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Tag: Burla

Patient’s Attendant 'Murdered' In Odisha’s Sambalpur

In the wee hours of Thursday, Nayak had gone to a field near Goudapali canal to relieve himself when some miscreants allegedly attacked him

Drunk Men Sexually Assault Youth In Odisha, Probe Launched

In a horrific incident, a youth was allegedly abused and sexually assaulted by three drunk men at Ramachandrapur village in Bolangir district on Wednesday. Such was the brutality that the perpetrators inserted a steel glass into youth’s rectum.

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Odisha: 18 Students At VIMSAR Fined Rs 54,000 For Ragging Juniors

Sambalpur: As many as 18 senior students at Veer Surendra Sai Institute Of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla in Sambalpur faced financial punishment on charges of ragging their junior students at the institute. They have been imposed a collective fine of Rs 54,000 following recommendations of the anti-ragging committee of the institute. “After a […]

VSSUT Exams Postponed Amid Covid Surge

Burla: Examinations scheduled to be held today at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) here in Sambalpur district have been postponed till further order. This was informed by the the Vice Chancellor Bibhuti Bhushan Pati through a notification. Decision to put exams on hold was taken after a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in […]

Covid-19 Test Lapses At VSSUT: Pvt Firm Junks Odisha Govt's 'Faulty Kits' Claim
25 VSSUT Students Test Covid-19 Positive In Odisha

Sambalpur: Even as Odisha stepped up measures to prevent a possible second wave of coronavirus outbreak, as many as 25 students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) at Burla have tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Saturday. While 24 students had tested positive for the virus on Friday, one student tested […]

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2 of Family Killed, 2 Others Critical In Attack By Miscreants In Sambalpur

Burla: Two brothers were killed and two of their family members were critically injured after some miscreants attacked them late on Tuesday night at Central Line area here in Sambalpur district. Though the exact reason behind the clash has not yet been ascertained, previous enmity is suspected to be the cause of the attack. “ […]

Additional Spillway Project In Hirakud Hangs In Balance As Construction Firm Leaves Midway

Sambalpur: The construction of second spillway in Hirakud Dam has hit a road block as the construction firm, TPL-AGE Hirakud JV has allegedly left the project midway hanging the future of the dam in balance. As per reports, construction of an additional spillway in Hirakud dam had started in January last year following a MoU […]

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Land Mafia Rules The Roost As Odisha 'Delays' Land Acquisition For VIMSAR Expansion

Sambalpur: While the State Government is yet to take up the land acquisition process for the expansion of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla, several acres of government land in the area have been allegedly encroached by land mafia. It may be noted that Odisha Health and Family Welfare […]

VSSUT Orders Salary Cut Of Agitating Faculty Members

Sambalpur: The authorities of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla have deducted the salary of as many as 61 faculty members for preventing normal academic atmosphere in the varsity campus by resorting to agitation demanding ouster of Vice-Chancellor of the varsity, Atal Chaudhuri. A notification in this regard was issued by the Registrar […]

Youth shot at in Sambalpur, hospitalised

Sambalpur: A youth received critical injuries after he was shot at in Rengali area of Sambalpur district on Friday. The injured, Amar Barik, was trying to resolve a dispute between two persons when he was attacked. After receiving bullet injuries in his left thigh, he was admitted to VIMSAR Hospital in Burla for treatment. As […]

Judicial probe demanded into undertrial prisoner's death in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: The family members of an undertrial prisoner, who died while undergoing treatment at VSS Medical College and Hospital in Burla yesterday, have demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident. The deceased identified as Ranjit Patnaik was arrested by Bargarh Town police on May 5 for allegedly misbehaving with a school girl. Alleging negligence by […]

Sambalpuri music video actress found dead; family alleges murder

Sambalpur: The mutilated body of a woman that was found under Mahanadi River Bridge near Goira Matha in Sambalpur today morning has been identified to be that of popular Sambalpuri album artiste Simran Singh. Though police suspects it to be a case of suicide, family members alleged that Simran has been murdered by her husband. […]

JDA calls off cease-work agitation as Pujahari sent on leave

Sambalpur: The Junior Doctors’ Association (JDA) of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) ended their cease-work agitation today after the controversial director Ashwini Pujahari was sent on leave. The members of the association had been staging protest since November 19 demanding ouster of Pujahari for his alleged autocratic style of functioning […]

Pujahari withdraws from surgical practice at VIMSAR

Bhubaneswar: After videos of using unproven therapies for treatment went viral on social media, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) director, Ashwini Pujahari, today withdrew from surgical practice at the institute. In a letter to the Head of the department, Surgery, Pujahari wrote “I had taken permission from DMET, Odisha and […]

SCB medicos extend support to agitating VIMSAR doctors

Sambalpur: The Students’ Association of SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) has extended support to the ongoing agitation by the Junior Doctors Association (JDA) at the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla, Sambalpur. The medical students took out a rally inside the SCB hospital premises by holding placards and […]

Ragging at VSSUT: Accused students face action

Sambalpur: Despite strict guidelines set by bodies like University Grants Commission (UGC) to stop ragging incidents across the country, the menace is yet to stop. In one such incident at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in Sambalpur of Odisha, one student has been penalised with a ‘year back’ for ragging 2nd year students […]

VIMSAR asks drug store to vacate campus by Aug 14

Burla: Alleging irregularities in medicine supply and delay in submission of pending bills, authorities of the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR), Burla have issued notice to a medicine store on its campus asking it to vacate the premises by August 14, 2018. The notice mentioned that Choudhury Medicine Store located […]

VIMSAR doctors to get incentives up to Rs 2 lakh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday decided to provide financial incentives ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2 lakh to doctors including professors and assistant professors working at VIMSAR, Burla. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved the financial incentives for professors, associated and assistant professors working both at super specialty and broad specialty departments at VIMSAR. The […]

SCB junior docs’ stir enters 8th day

Cuttack: Health services at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack continue to get badly affected as the cease-work agitation by junior doctors of Urology department with support from their counterparts at VIMSAR in Burla entered the eighth day. Expressing solidarity, even the PG students in VIMSAR joined duty wearing black badges today. Moreover, as […]

Giant crocodile enters house; Narrow escape for Malkangiri family 

Malkangiri: A family, including two children, of Munata village in Malkangiri district had a narrow escape from the clutch of a giant crocodile late last night. According to sources, a 10-12 feet long crocodile entered into the house of one Dasaratha Madakami of Munata village when the family members, including his two daughters, were asleep […]

VSSUT team wins all India rank 6 at national robot competition

Bhubaneswar: Students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla have bagged all India rank six in the prestigious RoboCon, an International College Robot competition. The team of VSSUT secured all India rank six among 114 participating teams. The Two teams from Odisha had participated in the RoboCon held in March. Broadcaster Doordarshan and […]

Burla youth murder mystery: Son, daughter-in-law of employer arrested

Burla: The mystery behind the murder of a youth, working at the house of a contractor Ashok Singh, in Contractor Colony here was solved by Sambalpur police today. Investigations revealed that the youth Debraj was murdered by the son and daughter-in-law of Ashok. As per police reports, robbery appeared to be the motive behind the […]

Vimsar logjam ends; Health Minister assures Rs 50 cr for infra

Bhubaneswar: The standoff between Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) Director and students of the medical institute today came to an end after a meeting between the State health minister Pratap Jena, hospital administration and representatives of junior doctors association (JDA). Speaking to media persons after the meeting Jena said, “We […]

VIMSAR standoff: Medicos put stir on hold

Sambalpur: After four days of logjam owing to the indefinite cease-work stir by students of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR), Burla, the Junior Doctors Association (JDA) put stir on hold after a general body meeting today. The move came after the doctors’ body held a telephonic conversation with Health Minister […]

Health Minister promised to resolve VIMSAR impasse within 48 hours: JDA

Bhubaneswar: Health Minister Pratap Jena has promised to initiate steps within 48 hours to resolve the logjam at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) said Secretary of Junior Doctors’ Association (JDA) Debi Prasad Mishra after a meeting with the former on Wednesday. Mishra said meeting of PG doctors of VIMSAR and […]

New docs join VIMSAR as logjam continues

Sambalpur: To end the stalemate that has cropped up in Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR), the State government today instructed 116 newly appointed doctors to join duty at the earliest to address the health care problems arising out of students’ unrest for the last couple of days. Till the last […]

VIMSAR row: No breakthrough at meeting convened by legislator Raseswari

Burla: Stalemate over the VIMSAR row continues as a meeting convened by Sambalpur legislator Raseswari Panigrahi and attended by all parties on Monday evening did not reach any conclusion. A unanimous decision could not be taken at the meeting attended by VIMSAR director Prof Ashwini Pujahari, superintendent, Sambalpur Collector, SP and representatives of medical students. […]

VIMSAR stir intensifies as students desist from talks

Sambalpur: The Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) campus controversy here at Burla  intensified  today after agitating students resisted meeting and discussing the issues with director Aswini Pujahari. The students raised slogans against the director while he tried to discuss the issues with them at the dharna spot on the campus. […]

VIMSAR director gets ‘public support’ as locals demand action against attackers

Sambalpur: Hours after VIMSAR director Dr. Ashwini Pujahari’s residence was attacked, hundreds of locals gheraoed Burla police station demanding action against those involved in the incident. Tension prevailed on campus of the medical college following a scuffle between police and locals who had gathered at the spot in protest. Also Read: Campus rage: VIMSAR Director’s […]

Campus rage: VIMSAR Director's residence attacked

Burla: Tension prevailed on VIMSAR campus after stones were pelted on the official residence of Director Dr Aswini Pujahari here last night. It is alleged that Post Graduate students of the medical college were involved in the attack. Nearly 150 PG students arrived at the Director’s residence at around 11.30 pm and tried to break […]

Water from Hirakud Dam to be released tomorrow

Hirakud: This season, first flood waters from Hirakud Dam will be released tomorrow in between 10 am and 12 noon, said Harmohan Pradhan, chief engineer of the dam on Saturday. Without informing how many sluice gates of the dam will be opened, Pradhan said, “The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be followed before opening the […]

Rs 48 lakh embezzlement: Sambalpur varsity suspends two more officials

Sambalpur: The Sambalpur University authorities on Wednesday suspended section officer Akhaya Seth and former officer Ramchandra Bag for their alleged involvement in financial irregularities worth Rs 48 lakh in the National Service Scheme department. Vice chancellor of the varsity Dr Chittaranjan Tripathy said, “Section officer Ramchandra Bag has been put under suspension on charges of […]

Sting operation impact: VIMSAR doctor suspended

Sambalpur: Doing private practice proved costly for Associate Professor Gautam Satpathy, who was placed under suspension for dereliction of duty here on Monday. The suspension order came after Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) Director Ashwini Pujahari had caught Satpathy treating patients privately at his residence in a sting operation on […]

VIMSAR director exposes another doctor engaged in private practice

Sambalpur: Another doctor of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla has been caught in a sting operation by the institute’s Director Aswini Kumar Pujahari while treating patients at home during his duty hours. According to sources, Pujahari had inquired about Associate Professor Goutam Kumar Satpathy from Department of Orthopedic Surgery […]

H&FW dept bestows administrative power on VIMSAR director

Burla: The State Health and Family Welfare department entrusted administrative and financial powers to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) director Prof Ashwini Pujahari. In a letter written to the VIMSAR director, Additional Secretary of H&FW department Surjit Das said the powers have been allocated as per VIMSAR Act, 2014. Prof […]

VIMSAR doctor caught working in private nursing home during duty hours

Burla: A doctor of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla was today caught red-handed while working at a private nursing home during his duty hours in Sambalpur. According to sources, the accused doctor in question was performing ultra sound at Rohini Diagnostic in Burla during his duty hours when he […]

Youth attempts suicide in police station, family stages dharna

Bhawanipatna: Family of a detained youth, relatives and locals staged a dharna in front of Kegaon police station in Kalahandi district today, demanding his safe release, after an alleged suicide attempt by him on Tuesday. The youth, identified as Dhananjaya Bag, a resident of Mahaling had been detained by police for interrogation on Sunday, suspecting […]

CIL chairman Sutirtha Bhattacharya
MCL has the capacity to achieve big targets, says CIL chief

Bhubaneswar: Coal India Limited (CIL) chairman Sutirtha Bhattacharya said time has come for the state-run unit to explore feasible diversification plans to enter into the renewable energy sector to become more competitive in the market. “We have to be more competitive in the energy market while opportunities of diversification have to be explored, said Bhattacharya […]

UTP’s body lying on ICU bed of Burla Medical since yesterday

Burla: Disturbing and insensitive to presence of other patients around, a dead body of an under-trial prisoner (UTP) has been allowed to lie on the bed inside the ICU ward of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (Vimsar) in Burla since yesterday. According to sources, the deceased identified as Subash Patel died […]

BJP Bandh in Burla
BJP’s 12-hour bandh hits normal life in Burla

Sambalpur: Protesting the transfer order of 14 doctors of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), BJP’s Burla Nagar Unit has given a 12-hour bandh call today. The bandh call comes on the heels of a government notification ordering transfer of the doctors to Berhampur, Baripada and Koraput. “BJP is not eyeing […]