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Hockey Must Reclaim Its Past Glory With Or Without National Sports Tag

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to notify hockey as the national sport of India has stirred a national debate. Although the move found widespread support, it propelled other sports bodies...

Will Autonomy Issue Prevent India From Walking Under The Tricolour In Tokyo Olympics?

The tussle between the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Union Sports Ministry over the issue of autonomy of sports bodies was expected to happen. It has started yet again with IOA president Narinder Batra taking up the issue of...

N R Swami: Journalist Who Took On The Odisha Govt Of The Day

Some 37 years have passed since my father, N R Swami, a well-known journalist, died. A huge and tall figure, always energetic and agile he carved a niche for himself as he reported what all that had happened in...

High Time SAI Made More Professional!

The issue of “below par” quality food being served in one of the prominent Sports Authority of India (SAI) centres, Bengaluru, came to the fore after it was highlighted by Indian men’s chief coach Harendra Singh. The issue is not...

A Son’s Requiem

The Hebrew saying, “Say not in grief he is no more - but live in thankfulness that he was” could not have been more appropriate for all who knew Sri Pramod Panigrahi. On Utkal Dibasa this year, I was reading...

I Meet My Bau Every Moment

I called my mother 'Bau'. Probably I am talking of the only person in this existence who had been my friend and my guide, in the true sense. Not clichéd on this one to write paeans about one’s mother...

When The Keys To The Jagannath Temple Were Handed Over To The British

The opening of the Ratna Bhandar is happening amidst a charged atmosphere of distrust and mistrust. The various factions are at loggerheads. Whether the Ratna Bhandar is an el dorado with fabulous riches  is something that will not be...

Utkala Dibasa Special: Smile Please Odisha!

There was always humour, comedy and a certain cheekiness in public life in Odisha. I have heard that in one of the meetings of Utkal Sammilani in the early days, Lingaraj Panigrahi addressed the gathering as ତମେ and when...
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[email protected]: The Highs And Lows In Politics

Odisha -- a divided land and disintegrated brotherhood, in the multi-dimensional administration of the British Raj, was united and reappeared as a linguistic - nation state on April 1, 1936, 82 years ago. During that period, the political struggle of...

Prioritize Skill Development In Rural India

In India, according to the 2001 census, about 72.2% of the population are living in about 638,000 villages and remaining 27.8% live in about 5,380 cities, towns and urban agglomerations. Most of the country’s landmass belong to rural area...
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Inauguration Of Gurupriya Bridge By CM Postponed Due To Heavy Rain

Malkangiri: Inauguration of the Gurupriya bridge over the Janbai river in the cut-off area of Chitakonda block in Odisha’s Malkangiri district has been postponed...