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SC stays its Feb 13 order directing eviction of forest dwellers

The Supreme Court today stayed its February 13 order directing 21 states to evict 11.8 lakh illegal forest dwellers whose claims over the land have been rejected by the authorities. A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Naveen Sinha directed the state governments to file affidavit giving details about the process adopted in rejecting the

BJP Chief Amit Shah Visiting Sambalpur tomorrow

With the general elections a few months ahead and as BJP national president Amit Shah has set ‘Mission Odisha 120 seats’, he has been touring the State frequently and accordingly, his Sambalpur visit has been slated for tomorrow. While the Odisha unit BJP rank and file is in an upbeat mood, Congress and BJD today

Shubham Saxena DM & Collector of Sambalpur

Sambalpur’s new Collector & DM

Shubham Saxena joined as the new district Collector cum District Magistrate of Sambalpur. He is an IAS officer of 2013 batch and served in various capacities in the State.

CM Patnaik asked PM Modi to fulfill aspirations of Western Odisha for Air Connectivity

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to instruct Air India (AI) authorities to begin flight operations between the state’s Jharsuguda city and the national capital. The air services at the airport have been suspended since November 6, 2018. In a letter written to the Prime Minister,

HC bench: 48-hour Maha Bandh paralyses life in western Odisha

Intensifying its agitation for the establishment of a permanent High Court bench in western Odisha, the Central Action Committee (CAC) of All-Western Odisha Bar Association (AWOBA) today launched a 48-hour ‘Maha bandh’ in the western districts of the State. The Sambalpur Bar Association including various lawyer associations of different districts and social and cultural organisation

Bandh demanding HC bench in Sambalpur hit normal life in Western Odisha

A 48 hour bandh called by the agitating lawyers demanding high Court bench in western Odisha completely paralysed normal life in several parts of the region today. Business establishments ,educational institutions and government offices were closed while vehicles were off the road in sambalpur, Jharauguda, Deogarhand, Sundargarh districts on the first day of the 48

A programme ‘Meet the VC’ started by GMU

Gangadhar Meher University (GMU) has started a program ‘Meet the VC’, so that student can easily approach higher authorities for their problem or any discussion regarding any development. This program was launched by Atanu Pati the Vice-Chancellor of GMU on 23rd August 2018. The programme ‘Meet the VC’ envisages a meeting of the VC with students,

Jharsuguda airport got DGCA’s 4-C license for big flights

Beckoning a major breakthrough for beginning of much-awaited flight operations here, the Jharsuguda Airport has received a 4-C category license for running bigger planes like Airbus-320 and Boeing 747. Director of the Airport, SK Chouhan informed that with the 4-C category license from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Boeing and Airbus-320 type planes

Hirakud Dam releases season’s first flood water

The Hirakud Dam authorities released the season’s first flood water from the reservoir here at around 12 noon on Tuesday. After performing a ceremonial puja at the dam’s site, the authorities opened one sluice gate to discharge the water and subsequently opened four more gates. Around 3 lakh cusecs of water will be released into

Mission Green Mahanadi kicks off in Odisha

In a bid to rejuvenate Mahanadi, Tel and Ib rivers and increase recharge capacity by massive plantation, the State Government kicked off ‘Green Mahanadi Mission’ here on the occasion of World Environment Day on Tuesday.The mission, which was launched on the banks of Mahanadi, will be implemented jointly by the departments of Forest, Horticulture and