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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

Heat fails to dampen Sital Sashti revelry

The scorching heat failed to deter the enthusiasm of more than one lakh people, who thronged to seep in the festive joy during the climax of Sital Sasthi Yatra, here on Sunday. This western Odisha town recorded 46.3 degree Celsius, while the minimum temperature was 30.1 degree Celsius, higher than Saturday’s 27 degree Celsius. The

Sital Sasthi: Gods back in their abodes

After a week-long festivity, curtains came down on the Sital Sasthi in Sambalpur. As the Lords entered their respective temples on Sunday, revellers retired to their homes after having hectic time. Earlier in the morning, intense heat and humidity failed to dampen the spirits of people who kept thronging various Shiva temples to get a

Cong to woo tribals for regaining lost ground

The State Congress, realising that its traditional tribal vote bank is fast slipping out of its hands, is now trying to raise the issue of ‘rising atrocities’ on tribals in the State. The issue will be discussed at the zonal meetings of the party on June 5, 6, 7 to 8 in Bhubaneswar, Balasore, Sambalpur

Vulgar dance organizers face police music

Police arrested two persons on Sunday for allegedly promoting raunchy dances during the Sital Sasthi festival at Barpali in Bargarh district. Police said the accused, Ashok Sahu and Tatan Talukdar, had organized a vulgar dance show in a play ground and charging money from people eager to see it. “We have taken immediate step to