Sanjay Kumar Mishra

From protecting forests to preserving heritage, Nimain Charan Panigrahi’s life is a mission

The ex-forester has developed a museum at his home in Balangir to showcase documents, objects, musical instruments integral to western Odisha, writes Sanjay Kumar Mishra

23 Jan 2022

A minor’s fight against child marriage

In December last year, Reena Deep fought against her parents and society to stall her own marriage as she was a minor.

21 Nov 2021

Chandra Boe: Balangir Braveheart who defies pain to keep Maoists away

Chandra continues to stand tall in the harshest of conditions and contribute his mite towards keeping the district safe from the Red rebels. 

06 Dec 2020

When cops turn messiah for the hungry

Realising that many destitute and poor may not find food due to the lockdown, he hired some youths to cook meals for distribution.

15 Apr 2020

Alone and scared, migrants’ children fend for themselves

For the last six days, eightyear- old Kanha Parabhoi of Tentelmunda has been eagerly waiting for his parents to return from Hyderabad.

31 Mar 2020

Celebrations begin at Rajendra College

Vice-President conveys his good wishes to students, faculty members and alumni of the college.

28 Dec 2019

Badimunda PHC in Odisha sets example in OPD management

Medical officer Dr Sekharlal Pradhan, who joined Badimunda PHC nine years back, said despite its location in a far-flung area, people don’t hesitate to come to the hospital for health-care needs.

22 Jul 2019

Villages face acute drinking water scarcity

Women walking miles with pitchers on their heads is a familiar scene in various parts of Balangir district.

29 Apr 2019

Niranjan faces litmus test in Sonepur

Locals dissatisfied with the sorry state of primary education and ailing healthcare sector in the constituency

15 Apr 2019

Battle of newcomers in Loisingha

BJP’s Mukesh Mahaling, BJD’s Pradeep Behera and Naba Kishore Naik from Cong will be trying their luck

09 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha polls: Stage set for royal family fight in Odisha's Balangir

The incumbent MP and royal family scion Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo of BJD had defeated his sister-in-law Sangeeta Singh Deo of BJP by a margin of 1,04,299 votes in the 2014 elections.

28 Mar 2019

Elections mean nothing for migrant workers

The hustle and bustle of the polls has gripped rural areas of Odisha but the upcoming festival of democracy brings no cheer to Bairagi Majhi of Manigaon village in Bangomunda block.

24 Mar 2019

Khaprakhol Block Development Officer shoulders body to cremation site

The deceased, who belonged to the Banjara community from Nanded in Maharashtra, was left behind by his gypsy group as he was too old to move.

05 Dec 2018

In migration-hit Nuapada, women reap profit from paddy

Around 30 women from the village, on persuasion of District Industry Centre (DIC), underwent training on paddy craft a few months back and are now able to earn themselves a decent income.

31 Jul 2018

Rising heat, scarce water turn Balangir a cauldron

Power supply disrupted frequently, water not supplied to half the population of the town during summer months.

07 May 2018

 Ranipal-Jharial temple ruins crave for facelift

The signboard placed at the entrance of the hypethral temple of 64 Yoginees  in the twin villages of Ranipal-Jharial reads: “This monument has been declared to be of national importance and protected

13 Dec 2017

Dirt, garbage dot Balangir bus terminus

The Balangir bus stand is in a dismal state. Every monsoon, passengers face difficulty walking through the slippery muck in the bus stand.

29 Jul 2017

Doctors fail to show up at DHH, patients left to suffer

Most of the specialist doctors allegedly do not visit the DHH during duty hours as they make quick bucks from private practice

18 Jun 2016

Watermelon, a sweet choice for farmers

Crop has revived hopes for better life among farmers and farm labourers, most of whom used to migrate to AP.

16 May 2016

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