Prasanjeet Sarkar

PM Modi heaps praise on Rourkela’s Bhagyasri for her expert Pattachitra artwork

Bhagyasri further says how she has been inclined to this art and Jagannath culture, but she couldn't get enough time. "The lockdown came as a blessing in disguise," she says.

01 Feb 2021

Sundargarh DMF fund finds way to non-priority sectors

 When it comes to using the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund, Sundargarh district appears to have a soft corner for Rourkela.

16 Jan 2021

Four contract workers die due to toxic gas leak in Odisha's Rourkela Steel Plant

President of the BMS-affiliated Rourkela Ispat Karkhana Karmachari Sangh (RIKKS) HS Bal confirmed the deaths.

06 Jan 2021

Facing heat, members of Maoist splinter group PLFI reassemble in Odisha's Birmitrapur

Sources said that 10-20 gram panchayats in the block share their borders with Jharkhand and the outfit's members frequently move between the two states in the absence of effective police patrolling.

01 Dec 2020

Odisha: Locals lay siege to police station following custodial death of kidnap accused

The victim Md Tariq Salim was detained in connection with the kidnap of businessman Pradeep Kundu.

19 Nov 2020

Parents worried, teachers wary of ensuring norms  

Maintaining social distance to be a problem in absence of adequate space and additional benches and desks in classrooms.

05 Nov 2020

Odisha man to return home after spending 20 years in Pakistan jail

Birju was recently released from Lahore jail and is now housed at Amritsar in Punjab

03 Nov 2020

Sabji Cooler paves a path of prosperity in Odisha's Bhatipada village

In Odisha where lack of cold storages is a major hurdle for farmers, the initiative promises to be a game changer.

25 Oct 2020

This bank analyst quit his cushy job to grow vegetables in Odisha

Sandeep Khandelwal earns Rs 15 lakh from farming in comparison to Rs 16 lakh that he earned as a bank analyst in Pune-based MNC Credit Suisse.

25 Oct 2020

Odisha-born Pranav Khaitan behind UN World Food Programme's Nobel Prize glory

The WFP has thanked Pranav for his leadership in pioneering the use of AI to revolutionize humanitarian operations which helped lifting hundreds of millions of people out of hunger.

20 Oct 2020

Soyeb’s feat proves hard work pays, says NEET topper's father

Rourkela lad tops NEET-2020, creates history by securing full marks

17 Oct 2020

Weight of poverty takes a toll on former Mr Odisha Santosh Jena

At 40 kg, an emaciated Santosh Jena returns vacant looks at visitors in the Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital here.

13 Sep 2020

Neighbours look after siblings as father goes missing in Odisha

At the same time, guardian angels emerged in the form of the villagers, who turned their benefactors and protectors despite their own abject poverty.

24 Aug 2020

Odisha youths on mission to educate school students in rural areas

Phanindra, after attending his classes online, devotes two hours to teaching students of Class VI to VIII at a club room in the village.

21 Aug 2020

Plasma donation: Youth’s timely action saves patient’s life

A young social worker’s prompt action in arranging plasma has helped save a Covid-19 patient’s life. 

02 Aug 2020

Haemophilia no barrier for this covid warrior

The bleeding disorder tries to bog him down, but his steadfast devotion and sincerity keeps him going at a crucial time when the city is witnessing a surge in positive cases.

31 Jul 2020

Indigenous practices can protect nature: Odia climate change activist Archana Soreng

She pointed out that the youths of tribal and other indigenous communities are unaware of the treasure trove of centuries-old traditional wisdom of their ancestors.

30 Jul 2020

Rourkela Hi-tech MCH regrets COVID-19 commitment as revenue takes a hit

People suffering from general ailments are not visiting the hospital due to the fear of being infected with coronavirus.

26 May 2020

COVID-19 woes: Not home, migrants from Odisha want to stay back in Gujarat

Sundargarh workers reluctant to head home after easing of curbs 

23 May 2020

A wedding where masks, safe distance were mandatory  

Bridegroom and his 3 relatives were greeted by bride’s parents with hand sanitisers

19 Apr 2020

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