Monthly Archives: January 2014

Acharya Looking for a Safe Seat?

With elections to Assembly only three months away, Finance Minister Prasanna Acharya seems to be in search of a safe seat and is likely to shift to Sambalpur. Though Acharya represents Rairakhol constituency, his frequent visits to the town and interest in its affairs have given rise to speculations in political circles here about the

Naveen on Inauguration Spree

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik went on a foundation stone laying and inauguration spree during his whirlwind tour of the district on Wednesday and flag off of City Bus Service in Sambalpur city. Naveen addressed a public meeting in Muslim dominated  area of Women’s College, Sambalpur with an eye to bring minority community to the BJD

Bapu paid tribute at Mahatma Gandhi temple, sambalpur

Hundreds of people today visited the ‘Gandhi Temple’ here to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his death anniversary. People offered flower and sang devotional songs in front of the bronze statue of the Father of the Nation in the 40-year-old temple, built by a Gandhian and a former MLA Abhimanyu Kumar

Municipality Opens Temporary vegetable market at gobindtola, sambalpur

In a bid to accommodate unorganised roadside vegetable vendors, Sambalpur Municipality has developed a temporary vegetable market at Gobindtola in Sambalpur town. Besides providing a common place to the vendors, the initiative will also ease vehicular traffic on the main roads which have been encroached by the vendors. Reports stated that 106 roadside vendors who

Villagers flee homes fearing elephants

Jumbo menace has forced people to leave their houses in the district. A herd of elephants have been running amok at Bamra block in Sambalpur district, along Sundargarh border, over the last couple of days. Forest officials said the herd has crossed over from Jharkhand and is creating havoc in bordering villages of Sambalpur, Jharsuguda

Bhoi’s Renomination for Lok Sabha Election under Cloud

Even as the Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) is scheduled to meet in Bhubaneswar on Friday to finalise the probable list of Lok Sabha candidates, uncertainty prevails over renomination of sitting Bargarh MP Sanjay Bhoi. While Bhoi is confident of renomination, Bargarh District Congress Committee (DCC) is strongly against his

Sambalpur Municipality Facing a Stinking Crisis

Sanitation in Sambalpur town has been badly hit after villagers residing in the periphery of dumping yard at Jamadarpali prevented disposal of garbage at the place since January 7. Even though Sambalpur Municipality formed a committee comprising eminent citizens of the town and facilitated dialogue with the protesting villagers, the talks failed to break the

HC bench: Plea for Sambalpur

Senior Congress leader and former MLA Aswini Guru has urged the state government to name Sambalpur as the site for proposed high court bench while responding to the query of Union law minister in connection with its establishment in western Odisha. He said establishment of a permanent bench of high court in western region is

Sambalpur City Bus Service from 26th January

With two bidders evincing interest in operating city bus service on Public Private Transport (PPP) mode, the Sambalpur Municipality is gearing up to remove encroachment from the main road of the town to facilitate smooth plying of buses. Sources said Sambalpur Municipality has issued notices to 200 people for illegal operation of kiosks along the

Relocation of 2nd Bridge Sparks off Protest

The recommendation of the district administration to the State Government to relocate proposed second high level bridge over river Mahanadi connecting Sadak Ghat at Badbazar along Ring Road in Sambalpur town with Mundoghat on the other side of the river is snowballing into a major controversy. Villagers of Chaunrpur, Baijamunda, Kalamati and Aamsada Katapali gram