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Pranab Patnaik to receive Jayadev Purskar

Bhubaneswar: Noted singer Pranab Kishore Patnaik will be conferred with the prestigious 'Jayadev Puraskhar' for the year 2016, the State Government said.

The Government announced the 28th State Odia Film Award, 2016 here on Monday. The award will be given to artists for excellence in as many as 27 departments.

According to the notification issued by the Culture Department, the film, 'Chini' (Sugar) was selected as the best feature film for the year 2016. While Samaresh Routray and Sushree Sangita were declared the best actor and the best actress, respectively, Meenaketan and Maheshweta Ray named as the best side actor and the actress actress, respectively. Similarly, Bishwaranjan was declared as the best comedian and Subrat Swain was named as the best lyricist. Sukumar Mani was named as the best film editor.

BJP Observes 12-Hour Bandh Demanding Sub-Division Status For Soro

Balasore: Normal life has been affected at various places in Soro and Bahanaga blocks of Balasore district today due to a 12 hour dawn to dusk bandh b...

Odisha DGP Clears Air On Child Lifting Gangs; Requests People Not To Attack Innocents

Bhubaneswar: Odisha DGP RP Sharma today rubbished the social media rumours about 'child lifting gangs' that have triggered mob frenzy across the state...

Jumbo Herd Wreaks Havoc In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A herd of elephants have caused extensive damage to a mango orchard in Telkoi forest area of Keonjhar in last four days.The elephants destro...

Ganja worth Rs 1.5 crore seized in Malkangiri; two held

Malkangiri: In a major crackdown, the district police arrested two persons for allegedly smuggling a huge cache of ganja in a truck in Malkangiri dist...