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Heat makes life tough in state

The heatwave continued to sweep the state for the third consecutive day on Friday with mercury touching 46 degree Celsius in Titlagarh and Sambalpur towns. The weatherman warned that there would be no respite from the scorching heat for at least two more days.

According to unconfirmed reports, at least 41 people have died of sunstroke during summer this year. The government has confirmed only two deaths, one each in Angul and Balangir districts. The heat is so terrible that roads and markets wear a deserted look during the day.

Titlagarh, considered one of the hottest pockets in the state, on Friday recorded the day’s highest of 46.5 degree Celsius in the state. This temperature in May is also the highest recorded in the town in the past three years. This town in May 13, 2010 recorded 45.5 degree Celsius, official sources said. Similarly, Sambalpur recorded 46 degree Celsius, which was highest in May in the past two years. Sambalpur in May 2011 recorded the highest of 44.7 degree Celsius.

Mercury level in at least seven other towns crossed 44 degree Celsius. While Hirakud and Sonepur recorded 45.8 degree Celsius and 45.4 degree, Angul (44.7), Bhawanipatna (44.5), Balangir and Jharsuguda (44.4) and Sundargarh (44) were among the other hottest pockets on Friday. Several other parts in interior and western parts sizzled with temperature invariably above 40 degree. Bhubaneswar touched 41.4 degree.

Weathermen said the heat wave would continue for two more days. “Heatwaves are likely to continue in western and interior pockets for the next two days,” said local meteorology director Sarat Chandra Sahu. Thundersquall accompanied by hail and gusty surface wind speed above 60 km per hour may occur at one or two places over coastal Odisha but there would be no respite from the heat in these parts as well, he said.

The state government issued a fresh alert to the district administration asking them to review the heat wave condition on a daily basis and take adequate steps to ensure drinking water, oral rehydration salts in hospitals and treatment facilities to those affected by the heat.

Papaharini is the main perennial flow of Gandhamardan

Papaharini is the main perennial flow of GandhamardanThe main perennial flow of Gandhamardan is PAPAHARINI, literally meaning, the destroyer of sin. it is symbolic of Sanatana -the Continuum of past, present and future. flowing out of the confluence of seven fountains, called SAPTADHAR.  It has an avarage width of  12ft. No man-made tributary can flow into it. Nothing can pollute and adulterate it. Running about 25 Kms.


Nrusingh Bhagvan
It has touched the Anga Tributary and Finally embraud river Mahanadi,the longestion Orissa des cribed as” Manada” in the book of PTOLEMY ( Second Century A.D.) and believed as the Ganga of Kali Yug ( The Iron Age). Papaharini carries with it, a great deal of sanctity. Here Shankaracharya’s Ganga-Stotra, Comes to mind.


( O Goddess Ganga it is Better to be a tortoise or fish in your water to be a small chameleon on your bank to be born far away from you.)

       Shankar, also echoed the Valmikian sentiments of Ganga-Shankar
       ” i would rather be a bull,house, serpent or elephant near you,rather than be a king far away from you”

The holy Papaharini is referred to be the river of salvation by the people of Chhatishgarh ( the seven southern districts of Madhay Pardesh , such as Bastar , Raipur, Raigarh,Durg,Ganga sarovur. Hance the allusion “CHHITISH GARH KA GANGA” One can spend hours in contemplation, Siting on a rock or under a tree, by her side. Peopleare forbidden to catch fishes in Papaharini.

Nursinghnath Temple
The Legendary Tree
The Cradle of papaharini is SATYAAM the legendary Mango-Tree flared up in the Mahabharat. In the Dwapara Yug ( The Copper Age) The five Pandav Brother;s had entered in to theGandhanmardan, during their secret -dwelling .once Bhima the bulky warrior felt hungry in his genes. To one’s utteramazement, a mango-stone sprouted , turned into big tree laden with fruits and is said to have satiated his hunger. At present thereare several mango-trees, growing here and there, at the Satyaam site. thereis a plan of raising more mangosein terraces.

Convict escapes from VSS Medical

A convict housed in Sohela sub-jail, Sourabh Sahu, managed to escape from VSS Medical at Burla on Sunday. He was admitted to the medicine ward after he had complained of uneasiness.

While three police personnel stood guard in the day, two personnel kept vigil on him at night even as one of his hands was handcuffed to the bed. However, it is learnt that Sahu managed to wriggle out from the handcuff in the wee hours of Sunday and escaped. A case has been registered.

Santosh Trophy National Football Championships at Sambalpur

Santosh Trophy at SambalpurDelhi mauled Andaman and Nicobar Islands 13-0 in a Cluster I match of the Santosh Trophy National Football Championships at Sambalpur on Sunday. Moun Choudhury struck four times (41st, 44th, 60th and 81st minutes) while Deepak Mehra found the target thrice (7th, 23rd and 50th).


Kamal Singh (56th and 75th) and David Ngaihte (86th and 91st) scored two goals each while P S Rawat (68th) and Vikas Rawat (82nd) struck once each. In a Cluster III match, Maghalaya beat Madhya Pradesh 1-0 at Baragarh. Bansharai Sun scored the solitary goal in the 79th minute.

Delhi State Football Stars prepare for the Santosh Trophy

Matric answer sheet goof up in Bargarh dist

The matriculation examination is embroiled in a new controvery with teachers of George High School in Bargarh coming across answer sheets of the English paper that was cancelled. The wrong answer sheets had come for evaluation. “We raised objection when we found answer papers of the old question that was already cancelled by the board. There is no logic in sending this answer paper to the valuation centre,” a teacher engaged in the valuation work said on Wednesday.

The Board of Secondary Education had rescheduled the examination for English and left over papers following the question paper leak of English. According to the teachers, most answer papers distributed for valuation on Wednesday were from the cancelled question paper. They however said they separated these answer sheets and sent it back to the board.

Admitting to the fault, the circle inspector of schools (Sambalpur) said the mistake was unintentional. “It happened because the English examination was already over when the board cancelled it. So answer sheets of that subject were sent to the board by some schools,” Sambalpur CI of schools Sangram Sahu said.