Debabrata Mohanty

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Odia must for official communication in the state of Odisha
Wed, May 25, 2016

He said the ordinance was promulgated as Odisha Official Language Act, 1954, did not have powers to frame rules.

Poorest district Nabarangpur gets its first chemotherapy unit
Tue, May 24, 2016

On April 26, a chemotherapy centre, a one-room unit near the ICU with two beds, opened at Nabarangpur.

The constant struggles and lasting popularity of jatra groups in Odisha
Sun, May 22, 2016

When a bus plunged into a gorge wiping out nearly an entire jatra troupe in Odisha, it was a reminder of the lives on the road the state’s 100-odd such groups lead. Photographs: CHANDRA SEKHAR SAHOO

Safety Of Jagamohan Prayer Hall: After Naveen’s letter to PM, Central team to visit Jagannath temple for repair work
Tue, May 17, 2016

Union Culture Minister said the repair work had been delayed due to some technical problems.

Odisha reservation row: Agitating MLAs prostrate before CM in Assembly, Naveen walks away
Sat, May 14, 2016

Patnaik did not bat an eyelid as the legislators begged and fell at his feet.

Dairy farmers spill 14,000 litres of milk in Odisha stir
Fri, May 13, 2016

The farmers from Bheden and Atabira block of Bargarh district were protesting against Omfed authorities’ refusal to accept their milk on grounds of adulteration.

We require more than 70,000 judges to clear pending cases: CJI TS Thakur
Mon, May 09, 2016

Continuing to express concern over low judge-population ratio in the country, Chief Justice of India TS Thakur on Sunday said access to justice was a fundamental right and governments cannot afford to deny it to the people.

Top court censures Odisha HC verdict
Sun, May 08, 2016

The apex court observed that the Justices Indrajit Mahanty and D P Choudhury of HC had “plainly exceeded their jurisdiction” and ventured into “seriously disputed factual issues”.

Bauxite sourcing from Niyamgiri: SC order restricts Sterlite’s plans
Sat, May 07, 2016

In August 2013, the aboriginal Dongria Kandhs of Niyamgiri in 12 gram sabhas had said “no” to any mining in their place of worship following an order by Supreme Court.

SC imposes Rs 5 crore penalty on private Odisha medical college
Sat, May 07, 2016

Though KIMS in 2014-15 was granted permission to admit an additional 50 students over and above the 100 students that was already its entitlement, it admitted 150 in 2015-16.

Narrow escape for Vistara flight passengers as bird hits nose
Thu, May 05, 2016

Though the front part of the Vistara-UK709 plane was damaged in the accident, all passengers were safe.

Odisha: Elephant corridor notification pending since four years despite rising deaths
Mon, May 02, 2016

With no elephant corridors in place, more and more elephants are falling in wells, dying on train tracks or falling victim to retaliatory attacks after straying from corridors.

Subroto Bagchi to head Odisha Skill Development Authority
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

He would assume office on May 1 and report to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. A statement from government said Bagchi will be given all the support necessary to make a difference to the youth of the state.

Odisha Board Class 10th results 2016: Girls outdo boys
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Odisha 10th HSC Result 2016: While 2,46,240 girls cleared the examination, 2,43,482 boys were declared passed. All the students in 715 schools have passed while in 21 schools none of them could clear the examination

TN youth who burned coaches: Accused not terrorist, but megalomaniac, says NIA
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Five months after a Tamil Nadu youth was accused of heading a terror module after his arrest in train burning cases, the National Investigation Agency has ruled out any terrorism angle.

Odisha murder: Ex-school inspector gets life
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

CBI is yet to file a chargesheet in the case and is still hunting for the man who set the woman afire.

Dilip Tirkey to raise blackout at Indian Grand Prix athletics meet in Rajya Sabha
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

The first Indian GP, which was conducted at New Delhi’s JLN Stadium on Sunday saw a sudden power outage during the beginning of the event.

In grip of heat wave, Odisha declares early summer break
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

With an unprecedented heat wave sweeping the state, the Odisha government Monday declared summer vacation in all state government schools from April 26.

The Loneliness of Long Distance Runner – Budhia Singh
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

He was a four-year-old for whom impossible was nothing. With his coach cheering him on, he ran from Puri to Bhubaneswar. Ten years on, where is Budhia Singh?

Bhubaneswar: 26 years on, encroachment by crorepati MLA razed
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Twenty-six years after Sanatan Mahakud, then an alleged small-time local don, illegally encroached on five acres of reserve forest land, the bulldozers moved in to flatten the compound walls around it on Friday.

26 years later, Odisha govt bulldozes illegal construction of its crorepati MLA
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

With declared assets worth Rs 51 crore and his wife's Shantilata's as Rs 18 crore, Sanatan Mahakud was one of the richest candidates in 2014 assembly polls.

As the heat rises in Odisha, water is a scarce commodity
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

In steel city Rourkela, a massive drinking water crisis is unfolding in the Rourkela Steel Plant township due to the drying up of the river Koel which provides water to the city.

Odisha bus accident- When Ayodhya wailed: Life, struggle and death of a jatra group
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

On Sunday, the bus carrying Pradhan and 37 others from the troupe, skidded off a hilly ghat, falling nearly 300 feet. Twenty-seven people, including Pradhan, died, 11 others survived.

Odisha bus accident: Vehicle’s fitness certificate expired 3 yrs ago
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Preliminary probe by transport department officials has revealed that the fitness certificate of the bus had expired three years ago.

30 killed, 8 injured as bus falls into gorge in Odisha
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Police said the bus carrying 38 passengers of Bharati Gananatya, a local jatra group, went off the hilly road and plunged into a 200-250 feet gorge at Tilebani Gayala ghat.

With eye on 2017 panchayat polls, Naveen Patnaik extends cheap lunch scheme to 100 new centres
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Inaugurating one of the Ahaar centres at Cuttack, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said such centres would address the issue of hunger.

CBI raid on chit fund company in Odisha and across other States
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Astha collected over Rs 500 crore under three different schemes - money circulation, goat farming and beverage - from thousands of people between 2006 and 2012.

Odisha: Govt provides transportation to children who have to cross river, hills to reach school
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

In districts like Kandhamal, there are places where children have to walk over tightrope to reach the school across a river.

Maneka Gandhi writes to Naveen Patnaik on illegal detention of cow protection activist
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

In a strongly worded letter to Naveen, Gandhi alleged that animal welfare activist Tirtha Kumar Sahu in Rayagada district was arrested and tortured by the Rayagada district collector.

Odisha schools to be shut till April 20 as mercury soars
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

The rising heat has led to increasing number deaths due to sunstroke.

A Free Bard
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Haladhar Nag, the Koshali language poet who won the Padma Shri this year, is an unlikely literary hero.

Posco to NGT: Not starting work on Odisha steel project
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

Posco told a NGT bench headed by Justice Swatantra Kumar that they are not in a position to carry on any work due to issues of the environmental clearance.

Odisha sounds heatwave alert in coastal districts
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Wary of the heatwave deaths, the State government has already asked the schools in the State to ensure no classes are held after 10.30 am.

Odisha reels under intense heatwave, Bhubaneswar hottest at 43.2 degree Celsius
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Last month, mercury in Bhubaneswar touched 42.2 degree Celsius, breaking the 64-year-old record for the month.

Four months after wife committed suicide over failed crop, Odisha farmer kills self
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

The farmer couple had borrowed a huge amount from private money lenders and were under severe mental stress after standing crops were damaged.

Odisha: Defying tradition, sisters perform mother’s last rites
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Chandrakanti (35) and Rosy (30) took the step after no man from the village came forward to carry Dei Pradhan’s body even several hours after her death Monday.