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Padampur bypoll
Padampur by-election: A test of BJD’s invincibility as BJP fights to fill in

Padampur Constituency continues to remain economically backward even after over two decades of BJD remaining in power in the state.

Living with pet and stray dogs in Bhubaneswar
Living with pet and stray dogs in Bhubaneswar: BMC guidelines should aim at peaceful community living

Currently, pet registration is mandatory throughout India, and all responsible pet owners must get it done with the local civic bodies.

Bhubaneswar’s hurried facelift futile, admin needs to focus on ‘concrete’ urban infra
Bhubaneswar’s hurried facelift futile, admin needs to focus on ‘concrete’ urban infra

The focus of Bhubaneswar city administration, whenever there is VVIP visit scheduled, is on optics and the system relapses to state of indifference once the big occasion is over.

Rishi Sunak, Akhand Bharat and identity crises
Rishi Sunak, Akhand Bharat And Identity Crises

Hordes of Indians have been busy digging up Rishi Sunak's India connection. To gauge that, you first need to understand the effects of Partition, the creation of Pakistan, and how it left huge number of people with multicultural identities.

Fast or Feast during Eclipse: Rationalists’ gluttony foolhardy, exhibits crude irrationality
Fast or Feast during Eclipse: Rationalists’ gluttony foolhardy, exhibits crude irrationality

The self-styled rationalists seem to behave most irrational when they resort to public display of gluttony when the need of the hour is to abstain from food.

Biryani and eclipse
Biryani And Eclipse

On solar eclipse day, rationalists in Bhubaneswar embarked on a very public Biryani feast, and consequently, the social media discourse quickly devolved into an abuse fest.

T20I World Cup 2022 in Australia
T20 World Cup 2022: Egalitarian conditions in Australia confirm India as a firm favourite

Here are the Indian players who can actually take advantage of the drop in pitches, renewed balls, grassy tops, and odd ground sizes in Australia.

Lady blackmailer Archana Nag in Bhubaneswar
Archana Nag – The lady who redefined the art of stalking influential men

Archana Nag is now the cynosure of the media and sensational stories keep coming in about her activities that brought her both wealth and status in quick time.

Violence and Rape in marriage: Dealing with false cases and ‘sheltering’ real survivors
Violence and Rape in marriage: Dealing with false cases and ‘sheltering’ real survivors

Who is making false accusations, and who is telling the truth? God alone knows and we can only pray that karma catches up with the real wrongdoer.

Congress president elections
High Command has only itself to blame for mess in Congress

What was supposed to be a question of who will become the next Congress president has now been reduced to who will be the next Chief Minister of Rajasthan!

Garbage dump in capital city Bhubaneswar
Can Swachh Bharat Mission see success in Bhubaneswar city?

Throwing garbage on the lanes is a day-long activity. For strange reasons, BMC has been displaying undue tolerance. Need of the hour is to identify some ugly spots where this habit is strong, fix CCTV cameras, capture images of people in flagrante delicto and initiate criminal action.

Mission T20I World Cup 2022 for India
Mission T20I World Cup: Is the left still India's weaker hand?

Irrespective of the colour of the ball, all three kinds of left-handed skills are structural to a winning combination - a batter in the top five, a spinner and a pacer. Currently, India has defined two of those roles with Axar and Arshdeep flourishing in their roles. Pant needs to be the missing piece of the puzzle.

Queen and The Jewel: Elizabeth's Death Fuels Kohinoor Reclamation Debate
Queen and The Jewel: Elizabeth's Death Fuels Kohinoor Reclamation Debate

Queen’s passing has renewed calls for reparations including return of the famous Kohinoor. Most recently, Puri Jagannath Sena renewed their longstanding demand of bringing back the gem and placing it on the crown of the Lord.

BJD’s welcome ceremony for CM Naveen: An avoidable seize of Bhubaneswar city
BJD’s welcome ceremony for CM: An avoidable seize of Bhubaneswar city

Political strategists wanted to convert the 'lifetime achievement' felicitation into a political event of gargantuan proportion. For them, the human misery and suffering such uncontrolled city seize leads to was of little concern.

Flood in Odisha
Floods in Odisha: Govt's disaster management plans need drastic change in the approach

Satellite technology and GIS mapping should be used to study the flood patterns. Mitigation for flood damage would be more appropriate to manage floods rather than attempts to stop the river from flooding into the historical flood plains which nature has developed over centuries. 

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