India Peace Memorial at Lokpaching and the unacknowledged Odisha connection

  By Anil Dhir The Battle of Red Hill was fought from May 20-29 in 1944. The small hillock was on the Tiddim Road, 16 kms away from Imphal. The surroundings, with its reddish soil, represented the farthest the invading Japanese Army and the INA could approach into India. It was the last major battle […]

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IITTM felicitates six on World Tourism Day

Bhubaneswar September 27: The Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management Bhubaneswar celebrated the World Tourism Day 2020 in its campus Sunday by launching the first edition of the World Tourism Day Awards 2020. Six persons from different fields were also felicitated on this occasion. The annual World Tourism Day Awards launched by IITTM Bhubaneswar […]

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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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