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Odisha Government cannot afford to feed a peon

Claiming that the Congress led UPA government at the Centre had funded about Rs 2 lakh crore under different schemes to the BJD government in Odisha, AICC General Secretary Jagdish Tytler today said he would soon bring out a booklet in this regard. “The Government of India have funded Rs 2 lakh crore for implementation

200 crore to topple the Naveen Pattnaik government

Sambalpur vigilance team raided Hotel Radhika Regency here on Monday evening in the wake of allegations by Keonjhar MLA Subarna Naik that some BJD leaders and mineral traders had met there on May 26 to raise Rs 200 crore to topple the Naveen Pattnaik government. The raid came hours after chief minister Naveen Patnaik dismissed Sarada

Pyarimohan is sambalpur’s Dayanidhi Meher

While sharp resentment against Member of Parliament Pyarimohan Mahapatra has been brewing up all over the State, here in a Press release, former member of BJD State committee Sailesh Chandra Dani has compared him with Dayanidhi Meher of Sambalpur who was instrumental in getting Vir Surendra Sai arrested by the then British Government. “It is

Heat-wave to continue for another 48 hrs in State

Sizzling temperatures coupled with hot winds continued making life miserable for people in the entire State. As many as 25 persons succumbed to sunstroke and extreme weather conditions. However the alleged death due to sun stroke has touched 105. Due to continued heat-wave conditions, the interior areas covering western parts of the State, are experiencing

Averted a Train accident in Dhutra, jharsuguda

A major train accident was averted on a diverted train Bangalore – Ghuwahati (12509) when a tree fell on the high tension wire which caused this train to stop for 2 hours. This train was coming from Bangalore via Vishakhapatnam. This incident occurred inbetween Dhutra – Jharsuguda Railway station. This Train was heading towards Ghuwahati

Jaiswal confident, says MCL can achieve target

Expressing satisfaction with the performance of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal asked the company authorities to produce more to meet the growing needs of the nation. “Notwithstanding the bottlenecks, both Coal India Limited (CIL) and MCL will not only reach the annual target of 464 MT and 117 MT respectively but will

Petro price strike brings Odisha to a standstill

Life came to a standstill across Odisha on Thursday following a bandh called by the ruling BJD and non-Congress parties in protest against the recent hike in petrol price. BJD, BJP, Left and other parties hit the streets with placards and slogans against the UPA for failing to contain fuel prices. Several political leaders courted

Rail tracks melt in heat

Rail service was completely disrupted on the Sambalpur-Angul route for more than four hours on Wednesday after the tracks reportedly melted near Jujomora railway station in extreme heat. Train service was resumed at 2.30 pm only after replacement of the tracks. Several trains running on the route were delayed by several hours causing severe difficulties

Rain relief for sweltering city

With rising mercury wrecking havoc in most parts of Odisha, a sudden spell of rain accompanied by gusty wind brought mild respite to residents of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Monday. People were caught unaware when the gusty wind swept many areas around 5pm. Traffic was badly hit in Bapuji Nagar area after an electric pole

Meteorology projects in schools a non-starter

Meteorological instrument worth lakhs of rupees are lying defunct in different schools across the state, thanks to the indifference and apathy of the state government. In a bid to collect real time data of different regions, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has installed various observatories in 530 schools in all the districts of