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COVID-19 Resurgence Impact: Kumbh Mela Duration Curtailed To 1 Month For First Time, Guidelines Set For Pilgrims
COVID-19 Resurgence Impact: Kumbh Mela Duration Curtailed To 1 Month For First Time, Guidelines Set For Pilgrims

Dehradun: The duration of Kumbh Mela in Haridwar has been curtailed to just one month for the first time in its history in view of a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and it has been made mandatory for pilgrims to have a “negative” RT-PCR test report to attend the mega congregation. According to a notification, […]

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Odisha: Gayatri College Of Pharmacy In Sambalpur Shut After 2 Staff Test Positive For Covid-19

Sambalpur: The authorities of Gayatri College of Pharmacy on Thursday announced closure of the institute after two of its staff tested positive for Covid-19. Founder Director Dr Ashok Satpathy said, “Both of them were found positive for Covid-19 after they underwent antigen test. We are awaiting for the RT-PCR test reports.” Satpathy further informed that […]

Odisha: BMC Starts Random Covid-19 Testing To Track Down Spreaders
Odisha: BMC Starts Random Covid-19 Testing To Track Down Spreaders

Bhubaneswar: Following the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in the State and the Capital city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) started conducting random testing all over the city from Thursday to identify the spreaders. BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said, “From today onwards we are starting random COVID-19 testing program in several parts of Bhubaneswar […]

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IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Lightening Alert Issued For Odisha; SRC Writes To 6 District Collectors

Bhubaneswar: The office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Thursday issued an advisory in view of the thunderstorm, lightning warning issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). In a letter, the SRC has asked the collectors of six Odisha districts- Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Mayurbhanj to take appropriate action in view of […]

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Coaching Centre, Shopping Complex Sealed In Cuttack For Violating Covid-19 Norms

Cuttack: A coaching centre at Chandi Mandir square in Cuttack was sealed for violation of Covid-19 norms on Thursday. The authorities of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) sealed the coaching centre after finding violation of the existing Covid-19 protocols issued by the Odisha government. Apart from the coaching centre, a super market was also sealed in […]

Tigress Sundari Translocated From Odisha To MP's Kanha Reserve
Tigress Sundari Translocated From Odisha To MP's Kanha Reserve

Bhubaneswar: Tigress Sundari has been translocated to Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) of Madhya Pradesh from Satkosia in Odisha, a forest official said on Thursday. The big cat was released into a special enclosure at Ghorela in the reserve on Wednesday night, the official said. The tigress along with a tiger had been sent to Odisha’s […]

Odisha Putting In Place Floating Buoy Barriers To Check Trawler Intrusion In Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary
Odisha Putting In Place Floating Buoy Barriers To Check Trawler Intrusion In Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary

Kendrapara: The Odisha Forest Department has undertaken an exercise to demarcate the Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary, widely regarded as the world’s largest habitat for Olive Ridley sea turtles, by installing floating buoys to ensure the safety of marine animals. The installation work of the buoys along the boundary of the sanctuary to prevent entry of fishing […]

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COVID19: 2nd Wave To Peak In April, Moderate Community Spread Likely In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With a prediction by SBI research report that the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic will peak in the country during the second half of April, in such a scenario, the time is ripe to ascertain where Odisha fits into the scheme of things in the country. As per the research report authored by […]

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Second Wave In Odisha: Will Colleges Turn Breeding Ground For COVID19?

Bhubaneswar: Unlike the first Covid-19 wave, the clusters in the second wave have been the colleges in Odisha. Till date no sporadic cases of Covid-19 positives have been reported from the schools in the State, though only a single confirmed positive case has been today reported at the Kendriya Vidyalaya in Bhubaneswar. SAMPLE  THE FOLLOWING […]

Bharat Bandh: Rail, Road Transport Likely To Be Affected In Parts Of Country
Bharat Bandh: Rail, Road Transport Likely To Be Affected In Parts Of Country

New Delhi: Rail and road transportation services are likely to be affected and markets may remain closed in parts of the country on Friday as farmer unions protesting against the three agri laws have called a complete ‘Bharat Bandh’, even as it will not be observed in four poll-bound states and Puducherry. According to the […]

Bharat Bandh: Utkal University Postpones Semester Exams; Tight Security For Lok Seva Bhawan

Bhubaneswar: The authorities of Utkal University on Thursday postponed +3 5th semester (Arts, Science, Commerce) examinations on account of Bharat Bandh tomorrow (March 26). In an official notification, the varsity officials informed that the scheduled semester exam is postponed due to Bharat Bandh and it has been rescheduled for March 30, 2021. It is pertinent […]

Odisha: Youth Congress Holds 'Akrosh Samavesh' Against Unemployment, Fuel Price Hike Issues
Odisha: Youth Congress Holds 'Akrosh Samavesh' Against Unemployment, Fuel Price Hike Issues

Bhubaneswar: The youth wing of Congress on Friday organised Yuva Akrosh Samavesh protesting large-scale unemployment in Odisha and the rise in fuel prices. OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik, AICC secretary Rudra Raju, State youth Congress president Smrutiranjan Lenka, other leaders and supporters were present in the convention. Youth Congress National president Srinivas B V also joined […]

Is Land Record A Hurdle To Direct MSP e-Payment To Farmers In Punjab?
Is Land Record A Hurdle To Direct MSP e-Payment To Farmers In Punjab?

New Delhi: In a move that ensures transparency in the system and serves the farmers’ needs, almost all the states have implemented direct MSP payment to the farmers for the crops procured from them, but Punjab is still not ready to introduce direct e-payment to the farmers bypassing the commission agents (Arhtiyas). The Punjab government […]

Threat To India 'Abated' But Not Gone Away After Disengagement In Pangong: Gen Naravane
Threat To India 'Abated' But Not Gone Away After Disengagement In Pangong: Gen Naravane

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen MM Naravane said on Thursday the threat to India has only “abated” following the disengagement in Pangong lake areas in eastern Ladakh after the agreement with China but it has not gone away altogether. He also asserted that it would be incorrect to say that the Chinese troops were still […]

Odisha CM Lays Foundation For Re-Development Of Kalinga Studio
Odisha CM Lays Foundation For Re-Development Of Kalinga Studio

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday unveiled a plaque to lay the foundation stone for the re-development of Kalinga Studio. The state government has approved Rs 200 crore for the re-development of the Kalinga Studio into a modern and futuristic film studio with state-of-the-art infrastructure. କଳିଙ୍ଗ ଷ୍ଟୁଡ଼ିଓକୁ ନୂଆ ରୂପ ଦେବା ପାଇଁ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଚଳଚ୍ଚିତ୍ର […]

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