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WAR for PHED water supply in sambalpur

Police today arrested four persons in connection with the violent clash on Tuesday at the PHED office located in Modipada water tank premises over the scarce water supply to Durgapalli-Kanijuri locality in this western Odisha district headquarters town. The IIC of the Town Police Station Pradip Sahoo said two persons from each side have been

Distress Sale Still Rampant in Kalahandi

Despite emerging as one of major paddy producing districts of the State over the years, poor marketing infrastructure remains a major problem in Kalahandi district. Belying the claims of the Government, distress sale is still rampant with many farmers opting to sell their surplus paddy to private players. The kharif paddy procurement report of Bhawanipatna

A beautiful Ruined Town – Brajrajnagar

This story is written by Nishima Avasthi after she visited to this beautiful city some years ago Recently, to get a break from boring routine & moron monotonous life of metro, visited a small place named Brajrajnagar, District Jharsuguda, Odisha. On hearing name, it seemed to me of some kind of village and didn’t get

editor of ‘Aaj ki Jandharaa’ killed in road accident

A well known journalist and editor of daily Hindi newspaper ‘Aaj ki Jandharaa’ Devendra kar and his family members were killed and five others injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and hit a road site tree at Badrama ghati jujumura sambalpur in morning. Kar was returning to Raipur with his family after a

Four-laning of NH-6 Completed, Service Roads Still Incomplete

Piecemeal development of the four-laning work of National Highway 6 at Sambalpur-Bargarh-Luharachatti stretch along Odisha-Chhattisgarh border has turned the road into a death trap. Though service roads have been provided alongside the highway, the delay in completion of the construction work and illegal parking of vehicles on the lanes has put lives of many at

Traditional Water Bodies Dry up in Modern Growth Impact

A dry summer stares at Sambalpur with traditional water harvesting structures going dry. While these structures have in the past been a boon to Sambalpur, things have worsened in the absence of maintenance. Known as Kata, Muda and Bandh in local parlance, these water tanks were maintained by members of Kulta community who are traditionally

Civic Body Apathy Leaves Sen Park in A Shambles

One of the oldest recreational hubs of Sambalpur Town, Sen Park lies in a shambles, thanks to the lackadaisical attitude of the Municipality. Spreading over three acres of land, the park has turned into a hunting ground of anti-socials as lack of maintenance on the part of the civic body is keeping people away from

Forest Dept Wakes up to Evict Ramgarh

The Forest department has woken up again to the problem of encroachment of Budharaja Reserve Forest (RF), the only green patch inside the town located here at the heart of Sambalpur town. Once spread over 113 acres, the Reserve Forest has reduced to 75 acres now. The visit of the then Forest Conservator Rajeev Kumar

6 died in road mishap in Sambalpur district

Six persons including four school children died and eight other sustained serious injury when a van carrying them collided head on with a truck in Odisha’s Sambalpur district, police said. The incident took place at Tikilipara chhak under the Jamankira police station of Sambalpur district. The mishap occurred at around 11 am when the school

Fire exchange between maoist and security personnel in Gudguda forest, sambalpur

After a gap of three weeks, there are reports of another encounter between the Maoists and the security personnel inside the Gudguda forest under Meghapal panchayat of Jujumura block in Odisha’s Sambalpur district on Thursday. According to reports, the Special Operation Group (SOG) and the CRPF personnel were on a combing operation on Thursday following