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For Gandhi Non-violence was akin to Swacchta

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Dr Sudhirendar Sharma India’s decisive battle against cleanliness and hygiene has got a fillip through ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’, Cleanliness is Service, which draws attention to making sanitation a shared responsibility. Embedded in the idea of this top-up initiative to the already ongoing ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ (SBM) is a clear invocation for the masses to shun the entrenched notion that cleanliness ...

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Odisha’s tourismTreasures

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Heritage The architectural heritage of Odisha is an eclectic mix of Hindu temples, Buddhist and Jain monuments that have fascinated travellers since time immemorial, with their sheer beauty and grandeur. The most famous is of course the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Konark Sun Temple. Located 35 km from Puri and 65 km from Bhubaneswar, the temple ...

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Paradigm shift in Governance

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  Dilip Kumar Bisoi The Nation has witnessed a paradigm shift in governance in the three years of Narendra Modi Government. Policy statements laced with highly reformative decisions have changed the mood of the nation for development and growth. Prime Minister Modi has pushed through a slew of reforms to bail out the country’s economy from a state of policy ...

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OUTLOOK INTERVIEW: NAVEEN PATNAIK

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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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INDIA AT 70: SUSTAINING SOCIAL JUSTICE

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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

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      * 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?

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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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