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Around 39 crore poor people received financial assistance of Rs 34,800 crore under the PMGKP

New Delhi:6/5/20: Using the digital payment infrastructure, around 39 crore poor people received financial assistance of Rs 34,800 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) as on 5th May 2020, announced by Union Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman on 26th March 2020 to protect them from the impact of the lockdown due to COVID 19. As part of the PMGKP, the Government announced free food grains ...

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Odisha government sought Centre’s permission to commence construction work of chariots for Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar:6/5/20: Odisha government on Wednesday sought Centre’s permission to commence construction work of chariots for Rath Yatra amid lockdown. Earlier, the Srimandir Management Committee had sought State govt’s permission over the matter. The Rath Yatra, scheduled on June 23, is the most important festival in Odisha attended by over millions of devotees who throng Puri town for the 10-day long festival. ...

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Plus-III final semester examinations will be conducted from July 24 across Odisha.

Bhubaneswar:6/5/20 The Odisha government announced that Plus III Final Year examinations in the state will be over by July 24 while exams of final semesters for PG courses will be completed by August 20. The Odisha Higher Education Minister Dr. Arun Sahoo informed this after a video conference with the Vice-Chancellors of all universities on Wednesday. Dr. Sahoo said the ...

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One more person has reportedly tested positive in Jajpur district:Odisha’s tally reached 180

Bhubaneswar: 6/5/20: After three back to back reports, one more person has reportedly tested positive for novel coronavirus in Jajpur district today. Following the detection of four news cases, Odisha’s tally reached 180. The Information & Public Relations department has also shared the initial data about the case. As per reports, the patient is a 57-year-old male and had recently returned ...

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J&K: 3 Photographers have been honored with the 2020 Pulitzer Prize

New Delhi:6/5/20: Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand have been honored with the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for documenting the fallout of the India government’s dismantling of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional autonomy last August. They all work with the Associated Press news agency. While Yasin and Mukhtar are based in Srinagar, Channi Anand works out of Jammu. “This honor ...

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Surat returnees leaves Odisha worried

Bhubaneswar: 6/5/20: As the total tally of coronavirus positive cases in Odisha reached 177, the Information and Public Relations released few data about the latest Covid-19 case.coron As per reports, the new patient, who is an 18-yr Male, has recently returned from Surat. While several measures are being taken by the Odisha government to contain the virus, district administrations are ...

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Odisha Health & Family Welfare Department has shared the COVID -19 status

Bhubaneswar:6/5/20 Odisha Health & Family Welfare Department has shared the COVID -19 status of the state. The department has also shared the infographic on the status.As per available reports, Odisha’s tally of coronavirus positive cases reached 177. While total active cases are at 115, 60 have recovered so far.Here is the infographic: .:  

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Former Odisha minister Haraprasad Mahapatra breathed his last

Bhubaneswar:6/5/20: Former Odisha minister Haraprasad Mahapatra breathed his last at his residence here today. He was 97. He was suffering from prolonged illness, family sources said. He was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly twice from Soro constituency as a CPI candidate in 1967 and as a Janata Party candidate in 1977 and assigned as Law Minister. He had formed labourer ...

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Number COVID-19 cases in Odishsa mounted to 177:Reported its second COVID-19 death

Bhubaneswar:6/5/20: Odisha reported its second COVID-19 death as an elderly man who was suffering from the disease died while undergoing treatment in Bhubaneswar yesterday, official sources said today. The deceased has been identified as a 77-year-old man of Madhusudan Nagar in the city. “He had underlying comorbidities of hypertension, diabetes, and kidney disease. He expired yesterday at KIMS,” said Health ...

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Mumbai Cricket Association further postpones its local matches

Mumbai:6/5/20;With the nationwide lockdown for the coronavirus outbreak extended till May 17, the Mumbai Cricket Association has further postponed its local matches which were scheduled to be played between 14th March and 17th May 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The cricket body said on its website that its office, housed inside the Wankhede Stadium premises, will be shut ...

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