Block chairperson accused of faking caste

A public representative has managed to get elected to the block chairperson post by virtue of a fake caste certificate. The present Sambalpur Sadar tehsildar, Gyanaranjan Bhanjdeo, has allegedly issued a caste certificate to one Snehalata Behera who went on to become block chairperson of Nuagaon in Nayagarh district in the recently held PRI polls.

Diabetes footcare centre opens at Khurda DHH

With the diabetic foot complications assuming alarming proportions, thanks to lack of awareness and under diagnosis, the Kanungo Institute of Diabetes Specialities is all set to establish Diabetes Footcare Centres in the district headquarter hospitals (DHH) of the State to address such problems. The first of the centres became operational at the DHH, Khurda, on

No news of missing engineer yet

Police are clueless about the retired engineer, who went missing from here a week ago. Bhawani Prasad Mishra was last seen with a woman near his home at Sriram Vihar here on March 26. His son has filed a missing complaint with Burla police station. “It is difficult to draw any conclusion because we do

Four arrested for murdering youth

Rourkela, Apr 3 (PTI) Four persons were arrested today in connection with murder of 25-year-old youth of Dharuadihi village in Sundargarh district, about 160 km from here, police sources said.      All the four accused have confessed to killing of Mukesh Saa on February 29 due to some previous enemity.      Police have seized two

Posco’s India project hits another hurdle

Once hailed as India’s largest foreign direct investment, Posco’s proposed steel refining project in the eastern Indian state of Orissa ran into another hurdle this week, as India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) accused the state government of misusing the law to acquire land for the Korean steel giant, as well as UK-based Vedanta Resources. The

No mention of Sambalpur in drought-hit list

Resentment is brewing among the farmers of Sambalpur district after the State Government excluded it from the drought-hit districts’ list. Despite the fact that large tracts of agricultural land are under Hirakud Command Area, there is no denying that in the last kharif season untimely rains and pest attacks had hit the farmers badly. Drought

Desks to help insurance scheme implementation

In a bid to expedite Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) implementation in the State, the Health and Family Welfare Department is establishing help desks in the empanelled public hospitals. The help desks are being set up through Rogi Kalyan Samitis and equipped with necessary hardware and software systems to provide assistance to beneficiaries. The desks

Odisha Govt urges railway ministry to sanction three projects in Maoist zone

The state government has urged the railway ministry to take steps to sanction three new railway lines as ‘national projects’ to help the state combat the Left wing extremism (LWE). In a letter to chairman of Railway Board Vinay Mittal on March 30, chief secretary Bijay Kumar Patanik has urged him him to take steps

Land undervalued to favour industries: CAG

The State Government has shown undue favour to promoters of industries to the tune of Rs 224 crore by under-assessing the value of private land resulting in low compensation to the land losers. Pointing out the erroneous fixation of land price, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said over 4,003 acres of private land was

Jharsuguda Celebrates Ramnaumi !!

Jharsuguda Celebrated Ramnaumi with great Pomp and Show. People from different parts of the Jharsuguda had come to witness the grand function. This year Ramnaumi was being celebrated in very aggressive way. Many Cultural participants who had came from different parts of the country like Malkahan Group , Khalasa Group etc Participants from  Kolhapur ,