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Cleaning Drive in Sambalpur DHH

Around 1,800 people of Sambalpur town participated in a mass cleaning drive launched by District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here on Sunday. The drive started at 8 am and continued till 12 noon. People from all sections of society including academicians, intellectuals, senior citizens and members of social organisations armed with broom and cleaning equipments cleaned

Municipality Collects Rs 15 Lakh as Rent

Following a drive launched by Sambalpur Municipality on December 5, about `15 lakh has so far been collected as pending rent from shopkeepers who had taken the shops on lease from the municipality. In order to prevent their shops from being sealed, the defaulters are making efforts to pay the amount to the Municipality. ‘’Since

SEC Visits Bargarh to Probe Code Violation

State Election Commissioner (SEC) Ajit Tripathy visited Bargarh on Wednesday to probe into the controversial statement made by Finance Minister Prasanna Acharya during an election meeting here on November 17. The SEC has already examined video footage of the speech in which Acharya had threatened to stop funds to areas that would not vote for

Urban Body Wakes up to Remove Illegal Hoardings

After losing substantial revenue on account of hoardings, Sambalpur Municipality has finally woken up from its slumber and initiated a drive to remove illegal hoardings. While 11 hoardings have been removed in last two days, the drive will continue till all the illegal hoardings are removed. According to reports, contract for hoardings in the town

Sambalpur seeks change in Mahanadi bridge site

People of the town have demanded construction of the proposed bridge over the Mahanadi near Kachery ghat instead of Sadak ghat to ease traffic. The government has already finalized a proposal to link eight gram panchayats of Sambalpur Sadar block with the town by constructing the bridge at Sadak Ghat. This would be the shortest

Farmers threaten blockadge of roads to sambalpur

Resentment is brewing among farmers of the district as procurement agencies have not lifted their stock of paddy though the State Government had directed the district administration to start procurement from November 22. According to sources, there has been a stalemate over paddy procurement as the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Society (PACS), designated as procurement agency,

Prasanna seeks 7 days to reply to showcause

Finance Minister Prasanna Acharya has requested for seven days time to reply to the show-cause notice served on him by the State Election Commission (SEC) after he was accused of threatening the voters with stopping funds if they did not vote for the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the second phase polls to the urban

One day special train between Mumbai Central & Puri on 22nd Nov,2013

For the convenience of passengers and to clear extra rush during the festive season, Western Railway decide to run a special train between Mumbai Central and Puri. As per the sources, “Train No. 09009 Mumbai Central – Puri Express Special train will depart from Mumbai Central at 23.55 hrs on 22nd November, 2013 (Friday) and

Leaders Know everything for Canvassing their parties

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urges centre to consider matter to set up High Court Bench in Western Odisha during addressing a campaigning rally at Bargarh.  It was the dream of late Biju Patnaik to set up a permanent High Court Bench in Western Odisha. So, I’ve exhorted the Centre to consider the matter,” said Chief

Couple arrested for torturing tribal maidservant

Police on Saturday raided the house of a couple at Belpahar, Jharsuguda to arrest them on charges of sexually harassing their tribal maid servant, who is a minor. The couple, however, managed to give police the slip. The accused, Mukul Singh, an employee of Belpahar-based TRL Krosaki Refractory Limited, and his wife, Archana, from Bihar,