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Kalira Atita movie review: Noble marriage of narrative and non-fiction
Entertainment

Kalira Atita movie review: Noble marriage of narrative and non-fiction

In Nila Madhab Panda's National Award-winning Odia film, the lone actor Pitobash does his best to lend a human face to what is essentially an environmental documentary.

Veteran Odia actor-dancer Debu Bose passes away at 75 after prolonged illness
Entertainment

Veteran Odia actor-dancer Debu Bose passes away at 75 after prolonged illness

Veteran Odia actor Debu Bose passed away late night on 22 August at a private hospital in Hyderabad

Arabinda Muduli, noted Odia Bhajan singer passes away aged 56 due to cardiac arrest
Entertainment

Arabinda Muduli, noted Odia Bhajan singer passes away aged 56 due to cardiac arrest

Arabinda Muduli was taken to a private hospital after he complained of chest pain but he breathed his last while he was being admitted there

Naveen Patnaik asks BJD leaders to 'adopt simplicity,' says 'service to human beings' more important than power
India

Naveen Patnaik asks BJD leaders to 'adopt simplicity,' says 'service to human beings' more important than power

Odisha chief minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik exhorted his party members to adopt simplicity and serve people, who, he said, were the "ultimate masters"

Former MP takes a dig at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, says those who cannot speak Odia have no right to rule state
Politics

Former MP takes a dig at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, says those who cannot speak Odia have no right to rule state

Defending Patnaik, senior BJD leader and Agriculture minister Damodar Rout hit back at the former MP, and claimed that the chief minister knows Odia better than Parida.

BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy questions imposition of Hindi, responds in Odia to central govt invitation
India

BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy questions imposition of Hindi, responds in Odia to central govt invitation

On Saturday, Tathagata Satpathy, a Biju Janata Dal leader, replied in Odia to Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar's letter, which was written in Hindi, as reported by Hindustan Times. In doing so, Satpathy restarted the debate on the imposition of Hindi language

Odisha's language limbo: How Naveen Patnaik foiled a 300-day old agitation for use of Odia in official business
India

Odisha's language limbo: How Naveen Patnaik foiled a 300-day old agitation for use of Odia in official business

It all started with a fast-unto-death started by Patnagarh based poet and activist Gajanan Mishra and some others demanding ‘official language’ status for Odia on 1 July 2015.

Will implement Odia for official businesses; govt committed to promote language: Patnaik
Politics

Will implement Odia for official businesses; govt committed to promote language: Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said his government will implement Odia language in transaction of official business.

How to avoid local lingo and still succeed: Ask Naveen Patnaik
Politics

How to avoid local lingo and still succeed: Ask Naveen Patnaik

As strategy it works. It keeps the pesky party workers at a distance and it adds to his mystique.