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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been at the helm in Ori­ssa for the past 17 years, having won four consecutive assembly elections. Under his leadership, the state has made rapid strides on different parameters of development. In 2016-17, it has clocked a gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate of 7.94 per cent, higher than the national average of 7.1 per cent, ...

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Country Statement of India at the 9th meeting of Heads of Governments of SCO dealing with the prevention and elimination of emergency situation

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh attending the 9th meeting of Heads of Emergency Departments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, at Cholpon- Ata, in Kyrgyz Republic on August 24, 2017.

Following is the Country Statement of India at the 9th meeting of Heads of Governments of SCO dealing with the prevention and elimination of emergency situation, made by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh at Cholpon- Ata in Kyrgyz Republic today: “India warmly congratulates Mr Almazbek Atambayev, the President of Kyrgyz Republic and Minister Boronov for the excellent arrangements for ...

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New Horizons on India’s Foreign Trade in Goods & Services

*G.Srinivasan Even as the weak global trade growth in the last few years largely reflects persistent weakness in the global economy as observed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in April 2017, India’s foreign trade performance, both on the merchandise goods and in the services fronts, has been singularly showing up positive trends. A particularly noteworthy feature is that in ...

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*Guru Prakash   More than 16 percent of our population comprises of the scheduled castes. Owing to a long history of social exclusion, a section of our society was not exposed to opportunities of personal growth and development. This section was called ‘Depressed classes’ by Babasaheb Ambedkar. Coming from the same social background Babasaheb was cognizant of the needs and ...

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Why Pluralism and Secularism are essential for our Democracy: Vice President

The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari delivering the 25th Annual Convocation Address of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), in Bengaluru on August 06, 2017.

  The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that ‘Why Pluralism and Secularism are essential for our Democracy’ He was delivering the 25th Annual Convocation Address of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), in Bengaluru, Karnataka today. The Governor of Karnataka, Shri Vajubhai Vala, the Chief Justice of India, Justice Jagdish Singh Kherar, the Chief ...

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Celebrating Third National Handloom Day Some Thoughts


      * Dr. S.K. Panda Kapada (Clothes) comes next after Roti (Food) as the most important basic need of human being. Aborigines were using bark of trees and leather of animals for protecting themselves from extreme cold and heat in the nature. Discovery of cotton, wool and silk along with the technology for spinning it to yarn and weaving yarn into ...

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Why do we need to promote breastfeeding?


Breasteeding lays a sound foundation for healthy life during infancy/child-hood as well as the later years of life. Every child needs to be provided adequate nutrition, care, protection, love and affection for his/her proper growth and development. As per WHO and UNICEF, breastfeeding must be initiated within the first hour of birth; and that colostrum (thick, yellowish and sticky but highly nutritious secretion) must be fed to the baby. Further, that the infant should be ...

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Study Calls For Periodic Fishing & Visitors’ Entry Prohibition On Chilika


The Bombay Natural History Society, a pan-India wildlife research organization, has suggested a series of conservation measures for the safe and undisturbed winter sojourn of avian guests to Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lake and the largest winter resort for migratory birds in the Indian subcontinent. The major management recommendations proposed for Chilika include de-weeding of grass thickets from Nalabana ...

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Aadhaar for Social Welfare 


  Aadhaar is being used as an identifier in respect of following school education related schemes: (i)                 Centrally Sponsored Scheme for providing quality education in Madrasa (SPQEM) (ii)               Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) (iii)             Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) (iv)             Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) (v)               Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage (IEDSS) (vi)             National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE) (vii)           National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship ...

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The Mahapatra Muse:Two deeply vivid volumes of poems from the Oriya masters

jayant and sita

KEKI N. DARUWALLA JAYANTA and Sitakant Mahapatra are two thoroughbreds who have kept up with Pegasus these many years. Their devotion to the muse has been single-minded. They have never deviated into other genres. The fruits of their labour differ, but don’t they always? Sitakant has been translated into many languages. He has won the Jnanpith, something that Jayanta cannot ...

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