports hostel, run by