Special Panel Assembled to Look after Rath Yatra Issue

The state Govt of Odisha’s decision to not allow devotees to climb the chariots or touch the deities during this year’s Rath Yatra is backfiring with protests and voices raised against this issue coming from all corners.The major opposition to this decision is coming from Shankaracharya of Puri as well as the BJP’s Odisha unit.Reacting to the rising controversy the state assembly has formed a special panel or committee to look after whether this decision is to be sustained or reviewed once again.

After members of the party brought forward this  issue in the House, Speaker Niranjan Pujari on Wednesday evening took participation in a high-level meeting, which was conducted in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.This year’s Rath Yatra is expected to commence from 29th June.

It was thus concluded that a special panel would be formed, led by former minister and senior BJD legislator Maheswar Mohanty. The panel would also include Leader of the Opposition Narasingha Mishra and BJP legislature party leader K V Singhdeo. Mohanty, being a former speaker of the state Assembly, and other members of the panel will conduct discussions with all concerned authorities before submitting a report to the government.

Govt to set Telecom Revolution by Bringing Spectrum Sharing

The Govt of India is all set to bring about a revolution in the telecom industry by introducing spectrum sharing among various service protocols.Apart from this the Govt is also looking forward to bring mobile number portability to all the regions of India along with auctions for wireless bandwidth.The rules framed for telecom policy today were crafted back in 1999 and in today’s technology dominant and consumer-centric industry, critical changes are the order of the day. Various governments have played around with the policy at the minimal, but a critical review is due now. Wireless spectrum is a natural resource, which can’t be inflated or deflated over time. Yet, demand has grown rapidly, from the days when the major concern was to transmit civilian and military radio signals, to the present scene where carry voice calls, video and vast amounts of data, are all plucked out of thin air.


Logically thinking there is little to no sense in allocating fixed spectrums to individual companies resulting in under utilisation during peak hours.Since no network has the same patterns of demand or usage, a lot of valuable bandwidth gets wasted.Hence Spectrum sharing is the most logically realisable solution which seems appropriate at this moment.