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NHAI’s laxity turns NH-55 into deathtrap

Mon September 26, 2022, BHUBANESWAR
Even though Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that the Government is working on developing electric highways powered by solar energy, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)s step- motherly attitude towards Odisha has turned many National Highways in the State

Ravages of climate change in Podampeta

Tue August 30, 2022, BHUBANESWAR
On the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Odisha’s Ganjam district, Podampata village is on the brink, literally. The village looks deserted. Only a few empty, abandoned and broken small concrete houses stand as a testimony to climate change.

7 interesting facts about President Droupadi Murmu you would like to know

Tue August 9, 2022, BHUBANESWAR
On July 25, 2022, Droupadi Murmu became the 15th President of India. It was a momentous event as Murmu is the first Adivasi, besides being the second woman, to occupy the topmost position of the country. Aged 64, she is also the youngest President.

Rising heat stress in India

Sun July 10, 2022, BHUBANESWAR
Even as the monsoon has made its footfalls felt across the country, there seems to be little respite from the searing heat – aided by steep rises in humidity levels -- in many pockets. The heat waves lashing India this summer are symptomatic of the anomalous temperature trend that is expected to

Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra Celebrated across India

Tue July 5, 2022, BHUBANESWAR
The Annual Rath Yatra Festival was celebrated in Bengaluru with much fanfare and Festive fervour. Commencing from the wee hours of the day, the religious rituals like Mangala Arati, Abakash, Mailam, worshipping Sun, praying Gatekeepers and Sahanamela were performed at the main Jagannath Temple.

RATHA YATRA IN ODISHA

Tue July 5, 2022, PURI
The chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra reached Gundicha temple on Friday amid chants of “Jai Jagannath”, “Hari Bolo” and blowing of conches and beating of cymbals by lakhs of devotees. The Gajapati Maharaja of Puri, Dibyasingh Deb, arrived in his royal palanqui

Sculptors' Expertise Could Have Added Value

Wed March 30, 2022, PURI
Odia sculptors in the past have constructed many splendid architectural marvels like the Jagannath Temple, Sun Temple and Lingaraj Temple which are standing tall even after hundreds of years.

ECONOMICS OF BETEL LEAF CULTIVATION

Thu February 24, 2022, BHUBANESWAR
Indians relish consuming betel leaves, commonly known as ‘paan’ across the country. The leaves, which have a lot of medicinal value, are also used in rituals. Betel leaf cultivation is a high-income agricultural activity done in coastal districts of Odisha like Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Balasore,

RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN SPOTLIGHT

Wed September 29, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Around 65.5 percent of India’s total population resides in rural areas. Tucked away in some of the remotest corners of the country, these areas are often characterized by poor development infrastructure. Unavailability of and inaccessibility to health-care services is the most crucial gap. In terms

SC nixes Padmanabha temple trust plea to exempt from audit

Fri September 24, 2021, NEWDELHI
Senior advocate Arvind Datar, appearing for the Trust, had argued that it is a public trust made by the royal family and has no role in administration.

NHAI blamed for pathetic conditions of roads in State

Sat September 4, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
If any accident happens due to bad condition of roads or signages, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) may be held responsible and made to pay compensation, Madras high court has warned.

Despite law, 2-wheeler buyers not given helmets

Sat September 4, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
In spite of the provision present in Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR) that the two-wheeler manufacturers or dealers should mandatorily supply two helmets “To the buyer at the time of purchase of new vehicles,” none of the dealers in the State are following the rules.

Missing Ratna Bhandar Keys: BJP Launches Weeklong Stir Across Odisha

Mon June 11, 2018, Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: Protesting the inaction of the state government in the missing Ratna Bhandar keys of the Jagannath temple in Puri, the state BJP unit on Monday began its weeklong stir across Odisha.

CM Releases Booklet On 80 Years Of Odisha Budget

Mon June 11, 2018, Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik released a special booklet titled ‘80 years of Odisha Budget-A Commemorative Volume’ at Jaydev Bhawan here on Monday.

Thunderstorm Alert For 11 Districts Of Odisha

Mon June 11, 2018, Bhubaneswar
The regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued thunderstorm warning for 11 districts of Odisha on Monday.
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