Archive for May, 2018

‘Rangabati’ music composer Prabhudatta Pradhan passes away

Following is a report from the TOI:

Music composer of popular Sambalpuri song Rangabati, Prabhudatta Pradhan, today passed away at his residence in Odisha following prolonged illness, family sources said.
Active in the field of music for 45 years, Pradhan had popularised Sambalpuri music and had bagged 14 prestigious awards for his contribution in the field of Samabalpuri music.

He had expertise in percussion instruments like ‘Dhol’ and ‘Mandal’.

The Rangabati song which earned him fame in 1975, was written by Mitrabhanu Gountia and sung by Jitendra Haripal and Krishna Patel.

He is survived by wife and two sons Ashish and Aseem.

Born in 1943, Prabhudatta started learning music under his father at the age of three. He was influenced by his father late Pravas Chandra Pradhan to sing bhajans or Hindu religious songs at home even though they were Christians. Pradhan learnt tabla from Pandit Jadunath Supkar at Benaras in Uttar Pradesh. He had joined the All India Radio (AIR), Sambalpur station as an instrumentalist in 1969.

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May 31, 2018 at 4:07 am Leave a comment

Foundation stone laid for LPG bottling plant at Balangir

Following is a report from the telegraphindia.com:

Bhubaneswar: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) will set up an LPG bottling plant in Balangir. This will be the BPCL’s second LPG bottling plant in Odisha.

Union minister of petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan will lay the foundation stone for the proposed plant on May 21. Union minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot will also be present on the occasion.

Regional LPG manager (east) Atul Kumar said: “We are committed to provide LPG gas to our consumers on time. We already have an LPG bottling plant at Khurda. This will be our second plant in the state that is going to be constructed in Balangir.”

The new LPG bottling plant will be constructed at Barkhani village, around 12km from Balangir railway station. The plant will come up on 23 acres and will have the capacity to produce 42 lakh cylinders per year. The plant is expected to be operational by March 2020.

Once commissioned, the plant will supply LPG cylinders to the consumers in 14 districts of Odisha – Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Raygada and Nuapada.

May 22, 2018 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

Centre nod for admission in a 100-seat Balangir Govt. Medical College

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May 22, 2018 at 1:53 am Leave a comment

Odisha govt releases Rs 202 crore for proposed Kalahandi medical college and hospital

Following is a report from the TOI:

BHUBANESWAR: The state government has sanctioned and released Rs 202.39 crore for the proposed medical college and hospital in Kalahandi district.
With infusion of funds, the construction of the medical college will start soon, health minister Pratap Jena said.

The tertiary care heath institution will fulfill long-time aspirations of the people of the region. The people of the district and nearby regions will no longer have to travel to cities for advanced and specialised treatment, thereby saving on out-of-pocket expenditure on health.

It will also usher in a new era of socio-economic development in the region.

The minister said the project will be undertaken on Turnkey basis under supervision of works department. The state budget has allocated Rs 302.39 crore for the MCH and tendering process is set to begin soon. Ancilliary establishments like 300 seat men’s hostel and 150 seat women’s hostel, 100 senior resident and 60 seat hostel for nurses will also be constructed along with 86 residential quarters for faculty members and doctors. Besides, 150 seat nursing hostel, 36 quarters for paramedical staff and a 650 seat state-of-the-art auditorium will be constructed.

The construction of the hospital building will be undertaken by Vedanta Limited as per agreement with state Government. The cost of the project is estimated at Rs 100 crore to be borne by the company.

Jena said the Kalahandi Medical College is targetted to be completed and ready within two years.

The Kalahandi MCH will add 100 MBBS doctors to the strength in the state every year.

May 15, 2018 at 12:48 am Leave a comment


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