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Bhoi’s Renomination for Lok Sabha Election under Cloud

Even as the Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) is scheduled to meet in Bhubaneswar on Friday to finalise the probable list of Lok Sabha candidates, uncertainty prevails over renomination of sitting Bargarh MP Sanjay Bhoi. While Bhoi is confident of renomination, Bargarh District Congress Committee (DCC) is strongly against his

Sambalpur Municipality Facing a Stinking Crisis

Sanitation in Sambalpur town has been badly hit after villagers residing in the periphery of dumping yard at Jamadarpali prevented disposal of garbage at the place since January 7. Even though Sambalpur Municipality formed a committee comprising eminent citizens of the town and facilitated dialogue with the protesting villagers, the talks failed to break the

HC bench: Plea for Sambalpur

Senior Congress leader and former MLA Aswini Guru has urged the state government to name Sambalpur as the site for proposed high court bench while responding to the query of Union law minister in connection with its establishment in western Odisha. He said establishment of a permanent bench of high court in western region is

Sambalpur City Bus Service from 26th January

With two bidders evincing interest in operating city bus service on Public Private Transport (PPP) mode, the Sambalpur Municipality is gearing up to remove encroachment from the main road of the town to facilitate smooth plying of buses. Sources said Sambalpur Municipality has issued notices to 200 people for illegal operation of kiosks along the

Relocation of 2nd Bridge Sparks off Protest

The recommendation of the district administration to the State Government to relocate proposed second high level bridge over river Mahanadi connecting Sadak Ghat at Badbazar along Ring Road in Sambalpur town with Mundoghat on the other side of the river is snowballing into a major controversy. Villagers of Chaunrpur, Baijamunda, Kalamati and Aamsada Katapali gram

3 Killed, 6 Hurt in Road Mishap

Three persons including two girls died on the spot when a sand-laden truck rammed into an auto-rickshaw at Bhalupali Chowk in the outskirts of the town on SH-10 connecting Sambalpur-Rourkela SH under Ainthapali police limits on Monday. Two of the six persons injured in the accident have been shifted to VSS Medical at Burla as

RDC Seeks Action against Officer

Revenue Divisional Commissioner (northern division) Pramod Meherda has directed Sambalpur Collector Balwant Singh to chargesheet former Additional Sub-Collector Ajay Kumar Tiwari, currently posted as Jujumura BDO in the district, for irregularities in transfer of tribal lands in the names of non-tribals. Meherda has also called for review of the circular issued by former RDC Hrusikesh

Lawyers Raise Voice for Govt Delay on HC Bench

Lawyers of Sambalpur have expressed their displeasure over the State Government’s silence on High Court bench issue. They have resolved to intensify their agitation over the issue. An emergency meeting of the Sambalpur District Bar Association was held on Friday to discuss the State Government’s stand on the demand to send a comprehensive proposal to

Russian dancers mesmerise Bargarh audience

Bargarh Dhanu Yatra is a combination of the traditional dramatic form and cultural extravaganza where classical and folk dances are performed to entertain the audience. While the heroic dialogues of King Kansa all through the 11-day-long Yatra are attractive and energetic for the audiences, the dances of all forms are also equally entertaining and enjoyable.

Two Bidders for City Bus Service

After failing to get any takers thrice, the Western Odisha Urban Transport Service Limited (WOUTSL) has finally succeeded in getting positive response from two bidders to the tender extended for the third time seeking partner to operate city bus service on PPP mode. The tenders are expected to be opened at the earliest and Executive