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Centre Extends COVID Containment Measures Till Sep 30
Centre Extends COVID Containment Measures Till Sep 30

In a separate communication with states and UTs, he noted that the weekly enforcement data received from across the country with regard to wearing face masks in public, maintaining social distancing norms and imposition of fines indicate a downward trend, but asked the state governments and UT administrations to augment their efforts for effectively checking transmission of the disease.

Mysuru Gangrape Case: 5 Including A Juvenile Arrested, 1 Absconding
Mysuru Gangrape Case: 5 Including A Juvenile Arrested, 1 Absconding

All the accused came to Mysuru vegetable market often and consumed alcohol as well as partied before going back to their native place in Tamil Nadu. Unfortunately, they found the couple in the way and targeted them on the fateful day.

Help Gang-Rape Victim From Mumbai, Yuva Sena To Karnataka CM, DGP
Help Gang-Rape Victim From Mumbai, Yuva Sena To Karnataka CM, DGP

The woman was sexually assaulted by at least four-five men in a deserted location near the Chamundi Hills in Mysuru, while her male friend was brutally hammered.

MHA Cautions States Ahead Of Festivals
Covid: MHA Cautions States Ahead Of Festivals, Asks Them To Ensure No Large Gathering

A number of major festivals, including Diwali and Chhath, will be celebrated in the coming months.

Tamil Nadu Urges Centre To Revoke 3 Farm Laws
Tamil Nadu Urges Centre To Revoke 3 Farm Laws

Stalin had urged former Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to convene a special session of the state Assembly to pass a resolution for revoking the laws.

PM Modi To Chair OpJan Dhan Accounts Swell To 43 Cr With Total Deposits Over Rs 1.46 Lakh Cren Debate On Maritime Security At UN Security Council
Jan Dhan Accounts Swell To 43 Cr With Total Deposits Over Rs 1.46 Lakh Cr

A total of Rs 30,945 crore has been credited in accounts of women PMJDY account holders during Covid lockdown as an income support measure.

Odisha Has A Long Road Ahead!
Odisha 10th State To Have Electric Vehicle Policy, Only 0.06% Electric Vehicles-On-Road

Though Odisha has been a late entrant to EV sector, the State has a long road ahead. With only 18 charging stations, the policy has little emphasis on EV charging

Mob Scuffle With Cops During Sheep Fighting Competition In Odisha
Mob Scuffles With Cops During Sheep Fighting Competition In Odisha

A group of policemen from Jamada police station found themselves at the receiving end of mob fury when they tried to intervene during a sheep fighting competition at Guduta village in Mayurbhanj district.

IAF Chief Reviews Eastern Air Command Amid Threats From China
IAF Chief Reviews Eastern Air Command Amid Threats From China

While addressing the Commanders, the CAS highlighted the increasing importance of the Eastern Air Command in the overall strategic perspective.

Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani Addresses 1st Ever G20 Ministerial Conference On Women's Empowerment

Smriti Irani also conveyed India's solidarity with the G20 for promoting gender equality and women's empowerment amongst partner countries

Reservoirs Drying In Odisha This Monsoon
Drying Reservoirs Ring Drought Bells In Odisha

Even as Odisha continues to face a possible drought threat due to acute rainfall deficiency this monsoon season, the situation has catapulted a serious drying up of reservoirs in the State.

Odisha Tops In Human - Elephant Encounter
Odisha Tops Country In Human-Elephant Encounters

State alone is bearing nearing 21 percent of human lives lost in man-elephant encounters in the country when it accounts for only around 7.2 percent of the country's elephant population. This disproportionate number drive home the scale of man-elephant encounter in Odisha.

70% electrocution deaths are traps by poachers
Odisha No 2 In Jumbo Electrocution deaths, 70% Are Traps By Poachers

As per the Odisha Forest Minister's data laid in State Assembly, the majority of the jumbo electrocution deaths have been attributed to live wire traps set up by poachers, though nearly 25-30 percent of deaths were also blamed on the discoms

Simultaneous Elephant, Tiger Census In Odisha From 2022
Simultaneous Elephant, Tiger Census In Odisha From 2022

The headcount of tigers and elephants will be conducted together for the first time from next year (2022), Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Odisha, Shashi Paul informed on Thursday.

Puri Jagannath Temple
Puri Jagannath Temple Ratna Bhandara Under Threat, Says RTI Report

The ‘Ratna Bhandara’ of Lord Jagannath temple in Puri is under serious threat, a report obtained through Right To Information (RTI) has revealed.

Missing Cuttack Woman Returns Home After 11 Years
Missing Cuttack Woman Found In Secunderabad, Reunited With Family After 11 Yrs

Happiness came back to Cuttack resident Sangram Sahoo’s family after he finally saw his mother 11 long years after she went missing under mysterious circumstances.

New Drone Policy Announced By Ministry Of Civil Aviation; Check Details
New Drone Policy Announced By Ministry Of Civil Aviation; Check Details

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drone, offers tremendous benefits to almost all sectors of the economy like – agriculture, mining, infrastructure, surveillance, emergency response, transportation, geo-spatial mapping.

All Party Meet On Afghan Crisis
Govt Briefs Political Leaders On Afghan Situation

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar briefed the leaders on the latest situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban captured power there last week.

7th Pay Commission
7th Pay Commission: Govt Employees Of This State Get 28% DA, Revised Salary From Sept 1

With this announcement, around 1,60,000 government employees and nearly 1,50,000 pensioners will be benefited.

Supreme Court
Centre Clears All 9 Judges Recommended By Supreme Court Collegium

It is probably the first time nine judges have been recommended for elevation by the Collegium, and the Centre has approved all the names.

Nirmala Sitharaman
'Nothing Will Be Sold Off', Sitharaman Counters Rahul On NMP

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that Centre will not give away ownership of assets under the asset monetisation plan and they will be mandatorily handed back to the government.

Narayan Rane
No Action Against Rane Till Sep 17, Maharashtra Govt Tells Bombay HC

No coercive action will be taken against Union Minister Narayan Rane till September 17, the Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court on Wednesday

Venkaiah naidu
Youth should get equal time in classrooms, recreation grounds: VP

Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday pitched for giving youth equal time in classrooms and recreation grounds, saying it will help tackle rising incidence of lifestyle diseases.

Minor Minerals Smuggling Rampant In Odisha’s Balasore, Keonjhar
Minor Minerals Smuggling Rampant In Odisha’s Balasore, Keonjhar

Illegal smuggling of minor minerals has become rampant in some parts of Balasore and Keonjhar. An OTV ground report from the two districts unearthed some shocking details. Unequivocally, people have squarely blamed the administration for allowing the mafia a free run in plundering natural resources. 

Vaccine
States Asked To Vaccinate All School Teachers On Priority Before Teachers' Day

Schools across the country were closed in March last year ahead of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus infection.