Daily Archives: July 31, 2012

Five pilgrims die, six injured in road accident

Five people were killed and six injured, two of them critically, when the vehicle in which they were travelling in collided with a truck on NH-6 near Godabhanga under Atabira Police station in Sambalpur district today. Police said all the injured were admitted to the VSS Medical College and hospital, Burla. Police identified the deceased

Indian Forest Officer released on bail

Senior Indian Forest Service officer Surendra Prasad Mohapatra, arrested by Pennsylvania police and charged with indecent assault after a woman hotel worker complained against him, has been released on bail. Mohapatra will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on August 1 in a Pennsylvania court. Sources told PTI that Mohapatra was released on bail

Grid collapse affects Odisha

The collapse of the eastern grid disrupted normal life in Odisha, which witnessed power failure in most parts today. Grid Corporation of Odisha(GRIDCO) director (commercial), PK Pradhan said distribution of electricity was disrupted in the entire state except some parts of the western region. “We are not aware of the reasons behind the grid collapse.

Activists campaign for organic farming

In their bid to minimize the use of pesticide in farming, social activists in the region have begun a campaign – ‘India for save food’ – urging the farmers to change to ‘non-pesticide management farming’ – a model that has worked successfully for the farmers of Andhra Pradesh. In a workshop organized here on Sunday,

Padmashree Dr. Chaturbhuj Meher conferred Doctorate by Sambalpur University

Padmashree Dr. Chaturbhuj Meher, famous for giving an unique identity to Odissi style, Ikat and Baandha styles of weaving in global arena, has today been conferred with honorary Doctorate in the field of literature from Sambalpur University, Odisha for his contribution in literature. The honorary doctorate was presented by Honourable Governor of Odisha Shri Murlidhar