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Odia New Wave Cinema

By ASHOK PALIT The term ‘New Wave’, rather ‘Nouvelle Vague’, in case of cinema,  we all know,  started in  France in late  1950s-early  1960s  pioneered by the directors like   Truffaut,   Godard,   Resnais,   Rohmer,   Chabrol   etc.   But   there   are disagreements about the exactitude of the form and function of French New Wave–was it only about ‘politics of form’, whether and up to ...

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ICICI Lombard and BharatPe partner to launch industry-first Coronavirus cover for shopkeepers

Mumbai, March 30, 2020: BharatPe, India’s largest merchant payment & lending network has partnered with ICICI Lombard to roll out ‘COVID-19 Protection Insurance Cover’ for shopkeepers. Amid the contagious pandemic, this policy on a diagnosis of COVID-19 (+ve) will pay 100% of the sum insured, irrespective of hospitalization expenses. The new product is a step forward in BharatPe’s endeavour in introducing ...

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Odisha government has taken a series of measures to combat the COVID-19 crisis

:Bhubaneswar:29 /3/20:Amid fear of community spread of the coronavirus looming large following a man with no history of travelling abroad tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, the Odisha government has taken a series of measures including augmentation of hospitals’ capacity to combat the crisis, officials said. With financial assistance from the Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) and the Odisha Mining ...

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Bollywood star Akshay Kumar contributed Rs 25 crore to PM CARES Fund

New Delhi, Mar 29: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar contributed Rs 25 crore soon after Prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the launch of a new fund to combat the COVID-19 situation. The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund or PM CARES Fund was set up following spontaneous and innumerable requests for making generous donations to ...

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Odisha 5T Secretary reviewed the progress of COVID-19 Hospital which is being set up at Campus-2 of SOA University

Bhubaneswar, Mar 29: 5T Secretary VK Pandian and Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra today reviewed the progress of COVID-19 Hospital which is being set up at Campus-2 of SOA University here. SOA Founder Prof Dr Manojranjan Nayak briefed them the progress of the special hospital. The Odisha government on Thursday signed a tripartite agreement with Institute of Medical Sciences and ...

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Rukuna Ratha festival of Lord Lingaraj has been suspended this year due to the Covid-19

Bhubaneswar: 29/3/20:The age-old tradition of Rukuna Ratha festival of Lord Lingaraj has been suspended this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Lord Lingaraj Temple Administration has decided not to hold the annual car festival of Lord Lingaraj on the auspicious occasion of Ashokashtami on April 1. Khordha District Collector, Sitanshu Kumar Rout, who is the Chairperson of Shree Lingaraj ...

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979 confirmed corona-virus cases and six deaths have been reported from six states

Newdelhi:29/3/20:As many as 106 fresh cases of COVID- 19 and six deaths have been reported from six states in the last 24 hours. Briefing reporters in New Delhi today, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry, Lav Aggarwal said, there are 979 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country including 25 deaths till now.  He said, government has formed ten empowered groups ...

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PM Modi continues his address with various stakeholders in India’s fight against COVID-19

Newdelhi:29/3/20:Prime Minister Narendra Modi is continuing his interactions with various stakeholders in India’s fight against COVID-19. Mr Modi interacts with over 200 people on a daily basis which includes phone calls to various State Governors, Chief Ministers, and Health Ministers to get a first-hand feedback on India’s fight against the COVID-19 menace. He also telephonically reaches out to various doctors, ...

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Indian Railways gears up to provide cooked food to needy people in times of lock down.

Newdelhi:29/3/20:Indian Railways has decided to provide bulk cooked food with paper plates to needy people from the locations where they have base kitchens of IRCTC. The list of base kitchens of IRCTC zonewise is given below: 1. South Central Railway: Vijaywada 2. Western Railway: Ahmedabad, Mumbai Central. 3. East Cost Railway: Khurdha Road 4. South Eastern Railway: Balasore 5. Northern ...

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Odisha Chief Minister announced street vendors of 114 urban areas will get an assistance of Rs 3,000 each

Bhubaneswar:28/3/20: Keeping in mind the troubles that economically weaker sections from Odisha are facing during the nationwide lockdown, a preventive measure taken by the government to prevent spread of COVID-19, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced street vendors of 114 urban areas will get an assistance of Rs 3,000 each. The Chief Minister further said the move will help ...

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