August 2018

Under-5 Mortality Rate in Rayagada Alarming: IIASA

Bhubaneswar: According to a recent study by Austria-based non-profit International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), almost half of the districts in India are not on track to reduce the mortality rates of newborns and meet the target set under the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. In Odisha’s Rayagada the under 5 mortality rate is 141.7, one among the […]



Rourkela Girl in BCCI Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy

Bhubaneswar: Rourkela’s ace cricketer Reema Laxmi Ekka has made it to the BCCI Senior Women’s T-20 team for the Challenger Trophy. The Senior Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy will be held in Alur, Karnataka from August 14 to 21. There are three teams to participate. Reema is selected to play for team India Red. Reema, the daughter of […]


Maoists Link: Odisha Father-Son Duo Arrested by DRI

Mumbai: Two persons were arrested by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) weeks ago for their alleged link with Maoists. The father-son duo were identified as Vishnu Bhadra (56) and Premanand (35), both residents of Malkangiri in Odisha. They were arrested by DRI in July in Chhattisgarh. Now DRI is probing their links with naxalite groups. They reportedly told […]


Naveen Patnaik the Kejriwal of His Time, Writes Ruben

  Shoe hurled at Srikant Jena during Naveen’s meeting at Panikoili Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM’s new biography “Naveen Patnaik”, written by Outlook magazine editor Ruben Banerjee was released in Bhubaneswar yesterday. In this book Ruben lifts the veil from Naveen Patnaik, the mysterious politician from Odisha. Ruben wrote almost every aspect of Naveen Patnaik’s life, both political and personal. From […]


Mughalsarai Junction Renamed, Opposition Protests

Mughalsarai: The Mughalsarai Junction in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed today as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction. Minutes after this move, scores of Samajwadi Party and Congress workers came on the roads of Mughalsarai and staged massive demonstration against the renaming today afternoon. A group of SP workers had gathered at their local unit office near Shastri Park on station road of […]


Team SABAS BIJU Meets CM

Bhubaneswar: Young and talented team of award-winning children’s film ‘Sabas Biju’ met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the eve of its screening here today. The CM saw the promo of the children’s film and lauded child protagonist Snehal Sujal Mohanty and writer-director Santosh Panda. Naveen Patnaik Tweeted, #BijuBabu was truly an inspiration for generations that bears […]


Utkal University Celebrates Platinum Jubilee on Aug 7

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s oldest university Utkal University, popularly known as Vani Vihar, is going to celebrate its platinum jubilee on 7th August 2018. The Mother University in the State, Utkal University has a distinguished history. It is the 17th oldest university of the country which was established on 27th November, 1943 to fulfill the hope and aspiration of […]


Ruben Banerjee’s Naveen Patnaik Released

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s biography encompassing his over two decades of political life was unveiled here today. The book, titled “Naveen Patnaik” and penned by Editor of Outlook Ruben Banerjee, was released by former Odisha DGP Amiya Bhushan Tripathy at a function here. Regarding Patnaik’s journey in Odisha’s political turf, author Banerjee said Naveen Patnaik became a success despite having spent many years outside the […]


On Friendship Day City Walks Become Special

Bhubaneswar, August 5: On the Friendship Day both the Ekamra Walks Old Town Circuit in the morning and Museum Walk in the evening saw friends from different walks of life and background. Especially during the afternoon Museum Walk many young friends visited Kala Bhoomi and enjoyed the art, craft and handloom wealth of Odisha. During […]