Lockdown: ECoR introduces trains for traders to transport essential items

Bhubaneswar: In order to ensure smooth flow of essential commodities during the lockdown period in the wake of Coronavirus aka COVID19 outbreak, the East Coast Railway has introduced time tabled parcel trains for traders and businessmen for transit of essential items. “Transportation of essential items like medical supplies, medical equipment, food items is going to […]

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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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Odisha CM announces financial assistance for 65,000 lockdown affected street vendors

Bhubaneswar: A day after announcing a Rs 2,200 crore package for the poor, old-age persons and construction workers in the State, who bore the brunt of the ongoing 21-day countrywide lockdown, which has been enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced further assistance for lockdown affected persons. ‘The […]

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Odisha may be moving towards Phase 3 of Covid-19 community transmission: Govt  

Bhubaneswar: After the third Coronavirus case reported in the State where the patient has no foreign travel history, Odisha Government’s Chief COVID-19 Spokesperson Subroto Bagchi on Friday said that there is a possibility of getting into the third stage of community transmission in Odisha. “We see a possibility of getting into the third stage of […]

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Odisha to set up two COVID-19 hospitals with 1000 beds

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Thursday signed two tripartite agreements with SUM and KIIMS Medical Colleges at Lok Seva Bhawan to set up 1000-beded State-level hospitals in Bhubaneswar for treatment of new Coronavirus aka COVID-19 patients. These hospitals will be the State facility for COVID-19 treatment. OMC and MCL will provide the CSR funding for […]

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Odisha Police opens helpline for smooth flow of goods carriers during lockdown

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police on Thursday opened a helpline number (0674- 2620200) for smooth movement of all goods carriers on national and State highways in the State during the nation-wide lockdown enforced by the Central Government to prevent the spread of deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The helpline will be open from 8 am to 8 […]

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Odisha opens control room for effective implementation of lockdown

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Thursday opened a 24×7 control room to monitor the issues with regard to implementation of the 21-day lockdown enforced to combat the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State. Senior IPS officer and IG (Operations) Amitabh Thakur will supervise the overall functioning of the control room. State Home Department issued an […]

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G Udayagiri BDO administers ‘Mo Jiban’ pledge to people to combat COVID-19

Kandhamal: A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Mo Jiban’ (My Life) programme and appealed to the people to take a pledge not to venture out of their houses to combat new Coronavirus aka COVID-19, G Udayagiri BDO Santanu Nayak on Wednesday administered the pledge to people in various parts of the block. “Take […]

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Orissa High Court suspends functioning till April 15 over Coronavirus

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court (HC) has decided to suspend its functioning and also its offices from March 26 to April 15 because of the lockdown enforced to check the spread of the new Coronavirus aka COVID-19. “It is hereby given for general information that considering the impending threat of COVID-19 and in the sake […]

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