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COVID Crisis Compels 'Balika Vadhu' Serial Director Sells Veggies In UP's Azamgarh

Azamgarh: He is just another face in the crowd but when he talks about his background, one realises what time and circumstances have done to this man. Ram Vriksha Gaur, one of the directors of the famous TV serial ‘Balika Vadhu’, is now selling vegetables in Azamgarh district. “I had come to Azamgarh for the […]

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Civil Services Exam 2020: SC Notice To UPSC Over Exam Postponement Plea

The Supreme Court has sought response from the Centre and the Union Public Service Commission on a plea seeking postponement of civil services 2020 examinations in view of spike in COVID-19 cases and floods. A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna issued notices to UPSC, Centre and posted the matter for hearing […]

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7th Pay Commission: Big Central Government Payroll Opportunity

For those aspiring to become a central government employee, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has come up with an opportunity for in the 7th Pay Commission scale payroll amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The UPSC has invited applications from interested and eligible candidates for the positions of Specialist Grade III Assistant Professor and Assistant Engineer […]

7th Pay Commission: 6-Month Salary Cut For Govt Employees, Leave Without Pay For 5 Years

In its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kerala government is taking up a slew of measures. As part of the fight the State this week decided to go for six months of salary cut for the government employees. The decision was cleared by the Cabinet to mobilise revenue in view of the financial crisis […]

No Record Of MSMEs Shut Down Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Pratap Sarangi

New Delhi: After claiming that the government has no data on the deaths of migrant labourers amid the nationwide lockdown as well as doctors who lost their lives due to Covid-19, the Centre on Saturday said that it has no record of MSMEs that have faced closure in the wake of the pandemic. Interestingly, in […]

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Opposition Targets Odisha Govt Over COVID-19 'Mismanagement'

Bhubaneswar: The opposition parties on Wednesday came down heavily on the Odisha government alleging that the ruling-BJD has completely failed in managing the COVID-19 pandemic in the State. Taking a jibe at the State government for closing down COVID Care Centres and Temporary Medical Centres in the State, Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati said, “Odisha […]

COVID-19: Health Ministry Issues Revised SOP For Conducting Exams

New Delhi: The Union health ministry on Thursday issued a revised SOP for conducting examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic, removing the provision that allowed symptomatic candidates who insist on taking an exam to do so in isolation. According to the revised document, in regular course, a symptomatic candidate should be referred to the nearest health […]

Ramadevi Women's University Releases 6th Semester Exam Schedule, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: Ramadevi Women’s University has released the examination schedule for the 6th semester exam amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The practical exams of Arts and Science streams will be held on September 21, while the final year examinations of Arts, Science and Commerce streams (theory papers) will be conducted on September 23 and 24. The official […]

Supreme Court Dismisses Review Plea On NEET-JEE Exams Order

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed petitions for the review of its August 17 order to reject pleas for the postponement of NEET-JEE exams slated to be held in September against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari said: “Applications seeking permission to […]

PM Urges IPS Officers To Preserve Humane Image Built During Pandemic

Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the country saw the humane face of police during the Covid-19 pandemic and asked the force to safeguard and build on this asset. Virtually addressing the probationers of the Indian Police Service’s 2018 batch passing out of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad, he […]

Bhubaneswar-Surat Direct Flight Services From Sept 9

Bhubaneswar: After a brief hiatus of some months in view of Covid-19 pandemic, Bhubaneswar-Surat direct flight services is all set to resume again from September 9, 2020. As per the reports, the flight operations set up by the PSU Carrier Air India to connect Bhubaneswar with the textile hub of Gujarat, Surat will take off […]

In A First, Sportspersons Receive National Honours In Online Ceremony

New Delhi: India’s sporting heroes were bestowed the annual national awards in an unparalleled online ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic during which athletes logged in from multiple cities to be honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind. This year a whopping 74 were picked for the national honours, including an unprecedented five Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratnas […]

Union Minister To Naveen Patnaik: Exempt School Fees Of Students, Wards Of Corona Warriors

Bhubaneswar: In view of the hardships faced by people due to COVID-19 pandemic, Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Tuesday urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to provide some respite to students by relaxing school fees. In a letter, Sarangi has urged Patnaik to fully exempt the school fees of wards of Corona Warriors in the […]

Odisha To Execute Forestry Projects Worth Rs 602 Cr To Create Jobs For Migrants

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide employment to migrant workers who returned to the state in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government will take up forestry projects worth Rs 602 crore under the MGNREGA scheme in the current fiscal, a minister said on Sunday. The government has decided to spend more funds […]

Covid-19 Pandemic Could Be Over Within 2 Years: WHO Chief

Geneva: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic could be over within two years. Addressing a virtual press briefing from Geneva on Friday, the WHO chief said that the Spanish flu of 1918 had also taken two years to overcome, but current advances in […]

COVID-19: Sans Employment, Odisha Migrants Head Back Towards Gujarat
Surat Bus Carrying Labourers From Odisha Detained

Berhampur: Balipadar police on Saturday detained a bus while it was carrying labourers from Polsara and Buguda block in Ganjam district. The bus was reportedly en-route to Surat. The bus driver, helper and a middleman from Gujarat were detained by the Balipadar police while ‘trafficking’ as many as 26 labourers by promising them job. However, […]

India's Olympic Probable Swimmers To Train For 2 Months In Dubai

New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved two months training for three Olympic probable swimmers ahead of next years Tokyo Olympic Games. The three swimmers are Virdhawal Khade (50m freestyle), Srihari Nataraj (100m backstroke), Kushagra Rawat (400m freestyle) and they will train at Dubai’s Aqua Nation Swimming Academy from the first week of […]

Global Covid-19 Cases Touch 19.3 Million, Death Toll Rises To 719K

Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 19.2 million, while the deaths have increased to over 719,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 19,295,350 and the fatalities rose to 719,805, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its […]

Eid al-Adha A Low-Key Affair In Odisha Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: Eid al-Adha was celebrated on a subdued note in Odisha on Saturday, with most of the devotees offering prayers from home in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. State Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik greeted people on the occasion of the festival, also known as Bakr Eid. “We are celebrating the festival […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Cases Top 17.2 Million, Death Toll Reaches 671909

Washington: The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 17.2 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 671,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Friday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 17,237,642, while the fatalities rose to 671,909, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in […]

Depression, Stress Higher During Peak Of Covid-19 Pandemic

Sydney: Australian researchers have found that rates of elevated psychological distress, including depression and anxiety symptoms, were found among adults during the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak. The acute and long-term mental health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are largely unknown, the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE reported. “Research into previous pandemics has […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Cases Cross 16.4 Million Mark, Death Toll At 652,459

Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 16.4 million, while the deaths have increased to over 652,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 16,407,310, while the fatalities rose to 652,459, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in […]

Govt Employees Retiring During COVID-19 Pandemic To Receive 'Provisional' Pension

Union Minister of State for Public Grievances & Pensions Jitendra Singh today said that the government employees who are retiring during the COVID-19 pandemic will get ‘provisional’ pension till their regular Pension Payment Order (PPO) is issued and all other official formalities are completed. After the Modi government took over, the Department of Pensions had […]

For A Nobel Cause: Blood Donation Drive in Cuttack to Avoid Blood shortage
COVID-19 Pandemic: 7-Day Blood Donation Drive In Cuttack to Avoid Shortage

Cuttack: In bid to ensure no shortage of blood during COVID-19 pandemic, a seven-day blood donation camp will be launched in Cuttack on Monday under ‘Odisha Mo Paribar’ initiative. Speaking to the media, convenor of Mo Paribar, Arup Patnaik said, “Blood banks usually witness shortage during summer. So, there is a need to ensure no […]

ambulance driver demands money to take Covid-19 patients
Ambulance Driver Demands Rs 9,200 From COVID-19 Patients For 6-Km Journey To Hospital

Kolkata: An ambulance driver allegedly forced two coronavirus-infected minor boys and their mother to get down the vehicle as they could not pay the exorbitant fare he demanded a six-km journey between two hospitals in Kolkata. However, after the intervention of doctors, the driver settled for Rs 2,000, the boys’ father said. The two brothers […]