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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.

VIMSAR Burla
VIMSAR Principal's Property Attached Over Non-Payment Of Dues To Sacked Staff

The movable property of the Principal of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) were attached by Sambalpur court in order to execute a decree for money.

JSW Plant
Boundary Wall Of JSW Plant Collapses, Farmlands Submerge In Odisha’s Sambalpur

A poultry farm in the area and some vehicles of the plant have also been submerged in the mishap. However, the reason behind the collapse is yet to be known

Odisha's Daily Covid Cases Drop Below 10K Mark, 6 More Deaths Reported 
Odisha's Daily Covid Cases Drop Below 10K Mark, 6 More Deaths Reported 

The last time the State recorded below 10,000 cases was on January 12 when 8778 people had tested positive for the virus.

VIMSAR
MBBS Exams At VIMSAR Burla Postponed Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases

The MBBS exam, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 surge, was scheduled to begin on January 15

Odisha Covid Cases
Odisha Reports 10,273 New Covid-19 Cases, 4 Deaths; Active Cases Over 50K

Odisha so far has tested 26,479,398 samples, including 75,731 in the last 24 hours, for Covid-19 while the test positivity rate stood 13.5 per cent in the State.

Odisha COVID-19 Cases
Big Surge! Daily Covid-19 Cases In Odisha Breach 10,000 Mark; Khordha Reports Maximum 3,188 Cases

Odisha so far has tested 2,64,03,667 samples, including 81,065 in the last 24 hours, for Covid-19 while the test positivity rate stood 8.05 per cent.

Odisha Covid Update
Odisha's Daily Covid-19 Cases Breach 8000-Mark After Over 7 Months, Active Cases Surge To 35,242

With this, the Covid-19 positive tally in the State has surged to 10,91,547 while a total of 10,47,783 people have recovered from the virus infection. The active cases have gone up to 35,242.

IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert For Several Odisha Districts
IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert For Several Odisha Districts

The warning has been issued for the districts of Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Bolangir.

Manglu Charan Biswal
Eminent Litterateur Manglu Charan Biswal Passes Away, Condolences Pour In

Though Biswal was a teacher by profession, his passion was writing. He started writing from his school days and carved a niche for himself in the field of literature over the past several decades. He wrote many short stories, novels and poems which have been highly appreciated by readers across the State

Covid-19 Odisha
Odisha Reports 7,071 New Covid-19 Cases, Highest Single-Day Spike Since Last June

Out of the 7,071 cases, 4,128 were detected in quarantine while 2,943 are local contact cases

Annual Bird Census In Hirakud
Foreign Migratory Birds Flock In Record Numbers To Hirakud

This year’s rise has been seen in the backdrop of the bird census conducted in the areas which included Sukhasoda (38 square kilometres) on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border, for the first time.

Omicron Update
28 New Omicron Cases Detected In Odisha, Mutant Infection Tally Breaches 100-Mark

With the fresh cases, the total number of Omicron infection has reached 103 in the State.

Odisha Covid-19 Cases
Odisha Reports 4,829 New Covid Infections, Active Cases Tally Breaches 20K Mark

With this, active cases in Odisha stood at 20,560. So far, 10,46,617 Covid-19 infected have recovered in the State since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Annual Bird Census Begins At Hirakud Dam Reservoir
Annual Bird Census Begins At Hirakud Dam Reservoir

This year's bird census will also include the area of Sukhasoda (38 square kilometres) on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border for the first time.

Covid-19 cases in Odisha
Odisha Sees Massive Spike In Daily COVID-19 Cases, Active Cases Jump To 8237

Odisha so far has tested 2,59,63,037 samples, including 68, 970 in the last 24 hours, for Covid-19. The positivity rate in the State has now jumped to 3.92  per cent.

Odisha Private Bus Owners Call Off Proposed Strike From January 1
Odisha Private Bus Owners Call Off Proposed Strike From January 1

The association alleged that due to the bad road condition in the route from Cuttack via Angul to Sambalpur, their vehicles get damaged and it forces them to shell out a huge sum towards maintenance on regular basis.

Fire At Gutkha Manufacturing Unit In Sambalpur
Sambalpur Gutkha Factory Fire: Congress Points Finger At BJD Ministers, Demands Resignation

Odisha Congress alleged that the factory was running illegally without any fire safety measures due to political patronage

Once People’s Representatives, These Two Women Leaders From Odisha Struggle To Make Ends Meet Now
Once People’s Representatives, These Two Women Leaders From Odisha Struggle To Make Ends Meet Now

Similarly, Sukanti Singh, the former corporator of Ward No-48 under CMC managed to bring government funds for the construction of roads, schools and other welfare projects in her locality.

Bus Services Suspended
Private Bus Operators Suspend Services On Bhubaneswar-Sambalpur Route

“People are afraid of travelling on the route due to the poor condition of road and dust. Besides, drivers find it difficult to drive because of the large potholes that damage the buses. If the government fails to take notice of this strike, we will intensify our protest,” said a driver.

Tutor Who ‘Abducted’ Two Girl Students From Bhubaneswar Nabbed In Sambalpur  
Tutor Who ‘Abducted’ Two Girl Students From Bhubaneswar Nabbed In Sambalpur  

The police were tipped off about the presence of the accused in Ainthapali area and subsequently, a raid was conducted. While the accused was detained and the two girls were rescued.   

Fire Mishap At Gutkha Unit
Major Fire Mishap At Gutkha Manufacturing Unit In Sambalpur, 25 Injured

A major fire mishap was reported at a Gutkha manufacturing unit in Sambalpur. Around 25 employees were injured in the incident.

Water Sports Activities At Hirakud Dam
Water Sports Woo Tourists At Hirakud Dam

The State government on April 2 this year had rolled out the water sports on the right dyke of Hirakud Dam near Jhankarani temple in a bid to boost tourism at the popular destination. 

Odisha Vigilance Raids ITDA Assistant Engineer For Amassing Illegal Wealth
DA Case: Vigilance Arrests PEO For Possessing Assets Worth Over Rs 1 Crore

The Vigilance wing of the Odisha Police on Tuesday unearthed assets worth around a whopping Rs 1.12 Crore owned by Achyutananda Khuntia, the Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) of Jhankarpali Gram Panchayat in Sambalpur district.

VIMSAR
Delta Variant Found In Samples Of Two Covid-19 Positive Students Of VIMSAR

Initially, a total of 22 students of the institute were found infected with the virus. It is being suspected that the recently-held annual function UTKARASH-2021 had led to the Covid-19 spread in VIMSAR.

Odisha Sarpanch Caught On Cam Demanding Percentage Commission, Video Goes Viral
Odisha Sarpanch Caught On Cam Demanding Percentage Commission, Video Goes Viral

Palpable tension gripped Kabarapali GP under Jujumara block in Sambalpur block after an audio-video clip of a telephonic conversation purportedly between a contractor and the sarpanch over percentage commission went viral on social media platforms. 

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