Homemakers unhappy

For housewife Rudrarani Pradhan of Budharaja, the Union Budget has failed to bring any cheer. The tax on gold has been hiked making gold even more dearer and out of the reach of common man. Cost Accountant Yangya Narayan Pradhan said exemption limit on income tax should have been raised to at least Rs 2.5

Lawyers lock Consumer court over vacant post

Members of Bargarh District Bar Association locked the District Consumer Redressal Forum for its failure to deliver justice, on the occasion of the World Consumer Day, on Thursday. As per the provision, a Consumer Court comprises two members, one among them being a woman, besides the President. Although the President has been nominated and there

Surveys to be made for 3 new rail lines

Surveys for three new railway lines have been announced in the 2012-13 railway budget. The lines for which surveys have been announced are, Raipur-Bargarh via Aarang, Tumgaon, Jhalap and Sairapali, Ambikapur-Jharsuguda to connect with Delhi main line and Ambikapur-Jharsuguda via Batuali, Sitapur, Pathalgaon and Kotba.  Proposals for two new lines, Raipur-Jharsuguda and Rayagada-Gopalpur have been

Bangalore double-decker among 10 new TN trains

Train journeys between Chennai and Bangalore could become even more comfortable and luxurious soon with the railways proposing to launch an air-conditioned double-decker daily service connecting the two major south Indian cities. Announcing this in the railway budget on Wednesday, Minister for Railways Dinesh Trivedi informed the House that several new trains would be introduced

Some cheer, but no bonanza for State

While there is clearly no bonanza for Tamil Nadu in the Railway Budget for 2012-13 presented by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in Parliament on Wednesday, the proposals for 14 trains across categories, including eight express trains, extension of nine trains, 18 additional suburban services for Chennai and four railway electrification projects should provide some cheer

ZP chief taken to unknown destination

High drama unfolded outside the office of the District Rural Development Agency after the newly-elected ZP president Sobhagini Naik of the BJD was bundled into a vehicle along with other ZP members and driven to an undisclosed destination. It has reportedly been done keeping in mind the upcoming vice-president election. Naik defeated Anita Singh of

Orissa ignored in Rail budget once again

Venting his discontent against the Railway Budget for 2012-13 for its failure to address Orissa’s priorities and concerns, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik termed the Centre’s allocation of Rs 714 crore for the state as ‘grossly insufficient’. Patnaik trained his guns on the Centre for raising passenger fares, a move, he said, would adversely affect the

Dead, infirm draw wages

Maghu Khadia worked in development projects under MGNREGA for 90 days and was paid Rs 11,250. Bala Ping worked for six days and paid Rs 70 as wages. Baldev Bagh toiled for nine days for ` 950 and Sara Bhukta who worked for six days was paid Rs 638. The muster roll for 2011-12 in

Women Literacy should more focus for development of future Generation

The Sakshar Bharat Yatra which symbolizes the light of literacy and attempt to aware & educate the community at the starting point and will spread across the state, step by step, ultimately reaching out to thousands of villages and millions of homes and hearts. This Sakshar Bharat Yatra is conceived as central symbol connecting the

Relief for Congress, BJP in Sambalpur

Although the BJD swept the recently concluded Zilla Parishad (ZP) polls, it is a mixed bag in the election to block chairman posts held on Sunday. Candidates of the three major parties shared honours across western Odisha bringing some relief for Congress and BJP. In Sambalpur district, of the nine blocks,  chairman candidates were elected