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Fake News By Web Channels In Odisha
Fake News Menace: Media Must Self-Regulate To Keep Black Sheep Out

The irony could not have been starker. Web portals/channels in the business of dispensing news have, of late, themselves become news; and for all the wrong reasons!! In the last few months, there have been a spate of cases where self-styled ‘journalists’ owning or working for web portals/channels, making mincemeat of journalistic ethics, have indulged in activities that would put professional criminals to shame.

Corruption in Odisha staff selection commission recruitment
Unbelievable That The Millionaire Private Secy Of SSC Didn’t Hijack Recruitment Process

An administrative audit should be conducted and the outcome would indicate whether Biranchi Narayan Sahoo was the kingpin that had hijacked the SSC recruitment process with connivance of others or his activities had had no bearing on the normal functioning of the Commission and everything was hunky-dory in the Commission as claimed by the Chairman of the Commission.

Odisha Civic Polls
Municipal Elections Delayed: Odisha Denying Rights To Citizens Despite Constitutional Mandate

For over two and half years, Municipal Bodies of Odisha are without elected representatives despite specific Constitutional mandate to hold Municipal Election before completion of the five year term of a Municipal Body.

Crime Branch probe into Odisha ACF death doesn’t inspire confidence
Crime Branch Probe Into ACF Death Doesn’t Inspire Confidence

The chronology of events since the death of Odisha ACF Soumya Ranjan on July 13 suggests that this is yet another case that is headed towards a dead end.

India Happiness Report
How Can We Make 'Unhappy' Odisha Happier?

People of Odisha are among the unhappiest in India, and the state is home to very unhappy people in one of the unhappiest countries on earth, reveals Happiness Index Report.

BMC Claims 100 Pc Vaccination In Bhubaneswar
'Fully Vaccinated' Bhubaneswar In The Midst Of High Covid TPR Woe

The alacrity shown in making a bold announcement that Bhubaneswar city was the first in India to have 100% vaccination against Covid-19 has created a great deal of confusion.

Mo Cycle in Bhubaneswar
Mo Cycle Project In Bhubaneswar: A Good Example Of Bad Planning

Cycle sharing system to emerge as a means to provide first and last-mile connectivity in Bhubaneswar would depend on when the city can have safe and dedicated cycle tracks.

Odisha shows the way in hockey
Odisha Shows The Way In Hockey

And after winning the rights to host the Hockey World Cup for the second time running in 2023, the first time any state has got the right to host the event twice in succession, Odisha has truly emerged as the newest hockey hub in the country.

Gangster Hyder Encounter In Odisha
Hyder Encounter: Gory End To A Violent Life

Gangster Hyder was presumably escaping armed with the AK 47 Rifle. In that case, his posterior would have been hit, not anterior. Police will have to do a lot of explaining why he was hit on the chest.

rasagola
Sweet Social Media & Rasagola Dibasa

What began as a Twitter hashtag suggestion in the ides of March, 2015 became a leading Twitter trend in two years time. It spiralled from tweets to newspaper articles, from historical literature search to heated debates, from confines of a virtual world to the real world. Yes, Rasagola Dibasa, which started as a discussion among […]

Niali sheep deaths
Of alien animals and black sheeps

It has all the components that a worst rated movie would have. Mysterious killing of sheep, anecdotes of sighting an alien animal, skirmishes with human beings, circulating videos and photos on social media, officials visiting, ministers commenting, TV debates calling godmen to discuss it, and much more. Niali has had the spotlight right on it, […]

Is Raja just a symbolic festival

Twitter trends are among new ways of gauging popularity. #RajaParba has been one such twitter hashtag that has trended last year and this. Having settled for the spelling ‘Raja’ and pronunciation as ‘raw-jaw’, it has been letting the world (euphemism included) know about this unique festival in Odisha that celebrates womanhood. Even few articles about […]

Tourism
Airlifting Odisha’s Tourism – Part 2

So it has been some time that the Part I of this piece was written. It dealt with outlining few of the major problems with tourism in Odisha. In this second part of the essay I shall attempt to delineate few measures that can offset these overriding concerns and help take Odisha tourism, abound with […]

Similipal National Park
Airlifting Odisha’s tourism – Part 1

With Air Asia, the low cost international airlines announcing operations from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur, there has been a buzz of excitement in Odisha, for those who can afford to and for those who can dream to make that international travel. The Odisha government in inking this deal with the Malaysian carrier has focussed on […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Air-India
Ground the Carrier

So let me begin by telling you a small story. There was once a businessman who started his business by borrowing money from a public bank under a government scheme. However his business did not take off. He owned only a small house, had no discipline in business or in his personal life, and in […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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