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Approval has been given to set up three new Sainik Schools

At present, there are 24 Sainik Schools in the country. In-principle approval has been given to set up three new Sainik Schools in Sambalpur (Orissa), Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) and Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh) respectively. Sainik Schools admit boys in Classes VI and IX. Their age should be 10-11 years for Class VI and 13-14 years for

Thapa: Santosh semis in sight

Despite having made it to their third quarterfinal in as many years in the 2012 Santosh Trophy, Delhi didn’t get any time to celebrate. Almost as soon as the squad had beaten Jharkhand 3-1 in their final league encounter, a night match in Sambalpur, Orissa, they had to rush back to their hotel to pack.

Oust-Niranjan move gathers momentum

Odisha’s main Opposition party, the Congress, is now embroiled in increasing infighting to the further glee among the ruling BJD’s rank and file. A dominant section of the State Congress is out to oust PCC president Niranjan Patnaik, who, despite being in the saddle for several months, is yet to gain control over the party.

Naxal violence declined in 2011, says Odisha top cop

Rejecting the Centre’s charge that Odisha failed to contain Left Wing Extremism, the state’s director general of police on Tuesday claimed that Naxal violence had declined in 2011 compared to the year before. “Naxal situation in most parts of the state had been controlled while it was a cause of concern for the state government

State counters Centre claim on Red violence

The Odisha government on Monday countered the Centre’s claim that it had failed to deal with the alarming rise in Maoist activities in the state. In reply to a letter from Union home secretary R K Singh, Odisha DGP Manmohan Praharaj said the state government was doing its best to quell the Maoist challenge and

Acclaimed litterateur juggles pen and scissors with aplomb

He is the recipient of Sarala Samman in 2008. Odisha Sahitya Academy felicitated him in 2010 for his contribution to the field of literature. But 83-year-old renowned litterateur and lyricist Binod Pasayat never fails to open his barber shop every morning. “This is my bread and butter and literature is my hobby. So I maintain

DG, RSBY suggest Odisha name for National award for its operation process

 The modus operandi of Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in the State of Odisha is really praiseworthy, says Director General of RSBY, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India. Inaugurating a sensitization workshop for Insurance Companies and Dist. Labour Officers, here in Bhubaneswar, DG of RSBY Mr. Nishanta Jain has commented that, he would suggest

Sambalpur Municipality chairperson looses no-trust motion

The chairperson of Sambalpur municipality of BJP lost in the no-confidence motion today.  Nineteen councillors of the 29-member Samabalpur Municipality had moved the no confidence motion against the chairperson of Sambalpur municipality, Reena Trivedi.  Following the motion, the administration had fixed May 7 as the day for voting.   The chairperson Reena Trivedi had moved the

Mercury crosses 44 degrees in Sambalpur

A heat wave has gripped several parts of Odisha with the district headquarter town of Sambalpur Monday recording 44.1 degrees Celsius, the day’s highest in the state, an official said.   While two other places, Sonepur and Titilagarh, recorded 44 degrees Celsius each, at least ten other places recorded between 40 and 43 degrees, a

Papaharini is the main perennial flow of Gandhamardan

The main perennial flow of Gandhamardan is PAPAHARINI, literally meaning, the destroyer of sin. it is symbolic of Sanatana -the Continuum of past, present and future. flowing out of the confluence of seven fountains, called SAPTADHAR.  It has an avarage width of  12ft. No man-made tributary can flow into it. Nothing can pollute and adulterate