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.

Eight Blackbucks sent to Sambalpur Zoo from Nandankanan
Eight Blackbucks sent to Sambalpur Zoo from Nandankanan

The wildlife exchange programme between the Sambalpur Zoo and Bhubaneswar Nandankanan Zoo started on Tuesday. As many as eight blackbucks from the Nadanakanan Zoo were sent to the Sambalpur Zoo at Motijharan in the first phase. 

Woman among two dead in wall collapse in Sambalpur
Woman among two dead in wall collapse in Sambalpur

A woman and a labourer died on Friday after a mud wall collapsed on them in Kuchinda village of Sambalpur district. 

Once a block chairperson in Odisha, now a migrant worker in Tamil Nadu
Once a block chairperson in Odisha, now a migrant worker in Tamil Nadu

People of Dhankauda block in Sambalpur were well familiar with Kanti Kumbhar, former chairman of the block. Kanti, now having fallen on bad days, is trying to forget her old days.

Sexual Harassment
Girl student ‘sexually harassed’ in Sambalpur school; police pick up teacher

An FIR in this connection was registered at Bareipali police station on the basis of the allegations of the girl student and the school principal.

Sambalpur-Jammu Tawi Express Derails In Sambalpur
Express train derails in Sambalpur car shed, no injuries reported

The incident occurred when the train was on its way to the car shed at Khetrajpur for washing after arriving at Sambalpur station. The pantry car and another adjacent coach of the train derailed while going to the car shed.

Sambalpur woman’s body found hanging; family alleges murder over dowry
Sambalpur woman’s body found hanging; family alleges murder over dowry

The body of a married woman was recovered from her in-laws' house with her family members alleging that she was murdered for dowry.

Body of GRS found on roadside in Sambalpur, family alleges murder
Body of GRS found on roadside in Sambalpur, family alleges murder

The body of a youth was found under mysterious circumstances near Ghosaramal in Sambalpur district on Thursday.

President launches education campaign of Brahma Kumaris, bats for value-based education
President launches education campaign of Brahma Kumaris, bats for value-based education

Governor Raghubar Das, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Transport Minister Tukuni Sahu and MLA Nauri Naik were present on the occasion.

Don't be afraid of obstacles in life: President Droupadi Murmu to students 
Don't be afraid of obstacles in life: President Droupadi Murmu to students 

You are young and energetic; use your energy properly, advised President Droupadi Murmu to the students at the 15th convocation ceremony of the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in Burla on Tuesday. 

Banaras-Sambalpur Express extended to Visakhapatnam 
Banaras-Sambalpur Express extended to Visakhapatnam 

After the flag-off, the train went to Visakhapatnam as a special train. The regular service on the extended route will start from November 22. 

Yet another elephant found dead in Odisha's Telkoi range
Yet another elephant found dead in Odisha's Telkoi range

The animal was suspected to have died after coming in contact with a live wire that was laid around a paddy field. 

Fire Mishap In An Apartment In Jajpur
Burn injuries, fire in apartment and houses mar Diwali celebrations across Odisha

A Diwali rocket caused a huge fire at an apartment in Sambalpur on Sunday night. As per reports, fire broke out at the third floor of Shyama Vatika apartment in Sambalpur’s Khetrajpur area after a stray Diwali rocket ended up inside the apartment.

MEMU train derails in Odisha's Sambalpur
MEMU train derails in Odisha's Sambalpur

The passenger train was coming from Jharsuguda to Sambalpur when a buffalo was crossing the track. It hit the cow and a coach of the train got derailed. 

Malatigunderpur High School
Exam rescheduled to facilitate Nabin Odisha programme held in school

As per reports, the half-yearly exam of Class-IX students was scheduled from 10:30 am to 1 pm today. But the school authorities were forced to reschedule the exam to morning shift after a government programme under Nabin Odisha project was held on the school playground during the same time.

Actor Manoj Mishra & MLA Narasingha Mishra
Ban on actor Manoj Mishra: Odisha will be divided into 2 parts if decision not revoked, warns Congress leader

While the entry of Narasingha Mishra into this controversy seemed unnatural to many, concerns have been expressed by many as they smell a ploy to split the Odia film industry into two parts.

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