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Former MP Baishnab Charan Parida passes away

Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha MP and senior leader Baishnab Charan Parida passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar today. He was 77. Parida was undergoing treatment since many days after he was diagnosed with cancer. He was a well known politician, columnist and a social activist. Parida had been fighting to bring the Odisha Official […]

On hunger strike, Anna says govt to send draft on his demands

New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on the second day of his hunger strike on Saturday said the government was going to send a draft on his demands of an all-power anti-graft body and relief for distressed farmers that will be discussed by the core committee of the protesters. “I have been told that the […]

Pak activist Asma Jahangir dies of cardiac arrest

Lahore: Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s renowned human rights icon, social activist and an outspoken critic of the country’s powerful military establishment, died here today of cardiac arrest at the age of 66, her daughter said. Known for her outspoken nature and unrelenting pursuit for human rights, Asma was the first woman to serve as the President […]

I am amazed to see Odias outside Odisha not speaking Odia: Nandita Das

Bhubaneswar: Well known actress, filmmaker and social activist Nandita Das is in Bhubaneswar to attend the International Film Festival by JD Centre of Art. Odishatv.in caught up with her to know more about the film fest, her upcoming film ‘Manto’ and many other issues. The excerpts…. ‘Manto’ & possibility of a controversy Anything worth saying […]

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Activist sets example by tying knot with visually challenged man

Pipili: Love is blind and so is her love for social work that gave her the strength and courage to accept a visually challenged person as her partner. Lipimayee Parida is a social activist with a passion to selflessly work for the differently-abled people as she believes everyone has the right to live with pride […]

'Dawood' calls Damania: Drop cases against Khadse

Mumbai: Social activist Anjali Damania today claimed she received a threat call from a Pakistan-based number, asking her to withdraw the cases she has filed against BJP leader Eknath Khadse. The former Aam Aadmi Party leader said the Truecaller app — which reveals caller identity — showed that the number belongs to “Dawood”. The activist lodged […]

Musical tribute to Gauri Lankesh in Delhi

New Delhi: Around two weeks after Gauri Lankesh was gunned down at her Bengaluru residence, people from the media, activists, friends and admirers paid rich tributes to the slain journalist and activist here. Known for her fearless attitude, Editor of weekly Kannada magazine “Gauri Lankesh Patrike”, Lankesh vehemently opposed communalism and was a staunch critic […]

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Senior Kannada journalist and social activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead on Tuesday night by unidentified men at her residence here, police said. “We learnt that the victim was shot dead from close range when she was standing at the gate of her house in Rajarajeswari Nagar (in the suburbs) around 8.30 p.m.,” a […]

Linkan rejects police claim, says real culprit someone else

Bhubaneswar: After a youth was nabbed by the police on charges of misusing photograph of social activist Linkan Subudhi on a website, she raised objection today about the ‘accused’ stating that the man is not the actual accused.  The youth was nabbed immediately after Subudhi met the chief minister on Friday. Bringing up the allegation […]

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Knowledge the principal resource university creates and disseminates: Governor

Bhubaneswar: Governor and Chancellor of Universities Dr SC Jamir today said the as the world has moved from an industry-driven society to a knowledge-driven society, the nature of capital, resources, processes, structure, etc has undergone a redefinition. “It is the knowledge and the people who are become critical in today’s world. Since knowledge is the […]