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Let's light up diyas & candles for 9 minutes at 9 PM on Sunday to fight COVID19: PM Modi

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Amid the nationwide lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people of the entire nation to unite in the fight against novel-Coronavirus with power of light. PM Modi has called upon people to switch off all lights of homes and light up candles, diyas or torches […]

Now Bank Account Holders Can Withdraw Money From Post Office

Bhubaneswar: In what could be a major relief for many in Odisha, people with a bank account linked to Aadhaar can now make transactions including cash withdrawals at their nearest post office irrespective of the bank they hold their account with. The information was shared by Subash Chandra Verma, Chief Postmaster General of Odisha Circle […]

India to get $1B emergency funding from World Bank amidst COVID-19 battle

United Nations: The World Bank has announced that it has approved $1 billion in emergency financing for India to fight the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The assistance will support better screening, contact tracing, and laboratory diagnostics, procurement of personal protective equipment, creation of new isolation wards, the bank said on Thursday. It is the bulk of […]

Covid-19 lockdown: Odisha CM asks house owners to waive off rent or defer by 3 months
Covid-19 Lockdown: Odisha CM Appeals House Owners To Forgo Or Defer Rent By 3 Months

Bhubaneswar: In view of the situation arising out of nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today appealed all landlords to be compassionate towards the poor and waive off or at least defer the house rent by three months. “It is time for everyone to be there for each other as the entire country […]

Odisha Should Be Cautious Amid Rise In Tablighi Jamaat Contacts: DMET

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government intensified its measures to identify and trace persons from different parts of the State who attended the Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin in Delhi. As the number of persons, who attended the Jamaat is constantly rising in the country, Director of Medical Education and Training, Odisha (DMET) Dr C B K Mohanty on […]

Coronavirus Fightback: Odisha Opens Two Exclusive Covid-19 Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Strengthening its healthcare infrastructures to battle novel-Coronavirus outbreak, Odisha government has readied two standalone Covid-19 hospitals with 625 bed capacity in the Twin Cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in a record time of just one week. These two exclusive hospitals are now ready to provide dedicated healthcare to Covid-19 patients. While the first hospital […]

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Temperature To Soar In Next Two Days In Odisha, Mercury Hits 40 Degree Celsius At Some Places

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar predicted that temperature across the State will rise by two to three degree Celsius in two days in Odisha. “The maximum day temperature is very likely to rise by 2-3 degree Celsius and no large change thereafter,” said IMD in its official release. Besides, three places of […]

Covid-19: 39.51 Lakh Women Jan Dhan Account Holders In Odisha To Get Financial Aid From Today

Bhubaneswar: Amid Coronavirus outbreak, as many as 39.51 lakh women Jan Dhan account holders in Odisha are all set to get monthly financial assistance of Rs 500 in the first phase under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY). According to sources, the women beneficiaries will get SMS alert after the cash benefit is transferred […]

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Covid19 Lockdown: BMC Serves Biryani & Khichdi To Stray Animals

Bhubaneswar: Amid the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started distribution of food and water to stray animals across the city, in what is a noble gesture for the speechless souls. The initiative which is being carried out under the leadership of BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary to help […]

Odisha reports 5th covid-19 positive case
Odisha Reports 5th COVID-19 Case, Patient Admitted To AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A 60-year-old man from Bhubaneswar tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, becoming the fifth person from the State to be infected with the deadly coronavirus. The department of Health & Family Welfare has mentioned that the sexagenarian is a resident of Surya Nagar in Bhubaneswar and was admitted to AIIMS Hospital with multiple co-morbid […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: 22 Persons Linked To Nizamuddin Markaz Traced In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has traced 22 persons including seven foreigners associated with the Nizamuddin Markaz gathering in Delhi, informed Health and Family Welfare department. All the 22 persons are presently in government quarantine. As per latest reports, out of the samples of 20 persons, 15 samples tested negative for Coronavirus while results of five samples […]

Subroto-Bagchi on Covid-19 situation in Odisha
Odisha Fights Corona: Patient-2 Recovers Completely, To Be Discharged From AIIMS

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, the State Health & Family Welfare department said that the second COVID-19 case has recovered completely and tested negative for coronavirus. The 20-year-old patient who had returned from the UK is being discharged from AIIMS Bhubaneswar. With this, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the State has come down […]

Covid-19 Lockdown: Help Extended To Thousands Of Stranded Odia Migrant Workers

Bhubaneswar: Scaling up the process of emergency services for the stranded, Odisha government on Tuesday mentioned that it has extended help to as many as 40,000 Odia migrant workers stranded in different States due to nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. Following a high-level meeting here, Principal Secretary in the Home department, Sanjiv Chopra, informed, “The control room […]

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4th Covid-19 Positive Case In Odisha, Patient Has Travel History To Dubai

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported another positive case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the total number of positive cases in the State to four. The patient is a 29-year-old male from Bhadrak district with travel history to Dubai, informed Odisha Health & Family Welfare department. His sample was reportedly sent to AIIMS Bhubaneswar for examination where he […]

'Odisha To Set Up COVID-19 Hospitals In All Districts'

Bhubaneswar: Ramping up its preparedness to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in the State, Odisha government today informed that COVID-19 hospitals will be established in all the districts across the State. Informing about the decision of the government, Odisha Health Minister Naba Das said that his department now gearing itself for establishment of the COVID-19 hospitals […]

Covid-19 Odisha: 3 from Odisha attended Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi

Bhubaneswar: When the count of novel coronavirus in the country keeps growing every day, the status quo Covid-19 numbers in Odisha as on Tuesday failed to bring in a sense of optimism to even Odisha government. The government again appealed to the people in the State to strictly observe social distancing. “We should remain more […]

Coronavirus Lockdown Impact: Odisha Govt Announces Big Salary Curbs

Bhubaneswar: As an austerity measure to tide over the sluggishness in economic activity on account of the Coronavirus lockdown & expenditures incurred to tackle the pandemic, the Odisha government on Tuesday ordered deferment of wages and salaries of ministers, members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and government servants among others. In view of the economic impact […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Odisha Govt Extends Learner's License, PUC Validity Till June 30

Bhubaneswar: In what could come as a relief for vehicle owners in Odisha, the State Transport Authority (STA) has extended the validity period of learner’s license (LL) and Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate till June 30 in the wake of Coronavirus lockdown. The move came close on the heels of extension of validity of documents […]

COVID-19 Outbreak: Fake Handwash & Sanitizer Manufacturing Unit Busted In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A joint team of Directorate of Drugs Controller and Special Task Force of Commissionerate Police busted a fake handwash and sanitizer manufacturing unit in Jharpara area of the capital city here on Monday. Also Read: Fake Cough Syrup Smuggling: Odisha Police Busts Factory In Gujarat, 2 Arrested Acting on a tip-off, Drugs Inspectors Sudarsan Biswal, […]

Coronavirus Lockdown: Traders Charging Higher Prices For Essential Commodities, Admits Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Traders are selling essential commodities at exorbitant prices during the Coronavirus lockdown period in Odisha, admitted State Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister, Ranendra Pratap Swain on Monday. Swain said that there are reports of traders charging more for several commodities and we appeal them to refrain from doing so. “We are not going […]

'Odisha govt on toes for migrant workers, zero tolerance for lockdown violators'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today claimed to have initiated all necessary measures to mitigate the unintended impact of Covid-19 lockdown on over 1.2 lakh migrant workers from Odisha stranded in as many as 5-states. Informing about the State’s response to the emerging grave crisis of migrant workers stuck outside Odisha, Subroto Bagchi, State government’s Covid-19 spokesperson, […]

58 Persons Returned From Vrindavan Placed Under Quarantine In Odisha

Rourkela: Complying with the strict enforcement of regulations to stop the spread of Coronavirus, the district administration in Rourkela on Monday placed as many as 58 persons under quarantine. As per reports, all the passengers including the driver and helper of a bus returned from Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh underwent health check-up at the Rourkela […]

Newborn 'Stolen' From Odisha Hospital Rescued, Couple Arrested From Andhra Pradesh

Gajapati: More than a week after a newborn boy was allegedly stolen from the district headquarters hospital (DHH) here, Paralakhemundi Police rescued the infant and arrested a couple from Andhra Pradesh in connection with the case. The accused couple has been arrested from Bathili area in Andhra Pradesh and the newborn has been rescued, informed […]

COVID-19: Odisha CM Urges PM Modi To Grant Rs 380 Crore Unemployment Grant For MGNREGA Workers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction an amount of Rs 380.39 crore as unemployment allowance to 36,10,797 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) workers of the State who have lost their livelihood during the ongoing lockdown period due to Covid-19. “While we are taking […]

Odisha Covid-19 fight: High on measures, low in surveillance?

Bhubaneswar: Undoubtedly, Odisha government has taken many pro-active and significant interventions to take on the raging novel coronovirus by its ‘protein spikes’.  However, chinks in the Covid-19 surveillance apparatus are clearly discernible in Odisha. When the State government has been regularly dishing out the total number of registrations made in the newly launched Covid-19 portal […]