Mayank Bhusan Pani

Odisha health minister Naba Kishore Das dies after shot at by policeman

Earlier in the day, Das was shot and grievously injured when he got out of his car, allegedly by a police officer who was captured.

17 hours ago

Dhanuyatra concludes with note of discontentment

Similarly, the part where Kansa enters government offices and pulls up officials for lapses seems to be scripted these days, the old-timers alleged.

07 Jan 2023

Maharaj Kansa who lived life king-size even after Dhanuyatra

Though Satpathy passed away in 1982, he is still known to every youth and child of Bargarh.

06 Jan 2023

Unable to sell yield, Bargarh farmer crushes his cabbage crop using tractor

For the distraught farmer of Ganjiatikra village under Bargarh district’s Khuntpali gram panchayat, it has been a winter of loss as his produce is selling for peanuts.

20 Dec 2022

Debrigarh-48 plan for the royal wildlife guest in new home

Surveillance and protection measures in Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary have been beefed up after a Royal Bengal Tiger was sighted on December 1 walking through the entry point of the sanctuary.

18 Dec 2022

A day after raids, police books BJP MLA Kusum Tete for violence

A spot summon was issued to Taramani Devi assuring her of presence of a lady GST officer and constable throughout the raid.

30 Nov 2022

‘Tit for tat’ tax raids raise political heat in Padampur

I-T raids on 3 bizmen in morning, state GST follows with 7 in evening

29 Nov 2022

Padampur bypoll: ‘Barsha bui’ buoyed by women, BJP banks on farmers’ support

BJP is raking up irrigation and water supply issues besides electricity woes which continue to bother farmers for years

26 Nov 2022

BJP questions Barsha’s ‘connect’ with Padampur, tags her outsider  

On the other hand, BJP’s Pradip Purohit is born out of a local movement and is well-acquainted with almost every problem and people here.

25 Nov 2022

Padampur bypoll: Ahead of nominations, Barsha speaks her heart out

The by-election in Padampur was declared following the death of sitting BJD MLA of Padampur Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha on October 3.

17 Nov 2022

Hrusikesh - the Kansa for 10th time in Dhanu Yatra

The 50-year-old artiste Hrusikesh, a native of Chicholi village in Ambabhona block in Bargarh, has earlier played the role of Kansa for nine consecutive years.

12 Nov 2022

Through Abinash’s ‘chatasali’, children return to schools

Abinash Mishra has set up chatasalis in 11 remote villages of Sambalpur where children are provided tuition free of cost. He speaks to Mayank Bhusan Pani about the initiative

23 Oct 2022

Odisha: ‘Vijeta’ helps students of Bargarh schools focus on their talents

A unique initiative by Bargarh administration, Zero Periods in govt-run schools help students indulge in extra-curricular activities of their choice, writes Mayank Bhusan Pani

16 Oct 2022

Veer Surendra Sai Memorial at Barabakhara in Debrigarh

War stories of the legendary freedom fighter will be depicted in sequence through sculptures

12 Oct 2022

Die is cast as BJD, BJP & Congress get set for fight

With less than 24 hours left for Brajrajnagar bypoll campaigning to end, a triangular contest seems imminent

29 May 2022