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Odia Cinema in Indian Panorama

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By Ashok Palit International Film Festival of India better known as IFFI, is among the oldest film festivals in the Asian continent. Beginning 1952, the festival has acted as a platform for popularisation of Indian cinema to a global audience while acting as an introduction of sorts for foreign films to Indian cinephiles spread over selected cities. In 1978 for the ...

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Industrial Hub Kalinga Nagar Needs Clean Environment

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Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena Industrialization is essential for socio economic development of the country. In Kalinga Nagaar based on the mineral resources of the region, a number of iron and steel and allied industries have come up in a big way and some more are in pipeline. The Kalinga Nagar is situated in Sukinda Block of Jajpur district in ...

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NASA astronaut Mr Jack D. Fischer inspires youngsters to take up science

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The Odisha Knowledge Hub Lecture today was a unique coming together of an accomplished NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut like Mr Jack David Fischer and young prodigy from our own state Jaswasi Jaswant Sahoo, a student of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla. I am happy that students from science & technology institutions, universities, colleges and also from ...

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English rendering of 38th edition of PM’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio on 26th November 2017

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Newdelhi:26/11/17;My dear countrymen, namaskar! A while ago, I had a chance to have an indirect dialogue, with young friends from Karnataka. The Times Group Newspaper “Vijaya Karnataka” started a new initiative urging the children to write a letter to the Prime Minister of the country. And, then they published some selected letters. I read those letters and liked the initiative. ...

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“Swachha Bharat’’ through Harvesting Clean Water

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    Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena     Rivers in India carry sweet water, mostly the rain water. The amounts of water available in Indian rivers are sufficient even with the present population for industrial, domestic and other purposes provided we do not allow much water to get polluted and flow back to ocean. But, mismanagement of these rivers ...

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Priorities for Swachha Rural India

Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena     In developing countries including India, every 15 to 20 seconds, a child below 5 years dies from diarrhea caused by poor sanitation. A major portion of the health budget in India is spent on treating water borne diseases like diarrhea, dysentery and cholera. The poor health and sanitation conditions in India are caused ...

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Historians Question Move To Confer Odisha ‘Paika Bidroha’ As First War Of Independence

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With the union government contemplating to confer Odisha’s 1817 ‘Paika Bidroha’ the tag of ‘first war of independence’, a section of historians in Kerala today have expressed differing views by saying various uprisings against foreign powers had occurred in the southern state much before it, but never got due recognition. They said the coastal state had witnessed a number of ...

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Sardar Patel’s Economic Ideas

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*Puja Mehra   Sardar Patel dominated Indian politics from 1917 to 1950. First, he was at the forefront of the freedom struggle. Then, after Independence in 1947, as Deputy Prime Minister, he held the crucial portfolios of Home, States and Information and Broadcasting. The ‘Iron Man’ and a founder of modern India, he restructured the Indian bureaucracy after the transfer ...

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The Power of Tourism 

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    The Prime Minister in his Mann Ki Baat address mentioned that “There will be a value addition in tourism only when we travel not only as a visitor but also like a student and make efforts to assimilate, understand & adapt. This is my personal experience, I had a chance of visiting more than five hundred districts of India. ...

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EVER GREEN SINGER AKSHAYA MOHANTY

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 Devdas Chhotray AkshayaMohanty (AM) was fairly eclectic in his reading. He read almost whatever came his way. That was in the mid 60s of the last century. He had been out of college almost a decade before and I was still enjoying the excitement of being a sophomore at Ravenshaw. We had a practice of exchanging books, though he always ...

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