PM Modi to chair HLC meet commemorating 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur

New Delhi, April 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of the High-Level Committee (HLC) to commemorate the 400th Birth Anniversary (Prakash Purab) of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur, on Thursday (April 8) at 11 AM through video conferencing, said an official release. According to a Prime Minister’s Office communique, Union Home Minister Amit […]

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10-day drive to strictly implement Covid norms in Odisha begins today

Bubaneswar, April 7: The Odisha Police will begin a 10-day special drive on Wednesday to strictly implement the existing Covid norms across the State to contain the virus spread. Yesterday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the State police to launch the drive to enforce the regulations, instead of introducing any new curb. The CM has […]

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Odisha to launch 10-day special drive to enforce COVID-19 regulations from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar, April 6: The Odisha Government has decided to strat a 10-day special drive to strictly enforce the Covid Safety protocols as notified from Wednesday. The decision was taken after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took stock of the COVID-19 management in the State. The Chief Minister instructed to Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay to […]

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President appoints Justice NV Ramana as next CJI

New Delhi, April 6: President Ram Nath Kovind, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, has appointed Supreme Court judge Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, as the Chief Justice of India. A notification in this regard has been issued by the Department of Justice, Ministry of […]

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Odisha writes to Centre again over acute shortage of vaccine

Bhubaneswar, April 5: The Odisha Government has once again written to the Centre highlighting acute shortage of vaccine. In a letter to Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra requested Bhusan to send 15 lakh Covishield doses immediately. “As on 5th April (8 AM), the vaccine availability in the State […]

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Night curfew in 10 districts of Odisha from today

Bhubaneswar, April 5: Starting today, night curfews will be enforced in 10 districts of the State – Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Bolangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri – in view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the State. The night curfew will be in force between 10 PM and 5 PM from till further […]

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SBI Main Branch sealed in Bhubaneswar after employees test COVID-19 positive

Bhubaneswar, April 4: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday sealed the Main Branch of State Bank of India (SBI) located in Unit-1 area in State capital city for two days after seven of its employees tested COVID-19 positive. “In view of detection of a series of COVID-19 positive cases in SBI, Main Branch, Unit-1, […]

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Union Health Minister approves “National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021” 

New Delhi, April 3: Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has approved the “National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021” on March 30, said an official release. As per a Ministry statement, the policy aims to lower the high cost of treatment for rare diseases with increased focus on indigenous research with the […]

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Odisha clamps night curfew in 10 districts as COVID-19 cases surge

Bhubaneswar, April 3: The Odisha Government on Saturday clamped night curfews in 10 districts of the State – Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Bolangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri – in view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the State. “The night curfew will be in force between 10 PM and 5 PM from April […]

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Vice President calls upon youths to imbibe spirit of entrepreneurship & innovation

Bhubaneswar, April 3: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called upon the youth to take inspiration from India’s glorious past and imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. “The universities and educational institutions to equip the students with 21st century skills so that they can emerge as job creators,” said Naidu while gracing the […]

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