News from Sambalpur

Famous for its Sambalpuri Saree, the Sambalpur District is the western part of state of Odisha. The economy of Sambalpur District is basically dependent on agriculture and secondly no forests. Forests play an important role in the economy in terms of contribution to revenue, Domestic Product as well as dependence of people for livelihood. In the past Sambalpur has been a great centre of diamond trade. Kendu leaf (Diospyros Melanoxylon) is also produced in Sambalpur. Tendu leaf is one of the most important non–wood forest products of Sambalpur and is also called as green gold of Odisha. Only 15 kms north of Sambalpur, Hirakud Dam, the longest earthen dam of the world stands in its lone majesty across the great river Mahanadi. Maa Samalei is the presiding deity of Sambalpur. Sarsatia, a special kind of sweet dish is very famous and unique one.

Viral Video: Fungal food ‘intentionally’ served to govt officials in Sambalpur
Viral now: Govt officials in Sambalpur 'get a taste' of fungal food

Samiti member Jayanta Pradhan said he wanted the officials to see what these beneficiaries are forced to eat, which is why he intentionally served them chhatua and laddoo covered in mold.

Odisha Bar Council asks agitating lawyers to join duty or face the music 
Odisha Bar Council asks agitating lawyers to join duty or face the music 

In his letter, J K Samantasinghar, the secretary of the Odisha State Bar Council, warned the agitating lawyers that their license of practice would be suspended if they don’t join their work. 

Lunar Eclipse 2022
Total Lunar Eclipse: Timings of Chandra Grahan tomorrow in various places of Odisha

The total lunar eclipse can be seen from various places of Odisha tomorrow (Nov 8) at the time of the moonrise. The eclipse will begin at 2.39 pm and end at 6.19 pm.

Cattle rearer to scientist in Germany, inspiring story of Odisha's Seshadev Kisan
Cattle rearer to scientist in Germany, inspiring story of Odisha's Seshadev Kisan

Following his return from Germany, he is currently teaching 170 odd village kids so that they will be self-reliant.

Odisha town plays soccer with ‘Ball of Fire’ to celebrate Diwali
This quaint Odisha town plays soccer with ‘Ball of Fire’ to celebrate Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated with high excitement across India. While people light up earthen lamps (diyas) and decorate buildings with lights, bursting crackers has become an indispensable part of the festival since ages.

Fuel price updates
Fuel price update: Check rates of petrol, diesel in Odisha on Oct 22

Petrol and diesel prices vary depending upon several factors such as the local taxes, VAT, freight charges, etc. The prices of petroleum products change as per market rates.

Retired headmaster’s body recovered from railway tracks; suicide note blames colleagues
Retired headmaster’s body recovered from railway tracks; suicide note blames colleagues

In the suicide note, he had held four colleagues responsible for his death. Besides, he had mentioned the reason for his taking to the extreme step

petrol
Fuel price update: Check rates of petrol, diesel in Odisha on Oct 18

Petrol and diesel prices vary depending upon several factors such as the local taxes, VAT, freight charges, etc. The prices of petroleum products change as per market rates.

Cement-laden goods train derails in Sambalpur, know trains cancelled and diverted
Cement-laden goods train derails in Sambalpur, know trains cancelled and diverted

The goods train laden with cement was en route to Sambalpur city station from Jharsuguda when the mishap occurred. 

OPSC civil services prelims admit card
OPSC releases civil services prelims admit card; here’s how to download

The preliminary examination will be held on October 16, 2022 (Sunday) in five zones i.e. Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Sambalpur. 

Lawyers intensify demand for HC Bench in Western Odisha
Lawyers intensify demand for HC Bench in Western Odisha, to gherao Lok Seva Bhawan

Members of all bar associations in Western Odisha under the central action committee will reportedly take out a rally from Master Canteen to Lok Seva Bhawan.

Girl prays for love marriage in letter to Maa Samaleswari, man seeks NEET for daughter
Girl prays for love marriage in letter to Maa Samaleswari, man seeks NEET for daughter

Interestingly in one of the letters, a devotee seemingly a girl, has pleaded the Goddess to remove all obstacles and bless her to succeed in marriage with the love of her life.

VSSUT
World-class revamp of Burla VSSUT soon

As per the plan, over 10864 students will study in different institutions where currently 2749 students are enrolled.

Jharsuguda road mishap: Toll rises to 5 in truck-bus accident
Jharsuguda Biju Expressway road accident: 7 dead, 13 critical admitted to Burla hospital

Several locals rescued the injured and rushed them to Jharsuguda Government Hospital.

Rain Forecast
Depression weakens; Low-pressure-triggered rain to intensity in coming days

As per IMD, the system is likely to move nearly northwestwards across Madhya Pradesh during next 48 hours.

Rehab centre in Sambalpur faces serious allegations; has purpose gone awry?
Rehab centre in Sambalpur faces serious allegations; has purpose gone awry?

It is alleged that despite not being beggars, many common people are forcibly being taken to the rehab centre against their will. 

Satellite Image Of Clouds Over Bay Of Bengal
IMD sounds alert for very heavy rain in Odisha; Orange warning for 4 districts

As per the IMD weather bulletin, light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at most places over the districts of Odisha from 8:30 am on Wednesday till 8:30 am on Thursday.

Samaleswari Temple In Sambalpur
Nuakhai 2022 ‘Lagna’ finalised, to be held on Sept 1

Following traditional puja at the Brahmapura temple in Sambalpur city, priests finalised the lagna, a day after the Janmashtami yesterday. As per the tradition, the Nuakhai is celebrated on ‘Panchami tithi’ of the Odia month of Bhadraba.

Hirakud Dam
Flood management at Hirakud dam in question: Was Mahanadi flood avoidable?

As the data and expert opinions continue to flow, the question and concern is getting shriller; was the flood completely unavoidable and nothing could have been done to protect the property of the common man?

Heavy rain
Fresh spell of heavy rain from today, check IMD’s latest forecast on low pressure

A Low Pressure area is likely to form over North Bay of Bengal around 19th August, 2022.

Odia Wing Commander Abhishek Pujari conferred with Mention-in-Despatches award by President
Odia Wing Commander Abhishek Pujari conferred with Mention-in-Despatches award by President

On August 16, 2021, as part of the operation, the officer was detailed as Maintenance Team Leader of the C-17 aircraft tasked for the evacuation of Indian Embassy staff and diaspora from Kabul.

Independence Day Special: Mahatma Gandhi is worshipped in this Odisha temple
Independence Day Special: Mahatma Gandhi is worshipped in this Odisha temple

There is a temple dedicated to the apostle of peace and harmony at Bhatra, a sleepy village under Rairakhol tehsil in Sambalpur district. People call it ‘Gandhi Mandir’.

Miscreants flee with entire SBI ATM containing Rs 20 lakh cash
Miscreants flee with entire SBI ATM containing Rs 20 lakh cash

According to sources, the miscreants damaged the CCTV inside the ATM and cut its cable before decamping with the cash machine.

Jalaka river in Balasore
Incessant rain: Odisha authorities sound alert as rivers swell

Alerting the downstream areas, Sambalpur District Collector, Ananya Das said heavy rains at the upper catchment areas of the Mahanadi river have made the Hirakud reservoir receive a lot of water which is being released now through 20 gates.

Low Pressure to trigger heavy rainfall
Low pressure over north BoB in 24 hours; IMD issues heavy rainfall alert for Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said the fresh low pressure system is likely to become more marked during subsequent 24 hours and move west-northwestwards thereafter.

Sambalpur Sadar IIC transferred on charges of detaining and torturing minor boy
Sambalpur Sadar IIC transferred on charges of detaining and torturing minor boy

Sambalpur Sadar police allegedly detained the minor boy at the police station till August 2 and beat him up mercilessly.

Thunderstorm with lightning alert
Subdued monsoon over Odisha; IMD issues thunderstorm with lightning alert

Southwest monsoon has subdued over Odisha with considerable drop in the rainfall activities in the past couple of days.

Johan, brother of the deceased Rohan
Plus II student hangs self to death in Odisha

The reason for his extreme step is yet to be known. Police said a probe is on.

Belpada police station
Heartbroken boy attempts suicide after elder brother dies in dam

It is believed that he was unable to come to terms with the loss and consumed poison kept at his house. 

Odisha sees one more Covid death, 1,174 fresh infections 
Odisha sees one more Covid death, 1,174 fresh infections 

Khordha district reported the highest number of fresh infections at 316, followed by 261 in Sundargarh. 

The seized half-burnt bones
2 half-burnt tusker carcasses recovered from Odisha forest

Locals alleged that the poachers fled with the tusks and it was the forest officials who burnt the carcasses after failing to nab the poachers.

Rice bags being measured in a school
Now, MDM scam surfaces in Sambalpur and Sundargarh schools

The irregularities will run into crores, sources said.  It is alleged that the officials looking after rice supply are involved in the scam in connivance with the supply agencies. 

Unavailability of motorable road claims patient's life in Odisha's Sambalpur
Unavailability of motorable road claims patient's life in Odisha's Sambalpur

The ambulance could not reach his village due to unavailability of road. Finding no other option, Dehuri was carried on a cot for five kilometres and brought near the ambulance, source added.

Chinmayee Mohapatra, wife of the accused
Lawyer attempts to run car over wife’s family members

One of Chinmayee’s brothers broke his leg in the accident. Fortunately, all the other family members had a close shave.

Hirakud dam releases season’s first floodwater; low-lying areas put on alert
Hirakud dam releases season’s first floodwater; low-lying areas put on alert

The dam authorities recently decided to release the excess floodwater following steady rise in the water level of the reservoir in the wake of incessant rainfall in the catchment area of the dam. 

Sambalpur University
Plus 3 question paper leaked again, VC says Examiner's role under scanner

According to sources, the Plus 3 final year Physics paper was reportedly leaked prior to the commencement of the examination today at 10 am.

Fake currency notes with face value of over Rs 15 lakh seized in Sambalpur, 2 held
Fake currency notes with face value of over Rs 15 lakh seized in Sambalpur, 2 held

The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch has seized fake currency notes with a face value of more than Rs 15 lakh from Jujumura in Sambalpur district. 

Tale of Maoists who shun violence to join mainstream
Tale of Maoists who shun violence to join mainstream

Sulochana joined naxal activities at the age of 14 after being influenced by Maoist leader Girish Mahato and subsequently became an area commander and a platoon commander.

Odisha's daily Covid-19 tally touches triple digits with 113 fresh infections
Odisha's daily Covid tally touches triple digits with 113 fresh infections

With the fresh addition, the number of active cases in the State has jumped to 517.

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