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Ashutosh Mishra

Ashutosh Mishra

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Ashutosh Mishra is a Bhubaneswar-based journalist with more than three decades of experience in the field. Starting his career with the Times of India he has worked for a number of reputed publicat ...more

Ashutosh Mishra is a Bhubaneswar-based journalist with more than three decades of experience in the field. Starting his career with the Times of India he has worked for a number of reputed publications including Sunday Mail, the Pioneer, Mail Today, Down to Earth and the Telegraph. Having reported extensively on human condition and politics he has a unique perspective on these issues.

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Posts by Ashutosh Mishra

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Op-Ed: Patkura Victory Another Proof Of Naveen’s Invincibility

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The victory of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate in Patkura has re-affirmed the party’s political supremacy in the state. Though the margin of win should have been higher going by the...

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Op-Ed: Being In Denial Mode Will Not Stop Farmer Suicides

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The latest incident of farmer suicide from a village in Balasore district has raised a question mark over state government’s claim that factors like loan burden or crop loss have nothing...

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Op-Ed: Police Informers Living Under The Shadow of Maoist Guns

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In the last one week Maoist rebels have gunned down two alleged police informers in Kalahandi district where they have begun making inroads recently. Both the victims were contractors and seen...

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Op-Ed: Hope Flickers For Congress As MLAs Put Up A Super Show

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Though there are only nine of them in the state assembly this time Congress MLAs have impressed everyone with their performance in the House. The ongoing budget session of the legislature...

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Op-Ed: Odisha Must Assert Its Rights Over Mahanadi

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A section of the media has reported that Chhattisgarh is planning more projects on Mahanadi, the river considered to be the lifeline of people in Odisha. One of the mightiest rivers...

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Op-Ed: The Government Must Put An End To This Shame

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: There is growing concern in the state over cases of pregnancy of teenage girls in schools and hostels run by SC\ST development department. The issue not only raises moral questions it...

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Op-Ed: Lagging Behind in Tourism Promotion

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s tourism sector suffered massive losses in the wake of cyclone Fani which left behind a trail of destruction in several coastal districts, the worst affected being Puri and Khurda. On...

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Op-Ed: Time To Call A Halt To Crime Against Women

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha, which once ranked among the most peaceful and crime-free states of the country, seems to have become an unsafe place for women. Crimes against members of the fair sex have...

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Op-Ed: Why BJD’s Excessive Focus on Patkura?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik seems to have made the Patkura assembly poll a prestige issue. What else can explain the ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) excessive focus on a constituency where...

Ashwini Vaishnav
Op-Ed: Was BJD’s Support For Vaishnav A Mistake?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Newspapers have quoted union minister of state for finance, Anurag Thakur as telling the Lok Sabha that Centre is not considering any proposal to grant special category state status to Odisha....

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Op-Ed: England Took the Crown, New Zealand Won Hearts

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: England are the new champions of world cricket. But New Zealand are no less the champions for the way they played. They won hearts. It was a cracker of a match,...

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Op-Ed: Let Others Follow Agrawal’s Example

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It was heart-warming to read about Malkangiri collector, Manish Agrawal’s wife having a safe delivery at the district headquarters hospital. Agrawal’s decision to get his pregnant wife admitted to a hospital...

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Op-Ed: Is Naveen Government Finding KALIA Hard To Handle?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) campaign for the recent Lok Sabha and state assembly elections revolved around the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme of its government. Hailed...

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Op-Ed: Will Naveen’s Tips For Good Governance Work?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In his fifth coming as the chief minister of Odisha, Naveen  Patnaik has donned the role of teacher for his ministers and MLAs. He has been imparting tips to make them...

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Op-Ed: Time For Odisha To Stand Up For Its Rights

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: As expected chief minister, Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to union tourism minister expressing his disappointment over the omission of Odisha from the list of 17 iconic tourism sites to...

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Op-Ed: Let Rebels Return To Social Mainstream

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Recently newspaper reported about CPI (Maoist), a banned outfit with a history of violence, expelling one of its divisional committee members in Odisha from the organisation for ‘anti-party’ activities. According to...

Op-Ed: Why No Odisha Monument In Centre’s List of Iconic Destinations?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha has always prided itself on its art and culture. Temples scattered across the state bear testimony to its great architectural tradition. The sun temple at Konark, a marvel of architectural...

Op-Ed: New Health Policy Must Address Pressing Issues

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A new health policy for the state is on the anvil. The government is keen to stop the flight of doctors to hospitals in the private sector, especially outside the state....

Op-Ed: BJP Needs to Rework Its Strategy In Odisha

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Against a target of 120 plus set by BJP president, Amit Shah the party has managed to win to just 23 assembly seats in Odisha. But party leaders remain upbeat about...

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Op-Ed: Patkura Contest Will Be An Interesting Watch

Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Will BJP be able to make a battle of it in Patkura? The question has become extremely relevant with by-poll dates announced and three major parties in the fray chalking out their...

Ashutosh Mishra is a Bhubaneswar-based journalist with more than three decades of experience in the field. Starting his career with the Times of India he has worked for a number of reputed publications including Sunday Mail, the Pioneer, Mail Today, Down to Earth and the Telegraph. Having reported extensively on human condition and politics he has a unique perspective on these issues.

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