Traffic handled at Paradip Port: Data for 13 Years

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar There is an interesting data on Paradip ports traffic handle from the fiscal year 2000-01 to 2013-14. The total traffic handled at Paradip port in 2000-01 was 19900 thousand tonnes and it increased to 68003 thousand tonnes in 2013-14, recording a growth of 241.72% during the period of 2000-01 to […]

Child-Marriage Cases Increasing in Nayagarh

By Swadesh Kumar Rath, Nayagarh  If you think only impoverished districts in Odisha were marrying off their little girls, you are wrong. The Child-Line figures show child marriage cases are going up every month in Nayagarh district which has the lowest girl-child ratio in the state. This has put Nayagarh amongst the top 5 districts […]

Rare Yellow Chelonian Rescued in Kendrapara

By Odisha Story Bureau, Kendrapara The Forest officials on Saturday (2nd July) night rescued a rare and endangered freshwater yellow tortoise from Koro village in Kendrapada district, Odisha. Its length is only 21 cm while its width 15 cm. Meanwhile, the turtle has been kept at Kendrapada Forest Range office. The Kendrapara Forest Range personnel […]

Adivasi Leaders United in State Capital to Discuss Their Rights

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar A two days workshop on “Governance of 5th Scheduled Area and Governing Laws” was held  at Jatri Nivas, Bhubaneswar. The program was organised by Indigenous People’s Forum, Odisha(IPFO). Adivasis / Scheduled Tribes  (STs) from 119 ITDA Blocks, 46 Modified Areas Development  Approach (MADA), 21 Clustered Villages and from Dispersed  Tribal […]

Papu’s Roller Coaster Ride

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar Odisha’s popular TV and Cinema artist, Comedian and erstwhile politician Tatwa Prakash Satpathy aka Papu Pom Pom was arrested by Odisha police on 30th June (Thursday) from his hideout, in a Puri apartment. His popularity and celebrity status were all washed away with this arrest as he faced serious charges of […]

At 41, India’s Only White Crocodile Lays Egg

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar Wildlife researchers were happy finding ‘Gori’ being a mother. 41-year-old Gori , India’s only female albino white crocodile, laid 40 eggs on 26th June at Dangamal in Bhitarkanika National Park, Kendrapada, Odisha. A rare Reptile Gori was born inside the Dangamal crocodile breeding and Research centre in an artificial method in […]

They Made It to Rio

Odisha’s Pride Dutee and Srabani By Odisha Story Bureau; Bhubaneswar Two Odia athletes, Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda, are representing India at the upcoming Rio Olympics. They brought double delight for the state as well as the country by making it possible. Sprinter Dutee is the second Indian women to be ever qualified for the […]

Born to Run

Budhia Singh: Found, Lost, and Found By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar March 2016, as Hindi movie Duranta bagged national award in Best Children’s Film category, we all were again reminded of the marathon tot Budhia Singh, the world’s youngest marathon runner listed in the Limca book of records in the year 2006. The biopic is ready […]

Monks Who Left Movies

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar From Odia film world to the world movies, once upon a time, they all were the center of attraction. On the silver screen, they were the dazzling stars. His style of delivering dialogue made girls mad. Her sexy body and naughty look offered youth sleepless nights. They all were kings and […]