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Coronavirus Impact: FM Sitharaman Relaxes IT, GST Deadline Till June 30, Waives Off ATM Charges

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced the extension of the deadline for filing income tax returns and Goods and Services Tax- GST returns till June 30. Furthermore, the government has reduced charges for digital trade transactions and ATM cash withdrawals to promote online financial transactions at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Odisha Fights Coronavirus: Anganwadi Centres To Remain Closed Till April 30

Bhubaneswar: Stepping up its shutdown measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, Odisha government has ordered for a complete lockdown in the State. As a precautionary measure, the State government has also extended the closure of Anganwadi centres till April 30. Earlier the government had closed the centres till March 31. In a letter […]

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Odisha Lockdown Complete, Curfew, Sec 144 in high-risk cities next?

Bhubaneswar: A day after declaring its Covid-19 plan, the State government on Tuesday brought the whole of the State under lockdown.  The speed of bringing the whole state under lockdown was quite swift –  within 72 hours of phase -1 lockdown. What next? The way the State government has been announcing a series of interventions […]

Covid-19 updates: Odisha CM donates salary, Modi thanks SAARC nation
Battling COVID-19: Odisha CM Shows The Way, Donates 3 Months' Salary & Urges All To Do Their Bit

Odisha to enforce lockdown in all its 30 districts from midnight. SAARC nations stand in solidarity as PM expresses gratitude for contribution to COVID-19 emergency fund. Government of India says Corporates can spend social funds on measures to battle coronavirus. Bhubaneswar: With a lockdown in force and government gearing up its machinery to combat the […]

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COVID-19 Fightback: Entire Odisha To Go Under Lockdown From Midnight Today Till March 29

Bhubaneswar: All 30 districts of Odisha will be placed under complete lockdown from midnight today in view of the outbreak of novel-Coronavirus disease in India and abroad. Addressing an urgent presser here, Odisha government’s COVID-19 Spokesman Subroto Bagchi informed that the remaining 16 districts of the State will also go under lockdown till midnight of […]

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Fighting Coronavirus: Odisha Govt Suspends Intra-State, City Bus Services

Bhubaneswar: Stepping up the measures to fight coronavirus pandemic, the Odisha government on Monday suspended all intra-state bus services (both inter region and intra region) with effect from tomorrow. The intra-state bus services will remain suspended until further orders, the State Transport Authority (STA) informed a day after the State government suspended all interstate bus services […]

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Odisha lays out Covid-19 plan, Lockdowns to prevent n-CoV becoming epidemic in State

Bhubaneswar: With a clear objective to prevent the novel coronavirus from growing into an epidemic in Odisha, the State government on Monday decided to impose lockdown in 9 more districts taking the total to 14. In order to make the lockdown really meaningful, the State government today took many major decisions. The inter-state bus movements […]

COVID-19 update: IISER, ITI jointly produce hand sanitisers for Odisha
Fighting Coronavirus: IISER, ITI produce hand sanitisers for Odisha govt employees

Berhampur: Amid coronavirus outbreak, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur and Industrial Training Institute (ITI) here have jointly produced hand sanitisers for distribution to Odisha government employees who are on duty during this crisis. Applauding the efforts, Odisha Skill Development Authority said, “Whenever a disaster has struck us, our Skilled In […]

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COVID-19 Positive Cases In India Rise To 415, Govt Warns Of Legal Action Against Lockdown Violators

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The cases seem to be rising rapidly. While Monday morning, the total number of active coronavirus positive cases in India was 359, including the foreign nationals, as day progressed the Union Health Ministry said the total positive cases has reached 415, after 19 fresh cases were reported. According to data available on Health […]

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Coronavirus Curbs: CESU Closes Collection Counters, Urges To Make Online Payment

Bhubaneswar: The Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) in Odisha has announced to close down all its collection counters in districts of Khurda, Kendrapara, Angul & Puri Municipality areas from Mar 23 to 29 as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 outbreak. It has urged all its consumers to use the online payment facility instead of […]

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Lord Jagannath in lockdown for 144-yrs, Covid-19 lockdown mere 8-days: Bagchi

Bhubaneswar: In tandem with the Indian Railways decision to cancel all train services, barring the freight carrying ones, till March 31, Odisha government on Sunday announced cancellation of inter-state bus services till further orders. Informing this important policy decision in his regular press briefing, the state government’s chief Covid-19 spokesperson, Subroto Bagchi, said, “Odisha government […]

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Odisha still not off the Covid-19 hook, 28 still in hospital isolation!

Bhubaneswar: Even as quiet, not restiveness, rules the air on Sunday in Odisha, when the double play of Janta curfew and lockdown have been put in to lock in the local transmission of novel coronavirus, the Covid-19 numbers in Odisha are seemingly not that quiet today. Though the State has till date reported only 2 […]

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Coronavirus: Restrictions Clamped On Private Vehicles During Lockdown Period In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government revised its order to restrict the movement of people during the temporary lockdown period which came into effect from March 22 (today) as a precautionary measure against coronavirus. As per the latest order, no private vehicles will be permitted to ply during the lockdown period in five districts and nine towns till […]

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Janta Curfew and Lockdown In Odisha: Passengers Stranded At Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: With several States now going for temporary lockdowns to contain the spread of coronavirus, there seems to be a rush among air travellers to return to their homes. Though people across the country are supporting ‘Janta Curfew’, many passengers were left stranded at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Apart from […]

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Coronavirus: Indian Railways cancels all passenger, express trains till March 31

In view of the increasing number of coronavirus patients in the country, the national transporter on Sunday announced stopping all the trains, except the goods trains, till March 31. Rajesh Dutt Bajpai, Executive Director, Ministry of Railways, in a statement said, “No train except goods train will be run up to midnight hrs of March […]

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China-style lockdown in Odisha to thwart local transmission of Covid-19 in State!

Bhubaneswar: When the coronavirus count is getting bigger every day in the country, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a near lockdown for 5 districts and 8 towns till March 29. The unprecedented decision of Odisha makes it the second state after Maharashtra to take this extraordinary step to combat the growing novel coronavirus cases […]

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Covid-19 Outbreak: IAS IPS Officers In Odisha Lead From The Front

Bhubaneswar: As the Coronavirus crisis begins to deepen, Odisha bureaucrats seem to be setting an example for others to follow. A few IAS and IPS officers whose children have returned from abroad in the last few days, have shifted themselves to government guest houses to prevent themselves and consequently others from getting infected. The officers […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Odd-Even Formula Evokes Mixed Response In Odisha

Bhubaneswar/ Cuttack: Prevention is better than cure and holds the key to check the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Taking cue from this adage, Odisha government’s entire focus is now on restricting ‘unrestricted’ movement and congregation of people. Ahead of the Janata Curfew clarion by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow, several district administrations on Saturday […]

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Coronavirus Restrictions: Here Is The List Of Shops That Will Remain Closed

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is not leaving any stone unturned to contain the spread of coronavirus and has now imposed temporary restrictions on a number of services apart from ordering the closure of educational and commercial establishments across the State. With ‘social distancing’ the key to fight against coronavirus, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday issued […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: No Passenger Trains To Ply During 'Janata Curfew' On Mar 22

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Friday informed that no passenger train will be allowed to begin its journey from its originating station between 4 AM and 10 PM on March 22 (Sunday) in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for a ‘janata curfew’ amid the novel coronavirus scare. The ECoR, however, said […]

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Odisha Fights Coronavirus: Odd-Even Rule For Public Transport In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to restrict unwarranted travel and foster social distancing, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday decided to enforce the odd-even rule for public transport vehicles under its jurisdiction as part of the strategy to contain the coronavirus outbreak. As per the decision, public transport vehicles like buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws having odd registration […]

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Coronavirus: Odisha Inches Towards Complete Lockdown, Restaurants, Bars, Eateries Shut

Bhubaneswar: With social distancing the top priority in the ongoing fight against Coronavirus, Odisha government on Friday ordered another phase of lockdown in the larger interest of the people in the State. As per the advisory issued by the General Administration & Public Grievance Department, all the stand-alone restaurants, bars, coffee shops, canteens, eateries of […]

Jagannath Temple funds from Yes Bank to Union Bank
After Yes Bank Crisis, SJTA Says Yes To Union Bank Of India To Park Srimandir Funds

Puri: A day after Yes Bank remitted Rs 389-crore fixed deposit account of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration in Puri, to State Bank of India, the admin today revealed that Srimandir funds will be kept in Union Bank of India (UBI). Informing the same, SJTA administrator (development) Ajay Kumar Jena said that both the Lord Jagannath […]

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Odisha tests 2nd Covid-19 positive, State's Quarantine policy goes for a toss!

Bhubaneswar: In utter disregard to Odisha government’s all-out war to break the Covid-19 transmission cycle, the second Covid-19 positive case in the State has heightened the risk of spread of novel coronavirus cases. The State nodal Covid-19 cell learnt the nCoV positive patient has come in contact with as many as 46 persons. This incident […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Odisha Urges RBI To Ensure Cash Availability In Banks, ATMs

Bhubaneswar: The entire focus of the Odisha government is now on containing the outbreak of Coronavirus and the State Finance department on Friday urged Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to ensure availability of sufficient cash in banks & ATMs In a letter to RBI’s regional director in Bhubaneswar, the State Finance Department Secretary cum-DIF, PK […]

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