Visaka Ind starts production at Sambalpur unit

Visaka Industries has been in the process of setting up a unit for manufacture of Asbestos cement sheets at Parmanpur, Maneswar, Sambalpur district of Orissa. Further, the company has commenced commercial production in this unit from Jan. 1, 2012. The stock had outperformed the market over the past one month till Jan. 17, 2012, rising

Pollution board takes steam out of Rourkela steel

Rourkela Steel Plant closed down one of its sinter units and a boiler in the captive power plant (CPP) on Monday after the state pollution board refused to allow them to function any more. According to RSP sources, the closure will cut down its steel production by about 40%. The plant produces at least 7,000

No contenders yet for 318 Sambalpur posts

Not a single nomination paper for as many as 318 ward member posts has been filed yet in Sambalpur district though the three-tier panchayat polls are just round the corner. Official sources denied that fear of Maoists is keeping candidates at bay, instead blaming the reservation system for the lacuna. “Due to reservation system in

Preetam to lead State junior football team

 S Preetam K Singh will lead Odisha in the 48th Junior National Football Championship, which is scheduled to be held at Siliguri in West Bengal from January 19 to 29. Football Association of Odisha announced a 20-member state team including nine from Cuttack, six from Sambalpur, three from Balasore and one each from Khurda and

Ailing elephant dies sans medical aid

The medical team from Nandankanan reached a little late. The night before, the ailing elephant which was found in Khunapali village forest with an injury on its back and profusely bleeding from trunk had died. Retired Senior Veterinary Surgeon Dr. P K Ray who led the team to the village on Monday morning admitted that

Cong workers seek CM’s ouster

Congress activists in Ganjam district on Monday burnt the effigies of chief minister Naveen Patnaik and agriculture minister Pradip Maharathy, demanding their resignation in the wake of the gang rape incident at Pipili in Puri district. The protesters also demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. A similar protest was organized by Youth Congress activists

Government to clip dengu wings

The Government has decided to adopt inter-sectoral collaboration for prevention of dengue and other vector-borne diseases in the State. The issue was discussed at a high-level meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik here recently. Last year, 1,800 dengue cases were detected in the State of which 33 had died. It was decided

Crow death shadow spreads to Sambalpur

Bird flu panic spread to Sambalpur with the city and its adjoining areas witnessing the mysterious phenomenon of crows dropping dead on Saturday. “We are really scared after we found three dead crows in our locality. We immediately intimated the authority about it,” said Radhey Shyam Verma, a resident of Nayapara area in Sambalpur. Crow

Madhuri Mehta is selected in Indian women’s cricket team

Madhuri Mehta is selected in  20 member lists of Indian Women’s cricket team. She will soon to tour West Indies with Indian Team. The National Women’s Selection Committee announced a twenty players name at the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, Indore on Saturday for the India’s tour of the West Indies, in February-March 2012. Madhuri hails from Balangir district,

Innovative practice boon for sugarcane farmers

Farmers cultivating sugarcane under a new method Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI) in Nayagarh, Ganjam and Bargarh shared their experience about the method in a recently concluded State level workshop organised by NIRMAN and AgSri. The SSI method was introduced by NIRMAN. Naba Kishor Das (48), a farmer of Khairapati, said that he earned Rs 5,200