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Author Diptiranjita Patra

An M.Phil in Anthropology from Berhampur University, Dipty Ranjita Patra has more than 7 years of industry experience as a journalist. She has a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack. She began her career as the Copy editor-cum-Reporter with 'The Pioneer' newspaper and has also worked as Associate Producer in 'News 18 Odia'.

The Struggle Continues! Kandhamal PDS Beneficiaries Climb Hilly Terrains To Collect Rice

You must be wondering where these people are going? They are the beneficiaries of the Public Distribution system (PDS) who are forced to cover a long distance through hilly terrain to avail rice and other foodgrains.

  • Thursday, 28 Sep 2023
Artisan From Nashik Crafts 33500 Mini Ganesh Idols On Betel Nuts and Nails

On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, an artisan from Nashik has carved miniature idols of Lord Ganesh using betel nuts and nails. Sanjay has been doing this work for more than 27 years now. So far, he has made mind-boggling 33,500 such sculptures.

  • Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
Chennai's Kolathur Welcomes 42-ft Ganesh Idol Crafted From Peepal Leaves Adorned With 30,000 Lamps

Chennai's Kolathur Welcomes 42-ft Ganesh Idol Crafted From Peepal Leaves Adorned With 30,000 Kubera Vilakku (Lamp)

  • Tuesday, 19 Sep 2023
On Ganesh Chaturthi, Temple In Bengaluru Decorated Using Currency Notes & Coins Worth Lakhs

A temple in Bengaluru has been decorated with currency notes and coins worth Rs 2.56 crore. The Sri Sathya Ganapathy Temple in Bengaluru's JP Nagar decorated using hundreds of coins and currency notes. The decorations include Rs 500, Rs 200, Rs 100, Rs 50, Rs 20 and Rs 10 notes along with coins.

No Motorable Road
Sans Road, Pregnant Woman Carried On Cot, Delivers Baby On Way To Hospital

Another instance of a pregnant woman being carried on cot surfaced from Malkangiri’s Swabhiman Anchal. On Wednesday (September 29), a woman from the bordering areas of Khajuriguda experienced labour pain. Her family members called 108 ambulance services to avail medical facility from Janbai hospital.

PM Vishwakarma Scheme Launching On Sep 17: Who All Will Benefit? 18 Traditional Crafts To Be Covered

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the PM Vishwakarma scheme on September 17 on the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti, for the benefit of traditional artisans. Incidentally, September 17 is also PM Modi's birthday. In his August 15 speech, Modi had announced the scheme, which was cleared by the union cabinet soon after. The scheme will be fully funded by the Centre with an outlay of Rs 13,000 crore.

Aditya-L1 Snaps Selfie Pics Of Earth & Moon
Aditya-L1 Clicks Selfie, Stunning Images Of Earth And Moon

India's Aditya-L1 spacecraft has captured a selfie and stunning images of Earth and the Moon from space as it loops around the planet ahead of leaving for its destination, Lagrange Point 1.

  • Thursday, 07 Sep 2023
  • ISRO
PM Modi Shares Adorable Raksha Bandhan Moments
PM Modi Celebrates Raksha Bandhan With School Children, Shares Adorable Moments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan with school children at his residence. The PM shared adorable moments with the school girls and greeted them with smile while also engaging in cute conversation.

China Includes Arunachal, Aksai Chin In Its New Map, Causes Furore Across India

China has officially released the 2023 edition of its “standard map” incorporating the contentious territories including its claims over Arunachal Pradesh, Aksai Chin region, Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea.

  • Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023
  • China
National Handloom Day: There’s Magic In The Hands Of This Subarnapur Weaver

Subarnapur district in Odisha has earned a unique identity worldwide for its distinct handloom designs. From the mathematics saree donned by Bollywood star Vidya Balan to friendship sarees, the weavers in the western Odisha district have been weaving magic since ages.

  • Monday, 07 Aug 2023
Temporary Bridge Washed  Away After Rains In Odisha
3 Villages In Odisha’s Gajapati Cut-off From Mainland After Bridge Gets Washed Away

A temporary wooden bridge over Harbhangi river in Mohana was washed away after incessant rainfall swelled the river in Gajapati district. People of three villages are now cut-off from rest of the world as the bridge was the only means for communication by road.

  • Saturday, 29 Jul 2023
Concerns Grow Over Falling  Tiger Population In Odisha!!!
Odisha To Hold Tiger Census By October This Year, Elephant Census To Begin By May 2024

The Odisha government will hold tiger and elephant census to ascertain the exact number of tigers and jumbos in the State. While the tiger census exercise will begin in October this year and will continue for one and a half months, the elephant census would be conducted in May 2024.

Rain Turns Road Into Puddle, Villagers Sow Paddy On Path As Protest

Residents of a village in Mayurbhanj staged a novel protest on Friday to show their fury against absence of a proper motorable road to the area.

PM Modi’s Video Goes Viral As Opposition Moves No Confidence Motion In Parliament

As the Opposition alliance moved a no-confidence motion against the govt on Wednesday, a video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a statement five years back has gone viral. The NDA has called it PM Modi's 'prediction' to gauge the next move of Opposition.

One More Gate Of Srimandir To Open
Paschim Dwara Of Puri Jagannath Temple To Reopen From July 24

One more gate of Puri Jagannath Temple will reopen from July 24. The Paschim Dwara of the 12th century shrine will be opened for residents of Puri. Sub Collector of Puri, Bhabatarana Sahoo informed about the development saying that residents of Puri can enter the shrine by showing their identity proof.

Odisha 8th Poorest  State In Country
Over 62 Lakh Escaped Poverty In Last 5 Years In Odisha, But State 8th Poorest In Country

Odisha has been ranked as the eighth poorest state in India in the NITI Aayog’s ‘National Multidimensional Poverty Index. The NITI Aayog’s ‘National Multidimensional Poverty Index: A Progress of Review 2023’ report was released in New Delhi on July 17. The report says 62 lakh 62 thousand people in the state have moved out of poverty in the last five years. However, the position of the state has continuously been worsening.

Yamuna Touches Taj Mahal  Walls After 45 Yrs
For First Time In 45 Years, Yamuna Waters Reach Walls Of Taj Mahal

River Yamuna is witnessing record-breaking floods this year after Monsoon havoc in North Indian states. Even though the water level has receded in the river today, its floodwaters have touched the walls of the world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra on Monday.

  • Tuesday, 18 Jul 2023
Odisha Dips In  Shiva Devotion
Bol Bom: Shiva Devotion Reverberates All Over Odisha On 2nd Shravan Monday

Odisha celebrates the second Monday of auspicious Shravan month today Shiva devotion with chants of Bol Bom reverberate in shrines across the state on the occasion Shiva temples teem with devotees and kawariyas for prayers and jalabhisekh of Mahadev

  • Monday, 17 Jul 2023
‘Vijayee Bhava’  Chandrayaan-3
Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Wishes ‘Vijayee Bhava’ For Chandrayaan-3 With Magnificent Sand Art

History will be made in few hours time when India launches Chandrayan-3 from her soil. The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch the iconic mission to moon from Sriharikota at 2.30 PM.

  • Friday, 14 Jul 2023
Some Interesting Facts About Chandrayaan-3
Chandrayaan-3 Launch Countdown: Some Interesting Facts About Historic India’s Moon Mission

India’s historic Chandrayaan-3 mission is scheduled to take off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra at 2.30 pm today. Here’s a quick look at the journey of the country’s ambitious lunar expedition and some interesting facts. Chandrayaan mission conceived by Govt of India was announced on Aug 15, 2003 by then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  • Friday, 14 Jul 2023