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Sudarsan sets World Record by creating 1,000 Santa Claus in sand

Sudarsan Pattnaik’s 1000 sand Santa Claus enters Limca Book of Records

Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has set a new World Record by creating 1,000 Santa Claus in sand at the Puri beach on occasion of the Christmas, confirmed the Limca Book of Records today.Pattnaik has broken the earlier world record set by him in 2012 when he created 500 sand Santa Clauses. Notably, he had scripted a history by creating …

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Odia pilot killed in Mumbai helicopter crash

Odia pilot killed in Mumbai helicopter crash

Odia Pilot was killed while three others were injured after a helicopter crashed and caught fire in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony on Sunday. The Odia Pilot was identified as Prafulla Mishra, a resident Bhubaneswar.Reportedly, the crash took place near Royal Palms in an area known as Fitler Pada. Those injured were rushed to Seven Hills hospital. Of the four injured, pilot …

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IIT Bhubaneswar Students Get Rs 38 Lakh Placement Offers

IIT Bhubaneswar Students Get Rs 38 Lakh Placement Offers

With Rs 38 lakh annual package offer for three of its students during the ongoing campus placement, IIT Bhubaneswar has recorded a quantum jump of 300% in the highest salary given last year.“It turned out to be a pleasant surprise for us. This kind of salary was unheard of in the institute’s history since its first batch passed out in …

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195 illegal apartments to be demolished in Bhubaneswar

195 illegal apartments to be demolished in Bhubaneswar

The development authorities here have decided to demolish 195 apartment and high-rise buildings that have come up on government and private land without the approval of regulatory bodies.While furnishing a written replying to the question of MLA Chandrasekhar Majhi, Singhdeo noted “There are 1415 apartments and high rises have been approved by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) in the Bhubaneswar …

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OSRTC to launch luxurious ‘Rajdhani’ buses

OSRTC to launch luxurious ‘Rajdhani’ buses

The Odisha State Transport Corporation (OSRTC) in a view to provide comfort to its passengers has decided to introduce ‘Rajdhani’ AC Deluxe luxury buses very soon. Facilities like modern seats, mobile charging points, stylish lighting etc. will be facilitated to the passengers.As per the information, the buses will travel to district headquarters and important cities from the capital city and …

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Odisha farmers to get Rs 1,776 cr in crop insurance

Odisha farmers to get Rs 1,776 cr in crop insurance

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said 11.61 lakh farmers across the state will get Rs 1,776 crore in crop insurance for Kharif season of 2015.The state government has started the process for disbursal of crop insurance amounts among six lakh farmers of 10 districts in western Odisha.While more than one lakh farmers in Bargarh district will get …

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Shapoorji Pallonji set to acquire 51 per cent stake in Gopalpur port

Shapoorji Pallonji set to acquire 51 per cent stake in Gopalpur port

Shapoorji Pallonji is set to buy a 51 per cent stake in Odisha’s Gopalpur port. Orissa Stevedores Ltd (OSL), one of the three original promoters, will hold the remaining 49% as per reports in Economic Times. This comes as OSL’s founder Mahimananda Mishra is wanted by police investigating a murder that took place last month. The second private port in …

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Odisha Festival of Prathamastami

Odisha Festival of Prathamastami

ସାରା ଓଡ଼ିଶାରେ ଆନନ୍ଦ ଓ ଉତ୍ସାହର ପର୍ବ ଭାବେ ପାଳନ କରାଯାଇଥାଏ । ଉତ୍କଳୀୟ ଧର୍ମୀୟ ବିଶ୍ୱାସ ଅନୁଯାୟୀ ଏହି ଦିନ ଶ୍ରୀଲିଙ୍ଗରାଜ ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ତାଙ୍କ ମାମୁଁ ଘରକୁ ଯାଇ ପ୍ରଥମାଷ୍ଟମୀରେ ନୂତନ ବସ୍ତ୍ର ପରିଧାନ କରିଥିଲେ । ଏହି ପର୍ବରେ ପରିବାରରେ ଥିବା ଜ୍ୟେଷ୍ଠ ପୁତ୍ର ବା କନ୍ୟାକୁ ନୂଆ ବସ୍ତ୍ର ପରିଧାନ, ବନ୍ଦାବନା ଏବଂ ହଳଦୀ ପତ୍ରରେ ଏଣ୍ଡୁରୀ ପିଠା (Enduri Pitha) କରାଯାଇ ଖୁଅାଯାଇଥାଏ ।ପର୍ବପର୍ବାଣୀମାନଙ୍କରେ ପିଠା ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଘରେ ପ୍ରାଥମିକତା ପାଇ ଆସିଛି । ସପ୍ତପୁରୀ ଅମାବାସ୍ୟାରେ ଗଇଁଠା, …

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Cage fish farming: CMFRI’s novel initiative

Cage fish farming: CMFRI’s novel initiative

Marine fishery has undergone a sea change with the latest being the cage fish farming undertaken by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) on the coast here.According to sources, CMFRI officials Friday installed an enclosure in the sea for cage fish farming- the first-of-its-kind in the state. The enclosure was sailed into the sea with the help of a boat, …

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Three new planetarium to come up in Odisha

Three new planetarium to come up in Odisha

The state science and technology department will build three new planetariums in Ganjam, Mayurbhanj and Rayagada districts.Land for the project in Ganjam has already been acquired in Gopalpur.However, identification of land is under process in Baripada of Mayurbhanj and in Rayagada district.“About five acres of land has been identified near Berhampur University in Gopalpur for setting up a planetarium. The …

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