Tuesday, July 30, 2013

By Sudhir Mishra/Balangir. 30th July2013 MP kaisa Dikhata Hai

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Sudhir Mishra/Balangir.
30th July2013
MP kaisa Dikhata Hai
(How does an MP looks?)
This could be a stupid question for an educated and enlighten citizen of biggest democratic country of the world, having elected parliamentary democracy since its independence and more than 66 years have elapsed in the meanwhile and election to our lower House of Parliament popularly called Lok Sabha has been held 15times, once in a five year till date.

As, we are having   parliamentary democracy ,we are electing our Member of Parliament almost once in every five years, except few terms, when the Government at the Center did not last full terms.
Given in this background, it is supposed that most of the people or almost all people of a  constituency have either known their Member of Parliament  by name  or at least have seen them.
No alas, that is not a  fact here in Balangir town, going by this incident  even in the age of information  technology, internet and growing popularity mobile and it’s increasing use and access of mobile internet by youngsters in urban and rural areas in particular.

One of the organizers informed and requested this scribe to reach the meeting venue by 10am. Notwithstanding the sky was cloudy; i reached the spot in time only to find few BJD workers were there and empty chairs.  

Left with no option just to “while away time", I went to nearby Chai(tea shop)  along with local scribe to have “ chai(tea).A rustic looking middle aged youth asked the betel owner” Kaun minister Aaa raha hai;(is any minister Coming?)Nahin MP arrah hai(NO MP is coming).Woh Kaisa Dikhta hai( How does he (MP) looks?). 

I stopped for a while listening to the question-which was quite innocent and significant.
Wait for an hour and you could see him replied the Paanwala .However the man left the shop.

What sort of democracy we have?.The people who are electing their representatives they are not asking question about what MP/MLAs done for them, the constituency, the state and the nation. Nor they know them properly. Let alone this, they have not seen him properly- leaving as an object of “curiosity”.

This reflects two things1) either the elected Member of Parliament is not visiting that area regularly and does not have touch with people. 2) Most importantly his party workers, media mangers have not done enough work to spread the Picture and message of MP in different words of Towns and villages and Parliamentary constituency.
As punctuality has become an exception rather than a regular phenomena here especially in commencement of meeting , the Member of Parliament from Balangir Kalikesh Narayn Singhdeo,who  was schedule to lay the foundation stone for road improvement near Railway station  at 10 am,  arrived at 11am.

While coming to  the  function, on the way, local people welcomed him and told about the drainage problem to MP and he which he directed the Executive officer and Chairman of Balangir municipality to look into it.

Worse,the meeting started almost one and half hour late. Even as I sat on the meeting and listening to the speeches, the word of that rustic fellows MP Kaisa Dikhata hai continues to reverberate in my mind –even though that fellow had left the placer almost an hour ago.
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Monday, July 29, 2013

The Rain drops in a rope;picture taken by me(July 30,2013) today morning from my NikkonCoolPiX Camera


MP lays stone for road improvement in B’gir

MP lays stone for road improvement in B’gir 
Balangir: Balangir MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo laid the foundation-stone of improvement of a 500-meter road from the railway station to Malpada here on Sunday. The Rs 35-lakh work would be completed in January next. The PWD would construct and repair the road. Singh Deo, Balangir Municipality Chairperson Damayanti Bag and Executive Officer Santosh Kumar Behera, Balangir Railway Station Master, PWD Executive Engineer Shankar Prasad Chakrabarty and Balangir Zilla Parishad President Bijay Pradhani spoke on the occasion.

ACCORD VULNERABLE STATUS TO PAHARIA TRIBE’ Monday, 29 July 2013 | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

‘ACCORD VULNERABLE STATUS TO PAHARIA TRIBE’
Monday, 29 July 2013  | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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The Regional Centre for Development and Cooperation (RCDC), a civil society organisation, while welcoming the decision of the Union Ministry of Rural Development to allocate more Indira Awas houses for two of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) namely Choktia-Bhunjia of Sunabeda sanctuary and the Dongrias of Niyamgiri, has expressed concern over the neglect of other vulnerable tribal groups like the Paharia tribe living in the Sunabeda sanctuary.
In a letter to Union Minister for Rural Development Jayram Ramesh, Bikash Rath of RCDC pointed out that the Paharia tribe which resides in the Sunabeda sanctuary in the Nuapada district of Odisha, has neither Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) status nor even ST (Schedule Tribe) status, although their counterparts in Chhattisgarh are enjoying the privilege.
The Paharia people make bamboo-ware. These days bamboos are not available in plenty in the sanctuary area because of unsustainable exploitation and hence, the tribals are facing an insecure livelihood. Unlike the Choktias, they are not well-organised socially and also maintain a low-profile. There have been several efforts in the past to help them get a PVTG status, or at least an ST status, but not in vain, Rath contended.
The Paharia tribe is much more vulnerable than the Choktia Bhunjia community requiring special attention such as allotment of IAY. The Government has tried to treat all PVTGs equally. However, some PVTGs are more vulnerable than others because of their poor anthropological/social nature and other practices. It is for this reason that the Juangs of Keonjhar are unable to raise their voices for their rights, and the Paudi Bhuyans of Sundargarh district also are unable to raise their voice properly against deprivation and injustice, he said. Rath argued that the conventional system of special implementation programme for the PVTGs has poorly succeeded for a variety of reasons. For upliftment of the Paharias and other such more vulnerable communities, special initiative is required, Rath said. 
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

The flower and fruit of Bitter Gourd (Karela) picture by Sudhir Mishra


Balangir MP lays foundation for road improvement

Balangir MP Kalikes Narayn Singhdeo today (28th July,2013)formally laid the foundation stone of improvement of 500meter road from Railway station to Malpada.The work estimated at rupees 35lakhs would be  completed within January next. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

BONDED LABOURERS HOLD DHARNA IN BALANGIRThursday, 25 July 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar.

BONDED LABOURERS HOLD DHARNA IN BALANGIR
Thursday, 25 July 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Members of the Jan Jagaran Dadan Sangh led by its president Khagapati Kumbhar launched a two-day dharna before district Collectorate here on Wednesday demanding immediate payment of money promised to be released to labourers under the Bonded Labour (Abolition) Act.
The Sangh members also demanded rehabilitation and inclusion of bonded labourers in social security schemes, inclusion of bonded labourers in the district level bonded labour monitoring committee and enrolment of bonded labourers’ children in residential schools.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

my father --

I got this photograph of my fatherSri Radha charn Mishra who passed away on 3rd July 2013 while searching some old files.I had taken this photograph from my Nokia Mobile four years ago and I am posting it.

PDS RICE CUT: HIGH COURT ISSUES NOTICES TO GOVT

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I found this "interesting"and posting for perusal of all
sudhir mishra
PDS RICE CUT: HIGH COURT ISSUES NOTICES TO GOVT
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

The cut in PDS rice to BPL families in the State has now reached  Odisha High Court, which on Tuesday issued notices to the Union Government and the Odisha Government seeking their replies on a petition accusing that BPL families in are receiving 10 kg of PDS rice less every month.
Adjudicating the petition filed by a voluntary organisation, a Division Bench of the court comprising Chief Justice C Nagappan and Justice Indrajit Mohanti issued the notices asking the respondents file their counters within four weeks.
Rohan Mohanty in his capacity as secretary of the Odisha Yuva Manch has approached the court alleging that the Union Government is providing 35 kg of rice under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) to all BPL families of Odisha, but the State Government is distributing only 25 kg to each family every month.
It may be mentioned that opposition Congress party in the State had been agitating over the issue for past several months, and very recently the party launched a unique programme in filing FIRs against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at police stations.
More than 50,000 FIRs were filed in over 500 police stations of the State by BPL card holders urging the police to take appropriate legal action for criminal breach of trust by the Chief Minister for diverting 10 kg of rice from their quota provided by the Union Government.
The Govt, however, justifying its stand has been arguing that while there are 38.85L BPL families in the State, the Union Govt is providing 35 kg of rice only to 27.75L families. In order to provide subsidised rice to the leftover BPL families, the cut in the quota has been made, the Govt claims.
Refuting the Government’s claim, the petition in the HC maintains that if the Govt could provide rice at Re 1 a kg, instead of Rs 2 a kg previously, why can’t it provide the 35 kg of rice at Rs 2 a kg to all the BPL families, including the leftover 11.10 lakh BPL families. The petitioner has urged the HC to intervene in this crucial matter and direct the State Government to provide 35 kg of rice to all the BPL families every month.
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Members of Jana Jagaran Dadan sangh led by its president Khagapati Kumbhar are on two days dharna Balangir.24th July,2013

Balangir.24th July,2013
Balangir.Members of Jana Jagaran Dadan sangh led by its president Khagapati Kumbhar are on two days dharna  before district collectriate here 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

B’ngir YC seeks CBI probe into chit fund scam

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | Pioneer | in Bhubaneswar
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B’ngir YC seeks CBI probe into chit fund scam
Balangir: Youth Congress members of the Balangir Lok Sabha Constituency unit led by its president Aakash Mishra, Balangir DCC president Bhagaban Bagarti, Mahila Congress president Renuka Patra, Hemanta Panda and Pandav Kumbhar on Tuesday staged a dharna before the district Collectorate here demanding a CBI inquiry into the chit fund scams and arrest of the ruling BJD MLAs and Ministers allegedly involved in it. A case should also be filed against the Chief Minister in this connection, said Aakash Mishra. The agitators also slammed the Naveen Patnaik Government for poor governance and deteriorating law and order. They submitted a three-point memorandum to the Governor through district administration.


The Cloudy Sky and bright Sunrays in Balangir by SudhirMishra,23July2013

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Sudhir Mishra/Balangir.23July2013.
The Cloudy Sky and bright Sunrays in Balangir.
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Balangir;Normal life in Balangir town was affected due to heavy rain last night (22nd July  night)as rain water over flowed the drain ( as drain area  encroached and choked in many parts of the town) and entered low lying area /houses increasing the ordeal of denizen further.
The sky was over cloudy and there was no sign of Sun. However all of a sudden there was a bright sun rays all of a sudden which surprised me. I took few photographs immediately (Today23July around 5pm) from my mobile. Presenting the pictures of cloudy sky, and the bright Sunrays .As the Sunrays was coming directly towards me, few photographs may not be so clear. But long shadows of people could be seen in the photographs.

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See the two beautiful pictures of Flowers with -----


Butterfly in ----Chappal /shoes outside the chapal cartoon//cover


Youth Congress demands CBI inquiry into Chit fund scam; stage demo in Balangir toady(23July2013).


Monday, July 22, 2013

DADAN SANGH TO HOLD 2-DAY STIR IN BALANGIR Monday, 22 July 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

DADAN SANGH TO HOLD 2-DAY STIR IN BALANGIR
Monday, 22 July 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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Jan Jagaran Dadan Sangh president Khagapati Kumbhar here informed that his outfit would stage a two-day dharna on July 24 and 25 before District Collectorate, demanding proper rehabilitation of the rescued labourers under the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976.
According to sources till 2013,  a total 650 migrants from Balangir district  were released under the Act. Out of the 209 migrant bonded labourers released in 2011 from Ponneri, Tamil Nadu, 197 received rehabilitation assistance, while 453 have been ignored.
In Nuapada district, out of the 129 rescued and released from different bricks kiln worksites, only 92 have been rehabilitated. While 38 out of 59 bonded labourers were rehabilitated in Sonepur district, in Nabrangpur, 23 out of the 33 and in Rayagada 13 have been rehabilitated, said an estimate.
As per the Act, the District Magistrate has been authorised to carry out assessment of socio-economic status of the released bonded labourers; provide immediate health care, food and shelter and prepare livelihood re-generation plan. The law also provides for immediate assistance of `20,000 to each legally released bonded labour. The vigilance monitoring committees at the sub-divisional and district levels are to identify and rehabilitate the bonded labourers. Besides, they are to carry out a massive survey in district level in every three years.
Rehabilitation of released bonded labourer should be a priority task of district administration. Only rehabilitation assistance of ` 20,000 cannot protect them. On the contrary, integrated activities from different sources, including land and agriculture base livelihood programmes should be undertaken to protect them from further bondage, said Saroj Barik, an activist.
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KKD’S SECOND PHASE SIGNATURE DRIVE LAUNCHED IN BALANGIR

KKD’S SECOND PHASE SIGNATURE DRIVE LAUNCHED IN BALANGIR
Monday, 22 July 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Rejecting the demand and campaign of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for Special Category State status to Odisha and demanding a separate State of Kosal under Articles 2 and 3 of the Constitution of India, the Kosal Kranti Dal (KKD) on Sunday launched its second phase signature campaign from here. 
Senior artist Ghasiram Mishra formally inaugurated the campaign by giving his  signature. Among others, researcher Panchanan Pattnaik spoke about the rich resources of “Kosal State” and how the region was merged with Odisha.
“We will collect one crore signatures rejecting the demand of Special Category State status to Odisha and demanding formation of a separate Kosal State. So far, we have collected 42,000 signatures in the first phase,” said Pramod Mishra of the Kosal Kranti Dal.


Two other pictures of Rain in Balangir today's 22nd july 2013 morning by Sudhir Mishra


There was heavy rain today's(July22,2013) morning in Balangir. Few pictures of Balangir town taken by me today after the rain.



Sunday, July 21, 2013

Second phase signature campaign of KKDagainst Special category status kicked up in Balangir

Balangir;Rejecting the demand and campaign of BiJu Janta Dal(BJD) for special category status to Odisha ,and demanding separate Kosal state under article 2&3 of Constitution of India, the Kosal Kranti Dal(KKD) today launched its second phase signature campaign from here.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The mountain and clouds hovering over it.Photograph taken by me(Sudhir Mishra) today from my Mobile.


B’NGIR MURDER: SEVEN OF KILLER FAMILY HELD

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B’NGIR MURDER: SEVEN OF KILLER FAMILY HELD

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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At least seven persons of Majhi family were arrested by the Balangir Sadar police on Monday for killing five members of their neighbour Thappa family over a land dispute at Thapapalli in the district on Sunday.
According to the police, members of the Majhi family were well prepared to kill their rivals on the day. They had observed a small worship in the morning before going to the field for agricultural operation. However, they got irritated after finding the Thappa family members ploughing the disputed land.
The Majhis had a dispute with the Thappas over the last panchayat elections. Nothing could be a more opportune moment to settle the old score. The Majhis launched a combined attack on the Thappas with sharp weapons and killed Ramel Thappa and his four sons, Jagdish, Kapil, Purna and Madras on the spot, police said.
Balangir Additional SP Prafulla Kumar Patra said Akadashia Majhi, a member of the Majhi family, had been murdered by the Thappas during the last panchayat elections. To take revenge, the Majhis swooped down on their rivals and subsequently killed them on the spot, police added.
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Monday, July 15, 2013

LAND ROW TAKES BLOODY TURN; 5 OF A FAMILY KILLED IN B’NGIR Monday, 15 July 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

LAND ROW TAKES BLOODY TURN; 5 OF A FAMILY KILLED IN B’NGIR
Monday, 15 July 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
In a heartrending incident, five members of a family were killed and four others got seriously injured in a clash between two tribal families over a land row in Balangir district on Sunday.
The clash occurred between family members of Ramel Thappa and Sankheswar Majhi at Thapapalli near here under Balangir Sadar police station area. The deceased were identified as Ramel Thappa and his four sons- Jagdish, Kapil, Purna and Madras.
The opponents used sticks and sharp weapons, besides agriculture implements for killing the five, Balangir Sadar IIC Pradeep Jena said and added that four persons belonging to Majhi family were injured in the incident.
Balangir Sadar SDPO Narayan Nayak said four persons — Sankheswar Majhi, his brother Sadashiv Majhi and two sons Biswanath Majhi and Kandha Majhi were arrested before being referred to the hospital.
Five women members of the family were also detained for interrogation, he said. Thappa family had a long standing enmity with his neighbour Majhi family over ownership and cultivation on a grazing land which ended up with the bloody incident, sources said. The enmity came to the fore when one Ekadasi Majhi of Majhi family was killed after being attacked by Thappa family last year.
The collective anger of Majhi family turned ugly when the Thappa family reached the disputed land for cultivation. To take revenge of the previous animosity, the Majhis attacked their rivals and subsequently killed them on the spot. The bodies were sent for autopsy. Senior police officials rushed to the spot and a probe was in progress, IIC Jena said. 


Thursday, July 11, 2013

CRIMINAL CASES PENDING AGAINST 17 ODISHA MLAS, TWO MPS

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Friday, 12 July 2013 | KISHORE MANGARAJ | BHUBANESWAR | )
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CRIMINAL CASES PENDING AGAINST 17 ODISHA MLAS, TWO MPS
Friday, 12 July 2013 | KISHORE MANGARAJ | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
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Wednesday’s Supreme Court verdict that convicted MPs and MLAs will be disqualified from their respective membership will have a lot of bearings in the Odisha politics as many of State legislators are facing a number of criminal charges.
Although no elected MP or MLA in Odisha has been convicted as yet, several cases are pending against many of them.
Except Dhenkanal Lok Sabha member Tathagata Satpathy, who is two-time MP having defamation charges pending (as he is also editor of an Odia daily), all 20 MPs and MLAs are facing more than one criminal charge pending against them.
The analysis of the affidavits of the candidates in 2004 Assembly election indicated that political parties opted for candidates having less criminal background. As per the Association for Democratic Reforms(ADR) report in 2004 Indian National Congress had 30 candidates with pending criminal charges out of total 136 contested, BJP had 19 out of 66, BJD had 22 out of 84 contested.
As per the report of the ADR, out of 1288 candidates who contested in 2009 Assembly election, 295 candidates had criminal cases against them while serious criminal cases like murder, kidnapping and extortion are pending against 191 candidates.
As stated by affidavits of 147 MLAs of the Assembly, 48 MLAs — that is, 33 per cent — have criminal cases pending against them. There are 11 Congress, 4 BJP and 27 BJD MLAs have pending criminal cases against them. Out of there 48 MLAs with pending criminal cases 31 have pending serious criminal cases against them. Party wise break up for MLAs with pending serious criminal cases - 7 of INC, 3 of BJP, 18 of BJD and 2 MLAs belonging to other parties. 
While ruling BJD MLA of Pipili Pradeep Maharathy has 29 cases pending against him, 23 against Sanakhemundi Congress MLA Ramesh Chandra Jena, 17 against G Udyagiri BJP MLA Monoj Kumar Pradhan, 12 agaisnt Biramitrapur MLA (independent) Gorge Tirkey, 7 each against Bonai BJP MLA Bhimsen Choudhury and BJD’s Nimapada MLA Sameer Ranjan Dash, five against Polsara BJD MLA Niranjan Pradhan, three against Bijepur Congress MLA  Subal Sahu and Parjang BJD MLA Dr Nrushingha Sahu, and two each against Anandpur BJD MLA Bhagirathy Sethy, Chandabali BJD MLA Bijaya Nayak, Kanabanjhi Congress MLA Santosh Singh Saluja, Jatni BJD MLA Bibhuti Bhusan Balabantaray, Brajarajnagar Congress  MLA Anup Kumar Sai, Kamakhyanagar  BJD MLA Prafull Kumar Malick, Bhatali BJD MLA Sushanta Singh and Phulbani BJD MLA Debendra Kahanr.
Similarly, Balangir BJD MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo has two criminal cases pending against him while one is pending against Kalahandi Congress MP Bhakta Charan Das.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

FOOD BILL NEEDS GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL MECHANISM’ Wednesday, 10 July 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

‘FOOD BILL NEEDS GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL MECHANISM’
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

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The Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC) and the Samuhik Bikash Manch in collaboration with the Odisha Khadya Adhikar Aviyan (OKAA) organised a consultation cum interface meeting on Food Security Bill and the people’s plan.
The meeting observed that the amended bill is too narrow in its approach and restricts the food requisites and if it becomes an act within six months, it can hardly meet the food security. Further, it does not specify any time frame for the rolling out of entitlements.
One of the most debatable points is that the Government states to provide nutritious food, but how can nutrition be ensured only by providing food grains like rice, wheat and coarse grain? The bill has only provision for cereals with no entitlements to basic necessities such as pulses and edible oil required to combat malnutrition. The bill entitles only 67 per cent of the population to subsidised food grains under the PDS which would continue with the legacy of dividing population into APL-BPL categories and the associated problem of unfair exclusion of 33 per cent of the food insecure households from the PDS.
Only the 2.5 crore households currently covered under the Antodaya Anna Yojana (10 per cent of the country’s population) will get 35 kg of food grains a month and the rest of the population entitled to PDS will get 5kg of food grains per month which accounts to 167 grams per a day. This is just a mockery of food security, the participants in the meeting observed.
“If we analyse the crop productivity of our State and the rise in upland cultivation of cash crops like maize, cotton etc where from will they get the coarse grains?  We are still ambiguous on consequences of direct cash transfer, entry of private contractors and commercial interests in the supply of food in ICDS especially insisting on specific norms related to food safety acts and micronutrient norms. Apart from all these, the bill has no strong grievance redress mechanism,” the participants viewed.
For the bill to be effective, there needs to be in place a strong, decentralized and independent grievance redress mechanism that includes Panchayat or Block level grievance redress officers with power to impose penalties on erring officials, demanded Samuhik Bikash Committee.
Among the eminent person present in the consultation were ACSO Khageswar Panda, State advisor to Supreme Court on Commission on Right to Food Rajkishor Mishra,, RCDC regional manager Amar Kumar Gouda, secretary Narendra Bohidar, Samuhik Bikash Manch, Balangir president Bisakha Bhanja, Gandhamardan Surakhya Action Committee president Tikendra Jal, District Jala Bandhu Network president Nakular Sahu, RCDC programme officers Jyoti Prakash Sahoo and Pramod Bagarti.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Balangir scribe’s father passes away

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Monday, 08 July 2013 | Pioneer | in Bhubaneswar
Balangir scribe’s father passes away
Balangir: Radhacharan Mishra, father of SMS mobile training and repairing founder and journalist Sudhir Mishra, passed away here after a heart attack. He was 73.  Widely known as an ideal teacher, he is survived by his wife Kiaphula Mishra and three sons. His last rites were performed at Bibhutipada after his elder son Hari Hara Mishra arrived from Mumbai.

Friday, July 5, 2013

My father Sri Radhachran Mishra died of massive heart attack on 3rd July 2013.

My father Sri Radhachran Mishra died of massive heart attack on 3rd July 2013.Miss you very much, DAD. His Ganaga Shraddha ceremony is scheduled to be held on 14th July in Balangir.