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.

No processions, bike rallies on roads during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in Sambalpur
No processions, bike rallies on roads during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in Sambalpur

The district administration appealed to the people to abide by the decision taken to ensure peace and harmony during the Hanuman Jayanti celebration.        

Pollution in Mahanadi River reaches alarming levels 
Pollution in Mahanadi River reaches alarming levels 

If you look at Mahanadi River's water at Sambalpur even through the naked eye, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand that its water has already turned unfit for any kind of use. 

Sambalpur bombing case cracked; one arrested
Sambalpur bombing case cracked; one arrested

SP Mukesh Bhamoo said, "The accused had technical knowledge about bomb-making. He used a bicycle in the crime. We have seized his bicycle and cell phone. The phone will be sent to the forensic lab for data recovery. The incident was the outcome of personal rivalry.”

3 injured in bombing in Sambalpur, tension flares up  
3 injured in bombing in Sambalpur, tension flares up  

As per reports, two miscreants hurled a bomb from a flyover in the area. However, the reason behind the bombing was not ascertained immediately. Following the incident, tension prevailed in the area and a large crowd gathered near the spot. 

Nine persons 'drown to death in Odisha during Holi celebrations'
10 persons 'drown to death in Odisha during Holi celebrations'

Such incidents were reported from various parts of Cuttack, Balasore, Ganajm, Jagatsinghpur, Kalahandi, Sundargarh and Sambalpur

33 persons arrested following seizure of 16k cough syrup bottles in Odisha
33 persons arrested following seizure of 16k cough syrup bottles in Odisha

Police have seized 16,000 bottles of cough syrup which were being transported in a truck and an SUV in Sambalpur. Police rounded up 26 people who were smuggling the stuff. Besides, 12 cell phones and some cash have been seized from them.

Medical Team At Hirakud CHC
Diarrhoea outbreak: Medical team to inspect drinking water purification system in Hirakud

As per reports, the cumulative figure of diarrhoea-infected patients in Hirakud reached 172 on Monday. With no substantial increase in new patients in Hirakud Hospital, it may be said that the diarrhoea situation is gradually coming under control.

BJD thrashing out game plan for Sambalpur, Sundargarh LS seats
BJD thrashing out game plan for Sambalpur, Sundargarh LS seats

To counter the two BJP stalwarts Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram, the BJD is reportedly planning to field its organisational secretary Pranab Prakash Das in Sambalpur and hockey legend Dillip Tirkey in Sundargarh.

Diarrhoea Outbreak At Hirakud
'Diarrhoea' hits Hirakud; 127 infected, 15 critical shifted to VIMSAR

The Medical Officer In-Charge said, “36 patients were admitted on March 21. 42 patients came on March 22 out of which 25 were admitted to hospital. Five serious patients were referred to Burla. 49 patients have come today till now.”

VSSUT Bans Western Dress During Fest
Burla VSSUT bans western dress for cultural fest for students; traditional attire only allowed

All the students have been instructed to wear Indian traditional/ authentic dresses for the event. Moreover, western and short dresses have been strictly forbidden on the university campus during these days, the notice read.

OSFC, Sambalpur
Consumer court slaps Rs 1.05 crore fine on OSFC for 'auctioning government land'

As per reports, one Vinod Kumar Sablaka from Sambalpur had bought 7.4 decimals of land for Rs 4.21 lakh from the auction by the OSFC in 2005. However, after buying the land, he could not transfer it in his own name.

MP Prasanna Acharya
Former BJD MP Prasanna Acharya critically injured in road accident, airlifted to Bhubaneswar

Acharya is currently undergoing treatment in ICU and his condition is stated to be critical.

Scrap collector bludgeoned to death for ‘mobile phone’ in Odisha 
Scrap collector bludgeoned to death for ‘mobile phone’ in Odisha 

Some youths had called the scrap collector over phone to Katarbaga forest on the pretext of selling some scrap material. As soon as he reached the place, two youths allegedly started beating him with sticks. While Firoz was trying to run away, he fell into a ditch.

Protest March By VIMSAR Students
VIMSAR medical students take out march, to launch cease-work strike over pending stipend from Mar 14

They demanded action against the Dean alleging her of turning a deaf ear to their demands.

Junior Doctors Protest At VIMSAR Burla
VIMSAR Junior doctors threaten cease-work strike over pending stipend

The doctors threatened to launch the strike if their demands were not met by March 13. They alleged large-scale financial irregularities in the institute resulting in non-payment of their stipends for months.

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