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Cong to woo tribals for regaining lost ground

The State Congress, realising that its traditional tribal vote bank is fast slipping out of its hands, is now trying to raise the issue of ‘rising atrocities’ on tribals in the State. The issue will be discussed at the zonal meetings of the party on June 5, 6, 7 to 8 in Bhubaneswar, Balasore, Sambalpur

Vulgar dance organizers face police music

Police arrested two persons on Sunday for allegedly promoting raunchy dances during the Sital Sasthi festival at Barpali in Bargarh district. Police said the accused, Ashok Sahu and Tatan Talukdar, had organized a vulgar dance show in a play ground and charging money from people eager to see it. “We have taken immediate step to

Odisha slaps Rs 1306 cr fine on MCL for illegal coal mining

The state government has asked the Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd (CIL), to pay a fine of Rs 1,306 crore for mining coal without environment clearance in the Ib valley area. It said, MCL had resorted to illegal extraction of coal in the absence of statutory clearances and therefore, is

State Government cautions people on heat wave

The Odisha government cautioned public to avoid venturing out of their houses between 11 am to 3 pm due to intense heat wave as the death toll in sunstroke mounted to 19, official sources said. Heat wave condition may prevail in some parts of interior Odisha during the next 24 hours, a Met office release

Meteorological observatories lying idle in 530 schools

Calamity-prone Odisha has missed out on a golden opportunity to tackle natural disasters by not generating real-time data in 500-plus schools where meteorological observatories are virtually lying idle. Even though natural disasters have been taking a heavy toll on lives and property every year, the State Government is showing no interest to put the observatories

Lord Shiva-Parbati, the newly wedded couple visit the city to bless the devotees

After the sacred marriage ceremony of lord Shiva-Parbati, the newly wedded couple have paid a visit to the city to bless the devotees. The couple after tying their knot returned to the temple and on the midnight started their visit to the city with other deities. In a well decorated Chariot the godly couple created

Odisha CHSE +2 result will be published on 30th may

Odisha CHSE board +2 result will be published on 30th may. The education minister will anounce the CHSE Board +2 results in a press meeting on 30th may at sachivalaya premises according to Nihar Patnaik, president of odisha CHSE Board. After the anouncement of the results at 9:30 am, the results booklet will available at

Sital Shasthi Procession in sambalpur

Heatwave in State unrelenting; Sambalpur at 46.7o Celsius

As most parts of the State continued to be in the grip of unrelenting and worsening heat wave for the last three weeks allegedly taking a toll of 81 persons, the State Government on Saturday asked the district authorities to intensify the awareness drive to avoid health hazards. Severe heat wave conditions continued to prevail

Sital Sasthi festival bridges Brahmanical divide

This year the Sital Sasthi festival has brought together two sections of Brahmins, who have been at loggerheads since decades. All these years the Aranyak and Utkaliya groups have been organizing their independent yatras. The Aranyaks originating from Uttar Pradesh live in Sambalpur’s Jhaduapara, while the Utkaliyas (Odia) Brahmins from Puri live in Nandapara. There