Monthly Archives: November 2012

Kartika Purnima marred by accidents, deaths

The celebration of the maritime glory of Odisha on the occasion of Kartika Purnima on Wednesday was marred by the death of eight persons in separate road mishaps and a drowning incident in different districts. A truck rammed into a roadside tree in Sambalpur, killing two men travelling in the truck. The deceased were identified

Balraj Komal receive Gangadhar National Award

Eminent Urdu poet Balraj Komal has been selected for the prestigious Gangadhar National award for poetry for the year 2011.   The award, slated to be presented to him on the 46th Foundation Day of the Sambalpur University, comprises of Rs 50,000, a citation, a memento and a shawl.   Komal is the 4th Urdu

Celebrating Kartik Purnima in sambalpur

Today, many people are going to resoiver or river to float lamp of lights by making a miniature boat at early morning. As today is a lunar day, the lunar day of kartika( month November – December ) is very pure as beleived in our culture. In this month of kartika, people worship to lord

Highway amenities centres, to reduce accidents

 With a view to reducing the rising number of road accidents and ensure road safety, the State Government has decided to develop roadside amenities centres in 12 places in the State in the first phase. The State Human Rights Commission has urged the completion of the projects in a time-bound manner. The amenities would include

Tazia binds religions

Like every year, a Hindu family of Modipara in the town took out the ‘tazia’ procession to mark Muharram on Sunday. The Padhiary family has been doing it for past three generations. But the colour and rituals of Modipara tazia make it different from other tazia processions taken out by the Muslim community. When the

HC asked Railways to pay damage to victims

 In a significant ruling on Monday, the Odisha High Court asked the Indian Railways to pay compensation to all the victims of the August 25 train accident that took place at an unmanned level-crossing near Sambalpur in which at least 14 people died and five others were injured. This direction from the High Court came

A SUIIT student is missing in sambalpur

A SUIIT student is missing in sambalpur on sunday from the hostel and police are yet to trace her. “The girl left hostel saying she was going to home. At the same time, she asked her father not to come to meet her in the hostel as she would be busy studying,” a senior official

4 Maoist cadres arrested in Balangir

Acting on a tip-off, a Balangir police team led by district SP R Praksh arrested four Maoist cadres Ram Singh Bariha, Tulsiram Jagat, Debraj Bariha and Ganesh Bariha from the Tureikela area on Thursday. This was announced to mediaperons by Sambalpur DIG Sanjay Kumar here on Friday. Lauding the efforts of Balangir SP Prakash in

At last flight service started to Jharsuguda

The state government received a shot in the arm over its long pending demand to accord international tag for Biju Patnaik Airport here following Air Odisha Aviation introduced its flight services in the state on Friday. The air service, in the first phase will be available for Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda and Rourkela which in a later

Two businessmen injured in hafta wasuli at Golebazar

Two persons were injured, including one critically, when some miscreants shot at a businessman on Friday in Gole Bazar area near the Town police station. Sources said the miscreants on Thursday had demanded extortion money from Sitaram Sahu, a rice vendor, but the latter had refused. On the contrary, Sahu, accompanied by fellow vendors and

Vigilance penalizes traders for tax evasion

The vigilance sleuths on Wednesday cracked the whip on several traders for transporting goods in trains without paying tax. The commercial tax wing of the anti-corruption wing raided the Bhubaneswar railway station and collected Rs 3.10 lakh penalty from tax evaders. “We also raided the parcel warehouse of the station and found huge tax evasion

Protest On the ‘anti-farmer’ policy

Thousands of farmers from across western Odisha assembled in the town on Wednesday to protest the ‘anti-farmer’ policy of the state government. The farmers, under the banner of Western Odisha Farmers Associations’ Coordination Samiti (WOFACS), demonstrated in front of RDC office and submitted a memorandum addressed to the chief minister. They also warned the government