Tribals protest harassment by forces

Resentment is brewing among hapless tribals in this part of the State against security personnel. Facing arrest after being branded as Maoists, these tribals are now raising voice against the alleged excesses. This became evident earlier this week when hundreds of tribals in the periphery of Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary gheraoed the Collectorate demanding relocation. The

NREGS issue: Parliament Committee unhappy

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development has expressed displeasure over the delay in completion of works under the MGNREGS. Analysis of district-wise data revealed that only 10 per cent of the total projects, taken up under MGNREGS in the State, was completed during 2011-12 financial year as against 25.37 per cent in the 2010-11.

Rajasthani folk dances steal hearts

Curtains came down on the Lok Mahotsav at Hingula Pitha on Friday night with folk dancers enthralling the audience. One of the major attractions of the evening was the Rajasthani folk dance where the artistes performed with ‘matkas’ on their heads. The dancers belonging to Siba Folk Musical Group also performed the ‘Kalbelia’ dance. “This

Rice destroyed in Hirakud FCI godown fire

Rice worth a few lakhs was gutted in the third house of FCI godown at Hirakud early on Saturday morning. Fire-fighters brought the fire control thus preventing it from spreading to other godowns. Though the exact reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained, officials suspect it to be a short circuit. “We rushed

Indian Forest Service Exam from July 14

Union Public Service Commission will hold the competitive examination for recruitment to the Indian Forest Service, from 14th July, 2012 at Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur,

Council for Higher Secondary Education scanner on high scores in Plus II

The Council for Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has directed supervisors of  Plus II examiners to segregate answer-books awarded 90 per cent marks or above. “I am directed to request you to make subject-wise packets of all answer books where 90 per cent or more marks have been awarded. These packets may be handed over to

Railway job for footballer

The  East Coast Railway has offered a job to national woman footballer  Jhili Munda, boosting her financial prospects. “The job will not only end my financial difficulties but also help me to play more and more  football matches in both national and international levels,” said Jhili, who used to roll bidis to support her family.

Twelve Inter-state dacoits arrested in Sambalpur dist

Twelve members of an inter-state dacoit gang involved in robbery of aluminium from trucks on highways in Odisha were arrested and materials and cash seized from them, police said today. Acting on complaints about hijacking of several aluminium laden trucks at various police stations in Sambalpur and adjoining districts, police swung into action and nabbed

WIFA devoid of ground

While EPL clubs have been building a fan base by holding special camps in Mumbai, the Western India Football Association (WIFA) isn’t getting a facility to even organise pre-tournament camps for the Maharashtra team that will be playing the Santosh Trophy. For quite some time, the association has been trying to identify grounds in the

Sambalpur University to close down Computer Science

Sambalpur University is planning to close down its 22-year-old department of Computer Science. Three years back, it was the then vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Pujari who had given a similar proposal to augment his pet project of Sambalpur University Institute of Information technology (SUIIT). While Vice-Chancellor B C Barik has formed a committee to look into