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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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Now, RBI allows exchange of old notes up to Rs 2,000 only once till December 30


Mumbai: The noose is getting tighter on those who are trying all possible means available to convert black money into white. The Reserve Bank of India on Friday announced that it will limit exchange of old notes into new ones at bank counters only once till December 30. The norm comes into effect starting Friday, November 18. “On a review ...

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Terrorist ambush in Assam, 3 soldiers killed; HM Rajnath takes a stock of situation


Guwahati: Three soldier were killed and three others were injured after suspected militants fired at an army convoy in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Saturday, defence officials said. The incident took place at around 5.30 a.m., in the Pengeri area, Defence public relations officer Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said. “They (the militants) had planted an improvised explosive device (IED) on the ...

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Missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed in Aligarh


New Delhi: A ‘mysterious letter’ delivered at Jawaharlal Nehru University four days ago claims that the missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad was held captive in a village in Aligarh, reportedly. According to media reports, the Delhi Police is probing the letter that was apparently sent by a woman in Aligarh. She claimed to have important information about Najeeb. The letter ...

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Phulbani CDVO in Vigilance net


Bhubaneswar: Acting on an allegation of possession of disproportionate assets, Vigilance officers started conducting raids on houses and office room of Phulbani CDVO Lalatendu Aaicha on Thursday morning. Aaicha’s office chamber and residential quarters at Phulbani, residential houses at Joda  and Anandpur in Keonjhar district are being searched simultaneously on the strength of a warrant, sources said. “Searches in the ...

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