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Holi arrives early for BJD in Bijepur

Holi celebration began early for BJD in the district after the landslide victory of party candidate Ritarani Sahu in Bijepur by-poll on Wednesday. BJD supporters went on a celebration-mode smearing colored powder, locally called ‘Phagu’, on each other besides distributing sweets among them. They also danced to the tune of ‘dulduli’, a traditional music of

Bhutan team is in Sambalpur for Buddhist link

A four-member team from Bhutan led by Jigme Choden of National Library and Archives of Bhutan under Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs visited Sambalpur Friday. Other members of the team were Gympo Tsherung, Yonten Dargyl and Lama Tashi Norbu. The four-member team from Bhutan were in search of the history of ‘Sambhala’, the earlier name of

Ancient tools, weapons unearthed in Bargarh

Ancient tools, weapons unearthed in Bargarh. The recent archaeological excavations carried out by the Sambalpur University in Odishas Bargarh district has unearthed stone tools, weapons and artifacts made by early humans, centuries ago, a senior professor of the institute has said. The excavation site located in the upper Danta stream, a tributary of the River

Wedding ‘gift’ explodes, Groom and his grandmother killed

A bridegroom and his grandmother were killed and the bride was critically injured after a wedding gift received by the couple exploded when they tried to open it after the ceremonies were completed. The wedding had taken place five days ago and the tragic incident took place on Friday night in Patnagarh, Bolangir district. The

Week-Long Cease-Work Agitation for High Court Bench

Demanding a permanent High Court bench, the All Western Odisha Lawyers’ Association launched a week-long cease-work agitation from today. As per sources, all members of the bar associations of all Western Odisha districts began their week-long agitation from today till February 24 in the region. Offices of both state and central governments, courts and banking

“Sauchamukta Mahanadi Abhiyan” launched by SMC

The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Saturday launched ‘Sauchamukta Mahanadi Abhiyan’ to make banks of the river flowing along Ring Road in the city open defecation-free (ODF).Launching the campaign near Samaleswari temple, Collector Samarth Verma said awareness drive will be conducted in the localities situated along the Ring Road. He said a campaign vehicle will

Maoists kill civil contractor in Kalahandi

Members of outlawed CPI (Maoist) this morning killed a super class contractor in Kalahandi district when he was supervising work at a site. The deceased was identified as Shiba Shankar Dash alias Tunu Dash According to reports, at around 10 am in the morning Dash was at a site near Paji Bahali under Bijepur police

Odisha CM ask probe to Andhra Pradesh CM about Shreyash’s Death

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday asked Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu for a probe by a special agency into the death of Shreyash’s Death, a Sambalpur teenager, in Visakhapatanam. Shreyash Kesharwani, a student of Sri Chaitanya Junior College at Marikavalasa in Visakhapatnam city, was thrashed by a few college students that led

Sambalpur Development Authority to set up park on six-acre at Rengali

The Sambalpur Development Authority (SDA) has initiated steps to carry out development work beyond the city limits. The civic body has decided to set up a park in Rengali, which is considered as industrial hub of the district. Although Rengali is a gram panchayat and headquarters of Rengali block, the area comes under the jurisdiction

Only two city buses are running out of 12 in Sambalpur

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had flagged off the 12 new city buses on September 22nd last year 2017 to strengthen the public transport in Sambalpur as well as the neighbouring Bargarh, Sonepur, Jharsuguda and Sundargarh districts. Only two city buses are running in Sambalpur. The remaining 10 city buses are lying unused. The 12 city