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Bringing youth to the mainstream of change

*Sudhirendar Sharma It is befitting to dedicate Vivekananda’s birthday, January 12, to the youth of the country whose entrepreneurial ambition and consumerist desires need be exposed to countervailing moral and ethical values for bringing sanity to their attitudes and actions. It makes for a compelling case as today’s youth are fed on a celebrity overdose in a market-driven consumerist culture. ...

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Indian Women Still Knocking On Closed Doors of Temples

Ananya Palit Indian women are demanding equal rights to worship, in sacred places. Have women attained social equality in India? India is most probably the only country, where people worship Goddesses. The purpose for which they pray can be biased. It is totally strange that people pray for a son, offer ‘Prasad’, do ‘Mannat’ before the Goddesses and their masculinity ...

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Successful Test launch of AGNI V

*Dilip Ghosh India successfully conducted the fourth and final experimental test of its indigenously developed Inter Continental Ballistic Missile, ICBM, Agni-V from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on yesterday, the 26thDecember 2016.The nuclear-capable missile with its strike range of over 5,000-km was test-fired from its canister on a launcher truck. Designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, ...

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Modernist Poetics: A Study in Lakshmi Purana Lipipuspa Nayak

it is both inevitable and distressing that we discuss the trends in our literature by standards in Western Criticism. Inevitable because we find the colonial mindset too deeply ingrained to see anything worth discussing by our pre-colonial literary and aesthetic traditions. Distressing because, it is time we fought this unfortunate syndrome as there is no dearth of material in our ...

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Odisha should Prioritise Industrialization Based on its Resources Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena

Government of Odisha in line with ‘Make in India’ programme has organized “Make in Odisha” Conclave, a three days programme starting from 30th November 2016 at Bhubaneswar. It is the most welcome event to place Odisha at its rightful place in the country’s Industrial Map. It is surprising that, since independence of India in 1947, inspite of the availability of ...

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Demonetization – Modi’s Proud Socialist Moment *Dr R. Balashankar

November 8, 2016 will perhaps go down in history as the day India ushered in the most comprehensive finance sector reform that transformed the country as never before. Now, ten days later, it can be said, that it has almost been pulled off with aplomb with the least possible hardship to people. There is no doubt that there are queues ...

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2016 fruitful year for ISRO

http://http://www.odishanewstimes.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=3380&action=editThe year 2016 was a bag of mixed fortunes for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with successes on the technological front and setbacks on the legal front. On the technological side, apart from simultaneously launching 20 satellites, the year also saw ISRO activating its own NavIC satellite navigation system, and testing a reusable launch vehicle (RLV) and a scramjet ...

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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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