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Holi celebrations turned into tragedy after as many as 13 persons were reportedly drowned

Bhubaneswar:10/3/20: Holi celebrations turned into tragedy after as many as 13 persons were reportedly drowned while taking bath after the festivities in separate incidents in Odisha on Tuesday. Two teenage boys identified as Subham Kumar Behera and Nishant Padhi of Netaji Nagar area in Cuttack drowned while taking bath in a river on the outskirts of the city. They had ...

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Cabinet Secretary reviewed the actions and preparedness for the management of novel coronavirus

Newdelhi:10/3/20:Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba reviewed the actions and preparedness for the management of novel coronavirus with Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories through video conferencing yesterday. He emphasized upon actions like surveillance at points of entry (PoE), surveillance in the community, laboratory support and hospital preparedness. Mr Gauba called upon States to scale up logistics, quarantine facilities, capacity ...

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World Health Organization has said Coronavirus has spread in over 100 countries.

Newdelhi:10/3/20:World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the threat of the Coronavirus outbreak becoming a global pandemic was now very real after the deadly virus has spread in over 100 countries. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus yesterday said, now that the Coronavirus has a foothold in so many countries, the threat of a pandemic has become very real. Mr Ghebreyesus added ...

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Air force plane brings back first batch of 58 Indian pilgrims standard in coronavirus hit Iran today

Newdelhi:10/3/20:The first batch of 58 Indian pilgrims from Tehran, Iran landed at the Indian Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad this morning. The passengers are being screened by medical experts. They were brought by C-17 Globemaster military aircraft from the Corona virus-hit Iran. External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar thanked Indian Embassy in Iran for their efforts and the ...

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Festival of colours Holi being celebrated across the country

Newdelhi:10/3/20:Festival of colours Holi is being celebrated across the country today. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted the people on the occasion. In a message, President said, the Festival of Colours signals the end of winter ...

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Jyotiraditya Scindia resigns from the Congress

Madhya Pradesh  :10/3/20:  Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from primary membership of the party amid the political crisis in Madhya Pradesh. In his resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Mr. Scindia said that he had been in the party for the past 18 years. But, he said, he is unable to serve the people of his state and ...

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Anu is not out of her acting ability in ‘Anu Didi Not Out’

Bhubaneswar:10/3/20:  Veteran music  Director Akshya Mohanty  commenting on Paravati Ghosh”s directial debut  CHHA MANA ATHA GUNTHA said that  woman’s menstrual cycle  is a biological process but is it  necessary to  promote it in film without sufficient background ? Same question may be put to the director of ‘Anu Didi Not Out’, while the sanitary pad fall from the girl’s hand ...

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President of India Presents Nari Shakti Puraskar

Newdelhi:8/3/20:The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented Nari Shakti Puraskar on the occasion of International Women’s Day at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre (RBCC) today (March 8, 2020). (Brief profile of the Awardees of Nari Shakti Puraskar is attached) The Nari Shakti Puraskar, instituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, are “National Award ...

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Not a single positive case of Coronavirus has been detected in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:8/3/20: “Not a single positive case of Coronavirus has been detected in Odisha till date,” said Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Nikunja Bihari Dhal at a press meet here today. He also informed that so far 131 persons from different points of entry have been put under active surveillance by State IDSP. Out of which, till date 10 persons ...

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Odisha will be the first state to introduce Mission Shakti Odisha for empowering SHGs

Bhubaneswar:8/3/20:On the occasion of Interdenominational WomensDay, CM Naveen Patnaik announced a separate Department of Mission Shakti Odisha for empowering SHGs of the State. Odisha will be the first state in the country to introduce this. Apart from ensuring socio-economic empowerment for women through Mission Shakti and 50% reservation in PRIs, Odisha Govt has also brought a  Nutrition Budget that lays special emphasis on the nutrition of women and ...

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