SNEH celebrates Raja festival with slum girls

Bhubaneswar: The narrow and muddy lanes of Salia Sahi slum here reverberated with songs and dances to the popular numbers of Odia and Hindi films and folk music by the women and girls marking the last day of the three-day Raja festival. Various rounds of competitions like music chair, quiz, straw-ball game and rangoli were […]

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Odisha Govt allots land to 7 tourism projects worth Rs 354 crore

Bhubaneswar: Tourism sector got a boost in the State as the Odisha Government allotted land to seven investment proposals worth Rs 354 crore. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the proposers to commission the projects within three years from the date of taking over possession of the land. Tourism Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev presented the […]

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73% slum kids consuming tobacco stuffs in Bhubaneswar: Survey

Bhubaneswar: Even after six years of official ban of gutkha in Odisha, still 39 per cent of the children in slums are unaware of the notification in the capital city here, revealed Salaam Jeevan, a voluntary organisation that has been working on tobacco control, in a report on the occasion of World Tobacco Day on […]

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International Odia Sammilani in Delhi by this year-end

Berhampur: To promote Odias’ self-respect and Odisha’s culture and prosperity in the world, the Antarjatiya Odia Swabhiman Pratisthan would hold the first Viswa Odia Swabhiman Sammilani in New Delhi by end of the current year. A preparation meeting in this regard was held here on Monday. As many as 300 stalls on handicrafts, handlooms, Odia […]

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CM writes to Centre for ASI inspection of Fani-hit Jagannath, Konark temples

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday wrote to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma requesting him to send a high-level team of experts of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to assess the damage caused to the Jagannath Temple, Puri and Sun Temple, Konark by cyclone Fani that barreled through the eastern coast in Odisha’s Puri district on […]

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Cyclone Fani: Damage expected and action suggested

Cyclone Fani, India’s strongest summertime cyclone in the last 43 years, is likely to hit the Odisha coast by Friday afternoon. After landfall, it is likely to move to Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore districts of Odisha and then enter to West Bengal. Dos and Don’ts Total destruction of thatched houses/ extensive damage to […]

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Cyclone Fani: Five IAS officers assigned to oversee relief & restoration work

Bhubaneswar: Five senior IAS officers were assigned to oversee relief and restoration work in five highly vulnerable districts likely to be affected by very severe cyclonic storm Fani. While Suresh Mahapatra was given the responsibility of Puri, Pradipta Mohapatra was asked to oversee relief and restoration work in Jagatsinghpur, Pradeep Jena in Kendrapara, Anil Samal […]

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Here is why you should visit Madhu Babu Park in Bhubaneswar

His contribution in the formation of Odisha as a State taking the people’s mother tongue, Odia, into consideration, cannot be described in words, and perhaps State Government knowingly named a park in Pokhariput area in Bhubaneswar after him to pay honour to the towering personality. The legend, who was born in 1848, had a lot […]

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Vedanta imparts fire safety training to 1,100 people

Lanjigarh: Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh Unit has imparted fire safety training to around 1,100 persons, including students, employees and associate partners as part of the 76th National Fire Safety Week. The company carried out several activities between April 15 and April 20 to educate the community and stakeholders about the importance of fire safety. Unit COO […]

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Thakurani Yatra: Famous Landa Besha rally held in Berhampur

Berhampur: The famous Landa Besha (tonsured persons) procession, a special ritual of the biennial Maa Budhi Thakurani Yatra, was organised to mark the ongoing festival here on Thursday. Hundreds of devotees comprising children, youths and elderly persons got their heads tonsured in Bijipur area and moved in a procession through the city to reach the […]

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