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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

Nuakhai Celebration in Western Odisha

Yesterday, Nuakhai was celebrated with gaiety and religious fervour and today the day after the Nuakhai is the BASI of Nuakhai. The Navanna (newly harvested rice) was offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, at the stipulated lagna (auspicious moment) between 10.18 am and 10.32 am. During this period, families also offered the

Two devotees injured in mishap

Devotees had a narrow escape in Nrusighanath temple of  Gandhamardan hill range after heavy rain triggered heavy flow of water in 20 feet high Chaldhar waterfall on Tuesday. While two devotees were injured and locals with help of fire brigade personnel rescued devotees downstream who had been washed away due to the high current of

Hirakud Reservoir water level keeps on increasing

Water level keeps on increasing day by day in Hirakud Reservoir. The maximum capacity of water level of the reservoir is 630ft, and yesterday night it was recorded as 625.56 ft., it is very nearer to the reservoir maximum capacity. It was observed that approximately 1,15,178 cusecs of water is entering to the reservoir and

4 laning project of Sambalpur-Rourkela is approved

Yesterday, the High-Level Clearance Authority(HLCA) approved the 4 laning project Sambalpur-Rourkela road SH 10, in a meeting held between CM and HLCA Official. This project is under public-private partnership(PPP) mode. The estimated budget for this project is Rs. 1292.56 cr with the concession period of 22 years including 3 years to develop this 4-laning project.