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.

 

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

Mohun Bagan and Sambalpur confirmed their semi-final

Mohun Bagan and Sambalpur Football Academy confirmed their semi-final berths in the ONGC Himachal Pradesh Youth Football Festival with both registering comfortable wins on Friday here at the Chaugan ground at Nahan. Mohun Bagan thrashed SAI Football Academy, Kangra by 13-0 while Sambalpur FA run riot DPS Solan, defeating them 3-0. For Mohun Bagan Satyajit

5 hardcore criminals nabbed, special team to help curb crimes

 The police on Monday arrested five hardcore criminals involved in different crimes including the recent one at Sarlakani Dhaba where they opened fire on innocent customers. The arrested persons were identified as Rupesh Kusum, Ashis Aind, Amit Sandha, Siba Bag and Buti Suna. The police also seized one mouser, two bikes, three mobile phones and

Odisha to have 21 new forensic units

The state government has decided to set up 21 new forensic units in different police districts and government railway police (GRP) stations to expedite investigation in various cases. At present, the state has three regional forensic science laboratories at Sambalpur, Berhampur and Balasore beside 15 laboratories in each undivided police district headquarter. “We will soon

Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd moves SC over mine closure

 Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking a stay on the order of the state mining department asking it to close down six of its coal mines for not having environment clearance. Coal production has come to a standstill in these mines from Saturday after the company closed those after getting

Vigilance cells to detect fake caste papers

The state government has decided to set up two dedicated vigilance cells in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to detect cases of upper caste people procuring SC and ST certificates. At present, such cases are being monitored by the human rights protection cells (HRPC) in the twin cities. Though district vigilance cells exist in Khurda and Cuttack