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Odisha tribal stopped from cremating wife over non-payment of social penalty

India, Aug. 16 -- A tribal man in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district was not allowed to perform the last rites of his wife for more than two days because his father had failed to pay a social penalty impose... Read More


'I will call you': Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces 'Mo Sarkar' programme

India, Aug. 15 -- Odisha's chief minister Naveen Patnaik said on Thursday he will launch the 'Mo Sarkar' or My Government programme on October 2 to make state-run hospitals and offices and the police ... Read More


Odisha braces for flood as Hirakud dam readies to discharge floodwater

India, Aug. 14 -- At least 13 Odisha districts, including several coastal ones, on the banks of the River Mahanadi and its distributaries, are bracing for a flood from Thursday with Hirakud reservoir ... Read More


Odisha to double class time in English, maths and science

India, Aug. 13 -- To improve the results in state-run schools in English, science and maths, the Odisha government will double the duration of classes in these subjects from 45 minutes to 90 minutes. ... Read More


Odisha continues to face Fani aftermath

Puri, Aug. 12 -- 100 days after cyclone Fani ripped through the Odisha coast, killing 64 people and affecting over 16.5 million people in 14 of the state's 30 districts, people are still trying to pic... Read More


Odisha continues to face Fani aftermath

PURI, Aug. 12 -- About 100 days after cyclone Fani ripped through the Odisha coast, killing 64 people and affecting over 16.5 million people in 14 of the state's 30 districts, people are still trying ... Read More


Days after triple talaq act, Odisha woman alleges divorce by husband

India, Aug. 12 -- Ten days after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the triple talaq bill, a woman in Odisha's Balasore district alleged her husband divorced her by saying the word 'talaq' t... Read More


100 days after Cyclone Fani, coastal Odisha still to limp back to normal

India, Aug. 10 -- Making their way through large puddles of water on the school playground, children of the Rebana Nuagaon Nodal upper primary school in Puri district early this week queued up for mor... Read More


In Odisha, two newborn girls found abandoned in 24 hours

India, Aug. 8 -- Two unidentified newborn girls were found abandoned in hilly Gajapati area in coastal Balasore district of Odisha in the last 24 hours, bringing into focus the condition of girl child... Read More


With Naveen Patnaik's 5Ts mantra, Odisha officials turn pro-people

India, Aug. 6 -- Farmers in Bharasa village of Odisha's Ganjam district witnessed something they had not seen before. Their district collector Vijay Amrita Kulange got out of his official vehicle in ... Read More