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Rabinarayan, an English Journalism Graduate from Indian Institute Of Mass Communication, New Delhi. He writes on hinterland Odisha. His interest lies in Politics and International Relations. He tweets @therabinarayan

Odisha-WB Begin Talks To Resolve Border Dispute

Balasore: Top officials of Odisha and West Bengal governments on Wednesday met at Dantan block office of West Medinipur district to discuss modalities over border dispute arising out of several villages near Jaleswar. The development comes as a relief for both the neighbour States after a prolonged border dispute between both states over 9 villages […]

Amid Border Row, Puri Shankaracharya Urges Govt To Maintain Cordial Relationship With Nepal

Puri: Shankaracharya of Govardhan Peeth in Puri, Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati has urged the government of India to remain amiable with Nepal amid the country’s escalating border row with the Himalayan country after it ‘unilaterally’ adopted a new national map including disputable regions of India. “Nepal is a Hindu nation and shares social, cultural, religious and […]

Social Activist Aditya Dash Found Dead On Railway Tracks In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: What was a shocking incident for many, body of a social activist and motivational speaker, Aditya Dash found on the railway tracks near Lingaraj Temple Station on Tuesday. Railway Police reached the spot and has initiated a probe into the matter, however, the reason behind his death is yet to be ascertained. According to […]

Aditya Dash
Aditya Dash's Death Case Takes New Twist, 'Murder' Angle On Scanner

Bhubaneswar: Autopsy report of social activist Aditya Dash on Thursday revealed that the motivational speaker had a fatal head injury which led to his death. Bhubaneswar GRP has initiated a murder probe into his mysterious death. The matter took a sharp turn after members of People For Seva, the charitable organisation founded by Aditya lodged […]

Beware Land Mafia! Odisha Launches 'BLUIS' To Check Land Encroachment

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Thursday unveiled Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligent System (BLUIS), a mobile based application to monitor illegal public land encroachment in Bhubaneswar municipal Corporation area. Under the 5T initiative, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launched 8 technology-driven solutions for General Administration & Public Grievance Department and Home Department to enhance public service delivery mechanism. […]

CMC Declares Old Rausapatana As Containment Zone

Cuttack: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) on Monday declared parts of Old Rausapatana in Ward No 27 as containment zone following detection of five new COVID-19 positive cases in the area. CMC Commissioner Ananya Das in a notification has released an indicative sketch map of the area for general awareness. As per the notification, all […]

  • Monday, 13 Jul 2020
  • CMC
Remains Of '6th-Century AD' Temple Come To Fore In Odisha's Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Deep in the woods of Sankhajodi forest reserve under Ranpur Division in Nayagarh, remains of a temple which is a reminiscent of Shaiva tradition with rich history and architecture of ancient Odisha has now come to limelight. No one knows much about its history of inception, but folklore says ‘Gangeswar’ temple dedicated to Lord […]

Several Parts Of Odisha Record Rain As Monsoon Remains Active

Bhubaneswar: Many parts in Odisha recorded rain as monsoon remained active for last 48 hours, said Meteorological Centre here. While Nuapada, Malkangiri, Jharsuguda, Debgarh and Angul experienced more than normal rainfall, Balasore, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Khurda and Puri experienced less than normal rainfall in last 48 hours. However, normal rainfall occurred in the rest of […]

Illicit Sand Mining Corroding Baitarani Banks, People Blame Govt Apathy

Bhadrak: Illegal sand mining on Baitarani river banks in Bhandaripokhari block of Bhadrak district has grown over the years and so is the district administration’s alleged inaction which has been encouraging unhindered loot of the resources. Bairatarini river flows through Bhandaripokhari, Dhamnagar, and Chandabali blocks of Bhadrak district. Every year floods create havoc in these […]

IMA Sounds Alarm On COVID-19 Community Transmission In India

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: India has already witnessed over a million COVID-19 cases which show the situation is grim on the ground. Indian Medical Association of India on Sunday observed that the community spread of the viral disease has already started in India and the situation is pretty bad in the country. The number of Covid-19 positive […]

10 Freedom Fighters From Odisha To Be Conferred With President’s Award

Bhubaneswar: On August 9 this year, on the occasion of Quit India Day which is also known as August Kranti Diwas, 10 freedom fighters from Odisha will receive the prestigious President’s Award for their contribution towards India’s freedom struggle against the British raj. This iconic ceremony takes place in Presidential Estate in Raisina Hill every […]

Mortal Remains Of Iconic Thespian Bijay Mohanty Consigned To Flames

Bhubaneswar: Ollywood fraternity and people across the aisle paid tearful homage to veteran Odia actor Bijay Mohanty at Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalay in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. Thereafter Mohanty’s mortal remains were taken to Satyanagar crematorium where he was laid to rest. Bijay Mohanty passed away at the age of 70 on Monday evening in a private […]

COVID19 Impact: Jatra Actress In Odisha Turns Fruit Seller

Bhubaneswar: Not only normal life has come to a grinding halt, it seems that hopes and dreams have also shattered into pieces after hitting the wall of COVID-19 pandemic. With economic activity coming to a standstill, hardly any sector or industry seems to have been spared let alone cinema and theatre. A portrait of such […]

No Need To Panic, COVID-19 Cases Likely To Come Down In Coming Weeks: Ganjam Collector 

Berhampur: Ganjam is seeing a steep rise in COVID19 cases due to intensive door-to-door health screening in the district, said Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange while allaying fears that there is nothing to panic and hopefully cases will come down in the coming weeks. As per the Health & Family Welfare Department, Ganjam has reported more […]

'Ivory Smuggling' Behind Elephant Deaths In Odisha; PCCF Demands Crime Branch Probe

Bhubaneswar: The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden of Odisha, Hari Shankar Upadhyay on Saturday sought a crime branch probe into the deaths of two elephants in Keonjhar and Boudh districts. Upadhyay informed, “There was a bullet wound on the elephant which found dead in Boudh, while the tusks of the elephant […]

  • Saturday, 25 Jul 2020
  • Boudh
COVID-19 Infection More Prevalent In Non-Slum Areas Of Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As of now, Bhubaneswar city has reported more COVID-19 cases from non-slum areas as compared to the slum pockets. According to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner, Prem Chandra Chaudhary 657 COVID positive cases have been reported from non-slum areas as against 201 cases from slums. “We are laying more emphasis on slum areas […]

Odisha-Born Painter PK Mahanandia Appointed Advisor For Swedish Art & Culture Dept

Bhubaneswar: Renowned Odia painter Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia has been appointed as Art advisor for Swedish Arts Council by its national government. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Sunday congratulated Mahanandia for his new role in the Swedish Arts Council and said, “His success has brought glory to our state and I wish him to achieve more […]

Iron Folic Acid Tablets To Be Distributed Among School Students In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Project Management of Mid Day Meal scheme has written letter to all district collectors directing to ensure unhindered distribution of Iron Folic Acid tablets to the students under National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI) programme during COVID-19 pandemic. As per the NIPI programme, Iron Folic Acid tablets coated with calorie & protein content […]

Opportunity Amidst Crisis: Migrants Help Co-Villagers Create 1 KM-Long Canal In Odisha

Kandhamal: Jimendra Pradhan & many of his other fellow residents of Guhibadi in Daringbadi block who once eked a handsome living outside Odisha are now jobless and staring at an uncertain future due to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Life has never been as hard on them as the past few months. But […]

Scanty Rains Spark Drought Fear Amid Covid Crisis In Odisha Districts

Subarnapur: Far from usual wetness, the ongoing monsoon in Odisha has rather been a dry affair. The State has witnessed a deficit of around 12% in the seasonal rainfall as compared to the long-term average. The situation is extremely severe in the coastal part of the State which has been the hardest hit region due […]