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Jumbo trouble in Rairakhol

A herd of 28 elephants have wreaked havoc in Rairakhol in Sambalpur district since last 10 days. The animals have entered Kholgarh, Henteri, Badhindol, Charmal, Dhanrakhaman, Laiza, Taal and Luhapank villages and destroyed paddy and houses. Forest department sources said at least two houses have been completely damaged by the elephants in Taal and Luhapank

Demand for IIM at Sambalpur Gathers Steam

The demand for setting up Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Sambalpur is gaining momentum after the Centre asked the State Government to suggest three suitable locations for the purpose. The missive from the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has charged up politicians, intellectuals, pressure groups and voluntary organisation of the district. On Saturday, a

A Dalit family evicted from their village

A dalit family of Tantagarh village, under Rairakhol subdivision of Sambalpur, has been allegedly driven away by upper caste people. The victim, Kandarpa Sethi said, his wife and three children were attacked by the upper caste people at their home on 7th of August under Rairakhol police station area . Since then, they are spending

Hyacinth Choked Channels Caused Sambalpur Inundation

Harmless looking water hyacinths, which cover almost all water bodies and Dhobijoar Nullah, are largely to blame for the unprecedented waterlogging in Sambalpur Town recently. As incessant rain lashed Western Odisha for days together, the hyacinths prevented the free flow of water in drains and nullahs leading to inundation of the entire town. The wild

Requirement for Lady Matron posts in ST & SC Girl Hostel

Engagement of Lady Matron in the Girls Hostels of ST & SC, Development Department DWO Bargarh.   Application in prescribed proforma from intending married women 45 years or above of Bargarh District are invited to fill up 55 nos of Lady Matron posts purely on contractual basis with monthly consolidated remuneration of Rs.7500/ per month

Record 380 mm rainfall creates havoc in Sambalpur

Torrential rain measuring a whopping 380 mm literally drowned the western Odisha city of Sambalpur on Sunday , rendering 4000 people homeless and affecting 25,000 others. The phenomenal downpour that appeared to be a cloudburst of sorts, resulted in the submergence of all roads in the city, which was virtually floating on a vast sheet

‘Odishi Fresh’ vegetable outlets in Sambalpur soon

Sambalpur will get ‘Odishi Fresh’, vegetable outlets soon to be developed on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. Sambalpur district collector, Balwant Singh today said that 12 vegetable outlets would be opened. “The horticulture department will implement the proposal,” said Singh. “The 12 vegetable outlets will be opened in Sambalpur, Burla and Hirakud. The outlets will

Central Council Stops Admission to Sambalpur Homeopathy College

Bad days are ahead for the Medical College of Homeopathy and Research in Sambalpur. Even as the State is facing acute shortage of doctors, the Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) has directed Odisha Government not to allow students to take admission into the Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) course of the college. The

Farmer commits suicide due to heavy loan burden

Unable to bear the loan burden, a farmer of Nuapali village under Bheden police station in Bargarh district has committed suicide. Police today said Bhagaban Pradhan (35)had consumed pesticides and died in Bargarh district headquarters hospital where he was rushed by his family members. Heavy loan burden was stated to be the main reason behind

Fish Markets Set for A Major Facelift

In a bid to provide hygienic and organised market facility to fish traders, the district administration is all set to develop six state-of-art fish markets in Sambalpur, Burla and Hirakud. These markets would not only provide better trading facility but also remove the make-shift shops on drains and road-side presently used by the fish vendors.