30,000 birds and animals sacrificed despite ban

Despite the prohibition of the district administration, more than 30,000 animals and birds were sacrificed during Sulia Yatra at Nuakhala in Kumuria village under Balangir’s Tusura police station limits on Tuesday. Devotees and supporters of the tribal community sacrificed the animals, citing the practice to be part of their long-standing tradition. Large number of police

Son dies waiting for his father

When police whisked away Upendra Mirdha and his cousin from his Banjarikitira village in the wee hours of on Nov 14, his diabetic son Sushanta (16) hoped his father would be back soon. Policemen too assured them Upendra would be ‘back in five minutes.’ It took more than 12 hours to ascertain where they were

Sambalpur – Jharsuguda, a new destination for industrial development in Odisha.

Maa Samaleswari In 1957, India’s first prime minister Pandit Javaharlal Nehru inaugurated world’s largest earth Dam, Hirakud Dam at Sambalpur and with this an industrial revolution started in Orissa, particularly in Western Orissa. Orient paper mill started its operation in BrajarajNagar and Steel authority of India established in Rourkela. Now the 180 KM stretch between

Sambalpur in grip of cold wave

Normal life in Sambalpur has been paralysed under the impact of intense cold-wave that has swept across the region where mercury level plunged below normal for the last one week. On Tuesday, the minimum temperature was 8.3 degree C, while it was 7.7 on Wednesday. Thursday saw the lowest temperature of the season in the

Student’s death triggers tension

The death of a local pharmacy student in the Sambalpur district headquarters hospital on Sunday triggered tension with the deceased’s fellow students alleging medical negligence. Sources said Amit Kumar Behera, a student of Gayatri Pharmacy College here, had allegedly attempted suicide by taking over 20 quinine tablets as he was depressed over his poor performance

3 killed in road mishap

Three persons were killed in a road accident on Sunday near Bhalupali Chhack when a brick-laden truck coming from the opposite side hit their bike. The deceased were identified as Andrus Papa, Adi Munda and Lukas Munda of Pitapali village under Sambalpur’s Ainthapali police station limits. The victims belonging to the Christian community had gone

Bus passengers were injured near Sirol

12 passengers of a bus were injured, one of them seriously, when the vehicle rolled down a road near Sirol under Titlagarh police station of Bolangir district, police said. The seriously injured was shifted to the district headquarters hospital at Bolangir while others being treated at a hospital at Titlagarh. said.

‘It’s exciting to be the king’

Hrusikesh Bhoi is a driver at Bargarh district headquarters hospital. But his role as Kansa during the annual Dhanu Yatra has made him an extraordinary personality. Ashok Pradhan spoke to 40-year-old Bhoi about the make-belief virtual kingdom he will rule from December 30. Isn’t it boring donning the same role year after year? I am

In the name of jobs one more humbuggery exposed in Bhushan

Bhusan Power & Steel ltd, Thelkoli is once again on news. One of its engineer Rakesh Kumar along with his colleague working at Thelkoli Plant has been arrested by Sambalpur Police & sends into jail under judicial custody on charges of cheating Millions of rupees from educated and unemployed youth people which are wandering in

Efforts on to open 10 district judge courts

The State Government on Wednesday said that efforts were underway to open district and session judge court in 10 districts, including Rayagada. Replying to a call-attention notice of Dambarudhar Ulaka, Law Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh said the Government had made budgetary provision for opening district and session judge courts in 16 districts in the current