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COVID19-Outbreak
Doctor Accuses Wuhan Officials Of Covering-Up COVID-19 Outbreak

Beijing: A doctor, who diagnosed early coronavirus cases in China, has said that he believes local officials in Wuhan, where the virus originated last December, covered up the scale of the initial outbreak, a media report said on Monday. Professor Kwok-Yung Yuen, who helped to investigate in Wuhan, told the BBC that physical evidence was […]

COVID-19 cases in India
India has one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality rate, high recovery rate in world: Niti Aayog CEO

New Delhi: The total number of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) positive cases is not much important as rate of mortality and recovery rate are critical, said Amitabh Kant, Niti Aayog CEO. He said that in this India is fairing well. He also said that India has constantly improved the recovery rate as it is 38 per […]

COVID-19: UGC directs to set up mental health helplines for students
UGC Asks Universities To Set Up Grievance Redressal Cell For COVID-19 Related Concerns

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities in the country to set up a cell for handling grievances of students related to examinations and other academic activities arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The commission has also constituted a task force to monitor the redressal of grievances and concerns raised by […]

Coronavirus
128 deaths, 3277 new COVID-19 cases reported in India in last 24 hours

New Delhi: With 3277 new cases and 128 new fatalities, total case count of novel Coronavirus rose to 62,939 and total deaths getting past the 2000 mark, the health ministry said on Sunday. The Health Ministry said of the total, 41,472 are active cases, 19,357 people have recovered, and 2109 people have succumbed to the […]

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Lockdown Delays Commercial Coal Mining Auction To July, Govt Finalises Bid Document

New Delhi: After more than five-year wait, the government may finally throw open the doors of the regulated coal sector for commercial mining by the private sector comprising both Indian and overseas miners in July. Government sources said that draft rules, bid documents and agreements for commercial mining has been prepared and finalised and it […]

Coronavirus global updates
COVID-19 Death Toll Soars To 1,373 In India With 42,533 Confirmed Cases

New Delhi: With 2,553 new cases and 72 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 42,533 on Monday morning, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the total cases, 29453 are active, 11,706 people have recovered, and 1,373 people have succumbed to the disease. At least […]

Coronavirus
83 deaths, 2644 new COVID-19 cases reported in India in last 24 hours

New Delhi: With 2644 new cases and 83 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 39,980 on Sunday morning, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the total cases, 28046 are active, 10632 people have recovered, and 1301 people have succumbed to the disease. At least […]

COVID-19 India Updates
COVID-19: With 1,718 new cases, India's corona tally rises to 33,050

New Delhi: With 1,718 new cases and 67 new fatalities in 24 hours, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country climbed to 33,050 on Thursday morning, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the total cases, 23,651 are active, 8,324 people have recovered, and 1,074 people have succumbed to the disease. The total tally […]

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We are not happy with China: US Prez Donald Trump

Washington: US President while addressing a news conference on coronavirus pandemic said his administration has launched “very serious investigations” into China’s response to the novel coronavirus. “And we are not happy with China, we are not happy with that whole situation, because we believe it could have been stopped at the source,” he said. “It […]

Immunity-Passport
WHO cautions against the idea of coronavirus 'immunity passports'

Geneva: Governments should not issue so-called “immunity passports” or “risk-free certificates” as a way of easing lockdowns, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The WHO’s guidance is based on evidence from researchers all around the world. But it could well change as we rapidly learn more about this virus, the BBC reported. There isn’t currently […]

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Puri Rath Yatra Chariot Construction Can't Take Place During COVID-19 Lockdown: Gajapati Maharaj

Puri: It is matter of faith and devotion that bind devotees to the Lord and the decision to conduct Rath Yatra amid COVID19 outbreak purely depends on the State government, said Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingh Deb after Puri Srimandir’s Managing Committee meeting today. The Puri king further stated that it is the responsibility of both […]

Balasore
COVID-19 Outbreak: 60-hour complete shutdown ordered in 3 Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government announced a 60-hour complete shutdown in Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore districts from 10 PM on Thursday following a spike in COVID-19 positive cases in these districts. “In the past 5 days, 29 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported and 28 are from Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur. We have to move to […]

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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 […]

CBDT
IT Return Forms Being Revised To Allow Assessees To Avail Benefit Of Timeline Extensions: CBDT

New Delhi: The income tax department on Sunday said it is revising the IT return forms for the financial year 2019-20 to allow assessees to avail benefits of various timeline extension granted by the government following the COVID-19 outbreak. The new income tax returns forms for the financial year 2019-20 will be notified by the […]

Indian-Railways
First time in 167 years, railways not ferrying passengers on its birthday

New Delhi: The Indian Railways turned 167 years old on Thursday and for the first time ever, its trains did not carry any passengers on its birthday and instead stood idle in the yards waiting for the nationwide lockdown to end. On this day 167 years ago, the wheels of the first passenger train in […]

RBI-Governor
"We shall cure, we shall endure"- RBI Governor Announces Ameliorative Measures In Wake Of COVID-19

New Delhi: While Coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the world shutting down economies, the Reserve Bank of India on Friday announced a slew of measures to help the country fight the economic blues resulting from the impact of the lockdown. The RBI also cut reverse repo rate by 25 basis points to 3.75%, while keeping […]

PM-Modi
COVID-19: Trust Kabaddi players to give a good fight, says PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed members of the U Mumba Kabaddi team for their appeal to download the Aarogya Setu app amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. U Mumba tweeted a video featuring Ajinkya Kapre, Athul MS, Surinder Singh and Abhishek Singh. “Our players have an important appeal to make to our […]

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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 […]

Shalini-Pandit
Odisha sets 'zero transmission' target against COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Setting a “Zero Transmission” target against COVID-19, Odisha government on Wednesday claimed that the state has already reported lowest rate so far as detection of positive cases are concerned in the country. National Health Mission Director Shalini Pandit said this while briefing the media here. “The challenge before us is to achieve zero transmission […]

COVID-19 outbreak: CEC, ECs opt for voluntary 30% cut in basic salaries
COVID-19 outbreak: CEC, ECs opt for voluntary 30% cut in basic salaries

New Delhi: The three-member Election Commission of India on Monday announced to take a voluntary 30 per cent cut in their basic salaries for one year from April 1, 2020, with a view to reduce the burden on the exchequer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora and two Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa […]

Ola
COVID-19 Lockdown: Ola Begins Emergency Services In Bhubaneswar, Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: Indian ridesharing company Ola Cabs started its emergency mobility services to and from hospitals in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack after getting necessary permission from Odisha Transport Department on Sunday. According to an order issued by the Transport Commissioner, Ola will provide 100 cabs in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar for emergency mobility services […]

Over 22,000 healthcare workers infected by COVID-19: WHO
Over 22,000 healthcare workers infected by COVID-19: WHO

Geneva: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit over 22,000 healthcare workers across 52 countries and regions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. According to its daily situation report on Saturday, 22,073 COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers have been reported to the WHO as of Wednesday, April 8, Xinhua news agency reported. The report said the number […]

Lav-Agarwal
India could've seen 8.2L COVID-19 cases by Apr 15 sans lockdown, containment steps: Health ministry

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Saturday said that the number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in the country could have increased to 8.2 lakh by April 15 had India not implemented a lockdown and other containment measures. Addressing a daily briefing on the coronavirus situation of the country, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry […]

Coronavirus-breaking
COVID-19: 4 More Test Positive In Odisha, Tally Reaches 54

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Saturday reported four more positive cases of novel-Coronavirus infection taking the cumulative figures to 54. The information was shared by the State Health and Family Welfare department. The Health Department had mentioned that three persons had been tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday; however, later it rectified the number and added one […]