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    Odisha's famous maritime festival 'Bali Jatra' kicks off

    Cuttack: The eight-day Bali Jatra festival was inaugurated by Odisha Legislative Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro this evening at Gadagadia ghat on the river bed of Mahanadi. The festival is celebrated to commemorate the maritime history of Odisha and its ancient trading links with Bali of Indonesia. Indonesia's ambassador to India, Sidharto R. Suryodipuro was also present at...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Prof Ashok Mahapatra in Limca Book of Records for rare craniopagus surgery of Jaga-Balia

    Bhubaneswar: Famous Odisha-born neurosurgeon has added another feather to his hat as he has featured in the 2020 edition of the Limca Book of Records. Prof. Ashok Kumar Mahapatra has earned this distinction for the rare craniopagus surgery of conjoined twins Jaga-Balia at AIIMS in New Delhi in 2017. Dr Mahapatra is currently working with a private medical...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    'Fake Doctor' treated patients in Odisha Govt hospital for 3 years!

    Rourkela: Indicating serious lapses in appointment of doctors in Government-run hospitals, an alleged fake doctor was found to be engaged at Nuagaon Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Sundergarh district for around three years. The incident came to light after a group of people of Nuagaon sought the intervention of Sundergarh Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) and Public Health...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Odisha makes building plan approval in rural areas mandatory

    Bhubaneswar: Construction of buildings in rural areas of Odisha will now require approval from competent authorities as the Housing and Urban Development Department has issued a notification in this regard. Technical sanction by concerned District Town Planning Unit for building plans for built up areas exceeding 500 sqm and/or G+2 buildings in rural areas has become mandatory, the...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    When Nanak's poetry flowed in Puri

    By Jagpreet Luthra The ambience of the Jagannath temple in Puri, today cannot even be a patch on what it would have been five centuries ago. Yet, those who stand there watching the Aarti at night, the frothing sea as the fountain, swear by its breath-taking beauty. So did Guru Nanak-as he stood at the temple under a star-studded sky sometime in 1506. In a spontaneous song, Nanak expressed his deep awe at what...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Boita Bandana: Odisha Remembers Maritime Tradition On Kartika Purnima

    Bhubaneswar: A month-long 'habisha' and five-day 'Panchuka' today ended with Boita Bandana Utsav on the occasion of the holy Kartika Purnima across the State. People from different age groups floated miniature boats on the auspicious occasion at rivers, ponds and sea to mark the rich maritime legacy of ancient Odisha. The temples across the State witnessed...

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    Odisha institutes award in name of 'Suraj' to promote organ donation

    Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced to institute an annual award in the name of Suraj, who saved lives of six persons after death. Suraj, a resident of Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district was working in Surat. He lost his life after facing a fatal road accident on October 29. After struggling for about 5-6 days in hospital, he was declared brain dead on...

    • 2 days ago
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    Odisha CM asks Collectors of cyclone hit districts to submit report by Nov 18

    Bhubaneswar: After making an aerial survey of Cyclone Bulbul hit areas of the State, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed Collectors of the affected districts to submit damage assessment report to Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena by November 18. Also, he asked the officials to ensure that the assistance is provided to the affected people by November...

    • 2 days ago
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    2-day power cut at these Odisha places from tomorrow

    Bhubaneswar: People residing in several areas of Cuttack, Puri, Bhubaneswar, Khordha and Dhenkanal will have to face power cut for two days starting tomorrow. Due to maintenance work to be carried out by Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU), there will be power cut for few hours in Cuttack Rural, Puri, Bhubabeswar Urban, Cuttack Urban, Khordha and Dhenkanal on November 12 and...

    • 2 days ago
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    Odia music director makes Bollywood debut

    Bhubaneswar: Good news for fans of popular Odia film music director Prem Anand as he has made his Bollywood debut with the film 'Luv U Turn'. Prem Anand has directed two songs in the upcoming flick 'Luv U Turn' directed by Harish Raut under One World International banner. A romantic track - Bahon mein apni tu, lyric by Arun Kumar and sung by Mohit Kumar and Aditi Paul, and another...

    • 2 days ago

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