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Move on to make Sambalpur a corporation

The voice to upgrade Sambalpur Municipality into a corporation by including Burla and Hirakud NAC is getting shriller with the issue being raised yet again at the extended meeting of the Sambalpur Development Authority (SDA) which went late into the evening on Thursday. The meeting held after a span of six months resolved to move

If elected Many things to be happened, “Pyari Speech”

Odisha Jan Morcha (OJM) chief and Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Friday while addressing his outfit’s fourth Samabesh here promised to help the people of the Western Odisha in setting up of a High Court bench here and the shifting of the head office of Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) to Sambalpur. Addressing a

Women allegedly paraded naked in Sundargarh District

Three women were allegedly stripped and paraded naked on a village road in Odisha’s Sundargarh district on the suspicion of practising witchcraft, police said today. The shocking incident took place at Ambapada village under the jurisdiction of Talasara police station yesterday after which three persons were arrested, they said. The victims were dragged out of

College girl’s death sparks road blockade

Vehicular traffic on Bargarh-Balangir route was totally disrupted for hours on Tuesday following agitation by people at Barpali town over mysterious death of a college girl of the locality. Keeping the body of the girl on the road, people demanded proper compensation to the deceased’s family and action against the accused involved in the incident

Six Coal India projects have got stalled

Six Coal India projects have got stalled, with state governments not processing the proposals for forest clearance and not launching prosecution against company officials involved in violation of environmental laws at the project sites. Coal mining projects require two types of green nods to start operations — forest and environmental clearance. The forest clearance is

Tahsildar and ASI were beaten by advocates

Tahsildar was beaten in his office by advocates yesterday at 12:15, police also beaten as he protecting to the tahsildar. One case is registered against the advocate in town police station and also arrested them. According to the police, yesterday morning near 10 O’ clock, the advocate Mr Purohit came to the Tahsil Office and

2 lakh Odisha workers suffer in hellish Andhra kilns

They are loaded onto trains like goats, wide-eyed and scared. Few know where they are being herded to or where the trains – the Korba-VSKP Link Express and the Durg-VSKP Passenger – are going. They are pushed into unreserved compartments, one stacked above the other like sacks of rice. Some die without food or water;

House panel skips major issues in Sambalpur

The House panel completed its visit to the district headquarters hospital in just 30 minutes, passing some instructions to the hospital authorities, works department and the CDMO. It held a review meeting regarding the developmental works of the district. All the line officers, including district Collector Pradeep Kumar Rath and SP Nikhil Kanodia were present.

4-year-old boy rescued at Jharsuguda

Acting promptly on a complaint, police rescued a four-year-old boy and nabbed his kidnapper from Jharsuguda on Tuesday evening. The accused, Sunil Sawant, was produced in court on Wednesday. Reports said the boy was found missing after school on Tuesday. His mother, Laxmi, had gone to pick him up but was told that he had

Open firing over green card in Sambalpur

Akhaya Biswal and Ambika parua had a dispute over a green card and in the meantime Akhaya Biswal shot Parua by a desi gun. The family members immediately rushed Padua to VSS Medical College Hospital, Burla after first aid treatment in a local hospital. The accused fled the spot immediately after the incident, while the