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Waterlogging threat to Konark Sun Temple: CM seeks Centre's intervention

Bhubaneswar: Initiating measures to save the pride of Odisha’s culture and heritage, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday shot a letter to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma urging an immediate intervention into the water drainage problem at the Sun Temple of Konark. In his letter, Patnaik stated that the flooding problem in Konark Temple poses a […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Dharmendra draws flak for comparing 'Chhera Panhara' with Swachh Bharat

Bhubaneswar: Demanding apology from Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for comparing the ‘Chhera Panhara’ ritual (sweeping of the three chariot floors of the holy Trinity with a golden broom by Puri King during Rath Yatra) with ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme, Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena today said that such a comparison is an insult of Odia culture […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Jaga, Kalia to be discharged from AIIMS New Delhi soon

New Delhi: The separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia will soon be discharged from AIIMS, New Delhi and the process for it has begun, informed father of the boys Bhuyan Kanhara today. “Both of them will be shifted to Odisha Bhawan in New Delhi. It will take around four days  for the kids to be […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Winged guests flock to Dhanamandal bringing delight to locals

Jajpur: Residents of Dhanamandal under Barchana block of Jajpur district are waking up to the cheerful chirping of their winged guests reaching here every year signalling the onset of monsoon. As per reports, as many as 5,000 migratory birds have flocked to Dhanamandal this year. The migratory birds usually reach during the second-third week of […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Thundershowers wreak havoc: Two killed, several villages marooned in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least 2 persons were killed and 11 others were left injured in lightning strikes as heavy rain and thunderstorms continued in several parts of the State crippling normal life. Two women were killed, while 11 others including 9 women were injured in lightning strikes at two separate places in Ganjam and Nabarangpur districts. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Sculptor Raghunath optimistic about construction of second Konark temple

Bhubaneswar: A day after being nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind, eminent sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra today said that he was optimistic about his dream project of constructing a second Konark temple in Odisha. Mohapatra, after paying obeisance to Lord Shiva at the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar here sought cooperation from both […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
People of 5 panchayats in Rayagada left in lurch as temporary bridge snaps

Rayagada: It is now testing times for Puspalata Kaushalya, a resident of Kalyansinghpur block after the sole means of communication in her region was washed away in flash floods early this week. The expectant mother is now worried as there seems to be no option for her family to rush her to hospital in case […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odissi exponent Sonal Mansingh, sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra nominated to RS

Bhubaneswar: The President of India on Saturday nominated four persons to Rajya Sabha including Odissi exponent Sonal Mansingh and sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra. Sonal Mansingh is among India’s foremost exponents of Indian Classical Dance. She has been performing Odissi and also Bharatnatyam for over six decades. She was earlier awarded Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Sangeet […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Rath Yatra Live Updates 2018
Puri Rath Yatra 2018: All that happened...

6:30 pm: Chariot pulling comes to an end; Lord Jagannath’s chariot Nandighosa’s journey halted within a short distance of Gundicha temple, chariot pulling to resume tomorrow 5:30-5:40 pm: Chariots of Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra- ‘Taladhwaja’ and Darpadalana respectively – reach Gundicha Temple #RathYatra2018: Chariots of Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra reach Gundicha Temple #Odisha […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Its confirmed! Formalin traces found in 'Pomfret' fish samples in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The confirmation that fish stocks in Odisha are laced with deadly cancer-causing ‘Formalin’ has rung alarm bells among fish eaters here who form a majority of the state’s population. Confirming the development, Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Secretary Vishal Gagan on Friday stated that, “Traces of cancer-causing Formalin was found in Pomfret fish samples […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
RS members can now communicate in five more languages including Santali

Bhubaneswar: In a significant development, the secretariat of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the parliament will now provide simultaneous interpretation for five more languages including Santali, which is spoken in some parts of Odisha. The facility will begin from the forthcoming monsoon session of the parliament scheduled to begin from July 18. “Members […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Cloudy, wet week ahead as Met predicts rain triggered by low pressure

Bhubaneswar: Brace up for a cloudy, wet week ahead as the met department predicts rain in several parts of the State following the formation of a low pressure area (LOPAR) over the northwest Bay of Bengal off the Odisha coast. The low pressure expected on Saturday will cause moderate rainfall at many places with heavy […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha minister’s son quizzed by CBI in chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar: Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro’s son Biplab is under CBI scanner in connection with the chit fund scam. According to sources, the central investigating agency questioned Biplab in Bhubaneswar today. The CBI had summoned Biplab after getting vital leads on payments made towards purchase of computers from the bank accounts of Artha Tatwa (AT) […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Heritage Cabinet to preserve Odia language, history & culture

Bhubaneswar: The state government is all set to establish a “Heritage Cabinet” to preserve history and culture of the state besides making efforts to enrich Odia language. A notification in this regard was issued by the Parliamentary Affairs department on Wednesday. As per reports, the Cabinet will co-ordinate with organisations working for preservation, promotion and […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
‘Banaka Lagi’ ritual of deities at Puri Srimandir today

Puri: The ‘Banaka lagi’ ritual of the Holy trinity will be conducted at the Puri Srimandir today by Datta Mohaptra servitors as the deities get glammed up for their ‘Nabajouban’ look tomorrow. This will be the first appearance of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra before the devotees after recuperating from their 15 days fever. Earlier, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021