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Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed Prithvi-II nuclear missile as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha on Thursday. The test

Why Mithun Chakraborty is good news for India

In times of crisis of confidence in public figures, politicans and VIPs, film actor and member of parliament Mithun Chakraborty comes as a breath of fresh air. On Tuesday, the Rajya

This is how solar energy changing rural Odisha

Nuapada, a village in Odisha with more than 250 residents largely living in poverty  had not seen electricity from the power grid even after 68 years of independence. A solar lamp has replaced

Social security should be a rights-based approach: ILO India

In 2014, the United Nations’ International Labour Organisation (ILO) set foot in Odisha to guide the state in ensuring and extending basic guarantees of income and health to the poor and

How women in rural Odisha turned water-logging to their advantage

As a fourth of the country`s populace is hit-by drought, here is a lesson to be learnt from women in villages adjoining Puri district of Odisha. They have turned water logging in their fields to th

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

“This campaign is owned by the people”

Odisha’s largest district, Mayurbhanj, is set to be free from child labour very soon. District magistrate Rajesh Prabhakar Patil, an IAS officer of 2005 batch, talked to Taru Bhatia about

Childhood restored

As the sky starts to turn dark, noises of children from the playground of the Bisoi government nodal upper primary school, in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, slowly fade away. The students line up t

Odisha’s juvenile homes in a poor state: CAG

Accommodating juveniles in conflict with law (JCLs) with multiple crimes along with other inmates in combined observation homes (OHs)/special homes (SHs) was in violation of law, noted a report of

Odisha gets a rap on its knuckle from NHRC chief

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) notes with concern several instances from within Odisha of acquisition of land for various developmental projects without adequate compensation or altern

A recurrent script plays out again in Odisha

On February 28, 2017, Khainu (Hadu) Bagarti, a farmer from Bargarh district of Odisha, died at the Burla government hospital. Burdened by crop failure and debt, he had consumed pesticide. T

AAP’s uncertain future, irony of being Advani, and an author seeks freedom of speech

The Narendra Modi- Arvind Kejriwal antagonism has always been about two different kinds of populism. While it may not play out in a municipal election, the fact remains that a Kejriwal chastened

Education helps prevent child marriage

 The Right to Education Act has not only ensured primary education for children, but also helped to empower them. The modern children are no more the ready recipient of the cultural imposition

NALCO partners with CII, Odisha for outreach programmes on GST

  National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has joined hands with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Odisha, to organise outreach programmes for industries and other

Threat still there to Niyamgiri: Green Nobel winner Prafulla Samantra

Prafulla Samantra, a social activist from Odisha has bagged the Goldman Environmental Prize, described as the Green Nobel Prize, for his long struggle to save the Niyamgiri hills from bauxite minin

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

Programmes in Odisha’s naxal areas not properly implemented: CAG

A performance audit in Odisha on ‘Special interventions for development of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts in the State’ showed that special intervention programmes in the

The three Es to end open defecation

Open defecation is an issue that plagues our country every morning between 2 am and 6 am! To get rid of this practise from Indian society, prime minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014

Petroleum minister urges Odisha to allocate land for bio-refinery

Minister of petroleum & natural gas, skill development and entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan has asked Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik to allocate land for setting upan ethanol bio-refin

“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

Life without land, land without life

People stare at the barren fields. They remember how green this stretch was, what a dense jungle there was, even if it is difficult for a visitor to imagine so. This land once supported its peopl

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



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