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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.

IIM Sambalpur
7 IIM Sambalpur Students Receive Rs 1-Lakh Scholarships

Indian hockey player Amit Rohidas, who was a part of the national team that secured bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, and renowned Sambalpuri singer Padma Shri Jitendra Haripal, famous for superhit song 'Rangabati', were honoured during the event.

Odisha: Burla VSSUT Student Alleges Ragging By Senior
Odisha: Burla VSSUT Student Alleges Ragging By Senior

A third year student of the institute was allegedly ragged and thrashed by a fourth year student inside a hostel of the university. The victim sustained grievous injuries on his face, back and hand in the physical harassment

Patient Dies Before Reaching Hospital As 108 Ambulance Breaks Down Midway In Sambalpur
Patient Dies Before Reaching Hospital As 108 Ambulance Breaks Down Midway In Sambalpur

Unable to reach the hospital on time, the health condition of the patient deteriorated. The family members accompanying the patient asked the ambulance staff to take some immediate steps to shift her to the hospital. However, in the meantime, the patient died in the ambulance as another ambulance from Burla failed to reach the spot on time.  

OCCL Senior Manager In Vigilance Net
Senior Manager Of OCCL In Vigilance Net, Denies Charges

A vigilance team raided the house of a Senior manager working with Odisha Construction Corporation Limited on Monday on charges of massing disproportionate assets

Flood Threat Looms Large In Odisha As Hirakud Dam Open 24 Sluice Gates
Flood Fear Looms Large In Odisha As Hirakud Dam Opens 24 Sluice Gates

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena had earlier said that a low to medium flood in the Mahanadi river system is being expected as the upper catchment areas in Chhattisgarh have been receiving heavy rainfall due to the depression which crossed Odisha on Tuesday.

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‘Red Warning’: Schools Closed In 12 Districts Of Odisha 

All the schools in Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Sonepur and Bargarh will remain closed for two days- September 13 and 14.

Western Odisha Preps Up For Nuakhai
Western Odisha Preps Up For Nuakhai Under Covid Shadow

People across Western Odisha are all set to celebrate ‘Nuakhai’ in a subdued manner amid Covid guidelines strictly in place. Residents of the region are geared up with finalisation of all preparations for the mass annual agrarian festival

Bridge Collapses in Sambalpur
Bridge Collapses in Sambalpur, Driver Rescued After 10 Hour Operation

A dumper driver was rescued by fire service personnel from imminent danger after the bridge over Kharla river in Sambalpur district collapsed

Jalsatyagrah
Samalei Project: Displaced Locals Resort To Jal Satyagrah Demanding Clarity On Rehabilitation

The residents and business owners falling under the Samalei Project resorted to Jalsatyagrah in Mahanadi on Thursday demanding the government to clear its stand on their rehabilitation plans

Catch Crabs, Win Rs 5000 - Unique Competition In Odisha's Sambalpur
Catch Crabs, Win Rs 5000: Unique Competition In Odisha's Sambalpur Adds Spice To Nuakhai

Nuakhai festival gives a perfect opportunity to people in western Odisha to strengthen community bond and brotherhood like nowhere else.

Distressed Over Water Crisis, Women Lock Up Pump House In Odisha’s Sambalpur
Distressed Over Water Crisis, Women Lock Up Pump House In Odisha’s Sambalpur

 Irked over the administration’s apathy, womenfolk in the area locked up the water pump house today morning.

Kendu Leaf Smuggling: Six Booked For Attack Rairakhol ACF In Odisha’s Sambalpur
Kendu Leaf Smuggling: Six Booked For Attacking ACF In Odisha’s Sambalpur

A pick-up van carrying smuggled Kendu leaves hit the ACF's vehicle from the side and fled the spot

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Odisha MP Suresh Pujari Seeks PM Modi's Attention To Revive Sambalpur DD Kendra

DDK, Sambalpur was commissioned in the year 1978 as the 8th DDK of the country, inaugurated by the then I&B Minister Lal Krishna Advani. 

MGNREGA Scheme Or Scam: No End To Sufferings Of Job Card Holders In Odisha
MGNREGA Scheme Or Scam: No End To Sufferings Of Job Card Holders In Odisha

All efforts of the job card holders to get their outstanding payment are allegedly going in vain even after expressing their plight to the Grama Sathi and even the Block Development Officer (BDO). 

Wildlife Smuggler Selling Leopard Nails At Rs 5000 A Piece Held In Odisha’s Sambalpur
Wildlife Smuggler Selling Leopard Nails At Rs 5000 A Piece Held In Odisha’s Sambalpur

Officials of Hirakud Wildlife Division with help of the Sambalpur district police arrested a 37-year-old man on charges of illegal trade of wildlife articles.

Afghan Crisis: Sambalpur Woman Worries About Daughter, Son-In-Law Living In Kabul
Afghan Crisis: Sambalpur Woman Worries About Daughter, Son-In-Law Living In Kabul

Sambalpur’s Johara Begum is spending sleepless nights thinking about the safety AND well-being of her daughter and her family living in Kabul in Afghanistan for the past 14 years. 

VIMSAR
Two Children Test Covid Positive At VIMSAR Burla In Odisha

According to experts, there is no scientific evidence to prove that the impending third wave of coronavirus disease will have a detrimental effect on children.

Jayashree Murder case
Jayashree Murder Case: Sambalpur SDJM Asks Police To File Status Report Within 15 Days

Following the directives of the High Court, the SDJM has directed the police to submit the status report of the murder case that took place in 2011.

BJP Intensifies Stir For Shifting WODC Hqs, Stages Protest Near Governor’s House
BJP Intensifies Stir For Shifting WODC Hqs, Draws Governor’s Attention

The WODC comprises 10 districts- Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Sundargarh and Athamallick Sub-division of Angul district. 

Fake Notes Worth Rs 13 Lakh Seized In Sambalpur, 6 Arrested
Fake Notes Worth Rs 13 Lakh Seized In Sambalpur, 6 Arrested

All the seized counterfeit notes are in 2,000, 500 and 100 rupee denominations. Besides, police have seized printer and other materials that were being used to manufacture the fake currency notes.

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IIM Sambalpur, Flipkart To Partner To Support Small Businesses, Artisans

The company will also explore opportunities to enable pan-India market access for products made by entrepreneurs, micro, small and medium enterprises and artisans through its marketplace.

Vigilance raid
Vigilance Nets Two Govt Officials In Western Odisha

The anti-graft agency arrested Surendra Sahu, the assistant programme officer of Nakatideula in Sambalpur and carried out raids at multiple houses of Rabindra Mohanty, a senior clerk at Puintala block in Bolangir district.

BJP Plans Raj Bhawan Gherao On August 10 Over WODC Headquarters Shifting Demand
BJP Plans Raj Bhawan Gherao On August 10 Over WODC Headquarters Shifting Demand

Odisha unit of BJP has decided to gherao Raj Bhawan on August 10 demanding shifting of Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) headquarters to Sambalpur. 

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Farmer Ends Life Over Crop Loss In Odisha's Sambalpur

Rohidas was under severe mental stress due to the huge losses he had suffered due to crop failure. The problem was aggravated when he faced difficulties in selling his paddy stock.

Samaleswari Temple
Temples, Religious Places In Puri, Sambalpur Reopen Today, No Decision On Srimandir Yet

After remaining out of bounds for over three months, temples and religious places in Puri and Sambapur districts reopened today for devotees amid strict adherence to Covid safety protocols