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Will Cyclone ‘Fani’ Fan Trouble For Odisha?

A red alert has been issued in Tamil Nadu for April 30 and May 1 as a major cyclone, Fani, is likely to hit the northen coast of the state over the next two days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on...

Ex-SC Judge AK Patnaik To Probe If CJI Is Being Framed

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed retired judge AK Patnaik to head the inquiry into lawyer Utsav Bains’ allegations about conspiracy against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, who has been accused of sexual harassment by...

Bed Prakash Agarwalla Face Of Non-Congress Politics In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Former minister and Patkura sitting MLA Bed Prakash Agarwalla was easily the face of non-Congress politics in the state. His 50-year-long political career spanned governments from Nilamani Routray to Naveen Patnaik. He was minister of commerce and transport in the...

Sexual Harassment Slur On CJI, SC Special Hearing On

New Delhi: A special bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi was constituted on Saturday to hear a “matter of great public importance” after a 35-year-old junior court assistant at the Supreme Court of India wrote...

Cash, Liquor & Freebies Worth Rs 540 Cr Seized Since Poll Announcement

New Delhi: Enforcement agencies have seized suspect cash, illegal liquor and drugs worth Rs 540 crore from across the country in the run up to the elections. Odisha accounts for Rs 1.54. According to a statement issued by the Election...

Holi Is A Festival That Unites, Say Odisha Celebrities

Bhubaneswar: Holi, the most vibrant of all Hindu festivals cuts across religious divides and those of caste and creed. In recent years, a lot of style and glamour is visible in how the festival is celebrated. People always look...

‘Sala Budha’ To Strike Back With ‘Badla’ Soon

Bhubaneswar: After the internationally appreciated Sala Budha and Aadim Vichar, filmmaker Sabyasachi Mohapatra is ready with the third film in the Sala Budha trilogy. Sala Budha Ra Badla (Revenge of Sala Budha) will be released after a month. Final mixing work...
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Biju Patnaik And His Tibetan Phantoms

Till the late 1990s, they were regularly seen at the market in Choudwar. The locals took them to be Gurkhas of the Odisha Special Armed Police, often deployed at the outer periphery of the Charbatia air base. Old-timers remember...

Music Has Not Changed, Perspective Has: Pandit Chaurasia

Bhubaneswar: The more things change, the more they remain the same and it seems to extend to music. In fact, flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia says music has not changed, only perspective has. “The sun, the moon, the wind,...
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Watch: ‘Apana Mane Khusi Ta’, Now A Rap Song

Bhubaneswar: 'Apana Mane Khusi Ta?' is a phrase every Odia is familiar with. And to express his happiness about development in Odisha under Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's regime, rapper Samir Rishu Mohanty aka 'Big Deal' has come up with a music...
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Odisha Cricketer Sushree Picked For BCCI Women’s T20 Challenge

Odisha all-rounder Sushree Dibyadarshini  has been selected to play in the IPL Velocity team under the captaincy of Mithali Raj in this year's BCCI...