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Villagers cry foul over more land demand by Viraj Steel plant

It has been around five years since notices for land acquisition were issued to the villagers of Pandloi and Bomloi in Rengali Block of the district for expansion of Viraj Steel and Energy Limited at Gurupali. But a couple of years back, the plant was closed down putting the villagers in a lurch as they

Tourism proposals for Sambalpur hanging fire

The promises made by the State Government to promote tourism sector in Sambalpur have remained confined to pen and paper.None of the proposals has materialised yet. As per the proposals, the second zoo of the State was supposed to come up at Laxmi Dungri Hill, a place between Burla and Sambalpur on the bank of

Death because of Negligence

Mahesh Agrawal and his wife admitted their 12 days infant in Burla hospital on 4th april late in the night. But in the next day after noon the infant was no more. Mahesh and his family have strong believe that the death occurs due to the negligence of the doctors and they got angry (its

Sambalpur’s new Collector

2007 batch IIS officer Mr Balwant Singh had taken charge as the new Collector of sambalpur districts from the former collector Mr. Pradeep Ratha today at late evening 9 PM. After taking charge, both Mr. Sing and Mr. had a meeting with RDC Mr. G. Srinivas. The former Collector Mr Ratha is appointed as Governor

Minor girls ‘raped, molested’ in Sambalpur orphanage

Police arrested a 40-year-old man on Wednesday for allegedly sexually abusing minor girls of an orphanage in Naxapali, on the outskirts of Sambalpur town. The accused, identified as Upendra Das of Samatipur ( Bihar), was in charge of running the orphanage and had raped two minor girls twice and molested two other girls during the

From recreation destination to haven of anti-socials

When the Ramsagar tank was renovated and developed into a boating club by the Sambalpur Municipality in July 2003, it was appreciated by one and all. Developed from the MPLAD fund of the then Rajya Sabha member Sanatan Bisi at the initiative of then Collector Santosh Sarangi, the boating club emerged a major recreation destination

Kidnapped youths rescued

Tension gripped Themra Chhak under Sadar police limits of the district after unidentified miscreants kidnapped two youths from the Chhak on Sunday after threatening the duo at gun point over sand mining. The abducted duo has been identified as Debashri Ranjan Dhar of Themra village and Jitendra Pradhan of Jainth village. The police rescued them

3 more culprits in connection with paper leak

The Crime Branch (CB) on Tuesday arrested three more persons in connection with the Plus II Physics question paper leak. The arrested are principal of Lambodar College of Science, Kalahandi, SarojMohanty, secretary of Chaitanya College of Education, Sundargarh, Rajendra Prasad Malla and chairman of Om MaaSaraswati Institute of Science and Technology, Rajgangpur, Akhaya Kumar Rath.

Sambalpur may get a language research centre

A six-member team of Asam Sahitya Sabha today visited the house of eminent Assamese poet Lakshminath Bezbarua in Sambalpur. The members of the team were Manik Ahmad, R. Dora, Qutabudhin Ahmad, Jadab Sharma, Devprashad Tanugda, and president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha Rong Bong Terang. Lakshminath Bezbarua, during his stay in Sambalpur between 1917 and

Polluted Mahanadi raises health risk

Considered lifeline of Sambalpur town with at least 50,000 people depending on it, pollution is finally taking its toll on river Mahanadi. With 86 per cent of the catchments and major tributaries of the river upstream located in industrial towns in the neighbouring States of Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh, the water carries considerable pollution load