Sambalpur paddy scam: HC urged to lift stay on arrests

The Sambalpur police finally knocked at the door of the Odisha High Court to revoke a stay order for arresting three businessmen in a swindling case pertaining to paddy procurement. Manoj Agrawal, Pawan Agrawal and Rakesh Agrawal had misappropriated over Rs 4.11 crore by procuring paddy from MARKFED under the pretext of running rice mills

Art workshop in Sambalpur

Sambalpur is celebrating a colourful Durga Puja with its artists gathering together to express their feelings on canvas this festive season. Over 30 painters assembled at Sakhipada Hanuman temple on Sunday to participate in a workshop titled ‘My Sambalpur’ where they depicted the beauty of the town with paint and brush. The Sambalpur Working Artists’

Students all set for campus elections

Campuses across the state are geared up for student union elections today. Polling is scheduled to start between 8 am and 12 noon in various institutions and will be over by 2 pm, government sources said. Counting will start soon after polling. Elected representatives will take oath on Saturday before the educational institutions close for

Maoist held in Bargarh

A joint team of Bargarh district volunteer force and CRPF arrested a Maoist during a combing operation in Arhwal reserve forest range on Wednesday. He has been identified as Sanatan Deep (30). Police claimed he was involved in a series of offensives in Paikmal police station area in the past few months. A local court

After a long time, Polls in GM College

After a long time around 15 years, Student Union Election start again in GM College, sambalpur. It is a good thing that the polls start again, but students are not happy because of the college authorities have not publicised the democratic process, triggering large-scale resentment among students. Some student leaders alleged that as the students

NCC cadet Pragyanparimita Panda has won a gold medal

NCC cadet Pragyanparimita Panda has won a gold medal in snap shooting which was held from September 24, 2012 to October 8, 2012 in Delhi Army Camp.  All together 1300 cadeds were participated from 17 directorates.  There were 102 students participated  in the same event of  Pragyan.   Now because of Pragyan’s gold medal Odisha is moved

Implementing i3MS in coal sector for transparency

The State Government has decided to implement the Integrated Minerals and Mines Management System (i3MS) in coal sector for transparency.    “i3MS” is a online data verification and permit generation software for major minerals other than coal will now be implemented in the coal sector to bring in greater transparency.” The i3MS would be extended to

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) on Feb 17

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) for admission to Ph.D / Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science in one of the 23 Participating Institutes, as per the list given below, will be held on 17th February 2013 will be held at Agartala (to be confirmed), Ahmedabad, Aligar, Bangalore, Bardhaman, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai,

Road proposal for four-laning of Sambalpur-Jharsuguda has been approved

The Odisha government is poised to ink a pact with International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private arm of World Bank, to avail IFC’s technical expertise for projects to be implemented on the public private partnership (PPP) mode. “We are going to sign a technical cooperation agreement with IFC for PPP projects. The state government is

Residential apartments gained pace in small towns

Construction of multi-storied residential apartments has gained pace in small towns, which boasted only of standalone houses built by individual owners till recently. Contrary to real estate development centered around the Cuttack-Puri-Bhubaneswar triangle alone earlier, several residential projects are coming up in Angul, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Balasore, Bhadrak, and Berhampur, among other towns. Apart from