Archive for December, 2010

MLAs support for Orissa high court bench in Western Orissa

Following is a report from

BHUBANESWAR: Members cutting across party lines are unanimous on the establishment of a bench of the Orissa High Court in Western Orissa but opinion is divided on its location. While the treasury benches blamed Centre for the delay in opening an HC bench, the opposition Congress accused the State Government of lack of sincerity.

Senior Congress member Santosh Singh Saluja raised the issue in the afternoon session through a point of order. He alleged that the inordinate delay in establishing a HC bench in western Orissa is a glaring example of the step-motherly treatment to the region by the people of coastal belt.

 Justifying the demand for a High Court bench in Western Orissa, Saluja  said people were facing a lot of difficulties for attending court cases. They  have to travel a long distance of over 500 km to attend the High Court and many poor people do not have the financial capacity to meet the travelling and lodge expenses.

 He said the Jaswant Singh Commission had recommended for a bench of the Orissa High Court and Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily during his recent visit to the State had given a favourable opinion. The Orissa High Court has also written to the State Government several times seeking its opinion on the matter. But the Government is yet to take the initiative. He urged the Government to recommend the matter to the Centre.

BJP Legislature Party leader KV Singhdeo accused the Government  of playing politics on the issue. The Government should immediately make  an announcement on the establishment of the HC bench if it is really  concerned for the people of Western Orissa, he added.

 Blaming the Centre for the delay, Niranjan Pujari, BJD, said though the Union Law Minister favoured the demand for a separate bench, this required the approval of Parliament. However, the Centre has done  nothing on the matter. He, however, wanted  the proposed HC bench at Sonepur.  Former Minister Padmanabha Behera supported Pujari saying Sonepur is centrally located.

 Naba Kishore Das, Congress, demanded that the High Court bench be located at Jharsuguda. His party colleagues Gobardhan Das and Anup Sai, however, wanted the benches at Bhawanipatna and Brajrajnagar. Congress MLA Surendra Singh Bhoi said any location would be acceptable.  Government Chief Whip Rabi Narayan Pani flayed the differences among the members before a decision is taken on the proposed High Court bench.


December 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

I Am Kalam by Nila Madhab Panda won the young jury award at the International Film Festival of India

Following report is from the Samaja:

Following is the promo of  “I am Kalam”:

December 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

Suryakanti Naik rewrote destiny with her right leg

Following report is from

BALANGIR: Hers is a case of determination that can move mountains. Suryakanti Naik (21) of Gariamunda village under Birmaharajpur block in Sonepur district was born with deformed hands. As Sikshya Sahayak at her village primary school today she shoulders the responsibility of her entire

family. She always wanted to become a trained teacher and her willpower saw her through all obstacles of  life.

“Since childhood I was agile. My mother always knew that I would rewrite my destiny,” said Suryakanti. Her mother used to guide her when she began writing with her right leg.She wrote all her board exams using her leg and came out with flying colours in CET examination. Joint Secretary of Research Academy for Rural Enrichment (RARE) Ambuja Bihari Satpathy said Suryakanti is an example for other disabled. “She is a real source of inspiration,” added Satpathy.

December 4, 2010 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

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