September 2016

Art Promotion With Art Conservation Has To Be The Mantra: Bikram Grewal

India’s ace birdman, naturalist, art-collector and art connoisseur Bikram Grewal is in Bhubaneswar to deliver a lecture at the Ila Panda Centre for Arts (IPCA) in the Art and Nature series. Bhubaneswar-based birdwatcher Panchami Manoo Ukil spoke to him on his ideas on art and natural history for The Odisha Story. Panchami: Welcome to Odisha Bikram. First […]


Odisha: Bus Strike on Sep 29

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: All Orissa Bus Owners’ Association (AOBOA) on Sunday decided to launch a 24-hour bus strike in the state from 6 am on September 29 to 6 am on the next day protesting arrest of owner of the bus, which met with an accident near Athamallik on September 9 in Angul […]




Daughters Carry Mother’s Body

By Odisha Story Bureau, Kalahandi: They dismantled the roof of their house for the cremation wood. A month after the Dana Majhi episode shocked the country, the district of Kalahandi again shot to controversy after four daughters of a widow had to act as pallbearers as no one came to help them. With nobody coming forward to […]


Nayagarh Cracker Blast: Death Toll Mounts To 6

Nayagarh: The death toll in yesterday’s cracker unit blast in Nayagarh district rose to 6 today with 4 more injured victims succumbing to their burn injuries in SCB hospital, Cuttack. While the charred body of a man was recovered from the site last evening, three of the injured persons succumbed to injuries today and another man died […]


Love Knows No Height

A Ragpicker’s World By Jyoti Nanda: Love blossomed and both the characters of this story here eloped. They eloped to a fair.The fair was thickly crowded. Not that they both believed in the philosophy of loneliness that one by becoming the part of any crowd can realize with utmost anonymity. Lonely crowd never was their […]


Dana Majhi Case: Opposition Demands House Committee Probe

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: A month since has been passed since Dana Majhi walked 10 km with his wife’s body on his shoulder in Kalahandi district. Today Odisha Assembly witnessed uproarious scenes with opposition Congress and BJP demanding a House Committee probe into the incident. During Zero hour Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati […]


Disrespecting National Anthem: BJD Members Apologise

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Today, ruling BJD MLAs Samir Ranjan Dash and Byamakesh Ray have tendered apology for Ray’s misconduct inside the state legislative assembly earlier yesterday. While BJD spokesman Samir Ranjan Dash had apologised outside the house for Ray’s conduct, inside the house Ray regretted over his conduct during recital of the national anthem in Assembly […]


Mahanadi Issue: CPI(M) Asks Naveen To Move SC

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The CPI(M) today suggested that Odisha government move the Supreme Court for setting up a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute, as there is little scope to get justice from the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. A CPI(M) delegation informed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about the party’s view […]