Amid spike in coronavirus cases, Odisha to enforce lockdown more strictly to keep people indoor

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Monday conducted a reality check of the implementation of the Covid-19 preventive methods in the State and directed the concerned authorities to enforce the lockdown strictly to keep people indoor amid the spike in cases in the country. The updates and issues relating to assistance to the Odia people […]

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Coronavirus lockdown: BMC ropes in Swiggy for delivery of food in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has roped in Swiggy, the leading online food aggregator service chain to deliver quality and hygienic food to citizens through online means during the lockdown enforced to contain the spread of new Coronavirus aka (COVID-19). The initiative will help people, particularly the working class, who are facing difficulty in […]

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Odisha Assembly doctor suspended for lapses under COVID-19 regulations

Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Friday suspended Odisha Assembly Dispensary Medical Officer Dr Lalit Behera for lapses under the COVID-19 regulations. Behera had given consultation to a patient on March 16 who later tested positive thereby becoming the third Coronavirus patient in the State. “Whereas a disciplinary proceeding against Dr Lalit Behera, Medical Officer, Zonal […]

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Odisha CM requests PM Modi for seamless movement of goods during lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to ensure seamless movement of goods across States through inter-State borders during the 21-day lockdown enforced to check the spread of the spread of the new Coronavirus aka (COVID-19.) The Chief Minister said the movement of goods may be permitted […]

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Odisha looks for doctors, paramedics to fight COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Wednesday offered an opportunity to the qualified specialists, MBBS doctors, staff nurses and other paramedics, including retired persons to serve the people of the State in various Government hospitals on contract basis for a period of three months till June 30 to fight the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). While specialist will […]

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Odisha Govt suspends inter-State bus services as Coronavirus cases rise

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has suspended inter-State bus services until further orders to check the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State. In a letter to all Regional Transport Officers (RTOs), Transport Commissioner-cum-State Transport Authority Chairman said, “Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become pandemic and the whole world is affected by the deadly virus. There […]

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The endangered house sparrow is making a slow comeback

  By Jagpreet Luthra March 20 is observed as the World Sparrow Day. The House Sparrow, once an integral part of our immediate environment, all but disappeared almost two decades ago. These common birds, that lived in the cavities of our houses and polished off our leftover food, today sits on the red list of […]

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No public darshan in Puri Jagannath Temple from tomorrow to contain spread of COVID-19

Puri: Against the backdrop of novel corona crisis, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday announced suspension of public darshan at Jagannath Temple here. However, daily rituals will be performed as usual. “Decision has been taken to cancel public darshan from tomorrow till March 31 as precautionary measure against the Coronavirus aka COVID-19 outbreak. […]

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Crisis-hit Yes Bank remits Rs 397 crore of Puri Jagannath Temple Fund 

Bhubaneswar: A day after the moratorium period on the crisis-hit Yes Bank ended, the private bank on Thursday remitted Rs 397 crore to the designated SBI account of Jagannath Temple Corpus Fund at Puri Main Branch. The remaining principal of Rs 156 crore and interest will be remitted upon maturity on March 30. “We have […]

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Odisha Govt extends DGP Abhay’s tenure till December 31, 2021

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Wednesday extended the service period of Director General of Police (DGP) and Head of Police Force (HoPF) Abhay till December 31, 2021. As per the Supreme Court judgement in Prakash Singh case and recommendations of UPSC empanelment committee, DGP will now have a two-year tenure. “The Government has been pleased […]

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