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Days after the #CoromandelExpress tragedy, I called a friend who’s a powerloom worker from #Odisha in #Surat. He shared a passenger-list, with phone numbers. Relatives of missing folk were using it to find loved ones. I began to call random non-AC passengers. A thread 1/n
Dozens of men in their 20s and 30s from #WestBengal on the #CoromandelExpress were to take connecting trains to #Kerala, to go to work 2000-odd km from home. Most were school dropouts, construction workers, masons, painters, unskilled labourers, driven to migrate for livelihoods
Daily wages in #Kerala are considerably higher, almost Rs 800; accommodation clean; some contractors employed Bengali cooks and helpers for the workers. They could earn Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000 a month, it was a decent income, they could build assets at home.
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"#Odisha is a coastal state and is bound to have cyclones. It is our responsibility to ensure every life is safe.

Read more about the five suggestions for better #DisasterManagement and response in states vulnerable to #cyclones:…

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We adopted a zero-human casualty mission, and it took us 20 years to achieve that,” says IAS officer #PradeepKumarJena, who has seen the state through many interventions that have saved thousands of lives.
Born and raised in Balijhati village of Dhenkanal district, Jena has been in the service since 1989. During his tenure, he has been intrinsic to the state disaster response.
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“Back then, most catering businesses were run by men, and I faced much opposition from my family and society.

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#Inspiration #WomenEntrepreneurs #IndianFood #SeniorCitizens #Odisha #TheBetterIndia Image
Finding a girl for my son was difficult, as nobody was ready to marry their daughters to a family where the lady of the house worked as a caterer. But, I never gave up on my work or my hope,” says 74-year-old Santoshini Mishra, who runs a catering business in Sambalpur, Odisha.
Santoshini's husband used to run a pan shop and was the family's sole breadwinner. But he had to quit his business due to an illness, and the whole responsibility fell on her shoulders.
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“It is never too late, never too early to start. When you believe you can do something to contribute back and create an impact, that is the right time to start,"

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#HeroesOfHumanity #GoodDeeds #Healthcare #Treatment #Odisha #TheBetterIndia Image
Priyadarshi Mahapatra, who quit his MNC job to start a healthcare start-up to deliver affordable care right at the doorsteps of people living in Odisha’s most backward regions.
Launched in 2021 with his friends Shobhan Mahapatra and US-based Sanjay Swain, #CureBay aims to enable affordable healthcare in remote locations.
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#BreakingNews | Massive disclosure made by Union Railways Minister #AshwiniVaishnaw on the 'criminal angle' in #OdishaTrainAccident

'Those behind the criminal activity will be identified soon. Settings of the point machine were changed'
"Root cause of accident identified, will try to restore track today. Commissioner of railway safety has investigated and we have identified the cause of the incident and the people responsible for it... It happened due to a change in electronic interlocking”.:
Did someone deliberately tamper with settings to trigger this tragedy?

#BalasoreTrainAccident #OdishaTrainCrash #AshwiniVaishnaw
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The recent #BalasoreTrainTragedy in #Odisha has shocked & saddened many people,including those who have served in senior operational positions in the #IndianRailways.
Some feedback we received:

One retired senior board officer said, "I am ashamed of what happened..
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We had made so much progress in reducing accidents in recent years, but it seems like we have let our guard down. We need to get back to basics & focus on safety."

Another retired officer said, “Last major accident was in MaldaDivn ERly in Jan 2022.The #Malda derailment showed..…
that there were cracks in our strategy. We need to be more vigilant & make sure that all safety procedures are followed. Malda happened becoz basics of planning were ignored-while extending run of electric loco, neither Divn, nor Zone nor RlyBd ensured that locomotives will not..
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Pray for all the passengers and their families 🙏

The death toll in the #Odisha #trainaccident involving two express trains - #Bengaluru-#Howrah Express and #Shalimar-#Chennai #Coromandel Express -- and a goods train in #Balasore has risen to 238 and around 900 were injured.
#IndianAirForce (IAF) deployed Mi-17 helicopters for the evacuation of deceased and injured in the Odisha triple train accident, informed Eastern Command.

IAF is coordinating the rescue efforts with the civil administration and #IndianRailways.
While #Muslims are busy #mocking the death of #Hindus in the #TrainAccident. Here's #Odiya Hindus of #Odisha queuing at midnight to #donate #blood for the surviving #victims of the train accident. Irrespective of victim's #religion. That's the difference..
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24 Parshurameshvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, #Odisha

Six-armed Maa Mahisamarddhini inside a chaitya-medallion above the parshvadevata niche at the base of the gandi on the north side of the deula.

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Here, She plants her uplifted right foot on the left arm of the buffalo-demon (Mahisasur) while pushing back its buffalo-head with her major left arm. The arm is slightly bent inward suggesting great force.

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Maa’s major right hand is uplifted and holds a sword behind her head ready to strike, middle right hand plunges a trident into the neck of the demon while her lower right hand rests on a weapon, possibly an over-sized arrow in that her middle left hand holds a stringed-bow.

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22 Parshurameshvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, #Odisha

The beautiful sculpture of Karttikeya in the east raha niche, where he is seated in Lalitasana on a throne with his right hand holding a vija-puraka and his left hand the shakti.

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He is ornately bejewelled with a double-strand necklace having various shaped hanging pendants, a yajitopavita formed of interlocking chain-links, a pearl-string waist-belt, chain-like girdle, jewelled arm-bands with dripping festoons, anklets and bracelets.

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His coiffure is arranged in the sikhandaka-mode with a jewelled diadem on the forehead and patra-kundalas hang from his ears. The halo behind his head has a beaded border and is crowned by a canopy. On either side of the canopy is vidyadharas carrying the garlands of pearls.

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21 Parshurameshvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, #Odisha

Though there are several depictions of Ganesha in this temple, it’s the 2nd major sculpture of Ganesha, accompanying the Saptamatrukas on the north side of the jagamohana.

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Here also He is seated in ardhaparyanka asana plucking sweets from a modaka-patra held in his lower left hand. His major right hand, resting on his knee, holds the radish (kandamula in Odia). His uplifted back hands hold the rosary and kuthara (quite similar like the last

described murty).

He is richly bejewelled and his naga-yajnopavita is tied around his uplifted right knee and thus doubles as a yoga-patta. His coiffure is arranged flatly on his head and decorated with lotus flowers in addition to a string of pearls on the forehead.

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20 Parshurameshvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, #Odisha

In pic it’s the parshvadevata Ganesha in the south raha niche; dates back to the mid of 7th Century CE.
Here he is seated in ardhapayranka pose, plucking sweets from a modaka-patra held in his major left hand.

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His main right hand is resting on his knee, holds a rosary (it’s missing now but the one can articulate) while the uplifted right hand holds a radish, badly damaged. The uplifted left hand holds the kuthara/kurhadi (axe).

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His coiffure is also damaged, and it adheres close to the head while the halo has a border of gundika. He is richly bejewelled with his yajnopavita (sacred thread) formed by a serpent (possibly the Naga). The pedestal/pista and inside jambs of the niche are the same as on the

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Varuneshvara Temple, just at the left side of Maitreshvara Temple, Bhubaneswar, #Odisha.

As per the inscriptions of Papanasini, it was built by the Commander-in-chief of Gajapati Kapilendra Deva, Sri Ranasura Mahasenapati in the year 1449.

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The temple is built in Pancharatha Style and Panchangabada elevation. The entrance to the Jagamohana has a Navagraha panel together with a sculpture of Maa Gaja-Lakshmi.

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Some of the Vidala Sculptures can be noticed which are generally similar to that of the Megheshvara Temple as I posted earlier. Some rampant lions like Udyata Simha are also seen on the Bada wall.

⬇️ Gaja Vyala/ VidalaUdyata Simha
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Aich Surname Wikipedia

#Aich #Aitch #Aech #Surname #Kayastha #Kshatriya #Brahmin #Muslim #Hindu #Islam #Wiki #Austria #BadenWürttemberg #Germany #Bangladesh #Bikrampur #Dhaka

The following article requires a number of citations. The content has been collected & collaged from
the history of edits contributed by different people on the ‘Aich Surname’ page in Wikipedia. The link to the Aich Surname Wikipedia page is as follows.….

Aich (also spelled as Aitch) is a Hindu #Bengali surname belonging to the Maulika Kayastha
Aguri (agro) caste mainly found in Burdwan or Birbhuma and Hoogly.

Kayasthas are a sub-caste of Hindus, found across both historical and modern India. The #Kayasthas emerged as a sub-caste or Caste of the #Kshatriyas in Bengal during
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4 sacred dhams of Shri Hari Vishnu which every hindu should visit.

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The char Dhams are Badrinath,  Dwarka, Puri & Rameswaram. It is believed that every Hindu should visit the Char Dhams during one's lifetime. The Char Dham as defined by Adi Shankaracharya consists of four #Hindu pilgrimage sites. Image
1. Shri Badrinath Dham
Badrinath #Uttarakhand

It is also 1 of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu ji who is worshipped as #Badrinath It is open for 6 months every year between the end of April & the beginning of Nov because of extreme weather conditions in the region. Image
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20 divine dhams of Mahaprabhu Shri Jagannath ji

1. Shri Jagannath Mandir, Puri, Odisha

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2. Shri Jagannath Mandir
Mhow, #MadhyaPradesh Image
3. Shri Jagannath Temple Hyderabad #Telangana Image
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12 divine dhams of Maa Adishakti

1. Maa Gadhkalika Mandir
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

2. Maa Kalighat Kali Mandir,
Kolkata, #WestBengal
3. Maa Kamakhya Mandir
Guwahati #Assam
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Kakatiya Dynasty Family Tree - Only Sovereign Independent #Telugu Dynasty in the timeline of #Indian #History which ruled over what is present day #Telangana #AndhraPradesh & parts of #Karnataka & #Odisha between 1163 AD-1323 AD
@HiHyderabad #kakatiya
A detailed thread 🧵
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#KakatiyaDynasty #Kakatiya #indianhistory #telangana #AndhraPradesh
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You can also find the high resolution version available on my reddit.…
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15 Unique sites of Shivlingams

1. Ancient Shivlingam on the bank of Tungabhadra river, Hampi, Karnataka

2. Underwater shivlinga in
Gulu guli mahadev mandir
Shivamogga #Karnataka
3. Sapteshwar Mahadev Temple
on the bank of Sabarmati, Sabarkantha dist, #Gujarat
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29 Traditional thalies of different states in India.

2. HIMACHALI DHAM THALI #HimachalPradesh Image
3. Haryanvi thali #Haryana Image
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25. Divya Darshan of Shaktipeeths of maa Adishakti (Out of 51)

1. Shree Harsiddhi Maa Shaktipith Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

2. Maa Kalighat Kali Mandir,
Kolkata, #WestBengal
3. Maa Kamakhya Mandir
Guwahati #Assam
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12. Divya mandirs of prabhu
Shri Ram

1. Shri Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya, UttarPradesh

2. Sri Sita Ramachandraswamy Mandir, Bhadrachalam #Telangana
3. Shri Raja Ram Mandir
Orchha #MadhyaPradesh
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#ଓକିଲ #ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନ: ସୁପ୍ରିମକୋର୍ଟରେ ହାଜର ହେଲେ ପୋଲିସ ଡିଜି
•ଭିସି ଜରିଆରେ ହାଜର ହେଲେ ଡିଜିପି ଓ ଉତ୍ତରାଞ୍ଚଳ ଆଇଜି
•ଉଭୟଙ୍କୁ ଆଜି ହାଜର ପାଇଁ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶ କରିଥିଲେ ସୁପ୍ରିମକୋର୍ଟ
#Odisha #OTV
•ଭଙ୍ଗାରୁଜା ଘଟଣାରେ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟେନୁଷ୍ଠାନ ନେଇ କୋର୍ଟଙ୍କୁ ଅବଗତ କଲେ ଆଇଜି
•ପୋଲିସ ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ସତ୍ତ୍ୱେ ଭଙ୍ଗାରୁଜାକୁ ନେଇ କୋର୍ଟଙ୍କ ଅସନ୍ତୋଷ ପ୍ରକାଶ
•୧୫ ପ୍ଲାଟୁନ ଫୋର୍ସ ଥିବା ସତ୍ତ୍ୱେ ଏଭଳି କାହିଁକି ଘଟିଲା ପଚାରିଲେ କୋର୍ଟ
•ତୁମେ ଏହିଭଳି ନିୟନ୍ତ୍ରଣ କରୁଛ କି ବୋଲି ପଚାରିଲେ ସୁପ୍ରିମକୋର୍ଟ
•ତୁମେ ଯଦି ପାରୁନ, ତେବେ ଆମେ ପାରାମିଲିଟାରୀ ଫୋର୍ସ ନେବୁ
•ଏହା ପୋଲିସର ଚରମ ବିଫଳତା ବୋଲି କହିଲେ ସୁପ୍ରିମକୋର୍ଟ
•ଆଇନ ଶୃଙ୍ଖଳା ରକ୍ଷା କରିବା ପୋଲିସ ଦାୟିତ୍ୱ କହିଲେ ସୁପ୍ରିମକୋର୍ଟ
•ଶାନ୍ତି ଶୃଙ୍ଖଳାର ସହ କୋର୍ଟ କାଯର୍ୟ ଚାଲିବା ଜରୁରୀ କହିଲେ କୋର୍ଟ
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District names of #Odisha . An #etymology thread Image
1. Cuttack (Katak)
The word “Katak” etymologically means army cantonment. The city of Cuttack started as a military cantonment because of its impregnable situation that further developed into the capital of the state of Odisha. ImageImage
2. Jagatsinghpur
It was known as Hariharpur till 1786. In 1748, The Maratha administration kept the place under their jurisdiction and appointed Jagat Singh to collect revenue. He collected the peshkush and Nazrana and remained an unchallenged and uninterrupted administrator + ImageImage
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12. Majestic international airports
In India

1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport- Mumbai
2. Indira Gandhi International Airport - #NewDelhi
3. Kempegowda International Airport - Bangaluru #Karnataka
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