Monthly Archives: April 2014

Lone leopard dies in Sambalpur Deer Park

Likan, a 15-year-old male leopard, died inside the Deer Park mini zoo  in Sambalpur in Odisha  on  Saturday morning.

The lone big cat of the zoo had been rescued from the Redhakhol forest on February 4, 1999, when it was only two-month old.

Since then, it was a captive animal inside the zoo.

According to RCCF Sarat Chandra Acharya and DFO S Nayak, Likan had fallen ill two days ago and gave up food on Friday.

“The leopard was administered saline and kept under observation by the forest staff. However, it died in the early morning the next day. The death was due to old age”, they informed.

The leopard was later cremated inside the zoo premises after the post mortem.

Poor sanitation in Sambalpur hospital riles locals

Poor sanitation of the district headquarters hospital here has become a cause of concern for patients and locals as they feel it could lead to spread of infection.

“We are extremely worried because the stench affects us. The hospital authorities need to do something about it,” said Apurba Naik, 50, who is admitted to the orthopaedic ward.

Biranchi Majhi, an attendant of a patient, echoed similar sentiments. “The hospital premises should be clean. But the authorities seem to have turned a blind eye to this aspect,” he said.

Sambalpur Bichar Manch, a social outfit, has threatened to launch a stir from May 2 if the issue is not addressed immediately. “Poor management and lack of initiative on part of hospital authorities have contributed to the unhygienic conditions,” said outfit’s convener Debasis Purohit.

Sources said the hospital produces nearly a quintal of general and biomedical waste every day. It does not have a waste management system. The biomedical waste is shifted to the waste treatment plant at VSS Medical College and Hospital, Burla. But garbage dumped on the premises remains an eyesore.

Hospital manager Sudeep Dutta said, “We depend on municipality staff to clean it. On days when they do not show up it remains. But things have changed due to the administration’s efforts.”

Story behind the CHSE +2 results 2014 still unpublish

Story behind the CHSE +2 results still unpublish

Courtesy:Sambad e-Paper

Goods train derails, rail traffic hit

Derailment of the loco and 14 wagons of a goods train in Andhra Pradesh led to disruption of services on a section of the South Central Railway (SCR).

The train loaded with rice coming from Mahasamund (Sambalpur Division of East Coast Railway) and heading towards Tirunelveli derailed near Manubolu between Nellore and Gudur stations in Andhra Pradesh.

The mishap led to obstruction of both up and down lines, hampering train services on the Vijayawada-Gudur section, SCR officials said here.

At least three passenger trains were cancelled, while as many were partially cancelled. Similarly, five other passenger trains were diverted.

Personnel and equipment were rushed from Chennai and Vijayawada to undertake track restoration work.

Long distance express trains on the affected route have been diverted.

WAR for PHED water supply in sambalpur

Police today arrested four persons in connection with the violent clash on Tuesday at the PHED office located in Modipada water tank premises over the scarce water supply to Durgapalli-Kanijuri locality in this western Odisha district headquarters town.

The IIC of the Town Police Station Pradip Sahoo said two persons from each side have been arrested and forwarded to the local court as preliminary investigations indicated their complicity in the violence in which five persons including two women were injured.

Further investigations are on he added.

Those arrested are PHED employee Suresh Mukhi, his son Rocky Mukhi, Arta Mishra and Akshaya Patnaik of Kanijuri, said police sources.

Executive Engineer PHED Hadibandhu Behera said piped water supply to the area has been increased by an additional 15 minutes from today by raising the supply time limit from the earlier one hour and fifteen minutes to one hour and thirty minutes after adjusting supplies to other areas.

He said, this apart, water is being supplied to the locality through tankers.

It may mentioned here that a group of women from Durgapalli-Kanijuri accompanied by some youths of their area had come to lodge a complaint at the Modipada PHED office on Tuesday over poor supply of piped water in their locality. They held discussions with the local PHED SDO and other employees following which a decision was taken to supply water to the locality through tankers.

Reports said, a scuffle ensued after the young men from Durgapalli-Kanijuri who had accompanied the women took offence to a PHED employee’s comment that they were water thieves who draw water from the pipeline by using pumps. At this point, the PHED employee sought help from youths in his neighbourhood who came armed with swords and attacked the complainants forcing them to run for their lives.

In the melee five persons including two women were hurt. The situation was brought under control after police arrived at the spot while the attackers managed to flee.