Mayank Bhusan Pani

Massive fire breaks out at gutka processing unit in Odisha's Sambalpur, 25 injured

At least 25 workers of the factory suffered injuries in the accident and have been shifted to Veer Surendra Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla, for treatment

20 Dec 2021

Odisha: Debrigarh readies for inviolate space, 400 families to relocate

Survey in Lambipali village under Attabira tehsil is complete and 42 families were identified as beneficiaries.

25 Oct 2021

Orthopedically challenged Sabyasachi used lockdown to craft a new livelihood

Patel learnt coconut shell craft during lockdown and is all set to sell them on Amazon. Mayank Bhusan Pani brings out his story of determination

24 Oct 2021

Odisha lecturer discovering dying crafts, one village at a time

Having an inclination towards art and culture of Western Odisha, 28-year-old Rajat began his documentation drive with traditional musical instruments in 2012 when he was in college.

03 Oct 2021

Few weave hope into a dying Odia tradition of 'Bandha Kala'

Amid uncertainty over business that has already suffered at the hands of pandemic and lack of government patronage, Murali Meher and his family of Bargarh are keeping traditional designs alive.

26 Sep 2021

Differently-abled Sananda Nag turns RTI activist for welfare of PwDs

He has filed over 70 RTI applications since 2009 to get grievances of PwDs addressed in Bargarh, writes Mayank Bhusan Pani

05 Sep 2021

Odisha: Bank service finally reaches this river island 75 years after Independence

The CSP of Utkal Grameen Bank has been opened by Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM) with support from Sambalpur district administration. 

17 Aug 2021

Odisha centenarian Jitendriya recalls Panimora’s Independence fight

After the death of Dayanidhi Nayak in 2019, 102-year-old Jitendriya Pradhan is the only surviving freedom fighter in the village.

15 Aug 2021

Six held for circulating counterfeit currency worth Rs 13.85 lakh in Odisha

Police have seized the highest amount of fake currencies of Rs 8 lakh from Nirala and Rs 4.46 lakh from Jhangde.

08 Aug 2021

Odisha: When going gets tough, women in Rapid Response Team get going

They monitor the health parameters of the patients, inquire about their condition and take a note of their medicine requirements.

18 May 2021

Odisha chemist fulfils father’s last wish, distributes free medicines 

“When my father was alive, he used to ask me to avoid wasteful expenditure by conducting ceremonies or inviting large numbers of people for feasts.

17 May 2021

Odisha COVID crisis: Auto driver turns saviour for patients in Nuapada district

An HIV patient himself, Kumar says he is doing so not only as a moral duty but also because he empathises with the plight of patients. 

09 May 2021

Western Odisha farmers strike gold with black rice

Sudam Sahu, a progressive farmer from Bargarh who has been growing Kalabati Dhana from 2014, collected two varieties of black rice seeds from Nayagarh which he has preserved till now.

27 Oct 2019

Odisha's Kesha Pradhan, who changed landscape of folk theatre

Hailing from Padampur in Bargarh district, 64-year-old Pradhan retired as the principal of Anchal College in his hometown but theatre has always been his forte.

27 Oct 2019