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Ratha Jatra 2021 Odisha
Rath Yatra Amid Covid: Can't Puri Model Be Replicated In Other Ancient Jagannath Temples In Odisha?

Many a devotee who silently hoped that Jagannath Rath Yatra would happen in all famous temples of Odisha are left disappointed.

World Test Championships Final, India Vs New Zealand
WTC Final, India Vs New Zealand: History In The Making

The oldest format of the game is set to be the last to get a World Championship final of its own. After a lot of discussions, a lot of confusion and a lot of chop and change, India and New Zealand will be playing for the mace.

Odisha Has To Overcome Many Barriers To Reach 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Odisha Has To Overcome Many Barriers To Reach 2030 SDGs

The areas where the progress of Odisha requires much greater political, social and governance focus are too critical to be trivialised by political cacophony.

Puri Jagannath Temple, Sri Mandir 1
Puri Jagannath Temple Administration Working On Mahaprabhu's Blessings!

To understand the present-day situation of the Puri Jagannath temple administration, one needs to understand how it was originally designed. The recorded history of Srimandir is a long and interesting one.

Covid-19 Vaccine
India Needs A Vaccine Demand Generation Strategy, Now!

While Odisha is one of the few states which has been registering a higher vaccination rate compared to the national average, it is still far behind states like Rajasthan which has been able to vaccinate nearly 85 per cent of its citizens above 60 years of age, with at least one shot.

Covid-19 Vaccine Policy in India
The New Vaccine Policy And The Limits Of Experimentation

With the onset of the Covid-19 second wave in some states in mid-April, a concerted campaign started taking place which was led by some states and the Opposition parties in power there.

Lord Jagannath's marriage in Puri Srimandir
Lord Jagannath's Marriage

Rukmini Harana Ekadashi falls on June 21st this year. On this holy day - Lord Jagannath, an aspect of Lord Vishnu, marries Rukmini, an aspect of Devi Lakshmi.

Fantasy Cricket
Fantasy Cricket: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

Fantasy cricket has seen incredible growth in the last few years. However, when it started 20 years ago with a game called Super Selector, it was very different from its current money-spinning avatar.

Black fungus - Mucormycosis causes and treatment
Shades Of Grey In Black Fungus

Mucor is a fungus that is present everywhere around us and can cause mucormycosis or black fungus. Black fungus only causes disease in people with extremely poor immunity.

The Satyabadi Movement and Sakhigopal
The Satyabadi Movement And Sakhigopal

In 1909, Pandit Gopabandhu established an ideal school, Satyabadi Vana Vidyalaya at Sakhigopal. This was a catalyst in spreading national consciousness, in Odisha.

Bureaucracy in West Bengal during PM Modi's visit for assessment of damage caused Cyclone Yaas
Defying Protocols, The Chief Secretary Wasn't Right

It was an unprecedented situation India witnessed at Kalaikunda on 28th May, 2021, during the Prime Minister’s visit -- soon after the Cyclone Yaas -- to take stock of the damage the cyclone brought about to West Bengal.

CBSE Board Exams 2021
CBSE, ICSE Exams Scrapped: A ‘Lose-Lose’ Situation For All

In the circumstances, cancelling the Class XII board exams was the only course available to the CBSE. CISCE immediately followed suit. And the Council of Higher Secondary Examination (CHSE) is likely to do the same in Odisha

Transmission of Covid-19 through dead
Being Humane To The Covid-Dead Need Of The Hour

Are Indian rules too strict and impersonal? The CDC is of the opinion that the risk of acquiring infection from a dead body is extremely low. Till date there is no hard evidence that Covid-19 can be transmitted by contact with dead bodies.

Covid-19 third wave in India
Covid 3.0: Looking At The Third Wave And Beyond

Experts have warned of a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. Even after the third wave would be over, there is no guarantee that there would be no further virus-related epidemic in India in future.

Indian women's cricket team batting coach Shiv Sunder Das
Acid ‘Test’ Awaits India's Batting Coach Shiv Sunder Das

The question is can the former Odisha captain convert this opportunity into success and cement his place? Though the answer will be known only after the end of the England tour, one thing is certain that the assignment will be a litmus test for Shiv Sunder Das.

Cyclone Yaas in Odisha amid Covid-19 pandemic
For Covid-hit Odisha, ‘Cyclone Yaas’ Couldn’t Have Come At A Worse Time

Move over Covid-19; Cyclone ‘Yaas’ is here! With the ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ in the Bay of Bengal all set to wreak havoc on the northern coast, Corona has expectedly taken a backseat in the state.

Abuse of power
Might or Right? You Could Be The Next Victim

People with money power and influence can trouble women, grab the property of others and break any law they wish. They can hire goons to threaten and kill, and spend money to publish ugly lies to ruin the reputation of good people. 

Climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic
Will 'Being Positive' Avert Pandemic Doom?

Odisha’s biodiversity has a major contribution to climate change mitigation because the emissions due to the metal & mining industry need to be absorbed and contained.

Odisha's capital city Bhubaneswar needs regeneration
'Well Planned City' Bhubaneswar Needs Regeneration To Retain Tag

Bhubaneswar enjoys wide reputation as a greatly liveable Indian city with amiable people, soothing afternoon breeze, tasty drinking water and satisfactory air, road and rail connectivity. The city should grow to greater heights as a more planned city with cleaner roads, cleaner marketplaces and healthy public space.

 Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn's disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease On The Rise: Don’t Ignore The Symptoms

Diagnosis of IBD is made by typical symptoms, some blood tests and radiological tests but mostly by colonoscopy and biopsy.

coronavirus in rural Odisha
The Greatest Good For The Greatest Numbers: Reducing Mortality In Rural Odisha

Every rural community in Odisha needs designated workers who will help them use the technology platforms to secure hospital beds and vaccine slots.

Lockdown Odisha due to Covid-19
Extension Of Pan Odisha Lockdown Now Looks Inevitable

Going by the experts' logic, there is little doubt that the daily positive count would have been much lower than it is if the restrictions imposed during the lockdown in Odisha had been observed in letter and spirit.

Odisha's Medal chance in Tokyo Olympics
Will Tokyo End Odisha’s Wait For An Olympic Medal?

An Olympic medal has become a must-win challenge for Odisha since the state is now touted as a major global sports destination and the sports capital of India.

Odisha MSME boost can offer huge job opportunities
Throbbing MSMEs Can Throw Up Jobs In Odisha With The Right Push & Pull

Odisha’s MSME sector has about 4.50 lakh entities with investment of about Rs 22000 crore and employs close to 17 lakh people.

Nrusingha Simhachalam And Its Odia Connection
Simhachalam And Its Odia Connection

The main temple is built in the Kalingan style of architecture and carving— that is because it was made by Langula Narasingha Deba, the same ruler who built the Sun Temple of Konarka.