COVID-19: Sarpanchs continue to have powers of district Collectors, says Odisha CM 

Bhubaneswar, May 17: Sarpanchs continue to have the powers of district Collectors in enforcing lockdown in the State, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said at the all-party meeting convened by Odisha Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro on Monday. The meeting was conducted through digital platform. “Sarpanchs continue to have the powers of district collectors in enforcing […]

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Special testing facility by BMC for senior citizens get good response in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, May 17: The Special Facility by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the capital city to provide COVID testing at the doorstep for senior citizens (60 plus age group) received a good response with the citizens pre-booking their requests through the 1929 Call Centre at Bhubaneswar Operations Centre of the Bhubaneswar Smart City office. […]

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Bleeding and clotting events following COVID vaccination miniscule in India: GoI

Delhi, May 17: Bleeding and clotting cases following COVID vaccination in India are minuscule and in line with the expected number of diagnoses of these conditions in the country, a report submitted by the National AEFI (Adverse Event Following Immunization) Committee to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) said. Alerts have been raised […]

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NEFT service will not available from 12.01 AM to 2 AM on May 17

Delhi, May 17: The NEFT service will not be available from 12.01 AM to 2 AM on May 23, to enhance the performance and resilience, said a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) communique. “A technical upgrade of NEFT, targeted to enhance the performance and resilience, is scheduled after the close of business of May 22, […]

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CoWIN digital portal reconfigured; Already booked online appointments for 2nd Covishield dose to remain valid

Delhi, May 16: The COVID Working Group chaired by Dr N K Arora had recommended extension of the gap between the first and second doses of COVISHIELD vaccine to 12-16 weeks. This has been accepted by Government of India on May 13. Government of India has communicated this change to States and UTs. The CoWIN […]

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Odisha reports 12,732 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths; Active tally rises to 1,07,403

Bhubaneswar, May 16: Odisha on Sunday reported 11,732 new COVID-19 positive cases, 19 deaths and 10,781 recoveries. With 11,732 fresh infections being reported in the last 24 hours, the cumulative positive count rose to 6,12,224 while the total death toll climbed to 2,313. The active case tally stood at 1,07,403. The death toll mounted to […]

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After 3 years’ of inspiring digital journey, Argus News makes satellite launch

Bhubaneswar, May 15: Argus News, which has been ruling the Odisha’s digital news platform for over three years now, on Saturday made its satellite launch. Union Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman who graced the occasion as chief guest launched the channel through virtual mode. Noted Odia writer Padma Shri Dr Pratibha Ray and eminent poet Padma […]

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BMC plans hotel-hospital tie up for treatment of non-critical COVID-19 patients in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, May 15: In a bid to free up more beds for critical COVID-19 patients at different hospitals, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to rope in hotels for converting into COVID-19 facilities to treat patients with mild infection in the State Capital. Today, the BMC Commissioner, Sanjay Kumar Singh chaired a virtual meeting […]

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