Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Return of the truest Son (Naveen Patnaik )

President Honorable Sri. Naveen Patnaik for its spectacular victory in Orissa Assembly Elections and wish him good luck for his swearing in as Chief Minister for third time in row tomorrow.

With Blessings of Lord Jagannath Biju Janata Dal bagged 104 out of 147 assembly seats including one BJD backed Independent Candidate. After winning the Hinjili MLA seat in Ganjam district by a margin of 72, 000 votes Sri. Naveen Patnaik first visited Sri Jagannath Temple Puri to have 'darshan' of the world Lord followed by Swargadwar on the sea-shore where both his father and mother were cremated. He offered floral tributes at late Sri. Biju Patnaik's 'samadhi' before returning to the state capital. Naveen, who scored a Hat-trick in record straight, attributed the victory as victory of Orissa and Oriya people. I am delighted and humble enough after the results are out, people of the state have supported BJD as we have delivered growth, harmony, progress & development. Being a regional party BJD has always worked to fulfill the just demands of people of Orissa as successive Govts. in centre have neglected the state for several decades.

Orissa has more than 14.5 million voters, including 7 million women. There were 84 candidates for the 11 Lok Sabha seats and 688 contestants in 77 assembly constituencies in the final phase of elections in Orissa.

Leading astrologer of the country Bejan Daruwalas predictions. He had said Ganesha finds that Mangal, Patnaiks Yoga Karaka planet, is ruling as per the Vimshottari Dasha system. This alone was enough for him to lead his party to a spectacular win in this election. Shani, a Maraka planet, for him passes through the second house and aspects the eighth house.

A brief about Sri. Naveen Patnaik :

Naveen, fondly called as Pappu, was the second son of late legendary Biju Patnaik. His brother Prem Patnaik is a business man while his sister Gita Mehta is a renowned author and is the wife of Sonny Mehta, Editor-in-Chief of Alfred A. Knopf, New York. Naveen Patnaik started out at Welham Boys' School in Dehradun when he was seven years old and later continued at the The Doon School, Dehradun until he completed a Senior Cambridge Certificate at 17 years. He attended Delhi University where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Arts. Naveen Patnaik returned from the U.S. upon the death of his father Biju Patnaik and was elected as Member of the 11th Lok Sabha in by-election from Aska Parliamentary Constituency. He was a member of the Consultative Committee of Ministry of Steel Mines, Member of Standing Committee on Commerce, and Member Library Committee of Parliament. In 1998 he formed the Biju Janata Dal Party in Orissa and was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from the Aska Parliamentary constituency. Subsequently he became the Chief Minister of the state in 2000 with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party and has been ruling since. His party was part of the National Democratic Alliance. Naveen Patnaik is a founder member of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). He has authored three books: A Second Paradise: Indian Country Life 1590-1947, A Desert Kingdom: The people of Bikaner and the Garden of Life: An introduction to the Healing Plants of India, each one published in India, England and US.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Google in Oriya!!!!

Spend your leisure discovering the most powerful brand on earth with a our most favored language. Googles new born baby, the Google Oriya. Google Oriya dimensions with the base site Google in Oriya, Directory, Language Tools, Advance Search, Image search in Oriya, World map, Advance Save and About Google .

An Introduction of Google :

The name "Google" originated from a common misspelling of the word "googol", which refers to 10100, the number represented by a 1 followed by one hundred zeros. Google Inc. is an American public corporation that crowns worlds most used search engine on the web with a 53.6% market share, ahead of Yahoo! (19.9%) and Live Search (12.9%). Products include Billions Web page indexes, Gmail, Google Video, Google Desktop, Picasa, SketchUp, Google Chrome, Google Earth, maps, Google Translate (site) aka Google with suggest a better translation feature.

The Google headquarters, the Googleplex, is located in Mountain View, California. Employee Strength : 20,164. Co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin ( Ph.D students from Stanford University ). Their search engine was originally nicknamed "BackRub" because the system checked back links to estimate the importance of a site. The domain was registered on 15 September 1997 and the company was incorporated as Google Inc. on 4 September 1998 at a friend's garage in Menlo Park, California.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Orissa students' rocket design adjudged best by NASA!!!

Bhubaneswar:-Adding another feather to the Pride hat of Orissa, A Rocket designed by two Orissa students got selected as the best by NASA.

A project presented by Oriya siblings Pooja and Swastika has won the first prize in the Nasa Space Settlement Design Contest-2009 conducted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The winning model titled Gagaraja Odisa has been presented by Pooja, a student of BJB Junior College, and Swastika, of St Xaviers High School. The 100m tall model comprises two segments  Akbar (upper) and Mahayana (lower).

The space vehicle is laid out in a triangular manner called Triratha as per ancient Kalingan Temple Style found in Orissa. Pooja and Swastika of Bhubaneswar have won the grand prize from among 309 projects submitted by 875 students.

These projects were sponsored by 96 teachers from across the world. Students from US, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Dubai, UAE, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Romania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Uruguay participated in the competition.

Puja is a Plus Two second year student in BJB Junior College in Bhubaneswar and her younger sister, Swastika is a student of Class X at St Xaviers' High School, Kedargouri in Bhubaneswar. The girls were guided by their father Sri. Deepak Bhattacharya, a scientist. The vehicle can also carry an additional two metric tonne weight to a geo-stationary orbit about 36,000 km above the earth's surface.

Well, the debatable topic here is Indigenous Technology of our country got leaked by a space scientist thru the hands of his off springs to a super power nation which always kept distance and reluctance to provide any technical assistance to our country in space research and development sectors. Any way we wish the young achievers a heart full of congradulations. This news is archived from Orissa Diary

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Extraordinaire Citizen Award to Sri. Upendra Tripathy - MD, BMTC (Bangalore)

Extraordinaire Citizen Award to Sri. Upendra Tripathy, IAS ( Managing Director, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation )

Please find attached the detailed news, It's at the front page of Today's Times of India.

We are proud to be Odia, Proud to be from a land that's referred as Sri Jagannath Dham.

We have shown the world that Our state Orissa can no longer be identified or referred neither as "A Backward State ruined by Super cyclone, hunger deaths of Kalahandi and nor even be referred by the incident of Graham Stains and Dara Singh".

We have proven universally that "Orissa is a state of Brave hearts, Supreme brains, Spectacular talent, Helping Hands, Loving Hearts, Honest Souls, Dedicated & Respected Personalities and Rock hard guts".

Sri. Upendra Tripathy receives PM Excellence award

Karnataka-cadre 1980 batch IAS officer Upendra Tripathy is among the officials who have bagged the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence. Tripathy, 52, gets the award for steering Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) as India's only profit-making urban transport undertaking as its key driver for more than five years before he picked a position with the Central government's ministry of tribal affairs in New Delhi last month. Driving profit: The popular BMTC bus on Bangalore roads. Photo: Stephen David BMTC recorded just a small 0.14 accidents per one lakh km rate, the lowest in India. Tripathy used to have his regular janata darshans for his employees where grievances would be immediately be attended to: from an injured driver seeking a desk job to a pregnant lady conductor asking for liberal extension of leave with pay.

The award winning officer also ensured that BMTC had tied up with nearly thirty big hospitals. Staff children got free tuition. He fit more than 1,200 buses - of the 4,700 with BMTC - with GPS device to know where the buses were. He has worked on a PhD on political economy of India 's ozone management policy at Carleton University, Ottawa. Taking a leaf from Lalu Prasad who talked of milking the Jersey cows to the maximum to ensure the maximum profits, Tripathy also worked his fleet to the max -- at 94 per cent highest fleet utilisation in the country - driving a profit of Rs 200-odd crore last year. Just before leaving for Delhi, Tripathy also prepared the ground for the BMTC to go for an initial public offer that will fetch the company about Rs 5,000 crore. The economic downturn has delayed the IPO process.

He is an ardent advocate of mass transport. As he told India Today earlier, "One bus can keep nearly forty cars off the roads and cities must have dedicated bus lanes called Bus Rapid Transit corridor." The environmentalist in him also ensured that the Kyoto Protocol is also applicable for the BMTC buses - earning Certified Emission Reduction (CER) by using bio-diesel in 280 of its buses to start with. For the uninitiated, the Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement, negotiated in Kyoto, Japan, in December 1997, by which industrialised nations have committed to making substantial reductions in their emissions of greenhouse gases by 2012. More than 160 countries have committed to the agreement thus far. If all its 4,700 buses run on bio-diesel, BMTC will earn US$1.9 million a year through carbon trade. It will also need a whopping 1.46 lakh MT of bio-diesel. Tripathy hopes that BMTC's model of success can be replicated in other metros. BMTC buses ply a million km today carrying three million passengers daily.