Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

Abhaya Hota is awarded by PM for his work

An Odia man was honoured by the Centre for devising an Aadhaar-based system for payments under different welfare schemes. The system is unique as it would do away with repetition of payments because fingerprint authentication of the beneficiary is mandatory. Abhaya Hota of Sambalpur received the award from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a function

Kalibari provides taste of Bengali Durga Puja

The Bengalis in Sambalpur have stayed rooted to their tradition and rituals for almost a century. And the assault of 21st century has not deviated them from their way of celebrating Durga Puja that was started by their forefather with the building of the ‘Kalibari’ here in 1918. The 94-year-old ‘Kalibari’ has become the epicentre

Bhai Juntia celebrated in Sambalpur

‘Bhai Juntia’, the celebration of the bond between brothers and sisters, was observed here on Tuesday. Women of all ages wished for their brothers’ long life and prosperity by touching their forehead with a bunch of ‘duba’ grass and a morsel of rice. The festival also presented married women with a happy opportunity to visit

Sambalpur paddy scam: HC urged to lift stay on arrests

The Sambalpur police finally knocked at the door of the Odisha High Court to revoke a stay order for arresting three businessmen in a swindling case pertaining to paddy procurement. Manoj Agrawal, Pawan Agrawal and Rakesh Agrawal had misappropriated over Rs 4.11 crore by procuring paddy from MARKFED under the pretext of running rice mills

Art workshop in Sambalpur

Sambalpur is celebrating a colourful Durga Puja with its artists gathering together to express their feelings on canvas this festive season. Over 30 painters assembled at Sakhipada Hanuman temple on Sunday to participate in a workshop titled ‘My Sambalpur’ where they depicted the beauty of the town with paint and brush. The Sambalpur Working Artists’