Biju Patnaik, the self acclaimed Naxalite

  Anil Dhir Biju Patnaik’s second term as Chief Minister came nearly 30 years after his first short-lived spell. He was disappointed to find that the bureaucrats, administrators and elected representatives were very different from what he had seen his during his previous stint. There was a palpable disconnect between the government and the people, […]

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Statue at Konark Sun Temple damaged due to ASI’s negligence

Bhubaneswar: In the light of the two-day workshop being conducted at Konark on February 28 and 29, the sheer negligence of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in handling the affairs of the Konark temple has been exposed. The ASI had recently patted itself on its back, with the statement that the entire scaffolding around […]

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Historian demands restoration of Sakhigopal Emar Mutt

Bhubaneswar: In all the hullaballoo of Emar Mutt’s demolition in Puri, what was forgotten and overlooked was that it had many branches all over the State; and was the fountainhead of many smaller Mutts. Among the many smaller branches in different places, the Emar Mutt at Sakhigopal stands apart due to its historical importance. Noted […]

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Pandit Raghunath Rath’s son donates 2,500 books to National Archives of India

Bhubaneswar: On the first death anniversary of eminent tribal scholar and Kui exponent, Pandit Raghunath Rath, his son handed over his precious and valuable collection of 2,500 books and journals to the National Archives of India’s Bhubaneswar Record Centre on Sunday here. The books were handed over to Dr T Hussain, Deputy Director of Archives […]

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