News from Odisha

Farmers in distress as katni chhatni system remains pervasive
Odisha paddy farmers in distress as 'katni-chhatni' & token issues remain pervasive 

Upset over paddy procurement through katni chhatni system, aggrieved farmers across the state have taken to the street.

Family of Netherlands Hockey team players meet Purusottampur villagers in Puri
Family of Netherlands Hockey team players meet Purusottampur villagers in Puri

Jani Brinajmen, mother of Netherland hockey team captain said, “We really like to be in India because the crowd is awesome and the country is beautiful.”

National Green Tribunal
Illegal stone mining: NGT seeks report from Khordha Collector in 4 weeks

The Tribunal passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Dilip Kumar Samantray who has alleged that one Patitapabana Barik has been mining laterite stones from a quarry at Sahadaghai illegally.

Odisha Agriculture Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain
Coordinated Convergence Policy to help Odisha farmers tackle crop loss in natural disasters

The policy will be an amalgamation of different schemes under different departments and it will aim to compensate the farmers in case of crop loss in natural disasters.

Odisha girls set to enthrall audience with Jhumar Dance during New Delhi R-Day Celebrations
Rags to riches: Odisha girls set to enthrall audience with Jhumar Dance during New Delhi R-Day Celebrations

Braving all odds, six artistes of Adruta Children’s Group from Keonjhar, who all are orphans, are all set to enthrall the audience with the traditional  Jhumar dance during the 74th R-Day celebrations at Kartavya Path in New Delhi.

Republic Day Parade in Delhi: Odia girl Sonali Sahoo on cloud nine to lead NCC girls’ contingent
Republic Day Parade in Delhi: Odisha cadet Sonali Sahoo to lead NCC girls’ contingent

Sonali reached New Delhi on January 1 and started training for this big event. 

'Lapses in PMAY': BJP's protests spread across Odisha, BJD hits back
'Lapses in PMAY': BJP's protests spread across Odisha, BJD hits back

Amid the allegations of the BJP, the ruling BJD has counter-attacked the saffron party on the same issue. 

Low Pressure
Low pressure to form over southeast Bay of Bengal around January 27: IMD

 A cyclonic circulation lies over east Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal in lower tropospheric levels, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.

Ex-Odisha MLA solemnises marriage of daughter-in-law after son's death
Ex-Odisha MLA solemnises marriage of daughter-in-law after son's death

According to reports, the former legislator organised the marriage at Laxmi temple located at Nayapalli in Bhubaneswar in a low-key manner after taking the consent of the two families.

Pathaan Movie
Pathaan protests swell in Odisha as Shah Rukh Khan starrer faces wrath of Kalinga Sena

In Odisha, the activists of Kalinga Sena staged a demonstration in front of several theatres in Bhubaneswar to protest against the movie.

Leopard carcass found in Dhenkanal forest
Wild animals in danger! Leopard carcass found in Dhenkanal forest

Though the exact reason behind the death of the leopard is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the big cat might have died a couple of days back.

Trinity all set to give darshan in Padma Besha tomorrow
Trinity all set to give darshan in Padma Besha tomorrow

Devotees get chance to see the beautiful Besha of Lord Jagannath on the following day after Mangala Alati rituals.

Ex-Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang, son quit BJP  
Ex-Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang, son quit BJP; Insult tolerable, not humiliation, says Gamang Sr

Former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang and his son Shishir Gamang resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. The father-son duo announced their registration from the party at a presser in Bhubaneswar. 

OSRTC
OSRTC revival plan: Proposal mooted for new buses, operation by private players

At a high-level meeting held recently, the Transport Department Principal Secretary proposed the adoption of wet lease procedure to increase the fleet size by roping in private partners (bus owners).

Swachhta Warrior
30 years and counting: Meet Odisha’s selfless ‘Swachhta Warrior’

Notably, nobody has appointed Rama for the sanitation job nor she is getting any salary. Every evening when people leave for their homes, Rama steps out of her house.

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