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Tag: Odia

Odisha Sarpanch Disqualified From His Post For Not Knowing Odia
Odisha Sarpanch Disqualified From His Post For Not Knowing Odia

Ganjam: On the occasion of Panchayatiraj Divas on Friday, a sarpanch from Odisha’s Ganjam district was disqualified from his post for not knowing Odia, having two wives and six children. According to the 1994 Odisha Gram Panchayat Act, a person is ineligible of holding any position in a gram panchayat if he or she does […]

Microsoft Translator Now Supports Odia Text Translation

New Delhi: Microsoft Translator will now offer real-time translation and transliteration for Odia, taking the total number of Indian languages in which one can access the service to 11, the company said on Monday. The service is available on Microsoft Translator app, add-ins, Office 365, Bing Translator, and through the Azure Cognitive Services Translator API […]

Op-Ed: Let Us Spread Love, Not Hate!

By Sandeep Sahu Like most controversies of our highly toxic times, this one too had its origins in social media. At the centre of the controversy was a video, first uploaded on YouTube and later shared on Facebook (both deleted now), showing the burning of ‘Madhu Barnabodha’, the grammar primer for Odia language. What lent […]

Shivraj Singh Chouhan Takes Jibe At Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Coming down heavily on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Convener of BJP’s national membership drive and former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said that even after ruling the State for 20 years, Patnaik still cannot speak the language of the Odia people. “Even a stone could have learnt to speak Odia in […]

Mortal Remains of Odia pilgrims killed in Nepal reaches Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Two days post the tragic Nepal bus accident, mortal remains of the two Odia pilgrims who died in the mishap late Monday night, reached Odisha on Thursday. A pall of gloom descended on their villages today where their family members were awaiting their repatriation. The bodies of the two deceased- Charan Biswal (54) and […]

Op-Ed: We Odias should be proud, not ashamed, that we are tolerant

Let us put the state government aside for a moment and stop doing a post-mortem of what it did or didn’t do, whether it did right or wrong, what it could have and couldn’t have done and so on. Here is a poser for every English reading Odia who happens to read this piece. Should […]

Op-Ed: Selective outrage does no credit to Odisha

“I was asked to write about the Oriyas (Odias). What is there to write about these poor chaps? Ever since they got a thrashing at the hands of Ashoka in the battle of Kalinga, they have been a dejected lot. Now all they have with them are a lot of pots (Patras), big pots (Mahapatras) […]

Op-Ed: Naveen’s leadership qualities are untested

Naveen Patnaik has certainly redefined politics in Odisha. When he entered the scene in April, 1997, he was like a breath of fresh air in the filthy, stinking cesspool that Odisha politics had been reduced to. In the two decades since then, the man who was a complete greenhorn then has metamorphosed into a consummate […]

Op-Ed: Rajo vs. Raja: The Debate Storms Social Media

Raja the premier festival of Odisha, celebrating menstruation is still around a month to come this year, but the social media is abuzz with a campaign that sets to denounce the word Rajo itself. The campaign which has started just few days back has been a huge hit in social media as more and more […]

Assault on Actor Usasi Misra: Accused Indramani, son arrested

  Bhubaneswar: A day after Ollywood actor Usasi Misra met DGP RP Sharma here in connection with the assault on her by a group of people at Derang in Angul, police swung into action and arrested main accused Indramani Sahu and his son  Rudit Kumar Sahu this morning. Two other persons identified as Dushmanta Sahu […]

They tried to rip my clothes off, threatened to rape me: Actor Usasi recounts horror

Angul: Indramani Sahu pulled my hair and thrashed me and amid the scuffle his sons pushed me on the ground… one of them was trying to rip my shirt off and other was trying to take my pants off, said Odia actor Usasi Misra during a presser today in Bhubaneswar while recounting the horror of […]

Now, Google's 'Files Go' app in Odia language

Bhubaneswar: Google on Monday said that its “Files Go” app is now available in the Odia language. Files Go is a storage manager that helps users free up space on their phones, find files faster and shares them offline with others. “Smartphone users with data storage capacity of as low as 4GB often struggle to […]

Is State hoodwinking people on implementation of Odia as official language?

Bhubaneswar: The use of Odia as Official Language of the State is yet to be implemented despite the fact that it was approved by the Odisha Cabinet twice in the past. The State Cabinet on March 14 had decided to amend the Odia Official Language Act 1954 and make provision for punishing government staff who […]

No professors in Odia dept in 5 universities of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Accepting shortage of Odia faculty members in universities of the State, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das today informed that Professor posts in Odia departments are lying vacant in five varsities. Replying to a query from BJP legislator Dilip Ray in the Odisha Assembly, the Higher Education Minister said out of the eight government-run universities, […]

Shasank Sekhar: 'Rising Star' of Odia music industry

Bhubaneswar: Odisha recently saw another singer from the State competing in a national-level reality show, making many sit up and take notice. Shasank Sekhar from Bhubaneswar recently participated in singing reality show ‘Rising Star’ aired in Colors and finished in the ‘Top 8.’ Shasank, a popular singer of Ollywood enthralled the judges and the audience […]

Feel ignored by Odisha government: Padma Shri awardee filmmaker Sisir Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Odia filmmaker Sisir Purushottam Mishra today slammed the Odisha government for ignoring him despite his significant contributions to the film industry for more than a decade and a half. Mishra stated that he has lifelong dedicated himself for the development of Odia film industry, but his efforts were never recognised by the Odisha government. […]

BJP fires salvo at Naveen govt over Heritage Cabinet decision

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Odisha government decided to set up a Heritage Cabinet to promote Odia language, BJP today slammed the ruling party by saying that the decision is taken to hoodwink people of the State. BJP’s Biswabhusan Harichandan targeted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and said, “Those who do not have respect for the […]

Odia cadre IAS Upendra Prasad new Union Water Resources Secy

Bhubaneswar: Odia cadre IAS officer Upendra Prasad Singh has been appointed by the Centre as new Secretary of the Water Resources Ministry. The 1985 batch IAS officer would replace Dr Amarjit Singh, who retires on November 30. Prior to the new assignment, Singh was working as the Director General (DG) of Clean Ganga Mission. Singh […]

Sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra begins beautification of Puri temple Jagamohan

Puri:  Odia architect Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra has started beautification of the stainless steel frame installed for the purpose of Jagamohan of Jagannath temple in Puri. According to information, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and Raghunath Mohapatra have signed an agreement in this regard. According to the deal, the Jagamohan will be designed with a […]

Bangalore school students to learn Odia

Bhubaneswar: More than 200 Odia students studying at a Bangalore-based English medium school and their guardians were excited after the school decided to introduce Odia language as an optional subject in its syllabus from the next academic session. Odia will be taught as an optional subject from Class I at Godwin Public School in Bangalore. […]

Odia dancer Anupam's music video 'Halijaye America' goes viral

Bhubaneswar: Dancer Anupam Nayak has been creating waves with his music videos of Zumba fitness sessions, ever since he left for USA as a Zumba trainer. But his latest venture has left Odias back home stunned. In a music video ‘Hailjaye America’ that has gone viral within a couple of days of release, Anupam and […]

Hrusikesh Panda's new Odia novel focuses on forest dwellers' issues

Bhubaneswar: Eminent author and bureaucrat Hrusikesh Panda’s ninth novel ‘Samaste Ta Janithile’ was launched today at a function at the Lark Books office. Published by Friends Publishers of Cuttack, the novel is a work of fiction based on real life incidents. Known for giving voice to the problems of the exploited forest dwellers who suffer […]

'Kadvi Hawa' director wants people to be 'conscious' about environment

New Delhi: National Award winning filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda on Thursday said that his new film “Kadvi Hawa” is not aimed at scaring people or educating them with facts regarding various environmental issues. He wants to make the audience “conscious” about the remaining natural resources that humans are left with. “Kadvi Hawa”, touted to be […]

Dutee eliminated in 100-mt qualifying at world championships

London: Odia sprinter Dutee Chand, who was representing India at the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, failed to qualify for the semis in heats of women 100 metre event. She clocked a timing of 12.07 seconds and finished sixth in the event. Unfortunately, Dutee couldn’t make the cut to 100-metre semis. During the Indian Grand […]

Odisha born Justice Dipak Mishra to be the next Chief Justice of India

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Odisha born Justice Dipak Mishra is going to be the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He will be the 45th Chief Justice of India. Justice Mishra is the third Odia to be appointed to this prestigious position after Justice Ranganath Mishra and Justice Gopal Ballav Pattanaik. Current incumbent Chief Justice J […]