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Coronavirus in india, Covid-19, Naveen Patnaik, Migrantlabourers

Family, not migrants: Why India needs to emulate the Naveen Patnaik approach

For a country riven with polarising issues and counter-narratives even during times of the pandemic, Naveen Patnaik’s human touch is an approach that is worth emulating.


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TRS, YSR Congress, Naveen Patnaik, Rahul Gandhi

From Bofors to 'Brashtachari', Indian politics changed under Narendra Modi. Rahul Gandhi is perhaps the last to know

By taking on Modi with 'Chowkidar Chor Hai', Rahul Gandhi perhaps thought he was avenging Bofors. He didn't realise the new tenacity and bite in political leaders today, until the rejoinder arrived.


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Cyclones in india, Naveen Patnaik, Odisha, Cyclone fani

Cyclone Fani Makes Landfall in Puri: With Fani in Odisha cancelling trains, dislocating millions, CM Naveen Patnaik faces a huge challenge

Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha’s Puri at 8:30 a.m IST at a wind speed of 185 km/hr. So far, it's had over a million people shifted to relief camps, trains cancelled, and all flights, including via neighbouring Kolkata, stopped.


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Narendra Modi, Naveen Patnaik, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Odisha assembly elections

2019 Elections: Can the BJP pull off a Tripura in Odisha polls?

This article has been co-authored by Niranjan Sahoo, senior fellow, Observer Research Foundation, and Anshuman Behera, assistant professor at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.


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BJP, BJD, Naveen Patnaik, Jay panda

How Baijayant Jay Panda’s joining BJP brightens party’s prospects in Odisha

Panda would surely make a very compelling chief ministerial candidate.


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Congress, Metoo movement, Naveen Patnaik, Women reservation bill

Why both Congress and BJP should support Naveen Patnaik on women’s reservation bill

The Narendra Modi-led BJP government looks embarrassed over its dismal record on gender issues.


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Supreme Court, Naveen Patnaik, Freedom of Expression, Abhijit iyer mitra

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra has been denied bail again — and this isn’t funny anymore

The defence analyst's plight is an example of how vulnerable citizens are and how fickle are the rights granted to them.


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Naveen Patnaik, Mamata Banerjee, Rosogolla, West bengal vs odisha

Move over, rosogolla: Here are five things West Bengal and Odisha can fight over

This rosogolla has already turned sour. Let's explore some sweet nothings.


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Modi government, Naveen Patnaik, Ayushman bharat scheme, Modicare vs bijucare

Modicare Vs Bijucare: No one cares how a poor father in Odisha carried his son's body in a cart to bury it

The family had exhausted all its resources to meet the boy's treatment expenses.


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Assembly Polls, Odisha, BJD, BJP

Why Baijayant Panda quitting BJD could be a game-changer for BJP in Odisha

The leader may well pose a serious challenge to Naveen Patnaik in the upcoming Assembly polls in 2019.