Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The beautiful Sunrise by Sudhir Mishra,30thApril Bolangir


BALANGIR STILL DEPRIVED OF MAHILA POLICE STATIONWednesday, 30 April 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

BALANGIR STILL DEPRIVED OF MAHILA POLICE STATION
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
People of Balangir have expressed deep concern that the State Government is yet to pay any heed to their longstanding demand for establishment of a Mahila police station here.“Mahila police stations have been opened all over the country but the State Government has turned deaf years to our demand,” said a social activist here.
He reminded that two years ago, Joint Registrar (Law) and Focal Point Human Rights Defender, NHRC AK Parashar had expressed concern at a Mahila Adhikar workshop held here over non opening of a Mahila police station in the district.
The situation is that women generally fear to go alone to a general police station to lodge a complaint if anything bad happens to her. While women crime is increasing in proportion to the population, a Mahila police station has been a need here, said a housewife.
However, the district police administration has not lost hope for the same.The proposal for opening a Mahila police station has been sent to Government, said Bolangir SP Ravi Prakash.

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HSC results in 8 websites,www.bseorissa.nic.in , www.manabadi.com , www.schools9.com ,www.indiaresults.com , www.bharatstudent.com , www.examresults.net , www.vidyavision.com and www.exam.etc.com . 3 SMS numbers

The results of the annual Odisha High School Certificate examinations which will be announced tomorrow at 8 AM, would also be available in eight websites and three SMS numbers, sources in the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) said today.
The eight websites in which the students can know their results are, www.bseorissa.nic.in , www.manabadi.com , www.schools9.com ,www.indiaresults.com , www.bharatstudent.com , www.examresults.net , www.vidyavision.com and www.exam.etc.com .
Besides, the Board has also made arrangements to enable the students to know their results through SMS in their mobile phones.
The three SMS numbers are as follows:
OR110 ()roll no-send to 52070/58888, OR10 () roll no-send to 5676850, OBSE()roll no-send to 54242.
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Odisha Sun Times BureauCuttack, Apr 29:)
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Monday, April 28, 2014

B’NGIR CIVIC BODY TO FOCUS ON RAINWATER HARVESTING Tuesday, 29 April 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

B’NGIR CIVIC BODY TO FOCUS ON RAINWATER HARVESTING
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Keeping in view the depletion of groundwater level in the town and to achieve optimum utilisation of rainwater, the Balangir Municipality would emphasise on approving the provision of the Rainwater Harvesting System in house building plan, said Balangir Municipality Executive Officer Santosh Kumar Behera.
It should be mentioned that in States like Tamil Nadu, the Rainwater Harvesting System in house building plan is a must to be approved by the urban local body. In addition, steps are afoot to clear the choked drainage in order to tackle artificial floods in rainy season, said Behera. Notably, the drainage system in all the 21 wards under the municipality have either been laying choked or marred by encroachments.
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Dark clouds Rains and illuminating Sun-rays after rain in Bolangir By SudhirMishra/Bolangir 28thApril(evening)2014

Today Evening(28thApril2014) at Bolangir had all the natural forces in action.There were dark clouds, thunderstorm ,rains again coming out of the clouds and spreading bright sun-rays.I captured few moments -- presenting it below --


Catch it by Sudhir Mishra /Bolangir28thApril2014


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Fast-growing parthenium poses health risk in Balangir June 04, 2011 12:05:44 PMSUDHIR MISHRA | Balangir

The partheniumweeds (28thApril2014 )inside hospital campus)

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Read this story which I had covered way back in 2011 about the health hazards  due to parthenium weeds  in Bolangir 
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Fast-growing parthenium poses health risk in Balangir
June 04, 2011   12:05:44 PM

SUDHIR MISHRA | Balangir

Much to the chagrin of the environmentalists, parthenium grass is growing fast and spreading to greater areas in Balangir town here. The grass is conspicuous wherever you go, be it inside the district headquarters hospital (DHH), PHD Office, inside the Ayurvedic College or any open field in the town.

Parthenium or congress grass or carrot weed is one of the most noxious weeds of the world belonging to the family of sunflower (asteraceae). It was accidentally introduced in India in the late 1950s. It now spreads over most part of the country sharing the niche of other plants.

“Its adaptability is amazing. Probably its long flowering pattern extending up to six to seven months is regulating the factor.

Neither ornamental nor edible, the weed is a curse of nature for human beings and other wild animals,” says a Lecturer in botany Aswini Rath. The parts of the weed, including the pollen, contain toxins called sesquiterpene lactones having parthenin and other phenolic acids (eg anisic acid, caffeic acid etc).

Direct contact induces severe skin allergy known as parthenium dermatitis in exposed parts, affecting hands, face, neck and even eye lids. Its management needs long-term corticosteroids administration in the patient. It is also known to cause asthma, bronchitis and hay-fever in man and livestock, Rath says further.

The plants should be uprooted before flowering and buried or killed with suitable weedicides or burnt to get rid of it, Rath opines. CDMO Dr PC Sahu says the weed causes skin allergies and aggravates asthma. But when asked about the fast growing weed inside the hospital premises, Sahu said, “I would certainly take steps to clear it very soon
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SudhirMishra
Journalist
The Pioneer
Balangir(Odisha)
94374-30812


According to report received Two Air condition machines are functioning in District Hq hospital now(as on today 27thApril 2014). Two more ACs are going to made functional soon .

On19thApril
I had posed in my blog /Sudhirmishrabolangir.blogspot.com/FB profile 
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Non functioningAC in Redcross cabins of District headquarter hospital inBolangir (19th April2014/5.30pm) by Sudhir Mishra
The Air condition machine installed in the Redcross cabin in the district headquarter Hospital is not functioning making the lives of patients further miserable in the sweltering summer
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After that I appraised the matter to hospital manager and district collector M.Muthukumar-.This matter was also highlighted in local vernacular daily )According to report received Two Air condition machines are functioning in District Hq hospital now(as on today 27thApril 2014). Two more ACs are going to made functional soon 

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

DROUGHT LIKELY TO HIT STATE THIS YEARThursday, 24 April 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Dear all
Another worst year (agriculture) is waiting us in-view of prediction of deficient rainfall in August--Now time has come for two things 1)conservation and optimum utilization of water and change in cropping pattern and adoption of SRI(System RiceIntensification ) method  and Line sowing methodof paddy  for better productivity -Read this news 
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DROUGHT LIKELY TO HIT STATE THIS YEAR
Thursday, 24 April 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
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While the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) is all set to forecast the dates for the onset of monsoon on Thursday, a senior agro-meteorologist of Odisha has predicted a drought in the State this year.
“Though the southwest monsoon will hit the State as usual by the second week of June, it is most likely that the monsoon will withdraw from the State by August-September causing severe damage to the kharif crops,” said agro-meteorologist and nodal officer of the Indian Meteorological Centre at the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) Dr Surendranath Pasupalak.
Dr Pasupalak said going by the data from 17 international meteorological centres, there is every possibility that the southwest monsoon would withdraw from Odisha in August and September due to El Nino effect and that would influence the monsoon flow in India and Indonesia in a significant way.
The El Nino is characterised by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific which influences the global weather system, he said, adding that since the El Nino is expected to intensify by the second week of August, it will have an adverse effect on the wind flow and the monsoon across the ocean.
He also said if the effect of El Nino reaches high in August, it will force the monsoon to withdraw from Odisha.“That is bad news because August is usually the peak time for paddy cultivation and withdrawal of monsoon would severely hit the paddy crop. Although the State will receive the average quantum of annual rainfall, it would not help the farmers as there would be excess rainfall in June and July. As a result, the possibility of floods in the State cannot be ruled out,” Dr Pasupalak said.
It may be mentioned here that despite average rainfall in the State last year, drought had hit as many as 39 Panchayats. Meanwhile, the Centre, acting on the monsoon predictions of a number of international Met centres, has begun working on possible measures to tackle drought and has asked the Agriculture Secretaries of various States to formulate action plans in anticipation of the threat.
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The floating clouds over mountain by Sudhir Mishra



Thursday, April 17, 2014

THANKS TO NHRC, 8 OSTRACISED DALITS COULD CAST VOTES Friday, 18 April 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

THANKS TO NHRC, 8 OSTRACISED DALITS COULD CAST VOTES
Friday, 18 April 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

In order to ensure safety and security of eight voters of three ostracised dalit bonded labourer families in Puri district, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday evening issued a direction to the State Home Department in this regard which was implemented within one hour.
Due to the NHRC’s immediate response, members of the families headed by Surendra Sethi, Maguni Sethi and Hina Sethi of Birakesharipur under Kanas block in the district, who were ostracised by the villagers few months ago, were able to cast their votes on Thursday without fear as a team of special police force escorted them till their return from the polling booth.
According to reports, human rights activist Baghambar Pattanaik had on Wednesday evening filed a complaint with the NHRC after the family members expressed their interest to cast votes.The NHRC immediately registered a case and directed the Special Secretary of the Home Department to take necessary steps in the matter.The Home Department, accordingly, immediately instructed Puri SP Anup Kumar Sahoo, who asked Gadishagoda police station IIC Tapan Das to contact the ousted families.
All the process from filing the complaint with NHRC by the activist to the contact with the victims by the IIC was completed within an hour on Wednesday.As a result, a team of Special Police Force led by the local IIC escorted the family members to their polling booth at Birakesharipur where they exercised their franchise before returning to the street again with that police team.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

‘Open Mahila police station in Balangir’ MONDAY, 20 AUGUST 2012 00:03 SUDHIR MISHRA IN BALANGIR HITS: 0

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Even though the Supreme Court has given a judgment and directed all the Government departments to form a five-member committee to prevent sexual exploitation of working women in Government offices, no such committee has been formed in Balangir district.
This was observed by Joint Registrar (Law) and Focal Point Human Rights Defender, NHRC, New Delhi AK Parashar while speaking at the Mahila Adhikar Siksha Sibir organised jointly by the Human Rights Front and the Odisha State Commission for Women here on Saturday.
Parashar said that in that committee there would be five members of whom three would be women. Besides, there would be members from social service sectors along with their phone numbers. After formation of the committee, it has to be notified in each office so that if a working woman wants to lodge any complaint she would contact them too and lodge her complaint in case any sexual harassment.
Even though Mahila police stations have been opened all over the country, Balangir district has not a single Mahilapolice station so far and it should be opened as early as possible, said Parashar.
Among others, Balangir SP R Praksh, Chairperson of State Commission for Women Jyoti Panigrahi, Manoj Jena and Sakuntala Bhoi spoke on various provisions of IPC, steps to be taken in cases of violation of women’s rights, various provisions to redress grievances of women, steps by the Women’s Commission and the NHRC and legal provisions against domestic violence.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

All schools to be cover under E-education by 2018 in India.Rotarain Rakesh Chaturvedi

12th April2014
All schools to be cover under E-education by 2018 in India.Rotarain Rakesh Chaturvedi
Bolangir
After successful eradication of Polio from India, The Rotary International is involved in Government of India’s eradication of Illiteracy programme from the India and entire  and South Asia which was launched in 14thDecember2013 in New Delhi and all schools to be cover under this E-Education programme This was announced to media men by District Governor Rotarian Rajendra Chouwdhury in Bolangir today
This E-education programme has three major components which includes school infrastructure development, child development and immunization and promotion of E-learning, in schools all over India. The Government of India in principles has decided to cover all the schools of India under the E- learning by 2018.Choudhary said  further
The E-learning scheme consist of a computer, projector and a screen and the total cost of rupees 40, 000, which can be reduced further by adopting modern gadgets. A Pune based organization is going to develop software in all major Indian language within next six month. Choudhary said further
Sri Chowudhary praised the effort of Bolangir Rotary club in eradication of Polio from societyRajendra  Pansari president of the club announced that his family would take the renovation of Dharmshala near hospital.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

For the first time a total of 2492migrant labour returned to Bolangir to cast their vote through 30 labour contactors /Bolangir Parliamentary constituency records 74.94%voting =================

Bolangir
11thApril2014
74.94%polling recorded in Bolangir Parliamentary constituency
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The Bolangir parliamentary constituency recorded a brisk polling of 74.94%poliing in the just concluded election to lok Sabha and Assembly on 10thApril . This was announced to media men by District Collector. M. Muthukumar in a press conference today evening which started almost one hour late.
The details of polling percentage and total vote polled are given in the table below
Name of the Constituency
Total votes polled
%votes
Birmaharajpur
1,47092
79.11%
Sonepur
1,80,848
78%
Loisingha
1,58 721
75.31
Patanagarh
1,83,013
72.43
Bolangir
1,54,445
72.38
Titiligarh
1,69,897
75.1
Kantabanji
1,74,661
72.3

11,68,677
74.94%

The Bolangir district recorded a 73.50%votes .
There were  poll boycott in five booths namely boothno172inPatnagarhblock, booth no 45 in Loisingha and in 19,20 and 39 booths in Titilagarh assembly segments .
There was no poll violence in the district and election was completed in a free, fair and peaceful manner and M.Muthukumar thanked all the polling, security and other personnel involved in this exercise.
For dereliction of poll duty by government employees 21FIR have been lodged against them and strict action would be taken Muthukumar said.
For the first time a total of 2492migrant labour returned to Bolangir to cast their vote through 30 labour contactors

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

TWO DIE WHILE COMING TO VOTE IN B’NGIRFriday, 11 April 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

TWO DIE WHILE COMING TO VOTE IN B’NGIR
Friday, 11 April 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar 
Two persons died while going to cast their votes in Balangir district on Thursday. The incidents apparently took place due to intense heat.Sources said a 70-year-old woman, Dhira Bag, collapsed 100 metre from the booth and died on the spot while she was coming to cast her vote at Khujenpali village.“I have ordered an inquiry into this incident after getting reports from media and waiting for the probe report,” said Deputy Collector Anita Panda.In the other incident, Keshab Putel (55) also collapsed and died at Pandamunda village in Patnagarh block while he was standing in a queue to cast his vote at the booth.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FREED BONDED LABOURERS SEEK TO CAST VOTE Thursday, 10 April 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

FREED BONDED LABOURERS SEEK TO CAST VOTE
Thursday, 10 April 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

The Dadan Goti Shramik Suraksha Manch on Tuesday submitted a five-point charter of demands to all the candidates belonging to the BJD, the Congress and the BJP seeking elections to the Assembly and Lok Sabha seats in Balangir, Bargarh and Nuapada districts.
Manch leaders Sudhanidhi Podh, Kartika Sabar and Laxmana Dip submitted the memorandum.The demands are immediate rehabilitation assistance for the freed bonded labourers as per the Bonded Labour System Abolition Act 1976, jobs to ensure livelihood of their families, Government land be provided to them free-of-cost, inclusion of their families in the BPL list and ensuring them of voting rights in the general elections.There are around 1,200 bonded labourers in the State who are yet to get their rehabilitation assistance, sources said.

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491 B’NGIR MIGRANT LABOURERS RETURN TO CAST VOTES Thursday, 10 April 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Bolangir
10th April 2014
DEAR ALL,
I ENCLOSE THE PUBLISHED IN THE PIONEER FOR YOUR PERUSAL .WHEN I FIRST POSTED THE NEWS (9TH MARCH,2014) AND later on 23rd MARCH- THAT BOLANGIR DISTRICT MAGISTRATE WANTS MIGRANTS BACK  FOR VOTING  IT EVOKE A LOT OF CRITICISM AND NOBODY WAS READY TO BELIEVE.
FINALLY 491 MIGRANTS HAVE ARRIVED AND THE TOTAL NUMBER MAY GOES UP TO 1000.
1) LEGALLY THIS YEAR 21855 LABOUR HAVE MIGRATED THROUGH LICENSE CONTRACTORs -WITHIN 10 DAYS ONLY 491 LABOUR RETURNED-
2) THE BRICK KILN OWNER AGREED TO BEAR THEIR TRAVEL EXPENSE -IT SAT A PRECEDENT THAT IF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION DESIRES IT CAN BRING BACK MIGRANT LABOURERS FROM BRICK KILNS FOR VOTING.
CRITICISM of a point /subject IS EASY. However  STREAMLINING THE ADMINISTRATIVE MACHINERY AND DOING SOMETHING IS REALLY DIFFICULT.
3) I HAD   WRITTEN SEVERAL STORIES ON MIGRANT MISS VOTING -IN 2009-ELECTION.NOW I CAN SAY WITH SINCERE EFFORT IT CAN BE CHECKED/REDUCED 
4) THIS effort WAS NOT  my PRIMARY responsibility  I HAVE DONE UP TO THIS LEVEL- REST   IS UP TO ALL, FOR FUTURE COURSE OF ACTION.
5) ALL THIS HAS BEEN POSSIBLE THANKS TO EDITOR OF THE PIONEER,SRI SPNANDA,NEWS BUREAU PEOPLE OF THE PIONEER ,FOR THEIR SUPPORT 
WITH BEST WISHES
yours
SUDHIR MISHRA /PIONEER/BOLANGIR
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491 B’NGIR MIGRANT LABOURERS RETURN TO CAST VOTES
Thursday, 10 April 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

A total of 491 migrant labourers returned from various brick kilns of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to their villages in Balangir district till Wednesday to cast their vote in the April 10 polls. The labourers included 25 migrant labourers who came from three brick kilns of Hyderabad to their homes in Bongomunda under Tureikela block in the district.
The labourers were brought back after consultation with their brick kiln owners while labour contactor Arjun of Kantabanji played a key role in facilitating their return after district Collector M Muthukumar initiated steps to bring them back so that they could exercise their franchise in the April 10 general elections.
The process to bring back the migrants had started during an informal discussion between Collector Muthukumar, Balangir SP Ravi Prakash and The Pioneer correspondent Sudhir Mishra which was highlighted first in The Pioneer. After the newspaper reports, a meeting was held being attended by the Collector, the District Labour Officer, labour contractors of the district and mediapersons on March 23.
The Collector told the contactors to bring the labourers back so that they could cast their votes. The Collector also wrote letters to his counterparts in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. There was a lot of apprehension among many people whether these migrant labourers could be brought back to cast their votes. While 25  labourers have arrived, there were reports of more of them coming from Hyderabad.
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