Grozip StartUp from Odisha to eFounders Fellowship Programme

Bhubaneswar: Grozip, a startup from Odisha got selected to participate in the eFounders Fellowship programme jointly organized by the Alibaba Business School and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to support sustainable development. The programme is being mentored by Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba and other leaders from Alibaba. It is a proud moment in the startup […]

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Cyclonic Rains: BMC Positioned 11 Pumps by Evening on Day II

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today received seven complaints of water-logging by evening hours with the Bhubaneswar Operations Centre (BOC) receiving one and the Storm Water Control Room receiving six complaints respectively. The civic body positioned 11 pumps at various low-lying areas as the city received 26.1 mm rainfall and the Odisha Fire Services […]

What I Don’t Know about Sanjukta Panigrahi | Part Two | 1958 – 1985

By Donovan Roebert ‘The next seven years were a trial of strength for her. Financial troubles, child births, marital discord … everything followed one after the other…’ I suppose many dancers have been in the situation where the mother-in-law wants them to give up dancing and the husband acquiesces through weakness. Then everything may well come […]

Blue Dart Achieves 100% PIN Code Coverage in Odisha

Blue Dart Expands Reach in Order to Deliver to Every Indian home by December 2018 Rising demand in tier II, III & IV towns in India Major expansion to cover all 19,100+ pin codes by December 2018 Currently has achieved 100% coverage in 16 States & Union Territories with 17,677+ pin codes Bhubaneshwar: Blue Dart, […]

Daye Hits Odisha, Triggers Heavy Downpour

Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ over south Odisha and neighbourhood moved west-northwestwards with a speed about 26 kmph and weakened into a Deep Depression and lay centred over south interior part of the state. The cyclone triggered heavy downpour accompanied by high velocity wind in several parts of the state. It will weaken gradually into a Depression. Daye moved west-northwestward with […]

Human Trafficking: Survivors Speak out Ordeal

Bhubaneswer: In an attempt to create awareness about human trafficking and building safe communities a media interaction session was organized by International Justice Mission (IJM) in Bhubaneswar. During the event survivors spoke out the ordeal of physical and psychological abuse they faced after being trafficked. Victims of unsafe migration from different parts of Odisha shared their stories of […]

Odisha Primary Healthcare in Bad Shape: People’s Health Assembly

National Health Assembly on 22-23 September Bhubaneswar: A State-level ‘People’s Health Assembly’ was conducted here on Sunday which was organised by the Jana Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), part of the Global Health Assembly. Speakers at the meeting stressed the need for a comprehensive health policy which will guarantee healthcare for all. Joint convenor of Jana Swasthya Abhiyan, […]

Seaplane on Chilika: Police Seize Baijayant’s Copter

Bhubaneswar: Puri Police on Monday seized IMFA’s helicopter flown by former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda for allegedly violating flight rules and entering the no flying eco-sensitive zone of Chilika lagoon on September 15. However, Baijayant termed the action a vindictive attempt by the ‘third floor’ of the State secretariat to curtail his movement across the State. Panda took to […]

What I Don’t Know about Sanjukta Panigrahi | Part One | 1944-1958

By Donovan Roebert At the end of his rather forlorn-sounding article about Sanjukta Panigrahi posted at, Kedar Mishra concludes: Truly speaking, Sanjukta’s legacy has not been properly nurtured by her own people. Organizing festivals or distributing awards in her name is simple tokenism. The preservation of her great legacy and documentation of her life and […]