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Sabyasachi Kundu

Sabyasachi Kundu


The author teaches biochemistry in a medical college at Manipal University. He has a graduate certificate in public policy from Takshashila Institution. He writes mainly on policy matters, social i ...more

The author teaches biochemistry in a medical college at Manipal University. He has a graduate certificate in public policy from Takshashila Institution. He writes mainly on policy matters, social issues and higher education.


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Man kills wife, threatens others from atop a tree

Kalahandi: In a bizarre incident, a man created a flutter by climbing atop a tree soon after killing his wife at Kuriguma village under Jayapatna Police limits in the district on Sunday. The accused has...

Armed Maoists kill villager, release 2 others in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A group of Maoists allegedly killed one person and released two other persons, whom they had kidnapped on Friday suspecting them to be police informers. The deceased has been identified as Guja Kobasi, while...

In a first, Odisha organises Parent-Teacher meet in govt schools

Bhubaneswar/Puri: Concerned over sharp decline in enrolment and other issues, parent-teacher meetings were organised for the first time in government schools across Odisha today. As per reports, several key issues including attendance of students, their...

Robbery bid foiled as security alarm goes off in Cuttack

Cuttack: An attempt by a group of miscreants to execute robbery at State Bank of India (SBI) branch located at Mangalabag area in Cuttack was foiled on Thursday night after security alarm of the bank...

Fake OJEE advertisements: Complaint filed by engineering colleges

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to lure students seeking admission into engineering courses through Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE), a fake advertisement in a newspaper has stoked concerns among colleges and students. The OJEE authorities have...

Odisha introduces ‘smart books’ for school students

Cuttack: For the first time, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has introduced Quick Response (QR) codes on textbooks for class IX and X students in Odisha. The QR codes will help the students to...

Dreaded criminal Timan, three associates arrested in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir: The Bolangir Sadar police on Tuesday nabbed dreaded criminal Timan Kumbhar and his three associates- Dharmendra Jali, Anirudh Dalbehera and Trinath Sagar near Patia area in the capital city. This apart, five mobile phones...

Extortion gang busted in Bhubaneswar; 6 arrested

Bhubaneswar: Saheed Nagar police on Tuesday busted an extortion gang in the capital city and arrested six members of the gang. As per reports, the extortionists were involved in the Tankapani Road firing incident, where...

Anganwadi workers accuse Boipariguda CDPO of seeking bribe

Koraput: Anganwadi workers of Boipariguda block in Koraput district have accused the block Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Surama Mohapatra of seeking bribe (percentage or PC known in local parlance). The All Odisha Anganwadi Workers’...

Odisha Lokayukta appeals people to make State corruption-free

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lokayukta chairperson Justice Ajit Singh on Monday urged the people of the state to make Odisha a corruption-free state by filing complaints against corrupt government officials directly. Addressing a press meet, Justice Singh...

Tantrik makes vain attempts to resurrect dead woman in Bargarh

Bargarh: In yet another instance of blind faith, a family in Bargarh district sought the help of a tantrik to revive a dead woman. As per reports, the family members of one Saptashila Bhoi had...

50 days on, several Fani-hit villages in Puri still without electricity

Puri: Even though 50 days have passed since the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani hit coastal Odisha, people in several villages in Puri district are still forced to live in dark as power supply is...

Last rites of Odia IAF officer Sunit Mohanty performed

New Delhi : The last rites of Odia Flight Lieutenant Sunit Mohanty, who died aboard the Indian Air Force (IAF) transport aircraft AN-32 that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3, were performed with full...

Schools reopen, but Fani restoration work continues in Odisha

Puri: Amidst much chaos, schools across Odisha reopened after summer vacation today. However, it was not an easy affair for the students particularly in the cyclone Fani-affected districts owing to non-completion of restoration works in...

Bhubaneswar airport to get 2 more aerobridges soon

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to resolve the hassles faced by passengers, two more aerobridges will be constructed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here, informed Airport Authority of India (AAI) chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra today....

Murder convict escapes from Karanjia sub-jail

Mayurbhanj: A prisoner serving life sentence at Karanjia sub-jail in Mayurbhanj district escaped from the jail. The convict has been identified as Bhagaban Tudu, a resident of Chatasahi in Kaliapani area of Jajpur district. Tudu,...

Puri Srimandir inside picture goes viral on social media, servitor suspended

Puri: A servitor was today placed under suspension for allegedly uploading inside pictures of Puri Srimandir on social media. The Patara Nijog suspended its servitor following hue and cry over the photograph which was purportedly...

Uncertainty looms large over re-opening of Fani-hit schools of Puri

Puri: Though the Odisha government has extended summer vacation of schools till June 25, reopening of institutions damaged by cyclone Fani in Puri district seems uncertain as the restoration work is yet to be completed....

Awareness drive launched after spike in chain pulling incidents

Bhubaneswar: Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Bhubaneswar railway station manager on Friday launched a special drive to create awareness among people regarding the ill effects of chain pulling in trains which is on the rise...

Two Students among 3 killed in Balasore road mishap

Balasore: Three persons, including two students died in a tragic road mishap near Gachhamalia on Chandipur road in Balasore district today. The deceased have been identified as Bhakta, Sadanand and Bhaktabadhu Singh. . Both Bhakta...

The author teaches biochemistry in a medical college at Manipal University. He has a graduate certificate in public policy from Takshashila Institution. He writes mainly on policy matters, social issues and higher education.