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Royal homecoming for Kashipur’s IAS pride Sunanda Jhodia

Rayagada: It was a welcome worthy of royalty. Villagers of Badamari Bhatta in Kashipur block of Rayagada district beat county drums, blew the trumpet and danced wildly as they welcomed the son of the soil Sunanda Jhodia, who qualified in…

Police clueless about girl missing since Jan 5

Berhampur: Purna Chandra Mishra of Palur village in Golanthara Tehsil of Ganjam district, along with other family members, is desperately searching for her daughter Ankita Mishra, who went missing on January 5 this year. Ankita Mishra, a…

Raja celebrates femininity, but Women continue to be shamed

Bhubaneswar: On June 13, Odisha woke up to the news of rape and brutal murder of a widow in Balikuma village near Kankadahada in Dhenkanal district. The incident brought back the horrific recollection of the 2012 Nirbhaya rape case, where…

People pay more, wait longer for Goura Bhai paan

By Tazeen Qureshy Bhubaneswar: “Do you want Raja paan? You will have to wait for 30 minutes. Please don’t complain, I already have many previous orders pending,” Goura bhai says in one breath, even before I could tell him I was here for an…

Artists paint streets with colour and imagination

Bhubaneswar: The road besides Mahatma Gandhi park in Bhubaneswar bore a fresh look on Thursday as paintings and photographs adorned the roadside A street Art Show, the first ever joint initiative of Priyadarsini Foundation and Heartbeats,…

Couple seeking liquor ban begins Bargarh to Bhubaneswar walk

Bargarh: In a bid to press its demand for a ban on liquor in Bargarh’s Khuntpali gram panchayat, a couple has begun a walk from Bargarh to Naveen Niwas in Bhubaneswar (about 400kms). The couple Goura Chandra Bhosagar and Sibani are also…

Man sells house for son’s treatment; needs more

By Santosh Barik Cuttack: At three, Ayush Mohanty of Nuapatna village under Tigiria Tehsil in Cuttack district, should have been running all over the place. Instead, it is his parents who are doing all the running, carrying him on their lap…

Audio books catapult visually impaired boy to +2 Top 10

By Tazeen Qureshy For the last two years, earphones had been the constant companion for Chinmay Kumar Dhal. The visually impaired plus two Arts student of BJB Junior college couldn’t imagine staying away from his ear plugs for long. As the…

Completion of Gurupriya bridge by Sep deadline doubtful

By Prasad Nayak Malkangiri: The fate of the much awaited and long delayed Gurupriya Setu, touted as the lifeline for the people of 151 villages in what is known as the 'cut off area' in the Maoist stronghold of Malkangiri district,…
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