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Success story about ‘Modi of Odisha’ poorest among all Ministers



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New Delhi: A 64-year-old newly elected BJP’s MP from Balasore in Odisha, Pratap Chandra Sarangi who is also known as ‘Modi of Odisha ‘got charge of the Minister of State in Narendra Modi government.

The BJP MP from Odisha’s Balasore district who is selected as Minister first time after defeating his BJD rival Rabindra Jena, industrialist-turned-politician and a former MP by almost 12,000 votes in Lok Sabha elections.

The saffron party flag holder Pratap Chandra Sangragi has experienced of being part in the Odisha Legislative Assembly twice.

With his first election in 2004 from Nilagiri and again in 2009 as Independant candidate won for BJP ticket. However, defeated by Rabindra Jena in 2014.


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A bachelor like Narendra Modi, reside in a simple and severe condition with no comfort and lives in a roof covered with straw hut. He used to live with his mother who died last year.

This Saffron leader is financially weak among 542 MPs he was least resourceful with the benefit of 13 lakhs whereas BJD lawmaker Pinaki Mishra with Rs 117 crore, BJP MPs Sangeeta Singhdeo and Nitesh Gangdeo came second and third in the asset list.

He becomes winner by defeating billionaire candidate he did the whole publicity bicycle who reside in hut and bath at the panchayat’s hand pump.

Also credited with opening schools in tribal areas of Mayurbhanj and Balasore he speaks fluent Sanskrit.


Popular as ‘Modi of Odisha’, Sarangi is poorest among all Ministers:


After graduating from from Fakir Mohan College in Balasore, he wanted to become a monk in Ramkrishna Math. So after suggestion from Math he was inspired to do social work in his region.

He had first joined as a clerk in Nilagiri college but quit soon after getting associated with RSS and VHP.

A first-time parliamentarian from Odisha is making a mark on social media after widely-shared photograph appeared on social media packing his bags to come to Delhi seen 64-year-old is squatting in his bamboo and straw hut.


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According to his affidavit submitted to the Election Commission, since he did not have a taxable income Sarangi has not paid income-tax in the last five financial years.

As Modi concluded his oath over thousands of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters all dressed in saffron kurtas, vests and even saris, rent the air with shouts of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’.

Famous personalities from diverse fields, Heads of state, government or their representatives of The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member states, Kyrgyzstan and Mauritius attended the ceremony, as did several industrialists, including Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani and his family.

Newly Cabinet minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi greets President Ram Nath Kovind during his oath taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.



Nasa finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram with help of Indian engineer




New York: NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera.

The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital Camera (LROC), NASA and Arizona State University announced on Monday confirming the find.

The first mosaic image of the likely crash site made from pictures taken by the LROC on September 17 was downloaded by several people to look for signs of the Vikram, NASA said.

One of them, Subramanian, contacted the LROC project with a positive identification of debris, it said.

Arizona State University (ASU), where the LROC project is located, said: “After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images.”

When the images for the first mosaic were acquired on September 17, the impact point was poorly illuminated and could not easily be identified, it said.

But two image sequences were acquired on October 14 and 15, and on November 11 were better.

The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.

The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and casts a one pixel shadow.

The university said that based on Subramanian’s tip, the LROC team scoured the surrounding area in the new mosaics and found the impact site and the debris field.

The impact site is located at 70.8810 degree S, 22.7840 degrees E, at an elevation of 834 metres, it said.

“The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 metres northwest of the main crash site,” ASU said.

Vikram lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following its launch from Chandraayan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 when it tried to make a softlanding near the moon’s south pole.

In a statement NASA said: “Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement.”

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