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Snake helps girl to escape molestation

A 21-year-old student of Sambalpur University — had a miraculous escape from two anti-socials who abducted her on Tuesday evening from the university campus and attempted to outrage her modesty. According to sources, two anti-socials kidnapped the student while she was returning to her hostel in the evening after meeting her friend in another hostel

Flood alert in North Odisha, major rivers in spate

The low pressure formed off the Odisha coast has triggered heavy rains over northern Odisha sending Budhabalanga river in spate. Two blocks of Mayurbhanj were affected by the swelling river and over 1,500 villagers evacuated to safer places. The low pressure over north-west Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal West Bengal turned well marked and

Traders’ promissory notes gain currency

In an informal money exchange system, many traders in Bargarh district in western Odisha are issuing their own ‘promissory’ notes in the form of paper vouchers in lieu of Indian currency. Customers can show such coupons of a particular trader in any of its neighbouring shops for further transaction. If someone buys articles at these

Teen killed in accident, dumper torched

A mob torched a dumper near Sindurpankchowk under Sadar police limits on Saturday after it ran over a girl killing her on the spot. The accident took place when the girl, Itishree Dhar, 13, a Class VIII student of Ganesh Girls’ High School, Dhanupalli, was returning home on a bicycle. The driver and helper of

Sambalpur administration gears up for flood

Apprehensive of a flood-like situation following release of water from Hirakud dam, Sambalpur administration has taken a number of steps to meet any eventuality. Collector Balwant Singh said district administration has divided the flood prone areas of the town into 12 portions. Those are Bhatra, Dhanupali, Sunapali, Pensionpara, Sakhigopinathpara, Golebazar, Badbazar, Talbhatapara, Durgapali, Khetrajpur, Baraipali

Kadambala sarpanch was killed by naxalites

Yesterday night around 8pm, in kadambala, Goilkera, Jharkhand 60 km from Bisra, the sarpanch of kadambala( young politician ) Jayaram purti was killed by naxalites in his premises. naxalites killed him as he was telling everything about the naxalites movement to police, even he was warned before by naxalites. Police did not protect him even

State Govt. sancation Rs 50 crore for Jharsuguda airport

The state government has sanctioned Rs 50 crore to develop an airstrip at Jharsuguda into a full-fledged airport. A sources said chief secretary J K Mohapatra has written to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) chairman, V P Agrawal, that the government has sanctioned Rs 50 crore for the Rs 175-crore project to be jointly

Nine newborn babies die in Burla Hospital

Nine newborn babies have died at the VSS Medical College and Hospital in Burla in the last 24 hours, leading the Odisha government to order an investigation. “The nine deaths were reported in the neonatal care centre of hospital since last morning. All of them were kept in incubators as they were premature babies,” Superintendent

GM College now Wi-Fi enabled campus

The Gangadhar Meher (GM) Autonomous College here on Sunday made Wi-Fi-enabled. While inaugurating the system, vice-chancellor of Sambalpur University Prof B C Barik said with the modern gadget, students of the institution would remain updated round-the-clock. “GM College is the first government college in the state to have Wi-Fi facility on campus. We have already

Tale of two brothers: One Maoist, another Sarpanch

One brother still believes power would flow from the barrel of the gun, another has taken the ballot route. One has turned a hardcore radical swearing by Mao’s ideals, the other has vowed peace offensive and development thorough democratic process. This is a tale of two brothers who have treaded two different paths. Meghpal gram