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Hepatitis E claims 10 lives in Sambalpur

SAMBALPUR: Hepatitis E virus has claimed 10 lives in the last one week triggering panic in Sambalpur town. The deceased include two pregnant women. Medicine Specialist Kabir Das Purohit said it develops into a severe liver disease in some cases. He said while 90 per cent of the patients recover, it may lead to complications

Second Zoo in Orissa to come up near Sambalpur

A zoo will be set up at Laxmi Dunguri, a place in between Burla and Sambalpur town in Western Orissa, Minister for Forest Debi Prasad Mishra said. This would be the second zoo in the state after Nandankanan, Mr Mishra said, adding the proposal for setting up of the zoo at Laxmi Dunguri was passed

Sason-Rengali double railway line commissioned

Sambalpur: The double railway line between Sason and Rengali was on Saturday commissioned for goods and passenger trains after its completion. Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Eastern Circle, Kolkata, Sudarson Nayak inspected the new line accompanied by other senior railway officers, including VK Bahamani (Chief Administrative Officer), AV Siva Prasad (DRM), DP Lal (Chief Engineer

Favouritism alleged in selection of lecturer

An applicant for post of a lecturer in history Department of Sambalpur University here on Saturday alleged that all norms were thrown to wind in selection of candidate. Ratnakar Mohapatra, who was alleged to have been ignored for the post despite possessing all qualifications, urged Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare to institute an inquiry into the

No psychiatrist to treat patients in jail

Five psychiatric patients will be shifted from the district jail here to Sambalpur jail as there is a change in their behaviour, according to jail Superintendent Bramhananda Sahoo. As 24 such patients are staying among 641 other inmates in the jail, it becomes difficult to attend them for the lack of any psychiatrist neither in

Sambalpur DD Kendra wins two national awards

Doordarshan Kendra, Sambalpur has won laurels by bagging two annual national awards at the just concluded annual award presentation ceremony of the national broadcaster – Doordarshan – in New Delhi. According to the Kendra’s executive producer P.L.Das, two documentaries produced by the Kendra – Paschimataal and Pakshira Nida claimed the awards. “ Paschimataal is a

Rivals shoot goon in Sambalpur

SAMBALPUR: A murder convict, Dinabandhu Jena, was critically injured here on Thursday night when he was shot at by one Rajesh Sahu in what police claimed as gang rivalry. Dinabandhu has been admitted to VSS Medical College Hospital with a bullet still stuck in his leg. This is the second firing incident in just a

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