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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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...
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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...

Naveen, A Votary Of Pragmatism In Politics 

Bhubaneswar: Expediency has been the key element of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s politics. His emphasis on pragmatism is becoming more and more clear with elections drawing closer. Naveen’s statement that his party will have nothing to do with the Mahagathbandhan...

Animals As Persons: An Idiosyncrasy Or New Reality?

“Man is by nature a social animal” – Aristotle’s famous saying, which is quite frequently used in common parlance, triggers the idea – is the reverse also true? If man can be considered an animal, can an animal be considered...

What Makes Modi Shy Of Attacking Naveen? 

Bhubaneswar: Elections are barely a few months away but Prime Minister, Narendra  Modi continues to fight shy of  taking  on Odisha chief minister, Naveen  Patnaik, his chief rival in the state. His reluctance to launch a direct attack on...

BJP’s Odisha Hopes More Hype Than Real 

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief, Amit Shah appear to be paying special attention to Odisha. Both have made repeated visits to the state during the last one year. Modi, who chose Cuttack, the old capital of...

50 Years of ‘Padosan’: There Never Was A Classic Comedy Like It

'Padosan' is the favourite movie of many cricketers of the 1983 Cricket World Cup winning team. That’s because during the World Cup winning campaign with the final against Clive Lloyd’s mighty West Indians, Kapil’s devils had watched it together. What...

Amol Palekar: The Actor Who Made The Common Man An Iconic Figure

'Amol' means precious. Indeed Amol Palekar is one of our precious assets. At just 42, he quit acting to concentrate on film making. This was seven years after winning the Filmfare Best Actor award for Gol Maal, one of Hindi cinema’s...
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Dense Fog Proves Fatal For Truck Driver In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A driver died on the spot in a road accident, on the outskirts of the city, on Tuesday morning. According to sources, a truck...