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.

 

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

HC notice to Railways on Sambalpur train mishap

 The Orissa High Court yesterday issued notices to the state government and the Railways to file counters within two weeks on a PIL seeking Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the families of 14 persons killed in a train accident near Sambalpur last month. A Division Bench of Chief Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice S

OPTCL to take up five 400 KV substations at Rs 1103 cr

Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) has firmed up plans to implement five 400 KV grid substations in the state at a cost of Rs 1103 crore on the public private partnership (PPP) mode. The grid substations will be set up at Lapanga near Sambalpur, Nisha near Angul and Khuntuni under Cuttack district for evacuation

Encounter in Bargarh

Security forces and Maoists exchanged fire near Gandpali village in Bargarh district on Chhattisgarh-Odisha border on Saturday. There was no report of any casualty. “The exchange took plase in Gandhamardhan forest range. We don’t have any information about casualty or injury among the rebels. Securitymen are safe,” DIG of police (NR) Sanjay Kumar said. The

Game’s up for 3 fake Maoists

Police on Saturday arrested three persons for allegedly trying to extort money from a trader by posing as Maoists in Rayagada district. The accused were identified as Rajendra Rout, Sanjit Naik and Arun Bagho. According to police, the trio had pasted a fake Maoist poster at the home of a trader identified as Ram Murty

Train collision averted near Bargarh

A head-on collision between two trains was averted near Bargarh railway station on Saturday. The incident happened around 4.30 pm when the driver of the Bhubaneswar Intercity Express, which had just left Bargarh, realized that a train was coming on the same track where he present. He alerted the Bargarh railway station authorities, who asked