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Odisha’s 2nd planetarium at Burla soon

After Bhubaneswar, second planetarium in Odisha is set to come up in Burla town. Work on the state’s second planetarium at Burla will begin in August, said minister of state for science and technology Ramesh Chandra Majhi. The government has already acquired five acre on the Jyoti Vihar Road for the Rs 12-crore project. Although […]

Bahuda Yatra Live Telecast Puri 2014

Bahuda Yatra is the return journey of the three chariots to Puri Jagannath Temple. In 2014, Bahuda Yatra date falls on 7th July (Monday). After spending a week inside the Gundicha temple, the deities commence their Bahuda Yatra on the 10th day. The return journey follows the same protocol and schedule, as is found during […]

RedBus ticket booking in Odisha now

With RedBus starting its operations in Odisha, people opting for bus travel, like air and railway passengers, can now book tickets online through this popular venture. Founded by three BITS-Pilani graduates – Phanindra Sama, Charan Padmaraju and Sudhakar Pasupunuri – redBus enables passengers to select seats from the seat layout that is displayed during booking. […]

Gokulananda Mohapatra passes away

Scientist and science fiction writer Gokulananda Mohapatra died at an Ahmedabad hospital on Wednesday night. His body was flown to Odisha on Thursday. The body was taken to Utkal University and Ravenshaw University. It was finally kept at his home in Dolamundai before being taken to Khannagar crematorium. Mohapatra (92) leaves behind two sons and […]

Special Tactical Unit of Odisha Police

Amid growing concern of terrorism in wake of Bodh Gaya incident, the Odisha Police on Monday launched a dedicated law enforcement unit to confront heavily-armed criminals and terrorists in urban areas. Christened as Special Tactical Unit (STU), a dedicated force to fight urban terrorism, which Odisha Police’s anti-extremist wing Special Operation Group (SOG) unveiled on […]

Sand art of Jagannath on Saradha Bali

Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik creates a sculpture of Lord Jagannath and the three chariots at Saradha Bali in front of Gundicha temple in Puri on Monday, instead of the Puri beach. Patnaik created an eight-feet high sand sculpture of Lord Jagannath and the three chariots. It took him and students of his art school seven […]

Narendra Modi to visit Odisha

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha on July 16, his first to the state after being elevated as the campaign committee chairman of the Bharatiya Janata Party. “Modiji is scheduled to come on a day’s visit to Odisha. His only programme is to visit the Puri Jagannath temple and seek the Lord’s blessings,” […]

KISS boy to attend UN Youth Assembly

Laxman Hembram, a 17-year-old tribal student of Odisha, has been invited to participate in the Malala Day United Nations Youth Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York on July 12. The Malala Day United Nations Youth Assembly coincides with the 16th birthday of Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani education activist and an advocate of girls’ rights. […]

Help desks and 82 special trains for Rath Yatra

Pilgrims need not walk long distances due to traffic regulations on Rath Yatra at Puri as they will be provided with free transportation in rickshaws throughout the day. ‘Green rider rickshaw’ service, operated by voluntary organization Barefoot, which recently won an award from President Pranab Mukherjee for the service, would press into service at least […]