Kalam urges students to set their goal

Kalam urges students to set their goal

The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise... Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers, Kalam said at the 150th anniversary function of Chandrasekhar Behera Zila School here.

Samleswari Mandir

Samleswari Mandir

Samaleswari Temple is a Hindu temple in Sambalpur, Western Orissa, India dedicated to the goddess known as MAA, also known among the natives as samalei maa, meaning Mother Samaleswari.

Hirakud Dam

Hirakud Dam

Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi River, about 15 km from Sambalpur.

Karma Naach: Sambalpuri Folk Dance

Karma Naach: Sambalpuri Folk Dance

This pastoral Sambalpuri folk dance is performed during the worship of the god or goddess of fate

gudguda

gudguda

This is one of the small but beautiful waterfalls of Sambalpur district, Orissa. It sprinkles out from the Gudguda mountain

Though Dusserah is the occasion of Dalkhai the most popular folk-dance of western Orissa, its performance is very common on all other festivals such as Bhaijauntia, Phangun Puni, Nuakhai etc.

The Leaning temple of Huma located about 25 km from Sambalpur. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a well-known structure the world over.

 

Fly Ash to take 30 acres of Land everyday

“In Odisha, the fly ash management issue cannot be looked into in isolation of the power plants and aluminium smelters. As the land, water and forest resources of the state cannot sustain the amount of coal fired power plants, Odisha government must not go ahead with its envisaged 75000 MW power generation plan.” HNF Correspondent

Hindalco scoffs at mine profiteering charge

Has Hindalco Industries’ lease for Odisha’s only operational private coal mine been a bonanza or a carefully husbanded and now depleting asset? According to the state mining department, the company has so far excavated about 16 million tonnes from this one, at Talabira in this district. If the calculation of operating margin at Rs 295.41

State to set up six more anti-human trafficking units

Centre has asked the State government to convert primary schools having low enrolments in urban and semi urban areas into integrated hub of services for children especially vulnerable ones. In a recent communication addressed to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Krishna Tirath, Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development, expressed concerns over inadequacy of

Uncertainty over installation of radar at Paradip

Uncertainty continued to prevail over installation of Doppler radar at Paradip after Chinese-made system was reportedly rejected for security concerns. “We have not received any communique from our headquarters about installation of radar at Paradip. No official instruction about replacement to Chinese-made radar, which is now with us, has reached,” said Sarat Ch. Sahu, Director

Freedom after 22 years, Dharua’s family

It took Chandra Dharua, a free man like anyone else in Independent India, 22 years to have a taste of real freedom. Forty-five-year-old Dharua, a migrant labourer from Odisha, and his wife, who were in confinement in an Andhra Pradesh brick kiln, arrived at the Bolangir railway station, about 350 km from Bhubaneswar, on 29th

People move govt over Vedanta plant closure

Around 700 people, including employees and families displaced by Vedanta Alumina Limited at Kalahandi’s Lanjigarh, met the district collector at Bhawanipatna on Tuesday and requested him to ensure supply of bauxite to the factory so that it does not shut down. They said closure of VAL would affect the livelihood of 20,000 locals, who are

Minor administrative reshuffle

 Muralidhar Baik, at present Secretary to the Odisha State Election Commission has been appointed as the new District Collector (DC) of Nayagarah, according to a notification issued by the General Administration Department. The State Government on Wednesday did a minor reshuffle. As per the notification, DC of Kalahandi Dukhisyam Satpathy has been transferred and posted

Rental rehabilitation for slum dwellers

In a bid to check the mushrooming growth of slums in the state, the BJD government is planning to create rental housing blocks at an affordable monthly rent of up to Rs 2,000 for the poor. The recently announced Scheme for Affordable Urban Housing in Odisha-2012 has enunciated that the government shall provide land to

Lawyers boycott courts

Irrespective of the claims and counterclaims about the success of the State bandh on Monday, an unprecedented trend was observed on the day when the lawyers community across the State came out to support the Congress- sponsored bandh spontaneously. Judicial activities throughout the State came to a grinding halt as lawyers of all bars, including

Woman tonsured, beaten up in Sambalpur village

Ten villagers were arrested for allegedly tonsuring a woman and assaulting her at a village in Sambalpur district, police said on Friday. The accused suspected the 42-year-old woman of being involved in the death of her daughter’s lover. The ugly incident occurred at Jayaghant within Dhama police station area on Thursday afternoon. The woman complained