Amarnath Parida

Driven by poverty, man ends life after killing wife and daughter in Odisha

According to some locals, Kalpana had an argument with Lokanath over daily expenses as he was unable to give her medicine. Being aggrieved, he attacked his wife and daughter with a crowbar.

03 Jul 2021

For this septuagenarian from Odisha, age is no bar for helping others during Covid pandemic

75-year-old Madhusudan Patra travels around 300 km to help family of missing Covid patient. Amarnath Parida finds out more about this Good Samaritan

27 Jun 2021

For Covid orphans, Raja is a hurtful fest in Jagatsinghpur

Mother Rashmirekha, father Abhisek and grandfather Upendra succumbed in the Covid hospital last month.

17 Jun 2021

On door-to-door survey amid pandemic, teachers fear for life

District Education Officer Niranjan Behera said the survey is part of the national programme and the State has no choice but to abide by it.

15 Jun 2021

Transgender social worker extends helping hand to pandemic-hit people in Odisha

Chinmayee Das has been reaching out to Covid-hit families in both Angul and Jagatsinghpur districts by providing them dry ration and cremating bodies of virus victims

13 Jun 2021

Cyclone Yaas: 21,000 from Paradip district shifted to shelters, many reluctant over COVID fear

Sources said that persons suffering from fever and cold were made to undergo COVID tests and advised to stay in isolation in local school buildings for three days from May 25 to 27. 

26 May 2021

Painful memories of 1999 flood for seaside villages in Jagatsinghpur

Sources said villagers of Kalabedi, Silai, Padampur, Gadbishnupur, Janakadeipur, Nardia and Goda panchayats are living in fear of tidal waves since last year.

25 May 2021

Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute picks two sites in Odisha for seaweed cultivation

While seaweeds pack in anti-oxidants that fight cancer and are rich in polyphenols, research at CMFRI says these microalgae are good plant nutrients too.

18 Feb 2021

An engineer’s journey towards greening coastal Odisha villages

Amresh Naresh Samant, an engineer with a green thumb, has been creating forests in rural parts of J’singhpur and Kendrapara to arrest depleting green cover, writes Amarnath Parida

31 Jan 2021

The soldier maker: Odisha's 'Nayak sir' trains youth free of cost to join armed forces 

Silu Nayak of Arakhuda has opened Mahaguru Battalion, an institute where he trains youths free of cost to join armed forces, writes Amarnath Parida.

24 Jan 2021

Youngster’s novel innovation in top AI race

The Responsible AI for Youth programme is jointly organized by Electronics, Information Technology Ministry of India and Intel.

17 Jan 2021

Odisha Schools ‘fudging’ enrolment to survive!

Have enrolled same students to increase intake to obtain NOC and recognition from the government

16 Jan 2021

Recycling waste: These women warriors defy stigma for a clean, green Paradip

In their journey towards financial independence, 35 women went against their families to collect the Port Town's garbage and recycle it.

13 Dec 2020

World AIDS Day: Deprived of basic facilities, HIV patients in Odisha deal with social stigma

Many HIV infected people in the district are living in thatched houses or polythene tents in isolated places due to ostracism.

01 Dec 2020

GST scammers in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district prey on gullible villagers, steal identity

GST sleuths raided a contract worker's Birabarapatana village home on November 2, who allegedly has a firm with a turnover of about Rs 8 crore.

21 Nov 2020