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10-year-old boy writes Ramayana in Odia during lockdown

The book has 104 pages in Ayush Kumar Khuntia's mother tongue, Odia.
Ayush Kumar Khuntia has named the epic "Pilaka Ramayana".(ANI)
Ayush Kumar Khuntia has named the epic "Pilaka Ramayana".(ANI)
Published on Feb 28, 2021 04:03 PM IST
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Odia man travels from Mumbai to see father on deathbed, ends up in quarantine

After the death of his father, the sarpanch allowed Behera to perform the last rites on Friday afternoon but asked him to return to the quarantine centre by 5 pm.
As the lockdown was on, he could not be taken to Mumbai and instead admitted to the district headquarters hospital in Balasore where he died.(HT Photo)
As the lockdown was on, he could not be taken to Mumbai and instead admitted to the district headquarters hospital in Balasore where he died.(HT Photo)
Published on May 23, 2020 11:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Odisha journalist taking sick son to hospital assaulted by cop for flouting lockdown

Subrat Kumar Swain, correspondent with Odia daily Sambad, was heading towards the Keonjhar district headquarters hospital in his car with his 4-year-old son when sub-inspector Ashutosh Mohanty stopped him and allegedly hit him with his baton.
Keonjhar SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra said he has asked the additional SP to inquire into the matter. Till the probe into the matter is over, the sub-inspector will not be deployed on road patrolling duty. (Image used for representation).(ANI PHOTO.)
Keonjhar SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra said he has asked the additional SP to inquire into the matter. Till the probe into the matter is over, the sub-inspector will not be deployed on road patrolling duty. (Image used for representation).(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 12:05 AM IST
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BJD to protest against AIIMS Bhubaneswar directive of using Hindi

AIIMS Bhubaneswar on Thursday had brought out a notice asking all its employees to sign in Hindi as well as write names and subjects in all files in Hindi language.
Employees at AIIMS Bhubaneswar were asked to write at least 30 per cent of their notes and drafts in Hindi, write at least 55 per cent of all correspondence in Hindi and fill up all bi-lingual forms used in offices in Hindi. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
Employees at AIIMS Bhubaneswar were asked to write at least 30 per cent of their notes and drafts in Hindi, write at least 55 per cent of all correspondence in Hindi and fill up all bi-lingual forms used in offices in Hindi. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 09:51 PM IST
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643.84 crore spent on promotion of Sanskrit in 3 years: Government data

In reply, the Centre said the Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) had established the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan in Delhi as a nodal authority to promote Sanskrit.
The government spent <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>643.84 crore on the promotion of Sanskrit in the last three years(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representative Image)
The government spent 643.84 crore on the promotion of Sanskrit in the last three years(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 04:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Upset with son’s ‘ill-treatment’, Odisha man wills his land to the government

Mishra, who lives with his nephew in his native village of Muraripur in Dasrathpur block of Jajpur district for the last 3 years, told District Collector Ranjan Das that he wanted an old-age-home built on the land he wanted to donate to the government.
Jajpur District Collector Das said though he was disturbed by the complaint, he will try to get the will registered so that the government can take his share of property.(HT Photo)
Jajpur District Collector Das said though he was disturbed by the complaint, he will try to get the will registered so that the government can take his share of property.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 02:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Odisha plans separate agency to regulate illegal sand mining

Officials in the state revenue and disaster management department said the directorate would put in place a robust monitoring mechanism using technology to prevent illegal lifting and theft of minor minerals.
Last month, the reporter of a leading Odia daily in coastal Balasore district was grievously injured after sand mining mafia attacked him for writing against illegal mining.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Last month, the reporter of a leading Odia daily in coastal Balasore district was grievously injured after sand mining mafia attacked him for writing against illegal mining.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 11:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Odisha exam paper goes viral on social media minutes after test starts

A question paper of MIL (Odia) was reportedly leaked on social media on Friday minutes after students began writing the annual high school certificate examination
a question paper of MIL (Odia) was reportedly leaked on social media on Friday minutes after students began writing the annual high school certificate examination.(PTI)
a question paper of MIL (Odia) was reportedly leaked on social media on Friday minutes after students began writing the annual high school certificate examination.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 10:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Kalinga Sena threatens to throw ink at Shah Rukh Khan for ‘insulting’ Odisha in Asoka 17 years ago

Kalinga Sena has threatened to throw ink at Shah Rukh Khan and raise black flags when he visits Bhubaneshwar next week for the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup. They are demanding an apology for his 2001 movie, Asoka.
Shah Rukh Khan in Asoka. The film was released in 2001.
Shah Rukh Khan in Asoka. The film was released in 2001.
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 05:18 PM IST
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Odia actor Hara Rath to star in a movie based on parcel bomb case

Odia director Sridhar Martha is planning on making a movie based on Odisha parcel bomb case.
Odiya actor Hara Rath will be working on the film inspired by the Odisha parcel bomb incident.
Odiya actor Hara Rath will be working on the film inspired by the Odisha parcel bomb incident.
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 06:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDebabrata Mohanty
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