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Centre, a helping hand in road projects

Of the 559 km Biju Expressway, launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in August, the State Government will construct only 258 km, while the rest will be laid by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Besides, most of the funds provided for construction of the Expressway have been drawn from the Central Government schemes

Air Odisha plans flight service to Angul, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, and Jeypore

A regional airline has proposed to start flight service to small and industrial towns of Jharsuguda, Angul, Rourkela and Jeypore within Odisha. “Air Odisha Aviation Pvt Ltd has expressed its interest to operate flights from Bhubaneswar to different parts of the state such as Jharsuguda, Angul, Rourkela and Jeypore from this month,” Sharad Kumar, director

Police arrested the murderer of on-duty forest officer

Police arrested the murderer of on-duty forest officer

Women’s Inter District Football Match in Bargarh

Jharsuguda and Sambalpur posted massive win in the inaugural match of the 13th Senior Women Inter District Football Championship for PC Behera Trophy-2014 in Bargarh. In the first match at Sohela, Jharsuguda outplayed Jajpur by 9-1 goals. For Jharsuguda, Satyabati Khadia scored five goals and Purnima Kujjur scored two goals while Kalabati Kachhap and Sunita

Six arrested for sexual assault on minor in Sambalpur

Police  arrested six persons on charges of alleged sexual assault of a minor girl and circulation of obscene MMS and visuals in Sambalpur, police said. Based on a complaint lodged by the victim’s father at the Mahila police station here, police made the arrests on Saturday. ASP S K Panigrahi said while six persons have

C.R. Tripathy new VC of Sambalpur University

Governor and chancellor of universities S C Jamir on Wednesday appointed Chitta Ranjan Tripathy as the new vice-chancellor of Sambalpur University. Tripathy is serving as professor in the department of computer science and engineering at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla. He will take over from the second week of November after the

Nation first Solar Power Plant of 2MW capacity by MCL

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a CPSE and subsidiary of Coal India Limited, (on Monday October 13, 2014) dedicated to the nation its first Solar Power Plant of 2MW capacity at its headquarters complex Anand Vihar here in Odisha. Mr S K Srivastava, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India, formally commissioned the project in

Disabled get loans for small units

The district administration has started facilitating loans for disabled youths to help them set up their own business. In the first phase, 274 men and woman from all nine blocks of the district got loans. Earlier, the administration conducted a survey of disabled youths and provided training to the selected 274 at a centre in

Selection of vice-chancellor of Sambalpur University

Governor and chancellor of universities S C Jamir has called three professors for an interaction on October 10 to select one of them as the next vice-chancellor of Sambalpur University. Incumbent Bishnu Barik’s term ends November 9. Chancellor’s office sources said the three – Satyaban Jena (Utkal University), CR Tripathy (Veer Surendra Sai University of

History-Sheeter “Raju” killed in police encounter

A notorious criminal was shot dead in a shootout with the police on the outskirts of Sambalpur city on Thursday 2nd October 2014. The history-sheeter, identified as Raju Saha, was killed in an exchange of fire near Dengasaragi village under the Ainthapalli police station, Sambalpur SP Akhileswar Singh said. After getting information that some criminals