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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,

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