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‘Baijayant’s Move To Join BJP Could Be More Of Business Decision Than Political One’

Putting all speculations to rest, former Kendrapada MP Baijayant Panda joined BJP on Monday. As political observers are weighing political implications of the move, news portal The Wire in its opinion piece on Tuesday, said his move is unlikely...
Biju Patnaik

The Complete Man Who Never Played To The Gallery

Everything about him is lore, extraordinary and perennially futuristic. The politician with unthinkable candour, the tycoon entrepreneur who abhors hoarding, the kingmaker without self-interest, the doer who shuns publicity and the action hero with no rhetoric. From Bhanjanagar to New...
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Biju Patnaik And His Tibetan Phantoms

Till the late 1990s, they were regularly seen at the market in Choudwar. The locals took them to be Gurkhas of the Odisha Special Armed Police, often deployed at the outer periphery of the Charbatia air base. Old-timers remember...

Imran’s ‘Reverse Swing’ Has Left Indian Establishment Stranded

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's decision to release IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman as a "gesture of peace" has put the Indian government in a bind because it stymies any further military operation against Pakistan, which would seem like an...

India Committed To Fight Against Terrorism

The Pulwama attack in which 40 Indian soldiers were martyred has clearly not gone down well in the international community. No one was fooled with Pakistan’s feeble attempts to deny its involvement in the attack, particularly with Jaish-e-Mohammad claiming...

Great Orissa Famine 1866 Was Avoidable

It was not sheer apathy rather it was an intelligent disinterest in the affairs of the state. The enormity of the coming doom was just not comprehended by the officials. A stark example of the lack of empathy is...

‘Time To Jettison Governor’s Post’

Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy’s controversial tweet about boycotting Kashmiris after the horrific Pulwama attack and the sharp reaction it evoked has once again reignited the debate over the utility of having this gubernatorial posts at the first place. "Time has...

Cricket World Cup, A Life Changing Experience

  There are less than 100 days to go for the cricket World Cup. Discussion is rife whether India should boycott its World Cup match against Pakistan in view of the Pulwama attack. The following thoughts come to mind in...

Anchors Take Note, War Is Not A Joke

We want our soldiers alive, not in coffins draped in the Tri-colour. We want them to vanquish enemies and return home as heroes. We want them to stand firm and proud wherever they are and inspire us. We want...

Sportsman Of The Year Award: Well Deserved by Novak Djokovic

The 2019 Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award, which goes to the sportsman who best demonstrates supreme athletic performance and achievement, has gone to tennis great Novak Djokovic.  The Sportswoman of the Year Award went to American gymnast Simone Biles. The...
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Evaluation Of Annual HSC Exam Papers Begins In Odisha

Cuttack: Evaluation of answer sheets of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) exams conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) began in Odisha...