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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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Ramachandra Pratihari(16January ,1936-27 January,2019)


Veteran theater artist Ramachandra Pratihari passed away on 27 th,January, 2019.He was 87.Ramachandra Pratihari was born on 16th,January 1936.For more than five decades, towering theatre personality Ramachandra Pratihari’s permanent address has been the historic Annapurna Rangamancha of Puri rather than nearby Harachandi Sahi where he was born . Such has been his intimate association and commitment to the best known theatre ...

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Farmers Need Diversified Livelihood Not Loan Waiving

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Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena India got independence about seventy two years back in 1947. Since then, various efforts are being made to bring socio economic development of the country through different developmental programmes in industrial, agricultural and service sectors. However, considering the resources and opportunities available, the development could have been much more, particularly in case of farmers in ...

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First Odia New wave Cinema Matira Manisha


Ashok Palit Odisha News Times EditorAshok Palit  With  Mrinal Sen   Matira Manisha (aka -The Man of Soil) is a 1966 Indian Oriya film directed by eminent film director Mrinal Sen on the story of Kalindi Charan Panigrahi’s novel in the same name. The film contrasts traditional and modern values contexts and themes such as the Gandhian and Marxist ideologies, ...

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Pratibha Ray’s Yajnaseni as dance ballet by Hema Malini


What transpired in the mind of this strong woman of character as she submitted herself to the tragic turn of events in her life? The dance ballet, which is based on the Oriya novel “Yajnaseni’ by Pratibha Ray attempts to look into the mind of Draupadi, as she submits herself to grievous acts even by her own- her sense of ...

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