Good response to Odiya food festival

Traditional dishes put up for sale at the food festival by Utkal Sanskrutika Samaj to mark the celebration of Utkal Divas, the Formation Day of Odisha, received an overwhelming response from Odiya and non-Odiya families on Sunday. “The dishes were quite yummy. So all stalls were empty within three hours of starting the festival,” said

Take heart, healthcare now at your doorstep

Sanjeeb Kumar Mohanty (51) felt the sky crashing down recently when he was told by specialists of a reputed private hospital here that he had only 15 days to live if he chose against cardiac surgery. He had been experiencing chest pain and visited the specialist, who after tests, informed him that two valves in

DLF Pramerica aims to tap rural areas in eastern states

In its endeavour to expand beyond northern India and tap rural customer base, the fledgling DLF Pramerica Life Insurance (DPLI), a 74:26 joint venture between DLF and Prudential International Insurance Holdings, a fully owned subsidiary of Prudential Financial, the US-based financial services leader, will now reach out to over 18 lakh households in 250 villages

Naveen government has misused Land Acquisition Act, says CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India has found that the Naveen Patnaik government has ‘misused’ the Land Acquisition Act for acquiring land for several big industrial projects, including the proposed mega steel plant by South Korean steel major Posco. “Emergency Provisions of Section 17 (4) were misused and applied arbitrarily even without indicating detailed justification


Mohapatra said that the Nodal officers in each district are working out to select the Nodal centers in each of the districts in consultation with Board and District administration. ?At least 12 to 15 examination centers would come under each Nodal center, which would ensure that the question papers reach the centers one day in

Assorted art of Odisha

Away from the heart of metropolises, tribal people scattered all over India live in a world enriched with their peculiar culture and traditions. Exceptionally skilled and gifted, they are pioneers of a fascinating variety of arts and crafts. Their artworks speak volumes about their unmatchable aesthetic sense. The tribesmen of Odisha, a region famed for

Curtains come down on Rourkela drama festival

A four-day theatre festival, organized on the occasion of World Theatre Day, ended here on Friday. Three theatre groups from the state and one from Kolkata participated in the festival and enthralled thousands of viewers. The festival was organized by Samparka, a leading theatre organization of the state in collaboration with  Eastern Zonal Cultural Center

New Rajya Sabha member A V Swamy stresses on consensus

During the time when Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand are tainted by horse-trading, Bhudan leader A V  Swamy has a word of advice to all aspirants. “I worked hard to secure the approval of all political parties. I sent my bio-data to all politicians and urged them to support me. I am very happy that

One-man army against liquor gets support

The one-man army’s fight against sale of liquor and opening of outlets in Laida village of Rengali block has finally received some support. Janardan Sahu, found able support from the villagers of Sindurpank panchayat, who have long been demanding ban on sale of liquor in their panchayat. They joined him on Saturday, exactly a year

Traditional Odissi art on display

Attend the Odisha Handloom and Handicraft’s Fair organised by Prasanthi Handicrafts at the Jayashree Kalyana Mandapam, Kalakshetra Road, Thiruvanmiyur. The fair has a wide range of handicrafts on display from Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Pure silk saris with bomkai and double ikkat motifs from Sambalpur, Bargarh, and Sonepur to name a few. Besides the inked salwar kameez