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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Surgical Strikes: Why The Government Should Not Take Credit

In the times of hyperbole, half-truths and unabashed self-promotion, it is not out of place that the surgical strikes of the night of September 29, 2016 have been turned into a potent marketing and propaganda tool by the Great...

Part I: The Indomitable Spirit of Odisha 

Nothing can repress my spirits. Between highs and lows, between crest and nadirs, I maintain my calm within because I must be myself, the essential Odia – silent, cultured, peaceful and yet high spirited. My land is the land...

BJD Could Bag 16-18 Lok Sabha Seats, May Align With BJP If Need Arises

The BJD will bag around 16-18 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha in the forthcoming polls and BJP will have "limited impact" in the State even if Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to contest from Puri, the Deccan Herald has...

China Nurtures College Excellence, India Promotes Quota

The Centre's move to reserve 10 per cent seats in jobs and educational institutions has been flayed by well-known columnist S A Aiyar, regretting that when China is aiming for college excellence, India is focussed on quotas. Highlighting the appalling...

Congress In Odisha Loses The Plot Ahead Of Polls

Bhubaneswar: Much to the glee of its rivals, the Congress in Odisha seems intent on committing hara-kiri with elections knocking at the door. The resignation of Jharsuguda MLA, Naba Kishore Das, who is all set to join the Naveen...

Not Opposition But ‘Problem Of Plenty’ Could Upset BJD’s Poll Prospects

Senior Odisha leader Naba Das' announcement of joining Biju Janata Dal (BJD) after he quit Congress party might have bolstered the ruling dispensations chances in north Odisha ahead of the forthcoming polls, but Naveen Patnaik could have a unique...

Annual School Functions Or DJ Nights?

Bhubaneswar: I used to believe, based on my own schooling that annual day functions are meant to be held during day time and was a test of skills in various field events. I believed that they were also meant...

Odisha, BJP’s Best Bet In Its Look East Policy

Odisha represents the best chance for BJP among the eastern states in the upcoming elections as part of its look east policy. It is on track to eclipse the Congress as the principal opposition, Hindustan Times said on Tuesday...
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Fisherman’s Death In Firing: Need To Strike A Balance Between Conservation & Human Survival

Bhubaneswar: The death of a fisherman in the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary on Friday night after being shot by a Coast Guard patrol has put the focus back on the vexed issue of conflict between turtle conservation and human survival. Going by newspaper reports, the fisherman, identified as...

Ayushman Bharat: 100 Days Later Commitment To Deliver Lacking

The Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme for the economically weaker section is an excellent opportunity to improve health care in the country but budgetary allocation and poor infrastructure could pose big challenges. The scheme has relied heavily on private sector...
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Maruti Wagon R Launched At Rs 4.19 Lakh

Bhubaneswar: Maruti has launched the 3rd generation of its popular Wagon R on Wednesday. The 'tall boy' car carries a starting price of Rs...