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Supreme Court Stays Orissa HC Order Barring Entry of Migrants Without COVID-19 Test

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order passed by the Orissa High Court preventing the entry of people to Odisha without COVID-19 test. SC Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and BR Gavai stayed the order passed by the Orissa High Court while hearing an urgent Special Leave Petition filed by the Ministry of […]

Allow Returnees Only If They Test Negative For COVID-19 At Source: Orissa HC To Govt

Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Thursday directed the Odisha government to allow returnees to the State only if they test negative for COVID-19. The Court came up with such directive while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by social activist Narayan Chandra Jena. As per the order, Orissa High Court has asked the State […]

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CM Naveen directs to increase per day COVID-19 testings to 15,000 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the Health Department authorities to increase the COVID-19 testing capacity in Odisha to 15,000 per day. The decision was taken at a review meeting held today to assess the current situation of COVID-19 in the State. Patnaik spoke to officials of different departments through […]

Coronavirus Live Updates: 7 New Cases Take Odisha's COVID-19 Tally To 176

Odisha reported seven more COVID-19 positive cases on Tuesday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the State to 176, informed Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department.

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 […]

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, […]

Odisha Seeks Help Of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh For Migrants' Return

Bhubaneswar: With the stage set for the return of migrant workers and people stranded in other states, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Saturday, took up the safe return of Odia migrants with BS Yediyurappa and YS Jaganmohan Reddy, his counterparts in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, respectively. Patnaik made the request during a separate […]

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Bus Carrying Odisha Returnees From Surat Meets With Accident, 2 Killed

Phulbani/Bhubaneswar: A bus ferrying Odia workers from Surat met with an accident near Andharkote in Kalinga Ghat on Kandhamal-Ganjam border of the State today evening. The mishap reportedly killed one person at the site while another person injured during the accident succumbed at a hospital. G Udaygiri SDPO, Jaykrushna Behera said, “Police, fire services personnel, […]

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. […]

UP Becomes First State To Shortlist Migrants For Citizenship

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh is all set to become the first state in the country to start the exercise of shortlisting migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, eligible for citizenship under the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The exercise will also identify those who are living illegally in the state. According to additional chief secretary (home) Avanish […]

35 FIRs against attackers on migrants in Gujarat, 450 detained

Gandhinagar: Police have filed 35 complaints and detained around 450 persons for attacking the migrant community residing in Gujarat, Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja said on Monday. After the rape of a toddler, there were widespread attacks on migrant labourer residents, especially from north India, believing that some from the community were responsible […]

Militants attack refugee department in Afghanistan, 18 killed

Kabul: A militant attack on a provincial headquarters of the department of refugees and migrants on Tuesday left at least 18 people dead and 15 others injured, officials told the media. A first suicide attacker detonated explosives he was carrying, allowing two other militants to enter the building in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province, where […]

108 migrants from Pakistan get Indian citizenship

Jodhpur: A total of 108 migrants from Pakistan received Indian citizenship here in Rajasthan on Sunday. Jodhpur District collector Ravi Kumar Surpur distributed the citizenship certificates to the former Pakistanis. Most of these migrant-turned-Indian citizens were teary eyed when they got the certificates. The surroundings of the Town Hall where they were given the certificates […]

Libyan navy recovers 11 bodies, rescues 283 migrants

Tripoli: The Libyan navy said it had recovered the bodies of 11 migrants and rescued 283 others in separate operations. “A coast guard patrol recovered the bodies of 11 illegal migrants and rescued 83 others who were on a rubber boat about 8 km off Sabratha coast,” Xinhua news agency quoted a navy spokesman as […]

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'Migrants must embrace Aussie values if they want citizenship'

Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday that migrants needed to fully embrace “Australian values” if they wanted to become citizens. Speaking in parliament, Turnbull urged the opposition to pass a legislation which would result in the creation of a revamped citizenship test, reports Xinhua news agency. Under the changes proposed in April, […]