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Odisha flood situation worsens

At least 10 people were feared killed and 95,000 evacuated as the flood situation worsened in Odisha following incessant rain in most parts of the state for the fifth consecutive day on Friday. Of the ten deaths, 6, including 4 members of a family were killed in wall collapse in Jagatsinghpur district and four others […]

Solila Parida won best foreign film award

English film “Desires of the Heart”, produced by Odisha-born Solila Parida, has won the best foreign film award at the LA Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film, which deals with the ‘Sati’ practice in a light manner with a good dose of drama, suspense and great music, was shot in Savannah, Georgia as […]

Free talk time from Reliance in Odisha

Reliance Communications is offering a daily free recharge of 10 minutes for a period of five days, from October 20 to its customers in Odisha on both the CDMA and GSM platforms to ensure that they stay connected with their loved ones in this hour of need, a company release today said. Reliance has stepped […]

Odisha Govt announced special package

Government of Odisha announced a special package for farmers, fishermen, weavers and students affected by cyclone ‘Phailin’ and the resultant floods on Monday. As per the decision, a farmer in the calamity-hit area will get at least Rs 2,000 as compensation while Rs 16,500 would be given for loss of milch cow or buffalo. Fishermen […]

Odisha government seeks Rs 4242 crore

Odisha government sought Rs 4,242.41 crore from the Centre towards repair and restoration work following the devastation caused by Cyclone Phailin and the subsequent flood. The state government has given a memorandum showing a loss of Rs 4,242.41 crore due to the cyclone and the floods. The damage includes houses, power sector, roads, buildings of […]

Heavy rainfall in Odisha from Oct 23

Director of regional meteorology department S.C. Sahoo said a low pressure off the Tamilnadu coast was likely to develop into a deep depression. Under its impact, there is also a possibility of heavy rainfall in southern districts of Odisha between October 23 and 27. It has worried the administration as it might affect restoration in […]

Debashis first Grand Master from Odisha

Twenty-one year old odia chess player Debashis Das on Friday became the first-ever Grandmaster from Odisha. According to World Chess Federation (FIDE) rules, a player must win three GM norms and cross 2500 rating points at least once in his career to become a Grandmaster. Debashis secured his third GM norm in the A category […]

Floods hit Odisha after cyclone Phailin

After cyclone Phailin, Odisha is now facing the threat of floods. Balasore is the worst affected district with more than 68,000 people hit by the overflowing rivers. Subarnarekha, Baitarani and Budhabalang rivers are flowing above the danger mark. The other flood-hit districts in the state are Mayurbhanj, Jajpur and Bhadrak. Floods triggered in major rivers […]