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Odisha’s Kalpana Dash Dies On Everest

Kathmandu: International climber and first Mt Everest climber from Odisha, 49-year-old Kalpana Dash, died above the balcony area on Mt Everest this afternoon, bringing death toll to 14 on different mountains above 8,000 m in the spring climbing season. According to Meera Acharya, Director at the Department of Tourism, Kalpana Dash, who was a member of […]

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Ex-MLA Gangadhar Pradhan No More

Rourkela: Odisha Legislative Assembly’s former member Gangadhar Pradhan died today at a private hospital here. He was a four times MLA, once from Sundargarh and thrice from Talsara assembly constituency. Pradhan was 90 years old and was admitted to the Community Welfare Society (CWS) Hospital at Jagda where he breathed his last. He was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly […]


Ved Prakash Agrawal Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Sitting MLA and Biju janata Dal (BJD) Assembly constituency candidate Ved Prakash Agarwal passed away at a private hospital here today morning. He was 83. Agarwal was undergoing treatment for old age related diseases at a private hospital here ever since election process began in the first week of March. The BJD veteran had […]


Artist Basanta Panda’s Death Anniversary Observed

Bhubaneswar: The 61st death anniversary of renowned artist Basanta Kumar Panda was observed at Suvadra Art Gallery, Bhubaneswar yesterday as people from all sections of the society paid tributes to the great son of the soil. The Odisha state Lalit Kala Academy jointly organized the event with Suvadra Art Gallery. Odisha’s prominent artist Rabinarayan Rath attended […]


Nation Remembers Indira Gandhi on Her Death Anniversary

New Delhi: The nation remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 34th death anniversary today. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid floral tributes to the former Prime Minister at Shakti Sthal in Delhi. The former Prime Minister, also known as the Iron Lady of India, was […]


Veteran Filmmaker Amiya Patnaik Passed Away

Bhubaneswar, 19 October: National Award winning Odia filmmaker Amiya Ranjan Patnaik left for his heavenly abode today morning at 7.59 at Medant Hospital in Gurugram, leaving behind a gaping hole in the Odia film industry. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was admitted to the hospital on October 10. Amiya Patnaik was only 63. […]


Sankar Parida’s Father Manu Parida Passed Away

Puri: Former chairman of Puri Sadar block, Puri Zila Parisad, State Coir Board and State Panchayat Council, convener of Odia Bhasha Sangram Samiti and president of Odia Juba Lekhak Sammelan poet Sankar Parida’s father Manu Parida passed away on the auspicious 9th day of Rath Yatra. Manu Parida was 86 and survived by 3 sons. […]


Noted Industrialist Bansidhar Panda No More

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar, May 22, 2018: He is considered as the torchbearer of modern industrial transformation in Odisha. The illustrious entrepreneur and founder and director of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) Bansidhar Panda left for his heavenly abode at his Bhubaneswar residence today . Bansidhar Panda (1931-2018) was instrumental in setting up industries that contributed to Odisha’s development in […]


Veteran Odia Actress Anita Das is No More

By Odisha Story Bureau, Cuttack, May 11, 2018: the quintessential mother of Odia films, senior actress Anita Das who acted in numerous blockbusters like ‘Jajabara’, ‘Maa O Mamata’, ‘Pua Mora Kala Thakura’ and ‘Swapna Sagar’, passed away today at the age of 67. He died due to cardiac arrest at his Shelter Chhak residence here today morning. Born on October […]


Statue of Indian Leaders in Moscow

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The statue of  Vladimir Lenin, the Russian communist leader. was demolished in Tripura yesterday. People in social media often raised the question: Why does a statue of foreign leader will be there and why not statue of a national Hero? Russian and India shares a long relationship both politically and culturally. […]