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Nephew missing while uncle found dead in IB River, Brajrajnagar

On 08th of March, Sunday, Sandeep Mehta (54) had gone to IB River near OPM with his two nephews and one niece. They were bathing nearby the side of the temporary road made up of sand. Ketan jumped to the river for caching the bucket which was gone away from him. Unfortunately Ketan did not know swimming and went under the water. To save ketan’s life Sandeep also jumped to river and both the nephew and uncle were missing in the river.

Seeing this the sibling crying and asking help to the labours who were working nearby there. They were looking for the man and the child but they did not get. In the evening a rescue team from Jharsuguda came and started the search operation for both uncle and nephew. They found the uncle body while the nephew is missing.

Firing in Brajrajnagar

ବ୍ରଜରାଜନଗରରେ ମଙ୍ଗଳବାର ରାତି ସାଢ଼େ ୮ଟାରେ ପୁଣି ଥରେ ଗୁଳି ଫୁଟିଛି। ଏଥିରେ ମଣ୍ଟୁ ଘୋଷ(୩୦) ନାମରେ ଜଣେ ଯୁବକଙ୍କ ମୃତ୍ୟୁ ଘଟିଛି। ବ୍ରଜରାଜନଗର ମୁଖ୍ୟ ବଜାରରେ ଥିବା ଏକ ଜଳଖିଆ ଦୋକାନ ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମୀ କ୍ୟାବରେ ଏହି ଗୁଳିକାଣ୍ଡ ଘଟିଛି।

ଜଳଖିଆ ଦୋକାନର କାଉଣ୍ଟରରେ ଛିଡ଼ା ହୋଇଥିବା ବେଳେ ଏହି ଗୁଳିକାଣ୍ଡ ଘଟିଥିବା କୁହାଯାଉଛି। ଦୁଇ ରାଉଣ୍ଡ ଗୁଳି ଚାଳନା ହୋଇଥିବା ଲୋକେ କହୁଥିବା ବେଳେ ଘଟଣାସ୍ଥଳରେ ଗୋଟିଏ ଖୋକା ପଡ଼ିଥିବା ଦେଖା ଯାଇଛି। ମଣ୍ଟୁର ମୁଣ୍ଡରେ ଗୁଳି ବାଜିବା ପରେ ସେ ତଳେ ପଡ଼ି ଯାଇଥିଲା। ଦୁଇ ଜଣ ଯୁବକ ଏକ ବାଇକରେ ଆସି ଗୁଳି ମାରି ଫେରାର ହୋଇ ଯାଇଥିବା ପ୍ରତ୍ୟକ୍ଷଦର୍ଶୀ କହୁଛନ୍ତି। ଗୁଳିକାଣ୍ଡ ସମୟରେ ହୋଟେଲ ମାଲିକ ହୋଟେଲ ଭିତରକୁ ଯାଇଥିଲେ।

ଗୁଳିକାଣ୍ଡରେ ମୃତ ମଣ୍ଟୁ ହେଉଛି ବହୁ ଚର୍ଚ୍ଚିତ ଅମିତ ଧଳ ହତ୍ୟାକାଣ୍ଡରେ ସଂପୃକ୍ତ ସୋନୁ ଘୋଷର ଭାଇ। ସୋନୁ ଘୋଷ ଏବେ ଜେଲରେ ଅଛି। ଘଟଣାସ୍ଥଳରେ ପୁଲିସ ପହଞ୍ଚି ତଦନ୍ତ ଆରମ୍ଭ କରିଛି। ହୋଟେଲରେ ଲାଗିଥିବା ସିସି ଟିଭିକୁ ପୁଲିସ ଜବତ କରି ତଦନ୍ତ କରୁଥିବା ବେଳେ ଏହି ହତ୍ୟାକାଣ୍ଡ ସହିତ ମାଫିଆଙ୍କ ସଂପୃକ୍ତି ଥିବା କୁହାଯାଉଛି।

Commercial flights from Jharsuguda airport to six cities soon

Commercial flight operations to six cities under the third phase of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme will soon begin at Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda.

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu made the announcement through his twitter handle on Tuesday.

Earlier on January 25, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had informed that flight services from Jharsuguda Airport to six cities including Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi and Raipur would commence soon.

Pradhan had also informed that airstrips at Jeypore, Utkela and Rourkela would be upgraded to airports soon.

On February 19, a high-level team of Alliance Air had visited Jharsuguda airport to inspect its infrastructure and facilities. The Alliance Air is likely to start flight services from Jharsuguda to Kolkata and Raipur from March 1.

Prior to that, a team of SpiceJet had also visited the airport on February 9. As per official sources, SpiceJet is likely start operations connecting Jharsuguda to three major routes- Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad from March 31.

Jharsuguda airport got DGCA’s 4-C license for big flights

Beckoning a major breakthrough for beginning of much-awaited flight operations here, the Jharsuguda Airport has received a 4-C category license for running bigger planes like Airbus-320 and Boeing 747.

Director of the Airport, SK Chouhan informed that with the 4-C category license from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Boeing and Airbus-320 type planes can now begin flight operations at the airport.

“The airport is now ready for flight operations. We are awaiting the nod from Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and once companies are set up here, flights can begin,” said Chouhan.

Two months earlier, the DGCA had granted 2-B category license to the airport for running smaller planes.

Jharsuguda airport gets DGCA's 4 C category license for Airbus 320 planes

Even as sources had informed that the airport was likely to be inaugurated in July, uncertainty continued to loom large over it.

Asked about the matter, the airport director said he is unspecified about the exact date of inauguration. “We don’t have any information whether flight operations will begin first or the inauguration,” he said.

A few days ago, another controversy had surfaced over naming the airport.

On July 26, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha denied receiving any proposal in the form of a resolution from the State government even as Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, on June 15, had written a letter to the Centre urging him to name the new airport after freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai.

Sinha stated that naming of an airport is done on the basis of a resolution passed by the State Assembly but the state government has not sent any resolution.

It is to be noted that the airport has been built under the Centre’s UDAN scheme at a cost of Rs 200 crore which includes Odisha government’s share of Rs 75 crore.

Poverty forced a mom to sell her newborn baby for Rs 12k

Poverty forced a mom to sell her newborn baby for Rs 12kAN 11-day-old baby boy was sold by her mother for Rs.12,000 due to poverty at Banjari village on the outskirts of Jharsuguda town, police said on Thursday.

The 20-year-old woman, identified as Sarita Ansari, had given birth to the baby at VIMSAR in Burla on January 13. However, unable to take care of the newborn due to acute poverty, she was forced to sell the baby to Ramakrushna Sahu and Pradeep Guru of Sambalpur district the very next day for `12,000.

Acting on the information of Childline, Badmal police rescued the baby and arrested Sahu and Guru of Balbaspur village within Sason police limits in Sambalpur district.

Childline coordinator Ashis Panda said in a bid to save the baby boy, poverty-stricken Sarita had to sell him. Reportedly, Guru was in touch with the woman to take the newborn on delivery and had even paid `8,000 in advance.

However, on a tip off about the incident, Childline officials contacted Badmal police and reached Balbaspur where the newborn was rescued from Sahu’s house.

Sources said the baby was born to Sarita and Raju Ansari who are staying in a rented accommodation at Banjari. The couple was driven out of their respective homes by their families for being in a live-in relationship. Though Raju worked as a mason, he was unable to make ends meet and the couple was in dire financial straits.

Sarita reportedly told police that as it was difficult for her to take care of the newborn due to financial constraints, she was forced to hand over the baby to Sahu with help of Guru.

Chairman of the Child Welfare Committee Janmajaya Das said they are verifying the claim of sale of the newborn. Further investigation into the matter is on, said police.