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.

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.

VSSUT, Burla
VSSUT Associate Professor terminated from job over misconduct

The professor, Siba Prasad Panigrahi, was working in the Electrical Engineering department of the University.

Bus Accident Near Jamankira
One dead, 20 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

As per reports, the bus was en route to Bhadrak from Sambalpur when it collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction on National Highway 53.

2024 Elections in Odisha: Will next-gen daughters taste success on home turfs of fathers? 
2024 Elections in Odisha: Will next-gen daughters taste success on home turfs of fathers? 

The names of young leaders coming to the forefront are Subhashri Mishra, (daughter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Jaynarayan Mishra), Dr Debasmita Sharma (daughter of former Congress MLA Devendra Sharma), and Lipika Majhi (daughter of former Congress MLA Bhujabal Majhi).

Maoist Encounter
Maoists make their presence felt in Bargarh, exchange fire with security forces

As per reports, the security forces were undertaking a combing operation in the Paikmal jungle when the Maoists fired shots at them ensuing a gun battle between them.

Separate road accidents claim five lives, leave four critical in Odisha’s Sambalpur
Separate road accidents claim five lives, leave four critical in Odisha’s Sambalpur

As per reports, these accidents took place in the evening. A student of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) and another youth died after their bike and a scooter had a collision in front of the university. Two others were critically injured in the accident.

Farmers fret and protest as Hirakud canal wall in Sambalpur sinks
Farmers fret and protest as Hirakud canal wall in Sambalpur sinks

Upset over this problem, scores of farmers staged protests and demanded immediate measures to stop the possible damage.

'No bridges, no roads, no votes’: Fumed electorate in Sambalpur, Balasore vow poll boycott  
'No bridges, no roads, no votes’: Fumed electorate in Sambalpur, Balasore vow poll boycott  

The locals alleged that in the absence of an all-weather road between Bhoipalli and Dhudipali panchayats, they have to commute on a forest track on a daily basis. The road passing through Bhoipalli, Kumbharuniposi, Budelkani, Bijaguda, Damagaon and Ladammal is in bad shape. 

Tusker Found Dead In Odisha
Decomposed carcass of tusker found in Odisha forest; probe underway

Senior officials of the Forest Department informed that the exact reason behind the tusker’s death can be ascertained after the post-mortem.

Elderly Woman's Body Carried On Trolley
Elderly woman's body carried on trolley for cremation as villagers shun last rites over daughters' inter-caste marriage

The shameful incident was reported from Kuchinda in Sambalpur district, where the society (Samaj) denied the body of a woman, Gomati Chhatria last respect because she was punished by the Samaj for going against the ‘rules’ and marrying off her daughters to grooms from other castes.

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