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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With the lawyers’ strike withdrawn, the state government has started preparations for holding elections in all urban bodies in western Odisha in November-December.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

City bus project a dud in Sambalpur

The much-hyped city bus service that was scheduled to be launched before Dussehra has run into road block with the tender floated by Western Odisha Urban Transport Service Limited (WOUTSL) failing to attract any partner to run the buses on PPP mode. Informing this, Chief Executive Officer of Sambalpur Municipality Annirudha Pradhan, who is also

Sambalpur University puts off convocation for lawyers’ strike

Sambalpur University has postponed its convocation scheduled to be held on September 25 till further notice. “Due to unavoidable circumstances, the 26th Convocation of Sambalpur University scheduled to be held on September 25, 2013, is postponed until further notification. The inconvenience caused is highly regretted,” PRO and political science lecturer Rajat Kujur said on Saturday.

Police grope in dark about loots

Police are still clueless about two loot incidents that took place on Wednesday. Unidentified miscreants had looted Rs 6 lakh at two different places here. Police have mounted a manhunt but the miscreants are still at large. Miscreants had looted retired government servant Seshadev Panda of Rs 1 lakh. He was returning home, withdrawing the

Sambalpur Darbar, function hall in Sambalpur

Sambalpur Darbar is like a function hall or banquet hall or a venue of all kind where one can arrange their parties or reception or marraige or birthday party or a business meet. Sambalpur Darbar is the top of the line Marriage Venue, Marriage Hall in Sambalpur, which can boast of having all the facilities

Corporation status for Municipality demanded

People of Sambalpur are now demanding corporation status for Sambalpur town after formation of greater Sambalpur comprising Sambalpur Municipality and NACs of Burla and Hirakud. Intelligentsia of the town said during a visit to the district on July 9, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had said at a meeting that demand for corporation status to Sambalpur