Tag: Covid 19 Lockdown

Coronavirus Lockdown: Know The Economic Activities To Begin From Tomorrow

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has released a new list of services and activities which are being allowed to open from Monday. The exemption will be applicable from April 20, in those areas of the country where the effect of coronavirus is negligible, or which are less affected areas. One such list was tweeted […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Implement Ayushman Bharat Scheme At The Earliest: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi To Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Monday urged Odisha government to implement Centre’s Ayushman Bharat health scheme at the earliest and announce financial assistance for priests and servitors in the State. In a letter to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Sarangi said he has been interacting with migrant labourers from Odisha stranded in different parts […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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MS Dhoni Takes Daughter Ziva For A Bike Ride Amid COVID19 Lockdown!

Ranchi: Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, everyone is spending time with family. Veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also spending some quality time with along with family at his lavish farmhouse in his hometown. Recently, his wife Sakshi shared a video on social media in which Dhoni is seen giving a bike ride to his […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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Odisha Weavers Hit Hard By COVID-19 Lockdown Seek Govt Assistance

Bhubaneswar: The nationwide lockdown has severely affected livelihood of thousands of weavers across Odisha. These handloom workers, who have worked at the looms for generations to eke out a living, have been hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown as their economic activities have come to a standstill. While they are not getting raw material to […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Education bookshops, fan shops to be exempted from COVID-19 lockdown

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday extended relaxation to several agricultural and commercial industries from the lockdown restrictions. In the commercial sector, shops selling textbooks and establishments selling electric fans can also operate. In the agricultural sector, the relaxation has been extended to facilities for export or import such as pack houses, inspection […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Odisha braces up for wave of 5 lakh returnees post COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is bracing up for an influx of lakhs of people who are stranded outside the state because of the ongoing lockdown. While the State government expects around 5 lakh people belonging to the state to return from outside states within days after the lockdown ends on May 3, another estimate reveals that a […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
COVID-19: MHRD Releases 'Alternative Academic Calendar' For Upper Primary Students

New Delhi: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) under the guidance of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has developed alternative academic calendars for primary and upper primary stage (Classes VI to VIII). The aim of this initiative is to engage the students meaningfully during their stay at home amid COVID-19 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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COVID-19 lockdown: Odisha industry body demands wage payment from ESIC funds

Bhubaneswar: The Utkal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI) urged the Odisha government on Thursday to facilitate the making of wage payments during the COVID-19 lockdown period from the funds available with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). The UCCI also sought granting of working capital loan, additional MUDRA loan on subsidised rate of interest […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Odisha CM urges people to read books to beat COVID-19 lockdown blues

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday urged people to read books as it “helps broaden knowledge base and stimulate minds”. Taking to Twitter, Naveen Patnaik, on the occasion of World Book Day, said reading helps us understand different cultures. “Books help us broaden our knowledge, stimulate our mind, give wings to our imagination […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
38 Labourers Reach Odisha From Chennai Via Sea Route, Detained & Quarantined

Berhampur: Defying the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, as many as 38 labourers including some fishermen reached Odisha from Chennai on Saturday after a five-day journey along the sea route, all in an attempt to be back to their respective villages. However, as soon as they arrived in Sonepur under Chikiti block of Ganjam district, they […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
FICCI Writes To 25 CMs On Covid Management, Urges To Avoid Lockdown

New Delhi: Industry body FICCI has written to Chief Ministers of 25 states urging them to avoid imposing partial or total lockdown in the wake of fresh surge in Covid…

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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Lockdown 3.0 coming? PM Modi interacts with CMs on COVID-19 situation

New Delhi: As India enters final week of the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conveyed to chief ministers that the country will have to give importance to the economy as well as to continue the fight against coronavirus. In a video conference with the chief ministers, fourth such interaction since March 22 when […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Thousands of Marriages Postponed In Odisha For COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: The nation-wide lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic has shattered thousands of marriage plans. Not only couples, their families are also a worried lot as uncertainty looms. The family of Somesh Mishra of Jeypore in Koraput were looking forward for his marriage with Shivani which was scheduled to be held on May 5. […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
WhatsApp Group Video, Voice Calls Now Support 8 Participants

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday doubled the number of participants in a video or voice call from four to eight people at a time on its platform. To access the new limit on WhatsApp calls, all participants in a call need to update to the latest version of WhatsApp available on iPhone or Android. […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021