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Plus 2 (+2) Exam from 3rd March, 2014

Plus 2 (+2) exam will be started from the 3rd march, 2014 for the academic year 2012-13. For the seek of coming general election, it is decided to finish all the examinations before the election. Students can be enrolled for this examination using the online portal given by the council, available in their colleges. College will

West Odisha ryots seek pro-farmer policy

Thousands of farmers under the banner of Sambalpur Zilla Krushak Surakhya Sangathan turned up at the ‘Chetawani Samabesh’ here in protest against State Government’s indifference towards them on Wednesday. They came in a rally to the Town Hall ground where a public meeting was held. The farmers accused the Government of taking them for a

‘Maoist’ threat in parcel

The Koraput sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) on Tuesday received a parcel through speed post, which contained a Maoist letter written in Odia, two bullets and a detonator. The letter accused SDJM Debasish Panda of harassing people by rejecting their bail pleas. “Leave the place immediately or you will be punished at the Praja Court,” the

Heavy rain & wind killed farmers indirectly

A farmer of Bahmnipali village under Bhatli block of the district allegedly committed suicide over crop failure. According to reports, the farmer, Lekru Bhoi (58), had suffered loss in the last two crop seasons due to lack of adequate rain. This month, pests damaged his crops after heavy rain and wind. He owned eight acres

OSPCB confirms crop loss for HIL emission

Damage of crop in the peripheral villages of Hindalco Industries Limited (HIL) at Hirakud due to fluoride emission from the plant has been confirmed by Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB). Regional Officer of OSPCB Hemendra Nath Nayak told this paper that analysis of foliage and water samples collected from farmland on October 17 revealed

PCR-based police system for Sambalpur in the offing

Sambalpur town will soon have Police Control Room (PCR) based police system and PCR vans and motorcycles will patrol the town.  Sambalpur SP Prateek Mohanty said besides increasing the visibility of the police, it will also help contain crime. The motorcycles will be on the move and will reach the spot of criminal act or

State govt readies for civic elections in western Odisha

With the lawyers’ strike withdrawn, the state government has started preparations for holding elections in all urban bodies in western Odisha in November-December. But Sambalpur and Rourkela being tipped to become corporations are likely to be left out of the list, official sources said here. The State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday intimated the government

Lawyers tread a cautious path

Going by the past experience, lawyers agitating for permanent High Court bench are treading a cautious path. A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal to set up two benches, lawyers of 33 bar associations in Sambalpur region decided to suspend the agitation. At its meeting in Boudh on

Sambalpur gets corporation status

In a bid to soften the agitation over the demand for a permanent bench of the High Court in Western Odisha districts, the State Government on Tuesday decided to accord corporation status to Sambalpur municipality. The decision was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The major city of Western

Sambalpur corporation gambit a lollypop

Even as a joyous mood prevailed in Sambalpur over up-grade of the municipality to a corporation, a section of intellectuals here feel that it was merely a “lollypop” as the greater issue of permanent bench of High Court is yet to be sorted out. A section of the political circles here pointed out that the