Dog is man’s best companion. However, a tribal community in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha embodies this adage in a superstitious and bizarre way. Here, children are married off to dogs to dispel any bad luck and disease.
At least 12 officials of the Forest Department sustained multiple injuries after they were allegedly attacked by a group of villagers in Malkangiri district.
The students of the Rama Devi Women's University got together to pay tributes to their fellow colleague Jharaphula Nayak, whose death has rattled the State.
After representing State at the 72nd Republic Day parade at Rajpath New Delhi, the Bajasal dance troupe arrived in Odisha to a rousing welcome. Though the troupe was stranded in Delhi due to the violence during farmers rally, they finally reached Kesinga in Kalahandi district today.
More details continue to surface in the Ramadevi University girl student death case while one person has been arrested by police.
Though summer season is still far away, the cries of plight are already resounding on the streets. Even as we are still experiencing the pleasantness of January, these women in Banki of Cuttack district are already feeling the heat of suffering that lies ahead of them.
Vigilance sleuths conducted simultaneous raids on the houses and offices of Former Revenue Inspector (RI) Basant Mohanty on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. Several teams of vigilance officials carried out searches at six places. Mohanty’s two houses at Friends Club in Puri, his residence at Penthakata and his relative’s house at Balighat were raided by the anti-corruption sleuths.
In a disconcerting incident, two minor boys were critically injured after a mobile phone battery exploded while they were playing with it. The incident was reported from Haripur-Nuasahi area under Badagada Police limits of Ganjam district on Thursday (January 28).
Rudra Maharathy has hinted at contesting the bypoll for Pipili constituency, which has fallen vacant following the demise of his father and 7-time MLA Pradeep Maharathy. Surprisingly, this statement from Rudra Maharathy comes days after Pradeep Maharathy’s wife Pratibha Maharathy also expressed her willingness to contest Pipili bypolls.
A new twist has emerged in the brutal attack on an 8-year old girl in Berhampur. While the investigation is still underway, the police said that the assailant slit the throat of the girl after attempting to rape her.
The leopard, which got stuck in a wild boar trap, died after being rescued by the Forest officials. The wild animal had gotten stuck in a trap laid to capture wild boars in Naguda-Manitara area under Buguda Forest Range of Ganjam district on Thursday (January 28).
In a tragic incident a three-year-old girl was charred to death following a fire at a paddy field. The mishap occurred at Okilpal village under Rajnagar block of Kendrapada district late on Thursday night (January 28).
During an excavation drive carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) remains of an ancient temple was unearthed near̥ Suka-Sari Temple in Bhubaneswar today. During the excavation a base made of ancient stones which are believed to be the remains of an ancient temple was unearthed in the vicinity of Suka-Sari Temples near the 11th century Lingaraj shrine. The ASI unearthed the structure while the area was being cleared as a part of the Ekamra Kshetra heritage project for beautification of Lingaraj temple and its surroundings.
In an awkward incident, a woman barged into the house of an Odisha MLA with a marriage proposal. The incident took place at Balipasi village in Angul district on Monday (January 25), when the woman landed in Pallahara MLA Mukesh Kumar Pal’s house seeking marriage with the legislator.
Panic gripped Naguda-Manitara area in Ganjam district after a leopard got stuck in a trap laid by villagers for wild boars. Locals noticed the animal stuck in a trap laid in the hollow of a mountain on the outskirts of the village.
While mystery still shrouds the tragic death of Ramadevi Women’s University student, Jharaphula Nayak, the family of the deceased is crestfallen with grief.
The homegrown mobile game FAU-G was released on Republic Day and in a matter of couple of days the game has crossed over 5 million downloads on the Google Play Store.
To provide a good research base for students and enthusiats, the Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) in Bhubaneswar is planning to conserve the specimens of migratory birds that throng Chilika Lake every year.
In a shocking mishap, a worker engaged in the construction of a bridge under Biju Setu Yojana died today.
Police have claimed breakthrough in the death of Ramadevi Women’s University girl, whose body was found dumped on the roadside.
As many as 40 passengers travelling in a bus had a narrow escape following an accident on NH-57 in Boudh district today.
Lord Jagannath in Rajarajeshwar Besha! Today is the auspicious Pausha Purnima. The Holy Trinity at Srimandir today will be adorning the ‘Rajarajeswara Besha’ also known as ‘Suna Besha.’
This is the bizarre story of 8 families in Silapokhari village under Rajnagar block of Kendrapada district. They have been the victims of a diktat of a kangaroo court, which has ostracized them. The court has also ordered a penalty of Rs 151 if they speak to anyone or they are spoken to. It is alleged that it is an offshoot of a dispute related to a construction of a village community centre. Khageshwar Das, who is a resident of the village, objected the construction of a community centre in front of his house.
This tribal poet and singer from Kandhamal district, Purnamasi Jani is among the six persons from Odisha who will receive the Padma awards this year. Jani has never received formal education, but her songs have reached masses and have addressed pertinent social issues. Jani has sung over 10,000 devotional songs in her lifetime.
Odisha has urged the Centre to allocate Rs 7,200 Crore in the 2021-22 Railway Budget for various projects in the state. Odisha has sought Rs 3,500 Crore for different ongoing projects, for the second, third and fourth lines in existing routes. Rs 3,700 crore has been demanded for new projects. All these demands were put forth at the pre-budget consultation meeting.