August 2016

Amar Chitra Katha to Publish Comic Book on Swachh Bharat

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Amar Chitra Katha to publish and distribute a special edition of the comic book, focusing on Swachh Bharat Mission here today. The 32-page comic book will carry messages pertaining to sanitation and solid waste components of […]

Nutrition Mission to Overcome Child Deaths in Odisha: Unicef

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The death of 18 children from malnutrition in Nagada in Sukinda valley, Jajpur district, recently, exposed the glaring lapses in the state’s initiatives to check undernourishment deaths. Odisha, however, has been able to improve its nutrition level among children below two years of age. Unicef is of the opinion that […]

Jawan Pushed Out of Moving Train in Kalahandi

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhawanipatana: A Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawan was seriously injured after being pushed out of a moving train by some miscreants on Wednesday near Kesinga railway station in Odisha’s Kalahandi district. The victim, identified as constable Bhubaneswar Thakur of Koksara in Kalahandi, was on duty in Dhanbad-Allepy Express train from Titlagarh […]

2,251 Rape Cases in Odisha in 2015

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Odisha 5th in India, same as Delhi Madhya Pradesh has reported 4,391 rape cases Maharashtra reported 4,144 such incidents 3,644 and 3,025 rapes reported in Rajasthan and UP Over 34,600 cases of rape have been reported across the country last year with Madhya Pradesh and Delhi topping the infamous […]

A Woman’s Pride: Hemalata Mansingh

By Supriya Prasanta: Hemalata Mansingh(1919-2004) was born in Bilipada, Jagatsinghpur. She studied at Ravenshaw Girls High School. She was married to Mayadhara Mansingh, a poet and scholar of repute in Odisha. She learnt music from Gokulachandra Srichandan, a famous classical singer.   Her memoir, Priya Parama (The Intimate Beloved) was published in 2004. As noted by […]

Corpse on Shoulder: Now it’s Kandhamal

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of Dana Majhi incident in Kalahandi district, in Odisha’s Kandhamal district Amikanta Majhi  had to carry his two-year-old daughter’s body on his shoulder for 5 km. The incident once again highlights poor medical care facilities and apathy of doctors in Odisha. A few days ago, images of […]