Tag: Odia

'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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Amulya Patnaik
Patnaik to be one of Delhi Police's longest serving chiefs

New Delhi: Amulya Kumar Patnaik, who has been appointed as Commissioner of Delhi Police, will have one of the longest tenures as the head of the force. Patnaik, who is 57-year-old, will retire in January 2020, thereby allowing him to serve at the top position of Delhi Police for almost three years. A 1985-batch officer […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Pradhan appeals Nadda to add Odia as medium in NEET

Bhubaneswar: Blaming Odisha government for not facilitating local students to appear for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) in their mother tongue, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today appealed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to reconsider its decision. “In the larger interest of the students of the state I request you to reconsider […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Prominent women athletes conferred Biju Patnaik Sports Award

Prominent woman athlete Purnima Hembram was today conferred with the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award while Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also felicitated six other Odia girls, who participated in the Rio Olympics, on the National Sports Day

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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) […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021