Sanjeev Kumar Nayak

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‘Free temples from state control and make India truly secular’

Government agencies responsible for maintenance and renovation of old temples are stuffing the broken portions with stones, while artisans having...

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How religious minorities are enjoying fruits of secularism in India

Sometime ago, the official Chinese media had praised India’s secular fabric saying Hinduism has prevented the spread of radical Islam...

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Grounded before take-off

Poor planning, technical issues with aircraft, shortage of pilots and engineers and non-availability of slots are said to the reasons...

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How state control over temples is failing secularism in India

The problem is acute especially in seven states, Tamil Nadu being the worst hit, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala,...

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Train to Leh is of great strategic significance

Both Railways and local BJP MP want it to be declared as a national project.   The Bilaspur-Manali-Leh railway project...

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Train delays arrested, to an extent

Intense efforts of the Indian Railways authorities to maintain punctuality of trains seem to be bearing fruits. An internal report...

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Opinion polls raise BJP stakes in Odisha, Modi may fight from Puri

As reported by The Sunday Guardian earlier, the state BJP unit wants PM Modi to contest from Puri.   A...

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Justice Misra creates history as he ends his tenure as CJI

Expectations that Chief Justice of India Dr Dipak Misra would be able to dispense justice by authoring landmark judgements in...

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Constitution holds matter of faith above right to property: Dr swamy

‘The Narasimha Rao government  had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in 1994 that if it was proved that...

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After JAY Panda, Naveen axeS ‘LOUDmouth’ Dama

Damodar Rout may join hands with Panda to float a new regional party.   Biju Janata Dal (BJD) vice-president and...

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16 days left for CJI Misra to make judicial history

Among the cases pending before him, the Ram Janmabhoomi, Babri mosque title dispute is the most sensitive one.   Now...

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Mystery deepens over Jagannath temple treasury’s missing keys

The treasure trove was last opened in 1985 and the keys were later supposed to be deposited with the district...

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Jammu Dalits made ‘nowhere people’ by Article 35A

A terribly uncertain future stares generations of a 5,000-strong Dalit community residing in Jammu for more than 60 years now,...

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Railways looking to fix train-delays on war footing

Indian Railways is failing to tackle the menace of infinite and indefinite delay of trains across all its zones, despite...

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Railways’ exclusive package to celebrate ‘Rakhi’ in Sri Lanka

Indian Railways’ commercial wing Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) has come up with an irresistible offer for...

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Efforts multiply to delay Ram Mandir verdict indefinitely

Since the case went to Supreme Court in 2017, only supplementary arguments have been heard because of delaying tactics by...

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Odia pride rising, odisha to get own anthem soon

The song ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ describes the land of Odisha as the ‘mother’ of her inhabitants and envisages a state...

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Political slugfest muddies Mahanadi

Though the issue dates back to 1983, it was never a major dispute between neighbours before BJP came to power at...

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Followers foresee Panda doing a Kumaraswamy

Unsure of joining the BJP, Jay Panda may float a new party.   Ardent and ambitious followers of former Biju...

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PM Modi may shake up team in August

A recuperating Arun Jaitley has been advised bed rest till the end of July.   The possibility of another round...

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Odisha BJP wants PM to contest from Puri

The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is under pressure from the party’s Odisha unit to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi contest...

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Jay Panda in BJP may push Naveen to opposition ranks

Recent events may force the CM to lean towards an alliance of regional parties.   Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik...

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Six years on, Bomikhal is Odisha’s bridge to nowhere

Two successive mishaps at site of the bridge have blown the lid off rampant corruption and favouritism.   Graft and...

Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally ahead of Karnataka Assembly polls in Bengaluru on May 8, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Modi to kickstart 4-yrs-in-govt celebrations from Odisha

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is planning to celebrate Narendra Modi government’s completion of four years at the Centre in...