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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

Bargarh Decked up for Dhanu Yatra

The stage is all set for the 11-day open air theatre Dhanu Yatra to begin from today, Monday. With the central theme of the festival based on the Krishna Leela and Mathura Vijay, the enactment will begin with wedding of King Kansa’s sister Devaki with Basudev followed by his accession to throne dethroning his father

Farmers ends life in debt frustration

A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Saturday evening. His son, who also attempted to kill self, was admitted to VSS Medical College and Hospital, Burla, in a critical condition. The deceased was identified as Bijay Thapa, 50, of Deogarhtikira village, on the outskirts of Bargarh town. He had taken a loan

Seven Families Rendered Homeless in Jumbo Attack

A herd of around 30 elephants damaged houses rendering seven families homeless in Rengali block of Sambalpur district and Kolabira block of neighbouring Jharsuguda district. With their corridor shut by boundary wall of industries in the two districts, the elephants are intruding into human habitations in search of food. According to reports, the herd strayed

Road Widening Projects Fail to Serve Purpose in Sambalpur

Road widening projects in the Sambalpur town do not serve the purpose as the officials of Roads and Building (R&B) Department do not clear the road of obstacles before taking up the projects. Water kiosks of Sambalpur Municipality that never ooze water and the electric poles that have gone too weak and may collapse any

Pumping Stations to Prevent Urban Flooding

The district administration has decided to set up three water pumping stations in Sambalpur town to pump out flood water from low lying areas. Every year during monsoon, the town is flooded by overflowing Dhobijoar nullah which runs through Sambalpur town. The Housing and Urban Development Department has sanctioned `2.95 crore for the purpose and