Odisha to bring back stranded Odia migrant workers form Gujarat

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government will bring back stranded Odia migrant workers form Gujarat amid the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. A team of two senior officers from each the State will coordinate the return of lakhs of Odia workers to Odisha. Decision to this effect was taken in a meeting held between Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik […]

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5 lakh Odias to return to Odisha post lockdown

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government expects around 5 lakh Odias to return to the State once the lockdown restrictions are lifted. The Government has brought out detailed guidelines for expatriates returning to the State. Panchayati Raj Department Principal Secretary DK Singh here on Wednesday said about 5 lakh people belonging to the State are expected to […]

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Odisha gets 5 more Covid-19 Hospitals, bed capacity now 5,000  

Bhubaneswar:  Five more Government standalone Covid-19 hospitals were opened in the State on Monday. With this, the State’s dedicated Covid hospitals are now functional in 26 districts with a bed capacity of 5,000. The five hospitals have come up in Sundargarh, Bargarh, Angul, Jagatsinghpur and Nabarangpur, and have a bed-strength of 825. Chief Minister Naveen […]

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Covid-19 lockdown: Union Minister Sarangi writes to CM, seeks package for temple priests

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister Pratap Sarangi has requested Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to come out with a compensation package for the priests and servitors of various temples under the State Endowment Authority. In a letter to the Chief Minister on Saturday, Sarangi said, […]

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Covid-19 outbreak: ECoR manufactures 24,314 masks, 430 litre sanitiser in own units

Bhubaneswar: Amid rising fears of Covid-19 community transmission, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has produced a total 24,314 masks and 430 litres of alcohol-based sanitiser to assist in fight against novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The ECoR has used its workshops, sheds and depots to produce masks and sanitisers. All three divisions of ECoR – Khurda Road, […]

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Odisha’s second COVID-19 patient discharged from hospital

Bhubaneswar: A 19-year-old man, who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 19, walked out of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Wednesday. He was the second person to be tested positive for the novel Coronavirus in the State. After the reports of the youth came negative, health authorities were confident about […]

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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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