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Subroto Bagchi
Column: Odisha Needs More Like Him

By Sandeep Sahu I must confess I was completely floored. I was watching it live as Subroto Bagchi, the chief Odisha government pointsperson for COVID-19, began his daily press briefing this afternoon. I was struck by the sheer ingenuity of comparing self/home quarantine with Lord Jagannath’s 14-day ‘anasara’ after Snana Purnima! The simile was just […]

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US Secretary Mike Pompeo meets PM Modi

New Delhi: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday morning in his country’s first high-level engagement with India after Modi returned to power with a thumping election victory. Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar of the External Affairs Ministry tweeted: “Working together to further deepen our strategic partnership. Pompeo called on […]

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Here's how much Amitabh Bachchan paid as tax for FY 2018-19

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan paid Rs 70 crore as tax for the financial year 2018-19. “Mr Bachchan has paid Rs 70 crore tax for the financial year 2018-19,” his spokesperson said in a statement. In the recent past, Big B also paid off loans of 2,084 farmers in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. He has also donated Rs […]

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Panchayat polls: BJP demands judicial probe into model code violation

Sambalpur: The BJP today demanded judicial probe into violation of model code of conduct by the some political leaders and top senior bureaucrats and a series of political violence during panchayat polls perpetrated by the ruling party in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls in Odisha. Briefing media persons here, BJP National President Suresh Pujari said […]

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Naveen has rejected Negotiation Committee due to vested political interest: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today came down heavily on the double standards of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Mahanadi issue. Criticising the chief minister, who in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had urged him to withdraw the formation of Negotiation Committee formed by the Water Resources ministry to resolve the Mahanadi […]