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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

A hardcore woman Maoist Rebati Nayak captured in Sambalpur

A hardcore woman Maoist cadre, Rebati Nayak of Narsinghatalia in Riamal police station area, with at least 18 non-bailable warrants pending against her involving charges like murder, was captured by the police during a joint combing operation by the police in a forest in Naktideula on Saturday. Rebati was involved with the CPI-Maoist since 2003

Civic body chiefs fate hangs in balance

Uncertainty looms large over the fate of Sambalpur Municipal Council even after the High Court on Friday vacated the stay on the writ petition filed by chairperson Rina Trivedi. She had obtained a stay from the court to reserve the outcome of the no-confidence motion against her held on May 7. Although the case was

An UTP attempted self-immolation at the Sambalpur jail on friday

An UTP(Under Trial Prisoner) attempted self-immolation at the Sambalpur Circle Jail on Friday.  A native of Kesinga in Kalahandi, Amosh Nag (28) has sustained 90 per cent burn injuries. On Friday morning, he doused himself with kerosene and had set himself on fire. He was rushed to the Jail Hospital by the staff and later

The state government plans houses at Rs 3 lakh for poor

The state government is planning to build houses in urban areas for the economically weaker sections (EWS). These flats will be available at Rs 3 lakh, if the project sees the light of day. Sources said the government has mooted a proposal for affordable housing under which the EWS beneficiaries and BPL card holders will

End of the long 17 days battle between collector and lawyer

The conflict between the Sambalpur lawyers and collector Mrinalini Darswal finally reached a solution on Friday as the collector expressed her sorrow at the April 23 incident and the lawyers agreed to resume work. The lawyers and the collector met at the RDC’s office on Friday after all court work remained suspended in the district

State commission for women chief moots meet to end lawyers’ agitation

The State Commission for Women chairperson, Jyoti Panigrahi, on Thursday recommended the state government to convene a meeting to resolve the deadlock in wake of the lawyers’ dispute with Sambalpur district collector Mrinalini Darswal. In her five-page report to chief minister Naveen Patnaik on the collector-lawyers standoff, Panigrahi asked the government to convene a meeting

Sambalpur collector, agitating lawyers resolve dispute

The intense dispute between the district collector of Sambalpur and the agitating lawyers ended in a peaceful note today with both sides reacing an agreement. “The meeting ended in a cordial atmosphere with both the parties resolving difference between them,” Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), northen division, K C Barik said. According to the agreement, the

Centre plans 34 ITIs in Maoist hubs to woo back jobless youth

In its effort to reach out to unemployed youth in the red zone, the Centre will for the first time fund the setting up of industrial training institutes (ITI) and skill development centres (SDC) in 34 districts of nine Naxal-affected States. These ITIs and at least 68 SDCs, two in each district, have been planned