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Friday, April 26, 2019

Part II: Low-Cost Banking A Must In Odisha’s Rural Areas

In Odisha, the success of BCs/micro lenders is a bag of mixed stories. Replacing micro lenders has proved expensive and unviable. There is a huge mass of people without the basic banking facilities and banks alone cannot meet these...

Last Mile Banking: Odisha Aces It With A Bank For Each Panchayat By 2020

In a welcome move, the Odisha government is set to ‘bank’ the 4,597 unbanked gram panchayats (GPs) of the state. This is a great step towards financial inclusion, which simply put, is the delivery of financial services at affordable...

Smita Patil: The Actor Who Looked For ‘Arth’ In Her ‘Bhumika’

Eighteen years back I was lucky to see live the pioneer of Urdu and Hindi theatre, Habib Tanveer’s play 'Charandas Chor' by the great Habib Tanveer himself who had come to LBSNAA with his team. This play in 1975 was...

Low-Flying Case: Will Baijayant Go Scotfree?

Baijayant Panda has written to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to release his copters so that they can be used for relief work and offered to give them free of cost. It will be interesting to know how many times earlier...

Gautam Gambhir – The Unsung Hero Of 2 World Cup Wins

Gautam Gambhir is one of the best-ever opening batsmen in the history of Indian cricket. Today, on his birthday let us recapitulate some of the high points of this unassuming cricketer’s career. Successful career overall Gautam has nine 100’s and 22...

Amitabh Bachchan’s Cricket Connection

It's October 11, and time to wish our Shahenshah happy birthday once again. India has two passions, movies and cricket and like Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan too has keen interest in cricket and never fails to encourage the Indian...

Bhubaneswar Art Trail 2018: Innovative, Universal & Marquee

The Bhubaneswar Art Trail (BAT) is a unique art initiative in the country, aiming at creating a creative space around the Old Town (which is often described as the 'a treasure trove of time since 6th century CE'), and...

What Still Plagues The Indian Cricket Team?

The Asia Cup victory has erased the Indian team's woes of the 4-1 Test series loss in England and the ongoing series against West Indies, which is expected to be a one-sided affair in favour of India, will make...

Gandhi Jayanti Special: Art’s Alternative To History

Under Mahatma Gandhi’s charismatic leadership, a large number of people coming from different social and religious backgrounds plunged themselves into the struggle against the British rule. In Odisha, the movement gathered momentum during 1921, when Gandhi visited the state...

Lata Didi’s Cricket Connect; Happy Birthday To The Nightingale Of India

The Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar, popularly called Lata Didi turns 89 today. India has two passions, movies and cricket, and Lata didi has a very close association with cricket as well. On her birthday, I bring to you some...
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IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Rainfall Alert For 8 Districts In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a thunderstorm and rainfall alert for eight districts of Odisha till 8.45...