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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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Odia Art Film director Shantanu Mishra


by ASHOK PALIT On the eve of Director Birth Anniversary Among those few film makers who led the alternative cinema movement in Odisha, the name of Shantanu Mishra comes second, the first being ManmohanMohapatra. While Mohapatra has directed 12 films, Mishra has four films to his credit and this is the second highest number in the arena of art cinema ...

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How a visionary woman entrepreneur trained over 50,000 rural youth in logistics and SCM?


Entrepreneurship is all about bringing a social impact with bright sparks of an idea and unperturbed perseverance. The story of Divya Jain, Founder and CEO of Safeducate, India’s largest training, skilling and consulting firm that specializes in the domains of Supply Chain Management & Logistics, is a shining beacon of the same.   Divya pursued professional education from the premier institutes ...

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Maslaman Sarat Sahoo


Neither penury nor a ten-crore loss in a super cyclone could keep down Sarat Kumar Sahoo,Son of Late Banamali Sahoo born  on22nd July,1950. Who rose from a tiny food stall to build a company with Rs 250 crore turnover and more than a thousand employees. The industrious life-graph of Sarat Kumar Sahoo, Managing Director, Om Oil and Flour Mills, is ...

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Remembering the Day the World Wide Web Was Born


By Larry Greenemeier Thirty years ago this month, a software consultant named Tim Berners-Lee at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (better known as CERN) hatched a plan for an open computer network to keep track of research at the particle physics laboratory in the suburbs of Geneva, Switzerland. Berners-Lee’s modestly titled “Information Management: A Proposal,” which he submitted to get a CERN grant, ...

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