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NGO welcomes Odisha government’s decision over policy for coal-based thermal power plants

Odisha-based NGO WIO welcomes state government’s decision to have a comprehensive policy for coal-based thermal power plants. “We have just come across the news that the Government of Odisha is planning to formulate a comprehensive policy for coal-fired thermal power plants and captive power plants. Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO) welcomes such a move as this

Sanskrit teacher held for trafficking schoolgirl

A Sanskrit teacher of Tangarmunda School in Bamra block was arrested on Sunday night for allegedly trafficking two girls of the school. The teacher has been identified as Smruti Rekha Sasmal. The girls were rescued from a house in Siddha Mahabir area in Puri. Husband of the teacher, Narayan, is being interrogated. Sambalpur Collector Mrinalini

Attack on Sambalpur Collector, Government shocked

An untoward incident occurred in the Major City of Western Odisha when the lawyers of Sambalpur Bar Association attacked on District Collector Mrinalini Jaiswal with sleepers, boots & by stones. The Odisha state government has came into shock from this news of the attack on District Collector Dr. Mrinalini Jaiswal by the lawyers of Sambalpur

Swagatika shines, Jajpur beats Bargarh in Women’s cricket

The all-round performance of Swagatika Rath powered Jajpur team to beat Bargarh by a massive 290 runs in the Inter-Districts Senior Cricket Tournament at Nimpur Ground in Cuttack on Tuesday. Batting first, Rath scored 55 runs and well supported by Rupashree Lenka nad Jyoti Kamal who contributed 65 and 50 runs respectively and Jajpur total

Sambalpur Collector assaulted

700-bed speciality hospital to come up in Sambalpur

The state government will establish a 700-bed superspeciality hospital in Sambalpur town in public private partnership (PPP) mode soon, government sources said here on Monday. Odisha has roped in Kolkata-based Desun Hospital and Heart Institute for the project. The government will provide seven acres of land for the Rs 170 crore hospital to be functional

Sambalpur Collector assaulted

In an unpleasant and shocking development on Monday, members of the District Bar Association had a violent confrontation with the district Collector first inside a bus and then on the District Judge Court campus where, the Collector alleged, she was manhandled by advocates. The incident bears the potential of snowballing into a major issue between

Lawyers ransack Collector’s Residential office

Sambalpur (Odisha), Apr 23 (PTI) Irate lawyers in Odisha’s Sambalpur district today allegedly chased the District Collector, abused her in filthy language and ransacked her residential office alleging highhandedness, police said. Collector Mrinalini Darswal and Sambalpur Bar Association president Pramod Kumar Rath lodged FIR and Counter FIR against each other at the Town Police Station

More central funds to counter Naxals

With the increase in activities of Left-wing extremists (LWEs) in the State, more funds will be at the disposal of the Government to counter them. The Centre recently included four more districts from the State in the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had been demanding inclusion of Bargarh, Balangir, Nuapada and

Intellectuals demanded to convert GM College to a unitary university

The Gangadhar Meher (Autonomous) College, a premier educational institution of western Odisha organised a meeting for development of the institution. The meeting was attended by academicians, intellectuals, former principals, students and former students, where participants demanded unanimously to convert the college to a unitary university.   A focus group was formed with people from all