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Mithun Chaktaborty resigns from Rajya Sabha

Actor-turned politician Mithun Chaktaborty who was elected to the Rajya Sabha by Trinamool Congress(TMC), today resigned from the Upper House citing health reasons. He has submitted his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman, sources in TMC said. Mithun, whose alleged involvement in Saradha scam made news last year, had attended the Upper House for three days only. He has written to ...

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Paramita Satpathy’s “Prapti” chosen for Sahitya Akademi Award

Bhubaneswar: Eminent writer Paramita Satpathy’s collection of stories, Prapti will receive the Kendriya Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2016. The book features stories depicting the emotional and psychological situations and expressions of women. “I am really glad that my book has been chosen and particularly this book since it is dedicated to women,” said the author. She said she ...

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Friday, 01 January 2016 | ASHOK PALIT | Bhubaneswar  Though with more ‘misses’ than ‘hits’ in 2015, Ollywood saw virtually a deluge of films. Of the 27 odd full-length feature films released during 2015, 10 films hit the screens between January and June. Good and very good films rubbed shoulders with the bad, the very bad, the terrible and the ...

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Odisha State Film Awards for 2015 announced

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Film Awards – 2015 were announced on Saturday. Cinematographer and Producer Ashok Swain will be awarded with Jaydev Award, a special award given to a film personality for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Odia cinema. Odisha State Film Award for Best Film will be awarded to ‘Kehi Nuhe Kahara.’ Odisha State Film Award for ...

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Bhubaneswar: Daily Encounter with Shadows of History

By Sitakant Mahapatra It is not easy living at Bhubaneswar. You encounter shadows of history everywhere and centuries are reflected back from the rims of eternity. Driving down its wide streets and fashionable carcades, you meet a 10th century temple at the bend of the road. Another dilapidated temple stands all alone on the bank of an ancient tank. The ...

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NanditaDas-An actress, social activities and director

How has your father Jatin Das influenced you? My father has had deep influences on me and my choices. Right from the beginning he encouraged me to question everything, and gave me the freedom to explore, to follow my heart. He laid a lot of emphasis on core values like honesty, equality and sensitivity. I was reminded ever so often ...

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