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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.


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POSCO, Naveen Pattanaik, Baijayant Jay Panda, Odisha

Suspending Jay Panda from BJD may hurt Naveen Patnaik's prospects in 2019 Assembly polls

For the BJP, with whom the BJD’s Lok Sabha MP from Kendrapara enjoys a cosy relationship, the political scenario is pregnant with great possibilities.


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Mamata Banerjee, Odisha, West Bengal, Rosogolla

How Bengal won the prestige issue of rasgulla from Odisha

The syrupy sweet is synonymous with Bengalis, for whom it was hardly a debate.


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Maternal Health, Healthcare, Tribals, Women

What good is India's growth story if mothers and children are dying of hunger?

There is a deliberate attempt to hide and deny the numerous problems by a government anxious to build India’s image as powerful.


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NIRF, Engineering college, Odisha, Fake job letters

Lessons to learn from row over fake job offer letters to Odisha engineering students

There are numerous questions that arise and they all point to gross lack of transparency.


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Odisha, BJD, BJP

BJP, desperate for Odisha, sniffs opportunity in Naveen Patnaik's BJD infighting

If the elections are held on schedule, the CM would be in power for a mind-blogging 20 years.


 |  Wild Ways  |  5-minute read
Odisha, Elephants, Wildlife

How elephants became refugees on the outskirts of Bhubhaneswar city

What is happening in Athgarh is happening in many parts of India — creating a situation which is dangerous for both man and animal.


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Odisha, SUM Hospital

Why Odisha will not learn anything from SUM Hospital fire

The incident has asked too many uncomfortable questions.


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Dalits, Odisha, Dana Majhi

Dana Majhi's tale begs the question: Why is rich Odisha in such a poor state?

In the absence of political mobilisation of Dalits, adivasis and OBCs, upper caste-dominated state politics has ignored their betterment.


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Kalahandi, Odisha, Dana Majhi

Odisha man carrying wife's body is the purest of all pilgrimages

The deceased woman was not just Dana Majhi's wife. She was his life.