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Op-Ed: BJP Faces Its Biggest Challenge In UP

Bhubaneswar, May 19 -- By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The visuals of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi offering prayers at Kedarnath shrine and meditating there were splashed across TV screens ahead of ... Read More


Op-Ed: Of Fani, Coconuts and Fishing Woes

Bhubaneswar, May 18 -- By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Fani has laid waste huge coconut plantations in Puri district. The destruction is visible as one drives along national highway 306 from ... Read More


Op-Ed: Congress and BJP Make Their Moves Ahead of May 23

Bhubaneswar, May 17 -- By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: As parties await May 23 with baited breath indications are that it is going to be a tight race between BJP and its rivals. The BJP may not like ... Read More


Op-Ed: Restoring Lost Greenery A Herculean Task

Bhubaneswar, May 16 -- By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: One of the biggest casualties of cyclone Fani has been the green cover of the areas hit by it. Destruction of trees in cities like Bhubaneswar a... Read More


Op-Ed: Don't Compare Tragedies, Rise Above Politics!

Bhubaneswar, May 15 -- By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Making comparisons in a human tendency. People, who either witnessed or were the victims of 1999 super-cyclone, are already comparing it with Fa... Read More


Op-Ed: Will BJP and BJD Join Hands Again?

Bhubaneswar, May 14 -- By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Commenting on the likely post-poll scenario, BJP leader, Pradeep Purohit made an interesting remark. " In politics there are no permanent enemie... Read More


Op-Ed: Will Coastal Erosion Intensify In the Aftermath of Fani?

Bhubaneswar, May 12 -- By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The phenomenon of coastal erosion is likely to intensify in the state in the wake of cyclone Fani with sea turbulence expected to increase manif... Read More


Op-Ed: Reconstruction A Huge Challenge

Bhubaneswar, May 11 -- By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Reconstruction in the wake of havoc wreaked by cyclone Fani is by far the biggest challenge chief minister, Naveen Patnaik has faced since he to... Read More


Op-Ed: Memories of A Super-cyclone

Bhubaneswar, May 3 -- By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: It was like any other morning that day back in 1999. The sky was slightly overcast and a gentle breeze was blowing outside my apartment. I survey... Read More


Op-Ed: Will Patnaik Be Lucky Again?

Bhubaneswar, May 2 -- Chief minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president, Naveen has been extremely lucky in politics. Making a reluctant entry into the political arena in 1997 following his father, B... Read More