Three Odias to Get Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman

Bhubaneswar: Three authors from Odisha are going to receive Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman for the year 207 and 2018. While Professor Gaganendra Nath Dash will be conferred with the award for Odia language for the year 2018, Dr Prafulla Kumar Tripathy and poet Haladhar Nag will jointly receive it for Koshali-Sambalpuri language for 2017. It’s a proud moment […]

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Ranga Sabha: Birth of New Literary Forum

Bhubaneswar: A new podium of brotherhood of Odia authors named as Ranga Sabha was born in Bhubaneswar last Sunday. Ranga Sabha is a monthly feature rich literary hub of like-minded Odia creative authors. The inaugural Baithak of Ranga Sabha was held at the office premises of leading publishing house PEN IN Books here. The concept […]

Odisha CM Dedicates ‘Odia Virtual Academy’ Portal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patanaik today launched the new web portal of Odia Virtual Academy ( It has 170 Odia books uploaded in Unicode format with an aim to promote Odia language and literature. Naveen Patnaik said, It’s a matter of pleasure that the new web portal of Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) is being […]

Sahitya Akademi: 38 Authors Return Awards

Bhubaneswar: A total number of 38 authors from different states and of different age groups have returned their Akademi Awards received from Sahitya Akademi (India’s national academy of letters), New Delhi. So far 39 authors have approached the Akademi in connection with award return. However one author has withdrawn his decision of returning the prestigious literary accolade. […]

Niranjan Patnaik Extends Support to Sona

Bhubaneswar, June 19, 2018: Why not FIR against Chief Minister: Niranjan Police complaint was filed against singer Sona Mohapatra for mispronunciation of many words in her 2017 rendition of the popular Odia bhajan Ahe Nila Saila. Protests are mounting against her and people in social media are demanding strong action against the Bollywood singer. However Odisha Congress president Niranjan Patnaik extended his support to Sona. Speaking […]

Museum Apologises For Disrespecting Odia Language

Bhubaneswar, June 18, 2018: Kala Bhoomi assures not to commit such mistakes in future A day after Odisha Story reported about the wrong and disrespectful Odia language at the Odisha Crafts Museum (Kala Bhoomi), museum authorities accepted their mistakes and begged apology. They wrote small notes of apology on Odisha Story’s both Facebook and Twitter pages. In […]

No Odia Signage? Get Ready to Pay Fine

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cabinet gave green nod to make Odia signage mandatory for shops and other establishments. It also approved 17 proposals during its meeting at the stat Secretariate today. According to reports the Cabinet  which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made it mandatory for all shops and commercial establishments to have […]

New Initiative to Promote Research in Hindi

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi:  One more milestone launched under Dainik Jagran’s initiative ‘Hindi Hain Hum’ to promote and strengthen Hindi. Researchers will get seventy five thousand per month under “Gyanvritti” Dainik Jagran is going to start ‘Gyanvritti’ to promote research in original writing in Hindi. ‘Gyanvritti’ will give opportunity to scholar to do […]

Odias Outside Odisha to Read Utkal Prasanga and Odisha Review

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Saraikla & Kharsawan areas in Jharkhand, erstwhile part of Odisha, are getting Government of Odisha’s magazine Utkal Prasanga and Odisha Review since last few years. Odia speaking people Saraikala-Kharsawan district are reading the charm of Jagannath culture through these two magazines. Today Odisha Government has initiated a journey to Odia-speaking regions in Andhra […]