The Odisha government has once again extended the State-wide lockdown restrictions in the State for 16 more days till June 17 in order to further contain the cases of Covid infections.
In a major move, the Odisha government on Sunday extended the State-wide lockdown till June 17 in view of the prevailing pandemic situation. The 16-day extension of the curbs will come into effect immediately.
New Delhi: E-commerce players have hailed the government’s relaxations regarding sale of non-essential products starting May 4. Although the government has allowed the sale of only essential products on the red zone through e-commerce platforms, non-essential products are likely to be allowed in green and orange zones, starting May 4, subject to specific approval from […]
Puri/Bhubaneswar: The extension of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown by two more weeks has added to the uncertainty looming over the conduct of this year’s annual Rath Yatra in Puri. It may be noted that Odisha government had earlier announced that decision to conduct Rath Yatra will be taken after the completion of the second phase […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
New Delhi: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Sunday said at least 682 patients were cured of the highly contagious novel coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours. This has taken the recovery rate in the country up to 26.59 per cent. In a statement, the Ministry said: “So far, a total of […]
New Delhi: In a fresh order, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday directed all states and Union Territories (UTs) to allow movement of only “distressed persons” and clarified that the facility is not for persons residing at workplaces and wish to visit native places amid the COVID-19 lockdown 3.0. Union Home Secretary Ajay […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bhadrak: Three unidentified miscreants allegedly looted Rs 10.8 lakh cash after attacking an employee of an LPG distribution agency near Jijharpur Railway crossing under Tihidi block of Bhadrak district today. The victim employee has been identified has Pramod Bhanja. He has been admitted to Tihidi Community Health Centre and stated to be stable now. As […]
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 […]
Hyderabad: In a huge relief for migrant workers stranded in different parts of Telangana, the state government has decided to deploy 40 special trains per day for one week beginning Tuesday to ferry them to their native places in states, including Bihar and West Bengal. These trains will start from various stations in the city, […]
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 […]