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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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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Odisha forms advisory committee to advice State on strategy for vacciantion & tackle further COVID-19 waves

Bhubaneswar, May 15: The Odisha Government has formed a High-level Advisory Committee under the chairmanship Dr Srinath Reddy, India’s leading Public Health expert and president, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) to advice the State on strategy for vaccination and to tackle future waves of COVID-19 pandemic. The committee consists of eminent health care personalities […]

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COVID-19: BMC carries out massive sanitisation drive in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, May 15: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday started a massive sanitisation drive with dedicated sanitisation vehicles in its three administrative zones. Today under the South East Zone, three vehicles were deployed near Satyanagar Crematorium and carried out the activity to sanitise the public area. According to BMC sources, three dedicated vehicles are […]

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Bharatpur Crematorium to be operational within a week

Bhubaneswar, May 14: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has signed an agreement with city-based NGO Pradeep Seva Trust today to start functioning of another crematorium at Bharatpur Mouza, on the outskirts of the capital city. The agreement was signed by BMC Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Srimanta Mishra and Pradeep Seva Trust secretary Madhusmita Prusty at the […]

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Now, GPS tracking of ambulances for better management of COVID patients in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, May 14: Putting technology to use for better COVID management and quick transfer of patients to the dedicated COVID hospitals (DCH) and COVID care centres (CCC), the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started GPS tracking of the emergency vehicles. While the city authorities have a fleet of 64 ambulances under the COVID management programme, […]

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Odisha reports highest single-day spike of 12,390 COVID-19 cases; Death toll mounts to 2,273

Bhubaneswar, May 14: Odisha on Friday reported highest single-day spike of 12,390 COVID-19 positive cases and 22 deaths, informed a data released by the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department. With this, the total caseload surged to 5,88,687 in the State while the death toll mounted to 2,273. Odisha currently has 1,04,016 active cases […]

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