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Odisha Govt To Invest Rs 8500 On Health Infra
Odisha Govt To Invest Over Rs 8500 Cr on Health Infra: CM Naveen

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that the State government will invest more than Rs 8500 crores on health infrastructure. Patnaik said this today while interacting with 786 newly appointed doctors who were recently selected through OPSC.

Bombay HC Directs Maha Govt To Scrutinise Roles Of Sonu Sood, MLA Zeeshan In Procuring Anti-COVID Dr
Bombay HC Directs Maha Govt To Scrutinise Roles Of Sonu Sood, MLA Zeeshan In Procuring Anti-COVID Drugs

"Sonu Sood had received the drugs from several pharmacies located inside the private Lifeline Care Hospital in Goregaon. Pharma company Cipla had supplied Remdesivir to these pharmacies and inquiry into it was still going on," Kumbhakoni said.

Concession To Bus Operators During Covid
Odisha Urges Centre For Loan Concession, Extension Of Insurance Cover To Bus Operators

The Odisha government on Wednesday requested the Union Finance Minister and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) to provide concession to bus operators hit by the second wave of Covid pandemic in the form of waiver of Interest on bank loans, shifting of payment of instalments of such loans and extended insurance coverage.

7th pay commission hike
7th Pay Commission: Big Revision For Govt Employees Ahead Of DA Hike 

The Narendra Modi government has announced to increase the ceiling for reimbursement of medical claims of NVS Principals.

Rourkela Selected In 2021 Bloomberg Global Mayors Challenge
Rourkela Among Two Indian Cities To Make It To 50 Finalists In Bloomberg Global Mayors Challenge

The Steel City of Rourkela has been selected as only one of the two towns in India to make it to the list of 50 Champion Cities in the 2021 Bloomberg Global Mayors Challenge, a worldwide competition that encourages and spreads cities’ most promising ideas. The Rourkela Municipal Corporation took to Twitter to make the announcement. 

Maharashtra Forest Encounter: 7 Women Among 13 Maoists Gunned Down By Cops
Visakhapatnam Encounter: 6 Maoists Gunned Down In Andhra Pradesh

Six Maoists were gunned down by Andhra Pradesh Greyhounds police on Wednesday morning at Theegalametta forest area in Visakhapatnam district.

IT Ministry Blasts Twitter, Says It Failed To Comply With New Guidelines

A day after micro-blogging platform Twitter said that it has appointed a Chief Compliance Officer, Union Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that the US-based company has failed to comply to the new intermediary guidelines.

Covaxin Effective For 9-12 Months, No Serious Side-Effects So Far: AIIMS
Bharat Biotech Supplies Covaxin To 16 States

Bharat Biotech dispatched its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin to nine states through the government of India and to 16 states through the respective state governments.

Rajnath Singh
Terrorism, Radicalisation Gravest Threats Facing World: Rajnath Singh

Terrorism and radicalisation are the gravest threats to peace and security in the world and a collective approach is required to combat the challenges, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.

Centre To Develop Seaplane Services In India

The Centre will develop seaplane services in India by expediting the development of new water aerodromes and operationalisation of new seaplane routes, a statement said on Tuesday.

Hostage Drama In Odisha
The Filmy Unfolding Of A Hostage Drama In Odisha

From the detention of a family at gunpoint to five-hour-long rescue operation by police, a hostage drama created by an unruly youth which seemed like a scene straight out from a movie script unfolded before the residents of Bolangir like never before.

All Applications For Haj 2021 Cancelled: Haj Committee Of India

The Ministry of Haj and Umrah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has issued a statement informing that due to coronavirus pandemic conditions it has decided to allow citizens and residents inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia only to attend Haj this year in limited numbers and international Haj has been cancelled.

Valour Of Galwan Bravehearts Will Be Eternally Etched In Memory Of Nation: Indian Army

On the first anniversary of the deadly clashes, the Army said the supreme sacrifice of the soldiers while fighting the adversary in the "most difficult" high altitude terrain will be "eternally etched" in the memory of the nation.

Fake Anti Covid Drugs - Odisha Govt Constitutes Task Force
Fake Anti-Covid Drugs: Odisha Govt Constitutes Task Force To Probe

The Odisha government has set up a special task force under the Crime Branch of the State Police to conduct the probe into the illegal trade of counterfeit anti-Covid drugs Favipiravir in Cuttack.

Supply Of Covaxin To Govt At Rs 150/Dose Not Sustainable: Bharat Biotech

The supply price of Covaxin to the government of India at Rs 150 a dose is a non-competitive price and clearly not sustainable in the long run. Hence a higher price in private markets is required to offset part of the costs, Bharat Biotech said on Tuesday.

India opens vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police
India Opens Vacancies For Nepali Women In Military Police

In a first, the Indian Army has opened vacancies for Nepali women in the Corps of Military Police.

Delhi Riots
Protest Is Not Terror Activity, HC Grants Bail To 3 In Delhi Riots

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha, in a Delhi Riots case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Parliament Panel Summons Twitter Over Misuse Of Its Platform

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology has asked Twitter to appear before it on June 18 and put its views on the prevention of misuse of its platform.

Galwan Valley Clash
Galwan Heroes Remembered

The Indian Army on Tuesday paid glowing tributes to its fallen soldiers at Galwan Valley on the first anniversary of their martyrdom while fighting the Chinese at the Line of Actual Control on June 15, 2020.

SC Draws Curtains Over Italian Marines Case, Closes All Proceedings

The Supreme Court on Tuesday closed all criminal proceedings pending in India against two Italian marines, accused of killing of two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012, after payment of Rs 10 crore compensation by Italy.

Mehul Choksi
Mehul Choksi Still An Indian Citizen: Indian Authorities

The Indian authorities have described fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi, who is wanted in India in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case as an Indian citizen in its affidavit filed in the Dominican High Court, saying that his application for renunciation of citizenship was "rejected".

Galwan Valley Clash
'A Year After Galwan Clashes, India Better Prepared To Deal With Any Eventualities'

A year after the deadly clashes between Indian and Chinese armies in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, India is better prepared to deal with any eventualities along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as the trust deficit between the two sides persists, people in the defence establishment said on Monday.

MHA Notification On Citizenship For Non-Muslims Not Linked To CAA: Centre To SC

The Centre, via the May 28 notification, delegated the power to grant citizenship to the Collectors of 13 more districts -- Morbi, Rajkot, Patan, and Vadodara in Gujarat, Jalore, Udaipur, Pali, Barmer, and Sirohi in Rajasthan, Durg and Balodabazar in Chhattisgarh, Faridabad in Haryana and Jalandhar in Punjab -- and to the Home Secretaries of Haryana and Punjab.

Forest Cover In India Enhanced Up To One-Fourth Of Country's Area: PM Modi At UN
Forest Cover In India Enhanced Up To One-Fourth Of Country's Area: PM Modi At UN

Terming land as the fundamental building block for supporting all lives and livelihoods, Modi called for reduction of the tremendous pressure on land and its resources.

Supreme Court
One Nation One Ration Card Scheme Makes Food Security Portable: Centre To SC

"The ONORC plan aims to empower all NFSA migrant beneficiaries to access their PDS/NFSA food grains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) of their choice anywhere in the country by using their same/existing ration card with biometric authentication. In short ONORC makes food security portable."