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Scuffle among BJD workers mars Sambalpur ‘Jansampark Padayatra’

Chasm in the ruling BJD has come to the fore during the Sambalpur ‘Jansampark Padayatra’ on Friday. The walkathon has been launched by BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and to continue till October 11 (Jannayak Jay Prakash Narayan Jaynati) statewide. However, the Sambalpur episode has

Odisha govt to revive Kalahandi medical college

The Odisha cabinet on Wednesday approved for revival of medical college and hospital in Kalahandi district. Now, the state government has taken over the medical college and it would induct a suitable private partner through Public private Partnership framework for ensuing the revival and sustainable operationalisation of the medical college and hospital. As the Medical

IIM Sambalpur welcomes its first batch

Most of the students of newly opened IIM at Sambalpur are either B Tech or M Tech. Most of them were working in reputed companies across the country. While a few left their jobs others are on study leave, informed the IIM authorities here. “Out of total 49 students, 43 of them are from the

Rahul Gandhi to lead a ‘Chasi Banchao Padayatra’ in Bargarh

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will lead a ‘Save Farmer March’ in Bargarh district during his two-day visit to Odisha to highlight alleged failure of both the Centre and BJD regime in the state in mitigating the plight of peasants. “Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to embark upon a two-day visit to Odisha on September 10 during

Sambalpur Sinking under Garbage

Even though the city is sinking under rising piles of garbage, the proposed Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management (IMSWM) system for Greater Sambalpur is yet to take off. The sanitation of the city devoid of IMSWM system can be gauged from the latest ranking of cities under Swachh Bharat Mission. Of 476 cites surveyed across

No End to Bumpy Ride on Sambalpur Main Road

The fate of busy Fatak-Ainthapali Main Road in the city remains unchanged. The failure of the Public Works Department (PWD) in maintaining the road has caused several problems for commuters who endure a torment-filled drive on a daily basis. Though dust generated from stone crusher units is used to fill the holes on the road,

The fate of tribal people of Kalahandi is at stake

The fate of Indravati multipurpose project and economy of tribal people dependant on Buflamali hills of Kalahandi is at stake said state secretary of CPI-M Alli Kishor Patnaik after visiting the area on Thursday and taking note of the proposed bauxite mining proposal of Utkal Alumina. Both the union government and the state government need

Day After Odisha Girl Pushed Out of Train by TTE, Railway on Denial Mode

A day after a minor girl was pushed out of running train allegedly by a female TTE for travelling without ticket, the railway authorities continue to be on denial mode. Besides feigning ignorance about identity of the TTE, they have termed the incident as an accident. Apparently, this is not the first time that a

Sambalpur University introduces 2 new UGC-approved courses

Sambalpur University has introduced two new courses, Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Education and Certificate Course in Human Rights Education from this academic session. The University Grant Commission (UGC) has approved both the courses. While the duration of thePG Diploma in Human Right Education is one year, a student will complete the Certificate Course

Inter-state airline operation from Bhubaneswar

The Odisha Government has given the green light to Air Odisha to start inter-state airline operations from Bhubaneswar to Rourkela, Sambalpur and Jeypore. The company has decided to begin the flight operations by July end and fixed the airfare at Rs 2,000 per person in all three routes. However, the fare could be increased in