Monthly Archives: June 2012

Land survey to go hi-tech

About a decade after deciding to do away with the traditional method of land survey and settlement, the state government has decided to soon promulgate an ordinance to introduce hi-tech methods for the purpose. With the state cabinet on Saturday evening giving its nod for a new ordinance, Odisha Special Survey and Settlement Ordinance, 2012,

Monsoon hits Odisha

Giving much needed respite to people from the long spell of sweltering heat, the south west monsoon finally hit Odisha today. The monsoon rains lashed almost every part of the state except districts like Sundergarh and Jharsuguda which are yet to receive the first rainfall of the season, the met office here said. Some portions

Southwest monsoon hits Odisha

The southwest monsoon hit Odisha on Sunday after a week’s delay, bringing rains to many parts of the state, an official of the local meteorological centre here said. “The monsoon has set in over the state Sunday and covered several districts,” AK Senapati, the official of the Bhubaneswar meteorological centre told IANS. “It has covered

Potholed capital Bhubaneswar awaits monsoon woes

The slow pace of development work, including repair of roads, de-silting of drains, maintenance of parks and green belts across the city has left residents worried about yet another monsoon full of troubles. The monsoon is approaching fast and once it begins there would be no scope for repairing roads, forcing residents to drive through

HIRAKUD RESERVOIR DRIED: No water for farming

Farmers are suffering because of Government’s blind industrialist policies.  The reason behind to build the Hirakud dam was to control the flood, irrigation, and to produce electricity etc. Despite the government is telling the water for farming is not to give even single drop to any industry, but the reality is the water from the

Shooter Shriyanka Sadangi

Sambalpur girl shoots her way to gold

Shooter Shriyanka Sadangi (17) has added another feather to her cap by winning the 10 metre air rifle women’s junior gold at the ISSF international junior competition in Germany on Friday evening. She scored 500.9 points. Amelie Perment of France and Nadine Ungerank of Austria won the silver and bronze respectively. This is her second

Shriyanka Sadangi wins air rifle gold

Teenage shooter Shriyanka Sadangi created a sensation on Friday by winning the 10M air rifle women’s junior gold at the ISSF international junior competition in Suhl, Germany. Seventeen-year-old Shriyanka, who hails from Sambalpur in Orissa and based in Delhi, clinched the top honours after pipping Amelie Perment of France by 0.1 point with a 10.8

Railway services disrupted on Sambalpur-Titilagarh route

Train services were disrupted for more than four hours on Sambalpur-Titilagarh route on Friday following the derailment of a track maintenance machine (TRM) near Deogaon located in between Balangir and Titilagarh railway stations. Sources said clearance of the route was taken up on a war footing and services resumed at 3.30 pm. Several trains, including


They were also allegedly involved in looting Rs 49 They were also allegedly involved in looting Rs 49 lakh from a vehicle on August 6, 2010.  Jethwa said the arrested two were under the active command of Anmol, who coordinated movement of naxal cadre in Odisha part of Saranda forest. “Anmol, Sandeep of Deogarh division,

60 special trains to Puri for rath yatra

In an attempt to meet the rush of passengers during the Rath Yatra Festival at Puri, East Coast Railway has decided to run 60 special trains from different parts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. These exclude the existing trains coming to the pilgrim town, railway sources said. Special trains will also run to and from

Niharika won the 53rd State Swimming Championship

 Niharika Patel of Sambalpur and Chintan Kumar Nayak of Bhubaneswar won the championship titles in the senior woman and men categories of the 53rd State Swimming Championship, which concluded at Kalinga Stadium Swimming Complex here on Tuesday. Niharika bagged eight gold, one silver and one bronze medals while Chintan clinched five gold medals in 50m

Monsoon likely in a week

The south west monsoon is likely to hit Odisha within a week, according to local meteorological centre forecast on Tuesday. “The south west monsoon approaching Odisha has been slow but is likely to pick up pace in the next two to three days. We expect arrival of the monsoon in the state within a week,”

Odisha govt requests Centre to start AIIMS academic session from August

Pleading all support for completion of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar, Odisha government today requested Centre. “It is requested that expeditious steps may be taken so as to start this academic session in AIIMS, Bhubaneswar from August itself,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Stating

Odisha to employ 10 lakh youth during 12th Plan period

The Government on Monday decided to create employment potential for 10,00,000 youths by providing technical training during the 12th Plan period- 2012-17. The decision was taken at a High-level meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Chief Secretary BK Patnaik said to media that every year as many as two lakh youths