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Odisha government transport depart ordered the suspension of all the tests for for obtaining Learners Licence

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Bhubanaeswar:17/3/20: The transport depart of Odisha government on Tuesday ordered the suspension of all the tests for for obtaining Learners Licence (LL) and Driving Licence (DL), scheduled to be conducted between March 18 to 31. This order was passed in view of spread of the novel Coronavirus. In a letter to all the regional transport officers (RTOs), the transport commissioner ...

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Puri Gajapati and his family will remain in self-quarantine for 14 days

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Bhubaneswar:17/3/20: Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb and his family will remain in self-quarantine for 14 days as they returned to the state capital from the USA on March 15. The family had gone to the USA to attend several programmes in Jagannath temples in various cities.After reaching, the family also registered online in the state Government’s COVID-19 Portal. The family is ...

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East Coast Railway saw cancellation of more than one lakh tickets In last six days

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Bhubaneswar:17/3/20: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) today said it has witnessed a major fall in passengers with lot of cancellation of train tickets. In last six days, ECoR saw cancellation of more than one lakh tickets which 67% more than the cancellation during this period last year. Across all the railway divisions, train ticket cancellation percentage has gone up by 80%.This ...

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Odisha government employees will get a 5 percent enhanced dearness allowance

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Bhubaneswar:17/3/20: The employees will get a 5 percent enhanced dearness allowance (DA) with retrospective effect from July 1, 2019, Odisha government announcement said. The announcement on Tuesday by AKK Meena, Principal Secretary,  Finance, said the government is releasing an additional dose of DA at the rate of 5% enhancing the existing rate from 12% to 17% on the basic pay with effect from 01.7.2019. The ...

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei issued a religious ruling prohibiting unnecessary travel

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Iran:17/3/20:Administration of Iran  issued its most dire warning today about the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus ravaging the country, suggesting millions could die in the Islamic Republic if the public keeps travelling and ignoring health guidance. A state television journalist, who also is a medical doctor, gave the warning only hours after hard-line Shiite faithful the previous night pushed their way ...

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Lok Sabha passed the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 through voice vote

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Newdelhi:17/3/20:Lok Sabha today passed the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 through voice vote. Earlier, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri moved the bill to amend the Aircraft Act, 1934 in the house for consideration. While introducing the bill, the Minister said that the amendments would fulfill the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This will enable the three regulatory ...

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UPDATE ON COVID-19: ADVISORIES AND GUIDELINES FOR CONTAINMENT AND PREVENTION

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Newdelhi17/3/20::Cabinet Secretary took a review meeting of concerned officials from various Ministries/Departments, here today. During the meeting, he emphasized on the implementation of Social Distancing measures as detailed by guidelines of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. He stated that social distancing would have a major impact in limiting the spread of the disease. He also reviewed preparedness of various ...

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Evaluation of the answer sheets of the annual Matric examination will be done in accordance with the safety guidelines

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Cuttack:16/3/20: The evaluation of the answer sheets of the annual Matric examination in Odisha will be done in accordance with the safety guidelines of the state government on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In a videoconferencing here on Monday, president of the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Ramashish Hazra said that the evaluation of the answer sheets from March 19 to ...

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Odisha Government has sanctioned Rs 225 crore from the State Disaster Response Fund for containment of COVID-19 i

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has sanctioned Rs 225 crore from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for containment of COVID-19 in the state. The State Executive Committee held a special meeting at 6.15 PM today (16.3.20) chaired by Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy and sanctioned the amount in favour of the Health & Family Welfare Department.According to reports, the fund will ...

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Coronavirus positive patient in Bhubaneswar came in contact with 129 persons

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Bhubaneswar:16/3/20: A Coronavirus positive patient, who has been kept in the isolation ward of Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar, came in contact with 129 persons, informed Odisha government’s COVID-19 Spokesperson Subroto Bagchi. Addressing a press meet at the Gota Govinda Sadan here this evening, Bagchi said, Italy returned student has come in contact with 53 persons including family members, relatives, contacts. ...

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