Rats nibble at dead farmer in hospital

Even in death, farmer Banmali Bhue had no escape from sufferance. After he consumed poison and succumbed in a hospital, his body was mauled by rats in the mortuary much to the revulsion of the tragedy-struck family. Bhue (55) of village Bisalkhinda under Sason Police Limits took pesticide on Wednesday. He was rushed to district

Displaced visit Hirakud

A newly married Alekh Sahu was forced to leave his village Khajurdihi and whipped by police when he resisted forcible eviction. That was 56 years back when Sahu, now 74, along with hundreds of other villagers was evicted from Khajurdihi to make way for the Hirakud dam. On the occasion of 56th Foundation Day of

10 years of rigorous imprisonment

Five persons were sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment in the much-hyped university gangrape case, by a fast track court in Sambalpur on Friday. A first year MCA student of Sambalpur University was raped by three different groups at three places on the night of February 23, 2008. Ten persons had been arrested and

AAI officials visit Jharsuguda

Officials of the State Government and Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Thursday visited the Jharsuguda airport to look into land acquisition for the airport. The State Government has recently decided to develop the Jharsuguda airport as the second full-fledged airport in the State. The existing airport has around 815 acres of land and another

Green Card holders left in lurch

For 50-year-old Indumati Sahu of Amripada area here it was a fight against the conservative ideas to gift her children a meaningful life, one that the Government promises for the Green Card holders. Standing up against the pressures put on her to beget more children, she has a son and a daughter, Indumati underwent tubectomy

BJD, BJP aspirants join Congress

With the filing of nominations coming to an end on Thursday, polling offices in western Odisha saw last minute rush by the candidates to file their papers. Denial of party nomination saw surfacing of many rebels. The last day also saw the district BJD suffer a major setback. Phanindra Patnaik, district nominee of State Health

Fourth day, 30 people filled the nomination in Jharsuguda district

On fourth day of filing of nominations for upcoming panchayat elections 30 candidates filled their nomination. Now the total 80 candidates filled their nomination papers till now. Which includes 18 candidates for the post of sarpanch, 18 candidates for the post of Samiti sadashya & 44 candidates for the post of ward member filled their

Jharsuguda district BJD blamed Congress for political criminalization

Jharsuguda district Biju Janta Dal has demanded State Election commissioner & District Administration to take drastic measures against the congress MLA & his supporters in upcoming panchayat elections.BJD spokes person said that in upcoming panchayat elections local Congress MLA & his people will definitely use felony and muscle power as they did in the last

Big three yet to finalize nominees for rural polls

The ruling BJD and Opposition Congress and BJP are giving finishing touches to their nominees’ list for the zilla parishad polls, even as candidates filed their nomination papers across the state for the second day. January 12 is the last date for filing of nominations. BJD insiders said party bosses had almost finalized their nominees

Vegetables prices nosedive

The declining prices of vegetables have brought smiles back on the faces of people here. But their happiness, however, may be short-lived with the district facing untimely rains and humid conditions. For people in Bargarh, it is a problem of plenty. At the wholesale market in Sambalpur, while cauliflower is being sold at Rs 8,