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Tag: Covid 19 Crisis

Cuttack Boy Sells Tea On Cycle To Support His Family
Cuttack Boy Sells Tea On Cycle To Support His Family

Dipu’s father, Suresh Choudhary was running a tea stall at Keuta Sahi in Choudhury Bazar of the city for the past 50 years. But after the imposition of lockdown last year, Suresh had to close his tea shop which pushed the family to a severe financial crisis.

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Battered By Covid Crisis, Melody Artistes In Odisha Plead For Financial Aid From Govt

Cuttack: Odisha Melody Association on Wednesday urged the State government to extend financial assistance to artistes engaged in the profession to ride out the crisis that has arisen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The association members alleged that the artistes have remained jobless for the last eight months since the outbreak of the […]

COVID-19 Restrictions Leave Odisha Coolies In Lurch
COVID-19 Restrictions Leave Odisha Porters In Lurch

Berhampur: The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdowns and shutdowns are having a devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of people. With limited sources of income and deducted salaries, people belonging to middle class and lower middle class are suffering to make the ends meet and coolies (porters) in Odisha’s Ganjam district are no exception. […]

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Rakul Preet Singh Fears Losing On Big Projects In Bollywood Due To COVID-19 Crisis

Rakul Preet Singh started her journey in Bollywood through Yaariyan in 2014. But she has always been busier in Telugu and Tamil cinema. In the last two years however, the actress seems to have taken her career in the Hindi film industry quite seriously. She was last seen in Milap Zaveri’s Marjavaan which also starred […]

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Sri Lanka seeks USD 1.1 bn currency swap facility from India amidst depleting forex reserves

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested India to provide a special USD 1.1 billion currency swap facility to boost the country’s draining foreign exchange reserves in view of the economic slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rajapaksa’s office said that the new request is in addition to the USD 400 million amount Sri […]

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman LIVE: States' Borrowing Limits To Be Increased For 2020-21 From 3% To 5%, State Level Reforms On Focus

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced the last tranche of Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package to boost the economy amid the COVID-19 crisis. She announced seven areas to focus on – MGNREGA, health and education-related steps, business and COVID, decriminalisation of Companies Act, ease of doing business, public sector enterprises and […]

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India's Unemployment Rate Soars To 27.11% Amid COVID-19 Crisis: CMIE

Mumbai: The COVID-19 crisis has led to a spike in the country’s unemployment rate to 27.11 per cent for the week ended May 3, up from the under 7 per cent level before the start of the pandemic in mid-March, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has said. The Mumbai-based think tank said the […]

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RBI announces Rs 50,000 cr special liquidity facility for mutual funds

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Monday announced a Rs 50,000 crore special liquidity facility for mutual fund, days after Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund decided to close six debt schemes. In a statement, the central bank said heightened volatility in capital markets in reaction to COVID-19 has imposed liquidity strains on mutual funds (MFs), […]

FinMin freezes increment on DA, DR for central govt employees, pensioners
Finance Ministry freezes increment on DA, DR for central govt employees, pensioners

New Delhi: The finance ministry on Thursday decided to put on hold increment in dearness allowance (DA) for 50 lakh central government employees and 61 lakh pensioners till July 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis. “In view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19, it has been decided that additional instalment of dearness allowance payable […]

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COVID-19: 11 Cities In Maharashtra, Rajasthan, WB & MP Under 'Serious Situation'

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday announced that Indore, Mumbai, Jaipur and Kolkata are among 11 cities in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and West Bengal where COVID-19 “situation is especially serious”. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) made the announcement after analyzing the prevalence of lockdown violations in major hotspot districts in these cities of […]

Srilanka offer to host IPL
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 […]

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Odisha govt to share info on COVID-19 containment steps, test results with people in hotspots

Bhubaneswar: A day after senior bureaucrats were appointed to contain COVID-19 in six hotspots here, the Odisha government on Thursday decided to share “vital information” with the residents, including test results of suspected cases and steps being taken to tackle the crisis. Of the 60 COVID-19 cases in Odisha so far, 46 have been reported […]

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COVID-19 outbreak: 3,481 inmates released on bail, parole in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amid the spurt in COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases, the Odisha government has released 3,481 undertrial prisoners and convicts on bail and parole respectively, in its bid to decongest jails across the state. Some inmates have also been relocated to less-crowded jails, DGP (prison) S K Upadhyay said. “We have (temporarily) released 3,481 undertrial prisoners and […]

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COVID-19: Here's What Yuvraj, Harbhajan & Others Did To Support Coronavirus Fight

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to 49 sports personalities including BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, cricket great Sachin Tendulkar, badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu, chess legend Viswanathan Anand and many others as he urged them to keep spreading awareness and extend their support for Coronavirus […]

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COVID-19 Crisis: Centre Releases Rs 17,287 Cr To States, Odisha To Get Rs 802 Cr

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Friday released Rs 17,287 crore to states including Rs 802 crore for Odisha to enhance their financial resources during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. Of this amount, Rs 11,092 crore is towards State Disaster Response Mitigation Fund (SDRMF) to all states. An amount of Rs 6,195 crore has been released […]

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