At least 6 people have died due to the scorching summer in the state.
"It will give a message to the society and the entire nation that transgender can also get married."
My 10-year-old and I watched J.K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in December. Our first film after the Supreme Court enforced the playing of the national anthem in theatres. "The nat...
Farmers and rural daily wage labourers in Odisha have been left stranded due to the huge scarcity of lower denomination notes. By Basudev Mahapatra*, Kandhamal, Odisha The sowing season for the wint...
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Some people look so bewildered when I tell them that I originally belong to Cuttack that I genuinely feel sorry for them. They ask, "Accha, woh kaha padta hai (Where is that)?” Some others react as if I said Winterfell, and yet others, fearing my wrath, retort behind my back, "Bengal's poor cousin!" So, yes, suffice it to say that I have serious reservations about the literacy rate projected in the 2011 Census.
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BHUBANESWAR -- Odisha government today decided to accord BPL (below poverty line) status to transgenders in the state. "The state government has decided to accord BPL status to the transgender persons...
This summer, give regular getaways a miss to witness the grand celebration of Nabakalebara in Puri, Orissa. This occasion, which usually takes place every 19 years (it was last celebrated in 1996), sends the temple town into a flurry of activity with the onset of summer. After all, this is the time that the presiding deities -- Lord Jagannath, Balbhadra, Subhadra and the Sudarshan (a weapon) -- get a fresh lease of life, quite literally.
A new study on young teens shows that most of them own smartphones, are active on social media, and follow celebrities. In other words, they are busy being teens in a digital world where connectivity...