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OPL to make colourful comeback in April 2013

Odisha Cricekt Association has decided to restart the state level Twenty20 cricket tournament, Odisha Premiere League (OPL), which had been called off this year following a string of controversies. “We have decided to start OPL again from the first week of April 2013,” said OCA secretary Ashirbad Behera. OCA authorities have decided to conduct the […]

Vedanta Alumina Ltd shuts down Lanjigarh Refinery

Due to shortage of Bauxite raw material, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) on Saturday announced a temporary shutdown of its refinery plant at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district. Simultaneously, its captive power plant generating 75 MW has also been shut down. The unit is operational for seven years. The closure of the refinery would hit the livelihood […]

Akshaya Samman 2012 awarded to Anandji

Ace music composer duo Kalyanji-Anandji received the sixth Akshaya Samman of 2012 for lifetime achievement in the field of music. Anandji Virji Shah accepted the award on their behalf from Tourism Minister Maheswar Mohanty and Agricultre Minister Debi Prasad mishra. Akshaya Samman was conferred to Anandji on the occasion of birth anniversary of legendary Odia […]

Utkal University starts Computer Literacy Programme

Utkal Computer Literacy To make all its faculty members and students computer literate, Utkal University on Thursday started an ambitious programme and tied up with Microsoft for the initiative. Microsoft will train around 40 lecturers who in turn will pass down the skills to others. Everybody will be conversant with the varsity’s e-initiative so that […]

Voice of Odisha Tarang 2012 Auditions in Six Cities

Voice of Odisha is back in Television. Season 2 of this popular singing talent hunt show will be telecasted in Tarang TV. Auditions for Voice of Odisha 2 will start from 13th October 2012. Judges will be music composers Goodly Rath & Sarat Nayak and singers Tapu Mishra & Pami. This year auditions will be […]

Radio Days and Rubai Two albums on old songs released

Two music albums, created by Devdas Chhotray, Susmita Das and Om Prakash Mohanty, were released by Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare on Sunday at Rabindra Mandap Bhubaneswar. Arun Kumar Sahoo (Energy and I&PR Minister) and Dilip Hali (General Secretary Orissa Cine Critics Association) also present there. Former Chief Secretary DP Bagchi spoke about the golden days […]

Pua Jiuntia celebrated in Western Orissa

The markets on Sunday were crowded with mothers making special purchases for ‘Pua Jiuntia’. The festival celebrates the special bond between mother and the children. Monday will see mothers across Western Odisha fasting the whole day without water for the wellbeing of their children. Pua Jiuntia is a well known festival of Kosal or Western […]

Durga Puja Odisha Celebration Dates 2012

In Orissa, the Durga Puja is celebrated with great pomp and show. The entire state strikes a different chord altogether echoing the music of bonhomie, brotherhood and festivity. The grandeur of the Puja turns Cuttack into a new city during the last four days of the festival beginning from Maha-Shashti till the day when the […]

Bus fare hike in Odisha very soon

The state government on Saturday began examining private bus owners’ demand to hike fares in view of the latest increase in diesel prices. “We have sent our proposal to the state government. The government is likely to take a decision on this shortly,” said a member of the technical committee. In the wake of diesel […]