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Tag: Western Odisha

10 places across Odisha record temperature above 40 degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Temperature in as many as 10 districts of Odisha soared above 40 degree Celsius as heat wave conditions remained unabated in the State on Monday. The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority said heat wave conditions will persist for at least five days in around 15 districts including some in coastal and southern region. Titlagarh in western […]

Nine places in Odisha record temperature above 40 degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Despite marginal fall in the mercury level, there was little respite from the grueling summer heat in Odisha as the temperature soared above 40 degree Celsius in at least nine places on Sunday. The high temperatures were recorded in western Odisha and the meteorological office here said heat wave conditions will persist for at […]

Heat wave singes western Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the summer sun spewing fire, a heat wave is sweeping the State, especially Western Odisha. The day temperature in western and interior parts of Odisha has been hovering over 40 degrees Celsius for the past few days. In the coastal parts of the State, which is largely out of power after being ravaged […]

Op-Ed: BJP Needs To Work Harder, Strategise Better

Bhubaneswar: If the BJP really aspires to emerge as the alternative to the Biju  Janata  Dal  ( BJD ) in Odisha it has to perform well in all parts of the state in these elections. The focus, however, would be on how it fares in coastal and western Odisha, the regions that have been dominating […]

Will Naveen's Bijepur 'master stroke' hit a 'six'?

Bhubaneswar: In its tryst with experimentation politics, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has now made Bijepur a political laboratory. The experiment started since 2018 by-election reached the zenith when Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decided to make a poll debut from the assembly constituency in order to make a winning formula for BJD in Western […]

With a ‘Juhar’, Naveen all set to enter poll fray from Western Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: BJD has played its ace card well. The party has urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to contest from Western Odisha, and a ‘serious’ looking CM readily said he is considering the proposal ‘very seriously’. BJD made this announcement a grandstanding event today and the Naveen Niwas was chock-a-block with party workers. BJD supremo and […]

Agitating lawyers in Sambalpur soften stance

Sambalpur: Government offices in Sambalpur district that have remained closed for the past five months owing to the agitation by lawyers over establishment of a permanent High Court bench in the western Odisha, will start functioning from tomorrow. This was informed by the Sambalpur district lawyers’ association today after their general council meeting. However, the […]

HC Bench demand brings loan disbursements by banks to a standstill

Sambalpur: The on-going lawyers’ strike over establishment of Orissa High Court bench in western Odisha has now started to adversely affect the banking services in several parts including Sambalpur. Several banks in the district are staring at losses owing to complete stoppage in the disbursal of fresh loans in the past couple of months. As […]

Protests rear head for HC bench in northern Odisha

Balasore: Amid the ongoing letter-war between Centre and the Odisha government, the demand for establishment of a permanent bench of Orissa High Court has now gained momentum in northern Odisha. Lawyers of western and southern Odisha have been agitating for establishment of high court benches in their respective regions. A protest was staged by Balasore […]

Demand for HC bench: Western Odisha lawyers to stage 3-day economic blockade

Sambalpur: Intensifying their demand for the establishment of a permanent High Court Bench in western Odisha, the agitating lawyers will begin a 3-day long economic blockade from today. According to sources, the lawyers will stop all the vehicles carrying raw materials like coal, cement, rod and sand to various industrial institutions in the four districts, […]

Lawyers to intensify agitation for HC bench in Western Odisha

Sambalpur: Demanding establishment of a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in western Odisha, agitating lawyers have decided to intensify their protest and a meeting in this regard was convened in Bargarh. During the meeting, discussions were held on the ongoing protest by lawyers’ associations across different districts in the western parts of the State. […]

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Bolangir bandh over HC bench: 4 trains cancelled, many diverted. Here’s the list

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir: Many trains were either cancelled, partially cancelled or diverted by the East Coast Railway (ECoR) in view of the 24-hour bandh observed by the Bolangir lawyers’ association on Monday demanding establishment of the permanent High Court bench in the district. As the agitating lawyers resorted to ‘rail roko’ agitation at Bolangir railway station, as […]

Bolangir lawyers observe 24-hour bandh for establishment of HC bench in district

Bolangir: The Bolangir lawyers’ association and Central Action Committee (CAC) today observed 24-hour bandh in Bolangir demanding establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in the district. Various political and social organisations of the district have extended support to the bandh. Normal life came to a grinding halt in the region due […]

Trains cancelled, diverted due to lawyers' Maha bandh

Bhubaneswar: Rail traffic was badly hit in many parts of western Odisha today due to the 48-hour ‘Maha bandh’ called by the bar associations of different districts over their long-term demands of a permanent High Court bench in the region. In view of Rail Roko agitation at Sambalpur, Hirakud, Sambalpur City several trains have been […]

Demand for High Court bench in Western Odisha grows louder

Sambalpur: It is now almost two months that the lawyers are on a cease-work agitation pressing for a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in Western Odisha. The situation is likely to worsen things on the ground as the Central Action Committee (CAC) of the All Western Odisha Bar Association has already threatened to continue […]

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‘Chakada’ pest menace assuming crisis proportion in Western Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Farmers in three districts of Western Odisha are now grappling with Brown Plant Hoppers (Chakada) which are now posing a serious threat to standing crops in several hectares of agricultural land. What has compounded the misery of farmers is the ‘inefficiency’ of the Odisha Agriculture department which is yet to act even though the […]

HC Bench: Lawyers launch 10-day cease-work stir

Sambalpur: Augmenting the demand for establishment of a High Court bench in Western Odisha, the agitating lawyers today launched a cease-work strike in all courts in the western parts of the State. The strike will continue till September 26, informed Central Action Committee chief convenor Ashok Das. As per a decision taken by the Central […]

Central Action Committee meets CM over setting up of HC bench in western Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A 15-member delegation of the Central Action Committee today met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat demanding establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in western part of the State. The delegation including Sambalpur MLA Raseswari Panigrahi and members of the bar association, met Patnaik and presented their long standing […]

HC bench demand in Western Odisha intensifies; Police-lawyers scuffle in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Tension erupted in the city today after lawyers took to streets protesting State and Central government’s indifference attitude towards the long-standing demands of a permanent High Court bench in Western Odisha. Nearly 150 lawyers were taken into preventive custody following a scuffle with police officials nearby Church Chhak in the town. The incident occurred […]

Anti reservation protests cripple life in various parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Bharat Bandh being observed by various groups protesting caste-based reservation has affected normal life in several parts of the State, mostly Western Odisha. Besides shops and other business establishments, banks, schools and colleges have remained closed in Bolangir due to the anti-reservation protests. Vehicular traffic was left disrupted in the town after some […]

BJD never neglected western Odisha: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Responding to BJP national president Amit Shah’s statement that Odisha government has neglected western Odisha, ruling-BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the government has always worked for the all-round development of the region. “The State government has never neglected western Odisha as you can see we have always worked for the […]

HC Bench: Balasore lawyers launch cease-work stir

Balasore: Intensifying their demand for setting up of a permanent Orissa High Court (HC) bench in North Odisha, members of Balasore Bar Association resorted to a cease-work agitation disrupting functioning of court works here on Saturday. The Bar Association has decided to continue their agitation till Monday. The association is also demanding for filling up […]

Rain to lash Odisha from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The interior and Western parts of the State are likely to witness rain and hail storm from tonight under the impact of a trough line and high pressure, said regional meteorological department on Sunday. “The rain and hail storm is likely to occur in interior and western pockets of the States including Nuapada, Bolangir, […]

Odisha loses Rs 50 cr for delay in sending proposal to Centre

Bolangir: Due to Odisha government’s failure to send a proposal to the Centre on time, four prominent tourist places in western parts of the state have failed to get Rs 50 crore for development. Though Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma during his visit to Bolangir in June last year had directed the State officials to […]

Odisha teachers to get Sambalpuri makeover

Bhubaneswar: Finally the blandness of bichrome will be swapped for the vibrancy of Sambalpuri artistry as the Odisha government is planning to change the dress code of teachers of the government schools in state. Odisha Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Minister Snehangini Chhuria informed that the new dress code will be implemented within a month. According […]