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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will inagurate BPCL bottling plant in Balangir

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will inagurate BPCL bottling plant in Balangir. It is dedicated to the nation on December 27th 2019. It will be the second bottling plant of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a public sector undertaking under the Union ministry of petroleum and natural gas, after Khurda.

The plant, spread over 23 acres at Barkani, 12km from Balangir railway station, has the capacity to produce 42 lakh cylinders per year. It will supply LPG cylinders to the consumers in 14 districts of western and south-western part of the state. These are Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Nuapada.
Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan had laid foundation stone of the LPG bottling plant on May 21 last year. This plant has been completed in a record 19 months. We had fixed a deadline of March 2020. The plant has been set up with an estimated cost of Rs 103 crore, said Sanjay Sharma, state head, LPG – Odisha and Jharkhand – BPCL, here on Sunday.

The oil company has been supplying gas since 1988 from its LPG bottling plant at Khurda. The company has 21.59 lakh customers in the state and they consume 78 lakh cylinders per year. The consumption may go up to 105 lakh cylinders by end of 2020, said a BPCL official.
Oil marketing companies, including BPCL, have LPG bottling plants at Balasore, Jharsuguda, Khurda and Jatni. Besides Balangir plant, two more bottling units are coming up at Khurda and Rayagada. Odisha will have a total of seven LPG bottling plants after commissioning of the new plants. Capacity of these seven plants will be 4.06 crore cylinders per annum, said an official source.

There were 20.22 lakh LPG consumers in the state on June 1, 2014, said an official source. But the number has increased to 88.10 lakh in 2019. Demand for packed LPG in the state was 454.3 thousand metric tonne (TMT) last year. It is expected to touch 610 TMT by end of 2020. Number of LPG distributors in the state has increased from 367 in 2014 to 932 this year.

Auto Rickshaw Driver In Odisha ‘Fined For Not Wearing Helmet’

An auto driver was fined in Sonepur for not wearing a helmet.

 

As per reports, one Ram Banchhor of Nilabandhapara in Bargarh, who owns an auto rickshaw bearing registration number of OR-17H-5743 was fined Rs 6,000 by Sonepur RTO for not wearing a helmet and using mobile phone while driving.

What is even more surprising is the fact that Ram alleged he never went to Sonepur district. According to Ram, he only operates in Bargarh and uses his vehicle to transport goods within Bargarh district limits and never went to Sonepur district.

“I came to know about this fine only after I went to Bargarh RTO to renew the fitness certificate of my auto rickshaw. The officials said that I can’t renew unless I pay the fines first,” said a bewildered Ram.

“I never went to Sonepur, but still they penalised me for not wearing a helmet. Because of this I am not being able to renew the fitness certificate of my vehicle,” added Ram.

This is not the first instance, but there have been other cases where motorists have alleged that they have been penalised unduly. Recently on December 7, a truck driver in Bargarh district was fined by the transport department for not wearing a helmet.

bargarh dadhi bamana temple known as western odisha srikhetra

bargarh dadhi bamana temple known as western odisha srikhetra

ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ଭଗବାନ ଓ ଭକ୍ତ ଏକା ସଙ୍ଗେ ପୂଜା ପାଇଥାନ୍ତି। ଏହାସହ ଗୋଟିଏ ଥାଳିରେ ପ୍ରସାଦ ମଧ୍ୟ ଖାଇଥାନ୍ତି। ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିର ପରି ପଶ୍ଚିମ ଓଡିଶାର ଶ୍ରୀକ୍ଷେତ୍ର ରୂପେ ପରିଚିତ ବରଗଡ ଜିଲ୍ଲା ଭଟଲିର ଦଧିବାମନ ମନ୍ଦିର।

ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିର ପରି ପଶ୍ଚିମ ଓଡିଶାର ଶ୍ରୀକ୍ଷେତ୍ର ରୂପେ ପରିଚିତ ବରଗଡ ଜିଲ୍ଲା ଭଟଲିର ଦଧିବାମନ ମନ୍ଦିର।ପୁରୀ ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିରରେ ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ, ବଳଭଦ୍ର ଓ ମାତା ସୁଭଦ୍ରା ପୂଜା ପାଉଥିବା ବେଳେ ଭଟଲି ଠାରେ କିନ୍ତୁ ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଦଧିବାମନ ରୂପରେ ପୂଜା ପାଇଥାନ୍ତି।

ଏହି ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ଭଗବାନ ଓ ଭକ୍ତ ଏକା ସଙ୍ଗେ ପୂଜା ପାଇଥାନ୍ତି। ଏହାସହ ଗୋଟିଏ ଥାଳିରେ ପ୍ରସାଦ ମଧ୍ୟ ଖାଇଥାନ୍ତି। ଏପରି ଭକ୍ତ ଓ ଭଗବାନ ଏକାସାଙ୍ଗେ ପୂଜା ପାଉଥିବା ମନ୍ଦିର କୌଣସି ସ୍ଥାନରେ ଦେଖାଯାଏ ନାହିଁ।

ବରଗଡ ସହରରୁ ମାତ୍ର 17 କିଲୋମିଟର ଦୂରରେ ରହିଛି ପଶ୍ଚିମ ଓଡିଶାର ଶ୍ରୀକ୍ଷେତ୍ର। ଯେଉଁଠାରେ ରଥଯାତ୍ରା ସମୟରେ ପ୍ରବଳ ହୋଇଥାଏ ଭକ୍ତଙ୍କ ଭିଡ। ପୁରୀ ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ଯେଉଁପରି ଭଗବାନ ପୂଜା ପାଇଥାନ୍ତି ସେହିପରି ପୂଜାର୍ଚ୍ଚନା ଏଠାରେ ଭଗବାନ ଦଧିବାମନ ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ମଧ୍ୟ କରାଯାଇଥାଏ। ମାତ୍ର ଏଠାରେ ନବକଳେବର ହୁଏ ନାହିଁ କି ଅନ୍ନ ଭୋଗ ମଧ୍ୟ କରାଯାଏ ନାହିଁ। ଏଠାରେ କେବଳ ବାଳ ଭୋଗ ଲଗାଯାଇଥାଏ।

କେଉଁ ଆବାହମାନକାଳରୁ ଏଠାରେ ପ୍ରଥମେ ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ, ବଳଭଦ୍ର ଓ ମାତା ସୁଭଦ୍ରା ପୂଜା ପାଇ ଆସୁଥିଲେ।କିମ୍ବଦନ୍ତୀ ଅନୁସାରେ 1617 ମସିହାରେ ସମ୍ବଲପୁର ରାଜା ବଳିଆର ସିଂହଙ୍କ ରାଜୁତି ସମୟରେ ଭକ୍ତ ପରମାନନ୍ଦ ସାହୁ ଏଠାରେ ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କୁ ସ୍ଥାପନ କରି ପୂଜା କରୁଥିଲେ। ତାଙ୍କର ଜ୍ୟେଷ୍ଠ ବଧୂ କମଳା ଭଗବାନକୁ ନିଷ୍ଠା ମନରେ ଭକ୍ତି କରୁଥିଲେ ଏବଂ ସବୁବେଳେ କେବଳ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ ଚରଣାଶ୍ରିତ ସିତ୍ତ ହେବା ପାଇଁ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ ଠାରେ ପ୍ରାର୍ଥନା କରୁଥିଲେ।

ଥରେ ବୈଶାଖ ମାସ ବିଳମ୍ବିତ ରାତିରେ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ କୁଡିଆ ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ନିଆଁ ଲାଗିଯାଇଥିଲା । ଭକ୍ତ କମଳାଙ୍କ କାନରେ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କର ତ୍ରାହି ତ୍ରାହି ଶବ୍ଦ ଶୁଣାଯାଇଥିଲା । ଭକ୍ତ କମଳା ନିଆଁକୁ ଖାତିର ନକରି ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ମୂର୍ତ୍ତିକୁ ଯାଇ ଧରିପକାଇଥିଲେ ମାତ୍ର ଆଉ ମନ୍ଦିର ଭିତରୁ ବାହାରି ପାରିନଥିଲେ । ଗ୍ରାମର ଲୋକେ ସେହି ମନ୍ଦିରରୁ କମଳାଙ୍କର ହାଡ ଖଣ୍ଡେ ମଧ୍ୟ ପାଇନଥିଲେ। ଭକ୍ତଙ୍କ କହିବା ଅନୁସାରେ, ଭଗବାନ ସତରେ ଭକ୍ତ କମଳାଙ୍କୁ ଚରଣାଶ୍ରିତ କରି ତାଙ୍କୁ ଉଦ୍ଧାର କରିଦେଇଥିଲେ।

ପରବର୍ତ୍ତୀ ସମୟରେ ଭକ୍ତ ପରମାନନ୍ଦଙ୍କୁ ସପ୍ନାଦେଶ ହୋଇଥିଲା ଯେ ସେହି ଗ୍ରାମରେ ରହିଥିବା ଚକ୍ରତୀର୍ଥ ପୋଖରୀର ପଙ୍କ ଭିତରେ ମୋର ମୂର୍ତ୍ତି ଅଛି ଏବଂ ସେହି ମୂର୍ତ୍ତିକୁ ପୂର୍ବ ସ୍ଥାନରେ ସ୍ଥାପନା କରାଯାଇ ଦଧିବାମନ ନାମରେ ପୂଜା କରାଯାଉ ଏବଂ ଭକ୍ତ କମଳାଙ୍କୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ ନିକଟରେ ସ୍ଥାପିତ କରି ଏଠାରେ ଭକ୍ତ ଓ ଭଗବାନ ଉଭୟେ ଏକାଠି ପୂଜାପାଇବେ ବୋଲି ସ୍ଵପ୍ନାଦେଶ ଦେଇଥଲେ। ସେହିଦିନ ଠାରୁ ଏହି ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଦଧିବାମନ ରୂପରେ ପୂଜା ପାଇଥାନ୍ତି ଏବଂ ତାଙ୍କର ଭକ୍ତ କମଳା ମଧ୍ୟ ତାଙ୍କ ସହିତ ପୂଜାପାଇଥାନ୍ତି।

ରଥଯାତ୍ରା ସମୟରେ ହଜାର ହଜାର ଲୋକଙ୍କ ଭିଡ ଏଠାରେ ଲାଗିଥାଏ ଏବଂ ଭକ୍ତଙ୍କ ମନୋସ୍କାମନା ମଧ୍ୟ ପୂରଣ ହୋଇଥାଏ। ସେଥିପାଇଁ ଛତିଶଗଡ ରାଜ୍ୟ ସହିତ ଦୂର ଦୁରାନ୍ତରୁ ଏଠାକୁ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ ଦର୍ଶନ ପାଇଁ ଭକ୍ତଗଣ ପହଞ୍ଚିଥାନ୍ତି।

Odisha high court forms SIT to investigate probe into Kunduli ‘rape’ case

The Odisha high court on Monday constituted a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into the investigation conducted by the state CID (crime branch) into the alleged Kunduli rape
of 2017.

While forming the SIT, the high court refused to order a CBI probe into the case. It said the SIT would comprise the three DIGPs of South Western Range Koraput, Southern Range (Berhampur) and Northern Range (Sambalpur).

The high court was hearing two separate PILs — filed by former Lok Sabha MP Kharavela Swain and the ‘victim’ girl’s mother – seeking a CBI probe. Both PILs raised doubts over the investigation by the crime branch. “The division bench of chief justice KS Jhaveri and justice KR Mohapatra posted the monitoring of the SIT inquiry to December 16,” the mother’s counsel Sebati Soren said.

“The high court formed the SIT after the state government informed the court on Monday that the crime branch had closed the investigation into the case and submitted a report in the trial court,” Soren added. The formation of an SIT comes three months after the state government tabled in the assembly the report of the judicial commission that probed the alleged gang rape. The judicial commission, in its report, said the incident was a mystery and suggested further investigation. The one-man commission of Koraput district and sessions judge BK Mishra could not confirm if the girl was raped, or the reason behind her alleged act of suicide before the completion of the investigation. The girl had claimed that she had been raped by four uniformed personnel near Sorisapadar jungle in Koraput on October 10, 2017.

A Class IX student of a government welfare school under Patangi police station limits, she had gone to Kunduli for some work when the crime allegedly took place. The state government had ordered a judicial probe into the incident on December 26, 2017. The girl allegedly committed suicide on January 22. The commission submitted its 141-page report on September 20, 2018, but it was tabled in the assembly on August 3. The panel’s report ‘did not rule out possibility of false implication in the case because of the fact of personal transgression and avoidance of further embarrassment of a situation best known to the deceased victim’.

The cause of the ‘false accusations and suicide’ is a mystery before the commission and would remain so unless unearthed by making further probe in that regard, it said. The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault

Firing in Brajrajnagar

ବ୍ରଜରାଜନଗରରେ ମଙ୍ଗଳବାର ରାତି ସାଢ଼େ ୮ଟାରେ ପୁଣି ଥରେ ଗୁଳି ଫୁଟିଛି। ଏଥିରେ ମଣ୍ଟୁ ଘୋଷ(୩୦) ନାମରେ ଜଣେ ଯୁବକଙ୍କ ମୃତ୍ୟୁ ଘଟିଛି। ବ୍ରଜରାଜନଗର ମୁଖ୍ୟ ବଜାରରେ ଥିବା ଏକ ଜଳଖିଆ ଦୋକାନ ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମୀ କ୍ୟାବରେ ଏହି ଗୁଳିକାଣ୍ଡ ଘଟିଛି।

ଜଳଖିଆ ଦୋକାନର କାଉଣ୍ଟରରେ ଛିଡ଼ା ହୋଇଥିବା ବେଳେ ଏହି ଗୁଳିକାଣ୍ଡ ଘଟିଥିବା କୁହାଯାଉଛି। ଦୁଇ ରାଉଣ୍ଡ ଗୁଳି ଚାଳନା ହୋଇଥିବା ଲୋକେ କହୁଥିବା ବେଳେ ଘଟଣାସ୍ଥଳରେ ଗୋଟିଏ ଖୋକା ପଡ଼ିଥିବା ଦେଖା ଯାଇଛି। ମଣ୍ଟୁର ମୁଣ୍ଡରେ ଗୁଳି ବାଜିବା ପରେ ସେ ତଳେ ପଡ଼ି ଯାଇଥିଲା। ଦୁଇ ଜଣ ଯୁବକ ଏକ ବାଇକରେ ଆସି ଗୁଳି ମାରି ଫେରାର ହୋଇ ଯାଇଥିବା ପ୍ରତ୍ୟକ୍ଷଦର୍ଶୀ କହୁଛନ୍ତି। ଗୁଳିକାଣ୍ଡ ସମୟରେ ହୋଟେଲ ମାଲିକ ହୋଟେଲ ଭିତରକୁ ଯାଇଥିଲେ।

ଗୁଳିକାଣ୍ଡରେ ମୃତ ମଣ୍ଟୁ ହେଉଛି ବହୁ ଚର୍ଚ୍ଚିତ ଅମିତ ଧଳ ହତ୍ୟାକାଣ୍ଡରେ ସଂପୃକ୍ତ ସୋନୁ ଘୋଷର ଭାଇ। ସୋନୁ ଘୋଷ ଏବେ ଜେଲରେ ଅଛି। ଘଟଣାସ୍ଥଳରେ ପୁଲିସ ପହଞ୍ଚି ତଦନ୍ତ ଆରମ୍ଭ କରିଛି। ହୋଟେଲରେ ଲାଗିଥିବା ସିସି ଟିଭିକୁ ପୁଲିସ ଜବତ କରି ତଦନ୍ତ କରୁଥିବା ବେଳେ ଏହି ହତ୍ୟାକାଣ୍ଡ ସହିତ ମାଫିଆଙ୍କ ସଂପୃକ୍ତି ଥିବା କୁହାଯାଉଛି।