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Tag: Coronavirus Lockdown

Unlock 5: Three Trains To Resume Service From Puri Today

Puri: Heavy cleaning and sanitation drive are currently being carried out at Puri Railway Station as the East Coast Railway is scheduled to resume services of its three trains from here today. As per the data shared by the Indian Railways, three pairs of trains including Puri-Ahmedabad, Puri-Durg, and Puri-New Delhi will run from the […]

Parents Sell Gold Earrings To Buy Smartphone For Daughter's Online Classes

Cuttack: Parents dedicate their lives in the upbringing of their children and can go to unbelievable lengths to ensure happiness for their kids. It is, in fact, said that their whole life is a sacrifice for their offsprings. As the world continues to face Coronavirus pandemic, probably its toughest time in at least a century, […]

Conman Arrested For Trying To Cheat Odia Migrant In Name Of Actor Sabyasachi

Bhubaneswar: While the coronavirus-induced lockdown is unleashing miseries for thousands of migrant workers, for some it has come as an opportunity to dupe innocent people especially the migrants. Such an instance has come to fore where a conman tried to defraud an Odia migrant stranded in Coimbatore (now Koyampuththoor) using the name of Ollywood actor […]

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Girl Dies Onboard Shramik Special Train In Odisha

Bolangir: An 18-year-old girl onboard a Shramik special train died while returning to Odisha from Visakhapatnam on Sunday morning. The deceased identified RadhaKhara hailed from Boipariguda area of Koraput district. The government railway police (GRP) and railway protection force (RPF) personnel recovered the body at 6.10 AM after the train reached Bolangir station today morning. […]

Maha Shivaratri: CP Issues Traffic Advisory, Check Road Diversions In Bhubaneswar
After Rukuna Rath Yatra, Coronavirus Casts Shadow On Sithal Sasthi Of Lord Lingaraj

Bhubaneswar: After cancellation of famous Rukuna Rath Yatra, clouds of uncertainty now loom over the Sithal Sasthi Yatra of Lord Lingaraj amid 4th stage of nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. The festival which celebrates the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is scheduled for May 27 this year. The Bhubaneswar […]

Centre upset after Kerala eases lockdown restriction
MHA's Fresh Order On Lockdown 4.0: States Cannot Dilute Restrictions

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has come up with a fresh order for the states and Union Territories (UTs) instructing them “not to dilute” its guidelines issued for the lockdown 4.0 that began from Monday for two more weeks till May 31. The guidelines were about the opening up of the […]

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IIM Sambalpur Students To Write Exams From Home Using Online Proctoring System

Sambalpur: Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, the Indian Institute Of Management (IIM), Sambalpur has decided to conduct the end-term examinations of the first-year students using online proctoring systems which will allow them to write their papers from home. This will be the first-of-its-kind initiative taken by any B-Schools across the country to conduct the examinations using […]

PM Modi Interacts With CMs On Ways To Strengthen COVID-19 Containment Strategy, Boosting Economic Activities

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a fresh round of consultation with chief ministers on ways to strengthen the COVID-19 containment strategy and stepping up of economic activities in a calibrated manner as the 54-day nationwide lockdown nears an end. The large-scale movement of migrant workers from urban to rural India and […]

Sensex jumps 500 points, trades over 32,000-mark

Mumbai: The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Monday, with the BSE Sensex increasing over 500 points, to trade over the psychological 32,000-mark. The surge in the domestic market was in line with the Asian indices. Market sentiments have been boosted on hopes of reopening of the global economies. At 10.09 […]

Didi Doing Injustice To Migrants, Not Allowing Trains Ferrying Workers: Amit Shah

Kolkata: The Centre-state debate over the issue of bringing back thousands of migrant workers to West Bengal reached a new flashpoint on Saturday with Union Home Minister Amit Shah writing a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee complaining that the Centre was not getting the “expected support” from her state government in bringing back stranded […]

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Sachin Tendulkar provides financial support to 4,000 underprivileged people

New Delhi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has donated an undisclosed amount to financially help 4,000 underprivileged people, including children from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tendulkar made the donation to the Hi5 Foundation, a non-profit organisation based out of Mumbai. “Best wishes to team Hi5 for your efforts in supporting […]

Domestic Flight Operation In India To Resume By May 15: Civil Aviation Minister

New Delhi: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has informed that the domestic flight operation may resume in the country by May 15. The commercial flight services were suspended in the country following the announcement of nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 on March 24. While speaking to a national media, Puri […]

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SBI Complains To CBI As Rs 441 Crore Loan Defaulter Flees India

New Delhi: Three promoters of Ram Dev International, recently booked by the CBI for allegedly cheating a consortium of six banks to the tune of Rs 411 crore, have already fled the country before the State Bank of India reached the agency with the complaint, officials said on Saturday. The CBI had recently booked the […]

Odisha to begin Online classes for Plus II students Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has decided to switch to online teaching-learning mode to facilitate classes for Plus II second year students amid the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. “It has been decided to conduct online classes for students, especially for Class-XII students who are now at their homes due to the lockdown,” informed […]

Lina With Rilu Forever - Marriage In the Times Of A Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: It is said that marriages are made in heaven and when you are destined to meet your life partner, nothing would stop you from getting together forever. For Amarendra and Anindita, love has found its way and blended their two hearts for a lifetime in the auspicious bond of marriage. They were aware that […]

Cuttack Back On COVID-19 Map, Confirmed Cases Rise To 176 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After being in the ‘Green Zone’, Cuttack reported its second COVID-19 positive case on Tuesday. Apart from Cuttack, six more confirmed cases were reported from four other – Jajpur, Balasore, Sundergarh and Ganjam, With seven new COVID-19 cases, the total tally in Odisha has now reached 176. It is pertinent to mention here that […]

Odisha Govt Plans Model Policy To Resolve Problems Of Industries

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to formulate a model policy to resolve the problems faced by industries due to the COVID-19 lockdown, said an official on Tuesday. It was decided at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on COVID-19 situation in the state. Discussions will be held regarding the problems faced by […]

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Not Feasible To Operate With 50% Seat Occupancy: Odisha Bus Owners

Bhubaneswar: The All Odisha Private Bus Owners’ Association today decided not to ply buses in the Green Zones citing that it will be unprofitable and unfeasible to operate with 50 per cent seat occupancy as stipulated by the COVID19 lockdown guidelines. Clarifying its stance, treasurer of the association, Barada Acharya said though Odisha government was […]

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Odisha Govt Allows Plying Of Buses In Green Zones

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to the confusion over the movement of buses during the extended lockdown period, Odisha government today announced that buses will be allowed to ply on both intra-district and inter-district routes in Green zones of the State. The bus services will, however, remain prohibited in Orange and Red zones, clarified Special Relief […]

Recovery Rate Improved, Lockdown 3.0 To Reap Good Results: Health Minister

New Delhi: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Sunday said at least 682 patients were cured of the highly contagious novel coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours. This has taken the recovery rate in the country up to 26.59 per cent. In a statement, the Ministry said: “So far, a total of […]

After Bus Mishaps, Odisha To Change Route To Bring Prabasi Odias

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Sunday decided to change the route to bring Prabasi Odias from Surat who are stranded in different parts of the country due to COVID-19 lockdown. The move comes in the wake of two accidents in Kandhamal district involving buses engaged in transporting Prabasi Odias from Surat in Gujarat in less than […]

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Bus Carrying Migrants From Surat To Odisha Overturns In Maharashtra, 5 Injured

Maharashtra: As many as five persons were injured after the bus ferrying migrants from Surat to Odisha’s Ganjam district overturned near Karanja on Nagpur-Amravati National Highway (NH) in Maharashtra on Sunday. All the injured including two bus staff and three migrants have been admitted to the nearby Karanja hospital in Maharashtra, said sources. The bus […]

Lockdown 3.0: Odisha Identifies 12 Border Checkpoints For Returning Migrants

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has identified 12 border checkpoints through which its migrants left stranded in other states due to the nationwide lockdown can enter their native state by road, an official said on Saturday. The returnees and those passing through are required to enter the state only from these points. Officials at these checkpoints, […]

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'Master Chef: India' Finalist, Husband Dead In 'Murder-Suicide': US Prosecutor

New York: A “Master Chef: India” finalist Garima Kothari, whose restaurant had closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and her husband have died “in an apparent murder-suicide,” according to a prosecutor in New Jersey. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said that police found Garima, 35, who was five-months pregnant, dead in her residence in Jersey […]

Centre Gives Broad Hints Of Extending COVID-19 Lockdown Beyond May 3 But With 'Considerable Relaxations'

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday gave clear indications that the ongoing nationwide lockdown will be extended beyond May 3 but with “considerable relaxations” to people and services in “many districts”. The Ministry of Home Affairs, however, said there was a need to maintain a strict lockdown till May 3 so that the gains are […]