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Tag: Covid19 Outbreak

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COVID-19 Crisis Forces Many To Change Occupation To Make Ends Meet

Bhubaneswar: The outbreak of COVID-19 is not just an unprecedented crisis but an event which is turning out to be a harbinger of doom. While many have been pushed into extreme poverty, some are forced to change their occupation to make their ends meet and stay alive. One such story is of Geeta Nanda, a […]

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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 […]

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I Am Healthy, Not Suffering From Any Disease: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah issued a statement on Saturday clearing the air over online speculation on his alleged health conditions. Calling it “baseless rumour”, Shah said the reason he has come up with clarification is that, BJP cadres have grown concerned. “Since lakhs of ‘karyakartas’ have expressed concern over this speculation spread […]

COVID-19 India Updates
COVID-19 Count Zooms Past 200-Mark In Odisha With Highest One-Day Spike Of 20 Cases

Bhubaneswar: A whopping 20 new COVID-19 cases were reported from Odisha on Thursday taking the total number of SARS-nCoV cases in the State to 205, informed State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department. This is the highest one-day spike in the State till date. Ganjam has now begun to feel the heat of COVID outbreak […]

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Price Crash Brings No Relief: Oilcos Keep Fuel Prices Unchanged For 40 Days

New Delhi: This is one reform initiative of the government that has not yielded the desired results on the ground. A collapse in global crude oil prices was widely believed to provide relief to consumers by way of sharply lower retail price of petrol and diesel. But the reality has turned out to be something […]

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Odias Among 40 Wedding Attendees Stuck In A House In Telangana

Hyderabad: As many as 40 people from Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, who went to Telangana’s Sangareddy district to attend a wedding, are stuck with the host at his house for over a month since the declaration of nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. A total of 46 persons, including six family members of the host are living in […]

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IT Return Forms Being Revised To Allow Assessees To Avail Benefit Of Timeline Extensions: CBDT

New Delhi: The income tax department on Sunday said it is revising the IT return forms for the financial year 2019-20 to allow assessees to avail benefits of various timeline extension granted by the government following the COVID-19 outbreak. The new income tax returns forms for the financial year 2019-20 will be notified by the […]

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COVID-19: Sony Pictures Networks To Donate Rs 100 Million To Media & Entertainment Industries

Mumbai: Sony Pictures Networks on Monday announced that they will contribute a fund of Rs 100 million to support the daily wage workers in the media and entertainment industry impacted by the coronavirus lockdown. With all the television and movie productions coming to a halt since March 20, the media and entertainment industry is grappling […]

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Lockdown Impact: Domestic Violence Cases Have Increased- NCW

New Delhi: The 21-day nationwide Lockdown impact after the Coronavirus outbreak has resulted in an increase in domestic violence cases in India, the National Commission of Women (NCW) said on Thursday. “There have been different kinds of complaints related to the domestic violence, in which husbands are abusing them (women) and calling them COVID-19,” NCW […]

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Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan-Sussanne Khan: Bollywood Couples Making The Most Of COVID19 Lockdown

The lockdown in India imposed due to Coronavirus (COVID19 ) has brought the entire nation to a standstill. Now that everyone has been forced to stay at home, it is a big problem for the lovers to stay apart for such a long duration. That is why some of the B-town couples have been smart […]

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Tablighi Jamaat: FIR Registered Against Markaz After Reports Of COVID-19 Transmission Surface

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against the management of Tablighi Jamaat Markaz headquartered in south Delhi’s Nizamuddin area. An FIR has been registered against TJ for violating the Epidemic Act provisions and also IPC Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) while the case has been handed over to the Crime Branch for probe, […]

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COVID-19 Outbreak: Goa unearths its own 'patient number 31'

Panaji: In the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) saga, Goa may have found its own equivalent of South Korea’s patient number 31, an infamous title conferred upon the country’s 31st patient, who is believed to have spread the deadly virus to numerous people in Seoul. In case of Goa, however, the 55-year-old patient, a US-returnee, was officially […]

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Coronavirus Lockdown Hits Daily Wage Labourers In Odisha, BJP Demands Special Package

Bhubaneswar: It’s now three days into the unprecedented lockdown in Odisha as part of government’s initiative to contain the spread of coronavirus. The lockdown has adversely affected the normal life of people across the State. But the COVID19 lockdown has literally robbed the daily wage earners of their livelihood. Apart from the daily wage earners, […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: No Passenger Trains To Ply During 'Janata Curfew' On Mar 22

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Friday informed that no passenger train will be allowed to begin its journey from its originating station between 4 AM and 10 PM on March 22 (Sunday) in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for a ‘janata curfew’ amid the novel coronavirus scare. The ECoR, however, said […]

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World Bank Increases COVID-19 Response Fund To USD 14 Billion

Washington: The World Bank has announced increasing to USD14 billion the amount of fast-track financing to assist companies and countries in their efforts to respond to the rapid spread of COVID-19, adding USD2 billion to the initial package. The announcement came amid fear of a major global recession in the wake of the coronavirus that […]

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