Uma Shankar Kar

Lighting up lives

Despite being home to the Indravati hydropower project, Kalahandi villagers lived in dark for ages. But the scenario is changing now

01 Nov 2020

Covid-19: Odisha sarpanch shows the way by managing medical centres, educating villagers

After managing 3 temporary medical centres, Madhuchhanda Bhanja is educating villagers on ways to protect themselves from the virus.

24 Oct 2020

Kalahandi youth’s spiritual journey to dragon fruit success

By reaching the customers’ homes, Vaishnava is selling the fruit for Rs 300 per kg against a market price of Rs 400 - Rs 500.

10 Aug 2020

Hardships no barrier for this Odisha Dalilt student who passed Class XII exam with 93.4%

The success of the two youngsters of the district is reflecting a gradual societal change in one of the most backward part of Odisha.

04 Aug 2020

In post-COVID-19 digital world, Odisha Kalahandi tribals make long trek to bank

Even before the day breaks, the State Bank of India branch in Thuamul Rampur sees a steady stream of visitors every working day of the week.

16 Jul 2020

Motorcycle comes in handy for Odisha farmers to crush sugarcane

In the absence of farm labourers, Abhi decided to use a motorcycle to crush the cane and extract juice for making jaggery.

10 May 2020

Odisha youth makes machine that can sterilise notes

Twenty-year-old Lachhaman Dundi, son of a farmer in Nuapada district, has made an automatic money sanitising machine.

02 May 2020

Woman leads swab collection team in Kalahandi

Women from different spheres including those in the healthcare are helping the Government navigate safely though the pandemic.

18 Apr 2020

Sorry state of affair: District library in Odisha cries for attention

The library has as many as 21 almirahs to store books, but they are mostly empty while valuable books, magazines, journals and newspapers are lying scattered in pitiable conditions all around.

19 Feb 2020

‘Dalals’ at Odisha's blood banks cash in on supply shortage

  On February 7, when anaemic Drona Durga of Rankabahal village was admitted to Dharamgarh Sub Divisional Hospital, he required  blood transfusion. 

14 Feb 2020

Rumours hint at politics behind former Odisha MLA Anam Naik's arrest

The ex-MLA of BJD is accused of amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 1.54 crore.

28 Jan 2020

Neglected Paharia community of Odisha await ST tag

Paharias are present in Bijapada and Rajnapada villages under Sikuan gram panchayat of Bhawanipatna block.

19 Dec 2019

Token system in paddy procurement doesn't save farmers as millers rule in Odisha's Kalahandi

Last rabi procurement season too, the millers delayed the agreement signing process which almost delayed the procurement by 15 days.

20 Nov 2019

Nobel connection of a remote Kalahandi village

The system was installed in the village on September 10, 2014.

21 Oct 2019

Medicine stores make merry as doc shortage plagues hospitals

However, the business of specialists will continue to thrive till Government fills up the doctor vacancies, he said. 

01 Oct 2019

Habaspuri saree losing ground in own land

 Habaspuri saree of Kalahandi is popular among handloom connoisseurs for its unique designs but there are not enough weavers willing to carry the weaving tradition forward. 

04 Aug 2019

Indravati river bank becomes open toilet for school girls

The school has a total strength of 588 students and 544 of them stay in the hostel.

30 Jul 2019

Civic body steps in to clean colony of sanitation workers in Bhawanipatna

The move comes within two days of TNIE highlighting the plight of sanitation workers who are forced to reside in pitiable conditions in the locality.

18 Jul 2019

Not enough water in Odisha's Indravati for irrigation

In the absence of regular maintenance and repair of both left and right canals, irrigation water fails to reach the tail end.

02 Jul 2019

BPL category students deprived of free uniforms in Odisha

As per the government policy, SC/ST boys, girls of all categories and BPL students are eligible to get two sets of uniforms and a pair of shoes at Rs 600 per head.

19 Jun 2019

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