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Two Odisha Students Fight Odds To Pursue Education 
Two Odisha Students Fight Odds To Pursue Education 

Amid the gloom of Covid-19 pandemic, two students from Odisha have continued their efforts to fulfil their dreams 

PM Modi asks states with rising COVID-19 cases to take proactive steps to prevent third wave
PM Modi Asks States With Rising COVID-19 Cases To Take Proactive Steps To Prevent Third Wave

Rise in Covid cases in Maharashtra and Kerala is a matter of grave concern for the country, Modi said.

Perils Of Pandemic: Teacher Turns Safaiwala To Eke Out Living

Meet Bhubaneswar resident Smrutirekha Behera. A graduate in Political Science, she used to eke out her living by teaching at a play and nursery school. She was living a happy life with her husband and in-laws at Pathabandha slum in the city. Everything seemed perfect in her life until the pandemic struck. 

Health Workers Struggle To Fight Myths, Misinformation About Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha 
Health Workers Struggle To Fight Myths, Misinformation About Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha 

In a glaring instance of rigid beliefs and misinformation about coronavirus, the residents of Jurudi village in Rayagada fled after seeing members of the Serosurvey team which had visited the area to collect samples for testing.

Centrally-Protected Monuments To Reopen From June 16 

After a hiatus of two months, all centrally-protected monuments, sites and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) are all set to open from June 16. 

Orphaned By Covid, 7-Year-Old Girl Takes Care Of 45 Day-Old Brother In Odisha's Balasore
Orphaned By Covid, 7-Year-Old Girl Takes Care Of 45 Day-Old Brother In Odisha's Balasore

OTV caught up with the little fairy Krishna in a small hut at Nimatpur village in Bhogarai block while she was nursing her infant brother and trying to put him to sleep by swaying a hammock. 

School Reopening
When Will Odisha Schools Reopen? Minister Clears Air On Reopening Schools Amid Pandemic

Amid concerns of a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, will schools in Odisha reopen anytime in the near future? On Sunday, State School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said that an appropriate decision in this regard will be taken soon.

Odisha Students Turning Towards Andhra Schools Amid Kotia Border Dispute
Odisha Allows Distribution Of Food Security Allowance Under MDM To Students

The allotment of MDM rice shall be lifted by the MDM Transport Contractor as per the need. follow the terms & conditions of the agreement.

Present Pandemic Situation In Odisha Will Improve In 5-7 Days: Health Expert

The prevailing situation in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to improve in the next 5-7 days. As per senior health expert Dr. Laxmidhar Sahoo, the present trend in the number of daily positive cases will see a decline by June first week, and the daily case burden would also decrease.

Centre Asks States To Direct Stockholders To Declare Stock Of Pulses
Centre Asks States To Direct Stockholders To Declare Stock Of Pulses

The pulse-producing States/UTs were also requested to facilitate procurement as sustained procurement would incentivize farmers to cultivate pulses on a long-term basis.

Women Bear Pandemic Burnt
Women Bear The Brunt Of Pandemic

The Corona pandemic is a challenge for governments around the world but something that is making it even more frightening is the fact that it is threatening to deepen the existing gender inequalities, shattering prospects for women's progress on all fronts.

Big Tragedy May Happen Due To Oxygen Shortage In Hospitals: Kejriwal At PM's COVID Meet

New Delhi: Raising alarm that a “big tragedy” may happen due to oxygen shortage in hospitals during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on…

Markets Undeterred By Covid, Fundraising Increases

New Delhi: Despite the uncertainty prevailing in FY 2020-21 owing to Covid-19 pandemic, fundraising in FY 2020-21 was better than that in FY 2019-20 for both Public Issues and Rights…

Confusion, Complacency Driving Covid Pandemic: WHO

Geneva: Confused and complacent behaviour among people is pushing the coronavirus pandemic to an exponential rise worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Adding to these behaviours is “inconsistency in…

During COVID-19 Pandemic, India's Debt To GDP Ratio Increased From 74% To 90%: IMF

Washington: India’s debt to GDP ratio increased from 74 per cent to 90 per cent during the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund has said, noting that it expects this…

Suchismita momo girl
From Bollywood Dreams To Selling Momos In Cuttack Streets, How Pandemic Turned Tables For Suchismita

Cuttack: The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the life and livelihood of every individual irrespective of his/her personal, professional, economic or social background. Those in the glamour and showbiz world are not immune to the pandemic turmoil. Suchismita Routray, a young woman from Cuttack’s Jhanjirmangala who worked as an assistant camera person in Bollywood for five […]

Anti-Corona Pichkari To Drive Away 'COVID' Blues
Anti-Corona Pichkari To Drive Away 'COVID' Blues

Varanasi: To drive away the fear of Covid-19 pandemic and at the same time celebrate Holi without anxiety, young innovators from Varanasi have come up with a unique anti-corona pichkari (water gun). The resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic has left the government worried and also dampened the spirits of people. It may prove difficult to […]

Lingaraj temple
Lingaraj Temple Servitor, 3 Family Members Test Positive For COVID-19 In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A servitor at the Lingaraj temple along with three of his family members have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. As per preliminary reports, all them have been kept in isolation and already necessary contact tracing has reportedly begun as per protocol. The issue of a servitor testing positive for […]

Odisha: Covid-Ravaged MSME Units Cry For Govt Attention
Odisha: Covid-Ravaged MSME Units Cry For Govt Attention

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha government is signing MoU for setting up of mega industrial units, there seems to be no ‘Sanjivani’ for the MSME sector ravaged by Covid-19 pandemic. Many small-scale industrial units have downed the shutters after incurring losses to the tune of crores of rupees due to the pandemic and are […]

Indian Grand Pix: Neeraj Chopra Shatters Own Javelin Throw National Record
Indian Grand Pix: Neeraj Chopra Shatters Own Javelin Throw National Record

Patiala: Olympic-bound star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra smashed his own national record with a throw of 88.07m, which is also the best of the year so far, in a sensational return to action during the third Indian Grand Prix meet here on Friday. Competing for the first time in more than a year after the […]

Lockdown Barricading, Animal Feeding Expenditure Irregularities Surface In Berhampur

Berhampur: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic when financial condition of people was shattered and availability of food remained difficult for both man and animals, lakhs of rupees were allegedly embezzled in putting up bamboo barricades and feeding stray animals in Berhampur. As per an RTI reply sought by activist Pitabasa Panda from the […]

COVID Spurt In Chhattisgarh: Odisha For Strict Enforcement Of Pandemic SOP

Bhubaneswar: In view of the sudden spurt in cases of Covid-19 in many states, including neighbouring Chhattisgarh, the alert Odisha government on Sunday has decided to press the preventive button to keep the lethal virus at bay. In a significant measure, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) today directed all district Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and Superintendent […]

How Rajasthan Hoteliers Stay Afloat Amid Pandemic?

Jaipur: Amid the ongoing pandemic, weddings have helped revive the hotel sector in Rajasthan which was left bleeding during and post the lockdown period. The hoteliers in the desert state stay afloat amid the pandemic, courtesy the Indian weddings which are not big and fat but have trimmed in size. Yet, they have the potential […]

Pandemic economics
Pandemic Economics: ‘Rich Became Richer And Poor Poorer’

New Delhi: Even as the coroonavirus pandemic took away the daily bread and butter from millions in the country, Indian billionaires have increased their wealth by 35 per cent during the Covid-19 induced lockdown. A study conducted by Oxfam also revealed that their wealth increased by 90 per cent since 2009 to $422.9 billion, ranking […]

CM Naveen Pataik
Odisha Registers 55% Increase In Export Despite Adverse Situation Of COVID Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: Despite the adverse situation caused by Covid-19 pandemic, export from Odisha in the current financial year up to November has registered 55 per cent increase, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday. Despite the adverse situation caused by #COVID19 pandemic, export from the State in the current financial year up to November has registered […]