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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.

Village Guard among four kidnapped by Maoists in Kalahandi

Kalahandi: At least four persons, including three villagers and a Gram Rakhi (village guard) were allegedly abducted by Maoists from Lakhpadar village...

Crime situation has remained control due to effective policing in the State: CM

Bhubaneswar: The law and order situation in the State has largely remained peaceful with no major incident. The overall crime situation has also remai...

BJD to stage State-wide stir to protest against cash crunch in ATMs tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BIju Janata Dal (BJD) today blamed the Centre for ATMs running dry across the country and decided to resort to agitation on Sa...

Fire in Sameleswari Express; passengers safe

Sambalpur: Passengers had a close shave even as a fire erupted in an AC coach of the Samaleswari Express train at Jharsuguda early this morning.Accord...