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Odisha’s second Covid-19 testing Lab at Sambalpur

The Odisha Government is planning to set up Odisha’s second Covid-19 testing Lab at Sambalpur to ease the burden on the state only other facility at Bhubaneswar. The state government is working out the modalities of setting up a Biosafety Levels 2(BSl2) laboratory at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (ViMSAR), a

Odisha HC disqualifying Sundargarh legislator Jogesh Singh

Odisha HC disqualifying Sundargarh legislator Jogesh Singh for submitting fake caste certificate in the nomination of 2014 Assembly Elections. “Now Congress party has lost the Opposition status in Odisha”, stated by Senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra today “For the Opposition party tag, a political party needs one tenth of total seats of the House. As per the

Dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Odisha after Kunduli gang rape victim commits suicide

Normal life was hit across Odisha today due to a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called separately by the Congress and the BJP to seek justice for a 14-year-old tribal girl who committed suicide after alleging rape by four men in uniform three months ago. Shops, business establishments, markets, offices, banks and financial institutions remained shut, while vehicular

Maoist situation remains challeging: Chief Minister

Maoist situation remains challenging in eight major districts of the state, how ever there has been a substantial improvement in the situation in other districts. In a written reply to Congress member Naba Kishore Das in the Assembly today, Patnaik named the eight districts as Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Bolangir, Bargarh and Angul. The

Water Rights activist Ranjan Panda faults Odisha Govt for suppplying water from Hirakud Reservoir to Industries

Water Rights activist Ranjan Panda faults Odisha Govt for supplying water from Hirakud Reservoir is toIndustries. The way they have shut down the power plant while continuing to supply water to industries is illegal, alleges Ranjan Panda, Convenor of Water Initiatives Odisha. “Hirakud dam was originally constructed for flood control. Irrigation and power generation were

2 arrested in Rangamatia murder case

Two men were arrested for their alleged involvement in the September 28 murder of a youth of Rangamatia area in the city on Friday. The accused, Bikali Behera and Dipuna Barik, were rounded up in Sambalpur district by the special squad of commissionerate police. Three other co-accused are still on the run. “The absconders would

NCC treated as an optional subject in colleges

To attract students to join NCC, the government has decided to make it an optional subject at the college-level. On an experimental basis, NCC will be made a subject for college students at Khariar College in Western Odisha this year. Group commander of the NCC, Sambalpur Col. Vikas Goswami on Wednesday disclosed this information while

Mahatma Gandhi Temple in Bhatra, Sambalpur

This is not your regular shrine. The deity who stands leaning on a walking stick with the tricolour beside him is not drawn from Hindu mythology. But the setting and rituals are no less different from any regular temple. How can it be when for scores of people at Salangapalayam about 25km from Erode, Bapu

Health awareness program during this Dussehra & Diwali

In an innovative endeavour to create awareness about a range of health issues, the Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS) in association with National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has involved folk troupes to disseminate educative messages in an entertaining manner, especially during the forthcoming Dussehra-Diwali festivities. Targeting migrants who come home during the festive season,

Silent soccer revolution taking place in Sambalpur

Tucked away some 15 km from the bustling western Odisha town of Sambalpur a dream has taken shape in the form of the Sambalpur Football Academy (SFA). And the vision has begun to make an impact in the life of youth in the State. The Academy, established on a sprawling 18-acre property very close to the