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News from Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha .It is the biggest city and the main power corridor of Odisha. The city is famous for its ancient rich heritage especially its historic monumental temples. It is popularly known as the temple city. Because many temples built from sandstone are dotted around Bindu Sagar Lake in the old city, including the 11th-century Hindu Lingaraja Temple.

UG, PG Final Exams To Be Conducted In Online Mode in Odisha: Minister
UG, PG Final Exams To Be Conducted In Online Mode in Odisha: Minister

Higher Education Minister, Arun Sahoo said that the examination will be conducted by July-August this year.

DL Test
Odisha Unlock: Driving License Skill Test, Slot Booking To Resume In These Districts

In case of the 13 districts of 'B' category (Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Khorda, Kendrapada, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri), DL test, LL test, won't be conducted.

Congress Ups The Ante Against Iconic Warrior-Horse Replica Relocation In Bhubaneswar
Congress Ups The Ante Against Iconic Warrior-Horse Replica Relocation In Bhubaneswar

Dozens of Congress workers including the members of its students, youth & women wing led by the Bhubaneswar City Congress Committee President Biswajit Das assembled near the sculpture holding placards and sloganeered against the alleged unilateral decision of the Culture Department.

TEIs
Odisha Urges NCTE To Allow 15 Teacher Education Institutions To Offer B.Ed & M.Ed Courses

The Odisha higher education department has urged the National Council For Teacher Education (NCTE) to revoke withdrawal of recognition of 15 Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) and accord approval to start B.Ed and M.Ed programmes from the current academic session

Covid cases
37 More Succumb To Covid-19 In Odisha, Daily Cases Drop To 3806

The number of deaths due to Covid-19 continues unabated with 37 more patients succumbing to the virus in Odisha in the last 24 hours even as new infection dropped significantly to 3806 in the State. 

Odisha CM Sanctions Additional Funds To 3 Dists For Covid Managament Bhubaneswar: In order to manage the rising Covid-19 situation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sanctioned additional funds for three districts-Puri, Sonepur and Sambalpur- from the chief Minister Relief Funds (CMRF). Puri district which had earlier received of Rs 14,59,74,408 from the government, was sanctioned additional further from CMRF. With the additional amount, Puri district now has received a total Rs 16,59,74,408  for Covid management. Similarly, the Chief Minister has also sanctioned Rs 1 Crore for Sonepur district, which was given 2,50,00,000 earlier. With Rs 1 crore additional funds, the total amount sanctioned to the district went up to 3,50,00,000 for Covid-19 management. Similarly, Sambalpur district received a total Rs 16,12,80,692 with additional fund of Rs 4,62,80,692 released today from the CMRF. The government had previously sanctioned Rs 11,50,00,000 for the district to spend on Covid management.
Odisha CM Naveen Announces Rs 1690 Cr Covid Assistance Package

As per the announcement, Rs 207 crore has been allocated to all landless farmers which will be disbursed in three installments. The landless farmers under State-sponsored KALIA scheme will get an additional Rs 1,000 assistance in view of Covid-19.

Technical Committee To Study Covid-19 Infection Among Fully Vaccinated People
Odisha Forms Technical Committee To Study Reported Covid-19 Infection Among Fully Vaccinated People

The Odisha government on Thursday constituted a technical committee comprising experts to study reports of Coronavirus infections amongst people in the State who have completed the full schedule of Covid-19 vaccination.  

Health Workers Struggle To Fight Myths, Misinformation About Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha 
Health Workers Struggle To Fight Myths, Misinformation About Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha 

In a glaring instance of rigid beliefs and misinformation about coronavirus, the residents of Jurudi village in Rayagada fled after seeing members of the Serosurvey team which had visited the area to collect samples for testing.

Singer Tapu Mishra Critical, Family Urges Odisha CMO For Help
Singer Tapu Mishra Critical, Family Urges Odisha CMO For Help

Tapu Mishra’s health condition continues to deteriorate for the past couple of days and she needs to be shifted to outside State for advance treatment, said her sister Dhrutidipa Mishra.

Armed Gang Goes On Rampage On Bhubaneswar Streets
Armed Gang Goes On Rampage On Bhubaneswar Streets, Vandalises Cars, Bikes

A group of 8 to 10 miscreants armed with sharp weapons like daggers, swords and sticks unleashed terror in Khandagiri area of Bhubaneswar and ransacked property in the wee hours of Thursday.

Odisha Rolls Out e-Pathshala, e-Mulyankana For Class I To X Students
Odisha Rolls Out e-Pathshala, e-Mulyankana For Class I To X Students

School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash today held a meeting with all district education officers and directed them to emphasise more on online education and examinations. 

Property offence
Commissionerate Police Pins Hope On ‘Sandhan’ and ‘Kundali’ To Curb Property Offences

The Commissionerate Police is planning to develop two computer applications to prevent property offences and streamline the return process of recovered stolen items to rightful owners.

Cyclonic Circulation Over Gangetic WB; IMD Predicts Heavy Rain In Odisha
Cyclonic Circulation Over Gangetic WB; IMD Predicts Heavy Rain In Odisha

Due to steep pressure gradient and strong monsoon flow, squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is very likely over North Bay of Bengal and the adjoining central Bay of Bengal till June 18

Bhubaneswar’s Iconic Warrior-Horse Statue To Move To New Location
Bhubaneswar’s Iconic Warrior-Horse Statue To Move To New Location, Move Triggers Dissidence

The quintessential  identity of Bhubaneswar, the warrior-horse replica which has been adopted by Odisha government as its emblem may soon be out of sight from the Master Canteen Square, its home over the last 3 decades.

Bijay Mohapatra
Covid-19 Virus Can Enter Through Nose And Mouth Despite Presence Of Antibody: Odisha Health Official

The Covid-19 virus can enter the body through nose and mouth despite development of antibodies due to vaccination or exposure to the virus, warned Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra.

Niranjan Mishra
'Covid-19 In South, Western Odisha Under Control; Focus Now On Category-B Districts'

After Covid-19 situation in south and western Odisha came under control, the State government has now diverted attention to the coastal districts where the situation is still a reason of concern.

Motor Vehicles Act
Odisha Extends Validity Of DL, RC, Vehicle Fitness Till Sept 30; No Extension For PUCC

Validity of PUCC has not been extended as PUCC is issued only on examination of vehicle by authorized testing centers.

CBSE RESULTS
CBSE Class 12 Results Evaluation Criteria, Date Revealed; Board Submits Report In Supreme Court

CBSE told the Supreme Court that the Class XII results will be decided on the basis of performance in Class 10 (30% weightage), Class 11 (30% weightage) & Class 12 (40% weightage).

CBSE class 10, 12 sample question papers
CBSE Class 12 Results 2021: Important Instructions On Practical, Internal Assessment Components

The process of conduct of online practical examination etc. and uploading of marks shall be completed by June 28, 2021 under all circumstances, CBSE said.

UGC Creates Academic Job Portal, Non-Teaching Vacancies To Be Added
UGC Creates Academic Job Portal, Non-Teaching Vacancies To Be Added

UGC informed that it is in the process of upgrading the job portal with the inclusion of Non-Teaching vacancies and also adding some new features. The upgraded portal shall become functional shortly.

Odisha Unlock
Odisha Announces Partial Unlock, Check Details

The partial lockdown will come into effect from June 17 (5 am) and will continue till July 1 (5 am).

Gun racket
Illegal Arms Racket Busted, Four Held, 11 Guns Seized In Cuttack

The Commissionerate Police claimed to have busted a major illegal firearms racket in Cuttack by seizing 11 country-made guns and 51 live rounds on Wednesday.

Covid Cases
Odisha Logs 3,535 New Covid Positive Cases, 44 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

The daily cases of Covid-19 further dipped in Odisha as the State witnessed 3,535 new cases on Wednesday. With this, the positive tally in the State climbed to 8,63,061, the State I&PR Department informed

Odisha: Woman Murdered 9 Years Ago Yet To Be Identified
9 Years On, Mystery Still Shrouds Identity Of Woman Murdered In Bhubaneswar

In a development that seems to point fingers at the efficacy of the police department, identity of a woman reportedly murdered in the outskirts of the city still remains a mystery, despite nine years into the case.

Bijay Mohapatra
Decision On Unlock To Be Taken In 1-2 Days: Odisha Health Services Director

With the extended lockdown coming to end on June 17 amid a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government is likely to come up with a comprehensive plan to begin the unlock process in a day or two, said a top health official on Tuesday.