Tag: Covid Pandemic

Rath Yatra
Rath Yatra Cancellation: Crores Await As More Petitions Knock SC Door Seeking Modification Of Order

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Supreme Court has directed that the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath will not be celebrated anywhere this year in view of the Covid19 pandemic, petitioners continue to knock the doors of the apex court seeking reconsideration of its June 18 order and allow the conduct of the festival in Puri […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Gajapati Naveen
Allow Rath Yatra In Puri As Special Case: Gajapati To CM Naveen

Puri: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb on Saturday urged Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to re-consider the sensitive issue of stopping Puri Rath Yatra this year and direct appropriate steps to be taken immediately by the State government for approaching the Supreme Court seeking partial modification of its June 18 order so that centuries-old festival can be conducted […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Supreme Court Ruling On Rath Yatra: Artisans Shed Tears

Puri: The Supreme Court’s decision to stay Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra, one of the most popular festivals of Hindus, this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic has left the multitude of artisans connected to the construction of the grand chariots in tears. The makers of the gigantic chariots, which is pulled by lakhs of […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
IPL 2020: Franchises Begin Preparations In UAE Amid COVID Pandemic

New Delhi: Even as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) waits for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to make an official decision on the fate of the T20 World Cup before making an announcement on the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, franchises have already been sounded out and they are busy […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Amarnath Yatra Cancelled Due To Covid Pandemic

Srinagar: The Amarnath Yatra 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan said on Tuesday. The statement said that the Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board (SASB) has decided with heavy heart that it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year’s Amarnath Yatra and […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Rakhi In Covid Bandhan: Vendors Worry Over Big Sales Drop

Bhubaneswar: After dampening festivals like Rath Yatra, it seems the ongoing Covid pandemic will also play spoilsport on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, the day that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. As Odisha continues to add new Corona cases by over a thousand daily and experts suggesting a further spike in coming […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Electricity Tower
COVID19 Pandemic: Power Demand Dips By 14% In March-June In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The coronavirus pandemic has not only affected the lives of people, but also the power sector in Odisha. Because of the lockdown, the power demand declined 14 per cent during March-June, compared with the year-ago period, an official said here on Tuesday. The captive generation and consumption also came down 25 per cent in […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
India Celebrates Eid al-Adha Amid Covid Pandemic

New Delhi: Eid al-Adha was celebrated on Saturday on a subdued note. People offered namaz at mosques as well as homes in the morning and exchanged greetings to mark the festival, following safety guidelines amid Covid-19 pandemic. The people avoided hugging each other after morning prayers at mosques — a tradition followed on festive occasions […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Shopping Malls Reopen In Bhubaneswar
Odisha Unlock3: Shopping Malls To Reopen In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Further reopening economic activities, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation authorities on Saturday allowed reopening of shopping malls in the city that have been shut down since the last four months in the wake of Covid19 pandemic. Though the malls have been granted permission to open, several activities have been prohibited in order to prevent the […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
SC To Hear Plea Seeking To Probe Mismanagement Of COVID Pandemic On Friday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a plea seeking an independent inquiry through a commission headed by a retired apex court judge into the alleged gross mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic. A group of six petitioners, including retired bureaucrats, filed the plea through advocate Prashant Bhushan, claiming that the Centre’s […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Odisha Man’s Rooftop Farming Redefining Urban Agriculture

Baripada: Steering clear of the conventional agriculture, a forward-thinking farmer in Baripada town is now scripting his success story in growing vegetables on what has traditionally been considered unusable space – city rooftops. Like necessity breeds innovation, Karunakar Das, a resident of Ward Number-6 under Udala Notified Area Council (NAC) in Mayurbhanj has now become […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Collector Discovers Engineer Working As MGNREGS Labourer In Odisha; Read What Happens Next

Bolangir: Eight months ago, Ananta had hoped that finally after years of struggle, it was a time to fulfill his father’s dream. Even though he could not find a job in Odisha, his qualifications as an engineer helped him secure employment outside. But now the world seems to have turned upside down for him. Ananta […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
Global COVID-19 Cases Top 46.4 Million

Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 46.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1,199,500, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Monday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 46,420,940 and 1,199,501, respectively, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
Over 13L Frontline Workers Provided Online Training To Manage COVID Pandemic: Health Ministry
Over 13L Frontline Workers Provided Online Training To Manage COVID Pandemic: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Tuesday that more than 13.5 lakh doctors, nurses, laboratory professionals, allied healthcare professionals, frontline workers, NCC cadets and NSS volunteers have received online training for the clinical management of the Covid-19 pandemic from its website. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan informed the media […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
How To Prevent Next Pandemic? Here's What Scientists Suggest
How To Prevent Next Pandemic? Here's What Scientists Suggest

New Delhi: How to prevent the next pandemic? As 2021 begins with COVID-19 continuing its global spread, scientists have spotlighted three approaches to at least reduce the risk of pandemic potential diseases- screening animals, reducing land-use change and improving health infrastructure. There can be no one answer to the question at the centre of an […]

  • Wednesday, 07 April 2021