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ULBs poll differed issue: Odisha Govt to appoint administrators in nine western Odisha districts

The 25 urban local bodies (ULBs) in the nine western Odisha districts are all set to get Administrators for executing the day-to-day administration as the terms of office of the ULB councils would expire on September 19 next without any elected bodies. “Since in the absence of any elected councils after the expiry of the

Stir over HC bench: 15-day relief for state government offices

The Central Action Committee (CAC) of All Western Odisha Bar Association (AWOBA) at a meeting on Thursday issued a fresh ultimatum to the State Government and resolved to continue the agitation demanding setting up of a High Court bench in the region. In view of Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha, on September 10

Naveen Patnaik asks home secretary, DGP to rush to Maoist-hit Koraput

Naveen Patnaik asked the home secretary and director general of police (DGP) to rush to Koraput district and take stock of the situation in the southern region of the state. Patnaik issued this direction while presiding over a high level review meeting on Tuesday’s landmine blast where at least four BSF jawans were killed and

Naxals attack BSF convoy in Koraput, 4 personnel dead

 A group of heavily armed Naxals attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) convoy in Koraput district of Odisha killing four personnel and injuring three others. The BSF personnel were killed when their van was blown up by the Naxals. The three personnel have been injured seriously and they have been taken to the hospital. A

Mohammad Kadim was arrested for robbery involvement

Mohammad Kadim of Kumbharpada area in the town was arrested by Sambalpur police for his alleged involvement in robbery. Two pistols, Rs 50,000 in cash and a motorcycle were seized from his possession, police said. SDPO PK Mohapatra informed that on August 22, three persons including Kadim had robbed Bablu Megwar and Chand Sharma of

Girl dies after falling in hot curry cauldron

An eight-year-old girl student of a tribal residential school died of burn injuries on Sunday after she fell into a hot curry cauldron. Banita Kahnhar, a Class III student of Sevashram School run by Odisha government at Girish Chandrapur village, accidentally fell into the cauldron when the students were jostling to get egg curry while

Strike enters Day 3, Nuapada too joins

The third day of agitation by the lawyers of Sambalpur Bar Association saw students of GM College boycott classes and close down the college over the High Court bench demand. They staged demonstration outside the college shouting slogans against the State Government. Offices and courts remained closed while relay hunger strike launched by the lawyers

Men call shots in women wards of Sambalpur

The State Government’s bid to empower women by involving them in decision making process of governance seems to have been derailed in Sambalpur district. After the Government reserved 50 per cent of seats in rural as well as urban local bodies, women have come forward to file nominations. But it is their male relatives who

23 arrested for fraud

Police have arrested 23 persons of a racket involved in embezzling `48 lakh from Indian Bank branch  by submitting fake documents, was busted by Bargarh Town police on Tuesday morning. One Atmaram Panda of Dhanger village under Bargarh Sadar police limits, who is suspected to be the brain behind the fraud, managed to get an anticipatory

Six Western Odisha districts to shut down from today

Lawyers in six districts of western Odisha will close down the Government offices and courts during the monsoon session of the State Assembly beginning Tuesday. Under the aegis of All Western Odisha Bar Association (AWOBA), the agitation is being held to mark their protest against silence of the State Government on establishment of a permanent