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Tag: Covid19 Lockdown

Centre Extends COVID Containment Measures Till Sep 30
Centre Extends COVID Containment Measures Till Sep 30

In a separate communication with states and UTs, he noted that the weekly enforcement data received from across the country with regard to wearing face masks in public, maintaining social distancing norms and imposition of fines indicate a downward trend, but asked the state governments and UT administrations to augment their efforts for effectively checking transmission of the disease.

Booze Party For Rodents! Rats Empty Wine From 12 Closed Bottles At Liquor Outlet
Booze Party For Rodents! Rats Empty Wine From 12 Closed Bottles At Liquor Outlet

They found the caps of the 12 quarter liquor bottles open, with bite marks of rats and wine in them emptied.

COVID19 Lockdown Impact: Outdoor Pollution Drops, Allergens Levels At Homes Increases
COVID19 Lockdown Impact: Outdoor Pollution Drops, Allergens Levels At Homes Increases

As Covid restrictions now continue across the globe, higher levels of indoor particulate matter can once again be expected, the study warned.

Unlock Guidelines Announced; Here Are The Details
COVID19 Lockdown: More States Announce Easing Of Curbs From Monday

The national capital, which began the unlock exercise from May 31 will see further easing of restrictions from Monday, with the government allowing resumption of metro services at 50 percent capacity and reopening of markets and malls on an odd-even basis.

Maharashtra Govt Extends Lockdown Restrictions Till June 1
Maharashtra Govt Extends Lockdown Restrictions Till June 1

The move by the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government comes amid rising Covid-19 cases and fatalities in many districts in the state, though Mumbai and parts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region are currently in a better shape.

WATCH: Stray Animals Being Fed By Voluntary Organizations In Bhubaneswar During COVID19 Lockdown

At a time when the deadly coronavirus has forced the entire Odisha into another lockdown, the stray animals, particularly in the urban areas, have been left in the lurch.

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Lockdown Grief: Jobless Man Ends Life After Killing Wife & Toddler Son
Lockdown Grief: Jobless Man Ends Life After Killing Wife & Toddler Son

Unemployed during the lockdown, a Maharashtra man committed suicide after killing his wife and a 14-month-old son in Kadamwak area on the outskirts of Pune.

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No Lockdown, Shutdown Passes; Commissionerate Police Seeks List Of Office-Goers

In an effort to curb unauthorised movement of office-goers during lockdown and shutdown in Odisha, the Commissionerate Police has directed company authorities to submit the list of their staff.

COVID-19 Surge: Jharkhand Announces Lockdown From April 22-29

Ranchi: The Jharkhand government on Tuesday declared one-week lockdown starting from April 22 to check the spread of coronavirus cases, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said. Jharkhand government announces lockdown from…

Cinema Redux: No Hike In Ticket Price, Safety Of Moviegoers Topmost Priority
Cinema Redux: No Hike In Ticket Price, Safety Of Moviegoers Topmost Priority

New Delhi: The restricted capacity at multiplexes will not lead to a ticket price hike, rather the pent-up demand is expected to accelerate the revival process, said Inox Leisure. In a conversation with IANS, the company’s Chief Executive Alok Tandon said that new offerings will be introduced to attract customers. “There will be no change […]

GST Collection: Odisha Witnesses Positive Growth Rate Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Despite lockdown due to COVID-19, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in Odisha has witnessed a positive growth rate for the first time during the current financial year in the month of July, said an official on Saturday. The Odisha GST (OGST) collection in July increased to Rs 794.02 crore as against Rs […]

PM Modi Lauds Welfare Measures Undertaken By BJP During COVID-19 Lockdown

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the welfare measures undertaken by the BJP during the nationwide COVID-19-induced lockdown as seven state units of the party gave a presentation of their work at a video conference. Reviewing the relief work done by the party’s Bihar unit during the ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ meet, Modi […]

Ministry of Home Affairs
Scrupulously Adhere To Lockdown Measures: MHA To States

New Delhi: Following instances of violations of lockdown 4.0 norms at various places, the Centre on Thursday directed states and UTs to “scrupulously adhere” to all measures on restrictions mandated by the Ministry of Home Affairs or laid down by them. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla in a letter to all Chief Secretaries emphasized that […]

Hunger Crisis A Double Whammy For Migrants During COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: The episode of hunger crisis driving migrant exodus in India has all but exposed a gloomy picture of how COVID-19 is leaving an ineradicable dent in the economic condition of the poorest and the most vulnerable sections of society. Odisha, which has witnessed the worst migration scenario, has been in limelight for the record […]

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First Repatriation Flight With 151 Stranded Odias From Dubai Lands In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A special Air India flight from Dubai carrying the first batch of 151 stranded Odia migrants landed in Bhubaneswar on Thursday night. The passengers were received at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) by senior officials and their health screening was conducted. “First international flight from Dubai has arrived at Bhubaneswar airport during lockdown. […]

Need National SOP For Economy Reboot: CM Naveen To PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today stressed on a National Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to reboot economic activities post COVID-19 lockdown. As our country’s production lines are interlinked so also our value addition process, cutting across state boundaries, a national SOP may be devised which will guide in an unified response in rebooting economy, […]

PM Modi Interacts With CMs On Ways To Strengthen COVID-19 Containment Strategy, Boosting Economic Activities

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a fresh round of consultation with chief ministers on ways to strengthen the COVID-19 containment strategy and stepping up of economic activities in a calibrated manner as the 54-day nationwide lockdown nears an end. The large-scale movement of migrant workers from urban to rural India and […]

COVID-19: Five Trains With Stranded Migrants From 3 States To Arrive In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Supreme Court of India issued a stay on the Orissa High Court order that prohibited the entry of people into the State of Odisha without COVID-19 test, as many as five different trains carrying migrants people from outside states are scheduled to arrive in Odisha. While 3 trains carrying stranded […]

Odisha Govt Plans Model Policy To Resolve Problems Of Industries

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to formulate a model policy to resolve the problems faced by industries due to the COVID-19 lockdown, said an official on Tuesday. It was decided at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on COVID-19 situation in the state. Discussions will be held regarding the problems faced by […]

OTV Expose: Book Shop Owner Nabbed For 'Selling Liquor' Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Unperturbed by the lockdown restrictions clamped to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, a bookseller in Odisha’s Nayagarh district was found blatantly selling liquor in his shop. This has come to the fore when a formal decision on resumption of liquor sale is yet to be taken by the State government. The illegal act […]

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Odisha Govt Allows Plying Of Buses In Green Zones

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to the confusion over the movement of buses during the extended lockdown period, Odisha government today announced that buses will be allowed to ply on both intra-district and inter-district routes in Green zones of the State. The bus services will, however, remain prohibited in Orange and Red zones, clarified Special Relief […]

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Lockdown 3.0: Ola, Uber Resume Services In Green And Orange Zones

New Delhi: With the government easing restrictions in select zones across the country from May 4 amid lockdown 3.0, Ola and Uber on Monday announced to resume their operations in green and orange zones across India. Uber will provide rides in green zones like Daman, Kochi, Guwahati and more places while it will provide rides […]

Orissa High Court
Orissa High Court Issues Revised Working Schedule For Lockdown 3.0

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court on Sunday issued a set of revised guidelines for its functioning and subordinate courts during the period of lockdown 3.0 in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak. A notice regarding this informed that the normal working of the Apex and the subsidiary courts shall continue to remain suspended till May 17 […]

Exit Of Migrants: Development Commissioner SC Mohapatra To Head Odisha's Response

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday gave additional responsibilities to Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra to ensure smooth evacuation of migrant labourers of other States who have been stranded in various parts of the Odisha since the enforcement of countrywide lockdown to fight COVID-19. “SC Mohapatra, Development Commissioner-cum-additional Chief Secretary would head the overall state […]

Railways SOP For Shramik Special Trains Asking States To Collect Fare For Services Draws Flak

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has issued a set of guidelines for Shramik Special trains being run to ferry the migrants stranded across the country, saying the trains will ply only if they have 90 per cent occupancy and the “states should collect the ticket fare”, inviting fierce criticism for charging for their services. A […]

ASUS India Aims To Commence New PC Launches From June

New Delhi: Despite the disruptions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain, Taiwanese electronics major ASUS expects a surge in demand for laptops in India once the lockdown is lifted, even as the company prepares for a couple of launches in June this year, a top company executive has said. Due to […]

COVID-19 Quarantine Norms Violators Will Be Arrested: Odisha Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar: Taking serious note of indiscipline and quarantine norms violation by returnees at quarantine centres, Odisha government today said that such violators will face stern legal action. The State government will not compromise with its ongoing fight against COVID-19 for a few people. The violators will be arrested and kept in quarantine away from their […]

Lockdown 3.0: Odisha Identifies 12 Border Checkpoints For Returning Migrants

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has identified 12 border checkpoints through which its migrants left stranded in other states due to the nationwide lockdown can enter their native state by road, an official said on Saturday. The returnees and those passing through are required to enter the state only from these points. Officials at these checkpoints, […]

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Reopening of Liquor Shops: Vendors In Odisha Not In High Spirits

Bhubaneswar: A day after the MHA granted permission to State governments to reopen liquor shops in Green Zones from May 4, the liquor vendors’ association in Odisha on Saturday opined that liquor outlets in the State should remain shut for next 15 days, a viewpoint which now seems to have dashed the hopes of booze […]

COVID19 Lockdown 3.0: Odisha Launches Operation 'Subha Yatra' To Bring Stranded Migrants By Train

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday launched operation ‘Subha Yatra’ to safely bring back people who are stranded outside the state amid the nationwide lockdown and intend to return. In the first phase, Odisha government is implementing operation ‘Subha Yatra’ in coordination with the Kerala government to bring back 1,150 migrants from various parts of Kerala. […]

Garima Kothari
'Master Chef: India' Finalist, Husband Dead In 'Murder-Suicide': US Prosecutor

New York: A “Master Chef: India” finalist Garima Kothari, whose restaurant had closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and her husband have died “in an apparent murder-suicide,” according to a prosecutor in New Jersey. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said that police found Garima, 35, who was five-months pregnant, dead in her residence in Jersey […]

Odisha Adopts Registration-Stamping -Quarantine Model To Tackle Migrant Influx

Bhubaneswar: With a large influx of stranded migrants imminent, Odisha on Friday revealed its mega plan to prevent undue spread of coronavirus owing to such onrush of people returning from outside the state. As per the plan, Odisha will strictly enforce registration, stamping and quarantine of the returnees. Acknowledging that putting all the returnees in […]

Naveen Patnaik
Naveen Patnaik seeks Palaniswami's cooperation for safe return of Odias from TN

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sought cooperation from his Tamil Nadu counterpart Edappadi K. Palaniswami for safe return of Odia people stranded in the southern state due to coronavirus- triggered nationwide lockdown. Patnaik made the request of return of Odias to the Tamil Nadu chief minister through video conferencing which was also […]

Students Should Stay Prepared For Exams Post Lockdown: Odisha Govt After UGC Guideline

Bhubaneswar: A day after the University Grants Commission (UGC) chalked out new guideline allowing Universities to chart out their own plan of action for conducting exams which were put on hold due to COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent nationwide lockdown, Odisha government today informed that the State might conduct exams any moment post lockdown after duly […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: First Lot Of Odia Migrants From Surat Reach Odisha After 60-Hour Journey

Ganjam: As many as 217 Odia migrants who were stuck in Gujarat’s Surat amid the nationwide lockdown following COVID-19 outbreak have finally arrived in Ganjam today after a journey of over 60 hours. As per reports, the first lot of stranded migrants from Surat boarded in four buses on Monday and reached Seragad and Dharakot […]

Centre Gives Broad Hints Of Extending COVID-19 Lockdown Beyond May 3 But With 'Considerable Relaxations'

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday gave clear indications that the ongoing nationwide lockdown will be extended beyond May 3 but with “considerable relaxations” to people and services in “many districts”. The Ministry of Home Affairs, however, said there was a need to maintain a strict lockdown till May 3 so that the gains are […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Centre Eases Restrictions On Opening Of Shops; Know What Will Open & What Won’t

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday allowed the opening of shops as part of the easing of lockdown restrictions announced on April 15 with neighbourhood shops and others being allowed within the city and all shops except those in malls allowed outside the municipal limits with 50 per cent strength of workers. Later, in a […]

Puri Rath Yatra Rituals To Be Conducted Inside Srimandir During COVID19 Lockdown Till May 3

Puri: Putting all speculations to rest, the rituals pertaining to Akshay Tritiya, which marks the beginning of chariot construction work for Puri Rath Yatra, will be conducted inside Jagannath Temple (Srimandir) premises. Informing about the decision, Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb stated that as per Puri Shankaracharya’s recommendations, the rituals will be conducted inside Meghanadh […]

Mom in need is family indeed: Gautam Gambhir mourns loss of Odisha woman who nursed his child

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: It’s said that ‘Human values should predominate in men’s thoughts and life has no meaning without these values…’ BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir proved to be an epitome that proves humanity does and can transcend all barriers. In an exemplary act during the nationwide COVID19 lockdown, Gambhir performed the last rites […]

COVID-19: MHRD Releases 'Alternative Academic Calendar' For Upper Primary Students

New Delhi: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) under the guidance of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has developed alternative academic calendars for primary and upper primary stage (Classes VI to VIII). The aim of this initiative is to engage the students meaningfully during their stay at home amid COVID-19 […]