Thursday, October 19, 2017

MEET HELD TO PREVENT JUMBO ELECTROCUTION IN B’NGIR Thursday, 19 October 2017 | PNS

MEET HELD TO PREVENT JUMBO ELECTROCUTION IN B’NGIR
Thursday, 19 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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As a precautionary measure to avoid electrocution of elephants on railway line, a joint coordination meeting of the Forest officials of Bolangir and Sonepur Divisions, Executive Engineer, Wesco, Balangir and railway officials was held on Tuesday here. The forest officials team comprising DFO Sameer Kumar Satpathy,Honourary Wildlife Warden Sudhir Kumar Mishra, ACF NK Jaisingh, RangeOfficer BC Roul, Naveen Das, Ajit Nath, RK Naik, Dinabandhu Meher attended. Similarly ACF from Sonepur Division Bimal Mishra, and Executive Engineer Wesco Ashutosh Ghosh participated in the discussion. They pointed out different areas of Bolangir, Deogaon, Loisingha, Patnagarh and Harishankar where elephant movement was reported and steps to ward off the mishaps.
 After deliberation, it was decided to take a survey of electricity line in those area areas where elephant movement is reported and to assess what preventive measures could be taken.
A joint survey by Forest and electricity officials would be completedby October 30 and a report would be prepared by the first week of November.
The Forest officials held another round of discussion with Assistant Divisional Engineer, East Coast Railway, Bolangir Hiralal later on the day.  The speed control issue figured for discussion. The railway officials urged the forest officials for regular inputs on elephant movements.

A joint forest and railway team would visit the Khaliapali-Negipali section line to assess visibility and other aspects there as elephants usually cross the railway line. Moreover, it was also decided to generate awareness among local people.

MEET ON CHILDREN POLICY HELD IN B’NGIR Thursday, 19 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

MEET ON CHILDREN POLICY HELD IN B’NGIR
Thursday, 19 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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A regional consultation on Odisha State Draft Policy for Children 2017 with the special focus on vulnerability, rights and protection of migrant children was held here on Tuesday.
Organised by the State Commission for Protection of Child Right (OSCPCR), the consultation was attended by OSCPCR Chairperson Kasturi Mohapatra, Aide et action, Bhubaneswar’s Umi Daniel and Saroj Barik, Unicef Child Protection Specialist Unit, Bhubaneshwar’s Laxmi Narayan Nanda besides other civil society organisations from Balangir, Sonepur, Kalahandi, Nuapada district, SSA officials and others deliberated on it.
The meet, besides deliberating on different issues relating to Draft Policy for Children, opined for opening of more seasonal hostels in districts where migration is reported and the inclusion of physically challenged people in the residential care centre for migrant children


BHIMPAHAD MAHOTSAV IN B’NGIR FROM OCTOBER 20

BHIMPAHAD MAHOTSAV IN B’NGIR FROM OCTOBER 20

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The 3rd Bhimpahad Mahotsav, organised by the Bhimpahad Mahotsav Committee, would be held from October 20 to 22.
The festival would be held at the foothills of Bhimpahad located in Mukundpur panchayat in Deogaon block and the aim is to generate awareness among masses about the 64 caves and historical background of the Bhimpahad mountain.
This was announced to media persons on Tuesday by Bolangir District Central Cooperative Bank president Laxman Meher.
Bhimpahad is spread over 32,267 hectares in both Bolangir and Sonepur district. So far, we have found 64 caves in the Bhimpahad. More research required to know its historical background, added founder member of the Mahotsav Committee Kunu Bohidar. 
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W ODISHA FARMERS’ RALLY IN STATE CAPITAL ON OCT 30 Saturday, 14 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

W ODISHA FARMERS’ RALLY IN STATE CAPITAL ON OCT 30

 |  | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

With a view to appraising the Government about the problems of farmers, a State-level farmers’ convention called the Krushak Adhikar Chetababni Samabesh will be held at Bhubaneswar on October 30.
The farmers would demand fulfilment of an 8-point charter of demands. This was announced to mediapersons at Balangir on Friday morning jointly by Convener of Paschim Odisha Krushak Sangathan Samannwaya Samiti Ashok Pradhan.
The demands include implementation of MS Swaminathan Committee recommendations for hike in MSP of agricultural products, early declaration of drought affected Panchyats, making available labour intensive work, a permanent solution for recurring drought, construction of barrage over Mahanadi, review of Pradhan Mantri Krisi Bima Yojana, simplified procedure to assess crop loss, construction of cold storage, godown and Mandi, besides enactment of law for sharecroppers’ benefit.
The Government of Odisha which has adopted a resolution in the State Assembly to fix minimum support price of paddy at Rs 2,930 per quintal  should give a bonus of Rs 500 to the farmers, demanded Samiti convenor Lingraj.
When the farmers are going through a deep crisis and this year there is widespread drought, why all the agricultural loans of farmers be not waived? asked activist Saroj. He said that the agricultural loans of farmers stands at Rs 12 lakh crore. When the Government is lenient enough to waive loans of the industries running into lakhs of crores of rupees, why the same gesture be not shown to the farmers, he asked further.

Meanwhile, the Samiti has flagged off the Krushak Adhikar Chetana Jatra from October 8 from Sambalpur which would cover eight districts of western Odisha and conclude at Bargarh on October 16. Among others Arun Mishra and Laxman Hota spoke.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

RAIL ROKO IN B’NGIR FOR RLY LINE CONSTRUCTION Sunday, 15 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

RAIL ROKO IN B’NGIR FOR RLY LINE CONSTRUCTION
Sunday, 15 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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A large number of people under the banner of the Citizens’ Forum of Patnagarh led by Darpaganjan Pattnaik, Niranjan Bisi, BJP district president Bhaktabandhu Nayak and Bajrang Lal Jain staged a Rail Roko at the Balangir railway station on Saturday demanding commencement of construction of a railway line which would benefit the region.
The agitators stopped a goods train and the Sambalpur-Rayagada Tapaswini Express and another passenger train for a while. Forum convenor Darpaganjan Pattnaik said the survey work of the Balangir-Nuapada railway line via Hardatal-Patnagarh-Khaprakhol-Lathor has-been completed since 2014. “We demand inclusion of this railway line in Budget and financial provision and an early commencement this line.”
The Government should give priority to commencement of construction of the railway line which would ensure development in the backward area of Patnagarh, failing which tribals would resort to agitation, said Paschim Odisha Adivasi Kalyan Sangha secretary general Niranjan Bisi.
“It is the genuine demand of people of Patnagarh. Hence, we are supporting the agitation; and we would also take up the case with higher authorities, said BJP district president Bhaktabandhu Nayak.
Later the agitators submitted their .memorandum to General Manager East Coast Railway ,through the Division al Commercial Manager KN Sahu ,who was deputed by Railway authority to receive the memorandum.



Mountain,clouds and green paddy field;By Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir


Wild boar meat ,other parts seizedin Bolangir :Two arrested

Bolangir.14th October 2017.
Acting on a tip up,a team of forest official led by Bolangir forest range Officer, BCRoul and others today morning raided a house in village Barkani and seized 10 kg flesh of wild boar and other parts include Both hind legs and forelegs and an axe and weighing machines .
According to sources wild boar was causing damage to paddy crop and to kill ,the boar, two persons of the village with others attacked the wild boar in the night and killed him.After killing they brought the wild boar to the village and were sharing the meat with villagers.

Two people of the village Barkani Satyaban Bhoi and Madhu Bhoi were arrested in this connection. We have registered a case under section 9,and50of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and punishable under section 51 of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 says Bolangir Range Officer BCRoul.

Rock python rescued in Balangir town

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Rock python rescued in Balangir town
Blangir: A rock python around 8.5 feet long was rescued by members of the Balangir Snake Helpline led by MS Tandi (Suru) from near the RTO office here on Tuesday evening. Later, the snake was released into the Chandali reserve forest.
Athlete selection camp launched at B’ngir
Balangir: An eight-day athlete coaching-cum-selection camp was formally launched by District Sports Officer Rajendra Prasad Badei at the Centurion University here on Wednesday. JITM Balangir director Pradeep Sarangi and Fencing Association of India coach Prabin Kumar Banwari were present, among others. The camp would continue till October 18 and those athletes who would be selected will attend another coaching camp at Bhubaneswar before moving to Bangalore and Aurangabad to participate in a tournament, said organiser Sumit Ranjan Purohit. 


JUMBOS DAMAGE PADDY CROP IN BALANGIR Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

JUMBOS DAMAGE PADDY CROP IN BALANGIR
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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In an unexpected development, a herd of about 10 elephants has extensively damaged paddy crop at Nimursingha village of Ghuna panchayat under the Deogaon Forest Range, 60 km from here.
The elephants are believed to have come from Kalahandi district and staying in the Sikerpaat Reserve Forest which has a lot of bamboo trees. Bamboo is the cherished food of elephants. Forest officials are keeping a watch on the movement of the elephants.
It would be pertinent to mention that there were no such elephant movements in last two years in this block. Most of the elephant movements are usually noticed in the Loisinga, Balangir and Damkipali beats of the Patnagarh Forest Range.

Damkipali village is located close to the border of Bargarh district. The elephants stayed near this village and caused damages to paddy crop in the Gaisillet area of Bargarh district. Sometimes, the elephants also move to the areas adjoining Balangir district.

B’NGIR PRI MEMBERS PROTEST ENGINEER TRANSFER Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

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B’NGIR PRI MEMBERS PROTEST ENGINEER TRANSFER
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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Elected Panchyati Raj representatives of Balangir block led by block Chairman Golap Bag, Ghasiram Behera and Satya Bhoi on Monday staged a dharna before Balangir block office protesting against the sudden transfer of the Assistant Engineer and immediate relieving of his duty from Balangir block.
A month ago, the Assistant Engineer had been posted here without the arrival of the reliever Assistant Engineer. This is in violation of rules for the KBK area. Not only this, many crucial posts including s permanent head clerk and clerks are lying vacant.
Although the panchayat has been given power to instal LED lights, no tender has been invited. So, LED electrification of the panchyat has not been possible. “Although we have brought it to the notice of the district Collector, nothing has been done,” said Golap Bag.

The agitators raised slogans against the Collector, the RDRDA PD and the BDO holding them responsible for this situation.

Monday, October 9, 2017

BALANGIR KIDS CROSS RIVER TO ATTEND SCHOOL

BALANGIR KIDS CROSS RIVER TO ATTEND SCHOOL Q
Sunday, 08 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Despite tall claims of provision of infrastructure for better living in rural areas, children of this district have to cross a river daily to attend their school.
According to reports, around 20 children from Kumiapali village go to their high school located at Garjan village crossing the Suktel riverdaily.
Villages Kumiapali and Garjan are located on both sides of river.
Besides, the villagers have to ferry the river for any work at Bolangir, Chudapali and Bhsinsa. However, even the ferry service available is precarious and the authorities are careful about safe travel of the villagers.
The boat service in the ferry ghat is not functioning. I had raised this problem in the disaster preparedness meeting, says RTI activist Bysadev Thanapati.

The villagers of Kumiapali demanded resumption of safe boat service here for smooth communication.

Wildlife Week held at Balangir village.Sunday, 08 October 2017 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

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Sunday, 08 October 2017 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar
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Wildlife Week held at Balangir village  (Pix)
Balangir: To generate awareness among masses, especially rural people, about protection of wildlife and forest, the Wildlife Week was observed at village Sirabahal, 15 km from here, on Friday. Balangir DFO Samir Kumar Satpathy, Honourary Wildlife Warden Sudhir Kumar Mishra, ACFs Goutam Naik and NK Jaisingh and Range Officer BC Roul spoke on the growing threat to wild animals due to poaching, destruction of their habitat and loss of forest cover and the need for protection of wild animals and preservation of forest. An interactive session was also held on villagers’ query on how to get compensation for damage caused by wild animal


DECLARE BALANGIR DIST DROUGHT-HIT: BALGOPAL Friday, 06 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

DECLARE BALANGIR DIST DROUGHT-HIT: BALGOPAL
Friday, 06 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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This year, Balangir district is facing another worst drought in recent years, thanks to inadequate rainfall coupled with the apathy of the administration and lack of political will. “We demand that the entire Balangir district be declared as drought-affected,” said former Balangir MP Balgopal Mishra on Thursday.
Mishra told this correspondent that the district Collectorate would be gheraoed on October 7 pressing for fulfilments of a 12-point charter of demands in this regard.
The demands include declaration of Balangir and other districts of Odisha, which have received deficit rainfalls, as drought-hit, waiving of all farm loans; free supply of seeds to farmers for Rabi  cultivation, payment of crop insurance money to farmers by January 1, 2018, ensuring the minimum support price for paddy per quintal as adopted in a resolution in the State Assembly, ensuring irrigation to at least 20 per cent of land of Balangir district, waiving of electricity bills for farmers on the pattern of the Punjab and Haryana Governments’ decisions and a contingency plan to ensure availability of water in summer season in the district and ensuring uninterrupted supply of electricity to farmers covered under the Jalnidhi-1 and Jalnidhi-2 schemes. 



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Clean Bolangir and green bolangir flagged up in Bolangir;AU Singhdeo giving water after planting a tree in Bolangir

Bolangir.3rd October 2017

Member of Parliament from Bolangir Sri Kalikesh narayan Singhdeo formally flagged up the "clean Bolangir and green Bolangir today .As part of cleaning both AU Singhdeo and Kalikesh Singhdeo along with Chairman of Bolangir municipality Santoshini Behera and others sweeped the Railway station road and planted trees on roadsides there.

Today the campaign of clean and green Bolangir was launched.After today cleaning Ward council ors would take up this programe in their respective wards.
we request Citizen to put garbage in proper place so that municipality would function in a better way.
To make Bolangir green we have flagged up the plantation drive .We would urge people to plant one tree per family .later on we would expand it to one tree for one person says Bolangir MP Kalikesh Singhdeo.
Both AUSinghdeo, Kalikesh Singhdeo Bolangir municipality Chairman Santoshini Behera and others planted trees on roadsides.


RajyaSabha MP, AU Singhdeo and Kalikesh Singhdeo on Bike raly at Patnagrh

Bolangir.1Ocotber2017
With a view to expand and strengthen the BJD party base in Patnagarh constituency, which is a stronghold of BJP, in Bolangir District, a BJD  party office was opened at Patnagarh today.
Senior vice president of BJD and RajyaSabha member AU Singhdeo, LokSabha MP Kalikesh Singhdeo were given a warm reception and were taken in a huge motorcycle rally, organised by Saroj Meher and others in Patnagarh town.
Among others, RajyaSabha member AUSinghdeo,Pakruti Devi, Kalikesh Singhdeo ,Saroj Meher and others spoke on this occasion and urged the workers to dissemination the pro-poor and welfare measures undertaken by Naveen Pattnaik and strengthen BJD base in rural areas further.


Speakers also criticised the neglect of Odish and anti-poor measures undertaken by NDA govt led by Narendra Modi at the Centre.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ANTI-POLYTHENE DRIVE HELD IN B’NGIR VILLAGE Thursday, 28 September 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

ANTI-POLYTHENE DRIVE HELD IN B’NGIR VILLAGE
Thursday, 28 September 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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A campaign titled ‘Say no to polythene’ was organised at Bangabahl village, 40 km from here, on Tuesday.
Villagers were sensitized about how polythene creates pollution and diseases in both human beings and animals.
Schoolteachers, students, PRI representatives, scribes and members from civil society participated in the campaign organised by the Loisingha forest range office.
Among others, UN Mahakur, scribe Birajanand Padhi, DK Dhal, Ananda Pradhan, Shyama Sahoo and honorary wildlife warden Sudhir Mishra spoke on the disastrous consequences of polythene on soil and ecology.
They urged villagers to use less polythene in daily life and dispose them properly.Earlier, schoolchildren marched through the village giving slogans against use of polythene.


DRIVE AGAINST POLYTHENE USE HELD IN B’NGIR Thursday, 21 September 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

DRIVE AGAINST POLYTHENE USE HELD IN B’NGIR
Thursday, 21 September 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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A rally comprising school students, teachers, SHG members, forest officials and others was flagged off by Block Education Officer Nepal Chandra Bag at Kurul village in Balangir district on Wednesday to create awareness against use of polythene.
Later, the Balangir Forest Range organised a meeting at Kurul High School presided over by School headmaster Subash Chandra Panda.
Sibadutta Mishra, Dilip Kumar Dhal, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, BC Roul, Anand Chanda Badpanda graced as guests and spoke on the rising threats to environment and society due to rampant use of polythene.

They also highlighted the serious consequences of use of polythene to soil and environment and stressed on less use of polythene in daily life and to use its proper disposal and waste management for a better future. 

AAP GHERAOES B’NGIR DLO OVER LABOUR ISSUES Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

AAP GHERAOES B’NGIR DLO OVER LABOUR ISSUES
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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The members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Ajaya Das gheraoed the District Labour Office  (DLO) protesting against the neglect of demands of labourers.
Labourers have not received the labour card for years. Those who have received card have not received the benefits, alleged Das.They took out a rally demanding action against those who have collected around Rs 470 per a labourer for registration.So far nobody has lodged a written complaint with the DLO in this regard. The DLO has not authorised anybody to collect money for registration process. Labour registration requires only Rs 70 in the first year and Rs 50 the next year. DLO Suresh KumarBehera assured to take strong action against those who have collected the money illegally.
They submitted a memorandum for Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

BJD HOLDS STIR AGAINST FUEL PRICE RISE ACROSS STATE

BJD HOLDS STIR AGAINST FUEL PRICE RISE ACROSS STATE
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR/ PARALAKHEMUNDI/ BRAHMAPUR/NABARANGPUR/BALESWAR/CHAMPUA/ SONEPUR/BARIPADA | in Bhubaneswar
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BJD members led by Biju Yuva Janta Dal (BYJD) Balangir president Lotus Sarangi and Lalit Nayak held a road blockade in front of the Balangir Collectorate on Monday against the continuous rise in prices of petrol, diesel and other petroleum products.
The agitators raised slogans against the Central Government and Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and held them responsible for rise in prices of fuels.
Similarly, Gajapati district BJD members observed the hartal led by district BJD president Pradeep Nayak and Nagar president Jamidar Patnaik by blocking roads holding a bike rally at Paralakhemundi.Nayak said poor people are suffering a lot and rise in prices of petrol and diesel has increased the transport cost and essential commodities. A bike rally was also organised.
The Ganjam district BJD also observed the hartal led by Brahmapur MLA Dr Ramesh Chandra Chaupatnaik and Gopalpur MLA Dr Pradeep Panigrahi. The members held picketing at the sub-division, block, municipality and the Central Government offices.
Among others, BMC Mayor K Madhavi, BDA Chairman Subash Moharana and Deputy Mayor Jyostna Nayak were present.
Nabarangpur district BJD members observed hartal and picketed at several places and blocked NH-26. About nine block Presidents staged demonstration at their respective block headquarters.BJD district president Prahalad Tripathy, general secretary Ashish Ranjan Patnai, VP Rabi Patnaik, local MLA and District Planning Committee Chairperson Manohar Randhari, BYJD president Siva Bissoyi and BCJD president Dillu Panda participated hartal at Nabarangpur.
Similarly, normal life was thrown out of gear in Baleswar due to the impact of hartal and incessant rains. Schools, colleges and educational institutions remained closed. Though banks and financial institutions were open, yet they couldn’t do any business.
Due to picketing train services were disrupted for hours with halting of a superfast and a passenger train at the Baleswar station.The buses and lorries on certain routes didn’t ply too. Besides Baleswar, hartal was observed at Jaleswar, Basta, Bhograi, Soro and Simulia.

The Joda town BJD members observed the hartal led by president Jitendra Jaiswal, secretary Dipak Satpathy and municipality Councillors were present.Members of the Subarnapur district BJD and its wings BYJD and BCJD also held demonstration at different places in the district. Among others, senior BJD leader Abhimanyu Kushal, district president Saroj Kampa, VP Ramesh Pujari, Prahallad Naik and Bibhudatta Rajhans were present. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Nature's beauty;By Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir


The beautiful landscape and mountain;By Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir


Mountain and its reflections on water;By Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir


Mountain clouds and trees;By Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir.


B’NGIR VILLAGERS OPPOSE GAS BOTTLING PLANT Saturday, 16 September 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

B’NGIR VILLAGERS OPPOSE GAS BOTTLING PLANT
Saturday, 16 September 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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Villagers of Barkani in Balangir district have opposed the proposed setting up of a gas bottling plant in their locality as one of the roads constructed by the bottling plant agency runs through a minor irrigation project, which provides irrigation to 100 acres of land of the village.
“The Banjhimunda Minor Irrigation Project (MIP) provides water for our paddy fields; and the road constructed inside the project would affect our agriculture. Hence, we are opposing it,” said Satya Sundar Bhanj, a local Journalist.
The villagers submitted a petition to district Collector Ashis Thakre on Thursday requesting him to look into the issue and shift the location of the plant. 


FIRE DAMAGES NRHM OFFICE Saturday, 16 September 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

FIRE DAMAGES NRHM OFFICE
Saturday, 16 September 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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In an unexpected development, fire broke out in the NRHM office located in the District Headquarter Hospital premises here on Friday morning damaging an AC, a computer and files totally.
The main hospital is located at a distance within the premises.
According to sources, the fire broke out at around 9.30 am when the office was closed. Fire Service personnel rushed to the site and doused the blaze. Short circuit in AC was believed to be the cause of the fire.

The hospital authorities have not complied with the fire safety guidelines and instructions issued by fire office, said District Fire Officer Abani Kumar Swain to this correspondent over phone when contacted. 
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