western orissa

Varsity staff oppose jobs on contracts

Sambalpur University Employees’ Union has submitted a memorandum to vice-chancellor Bishnu Barik, opposing a Syndicate resolution to hire non-teaching staff on contract with a consolidated pay. The varsity Syndicate on May 18 had resolved to appoint 20 assistants with computer knowledge on Rs 5000 per month remuneration. The union demanded filling up of all the

Sambalpuri album industry in the doldrums

The unchecked piracy of albums along with low standard of lyrics has shattered the album industry of Sambalpuri songs that was the source of livelihood of over 4,000 families in Sambalpur and other cities of western Odisha during the past decade. The industry that once produced over 100 albums every year has been all but

Lawyers threatened to go for a west Odisha bandh from May 8, HC Bar to meet again

Lawyers threatened to go for a west Odisha bandh from May 8 in case their demand was not fulfilled by May 7. As the lawyers of Sambalpur sat on dharna in front of the office of the IGP (NR), demanding Collector Mrinalini Darswal’s arrest besides a judicial probe. On the otherhand members of the Odisha

Orissa diverts 12,000 hectares forest land for mining industries

Close to 12000 hectares of forest land have been diverted in the state in the past 10 years for mining activities and also to make way for industries in sectors like steel, aluminium, power and petroleum refining. While mining activities have taken the lion’s share of the forest land (10,182 hectares), 1749.02 hectares have been