Odisha Literary Festival: India suffering as governments fail to deliver, says author Mark Tully

In a conversation with senior journalist Kaveree Bamzai at the 8th Odisha Literary Festival, Mark Tully said, one of the fundamental problems in India was the inefficient and corrupt governments.

23 Sep 2019

Chandrayaan-2 is 98% successful; Gaganyaan next priority, another moon mission by 2020: ISRO chief

K Sivan said that while they were trying to establish contact with 'Vikram', the orbiter's life had increased to 7.5 years due to the optimal mission operation though its designed life was one year.

22 Sep 2019

First indigenous missile Astra clears maiden user trial

Though user trial of a missile is conducted after its induction in the armed forces, there was no word from the Ministry whether Astra has been inducted in the Indian Air Force.

18 Sep 2019

Campaign to monitor Odisha's Anganwadi centres helps achieve nutrition goals

Around 2,000 members have been trained under the campaign in Angul, but it is not enough as the model should be replicated in other districts.

09 Sep 2019

India successfully test fires short-range tactical ballistic missile Prahaar

The missile capable of carrying different types of warheads will operate as battlefield support system to the Indian Army.

20 Sep 2018

Odisha launches country's first 'eyecare for all' scheme

The State Government is planning to spend Rs 600 crore for the eyecare scheme in the next five years.

13 Oct 2017

Cattle slaughter ban to hit small Odisha farmers hard

The ban on sale of cattle for slaughter is all set to hit small and marginal farmers hard in Odisha which is not a beef consuming State.

29 May 2017

After the boom was busted in Odisha's Barbil

We discover a feeling of a loss of El Dorado on board the Chakradharpur-Barbil-Puri Intercity Express chugging out of Barbil.

07 Jan 2017

A place where everyone’s in Surat

The three-hour journey from Bhubaneswar to Berhampur by the Visakha Express is a different sort of journey, quite distinct from the passage through the mining heartland of Odisha up north.

03 Jan 2017

Belief in the Bejuni and a doctor’s lament

The witch doctor rules in the heart of tribal Odisha, and belief in sorcery reigns without challenge

03 Jan 2017