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Coronavirus: Odisha Logs 2775 New Recoveries

Bhubaneswar: The total recovered cases of novel-Coronavirus in Odisha touched 235763 after 2775 more patients recuperated from the disease on Wednesday. As per information by the State Health department, maximum number of Covid-19 recoveries were reported from Khordha where as many as 500 patients were declared free of the virus. Apart from Khordha, a total […]

Cruise Ship Linked To 700 COVID19 Cases & 21 Deaths In Australia, Lawsuit Launched

Sydney: The Ruby Princess cruise ship, which docked in Sydney in March and has been linked to 700 COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths in Australia, will be the subject of a class-action lawsuit announced on Friday. Shine Lawyers has filed a class action against Carnival Plc and Princess Cruise Lines Ltd, saying that the cruise […]

Centre Deploys Teams In Over 50 Districts, Municipal Bodies Including 5 In Odisha With High COVID Caseload

New Delhi: With several districts and municipal bodies across the country witnessing a spurt in coronavirus cases, the Union Health Ministry has deployed high-level central teams in as many as 50 districts/municipal bodies including 5 in Odisha to assist the local administrations in containment and management of COVID-19 outbreak. These multi-disciplinary teams are helping the states […]

COVID-19 Crisis: Centre To Use Rs 3,100 Crore From PM-CARES For Ventilators, Migrants' Welfare

New Delhi: The Centre allocated Rs 3,100 crore from the PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund on Wednesday evening to fight against COVID-19. The bulk of it, Rs 2,000 crore, will be spent to buy ventilators, while a significant Rs 1,000 crore is being earmarked for the migrant labourers. […]

Railway has subsidised 85 per cent fare for migrant workers: BJP

New Delhi: The BJP said on Monday the railways has subsidised 85 per cent of ticket fare for special trains being run to transport migrant workers and the state government has to pay the remaining 15 per cent, soon after the Congress attacked the central government over the issue. The state government concerned can also […]

Congress to bear cost of rail travel of every needy migrant worker: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday said its state units will bear the cost of rail travel of needy migrant workers and labourers stranded at their workplaces due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown and seeking to return home. Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a statement announced the party’s decision and said this would be the Congress’ […]

Puri Rath Yatra Held Even During 1918 Flu Pandemic: Srimandir Servitors’ Body

Puri: As clouds of uncertainty continue to loom over the annual Rath Yatra in Puri this year in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Daitapati Nijog (servitors’ body) of Srimandir today suggested that the Odisha government can organise the festival in a restricted manner. In a letter to CM Naveen Patnaik, the servitor […]

COVID-19 Cases In US Crosses 1 Million, Fatalities 58000

Washington: The number of people infected by the coronavirus in the United States crossed one million and the fatalities jumped to nearly 59,000, but several states initiated the process to reopen their economies amidst signs of decline in both new cases and deaths. We continue to pray for the victims as well as for those […]

Global death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 200,000

Washington: Global coronavirus deaths have surpassed the 200000 mark, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday morning, there were a total of 202,846 fatalities across the globe, the university’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update. The US currently accounts for the highest number of fatalities at 53,755. It […]

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Price Crash Brings No Relief: Oilcos Keep Fuel Prices Unchanged For 40 Days

New Delhi: This is one reform initiative of the government that has not yielded the desired results on the ground. A collapse in global crude oil prices was widely believed to provide relief to consumers by way of sharply lower retail price of petrol and diesel. But the reality has turned out to be something […]

Indian SMEs To Benefit From Alibaba Cloud's $30 Million Anti-COVID Programme

Bengaluru: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in India are set to benefit from a $30 million global “anti-COVID” programme that Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, launched on Thursday. The “Global SME Enablement Programme” will provide cloud technology relief to both new and existing SME customers of the company […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Odias Among 40 Wedding Attendees Stuck In A House In Telangana

Hyderabad: As many as 40 people from Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, who went to Telangana’s Sangareddy district to attend a wedding, are stuck with the host at his house for over a month since the declaration of nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. A total of 46 persons, including six family members of the host are living in […]

Coronavirus Will Be With Us For A Long Time: WHO Chief

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) Chief said on Wednesday that the coronavirus continues to be extremely dangerous and will remain for a long time. “Make no mistake: We have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, said at the daily briefing […]

India's COVID-19 death toll reaches 590, total cases mount to 18601
India's COVID-19 death toll reaches 590, total cases mount to 18601

New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 590 and the number of cases climbed to 18,601 on Tuesday, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 14,759 while 3,251 people have been cured and discharged, and one patient has migrated, the ministry said. The total number […]

Union Minister Pratap Sarangi Urges Odisha CM To Hold Consultations Before Deciding On Puri Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to ensure consultations with Puri Shankaracharya, Gajapati Maharaja and others before the nature and scale of the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath is decided in view of the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to the chief minister, Sarangi appreciated the efforts of the […]

Odisha Fights Coronavirus: 13 Teams Formed For COVID-19 Sample Collection In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With Bhubaneswar turning into a Covid-19 hotspot, efforts have now been stepped up for testing of samples from affected pockets. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today constituted 13 special teams for the collections of samples for COVID-19 tests in different places in the capital city. As per reports, the teams comprising doctors, teachers, police personnel […]

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Sri Lanka offers to host IPL 2020

Colombo: Sri Lanka has offered to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which has now been indefinitely suspended by the BCCI due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 IPL edition was slated to start from March 29 but with the coronavirus outbreak it was first deferred till April 15 and […]

Odisha to have 36 dedicated hospitals for COVID-19 patients soon: Official

Bhubaneswar: Amid spurt in coronavirus cases, the Odisha government is set to have 36 dedicated hospitals soon for treatment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) patients, an official said on Wednesday. These hospitals covering all the 30 districts of the state will have a combined bed capacity of 6,000, he said. As of now, “20 exclusive COVID hospitals” […]

COVID-19: Railways to make 30K PPE in April, 1 lakh in May to meet demand

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Wednesday said that it plans to supply 30,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical professionals across the country amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by April-end. The national transporter also said that it plans to manufacture one lakh PPE in May. Also Read: Odisha’s COVID-19 Fight: Corona Warriors Grapple […]

IPL 2020 postponed indefinitely after Covid-19 lockdown extension

New Delhi: The Indian Premier Leagues (IPL) 13th edition has been indefinitely postponed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced an extension of the current nationwide lockdown till May 3. Speaking to IANS, a BCCI functionary said that the current situation calls for an indefinite postponement and the franchises have been informed about the […]

'Ayushman Yojana' Beneficiaries Eligible For Free COVID19 Testing In Pvt Labs: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday modified its April 8 order which asked the private labs to conduct free COVID19 testing for “economically weaker sections” who are enrolled as ‘Ayushman Yojana’ beneficiaries as well as under other government schemes. The SC said it never intended to make testing free for those who can […]

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COVID-19 Lockdown Extension: PM Modi To Address The Nation Tomorrow, Here's What To Expect

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Tuesday morning at 10 am. He is likely to announce the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown extension and the exemptions to be imposed nationwide, if any, during the address. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) took to Twitter to announce, “Prime Minister @narendramodi will address the nation […]

Thieves Get Free Run In Bhubaneswar As Police Gets Busy In Corona Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: When all of India is under lockdown in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak, thieves dared the Commissionerate Police in Bhubaneswar by allegedly stealing valuables worth lakhs of Rupees from two households in the city early this morning. As per reports, some miscreants entered the house of one Nalinikanta Behera in Bairagi Nagar area under […]

Post COVID-19, Demand For Cybersecurity To Rise In India

New Delhi: Digitisation in India will dramatically rise in a post COVID-19 scenario which in turn will increase demand for greater cybersecurity and privacy, experts said on Saturday. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, as businesses are still coping up, cybersecurity is being seen as a core technology to keep companies secure as they go online and […]