Monthly Archives: September 2012

HC tightens anti-pollution noose on govt hospitals

The Orissa high court on Friday directed the State Pollution Control Board to initiate criminal proceedings against seven district headquarter hospitals for continuous violation of Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules. “The division bench of Justice L Mohapatra and Justice I Mohanty has directed the board to file criminal cases against the in-charges of bio-medical

Balasore, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Jajpur under Rajiv Awas Yojana

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urges Union Ministerof Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja to include Balasore, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Jajpur under Rajiv Awas Yojana. Patnaik writes a letter to Selja over this issue. Patanik said that, “The Government of Odisha is fully committed to making the State slum free and has formulated a comprehensive

40 lakh, Agricultural Scam in Sambalpur

Police on Wednesday claimed to have blown the lid off a money-siphoning racket in the agriculture department with the arrest of eight persons. The accused included two government employees and two staff of private banks. Sambalpur SP Nikhil Kanodia said around Rs 40 lakh was withdrawn from the department’s account in agriculture development branch of

Burla NAC chairperson faces controversy for her caste

The first woman chairperson of Burla notified area council (NAC), Chadrabati Nayak, has recently found herself in the middle of a controversy over her caste. While Nayak contested the election for the NAC chairperson’s post claiming she belonged to scheduled castes, a recent report by the revenue supervisor of Sambalpur tehasil says she is a

Asha Bhosle will sing a Sambalpuri Geet

Well known playback singer Asha Bhosle will be heard singing a Sambalpuri geet in the upcoming Odia film ‘Chini’ with a western Odisha flavour. Asha has sung ‘Uanshar andhare nai dishe sina, haji nai jai jan‘  penned by Durga Madhab Panda for the film. “It is for the first time that a singer of Asha’s

East Coast Railways plan to run special train for the festive season

 East Coast Railways (ECoR) informed on Friday the plans of the Railways to run several special trains through its jurisdiction to meet the festive season rush this year. A weekly Special train via Sambalpur, Titlagarh & Rayagada will leave Hatia every Thursday between October 4 and November 29 and will arrive at Yesvantpur the next

Three lives lying dead in Sambalpur

The bodies of 22-year-old Jhili Majhi and Sonu Pradhan (30), were found at Tal village near Redhakhole. Jhili’s mother, Lata Majhi (50), was found lying dead behind the house on Saturday morning. Police suspect it to be a case of mass suicide over family disturbances. Police said Sonu, who had been residing in his maternal uncle’s

Odisha to invite bids for vegetable retail chains in three towns

The horticulture department of the Odisha government will soon come up with tenders for setting up of vegetable retail chains in towns like Sambalpur, Rourkela and Berhampur, after a similar initiative in Bhubaneswar. The department has already facilitated setting up of two vegetable stores, branded as ‘Udyan Fresh’ in the capital city with the help

Drunk man kills daughter

A drunk man murdered his teenage daughter in the town’s Barpali area on Thursday night. The accused, Ram Narayan Mirdha (48), struck his daughter, Kalpana’s head with a wooden plank over sudden provocation. She was taken to VSS Medical College and Hospital in the night but died in the hospital during treatment. Ram Narayan is

Upgrade of two roads under ADB loan

 The Government has decided to upgrade two of the State’s key roads under second loan component of the Asian Development Bank project. The upgrade of Chankahri-Maro-Sambalpur-Navagand-Chirha-Umaria and Raipur-Urla-Patharideeh-Berla-Kodwa roads will involve `178.17 crore and necessary orders have been passed by the PWD through Mantralaya, according to an official statement. The length of Chankahri-Maro-Sambalpur-Navagand-Chirha-Umaria is 68