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.

Odisha Judicial Service: OJS 11th rank holder Jigyansa Panda shares tips to crack the top exam
Odisha Judicial Service: OJS 11th rank holder Jigyansa Panda shares tips to crack the top exam

Jigyansa Panda, a girl from Sambalpur, has scripted success in the Odisha Judicial Service (OJS) exams and got the 11th rank. She is on cloud nine after her success.

Odisha Guv lends ear to farmers’ problems in Sambalpur, assures relief 
Odisha Guv lends ear to farmers’ problems in Sambalpur, assures relief 

During his Sambalpur visit, Governor Raghubar Das on Monday met farmers at Parmanpur village. For the first time, they found any Governor amidst them and hence they didn’t let the opportunity slip. 

Governor Raghubar Das Interacts With Doctors At Dhanakaudi Hospital
Governor Raghubar Das interacts with doctors during one-day Sambalpur visit

After his arrival in Sambalpur, he visited the Urban Health Centre (UHC) at Dhanakauda where he discussed the problems with the CDMO, health workers and ASHA workers.

Former SDA Planning Member Bandita Mahapatra
Ex-Sambalpur Development Authority planning member in vigilance net

Both Mahapatra and Samal were arrested earlier in September, 2023 by Sambalpur Police for forgery and issue of fake approval letters of building plans to applicants.

Four arrested for smuggling banned cough syrup in train in Odisha 
Four arrested for smuggling banned cough syrup in train in Odisha 

The Excise Department officials arrested four persons for smuggling banned cough syrup bottles in a train during a raid on Monday at Bamra Railway Station under Gobindpur Police limits of Sambalpur district.

Newborn girl rescued from borewell showing signs of improvement 
Newborn girl rescued from borewell showing signs of improvement 

The infant who was stuck in an open borewell at Laripali in the Rengali area of Sambalpur and was later rescued after an eight-hour-long operation on December 12th night is showing signs of improvement at VIMSAR in Burla. 

VIMSAR Burla
Borewell rescue: Newborn’s health condition stable, says VIMSAR Superintendent

However, she has infections caused by wounds she sustained inside the borewell iron pipe, informed VIMSAR Superintendent Lalmohan Nayak.

Newborn girl rescued from borewell in Odisha, 'battling for life' at hospital 
Newborn girl rescued from borewell in Odisha, 'battling for life' at hospital 

Sources said, her intestine is bleeding and the health authorities of the VIMSAR are mulling to airlift her to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics (Sishubhawan) in Cuttack, if the need arises.

Baby inside borewell not accident, but act of crime: Odisha Fire Services DG 
Baby inside borewell not accident, but act of crime: Odisha Fire Services DG 

Police have started an investigation into the matter and are trying to find who actually dumped the baby into the borewell. Sambalpur Additional SP, Haresh Chandra Pandey said that a case was registered at the Rengali Police Station and police officials visited the spot as part of their investigation. 

Victim Location Camera Used To Locate Baby Stuck In Borewell
Odisha borewell rescue: How Victim Location Camera helped rescuers accomplish a challenging ops

Apart from the undaunting spirit of the rescue workers particularly the fire fighting personnel, an electrical equipment which helped a lot in rescuing the newborn child, was Victim Location Camera.

Infant stuck inside borewell in Odisha, rescued after 8-hour-long operation 
Infant stuck inside borewell in Odisha, rescued after 8-hour-long operation 

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said every life is precious and extended his thanks to the ODRAF, Fire Services & other rescue team members, and the district administration for the successful rescue.

'Infant' found stuck inside borewell in Odisha’s Sambalpur
Infant rescue from borewell LIVE UPDATES | Newborn rescued after hours-long operation

A newborn was reportedly found stuck in an open borewell at Laripali in the Rengali area of Sambalpur on Tuesday. As soon as the matter came to the fore,

‘Infant’ stuck inside borewell in Odisha’s Sambalpur
'Infant' found stuck inside borewell in Odisha’s Sambalpur

A team of fire personnel rushed to the spot and efforts are on to rescue the infant. The infant is stuck in around 15 to 20 ft depth inside the borewell with its cries being heard from the well.

'Who's Inspector Tiwari'? Rs 5L cash in polythene bag brings fresh twist to I-T raids, hints at cop
'Who's Inspector Tiwari'? Rs 5L cash in polythene bag brings fresh twist to I-T raids, hints at cop link

People are curious about the real identity of the person, wondering if the person is a pecuniary beneficiary from the liquor makers. Why this packet was specially kept for the mystery person and what the person was doing with the liquor makers?

I-T raids in Odisha: Titlagarh SBI branch finishes count at Rs 11 cr; BJP burns Congress MP’s effigy
I-T raids in Odisha: Titlagarh SBI branch finishes count at Rs 11 cr; BJP burns Congress MP’s effigy in UP & Rajasthan  

So far the State Bank of India’s Sambalpur and Bolangir branches have counted over Rs 50 crore of the money seized during I-T raids, informed Sambalpur deputy general manager (DGM) Manmohan Swain informed this on Saturday. 

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