July 2018

Rath Jatra Coordination Committee Final Meeting Concludes

Puri: The fourth and final Rath Jatra Coordination Committee meeting concluded today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here. CM also reviewed various ongoing development works and law and order for the grand festival. Odisha police DG Rajendra Prasad Sharma, who was also present at the meeting, said that 140 platoons of police force will be deployed for Rath Jatra. Besides, […]


Tomatoes Hurled at Naveen Patnaik’s Vehicle in Puri

Puri: Congress activists hurled tomatoes at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s vehicle today, while CM was on his way to attend the final meeting of Rath Yatra coordination committee in Puri. The Congress workers pelted tomatoes at the vehicle near the RTO office here while CM’s carcade was passing through Chakratirtha Road. They also waved black flags at the Chief Minister. Though policemen were […]



The German Gandhian Whom Modi Found a Threat

By Anil Dhir I had got this email from Kati Sonnenburg a few days after I had posted the photographs of the annual memorial service of the Amarda Road Air Crash last year. She wrote : “Good morning Anil Bhai. The airport crash and its memory function are still in my mind. There is a […]


Raj Bhavan: Parking Place for Castaways of Political Parties

By Anil Dhir (This article was first written in early 2014, just before the big change in the governors happened) The Constitution of India mandates that any Indian citizen over 35 can be made a Governor. Article 163 of the Constitution further says that “there shall be a Council of Ministers with the Chief Minister […]