Thursday, December 6, 2018
21th November 2018
New aspirant for BJP Bolangir MPseat comes up .
Bolangir;The serving of suspension notice to Sananda Bag, the former town president of BJP Yuva MorchaBolangir for anti party and party violating discipline along with other office bearers of Sonepur district BJP unit including its Secretary, Suresh Chandra Mishra and others ,on 15th November2018,has created ripples BJP in Bolangir and Sonepur district.
These office bearers were present in the meeting at Binika in Sonepur district to be addressed by BalramSingh Yadav. After this incident, it has brought Balram Singh Yadav to the focus of Bolangir BJP, much to surprise of many.
Balram Singh Yadav is the Chairman of Western Odisha Yadav Development Council which is working on the cause to unite Yadav and OBC in the western Odisha.Balram Singh Yadav came to limelight after he took up the case issue of Junagarh MLA DibyashankarMishra allegedly threatening physically challenged person in a meeting, and his agitation against him protesting it.
I have been working for the development of Yadav and trying to bring them near to Bharitya Janta Party. There is significant population of Yadav and OBC in the state of Odisha, including the western part of Odisha. So for the upliftment of YADAV, there should be representative from the community which would reduce their backwardness. In other State ,Yadav andOBC having less percentage of population are occupying important position and why not in Odisha,points out Balram Singh Yadav.
I like the ideology of Bharatiya Janta Party and It would be my endeavor to bring as many as people to Bhartiya Janta Party fold and strengthen party base and spread its message among the masses, Yadav says further.
Although looked impressive and logical argument, just before the parliamentary election round the corner, the sudden appearance of a person projecting as “ striving for working for Yadav,OBC and BJP”,has created ripples in the BJP Bolangir district circle, which is dominated by Royal family of Patnagarh KV Singhdeo and Sangeeta Singhdeo, since last two decades
Political observer feels that the BJP in Odisha is trying hard to realize its goal of mission 120seats and if reports are believed,it is contemplating to replace the old guards who have lost election or failed to expand BJP prospect during their time .
The Bolangir Parliament seat has been won by BJD in 2009 and in 2014 and Kalikesh Singhdeo of BJD is the Member of Parliament from Bolangir .
The Bolangir Parliamentary constituency is spread over of Seven Assembly constituencies five assembly constituencies of Bolangir district and two Assembly constituencies in Sonepur District.
Political observer points out that BJP base in Bolangir Parliamentary constituency has not expanded significantly in the last the decade and from only Patnagarh Assembly segment it is represented by KVSinghdeo of BJP.
And if sources are believed, BJP is eyeing for Bolangir MP seat this time also and there is every possibility of BJP might project a new face to capture the Bolangir MP seat.
With this scenario background, the caseof Balaram singh Yadav ”seems bright” as a new candidate replacing the old members of royal family. But the movement of Balram singh Yadav has obviously caused “flutter among theBJP members” in Bolangir .
Anyone can be a member of BJP by giving a miss call and one can work for party points a worker on condition of anonymity. But holding meeting throughout the Bolangir parliamentary constituency, on the purpose of uniting Yadav and OBC, leaves enough indication that, he is projecting himself as the BJP candidate from Bolangir Parliamentary seat.
Without clearance from top “sources” of the BJP, how a person could dare and move throughout Bolangir parliamentary t constituency, first to unite Yadav and OBC and then BJP flag and poster, points out a local here seeing his movement and activities of BalramSingh Yadav.
As expected, his movement has created ripples in political circles. In social media, the supporters of BJP Bolangir dominated by KV and SangeetaSinghdeo and supporters Balramsingh Yadav have circulated “the antecedents” of their leaders, in social media like Whats app and in Facebook.
And all this activities comes amidst report of Modi leadership and charisma is still in found favour rural area notwithstanding the badly bungled steps of demonetization and Raffle scam and others.
After the good performance in last Zilla parishad election, BJP workers were in gung-ho spirit and unless that is revived and captured BJP could have hard time again of 2014.
However, as anything can happen in election and everything is possible nothing can be ruled out. This is the pre-hits run scenario for BJP Bolangir parliament seat.
Let us see how the race for final run for BJP Bolangir Parliament seat takes place and who is going to be the BJP candidate from Bolangir. KVsinghdeo or Sangeeta Singhdeo or BalramsinghYadav or anyone else ?Time will say.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
B’ngir migrant missing; father asks for help
Monday, 15 October 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR
Yet again, the plight of a migrant worker from Balangir district has come to the fore.
Workshop of Pre departure women migrants held in Bolangir
Bolangir With a view to inform and enrich the knowledge and entitlements of migrant women workers under the Inter State Migrants Act 1979and how the migrant’s migration (journey) process would be safe and smooth and how women migrants, besides defending themselves, can also act as a sources of help and protection to migrant women in the brick kilns, a one day pre-departure migrant women workers was held at village Dangbahal ,80kmaway from here in Patnagharh Block on Friday.
Organized by PalliAlokPathagar with support from Aide et Action,Bhubneshwar,Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women(GAATW) and
others, it was attended by around 70migrant women of nearby panchyats.
While the migrants’ women narrated their plight of excessive hour work, denial of minimum wage, exploitation at brick kiln site, the migrants’ women were informed about the facilities the registered contractor supposed to provide them and they were explained about the card which contains their details, various local and state officials’ number to contact whenever they feel distressed.
In the entire migration process, it has been observed that it is the women and adolescent girl migrants face more exploitation than their male counterpart as they have to look after the household activities there ,besides the exploitation and torture .Hence to sensitize and equip them with relevant information so that they can protect themselves and act as help to other distressed women migrant at brick kiln, this orientation is being held says SarojBarik ofAide et Action, Bhubneshwar
.Barik explained various provision and narrated the incident how minor girl fight against the rape and torture in brick kilnof AndhraPradesh few years ago.
Among others, Hiralal Mishra, DayaSagar Pradhan,Dinesh Manhira, formerZillaParishadmember KaramSingh Saraf Seshdev Meher, and explained the different entitlements for women migrants and urged them to demand it and make them free from exploitation==============================================================
Drought singes Puja mood in 3 B’ngir blocks
Thursday, 18 October 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR
Even as people of Balangir are celebrating Durga Puja with religious fervour, the farmers of Belpada, Muribahal, Bonogomonda and Loisingha blocks have turned to be a worried lot as a drought-like situation has occurred in these areas and paddy crops have been damaged.
According to reports, out of the 14 blocks in the district, Belpada block received 49 per cent deficit rainfall, Muribahal block 41 per cent deficit, Loisingha block witnessed 44 per cent less rainfall. Cracks have developed in the most of the paddy fields in these three blocks.
“If rains don’t occur within four days, paddy crops in certain pockts will be lost,” said Agriculture Deputy Direcor Sridhar Das.
Das, however, disputed the reports of deficit rainfall in Loisingha block saying that there has been a well-distributed rainfall in the block.
Asked how much areas have been affected, Das said “I have asked officials to prepare a report.”
Friday, September 28, 2018
B’ngir Forest Guard suspended
Friday, 28 September 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR
Balangir DFO Sameer Satpathy has placed Forest Guard Itishree Badhia under suspension for serious negligence and dereliction of duty resulting in the death of a wild elephant.
On September 19th, a male elephant died at Upparjhar in the Balangir Forest Division due to electrocution.
Although initially, it was reported as a female elephant, after postmortem it was known as an adult male elephant.
However, Itishree Badhia told this correspondent, “I have done my duty sincerely and informed the higher authorities about the development at the field. I have already informed about the incident to our association. I want my suspension to be withdrawn.”
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Training of Trainers on pre-departure orientation of women migrant workers held in Bolangir.
Bolangir:20th September 2018.
With a view to reduce the exploitation of migrants women and adolescents girl of Western Odisha,by educating them with providing relevent information,a Training of Trainers on pre-departure of women migrant workers, was held at Bolangir today.
Organisedjointly by Aide et Action,WOMN , Global Alliance Against Trafficking of Women(GAATW),and Aaina,this consultation was attended by grassroots trainers from Bolangir,Kalhanadi ,Bargarh,Sonepur, Nuapada, Boudh and other areas.
Out of the total registered migrant around 50 percent or even more constitute migrant women and adolescent girls who faced discrimination and neglect starting from the beginning of journey,at work site and staying in brick kiln in terms of wage and other facilities,it was pointed out during the discussion.
A sample survey carried out in six Panchayats of Bolangir, Kalhanadi, Bargarh, Sonepur district revealed that, majority of women and adolescents girls are migrating against their wishes and due to family complexion.To reduce the vulnerability of women and adolescents girls,we are going to held meeting of migrants women in Panchayat and would sesitize them about their rights and other valuable and relevant information,so that they could feel empowered and also help others in brick-kiln in times of crisis,says Saroj Barik of Aide et Action Bhubaneswar.
These women migrants would be provided a card containing all the details about her and district level information and other details of concerned officials,who can be contacted in case of any problem.
A Panchayat level leadership training for migrant's and adolescents girls would be held in these district of western Odisha would be held soon,for bettment and empowerment of women migrant workers of Western Odisha,informs Prashant Nayak of Western Odisha Migration Network.
Balangir jumbo dies due to electrocution
Thursday, 20 September 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR
Bolangir An adult female elephant was found dead in Upparjhar -Phatamunda road near Kuimunda, around 24km away from here. Initial reports suggested that the elephant was electrocuted as an electricity pole fell down on it while moving in the area. The forest officials dismissed allegations of poaching.
On a tipoff, forest officials, including DFO Balangir Sameer Satpathy, ACF BC Roul and others rushed to the spot and recovered the carcass. “More details would be known after the postmortem report of elephant was available,” clarified Forest Department sources.
It would be pertinent to mention here that in October 2017, a joint coordination meeting of Wesco officials and forest officials of Balangir and Subarnapur districts was held at the DFO office. In the meeting, several vulnerable points where elephant are prone to electrocution were identified.However, a proposal for corrective actions is now gathering dust in the PCCF office
Panic as another leopard sighted in B’ngir
Monday, 17 September 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR
In yet another instance of leopard sighting, the people in Balangir saw a leopard at Mahima Chowk near Gulmi forest, 50km from here, on September 14. Consequently, there is panic in the locality.
According to reports, people saw the leopard sitting on a concrete structure of water pipes.
Notably, the cement structure is near the water project at Dumerbahal from which water is supplied to the ordnance factory at Badmal through large pipes. While going through the road towards Balangir from Titilagarh, people saw the leopard sitting over a cement structure on the day of Nuakhai. Staying a few minutes, the leopard vanished.
According to sources, there are around eight leopards in Titilagarh forest range. A good deal of the area comes under the jurisdiction of ordnance factory, Badmal. As there is water source of Dumerbahal project and protection due to the boundary of the ordnance factory, leopards are often sighted here. There is no incident of any attack by leopard so far.
However, Titilagarh range officer J Nanda rubbished the report of leopard sighting. “We don't have any reports of leopard sighting in our area,” he said even as there were confirmed sources of the sighting.
Pugmark of the leopard)
B’ngir locals terrified after leopard sighted
Sunday, 16 September 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR
Even as the people of Balangir district and other areas are rejoicing due to the Nuakhai festival, yet the appearance of a big leopard in the Shiv Durga temple located near Malpada village, 40km from here, under Deogaon block on Friday evening has sent shockwaves.
The temple is located just below a hillock (dungar) and adjacent to Punjigoad jungle, which shares borders with Upparjhar forest area and Sulia Ghati forest in Boudh district.
According to reports, a person had brought his new tractor for worship by the temple priest. However, as the priest had gone to the village for Nuakhai, he waited for sometime there.
By this time, he heard some sounds from the nearby foliages and soon a big size tiger (leopard) appeared and stood a few seconds before a tree where the deity is worshipped. The man there remained awestruck.
As the temple is located around 1km from the village and that too, near the forest, nobody was there. Later, the tiger disappeared from the place.
According to reports, a few days ago, there were incidents of cow lifting in the area of Mukundpur-Puranpani areas.
“We could manage to get the photograph of pugmarks of the tiger. It appears to be well grown leopard,” said a villager.
The villagers have demanded that the Forest Department take adequate steps to ensure safety of the people.
News in English daily The Pioneer
Rafale scam: Congress holds demo in B’ngir
Saturday, 08 September 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR
The members of Balangir district Congress Committee led by its president Dilip Behera, Samarendra Mishra and Santosh Singh Saluja staged a protest before the Collectorate here alleging corruption by the Modi Government in purchase of Rafale fighter plane from France.
The Congress leaders criticised the BJP led NDA Government at the Centre for corruption in purchase of Rafale fighter plane, fuel price rise, inflation and failure to provide jobs to youths.
The 126 Rafale fighter plane deal was finalised during UPA Government at Rs 526.10 crore per plane with France .18 planes were to be purchased from France and 108 planes were to be produced at HAL with transfer of technology.
But after the Modi Government came to power, Rafale plane deal was finalised at Rs1, 670.70 crore per plane and total 36 planes will be purchased.
The total purchase cost of Rafale plane would have been Rs 18,940 crore, whereas the Modi Government’s new deal has hiked the total purchase price of fighter plane to Rs 60,145 crore. Hence, there is a corruption of Rs 41,205 crore in the deal, the Congress leaders charged. Besides, they told if the planes were to be produced in HAL, Odisha, it could have provided employment to 35,000-40,000 youths of the State, said former MLA Saluja.
News in English Daily the Pioneer
B'ngir forum submits memo for Vig probe
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR
The members of the Balangir Action Committee led by its convenor Gopalji Panigrahi and others on Tuesday submitted a petition to the Superintendent of Police (Vigilance) Sambalpur through DSP Vigilance, Balangir, to inquire into the irregularities committed in preparation of financial proposals submitted to the Center for construction of a bypass road in the town.
It would be pertinent to mention here that a proposal of Rs 241.70 crore was sent to the Center for construction of the Balangir bypass road. Two National Highways namely NH-26 and NH- 54passs through the Balangir town which create huge traffic problems, besides rising accidents. For construction of the bypass road, land acquisition is required. In collusion with teshil officials, a proposal quoting high prices of land was submitted to the Center, which exceeds the benchmark value of land fixed by the Center.
However, the Center returned the proposal to the State Government stating that excess land price has been quoted for land acquisition and asked to send a revised estimate.
Accordingly, a proposal of Rs 224crore was sent again to the Ministry of Road Transport and National Highways. However, this proposal was also not accepted by the Ministry and it was returned.
An estimate of Rs 190 crore has been submitted latest to the Center for bypass road.
“Today we submitted our petition to Superintendent of Police (Vigilance ) Sambalpur through DSP Vigilance Balangir to inquire into the irregularities in proposal submitted to the Center for the Balangir bypass road and take action against them,” said convenor Panigrahi
“We would sent the petition to our SP office and would start a probe after getting instructions from there,” informed DSP Vigilance Parmeshwar Kisan to mediapersons.
Friday, June 1, 2018
5 YRS ON, RESCUED MIGRANTS YET TO GET REHABILITATION AID Friday, 01 June 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
5 YRS ON, RESCUED MIGRANTS YET TO GET REHABILITATION AID
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
distress sale of tomato in Bolangir
Tomato farmers of village Jankpur Bolangir led by President of Zilla Krushak Mahasangha Sri Sudhir Parischha today threw tomato on the road before collectriate, protesting against the low price and demanding mechanism to protect them.
I had cultivated tomato in two Acres of landand invested a lot of money. Now traders are demaning us to sell tomato at rupees one per kg which is quite low and disgusting. Hence we have thrown it before collectriate, says Birendra Bag afarmer of Janakpur village.
I had also cultivated tomato in three Acres of land and today in the market ,p traders/people offered a price 50paisaper kg which was Disgusting. I didn't sale and threw it here today saysSanuj Bhoi .Some mechanism should be developed for tomato farmers to check distress sale of farmers, says Sanuj further.
"Both the state and Central government are shedding crocodile tears for development of farmers.However till today there is no facility of Krushak Bazar nor chain of Cold storage has been set up to store tomoato andto ensure remunative (adequate price)for tomato.
Today the farmers have thrown thetomato on the street as a mark of protest and unless Government take remedial measures, farmers will report to agitation, says President of Zilla Krushak Mahasangha Sri Sudhir Parischha.
Monday, March 19, 2018
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New Collector of Balangir,Dr. N. Tirumala Naik speaking to media
Bolangir Action Committee to stage dharna on 24thJanuary, for Bypass road inBolangir
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Commelina benghalensis locally called Kena saga or Kanasiri saga.