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Vigilance conducts raids for illegal hoarding and black-marketing

Odisha Vigilance conducts raids to prevent illegal hoarding and black-marketing of fertilizers.  The state vigilance conducted raids in various palce of Bhubaneswar, Jaleswar,  Baleswar, Boudh, Ganjam, Brahmapur, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Angul, Kendrapada,  Jagatsinghpur, Sambalpur, Koraput and other areas.

The state-wide verification was conducted by Vigilance to prevent illegal hoarding and black-marketing of fertilisers by wholesalers and retailers in order to create an artificial shortage in supply of fertilisers to the farmers during the sowing season.

During the verification at different places under the Bhubaneswar Division such as Nayagarh, Khurda, Gop and Bhubaneswar, shortage of 7,073 bags and excess of 1,271 bags of fertilisers of different varieties were found.

Fertiliser dealers’ godowns in the Jaleswar and Baleswar areas were verified and excess of 385 bags and shortage of 32 bags were detected. Similarly, verification on different fertiliser agencies at Boudh, Ganjam and Brahmapur was undertaken and excess of 70 bags and shortage of 1,041 bags were detected.

The business premises of fertiliser wholesalers and retailers at Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Angul, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur were also verified and 4,547 bags were found short while 167 bags were found excess.

Handloom Expo of Odisha inaugurated in Bhubaneswar

Handlooms , Handicrafts and Textiles minister Sarojini Hembrum inaugurated the Handloom Expo of Odisha at the Exhibition Ground. The exhibition is being organized by Boyonika.

The exhibition showcases traditional handloom products of different districts including Athagarh in Cuttack, Sambalpur, Boudh, Bargarh, Balangir and Sonepur. The major attraction of the exhibition. The exhibition includes wide range of handloom products including Bomkai, cotton, Bomkai Silk, Kotpad vegetable dye and Khandua sarees.

Minister Hembrum informed that six to seven handloom exhibitions would be held in the coming days. The exhibition will be concluded on August 20.

Nineteen inspectors shunted in state

As many as 19 inspectors of different police stations in Odisha were transferred on Thursday. The transferred officers included seven inspectors of the twin city (Bhubaneswar-Cuttack) police commissionerate.

The cops transferred from Bhubaneswar are Tapan Mohanty (Khandagiri police station), Priyaranjan Satapathy (Mancheswar police station), Satyajit Mishra (Kharavela Nagar police station) and Bijay Kumar Sethi (Balipatna police station), sources said.

Ashutosh Mishra (Cantonment police station), N Padhi (Choudwar police station) and Sunil Nanda (Jagatpur police station) were transferred in Cuttack.

The newly inducted inspectors in twin city police commissionerate are Amulya Kumar Dhar from Puri, Sanjiv Satpathy (Sambalpur), Rajendra Senapati (crime branch), Sarat Sahoo (Koraput), R N Barik (Kandhamal), Bharat Sahoo (Keonjhar) and Manoj Samant (crime branch), official sources said. Sources said another major reshuffle is also in the offing in other police stations of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Anthropology Students Travel to India for Field Research

charleststonIs childhood really that different in another culture? College of Charleston students and professor Christine Finnan will spend the month of July in India to explore this topic as part of an upper-level anthropology course. As both a teacher education and anthropology professor, Finnan brings students a unique perspective in this course.The group will travel to four destinations in India: Kolkata, Sambalpur, Bhubaneswar, and Puri. In each city, they will visit schools, children’s museums, other places where families go to have fun, and to agencies that deal with children’s issues. While in Sambalpur, they will work on research projects with students at Sambalpur University. And in Bhubaneswar, they will spend time in a residential school that serves 15,000 tribal children.


“I really want the students to come away from the trip with a better understanding of how childhood is affected by culture and context, both anthropologically and from an educational standpoint,” Finnan says. “I hope they will be able to put into perspective some of the criticisms of the U.S. education system and draw their own conclusions.”
Eight students are part of the course, entitled Comparative Childhoods: India and U.S.

For more information, contact Christine Finnan at [email protected].

Potholed capital Bhubaneswar awaits monsoon woes

The slow pace of development work, including repair of roads, de-silting of drains, maintenance of parks and green belts across the city has left residents worried about yet another monsoon full of troubles. The monsoon is approaching fast and once it begins there would be no scope for repairing roads, forcing residents to drive through bumpy, waterlogged streets, full of potholes.

When contacted, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials came up with their standard response: “Tender for repairs and other development work has been given out, work will begin soon.”

With the ongoing sewage work in the city, roads are already in a precarious condition. “Even though the sewage work is over in many parts of the city, the roads are not being repaired. Many accidents are occurring every day due to the bad roads but no one is paying any attention. Once rain starts, the roads will turn into small mud ponds,” said Purna Chandra Nayak, a resident of Behera Sahi in Nayapalli area.

A senior BMC officer, however, said contractors have been issued notices to complete the works within the given time frame. “Except a few areas, road repair work has started in most places and will be completed within a month. But where sewage board work is going on it may take some time. We are also trying to complete de-silting of all major drains before the arrival of monsoon,” said mayor Ananta Narayan Jena.

Residents seem to have little faith in BMC’s promise though. “The BMC had constructed roads just before the monsoon earlier and the roads were washed away immediately in the rain. Work is on at all major roads in the city, including interior roads. With a few days left for the arrival of monsoon, how can they manage to complete the work on time,” questioned Bharati Mishra, a resident of Saheed Nagar area.