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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 […]

Republic day
Republic Day Celebration Sans Students & Public, Odisha Govt Releases Guidelines

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday released guidelines for the upcoming Republic Day celebrations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the district collectors and SPs by the State Home Department, it is said that no students, NCC cadets or the general public will be allowed to take part in the Republic Day celebrations. In […]

CBSE Board Exams 2021: Students Demand Cancellation Of Class 10, 12 Exams

Bhubaneswar: Though the dates for the CBSE board exams 2021 have been announced by the Education Minister, many students want the class 10, 12 exams to be cancelled. A petition has been filed on change.org demanding cancellation of the CBSE board exams 2021, which is all set to be conducted from May 4 in online […]

COVID Impact: In A First, Budget To Go Paperless

New Delhi: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Finance Ministry has decided to go paperless for the upcoming budget scheduled for February 1. This is a historic move as it will be for the first time in the history of independent India that the budget papers will not be printed. Sources said the government has received […]

Positive Impact Of 2020: Environment Bounced Back To Its Glory In The Year Of Pandemic
Positive Impact Of 2020: Environment Bounced Back To Its Glory In The Year Of Pandemic

New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic battered and bruised the world in 2020, teaching the value of human life, but an evident positive impact was that it helped the environment bounce back to its glory, even if temporarily. While schools, workplaces, transport and industry remained closed for a large part of the year as people stayed […]

UGC Releases Fresh Guidelines On Refund Of Fees Of Students

Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday directed Universities to ensure the compliance of its previous order in respect of refund on academic calendar for the first year Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate students for the Session 2020-21 in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Taking stern note of several references in the form of RTI applications/ complaints/ […]

Next Four To Six Months Could Be Worst Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Says Bill Gates

Washington: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose foundation has been part of the effort to develop and deliver COVID-19 vaccines, has warned that the next four to six months could be the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. In recent weeks, the US has been experiencing record high cases, deaths and hospitalisations. “I thought the US would […]

Odisha, Other States Availed Special Capital Expenditure Scheme
Odisha, Other States Availed Special Capital Expenditure Scheme

New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday said that all states except Tamil Nadu have availed benefits of “Special Assistance to States for Capital Expenditure”. The scheme is aimed at boosting capital expenditure by the state governments, who are facing a difficult financial environment this year due to the shortfall in tax revenue arising from the […]

Banks' Negligence In Credit Disbursement To Livelihood Programme Will Not Be Tolerated: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: The state government will not tolerate Banks found neglecting credit disbursement to different livelihood programmes launched to counter impact of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Patnaik said this on Thursday while reviewing the coronavirus situation in the state and the government’s efforts in tackling the pandemic situation. The coronavirus cases […]

Odisha Creates 11 Lakh Mandays Through Sericulture During COVID-19 Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: As a measure towards livelihood support activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, Odisha government generated around 11 lakh mandays through sericulture activities in the state, said an official. Besides, products worth Rs 132.29 crore have been procured from weavers and craftsmen through different government-sponsored marketing organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic, informed the official. The state […]

Indian Economy Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic Is Gradually Recovering: IMF
Indian Economy Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic Is Gradually Recovering: IMF

Washington: India’s economy, severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, is gradually recovering, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. India’s economy recovered faster than expected in the September quarter as a pick-up in manufacturing helped GDP clock a lower contraction of 7.5 per cent and held out hopes for further improvement on better consumer demand. […]

Online Classes Helped Students Complete Curriculum Amid Pandemic: Union Edu Min
Online Classes Helped Students Complete Curriculum Amid Pandemic: Union Edu Min

New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Tuesday said that amid the Covid-19 pandemic situation, online classes helped students complete their curriculum within time. The Union Minister was attending the convocation of the Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HNBGU) through video conference. Nishank said: “There is a lot of apprehension about the Covid-19 […]

Bada Osha: Lord Shiva Dons Kiratarjuna Besha At Dhabaleswar Temple After 25 Years

Athagarh: After a gap of long 25 years, Lord Shiva at Dhabaleswar Temple in Athagarh of Cuttack district is being adorned in the rare ‘Kiratarjuna Besha’ on the occasion of Bada Osha today. The Cuttack district administration has imposed restrictions under Section 144 on the entry of devotees to the shrine in view of the […]

No Community Celebrations Of Kali Puja, Diwali Or Chhat Puja In Rourkela

Rourkela: There will be no community celebrations of Kali Puja, Diwali, Chhat Puja and other religious festivals till November 30 in Rourkela in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, informed Sundergarh district administration. The district administration has also put a ban on bursting of firecrackers. The decision was taken in a meeting headed by Rourkela SP […]

Teaching at doorsteps
Ganjam Teachers Go Extra Mile To Teach Students Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Berhampur: When all the schools are closed in the State due to the Covid-19 induced norms, the teachers of a school in Ganjam district have taken a new initiative to ensure that the students do not miss out on their studies due to the pandemic. The teachers of Utkalamani High School at Madhabandha under Chikiti […]

Diwali 2020: BMC Puts Restrictions On Sale of Diyas At Temporary Stalls

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha government banned the sale and bursting of firecrackers this Diwali, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today prohibited sale of diyas on roadside and at temporary stalls to avoid crowd in view of COVID-19 pandemic. BMC commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary on Wednesday informed that a separate open space will be identified […]

WHO Highlights Influenza Risk For Kids, Pregnant Women During Pandemic

Geneva: Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have highlighted the influenza risk for children and pregnant women during the Covid-19 pandemic, calling for strong surveillance and testing. Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead for WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, said at a WHO press briefing on Monday that it was still unknown how the coming influenza […]

Similipal National Park Re-Opens After Covid-19 Break, Over 200 Tourists Visit On First Day

Mayurbhanj: Over 200 tourists from West Bengal, Jharkhand and different parts of Odisha visited Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district which was thrown open to public from today. The park was closed for visitors since March following the outbreak of Covid-19. Visitors were seen making long queues both at Pithabata (Baripada) and Kaliani (Jashipur) gates […]

COVID-19 Pandemic In India Shows Declining Trend, Except For 2/3 States: Govt
COVID-19 Pandemic In India Shows Declining Trend, Except For 2/3 States: Govt

New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic in India is showing a declining trend, except for two to three states, the government said on Tuesday, noting that it is “particularly noteworthy” vis-a-vis some countries in the northern hemisphere where a severe increase in the intensity of the virus’ spread is being seen. The situation related to the […]

Sheikh Bazar Durga Puja
Covid Shadow On Dussehra: Here’s How Twin City Celebrating Durga Puja

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: It is that time of the year when people, wherever they are residing, either for job or any other purpose, come back to their native places to celebrate the festivities with series of shopping, pandal hopping and rejoicing with families and friends. With Covid-19 pandemic scare and consequent restrictions imposed by the government, the […]

Naveen Patnaik
Maintain Economic Momentum During Pandemic: CM Naveen To Officials

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked officials to maintain the momentum of the economic activities in the state while ensuring adherence to the COVID-19 protocol. Patnaik issued this direction to the officials while reviewing the corona situation in the state. He said that livelihood activities and economic progress should not be compromised […]

Maharashtra: Octogenarian Doctor Braves Pandemic To Treat Villagers

Nagpur: At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has kept most senior citizens indoors, an 87-year-old doctor from Mul in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district has been going out of his way to attend to his patients in remote villages. With only his bicycle for company, Ramchandra Dandekar has been travelling barefoot for at least 10 km […]

Odisha By-Elections: EC Issues Guidelines For Safe Polls Amid Covid-19
Odisha Bypolls: New Guidelines By Election Commission In View Of Covid Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India has issued certain guidelines for the conduct of by-elections in Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly Constituencies keeping in mind the Covid-19 pandemic. Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) SK Lohani informed mediapersons regarding the new rules from the process of nomination to the casting of votes and counting. Only two persons […]

ICMR Warns Of Chinese 'Cat Que Virus' In India Amid Covid Pandemic

New Delhi: ICMR scientists have flagged presence of another Chinese virus called ‘Cat Que Virus’, which has a “potential” to cause disease in India, even as it grapples with the Covidpandemic. CQV can cause febrile illnesses, meningitis and paediatric encephalitis in humans. According to the seven researchers at the Indian Council of Medical Research’s National […]