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All domestic commercial airlines will cease their operations from tomorrow mid-night.

The Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Shri Lav Agarwal addressing a press conference on ‘COVID-19: Preparedness and Actions taken’, in New Delhi on March 23, 2020. 
The Principal Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri K.S. Dhatwalia and the DG, ICMR, Dr. Balram Bhargava are also seen.

Newdelhi:23/3/20:All domestic commercial airlines will cease their operations from tomorrow mid-night. Giving this information today, Ministry of Civil Aviation informed that the restrictions shall not apply to cargo carrying flights. Briefing media in New Delhi, Joint Secretary in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Lav Agarwal said, 19 States and Union Territories have issued orders for complete lockdown. These States and ...

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Shivraj Singh Chauhan has become Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth time

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Madhya Pradesh:23/3/20:In Madhya Pradesh, senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chauhan has become Chief Minister of the state for the fourth time. Governor Lalji Tandon administered him the oath of office and secrecy at a simple ceremony held at Raj Bhavan, a short while ago. Mr Shivraj Singh took oath alone due to the outbreak of Corona virus. Earlier, Mr Chauhan ...

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Complete lockdown enforced in 19 States and Union Territories

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Newdelhi:23/3/20:Briefing media in New Delhi, Joint Secretary in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Lav Agarwal said, 19 States and Union Territories have issued orders for complete lockdown. These States and Union Territories include Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Ladakh, Jharkhand, Arunanchal Pradesh, Bihar, Tripura, Telangana, Chattisgarh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. ...

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Prime Minister to continue his interactions with various stakeholders in India’s fight against COVID-19

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacting with the industry representatives via video conference in India’s fight against COVID-19, in New Delhi on March 23, 2020.

Newdelhi:23/3/20:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi shall continue his interactions with various stakeholders in India’s fight against COVID-19. Shri Modi, in his effort to contain the spread of the virus, has held discussions with the heads of various Electronic Media groups and the India Inc. through video conference today. Regular Interactions & Meetings Since January Prime Minister Shri Modi held several ...

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Odisha Government has extended the lockdown from 5 districts to 14 districts

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Bhubaneswar: 23/3/20:The Odisha Government has extended the lockdown from 5 districts to 14 districts as a preventive measure to breakdown the chain infection of COVID-19. A notification in this regard has been issued by the State Health and Family Welfare Department on Monday Accordingly, the lockdown has been imposed in the districts of Puri, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Sambalpur, ...

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Top officials of the Odisha government expressed their gratitude to doctors and health workers

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Bhubaneswar:22/3/2q0 As the clock struck 5 on Sunday evening, Odisha reverberated with sound of claps, bells, drums and conch shells as the whole of state came out of their houses to show their appreciation for the frontline healthcare providers, amid the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik applauded and cheered for the ...

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Novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 324 on Sunday

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New Delhi: 22/3/20:Novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 324 on Sunday after fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, the Union Health Ministry said. The total includes 41 foreign nationals and four deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra so far. “The total number of active COVID-19 cases across India stands at 296 so far,” the ...

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Odisha Government has sanctioned Rs 21.1 crore for 114 ULBs to prevent coronavirus

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Bhubaneswar: 22/3/20:The Housing and Urban Development Department of the Odisha Government has sanctioned Rs 21.1 crore for 114 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the state for taking preventive measures to contain spread of coronavirus.Funds to the tune of Rs 1 crore has been sanctioned for Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Rs 50 lakh for municipal corporations of Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela and Sambalpur, ...

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For ‘Janta Curfew’ Bhubaneswar seem to have paused for a Sunday break.

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Bhubaneswar:22/3/20  Empty streets, closed shops, no vendors, no traffic jams. For once, the streets of the busy state capital seem to have paused for a Sunday break. Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal of ‘Janta Curfew’, Odisha government, yesterday, announced a week-long near-total lockdown in the state, starting from today. Allowing access to commodities of daily needs, the Government ordered people ...

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Odisha government has suspended the Inter-State Bus Services till March 31

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Cuttack: 22/3/20:In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Odisha government has suspended the Inter-State Bus Services till March 31. A notification from the Office of the Transport Commissioner-Cum-Chairman, State Transport Authority, Cuttack, has been issued. As per the directions: Inter-State buses coming from other states will not be allowed to reach their destination in Odisha after 11 am on 23.3.2020. ...

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