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BJD candidates Muna Khan (C in green), Subash Singh, Sujit Kumar and Mamata Mahanta file their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections at Odisha Legislative Assembly chamber in Bhubaneswar. President Naveen Patnaik is also seen.

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Others call it dole. But Naveen has always believed in making things easier for the poor. Seen here launching Aaahar scheme under which a rice-dalma meal is provided to the poor in urban areas at just 5 rupees a meal.

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After the bitter fallout with Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, Naveen was on the lookout for a Man Friday. His search ended with VK Pandian, who was posted as private secretary to the CM IN 2011. The relationship – and Naveen’s dependence on VK - has only strengthened since then

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With Congress still a force to reckon with in the state when he parachuted into politics in 1997, Naveen, as the head of the breakaway faction of the erstwhile Janata Dal, Naveen struck an alliance with the BJP to come to power. Seen here with Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the foundation stone laying ceremony of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar in 2003

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Nature lover Naveen Patnaik smelling a rose at the botanical gardens on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar

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Apart from being the most popular and successful politician in the history of Odisha, Naveen is also an artist of sorts. Here, he is seen painting at a function in Bhubaneswar

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Naveen Patnaik is just adored by children. Seen here spending some intimate times with school children

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Shy and reticent by nature, Naveen is rarely seen rejoicing and merry-making in public. But once in a while, he does make an exception. Seen shaking a leg with dancers at a Nuakhai Bhetghat programme in 2000

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Having come to power in the wake of the worst disaster to hit Odisha this century, the Super Cyclone of October 29, 1999, Naveen Patnaik has won praise both within the country and outside for building the state’s disaster resilience in the years that followed. Here, he is seen making an aerial survey of the flood ravaged areas in 2011

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No one gave Naveen a ghost of chance against the wily JB Patnaik when he became CM in 2000. But in the years that followed, Naveen proved one up not just on JB but every other rival within and outside the party

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With Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, the man who mentored Naveen Patnaik from the day he became Chief Minister in 2000 till the bitter fall-out between the ‘uncle’ and the ‘nephew’.

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The unstinted support of the bureaucracy has been one of the major reasons for Naveen’s long reign in office. Here, he is being greeted by employees of the state secretariat after becoming Chief Minister for the fourth time in 2014

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Naveen Patnaik settling down on the chair after becoming Chief Minister of Odisha for the first time in 2000

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Home minister Amit shah with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata banerjee, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish kumar and Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan during their lunch at Naveen Niwas, in Bhubaneswar.

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(L-R) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Home Minister Amit Shah and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during 24th Eastern Zonal Council meeting, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during inauguration of "Marine Drive Eco- Retreat” at Puri district.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das at Lok Seva Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.

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TATA Sons Limited Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran meets Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with the actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan during a meeting at his residence, in Bhubaneswar

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Odisha Assembly Speaker Surya Narayan Patro presents a certificate to BJD MLA Rita Sahoo after she took an oath during a swearing-in ceremony at Odisha Legislative Assembly, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik travels in city bus service "Mo Bus" from Airport square to Jayadev Bhawan to mark one year complition of Mo Bus service, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presents trophy to a police officer during state level function of Vigilance Awareness Week 2019, in Bhubaneswar.

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BJD MLA candiadate Rita Sahu for Bijepur constituency celebrates her victory in Bye-election, in Bijepur.

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Bijepur MLA Rita Sahu with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas after winning by a record margin in Bijepur bye-election, in Bhubaneswar.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is received by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on his arrival at Biju Patnaik International Airport, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister and BJP chief Naveen Pattnaik arrives to attend the party's Jana Sampark Padayatra at Kargil area in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik at the 5T rollout

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Chief ministers Kamal Nath of Madhya Pradesh, Naveen Patnaik of Odisha and Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh during Union Home Minister's review meeting on Left Wing Extremism (LWE), at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

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A view of burnt cars set on fire by a group of unidentified miscreants at the official residence of BJD (Biju Janata Dal) MLA Braja Kishore Pradhan, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal supremo Naveen Patnaik being garlanded by supporters after the party won in Patkura assembly contituency, in Bhubaneswar.

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PM Modi with CM Naveen Patnaik

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Youngest Member of Parliament - BJD's Chandrani Murmu (25) - walks along with party MP Pramila Bisoi at Parliament House, during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari with Budget documents for 2019-20, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik greets the members on the first day of the Budget Session of Assembly, in Bhubaneswar.

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BJD's Rajya Sabha candidates Amar Patnaik and Sasmit Patra file their nomination for the Rajya Sabha by-polls in the presence of Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik, in Bhubaneswar

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BJD chief Naveen Patnaik arrives for the meeting of heads of various political parties in both the Houses of Parliament, ahead of the Budget Session 2019, in New Delhi.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president KT Rama Rao, BJD chief Naveen Patnaik and JD(U) President Nitish Kumar at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with the heads of various political parties in both the Houses of Parliament, ahead of the Budget Session 2019, in New Delhi.

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Youngest Member of Parliament, BJD's Chandrani Murmu, at Parliament on the second day of the first session of 17th Lok Sabha, in New Delhi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a meeting in New Delhi.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik greets six-time MLA of Biju Janata Dal Surya Narayan Patro after he was elected as the 22nd speaker of Odisha Legislative Assembly, in Bhubaneswar

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Secretariat employees greet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his 5th term, in Bhubaneswar.

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Governor Ganeshi Lal with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his Council of ministers during their swearing-in ceremony in Bhubaneswar.

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Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik takes oath as the Chief Minister of Odisha for a fifth consecutive term at the IDCO Exhibition Ground, in Bhubaneswar.

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Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik signs a document as he takes oath as the Chief Minister of Odisha for a fifth consecutive term at the Idco Exhibition Ground, in Bhubaneswar.

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Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik takes oath as the Chief Minister of Odisha for a fifth consecutive term at the Idco Exhibition Ground, in Bhubaneswar.

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Women activists greet Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik after party's victory in Odisha assembly elections, in Bhubaneswar.

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BJD President and Odisha Chief minister Naveen Patnaik flashes the victory sign after party's victory in Odisha assembly and Lok Sabha elections, in Bhubaneswar.

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A Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supporter flashes the victory sign as he celebrates the party's victory in the Lok Sabha elections, in Bhubaneswar.

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Former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) minister and Pipili constituency candidate Pradeep Maharathy arrested by police in connection with the alleged attack on Election Commission flying squad team, in Bhuvneshwar

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Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik shows his inked marked finger after casting vote, during the third phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a polling station in Bhubaneswar

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An artist dressed in support of Biju Janata Dal party during Odisha's Chief MInister Naveen Pattnaik on his visit to Jagannath Temple during a roadshow for Lok Sabha elections, in Puri

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Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik holds a copy of party manifesto as he addresses the media, in Bhubaneswar

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Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik with others hold copies of party manifesto, in Bhubaneswar.

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Biju Janata Dal President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik files his nomination papers for Hinjili assembly constituency ahead of the elections, at Chatrapur in Berhampur.

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Naveen Patnaik launching the KALIA Yojana in Bhubaneswar

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Police personnel clash with NSUI members during a protest rally 'Naveen Nivas gherao' in relation to Jyoti Ranjan Beura's (alias ‘Golden Baba’) alleged link with political leaders of BJD party, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik meets with the 15th Finance Commission Chairperson NK Singh during a meeting, in Bhubaneswar.

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Naveen Patnaik with Narendra Modi in Bhubaneswar, December 2018

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a sit-in dharna, demanding the Centre to increase Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy, in New Delhi.

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Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik waves at party workers during 21st foundation day celebration of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik greets Telangana Chief Minister and TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik cuts a cake during Christmas celebrations, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik meets Sidharto Reza, Indonesian ambassador to India, at secretariat in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha CM unveils the varsity foundation stone at Satyabadi

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other dignitaries during the 'Odisha Investors' meet, in Chennai.

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Naveen Patnaik amidst supporters during an election campaign in 2000

The chief minister of Odisha at his residence in Bhubaneswar

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Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members walk out of the Lok Sabha during a debate on 'no-confidence motion' in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Last May, BJD cadres attacked Jay Panda with stones

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Ama Odisha Party (AOP) chief and Eastern Media Limited head Soumya Ranjan Patnaik joins Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. Also seen is Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik.

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Competitors run the half marathon to mark the 102nd birth anniversary of former Orissa Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, in Bhubaneswar.

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Chief Justice Dipak Misra interacts with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the 46th Annual Conference in Bhubaneswar.

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BJD (Biju Janata Dal) supporters block a road during a protest against MLA Pravat Ranjan Biswal's arrest by the CBI, in Bhubaneswar.

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Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and BJD MP Prasanna Patasani at Parliament in New Delhi during the ongoing monsoon session.

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NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind with Health Minister JP Nadda, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and others during a meeting with BJD MPs and MLAs at Odisha assembly in Bhubaneswar as part of his campaign for Presidential election.

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Odisha Chief minister Naveen Patnaik greets NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind at a meeting at Odisha assembly in Bhubaneswar. Kovind visited Odisha to meet BJD and BJP legislators as part of his campaign ahead of the Presidential election. Union Minister J P nadda also seen in the photo.

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All Indian medal winners of 22nd Asian Atheletics meet pose with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik after he felecitated a cash award of Rs 10 Lakh each to Gold winners, 7.5 lakh to Silver and 5 lakh to Bronze medalists each in a felicitation ceremony, in Bhubaneswar.

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BJD leaders Pradipta Balasamanta and Surendra Panda join BJP in presence of Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan at BJP party office in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Governor S C Jamir and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with new cabinet ministers after the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at an Utkal University function in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

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Odisha chief Minister Naveen Patnaik greets his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee addresses the press at his residence in Bhubaneswar.

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Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik is busy countering the BJP gauntlet

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paying floral tribute to legendary Odiya leader Biju Patnaik on his 20th death anniversary at Biju Patnaik park, in Bhubaneswar.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Tripura CM Manik Sarkar and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during the 11th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council, in New Delhi.

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Biju Janta Dal (BJD) supporters take out a rally to protest against NDA government over Kerosene quota reduction to state, in Bhubaneswar.

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Biju Janta Dal (BJD) supporters take out a bike rally against NDA government during a protest over Kerosene quota reduction to state, in Bhubaneswar.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Tripura CM Manik Sarkar and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik before the 11th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council, in New Delhi.

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Tathagata Satpathy, a four-time BJD MP from Dhenkanal in Orissa

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik being garlanded by BJP women workers at an event on the occasion of International Women’s Day, in Bhubaneswar.

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BJP members clash with BJD members during Bhubaneswar bandh called by BJP in protest over a sex scandal and murder of an engineering student, in Bhubaneswar.

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Naveen Pattnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha after paying his last respects to AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall, in Chennai.

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BJD leader and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during Parliament winter Session at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visits AIIMS to meet the victims of SUM hospital fire tragedy, in Bhubaneswar.

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Biju Janata Dal members showing black flags to Union Textiles Minister Santosh gangwar at Baragarh in Sambalpur district where the minister was attending the BJP Vikas Parv rally.

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BJP activists holding a protest in front of Ram Remple in Bhubaneswar after BJD members showed black flags to Union textiles minister Santosh Gangwar at Baragarh.

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Naveen Patnaik greets Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Odisha Secretariat.

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Prime Minister greets Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, during the inauguration of IOCL's oil refinery project, in Paradip, Odisha.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the plaque at the NISER, in Bhubaneswar.

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