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BJD Misleading People Over Free Of Cost Rice, Pulses, Alleges BJP
BJD Misleading People Over Free Rice & Pulses, Alleges BJP

Bhubaneswar: Days after Odisha government announced to provide free of cost rice and pulses to the beneficiaries under State Food Security Scheme (SFSS) in view of the COVID-19 crisis, the BJP on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the ruling-BJD alleging the party of misleading the people to take credit for the development. Targeting the […]

Coronavirus India Update: 48,916 New Covid-19 Cases, 757 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally zoomed past 13 lakhs on Saturday, just two days after it crossed the 12 lakh mark, while the recoveries mounted to 8,49,431, according to the Union Health Ministry. With 48,916 fresh cases, the country’s coronavirus infection tally surged to 13,36,861, while the death toll rose to 31,358 with 757 more […]

Cinemas repoen Covid-19 lockdown
Cinema Halls Should Be Allowed To Reopen In August, I&B Ministry Recommends

New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has recommended to the Union Home Ministry that cinema halls all over the country be allowed to reopen in August. I&B Secretary Amit Khare indicated this at a closed-door industry interaction with the CII Media Committee on Friday. He said his opposite number in the Home Ministry, Ajay […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: India Nears 13 Lakh Mark With Over 49K New Cases

New Delhi:  India on Friday recorded the highest single-day spike of almost 50,000 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours taking the total tally to 12,87,945, with the death toll also crossing 30,000 mark, the Union Health Ministry data revealed. India recorded 49,310 fresh Covid-19 cases with 740 fresh deaths, the overall toll reached 30,601. But […]

Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly Before Dec 31
Odisha Assembly Next Session Likely In September, Venue Change Also On The Cards

Bhubaneswar: As uncertainty looms large over holding the monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly amid COVID-19 pandemic, Speaker S N Patro on Tuesday said that plans are being made to conduct a session in September and if the situation does not permit, the proceedings might have to be carried out in an alternative venue. The […]

COVID-19 Scare In Odisha: Shunned Bodies Carried On Trolley For Cremation

Berhampur: Distancing among humans is the shield against the Coronavirus, but distancing ourselves from humanity will be our undoing; and it is arguably a disconcerting realisation that some are choosing this path oblivious of its pitfalls. Instances of bodies being carried on trolleys or ambulance denying service in Odisha underscores the importance of awareness in […]

Odisha doctor Tahseen Anwar
Frontliners In Pain: How Covid Crisis Hitting Doctors Amid Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: Like darkness beneath the lamp, video of a doctor in Odisha emotionally pleading the government to help his ailing mother struggling with Coronavirus is a perfect example of humanitarian crisis faced by these frontliners who are leading the battle against the pandemic. Tahseen Anwar, a doctor of Rourkela admitted her mother to a hospital […]

Downgrading Credit Rating Amid Pandemic Limits Policy Options: FM Sitharaman

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday made a strong case for rating agencies to refrain from frequent rating downgrades during the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, which has put economies across the globe under stress and raised the need to increase spending even at the cost of enlarging deficits. Participating in the 3rd G20 […]

Woman Health Worker Stabbed To Death By Husband In Odisha

Cuttack: Though tributes and gratitude are pouring in for health workers in these times of COVID-19 pandemic, a shocking incident was reported from the State after a nurse was allegedly stabbed by her husband in broad daylight at Mahura under Sadar police limits of Cuttack district. The victim, who was posted at Mahidharpada medical, has […]

'Harassed' By Police In Abduction Case, Man Commits Suicide In Cuttack
Suicides In Odisha: Collateral Damage Of Prolonged COVID19 Crisis?

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha is battling with the Covid-19 pandemic, another disconcerting pattern underscores the dark realities in these times of pandemic. In the last two months, the State has witnessed many cases of suicide as vulnerable individuals, unable to cope with the loss of near and dear ones are taking the extreme step. Subhadra Bhol […]

170 Signatories Endorse UN Ceasefire Appeal During COVID-19 Pandemic

United Nations: A total of 170 signatories have endorsed the UN’s appeal for a global ceasefire, and stand united against the global threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative, prompted by Malaysia, shows that a large majority of nations were now standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the global ceasefire call that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made back in […]

WHO On Covid-19 Pandemic
Covid-19 Pandemic Entering 'New And Dangerous Phase', Warns WHO

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is entering a “new and dangerous” phase. Thursday saw the most cases in a single day reported to the WHO. Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the day had seen 150,000 new cases with half of those coming from the Americas and […]

Covid-19 cases in India
Coronavirus Tally In Odisha Goes Past 4500-Mark, 174 More Test Positive For Covid-19

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 cases continued its upward trend in Odisha with detection of 174 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the last 24 hours, the State I & PR Department informed on Thursday. The total number of coronavirus cases in the State has risen to 4512 which includes 1451 active cases. While 3047 patients have recuperated […]

COVID-19 Updates From Around The Globe

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis from around the globe on Tuesday. Global COVID-19 cases top 8 million The number of global confirmed COVID-19 cases has topped 8 million, reaching 8,003,021, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and […]

Coronavirus Pandemic: Latest Updates From Around The World

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the world like never before. Here are some updates on the COVID-19 cases and death toll from around the world on Thursday. Global COVID-19 cases top 7.3 mn: Johns Hopkins University The global number of COVID-19 cases has increased to over 7.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more […]

Indian Football
Indian Football Domestic Season To Begin On August 1

New Delhi: Indian football’s domestic season will begin from August 1 when the transfer window opens, two months later than normal times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a circular sent on Tuesday to all the state units, the AIFF said it has got clearance from the world body FIFA to hold the season from […]

India's Economy To Shrink By 3.2% In 2020-21, Worst Since 1979: World Bank

United Nations: As India reels from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Bank projects the country’s economy to shrink by 3.2 per cent in the current fiscal year, the worst performance since 1979. The Bank said on Monday that the world was facing its worst recession since World War II and per capita […]

COVID-19 Updates From Around The Globe Today

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis from around the globe on Tuesday. Global COVID-19 cases top 7 mn: Johns Hopkins University The global number of COVID-19 cases has increased to over 7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 406,000, […]

Covid-19 Odisha Lockdown: Owners be allowed to walk pets outside, Animal Welfare Board requests all States

Bhubaneswar: In a big relief to pet owners, Animal Welfare Board Of India (AWBI) has urged states to allow owners to take their pets outside for daily walks amid the Covid-19 lockdown. In a letter to Chief Secretaries of all the States and Union Territories, AWBI said that ‘stopping pets and other animals for nature’s […]

Resource constraint may lead to no new scheme funding in FY21

New Delhi: Government has suspended expenditure on all new and approved public-funded schemes and projects of ministries during the current financial year in wake of Covid-19 pandemic that has put unprecedented demand on public financial resources. Accordingly, ministries have been told that no new schemes and sub-schemes should be initiated in FY21 excerpt those announced […]

Odisha govt announces benefits amounting to Rs 87.50 crore for kendu leaf workers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday announced a slew of benefits amounting to Rs 87.50 crore for around 8.35 lakh kendu leaf workers who are facing a rough phase due to COVID-19 pandemic. The beneficiaries include about eight lakh pluckers, who are the poorest of the poor and mostly women, about 17,500 binders and over […]

National Games Postponed Indefinitely Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

New Delhi: The much-delayed 36th National Games, scheduled for October-November in Goa, was on Thursday postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) recently asked the Goa government to host the National Games as scheduled from October 20 to November 4 this year. However, a spurt in the number of novel […]

China Accuses US Of Spreading 'Conspiracies' On COVID-19 Pandemic

Beijing: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accused the US of spreading “conspiracies and lies” about the coronavirus pandemic, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations, it was reported. Speaking at an annual news conference during China’s parliamentary session on Sunday, Wang said that “some political forces in the US are taking China-US relations hostage”, […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: Latest Updates From Around The World

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on corona crisis from around the globe on Monday. Global COVID-19 cases top 5.4 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surged past the 5.4 million mark, while the deaths increased to more than 345,000, according […]

Iran Celebrates Eid Amid Social Distancing

Tehran: Iranians held massive collective prayers on Sunday to celebrate Eid, amid social distancing measures including masks and gloves due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Group prayers had been cancelled in the country for almost three months, although this restriction was recently lifted in low-risk areas and for special ceremonies, reports Efe news. The faithful were […]