Meet Sahid Imam, a 72 year-old stone sculptor, from the Saluapali village of Ganjam District. Despite being unable to walk properly due to old age, Imam manages to gather all his strength to carve a living from these stones. Unable to see clearly, Imam never misses a stroke while carving these stones to create daily household items. At an age where, most people retire and rest, Imam continues to work hard for living.
This betel shop in Hatapada area under Mayurbhanj district is quite different from the rest. This betel shop is run by Nabaghana Behera. It is also popularly known as “Babu Bhai Betel shop” and looks quaint with a little garden of its own. This betel shop is a reflection of Babu Bhai’s deep love for nature.
Odisha has now made helmet mandatory for two-wheeler pillion riders. Odisha State Transport Department (STA) informed about the decision through a tweet. The Odisha State Transport Department said that the driving license will be suspended if both the rider and the pillion rider are found without helmets.
There is an unassuming tea stall which crops up every day at 5 AM near Madhusudhan Park in Bhubaneswar. At first glance, this tea stall run by two girls seems quite ordinary. But a closer look reveals that the tea stall is more than just a makeshift business. It is an attempt by two divyang girls to become financially independent.
Armed with a paint brush and paper, this girl from Malkangiri has proved that it is possible to weave magic on a canvas. Meet, Reba Biswas, a tribal girl from MPV-51 Village in Malkangiri district. Daughter of Ganesh Chandra Biswas, Reba has captivated many with her rich strokes on canvas and intricate art.
The man, who had enjoyed a lot of privileges until a few days ago, spent his first night in jail like an ordinary prisoner. After getting arrested by the Crime Branch, expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahi spent his first night at Jharpada jail yesterday.
Trouble continues to mount for Minister Arun Sahoo in the minor girl Pari murder case. BJP’s Mahila Morcha protested outside the residence of Minister Arun Sahoo in Bhubaneswar today. The BJP workers attempted to gherao the minister’s residence demanding CBI investigation into the Pari murder case. Soon a clash broke out after the police intervened and tried to stop the BJP activists. Police then took the protestors into custody to prevent any law and order situation.
In the day and age of motion pictures, one doesn’t get to witness still-picture movies quite often. But the 66-year-old Bhaskar Moharana of Lathigram village near Berhampur is saving this lost art. Even though he is a retired art teacher, he is still pursuing his passion for still-picture movies. Even though cinema & film making have advanced, Bhaskar continues to weave still-pictures into fascinating movies. Since 1973, he has been involved in producing his own still-picture Jatra.
The Coronavirus wave is currently on a downward trend in the State of Odisha. With this, the State government has announced a reduction in the price of RT-PCR test. The RTPCR test will now cost Rs 400. Private labs can now charge no more than Rs 400 per test and the reduced price is inclusive of GST within the State of Odisha. Experts believe that it is essential to cap the prices to speed up the surveillance, contact tracing and treatment.
This is Aurabinda Khala of Gorasetu village under the Swabhiman Anchal at Malkangiri. He had dropped out of school at the tender age of 2 due to the constant fear of Naxals and financial difficulties. Without a father, Aurabinda’s mother has been the sole bread earner of the family. The family lives in a shed which is their only home.
In a dramatic turn of events, a top woman Maoist area commander laid down her arms before the Koraput police today, even as the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) the Maiost rebel group operating in Koraput and Malkangiri districts began celebrating the PLGA week.
Irregularities in the farmers’ registration process have cropped up at several Mandis in Kusumi and Kotpad blocks of Koraput district. The officials of the Supply Department have allegedly resorted to malpractices in this matter. As per reports, farmers from different Blocks and Panchayats are being allowed to sell paddy at these blocks.
The 31st Konark Festival and the 8th International Sand Art Festival at Chandrabhaga beach are set to begin today and continue till Dec 5. Following the High Court orders, the Tourism Secretary Vishal Dev, Tourism Director Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav and the Puri District Collector, Balwant Singh reviewed all arrangements made for the twin events.
Outrage erupted against e-commerce giant Amazon after Sri Jagannath’s dry Mahaprasad also called Nirmalya was found hosted on the E-Commerce platform for sale. Servitors of the Srimandir expressed their disappointment over the commercialization of the revered Prasad by the online shopping platform. A case was registered by Srimandir servitor Shambhunath Khuntia at the Singhadwara Police Station against the sale of Nirmalya online.
The cry for Justice for Pari reaches New Delhi. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) registered a suo motu case today in connection with the Pari murder case on the basis of OTV news reports. The NCPCR issued notice to the Chief Secretary of Odisha seeking a status report within 10 days Earlier today, senior BJP leader Sambit Patra met the NCPCR Chairperson, Priyank Kanoongo and submitted a memorandum. He also requested the NCPCR to visit Nayagarh and investigate the matter.
Today marks the end of the holy Kartik month and the day is celebrated as “Kartika Purnima” all around the State. Every year on Kartika Purnima, people take bath & sail miniature boats with lamps and crackers in rivers & water bodies. This celebration is called Boita Bandana, which commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha.
Once considered Naveen Patnaik’s ‘blue-eyed boy’, MLA Pradeep Panigrahi was expelled from BJD to the surprise of many. Just hours after his expulsion, Panigrahi was seen in a press conference spewing venom against the BJD. So, what went wrong?
Coronavirus pandemic has destroyed livelihoods. It has snatched jobs and migrant workers have been the worst affected. With employment opportunities virtually non-existent, they don’t have the financial resources to sustain their families
No matter what youare farming, you thought the most important ingredient is ‘soil’.Well, you are mistaken and AshishMohanty of Jagatsinghpurdistrict will show you how.
Just days after the self-immolation attempt by parents of murdered minor girl Pari; comes another suicide attempt near Odisha Assembly. Sulochana Das and her son Subrat of Kujanga of Jagatsinghpur district attempted to immolate themselves behind the Odisha Assembly today. The mother-son duo attempted self-immolation near IG Park on the IDCOL road behind the Assembly. However, both of them were stopped by the police and were later taken into custody.
It has been 8 days since elephants strayed into Dabala village under Binika of Subarnapur district. The elephants have been crossing the Mahanadi River and entering the nearby villages in the area, breaking houses and destroying crops. The elephants have reportedly destroyed vegetables and paddy crop in over 100 acres.
As a child, Jyotiranjan Pandit of Madhavur in Balasore district could not purchase LED bulbs for his studies. Now as a 17-year-old, he distributes LED bulbs developed by himself to others. After learning the techniques of making LED bulbs from YouTube, he started making them at home.
More drama outside Odisha Assembly! Three farmers from Athagarh attempted suicide before the Odisha Assembly today. Police intervened and captured the farmers, who refused to leave spot begging for death.
Massive protests erupted today in Odisha over the Nayagarh Minor Girl Pari murder case. Political parties turned the heat on Minister Arun Sahoo demanding his resignation. With massive outrage both inside and outside the Odisha Assembly, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the matter.