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No water, no vote: Nuapada villagers send loud message

About 900 villagers of Dhingiamunda in Nuapada district have threatened to refrain from voting in the coming Lok Sabha and assembly polls if drinking water does not reach their village by March 21. The villagers on Thursday met district collector Jaya Kumar V and put forth their grievances. “We have taken a unanimous decision not

One More Boat Capsizes, all 12 Rescued

Close on the heels of the boat tragedy at Hirakud that claimed 31 lives, another tragedy was averted when a country boat ferrying people from Sambalpur to Mundo Ghat across river Mahanadi capsized after being caught in a strong gale on Tuesday. However all the passengers had a narrow escape and were rescued. Ironically, the

Global grinding start-ups

ICR seeks out the locations of the new finish-grinding plants and proposed new grinding station projects around the world. Large projects coming on-stream this year include Saudi Cement’s new Jizan plant, Sephaku Cement’s 1.4Mta Delmas grinding unit in South Africa and UltraTech’s 1.6Mta expansion at Jharsuguda, India. The need to build grinding plants does not

Trains diverted on Kharagpur-Bhadrak section of SER

On account of traffic cum power block due to re-girdering of a rail bridge on Kharagpur-Bhadrak Section of South Eastern Railway (SER) from March 8 to 10 the following train services are diverted. In a release here today, South Central Railway said Train 22612 New Jalpaiguri-Chennai Central Weekly Express, departing New Jalpaiguri on March 7,

Two rape cases shock Sambalpur

Two rape cases have rocked the district even as police managed to nab the accused. While one case was reported from Dhuturapara here, another occurred under Thelkolai police limits. Police registered cases after receiving complaints against the accused. Both accused and survivors were medically examined. While Deepak Hara, 35, is the accused in Dhuturapara case,

OUIDF sanctioned 11 projects of various urban local bodies

Odisha Urban Infrastructure Development Fund ( OUIDF) has sanctioned 11 projects of various urban local bodies for loan and financial assistance. The projects have been approved in the Board of Trustees Meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Jugal Kishore Mohapatra in the conference hall of OUIDF office last evening. Sri Mohapatra has

Urban policing in three more cities

Keeping an eye on the forthcoming elections, the state government on Sunday decided in-principle to introduce commissionerate of police system in Berhampur, Rourkela and Sambalpur. Currently, the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are under the commissionerate of police system that was introduced in 2008 after the enactment of Odisha Urban Police (OUP) Act, 2003.

No clue about Chinmaya murderer, Hirakud Police

Hirakud police has no clue about the chinmaya murderer even after the incedent happend 2 days back. Still they are trying to find out the culprits. Chinmaya Nayak aged 25 year, Hindalco FRP employee was killed by bullet fired by some unknown person. He was the 2nd son of Ravi Narayana Nayak of Gandhinagar area.

CB Breakthrough in Pachyderm Poaching

The Crime Branch, which has been assigned the probe into back-to-back killing of tuskers in Sambalpur in January last, made a headway and arrested two members of the poaching racket from remote forest pockets of Jamankira on Saturday. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the CB along with Sambalpur and Deogarh police arrested Bhika Lohura

Congress and BJD fan pet issues

Stepping up its attack on the BJD, a poll-bound Congress today organised three rallies in the undivided Koraput district, an old party bastion with a sizeable chunk of tribal population. Addressing big gatherings at Malkangiri and Jeypore, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Jaydev Jena and All-India Congress Committee-appointed in-charge of state party affairs B.K. Hariprasad,