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December 29, 2017

Untouchability lives on! Dead body lies unattended for 2 days

Malkangiri: Regressive practices like untouchability and casetism continue to rear their ugly heads every now and then in Odisha. One such inhuman episode was reported from Nuaguda Village under Gobindapalli Panchayat in Khairaput Block of…

Triple Talaq Bill Needs Relook

The triple talaq bill passed by the Lok Sabha has evoked extreme reactions on either side of the political, social and gender divide. On the one side are the BJP and its supporters, women’s organizations speaking for Muslim women like…

Land mutation process goes online in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In accordance to CM’s 3Ts - Teamwork, Technology, Transparency- framework, the Revenue department today launched the online facility for mutation of land in 38 tehsils. Revenue minister Maheswar Mohanty inaugurated the…

Ivory crafts to adorn gallery at Odisha State Museum

Bhubaneswar: Visitors can now get a glimpse of intricate art works on tusks as a dedicated ivory crafts gallery was inaugurated at Odisha State Museum on its 60th Foundation Celebrations here on Friday. The museum was earlier having a…

Birthday gift! Nandankanan gets a Himalayan Bear enclosure

Bhubaneswar: A Himalayan Black Bear enclosure was inaugurated at Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar here today on the occasion of its 58th foundation day. Odisha Forest and Environment Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra…

Risking life, youths have field day irritating jumbos

Athagarh: Without realising the risk involved, some youths were seen posing for selfies with a herd of wild elephants near Baula in Khuntuni range under Athagarh forest division. A visual capturing the risky encounter showed youths getting…

Elli finds Akshay Kumar a brave actor

Mumbai: Actress Elli AvrRam considers Akshay Kumar to be a brave actor for doing socially relevant films. Akshay, who is now being associated with movies that have patriotism as the theme, will soon be seen on the big screen in the film…

New skin patch may help reduce body fat

Singapore: Researchers have developed a new type of skin patch that may reduce body fat and obesity by turning energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. According to the researchers, brown fats are found in babies and they…