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.

‘Sala Budha’ Fame Atal Bihari Panda Passes Away
‘Sala Budha’ Fame Atal Bihari Panda Passes Away

Popular Sambalpuri cine artiste Atal Bihari Panda, who earned many accolades through his famous flick ‘Sala Budha’, passed away on early Saturday morning. He was 92.

Maneka Gandhi Seeks Action Against Woman Who Poisoned 6 Stray Dogs In Sambalpur
Maneka Gandhi Seeks Action Against Woman Who Poisoned 6 Stray Dogs In Sambalpur

Maneka Gandhi, founder of People For Animals (PFA), also spoke to the Burla Police Station Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) Kamal Lochan Panda in this regard and urged him to initiate legal action against the woman.

Odisha: MBBS Student Alleges Ragging By Seniors At VIMSAR, Probe Begins
Odisha: Patient Dies Of Suspected Black Fungus Infection At VIMSAR

A man suspected to have been infected with black fungus died while undergoing treatment at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla in the district. 

 3 Truck Drivers Critical In Stone Pelting
Odisha: 3 Truck Drivers Critical In Stone Pelting By Miscreants During Loot Bid

In a blatant incident of lawlessness, as many as three truck drivers had to sustain critical injuries in a murderous attack by some miscreants during a loot bid on Sambalpur-Cuttack National Highway 55 late last night. 

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Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Effect! Odisha Sees Dramatic Decline In Single-Day Covid Spike, No Let Up In Fatalities

The single-day spike in Covid-19 cases in the State witnessed a drastic fall with only 6,736 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours even as there is no break in the rising cases of fatalities.

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Fire At Market Complex In Sambalpur, No One Hurt

A fire broke out at a market complex in the Budharaja area of Sambalpur on Tuesday triggering panic.

Hirakud To Release First Flood Water This Season After June 1, Issues Advisory

Water from Hirakud reservoir will be released into Mahanadi after June 1, informed the Additional Chief Engineer, Hirakud Head Works & Additional Spillway at Burla in Sambalpur.

Women Can Take COVID-19 Jabs Anytime After Delivery: Experts
Odisha Logs 11,059 New Covid Cases With 32 More Deaths

As many as 11,059 new Covid-19 cases and 32 fatalities have been reported in Odisha in last 24 hours. The caseload in the State went up to 7,03,441 while Covid related death toll climbed to 2,516.

Covid-19 Positive VIMSAR Nurse Accuses Colleague Of Administering Double Remdesivir Doses

A shocking case of alleged medical negligence has surfaced at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla after a nurse of the institution has been administered Remdesivir injection twice by a colleague

Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not
Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not

Along with the lockdown, the weekend shutdown will be remain in force in the weekends starting from 6 pm of Fridays to 5 am on Mondays in Odisha.

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Odisha Lockdown Extension: Govt Offices To Run With 10% Staff, 33% Strength At Pvt Firms

Extending the ongoing lockdown till June 1, 2021, the Odisha government on Tuesday made stricter arrangements both for the public sector and private sector organisations.

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Odisha’s Covid Tally Crosses 6 Lakh Grim Milestone With 11k Plus Fresh Cases, 21 Deaths

Odisha on Saturday witnessed a concerning figure in the single-day covid cases with 11, 805 more people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours taking the cumulative virus infection count to 6,00,492.

Gap Between Two Dosage Of Covishield: Odisha Issues Guidelines

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) had on Thursday widened the gap between two doses of Serum Institute of India’s Covidshield vaccine from 42 days (6 weeks) to 84 days (12weeks).

MCL To Ramp Up Covid Healthare Facilities In Odisha: Union Minister Joshi
Covid Fightback: Union Minister Directs MCL To Set Up 550 Oxygen Beds With Other Facilities In 4 Odisha Districts

Union Minister of Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi on Wednesday informed that he has directed Mahanadi Coalfields Limited to set up a total of 550 hospital beds allied with other crucial medicare infrastructure in 4 districts of Odisha to cater to the government’s need in the fight against Covid pandemic. 

Covid Vaccination In Urban Centres Of Odisha
Vaccination For Above 18 Years Begins In Major Urban Centres In Odisha

The vaccination drive for people between 18 and 44 years has begun at other major urban centres in Odisha from today. Even though the vaccination for above 18 years had begun from May 1, people in this category were vaccinated with Covaxin shots only in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation area so far.