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Pana Sankranti 2013 Date

Maha Bishuba Sankranti is the first day of the month of ‘Baisakh’ as well as the solar year. This is also called “Jala Visuva Sankranti”. In Orissa it is known as “Pana Sankranti”, named after ‘Pana’, the main drink offering specially prepared on this occasion. According to the rituals, the Oriya New Year is started […]

I-T collection in Odisha jumps by 18%

Income Tax collection in Odisha has registered 18 per cent growth in 2012-13 with mines operator Indrani Patnaik emerging as top individual tax payer in the State. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Chief Income Tax Commissioner of Odisha Region, Santosh Kumar Srivastava, said, “the growth in net IT collection has been spectacular. The […]

Odisha Maritime Museum opens Monday

Once a breeding ground for dangerous insects, Jobra on Monday turned a hotspot for visitors with the inauguration of Odisha State Maritime Museum. The museum was inaugurated by chief minister Naveen Patnaik here on Monday on the occasion of Utkal Divas. Besides projecting the maritime practices and traditions, vessels and artifacts, glory and achievements from […]

All districts to have cyber cells from April 1

From April 1, Cyber cells will start functioning in all 34 police districts of Odisha. Currently, the state’s only cyber police station functions under the Crime Branch in Cuttack. Each police station at the district headquarters has been equipped with computer and internet facility and the police personnel at the district level have been provided […]

Send suggestions to improve +2 exam

The state government has asked for suggestions from educationists, vice-chancellors, administrators, people’s representatives, students and mediapersons, among others, to list out possible measures on examination reforms for Plus II examination by April 15 in view of the recent question paper leak and manipulation of answer paper evaluation reported in previous years. One can mail the […]

Good Friday observed in Odisha

People across Odisha, including communally sensitive Kandhamal district which had witnessed largescale riots in 2008, today mourned crucification of Jesus Christ by observing Good Friday. Reports of peaceful Good Friday came from Phulbani, Daringbadi, Raikia, Nuagam, Balliguda, Kotagarh and Tumudibandh areas of Kandhamal district which had witnessed largescale riots in the aftermath of the killing […]

Utkal Divas on 1 April 2013

On 1st April 1936, the state of Odisha was formed and to remember the contributions and sacrifices made by the people of Orissa in those old days, Utkal Divas or Odisha Day is celebrated all over the state. Not only in Orissa but Utkal Diwas is celebrated in many cities and towns in India and […]

Use herbal colours in Holi

With people starting to realize the hazards of using chemical colours during Holi, demand for herbal colours went up significantly in the city a day before the celebrations. While most shops stocked herbal colours in large quantities, sale of water colours went down with people preferring the drier varieties. The herbal colours available in the […]

Madhu Barnabodha in Braille soon

The Cuttack district administration is set to release the Oriya language primer ‘Madhu Barnabodha’ in Braille soon to facilitate educational material for the blind right from the elementary to secondary school stages. The first-of-its-kind initiative to ease the visually impaired into Odia language education is in its advanced stage of production and will be launched […]