Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The step by step build-up to pulling the plug on the controversial bauxite mining venture will reach its penultimate phase on Friday when the Forest Advisory Committee under the environment ministry is to take a call on the N C Saxena report recommending a ban on Vedanta's operations.
The FAC is unlikely to go against the grain of Saxena committee's report which is seen as well-argued. Importantly, one of the members of the FAC, Amita Baviskar, also happens to be on the Saxena panel.
The FAC's recommendation would then allow the environment ministry (read: Jairam Ramesh) to take a final call on aluminium czar Anil Aggarwal's ambitious project in Orissa. Indications are that Ramesh, but for a political intervention, will reject the proposal for a clearance to state-owned Orissa Mining Corporation to dig out bauxite for the Vedanta aluminium refinery project. In fact, the findings are such that they may even lead the minister to block construction of the refinery.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Sambalpur MP Amarnath Pradhan has demanded the setting up of an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Sambalpur.
He said that Sambalpur is the nerve centre of western Odisha and it has the entire infrastructure to facilitate an IIM. Pradhan said that the Union Government should create more opportunities for students in the State by opening at least one IIM in Odisha.
Recently, the standing committee on HRD in its report had asked the Centre to increase the number of seats in the existing IIMs. Pradhan said that as the State is witnessing rapid industrialisation, the necessity for setting up an IIM is increasingly felt. He said majority of the mega projects are coming up in western Odisha and to meet the requirements of these industries, an IIM is very much needed, said the MP.
It may be pointed out that Odisha has all along demanded an IIM and the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) has never been kind to the State since the days of Arjun Singh. Though Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal is not having such negative feeling, he has not been generous to the State, said a senior official.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Report by Pragyan Das, Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday informed the House that the Airports Authority of India has already agreed to develop Jharsuguda Airport to a full fledged one and for which the latter has also asked 815 acres of land free of cost.
Replying to a starred question of legislature Sanjib Kumar Pradhan, the Chief Minister said two airports in the State one at Bhubaneswar and another at Jharasuguda are under the control of management of the Airports authority of India.
The Chief Minister informed that the Authority considering the proposal of the State Government of developing Jharasuguda Airport to a full fledged Airport, has asked for additional land of 815 acres free of cost. However, a maximum of 734 acres of land is available near the Airport which includes 418 of Private land. So, the Authority has been requested to scale down their requirement of land through a reasonable estimate. They have also been asked to intimate a firm commitment to complete the expansion project of the Airport within a period of two years from the date of receipt of the additional land and a reply to this effect is awaited, he said.
Regarding Biju Patnaik Airport , the Chief Minister said the State Government is considering a proposal of the Authority for providing additional land measuring about 23 acres for construction of parallel taxi track and development of 300 meters basic strip for Biju Patnaik Airport here.
Welcome to KOSAL
"Aamar Sanskruti Aamar Gaurav"
Welcome to the land of culture "Koshal" . Koshal is the land of great warriors. The land of Maharaja's.The land of Maa Samalei, World famous sambalpuri saree , great teracotta works, land of tantrik Vidya, world famous Sambalpuri music and dance.
Koshal consists of ten beautiful districts..
The motto of this community is to bring all the young warriors of koshal to a common platform from where they can initiate the process to preserve the great Koshali culture and swear to free our motherland koshal from atrocities..
So friends lets join hand and do something extraordinary to create a separate identity of us across the globe and create a separate koshal state,full of prosperity and impartiality.
We Consider Kosali language as the mother of Oriya language, the origin of kosali language was found by the historians from Subarnapur in Stambheswari inscription of 12th century A.D. The Kosali language is spoken by about 2 crores of people in the entire KBK belt and Western Orissa and part of A.P., M.P., Chhatisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. It is a matter of regret that the Government of Orissa has not taken any interest to improve the standard of Kosali (Sambalpuri) language.
KOSAL COMMUNITY STRONGLY DEMANDS THAT THE KOSALI(SAMBALPURI) LANGUAGE SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE ENLISTED IN THE 8TH SCHEDULE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA
So start sharing your views on Koshal.....