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GRIHA is a rating tool that helps people assess the performance of their building against certain nationally acceptable benchmarks.(ANI)

PM Modi to lay foundation of IIM- Sambalpur on Jan 2

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 05:47 PM IST
Director of IIM Sambalpur, Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal said the work on the campus will be completed on April 2022 and will be a fully equipped state-of-art structure with energy efficient green features as per the GRIHA’ standards.
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Wildlife officials said the mother bear and its cub were crossing the Podabalanda-Badmal road under Rairakhol forest division early on Saturday when an unknown vehicle hit them killing both the animals. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Wildlife officials said the mother bear and its cub were crossing the Podabalanda-Badmal road under Rairakhol forest division early on Saturday when an unknown vehicle hit them killing both the animals. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Bear and cub killed in road accident in Odisha’s Sambalpur district

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 01:26 AM IST
The accidental death of the bears came five days after an elephant was run over by the Puri-Surat Express train near Bhabanipali between Hatibari and Maneswar Railway stations under Sambalpur division.
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Western Odisha districts like Kalahandi and Bolangir are replete with examples of child sale. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Western Odisha districts like Kalahandi and Bolangir are replete with examples of child sale. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Odisha police rescue one-month-old baby. She was sold for Rs 15,000

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 01:12 AM IST
Stories of child sale are not uncommon in Odisha, once infamous for its poverty in 80s and 90s as scores of poverty-ridden families sold off their sons and daughters to well-off families unable to feed them.
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According to the plan hatched by Dua, the three along with one other person, abducted Agrawal on July 10 while he was out on work.(FILE PHOTO.)
According to the plan hatched by Dua, the three along with one other person, abducted Agrawal on July 10 while he was out on work.(FILE PHOTO.)

Uttarakhand man held for abducting prominent trader from Odisha’s Sambalpur district

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 09:20 PM IST
The police swung into action after getting an input from the Sambalpur police on Saturday stating that the accused Rajiv Dua, a resident of Dehradun has been hiding in the city after committing the crime.
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Mitrabhanu Gauntia was selected for the Padma Shri early this year.(@swagatpadhi19/Twitter Photo)
Mitrabhanu Gauntia was selected for the Padma Shri early this year.(@swagatpadhi19/Twitter Photo)

Odisha village renamed after popular folk song Rangabati to honour lyricist

By Debabrata Mohanty | HIndustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 01:54 AM IST
Mitrabhanu Gauntia, 77, was selected for the Padma Shri early this year. He has been conferred with the Odisha State Sangeet Natak Academy Award and Akashvani National Award for music and also honoured by Sambalpur University for his writings. He has written over 1000 songs.
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The deceased girl’s family members later told the police that her husband had an affair with another woman.(Shutterstock file photo for representation)
The deceased girl’s family members later told the police that her husband had an affair with another woman.(Shutterstock file photo for representation)

Woman’s body recovered from forest 18 days after going missing; husband held

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 08:44 PM IST
The decomposed body of Arati Singh was exhumed by police from a forest near Amburi village of Sambalpur district in the presence of her husband Kunal Singh, an autorickshaw driver.
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The Hirakud reservoir formed after damming river Mahanadi near Sambalpur in Odisha in 1957 is one of the earliest major multi-purpose river valley projects of India.(ODISHA GOVERNMENT.)
The Hirakud reservoir formed after damming river Mahanadi near Sambalpur in Odisha in 1957 is one of the earliest major multi-purpose river valley projects of India.(ODISHA GOVERNMENT.)

Odisha minister’s daughter, actresses shoot video at Hirakud reservoir, probe ordered

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2019 01:14 AM IST
On Saturday, BJD minister’s daughter Dipali Das, Odia film actresses Prakruti Mishra, Elina Samantray and fashion blogger Loveena Nayak had visited Sambalpur for a promotional event. During their stay, they visited the Hirakud Dam and took some photos and videos there.
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The forest department confirmed that 17,704 trees will be felled in first phase of the project in Sambalpur division. Image used for representational purpose only.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The forest department confirmed that 17,704 trees will be felled in first phase of the project in Sambalpur division. Image used for representational purpose only.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Odisha mine project: ‘Felling of 1.3 lakh trees to have negligible impact’

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2019 12:44 AM IST
Some 10,000 trees have already been felled. The project involves diversion of 1,03,187 ha of forest land in Odisha’s Jharsuguda and Sambalpur districts.
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Photo of the challan for Rs 6.45 lakh issued in Odisha’s Sambalpur to a truck registered in Nagaland(HT Photo, Sourced)
Photo of the challan for Rs 6.45 lakh issued in Odisha’s Sambalpur to a truck registered in Nagaland(HT Photo, Sourced)

Truck driver fined Rs 6 lakh in Odisha, but under old traffic rules

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 03:53 PM IST
The truck that was fined Rs 6.45 lakh was being driven by Dilip Karta from Jharsuguda and is owned by Shailesh Shankar Kumar Lal Gupta of Bethel Colony, Phek Town in Nagaland. The truck is still under detention at Sambalpur as the owner is yet to pay the penalty.
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Bikaner’s Harman Ram Bhambhu, owner of a truck (No. RJ07GD0237), was fined for overloading and violation of registration certificate and permit rules.(HT image)
Bikaner’s Harman Ram Bhambhu, owner of a truck (No. RJ07GD0237), was fined for overloading and violation of registration certificate and permit rules.(HT image)

Rajasthan truck driver fined Rs 1.41 lakh in Delhi for overloading

By Aparnesh Goswami | BIKANER
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 07:43 AM IST
Earlier, a truck driver of Odisha’s Sambalpur district was fined a whopping Rs 86,500 for violating several traffic rules on September 3.
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Chief ministers Kamal Nath of Madhya Pradesh, Naveen Patnaik of Odisha and Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh during Union Home Minister's review meeting at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.(File photo: PTI)
Chief ministers Kamal Nath of Madhya Pradesh, Naveen Patnaik of Odisha and Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh during Union Home Minister's review meeting at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.(File photo: PTI)

Facing public wrath, Odisha gives 3 month breather on MV Act implementation

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 10:19 AM IST
From the day of roll-out of the Act on September 1, Odisha has reportedly collected penalty of over Rs 1 crore from errant motorists under the MV Act with auto-rickshaw driver and two wheeler riders fined anything between Rs 23,000 to Rs 47,500.
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A truck driver in Odisha’s Sambalpur district was fine a whopping Rs 86,500 for violating several traffic rules last week.(HT file photo)
A truck driver in Odisha’s Sambalpur district was fine a whopping Rs 86,500 for violating several traffic rules last week.(HT file photo)

Odisha truck driver fined Rs 86,500, the highest in country under MV Act

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 02:37 PM IST
Truck driver Ashok Jadav was fined on September 3 but the picture of the challan went viral on social media on Saturday evening.
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The flood warning came as Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday sounded a red alert for the districts of Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada and Jharsuguda predicting extremely heavy rains.(HT image)
The flood warning came as Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday sounded a red alert for the districts of Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada and Jharsuguda predicting extremely heavy rains.(HT image)

Odisha braces for flood as Hirakud dam readies to discharge floodwater

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:02 PM IST
Officials in Bargarh have asked all educational institutions in the district to remain closed on Wednesday in view of heavy rainfall and flood threat.
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Police found a part of a skull that is believed to be of a woman who went missing eight years ago.(HT Photo)
Police found a part of a skull that is believed to be of a woman who went missing eight years ago.(HT Photo)

Odisha woman’s 8-yr-long quest to find truth behind mother’s disappearance ends

By Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 09:09 PM IST
The woman who went missing eight years ago was allegedly murdered by her brother-in-law and her body buried after being half dissolved by acid.
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In the backdrop of the poll body suspending an IAS officer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter, a video of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan losing cool during a similar scanning of his chopper has gone viral on social media.
In the backdrop of the poll body suspending an IAS officer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter, a video of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan losing cool during a similar scanning of his chopper has gone viral on social media.

BJP’s Dharmendra Pradhan loses cool over checking of his chopper

By Indo-Asian News Service | Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 05:11 PM IST
Pradhan was seen engaging in a verbal duel with the flying squad and the police after he was approached for inspection of his chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur on Tuesday.
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The Election Commission order said Mohsin did not act in conformity with the instructions concerning dignitaries guarded by the Special Protection Group (SPG).(Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)
The Election Commission order said Mohsin did not act in conformity with the instructions concerning dignitaries guarded by the Special Protection Group (SPG).(Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Odisha election observer suspended by EC for checking vehicle in PM Modi’s convoy

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 02:22 AM IST
A Karnataka-cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer has been suspended for checking a vehicle in the convoy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in breach of the Election Commission’s guidelines.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a public rally at Sambalpur in Odisha on Tuesday.(Twitter/@ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a public rally at Sambalpur in Odisha on Tuesday.(Twitter/@ANI)

‘Like a postman’: PM Modi counters Naveen Patnaik on credit for schemes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Sambalpur, Odisha
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 12:33 PM IST
PM Modi was addressing an election rally in Sambalpur Lok Sabha constituency of Odisha, where he targeted the BJD of CM Naveen Patnaik and the Congress.
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Ghaziabad India - March 14, 2019: A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Ghaziabad India - March 14, 2019: A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Odisha’s Sambalpur is a BJD bastion

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 03:12 PM IST
Sambalpur will witness polling on April 23 and counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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With the arrest of two brothers at Simbanda village, the West Singhbhum district police said that the gruesome murder of a 30-year-old woman on March 2 was a witch-hunt murder. (Representative Image)(AFP)
With the arrest of two brothers at Simbanda village, the West Singhbhum district police said that the gruesome murder of a 30-year-old woman on March 2 was a witch-hunt murder. (Representative Image)(AFP)

Cops crack ‘witchcraft’ murder in Jharkhand, brother duo arrested

By Manish Raj | Ranchi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 11:17 AM IST
Sonua police station officer-in-charge, Kuldip Kumar said that the headless body of the victim, Phulmani Devi was found on the railway track at the manned railway crossing between Asantaliya and Baidhmara on the morning of March 3.
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Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday accused the Centre of step-motherly treatment of Odisha and attacked a range of central schemes, but kept everyone guessing on the likelihood of his Biju Janata Dal (BJD) offering the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) support in forming a government after the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.(AP)
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday accused the Centre of step-motherly treatment of Odisha and attacked a range of central schemes, but kept everyone guessing on the likelihood of his Biju Janata Dal (BJD) offering the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) support in forming a government after the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.(AP)

Naveen Patnaik slams Centre, silent on buzz around supporting NDA in 2019

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 10:02 PM IST
Naveen Patnaik posed nine questions to the Centre, each mocking the Modi government’s schemes like Ujwala, under which gas connections are offered to the poor, telecom connectivity plans, completion plans for national highways and the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (crop insurance scheme).
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On May 3, the girl was allegedly gang-raped by her boyfriend Afzal and four other friends in two different places in Sambalpur. She committed suicide by hanging herself to death at her home on May 23.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
On May 3, the girl was allegedly gang-raped by her boyfriend Afzal and four other friends in two different places in Sambalpur. She committed suicide by hanging herself to death at her home on May 23.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Odisha minor gang rape: 5 awarded life term in 30 days

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2018 12:30 PM IST
On May 3, the girl was allegedly gang-raped by her boyfriend Afzal and four other friends in two different places in Sambalpur. She committed suicide by hanging herself to death at her home on May 23.
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Protesters take out a silent candlelight march to condemn the rising number of rape cases across the country at Park Street in Kolkata on Thursday.(Samir Jana/ HT Photo)
Protesters take out a silent candlelight march to condemn the rising number of rape cases across the country at Park Street in Kolkata on Thursday.(Samir Jana/ HT Photo)

Odisha: Gang-raped by six, minor hangs herself at home

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 04:20 PM IST
All the accused in the rape case, including a juvenile, have been arrested.
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A woman stands with a placard during a protest against rapes, in New Delhi on May 5.(AP FILE)
A woman stands with a placard during a protest against rapes, in New Delhi on May 5.(AP FILE)

13-year-old girl gangraped in Odisha, six held

By HT Correspondent | Bhubaneswar, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 11:40 PM IST
This is the 15th case of the rape of a minor reported in the state in about a month.
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The woman, her mother and niece were rushed to the Sambalpur district hospital. As her condition deteriorated, Sanjita was shifted to a hospital at Burla where she died.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The woman, her mother and niece were rushed to the Sambalpur district hospital. As her condition deteriorated, Sanjita was shifted to a hospital at Burla where she died.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Man kills wife in family court building in Odisha

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Sambalpur
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2018 12:08 AM IST
The woman had appeared at the court with her parents for conciliation with her husband as she had returned to her parental home a few months after her marriage.
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