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Home Minister Amit Shah Tests COVID-19 Positive, Hospitalised

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and has been admitted to hospital. Shah took to Twitter and informed about the development. “I was displaying symptoms of the disease, so decided to undergo a test. My health is fine, but as per the doctor’s advice, I have been hospitalised […]

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Odisha’s COVID-19 Tally Nears 35000-Mark With New 1434 Cases

Bhubaneswar: A day after registering biggest single-day spike of over 1600 COVID-19 cases, Odisha reported 1434 new positives in the last 24 hours. With this, the COVID-19 tally in the State reached 34,913 on Sunday. Of the total new cases, maximum 320 cases were reported from Ganjam district followed by Khurda (218), Rayagada (197) and […]

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COVID-19: ‘Super Spreader’ From Bhubaneswar Infected 41 People

Bhubaneswar: With stage set for reopening of markets to give an impetus to economy in Unlock 3, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has urged people to be ‘extra cautious’ specially in crowded markets. The word of caution comes from BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary who informed that a COVID-19 positive patient, a vegetable trader at Aiginia […]

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Odisha Unlock3: Shopping Malls To Reopen In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Further reopening economic activities, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation authorities on Saturday allowed reopening of shopping malls in the city that have been shut down since the last four months in the wake of Covid19 pandemic. Though the malls have been granted permission to open, several activities have been prohibited in order to prevent the […]

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Odisha Reports Biggest Daily Spike Of 1602 New COVID-19 Cases, Toll Rises To 187

Bhubaneswar: After an unprecedented increase in positive cases and fatalities in July, Odisha continued to witness an upward trend in the COVID-19 graph with a record single-day spike of 1602 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the COVID-19 tally in the State reached 33,479 on Sunday. #Big_Breaking #Odisha reports 1602 #COVID19 positive […]

Odisha Unlock 3: Schools, Colleges, Cinema Halls & Bars To Remain Shut

Bhubaneswar: After Centre released its Unlock 3 guidelines, the Odisha government on Friday came up with detailed norms for the reopening of activities. These guidelines will be applicable till August 31. Citing that it is complex to balance between Unlocking while maintaining restrictions to prevent COVID19 spread, Odisha Chief Secretary said “we have to reopen […]

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Odisha Records 1499 New COVID-19 Cases, Death Toll Rises To 177

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continues to witness a steep rise in the coronavirus curve with the detection of 1499 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the COVID-19 tally in the State reached 31877 on Friday. This apart, 8 more positive patients have succumbed to the virus. #COVID death toll in #Odisha rises to 177 […]

COVID-19 Claims 9 Lives In Last 24 Hours, Toll Mouths To 216
Odisha’s COVID-19 Fatality Rate 3rd Lowest In Country: Health Ministry

Bhubaneswar: Even though there has been a sharp increase in positive cases since July 1, the COVID-19 case fatality rate (CFR) in Odisha is the third lowest in the country. As per the Health Ministry, India’s case fatality rate has been falling and from 3.33% in June it has now dipped to 2.21%. 24 States […]

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Odisha Coronavirus Update: Cases Cross 30K-Mark, 10 More Succumb

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 1203 new cases of coronavirus infection and ten more deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. As per State I&PR Department, Covid-19 tally in Odisha rose to 30378 while the death toll increased to 169. Active cases have surged to 11235 while recoveries remain at 18938. Among the fresh cases […]

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COVID-19 Unlock 3: Night Curfew Withdrawn, Schools, Colleges To Remain Shut

With the current Unlock 2.0/Lockdown coming to an end on July 31, the Centre is going to lift several restrictions in Unlock 3.0. As per the new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Night curfew has been withdrawn during COVID-19 Unlock 3, while schools, colleges and educational institutions will remain shut till the […]

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New Education Policy 2020: 10+2 Structure To Change, MPhil Courses To Be Discontinued

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Education Ministry on Wednesday released the New Education Policy (NEP) which ensures major reforms in higher education and has set a target of 50% gross enrollment ration by 2035 and provision for multiple entry and exit. As per the NEP, the 10+2 system will be divided into 5+3+3+4 format. The NEP changes […]

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Odisha registers 1068 new COVID19 cases, tally jumps to 29175

Bhubaneswar: The spread of coronavirus infection continues unabated in Odisha with the State registering 1068 new cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total case tally to 29175. The State also recorded five more Covid-19 related deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 159. The deaths were reported one each from Balasore, Puri, […]

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Tiger Census: Odisha Scores Zero In Four Years!

Bhubaneswar: Being a home to nearly 70 per cent of the world’s tiger population, India has achieved its target of doubling the count of big cats much ahead of the 2022-deadline. Unfortunately, Odisha has no contribution in this feat achieved by India as the fourth iteration of the All India Tiger Estimation (AITE) conducted in […]

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Bhubaneswar Sees Over 1100 COVID-19 Cases In A Week With Another Record Surge

Bhubaneswar: The month of July is now giving jitters to the health officials as well as local residents owing to a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Bhubaneswar. What is more worrying is the fact that the smart city has reported over 1,100 COVID-19 cases in just seven days with another record surge of 215 […]

Symptoms Poor Marker For COVID-19 Infections, Effective Testing Programme Essential To Trace Transmission
Odisha Reports 1215 New COVID-19 Cases, Tally Breaches 28K Mark

Bhubaneswar: Odisha recorded 1215 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total positive tally to 28107, informed State health department. Of the fresh cases, 753 have been detected from various quarantine centres while 462 are local contact cases. #CoronaWatch Total #Covid19 tally in #Odisha crosses 28K mark with 1215 new positives today. […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Human Trial Of Covaxin Begins At Sum Hospital In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With COVID-19 cases rising exponentially in Bhubaneswar, the much awaited human trial of the vaccine against Coronavirus began at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital here on Monday. Covaxin, the vaccine being developed by Bharat Biotech, was administered to several persons who had volunteered to be part of the trial, informed Dr. E.Venkat […]

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COVID-19: Odisha Registers Big Spike With 1503 Positive Cases; 7 More Succumb

Bhubaneswar: Odisha recorded 1503 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total positive tally to 26892, as per the State health department. The State also saw 7 casualties during the same period. Of the fresh cases, 1002 have been detected from various quarantine centres while 501 are local contact cases. Ganjam district […]

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Covid Count Nears 2000-Mark In Bhubaneswar, Contact Cases Worry For Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: The tally of novel-Coronavirus cases inched closer to 2000 mark in Bhubaneswar with 163 persons testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. The total count of the SARS-nCoV infections under the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation now stands at 1,991. Of the total 163 cases detected in the last 24 hours, 104 were […]

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Odisha Reports 1376 New COVID-19 Positive Cases, 10 Deaths In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 1376 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positives and death toll in the State to 25,389 and 140, respectively. Highest of 484 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from Ganjam district followed by Khurda (187 cases), Keonjhar (103 cases), Cuttack (75 […]

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Odisha Allows Family Members Of COVID19 Victims To See Dead Bodies

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday announced a significant change in the management of dead bodies of Covid-l9 patients by allowing the bereaved family members to see the bodies of their loved ones, who succumb to the virus. In a letter to all Collectors & Municipal Corporations, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) ordered, “If family […]

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Odisha Reports Over 1200 COVID-19 Cases For Third Consecutive Day

Bhubaneswar: As many as 1320 new coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours in Odisha, taking the State’s COVID-19 tally to 24013 on Saturday. This is for the third consecutive day that State continued to register 1200-plus COVID-19 cases. Ganjam district reported highest of 560 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours […]

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COVID-19 Spike: 850 Additional Beds For COVID Care In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With COVID-19 cases exploding in Bhubaneswar, the focus of administration is now on augmenting resources to deal with the emergency situation. A total of 850 additional beds including 31 ICU beds for COVID care will come up at various dedicated hospitals within the jurisdiction of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) soon. Bhubaneswar witnessed a steep […]

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Odisha's Grim Day Improves With Record COVID19 Recoveries

Bhubaneswar: After registering a record single-day spike of 1,594 new Covid-19 cases, Odisha on Friday witnessed significant recoveries with 808 patients recuperating from the disease. With this, the total recoveries in the State reached 15200. The active cases in the State now stand at 7,339. #BIG_BREAKING HIGHEST single-day #COVID19 recoveries in #Odisha 808 #COVID19 patients […]

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Odisha Records Big Spike In COVID-19 Tally, 1594 New Cases & 6 Deaths Reported In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: A day after witnessing 1264 COVID-19 cases, Odisha reported yet another record spike with 1594 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total coronavirus infection tally in Odisha reached 22693 on Friday. This is the third consecutive day that the State has reported 1000-plus COVID-19 cases. Of the new cases, 1067 […]

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Odisha Chasing Coronavirus, Preparing 6-Month Vision Document: Official

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha is witnessing a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, the state is well prepared as it is now chasing the coronavirus from house-to house. Additional Chief Secretary (Health Department), Pradipta Mohapatra today assured the people that there is no need to panic even though COVID-19 cases are increasing. “The surge in positive […]

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Odisha Sees Biggest Single-Day COVID-19 Spike, Tally Breaches 21k-Mark

Bhubaneswar: Odisha logged a record 1264 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the State rose to 21,099, informed I&PR department on Thursday. This apart, 6 more have succumbed to the virus, pushing the death toll to 114. Of the new cases, 847 were reported […]

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Half Of Bargarh To Go Under Shutdown Following Spike In COVID Cases

Bargarh: In view of the mounting COVID positive cases in Bargarh, the district administration has decided to impose shutdown in half of the district. The restrictions will begin tonight from 9:00 PM and will continue till 9:00 PM of July 28. As per reports, earlier the district administration had announced to enforce the shutdown till […]

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Odisha To Reduce School Syllabus For 2020-21 academic session: Minister

(Update): The Odisha government on August 26 made an announcement to reduce the syllabus for Class 1 to 12 students by 30 per cent for the 2020-21 academic session. Read The Story: Odisha School Syllabus For Class 1-12 Slashed By 30% For 2020-21 Bhubaneswar: With uncertainty looming large over the resumption of classes in schools […]

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Covid Vaccine In India Likely By 2020 End! Odisha CM Holds Talks With Serum Institute CEO

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik talked to Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute over a video call today to discuss on progress of Covid vaccine. The Chief Minister expressed happiness that Serum Institute has partnered with Oxford University to develop Covid vaccine and sought his cooperation to begin early vaccination in Odisha once necessary […]

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Odisha Sees Over 1000 New COVID-19 Cases, Tally Nears 20k-Mark

Bhubaneswar: Odisha saw over 1000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its tally close to 20,000. The total positive count rose to 19835 with the detection of 1078 new cases. While 721 cases were detected from quarantine centres, record 357 cases are local contacts. Of the fresh cases, a whopping 371 people […]

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COVID-19: Odisha Increases Retirement Age Of Doctors

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision which could have been brought about by expectations that the COVID-19 battle is going to a long haul, Odisha government on Tuesday enhanced the retirement age of doctors. Announcing the decision, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the retirement age of Medical Officers of OHMS cadre & Allopathic Insurance […]

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Odisha Registers 58 per cent drop in Motor Vehicle Revenue

Bhubaneswar: Even though activity has started to pick up as compared to a couple of months back, it is nowhere near normal. Confirming the pattern, Odisha government registered a drop of nearly 58 per cent in motor vehicle revenue in the quarter from April to June, 2020. As per the data released by Odisha State […]

Malkangiri Makes 7-Day Home Isolation Mandatory For Visitors From Outside Odisha
Odisha logs 647 new Covid-19 cases, tally jumps to 18757

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Tuesday reported 647 new cases of coronavirus taking the overall positive case tally in the State to 18757. Of the total cases, 431 were detected from various quarantine facilities while the remaining 216 cases are local contacts. The highest number of 225 cases were reported from Ganjam followed by 84 from Cuttack, […]

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End Of An Era: Veteran Actor Bijay Mohanty No More

Bhubaneswar: Right from the 1970s till date, if Odia cine industry had a man for all seasons, it would be none other than Bijay Mohanty, an icon of Odia cinema and an entire acting school in himself. The veteran actor passed away today at the age of 70 not only creating a void in the […]

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COVID-19: Green Signal To Plasma Therapy In Worst-Hit Ganjam District

Bhubaneswar: With early trends showing positive results, Odisha government on Monday announced that plasma therapy will be extended to Ganjam district which has been worst-hit by COVID-19 pandemic. After reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the district via video-conferencing, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that convalescent plasma therapy will begin at Tata COVID hospital in […]

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ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020 Postponed

As per International Cricket Council (ICC) official release, Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 scheduled to be held in Australia has been postponed officially due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At today’s meeting of the IBC Board (the commercial subsidiary of the ICC), windows for the next three ICC men’s events were also agreed to bring […]

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Covid-19 Cases Cross 18000-Mark In Odisha With 673 New Positives, 6 More Succumb

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 tally in Odisha rose to 18,110 with 673 new positive cases while the death toll mounted to 97 as six more succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, as per the I&PR Department on Monday. “Regret to inform the demise of six Covid positive patients while under treatment in hospitals,” […]

Bank timing revised in lockdown districts and Rourkela
Lockdown: New Bank Timings In 4 Districts & RMC From Today

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of 14-day lockdown in Ganjam, Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur districts and Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC), the Odisha government has asked all the banks in the concerned places to reschedule their working hours. In an order issued by the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) yesterday, all banks under the four districts and RMC have […]

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COVID Impact - No Ganesh Puja In Cuttack This Year, Uncertainty Also Looms Over Dussehra

Cuttack: It seems the Covid pandemic which is yet to show any signs of receding will also play spoilsport on the most joyous part of the year, the festive season at least for people of Odisha. The Ganesh Puja which generally marks the beginning of festive season will not be held in Cuttack this year […]

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COVID-19 Death Toll Rises To 91 In Odisha; Positive Cases Reach 17437

Bhubaneswar:  COVID-19 claimed five more lives, taking the death toll in Odisha to 91 on Sunday. While three persons succumbed to COVID-19 in Ganjam district, two more deaths have been reported from Sundergarh and Jagatsinghpur district, informed Health and Family Welfare department on Sunday. 5 more #COVID19 deaths in #Odisha 70-year-old female of Ganjam 44-year-old […]

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