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Odisha again: Body of tribal woman carried on cart

Even before the searing image of Dana Majhi carrying the body of his wife could fade, another distraught family in Odisha’s Jajpur was forced to carry a woman’s body on a cart. The two

Oil minister meets Odisha CM over IOCL impasse

 In order to resolve a tax-dispute between Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and government of Odisha, a meeting was held between minister of state (I/C) for petroleum & natural gas Dh

“Odisha has well intended polices, but implementation is poor”

With high economic growth and many welfare schemes in place the state, has the situation on food and nutrition of people of Odisha improved over the decades? Rajkishor Mishra, former advisor of

A coastal wind of change

It’s early summer still in Odisha, but the state is already in the grip of an intense heat wave. In the last few weeks, many places have been regularly recording temperatures of 40 degrees Ce

Post-Fani, people continue to live in distress

The families of Narahari Nayak and Prafulla Nayak from Durgadaspur village in Pipili area of Puri district of Odisha are sleeping on the road in the open as their houses were blown off during cyclo

Naveen looks at caste for consolidation, critics sceptical

The opposition in Odisha was taken by surprise at the alacrity with which the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government amended the Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993. The resolution in

Fighting Covid-19: How Odisha continues to set precedents

Less than a year ago, Odisha, one of the poorest states in India, had shown the world how preparedness and efficient management could minimize human casualties. Before the category 4, severe tropic

Covid-19: Odisha’s Ganjam district witnesses spike

(Update: The state government has announced a lockdown in Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jaipur districts and Rourkela municipal corporation from 9pm of July 17 till July 31.)

Odisha grapples with rising Covid caseload

On July 31, a few days after the central government announced the Unlock 3 guidelines, Odisha made public its own guidelines. Though the weekend shutdown will continue till August end, markets have

As Odisha battles Covid, experts debate its unique model

When Odisha’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 10,000-mark on July 7, chief minister Naveen Patnaik directed officials to include pandemic management under the ‘Mo Sarkar’ (My Governmen

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