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‘First satyagrahi’ against Emergency


On June 26, 1975, the morning after the Emergency was proclaimed, Arun Jaitley gathered a group of people and burnt an effigy of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, making him, in his own words, the “first satyagrahi” against the Emergency. He was later arrested under preventive detention and was in custody for a period of 19 months from 1975 to ...

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SUSMA SWARAJ(1952-2019)


Just as the nation was gearing up to celebrate the historic doing away of Article 370, a cloud of gloom has cast its shadow with the passing away of one of the ‘tallest’ standing leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sushma Swaraj. Former and most fondly remembered external affairs minister Swaraj died last night (6 August) in New Delhi ...

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Phoolvari – a gardening startup by high school students gets global recognition through TiE Delhi-NCR’s TiE Young Entrepreneurs Program


New Delhi, 6th August, 2019: Age is no bar for dreaming big. Phoolvari, an innovative gardening startup established by high school students, has proved this with the support of TiE Delhi-NCR, one of the most vibrant chapters across the vast TiE network. Through its global TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) initiative, TiE is giving wings to students’ imagination and acting as a unique ...

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BUSINESS V G Siddhartha Tragedy: Lessons To Learn For India Inc by R Jagannathan


Snapshot When times are tough, you tighten your belt. This applies to the government too, and not just banks and businessmen.This is the time to give beleaguered businessmen the long rope and not tighten the noose. A tax noose flung around businessmen will kill any possibility of an early economic recovery. It would be absurd to link the likely suicide ...

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In  an  unprecedented  mobilization  of  human  resources  for  the  cause  of  wildlife conservation, 560 (five hundred sixty) persons participated surveying and counting weaver birds in the just concluded Odisha Weaver Bird Count 2019. ‘Wild Orissa’ alongwith Odisha Chapter of Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN), who have been conducting Weaver Bird Counts in state of Odisha since 2016 annually, organized this ...

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UNION BUDGET 2019-20: Pathway to 5 Trillion Dollar Economy

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at Parliament House to present the Union Budget 2019-20, in New Delhi on July 05, 2019.

 – Mansukh Mandaviya*  The maiden budget presented by Finance Minister Shrimati Nirmala Sitharaman has struck key chords with the Indian populace and chartered ambitious initiatives and plans for New India’s promising future. This budget was drawn keeping in mind the needs of the upcoming generations and not the upcoming elections. With its mantra being “transform, reform, and perform”, this budget ...

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Snana Yatra :sacred bathing festival held on the full-moon day


It is a sacred bathing festival held on the full-moon day (purnima) of Jyestha month. Devotees believe that all their sins get washed away if they get a sight of Lord Jagannath on this holy day, attracting thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. The bathing platform is situated to the north-east of Ananda Bazar and besides the outer ...

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Odisha First State To Get 33% Women MPs


Newdelhi:26/5/19:This election has been a change-maker in a lot of ways starting with the mind-blowing victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second time. Another remarkable shift is in the number of women candidates who have now become MPs, the total of 78 women MPs in the parliament is the highest ever. Of these 78 women MPs, a total of seven ...

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‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ campaign launched to raise awareness on illegal wildlife trade


Campaign launched by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau of India and UN Environment aimed at airports across India. Tiger, Pangolin, Star Tortoise and Tokay Gecko featured in the campaign. In India, illegal trade in wildlife has seen a sharp rise in recent years. Ahead of the International Day of Biological Diversity celebrated on May 22, UN Environment India and Wildlife Crime ...

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Veteran Odia music director Rakhal Mohanty no more


Cuttack:14/4/19:Eminent  Odia singer and music director Rakhal Chandra Mohanty breathed his last at his residence in Badambadi area of Cuttack on Sunday. He was 88 and suffering from various age related ailments since long.Mr.Mohanty had started his career as a music teacher and later joined the All India Radio in 1974 as music composer. He had been the vocalist for Odissi ...

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