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 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.

Police catch ganja mafias after hot pursuit in Rairakhole, seize 57 kg cannabis 
Police catch ganja mafias after hot pursuit in Rairakhole, seize 57 kg cannabis 

The Rairakhole police received intelligence inputs about ganja smuggling in an SUV. A team of police officials started chasing the SUV coming from the Kadaligad side. After a long chase, the two ganja traders managed to drive the vehicle into Bhima Bhoi Adikand Market complex and abandoned the vehicle before fleeing the scene.

Miscreants fire at jewellery shop owner during loot bid in Odisha
Miscreants fire at jewellery shop owner during loot bid in Odisha

Throwing an open challenge to police, unidentified miscreants opened fire at the owner of a jewellery shop at Dhanupalli Square in Sambalpur town before speeding away from the spot on a bike on Friday noon. 

Elephant Damages House In Sambalpur
Man-Animal conflict: Elephant tramples elderly man to death, destroys property in Sambalpur

As per reports, Bhoi was reportedly sleeping in his house at night when the elephant broke down the wall and trampled him to death. He died on the spot.

Woman's Half-Charred Body Found
Woman’s half-charred body found in Sambalpur; murder suspected

Liquor bottles, cigarette butts and some snacks were recovered near the spot. Dry grass was used to burn the body of the deceased, sources said.

Modi govt allocating lakhs of crores for Odisha’s development: BJP National VP Baijayant Panda 
Modi govt allocating lakhs of crores for Odisha’s development: BJP National VP Baijayant Panda 

The BJP stalwart observed, “The grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya is the outcome of the 500 years of struggle and dedication of people. Crores of people in the country celebrated the homecoming of Ram Lalla with deep devotion that day. People have welcomed it. The temple is the identity of the new Bharat."

Guarantee Samavesh In Sambalpur
Youths were depressed, Tribals used as vote bank: PM Modi tears into Congress at ‘Guarantee Samavesh’ in Odisha

PM Modi further said that it is the BJP who recognised and made the representative of tribal community Droupadi Murmu President of India. The entire world was listening carefully when she addressed the Parliament three days back.

Sambalpur IIM Permanent Campus
PM Modi inaugurates IIM Sambalpur’s permanent campus

The Prime Minister inaugurated the permanent IIM Sambalpur campus in the presence of Odisha Governor Raghubar Das, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Ashwini Vaishnaw and other BJP leaders.

Permanent Campus Of IIM Sambalpur
PM Modi-CM Naveen meet likely during IIM Sambalpur permanent campus inauguration today

As per reports, PM Modi will inaugurate the new campus of Sambalpur IIM on Saturday afternoon. CM Naveen is also said to be there. They are likely to share the dais too

Train At Puri Station
PM Modi to flag off Puri-Sonepur weekly express train tomorrow

PM Modi will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects worth more than Rs 68,000 crore during his visit to Odisha tomorrow (Saturday).

Prime Minister's Sambalpur visit: Chief Secretary reviews security arrangements 
Prime Minister's Sambalpur visit: Chief Secretary reviews security arrangements 

Preparations for the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sambalpur are in full swing. Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena chaired a high-level meeting at Lok Seba Bhawan on Thursday on the preparations for the PM’s visit on February 3.

SHG women 'excluded from Puri Parikrama project visit' vent ire on administration 
SHG women 'excluded from Puri Parikrama project visit' vent ire on administration 

Some women members of self-help groups (SHGs) in the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) area on Monday alleged that the administration has cheated them by not taking them on a trip to visit Parikrama Prakalpa in Puri. 

Renovated Samalei Temple In Sambalpur
CM Naveen inaugurates SAMALEI project in Sambalpur

Patnaik arrived at the Jamadarpalli airstrip in Sambalpur and reached the Samalei Temple at 12:30pm. He stayed in the temple for around 90 minutes during which he dedicated the project to the people.

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