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First Dongaria Kondh woman to get Passport in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Dinja Jakesika of Kurli village under Bissam Cuttack Block in Rayagada district created history by obtaining a passport today. Dinja Jakesika became the first from the Dongaria Kondh tribe, one of the officially designated primitive tribal groups (PTG) in Odisha, to get the passport to go to Indonesia.

As a Sarpanch of Kurli panchayat, she was awarded Outstanding Women Panchayat Leaders in 2016.

Jakesika is slated to visit Bali for the first International Indigenous Film Festival from January 26-28. The entire tribal community is elated over the news.

Book titled ' The tall man Biju Patnaik' to be released on Jan 27

Bhubaneswar: Former President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to attend a function organized by the Biju Patnaik Birth Centenary Celebration Committee t...

Prafulla Mallick to attend mining ministers meet in Goa today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick will attend the meeting of Mines Ministers at Panaji in Goa today. Ministers of around 21 mineral-...

Woman dies in jumbo attack in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: After a brief lull, another incident of man-elephant c conflict has come to the fore in Odisha with a woman dying in jumbo attack in Dhenka...

Encounter in Pipili; two hadcore criminals injured

Puri: Two hardcore criminals were injured and nabbed following an encounter at Kalipatna under the Pipili police station in Puri district early this m...