Pradhan donates one month’s salary to PM Relief Fund to fight Coronavirus war

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday donated his one month’s salary to Prime Minister National Relief Fund to fight the new Coronavirus aka COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 25 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally. The Union Minister also released Rs crore from his MPLADS […]

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vHealth by Aetna launches free virtual doctor consultation amid Covid-19 pandemic

Bhubaneswar: vHealth by Aetna (www.vHealth.io) has announced a special initiative of providing free access to its virtual doctor consultation service, until April 15, to help ensure people have access to health care during the COVID-19 outbreak. vHealth provides professional and confidential medical consultations by telephone and video for people across the country. The announcement comes […]

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COVID-19 scare: Odisha makes registration of foreign returnees mandatory, announces Rs 15K incentive

Bhubaneswar: A day after an Odia youth with travel history to Italy, positive for the Coronavirus aka COVID-19, the Odisha Government on Monday made it compulsory for registration of all people, who have come to Odisha from abroad after March 4, through a web portal and helpline number. “Anyone who comes to Odisha from abroad has […]

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Journalists from Maharashtra visit Bhubaneswar PIB office

Bhubaneswar: Six senior journalists from Maharashtra visited the Press Information Bureau (PIB) office here under the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) programme on Friday. They are on a six-day visit to Odisha under EBSB. The delegation actively interacted with the journalists and officials of the PIB here where they were briefed about the rich culture, […]

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Odisha declares Coronavirus as State disaster

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Friday declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as the State disaster. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced this in the State Assembly after a Cabinet meeting chaired by him decided to declare COVID-19 as a disaster for the State under the provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 to adequately empower the public officials […]

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India-US Summit is a momentous occasion for bilateral relations: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday described the Summit level meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump as a momentous occasion for India-US bilateral relations. Speaking at an event in New Delhi, he said that both the leaders have once again emphasized the importance […]

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Union Minister Joshi visits Damanjodi, lays stone for Crusher & Conveyor System at Nalco

Koraput (Odisha): Union Minister of Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi on Tuesday laid foundation stone of Crusher and Conveyor System at Nalco’s Mining & Refinery (M&R) Complex in Damanjodi. The System will cater to feed bauxite for the fifth stream of Alumina Refinery of the company. The project is expected to be completed by April, […]

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Odisha Govt presents Rs 1.50 lakh crore Budget for 2020-21 FY

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Tuesday presented the annual budget of Rs 1.50 lakh crore for the 2020-21 fiscal. The outlay of the state Budget, tabled by Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari in the Assembly, is about 11 per cent more than that of 2019-20. Maintaining that economic growth of Odisha was estimated at 6.16% as […]

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Odisha signs MoU with KSINC to strengthen water-based tourism

Bhubaneswar: The State Tourism Department on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC) to acquire technical support in planning and developing diverse water tourism and recreation products. Besides Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon Chilika lake, Odisha boasts a 482 km coastline and eight major reservoirs and several […]

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik condemns attack on JNU students

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday condemned the attack on students and teachers at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi on Sunday evening and urged law enforcement agencies to take swift action to apprehend the culprits. Patnaik said such attacks on students must be condemned unequivocally. “Shocked to know about the violent #JNUattack. Violence has […]

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