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Odisha in 2017: Not much to cheer about

Bhubaneswar: Political heat, strained Centre-state relations, farmer suicides and the Mahanadi river water row marked the year 2017 in Odisha.In Febru...

Samba Dashami

As per the legend, Sun God cured the son of Lord Krishna, Samba, of leprosy on this day. Hence women of the house worship the Sun God for the welfare ...

Odisha celebrates Dhanu Sankranti

Dhanu Sankranti is observed on the day when the Sun enters in the Sagittarius or Dhanur Rashi and the Dhanur Mas (month of the Bow), the ninth month o...

Forest dept drive to ensure safety of Olive Ridley turtles

Berhampur: The forest department has set up nine protection units to ensure safe nesting of Olive Ridley turtles near Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam...

Over 40,000 persons detected with HIV in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  As many as 42,998 persons were detected with HIV positive in Odisha, out of which 2,277 were women, a report by Odisha State AIDS C...