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47th OSA Convention Concluded

Providence, Rhode Island, USA: With the theme of “Transforming Odisha for a Better Tomorrow Through Partnership”, the 47th Odisha Society of America (OSA) Annual Convention has been concluded on 3rd July 2016 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence in New England Region, USA.  The 3-Day event featured iconic and inspirational speakers, world-class entertainment, workshops […]


NHRC intervention sought on Kandhamal Fake Encounter

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The chairperson of Human Rights Front[HRF] Manoj Jena has sought NHRC intervention into Kandhamal fake encounter incident held on Friday evening. Five innocent villagers were killed and five others have been seriously injured by CRPF firing in Malapanga forest under Tumudibandha police limits in Kandhamal district of Odisha. In his […]


Naxals Set Afire 2 Forest Beat Houses in Nayagarh

By Swadesh Kumar Rath, Nayagarh: Late Friday night, a group of Left Wing extremists attacked and ransacked two forest beat houses in Nayagarh district. They set ablaze Dhipisahi beat house in Kuanria range and Geregedi beat house  in Chhamundia range under Gania police station of Nayagarha district. They also attacked Geregedi anti-poaching center, Khosa Masaka […]




Soon a Water Research Institute in Odisha: Sri Sri Ravishankar

Washington: Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravishankar announced a water research institute in Odisha. Aimed at combining the ancient knowledge of water harvesting with the latest technology, a water research institute will be established in Odisha by the Art of Living, he has said. At the India Water Summit 2016 held in the Silicon […]


Had They Been Wearing Helmets !

By Swadesh Rath, Nayagarh: Extraordinary scenes at Itamati, Nayagarh, as mourners turned out for the funeral of 3 youth killed in a bike accident at Khandapara. In a touching tribute, mourners gathered at the funeral site at Itamati (Badatangipatna) for the cremation of Raghunath Khanda, Gaura Bisoi and Binay Sahoo, who died as their bike […]


Special Screening of Odia Cinema Samaya on 8th July

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar City-based organization Film Journalists’ Forum (FJF) is going to host a special screening of the 1975 Odia movie Samaya, at Jayadev Bhawan on 8th July, Friday evening. Samay was directed by Ganesh Mahapatra. The movie stars Shriram Panda(now Swami Nitya Chaitanya), Prashanta Nanda,Tripura Misra, Dhir Biswal and George Tiadi in the […]



Landmark Judgment for Trafficking Ganja

By Swadesh Kumar Rath, Nayagarh In a landmark judgment first of its kind in Odisha, Nayagarh Additional District Sessions Judge (with special power) SUSANT NAYAK, has pronounced 15 years rigorous imprisonment to the convict and imposed a fine of Rupees 2 lack or face 3 years additional imprisonment for default, for involvement in narcotic drug cannabis (Ganja) […]