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Girls outshine boys in Sambalpur University exams

Girls have outshone boys with better marks in the plus three (BA/BSC/BCOM) final year examinations of the Sambalpur University in Odisha. Girls had topped the university in 16 subjects as against three by the boys in the examinations results of which were declared on Friday. The pass percentage in commerce with honours was highest at

No respite for Sambalpur from climbing mercury

The mercury refused to climb down in Sambalpur as this western Odisha town sizzled on Friday afternoon with the temperature hitting the season’s highest of 46.7 degree Celsius. The town has been experiencing extreme hot weather for the past four to five days with the temperature hovering above 45 degree Celsius. It recorded 45.5 degree

Western Odisha boils at 45 degree plus

Sambalpur in western Odisha on Thursday recorded the day’s highest of 46 degree Celsius in the state. There were six others places in western and interior parts of the state which sizzled at 45 degree Celsius or above. Those places are Hirakud (45.7 deg Celsius), Titlagarh (45.6 degree Celsius), Balangir (45.5 degree Celsius), Jharsuguda (45.4

Shitala Sasthi 2012 – Sitala Shashti Yatra 2012 in sambalpur

Sheetala Sasthi, or Shitala Shasti, is the marriage function of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati observed in Sambalpur. In 2012, the date of Shitala Sasthi is May 27. The festival begins on the Jyeshta Shukla Panchami day. The most famous Shitala Sasthi yatra (Sital Shasthi Jatra) is held at Sambalpur in Orissa. Symbolically, Lord Shiva

Petrol Price Hike: Opposition trade charges as public protests

Protests and demonstrations across the country on Thursday appeared to place the Manmohan Singh Government on the back foot over its decision to hike petrol prices by over Rs.7 a litre. In Odisha capital Bhubaneswar, the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) organized a motorcycle rally and staged protests in front of petrol

Students are unhappy with the published results

CBI raided the office of GM of the MCL in Sambalpur

Ten teams of the CBI on Wednesday raided houses and offices of seven officials of the Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) in different places of state, including Dhori area of Bermo subdivision, Ramgarh and Dhanbad districts, in connection with investigation related to coal shortage scam of Rs 200 crore. A CBI team has also raided the

Varsity staff oppose jobs on contracts

Sambalpur University Employees’ Union has submitted a memorandum to vice-chancellor Bishnu Barik, opposing a Syndicate resolution to hire non-teaching staff on contract with a consolidated pay. The varsity Syndicate on May 18 had resolved to appoint 20 assistants with computer knowledge on Rs 5000 per month remuneration. The union demanded filling up of all the

Heatwave death toll mounts to 10 in Odisha

The death toll in heatwave mounted to ten in Odisha with three persons succumbing to sunstroke in coastal Balasore district as most parts of the state recorded temperatures above 40 degree Celsius. The state government was also verifying 26 other alleged heatwave deaths in Angul, Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Ganjam, Jajpur and Sonepur. One person each

Collector decide to release of seized liquor

Finally the IMFL seizure matter of United Spirits Ltd (USL) at Narayanpur under Gopalpur police limits reached the Ganjam collector’s court. The USL is authorised by the State Government to transport and export duty -paid IMFL. The company, owned by Vijay Mallya, supplies IMFL to Odisha State Beverages Corporation Ltd (OSBC) depots. On February 23