The story so far: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said on Tuesday, May 17, that a sculpture of a lion , which possibly dates back to the Ganga dynasty, was found during excavation for the controversial heritage corridor project around the 12th century Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha. This is the third such lion sculpture found during the excavation work. The East Ganga dynasty had ruled Kalinga, as Odisha was called in ancient times, from the early fifth century to the early 15th century. The Odisha government’s ambitious temple corridor project in Puri has become a subject of political controversy between Chief Minister Naveen Pattanaik’s Biju Janata Dal government and the opposition BJP and Congress. Three court proceedings are currently underway in the matter. On May 9, the ASI noted in a report submitted to the Orissa High Court that there was every possibility of archaeological remains at the heritage site being destroyed due to the excavation work for the … [Read more...] about Explained | What is the controversy around Odisha’s Jagannath temple Heritage Corridor Project?
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Danger loomed on Jan. 6 for Mike Pence and his family, as the vice president stayed the course to fulfill what the Constitution required him to do in certifying the 2020 election. Our democratic institutions held because Pence refused to go along with Trump’s pressure campaign, and for that he deserves to be called a “hero.” But now he’s putting Jan. 6 in the rearview mirror , calling it “a tragic day ” that Democrats are using “to distract attention” from their failed policies. Pence’s brief foray into heroism took real courage. He held steadfast as Trump-incited rioters stormed the Capitol, throughout a day that went into the wee hours, before Congress finally completed its work and certified Joe Biden as the next president. Pence, under siege, refused a Secret Service demand that he get into a car that would take him away from the Capitol. He knew if he left it would halt the certification process and prompt a constitutional crisis. Pence deserves full credit … [Read more...] about Pence Was a Jan. 6 Hero, but He’s Still a Big Lie Coward
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched into a no holds barred full scale political onslaught against the Telangana Rastra Samiti (TRS) Government accusing it of being “corrupt”, and “being run by a single family” which is detrimental to the interests of the poor and the development of the state. Amid chants of “Modi...Modi” at the Begumpet airport tarmac where a makeshift stage was put up to accord a grand welcome to him by the Telangana unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr. Modi said the agitation for separate Telangana was certainly not meant for a single family to “enjoy unheralded power and loot the state”. The family dominated and owned parties are a “threat to the country and democracy itself” with the “Telangana people witnessing first hand on what happens when a family takes over the reigns of power”. “Corruption becomes the main face of such dynastic parties who can think only of self-interest without bothering the problems or welfare of the poor and marginalised … [Read more...] about One family running TRS government: PM Modi