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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

Elephant menace seems to have returned to haunt villagers

Elephant menace seems to have returned to haunt villagers of forested pockets under Sundargarh forest division in Sundargarh district. Sources said villagers are fearing for life in the wake of marauding elephants claiming lives and damaging thatched houses. Villagers under the Ujjalpur forest range are, in particular, a panicked lot after a tusker on Thursday

Convict escapes from VSS Medical

A convict housed in Sohela sub-jail, Sourabh Sahu, managed to escape from VSS Medical at Burla on Sunday. He was admitted to the medicine ward after he had complained of uneasiness. While three police personnel stood guard in the day, two personnel kept vigil on him at night even as one of his hands was

UTP Amonsh Nag claimed that some inmates tried to kill him

UTP Amonsh Nag (28) of Kesinga in Kalahandi, housed in Sambalpur Circle jail, who allegedly attempted to end life by self-immolation, has claimed that some inmates tried to kill him. The incident had occurred on Friday. Nag was rushed to VSS Medical with 90 per cent burn injuries. Jail authorities said he had set himself

Santosh Trophy National Football Championships at Sambalpur

Delhi mauled Andaman and Nicobar Islands 13-0 in a Cluster I match of the Santosh Trophy National Football Championships at Sambalpur on Sunday. Moun Choudhury struck four times (41st, 44th, 60th and 81st minutes) while Deepak Mehra found the target thrice (7th, 23rd and 50th).   Kamal Singh (56th and 75th) and David Ngaihte (86th

Tale of two mothers behind bars

The bond between a mother and a child is inseparable. Two jailed women from Keonjhar, who are bringing up their kids inside the district jail, have proved it again. Nitima Munda of Bareigoda village in Harichandanpur police station area and Tulasi Karua of Sadar police station area now have only one goal in life –

Karnataka, UP post win in Santosh Trophy

 In a one-sided inaugural pre-quarterfinal match, Karnataka thrashed Nagaland by 5-0 goals in the 66th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy at Kalinga Stadium here on Friday. Ngurneilal of Karnataka started the party in the 30th minute. After the change of sides, Gopi P doubled the lead in the 55th minute, just after ten minutes

Judge probing Kandhamal riots and Former Judge Sarat Chandra Mohapatra Passes Away

Retired Justice Sarat Chandra Mohapatra, who was the one-man judicial commission inquiring into the killing of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and the subsequent ethno-communal riots in Kandhamal in 2008, passed away on Saturday. He was 79. His wife Indira had predeceased him in 2002. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. Though probe into