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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 […]

Girls of Odisha celebrate Kumar Purnima

Young girls of Odisha are gearing up to look their best and seek blessings of the Moon God on Kumar Purnima festival that is today on 18th October 2013. It is believed that unmarried girls get a good life partner if they perform these rituals. Celebrated on the last day of the Ashwin month, the […]

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 […]

Odisha Phailin cyclone live updates

Cyclone Phailin on Sunday left a trail of destruction knocking down lakhs of homes affecting nearly 90 lakh people and destroying paddy crops worth about Rs 2,400 crore, but Odisha and Andhra Pradesh escaped from widespread loss of life. East Coast Railway on Sunday resumed train services and ran some special trains to carry stranded […]