Monthly Archives: March 2013

Polluted Mahanadi raises health risk

Considered lifeline of Sambalpur town with at least 50,000 people depending on it, pollution is finally taking its toll on river Mahanadi. With 86 per cent of the catchments and major tributaries of the river upstream located in industrial towns in the neighbouring States of Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh, the water carries considerable pollution load

Attabira, Nuapada get ready for its first NAC elections

Attabira is gearing up for its first NAC election scheduled to be held on April 3 with filing of nomination papers coming to an end on Friday. The counting of votes will be held on April 5. The new NAC has 11,700 voters. The election will be an acid test for the sitting Attabira MLA

IOB plans regional office in Sambalpur

The Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) is set for a massive expansion in the State with plans afoot to open a Regional Office in Sambalpur. It would be made functional in the ensuing 2013-14 fiscal and would work towards establishment of pan-Odisha presence of IOB, Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) M Narendra told mediapersons here. The bank has

Maoists moving around the Sambalpur-Deogarh border

The Red ultras have become active in the district after a gap of about three years. This became evident after intensified combing operation by police and CRPF along Sambalpur-Deogarh border. Confirming presence of rebels, SP (Sambalpur) Nikhil Kanodia said around 15 to 20 Maoists have started moving in the bordering areas. “We suspect movement of

4 more colleges come under CB scanner

Four more Sambalpur-based colleges have come under scrutiny even as the Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested Subash Barik, a close aide of Chairman of Shandilya College of Science and Commerce Kartik Chandra Barik. The four colleges are Newton college, AIMS plus two college, Ainthapali Vedic plus two science college and Veer Surendra Sai Institute of

Safety skips Sambalpur HQ town forests too

Leave alone inaccessible forest regions, forests inside Sambalpur town are now burning leading to loss of huge patches. There is very thick forest cover inside the town, particularly in the Laxmi Dunguri Hill at the western end of the city and the Budharaja Hill situated in the heart of the town. But these two are

The CHSE cancelled chemistry exam in fear of question leaked

Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) had egg on its face when the Chemistry paper in the ongoing plus two examinations scheduled for tomorrow had to be cancelled and rescheduled for March 30 following the leak of the question paper barely a day after the Physics question paper got leaked. The decision was taken by

Forest staff’s strike affect the safety of deer in Deer park

The State wide strike of forest staff from February 22 has badly affected the safety of the animals in the Wild Animal Conservation Centre (formerly known as Deer Park) here. The temporary staff members are now taking care of the animals at the centre which has already achieved the status of a small zoo and

+2 physics question paper has been leaked

+2 physics question paper has been leaked. Yesterday night, CHSE administration knew about this paper leaked but they were not confirm about this. Today morning when the exam started, they confirmed that those paper what they got at night is the clone paper of actual physics paper. So CHSE administration decide to conduct this physics

Move on to make Sambalpur a corporation

The voice to upgrade Sambalpur Municipality into a corporation by including Burla and Hirakud NAC is getting shriller with the issue being raised yet again at the extended meeting of the Sambalpur Development Authority (SDA) which went late into the evening on Thursday. The meeting held after a span of six months resolved to move