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Odisha Government will provide free rice and dal through PDS from July to November free of cost.

Bhubaneswar:21/7/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the concerned department to provide free rice and dal through PDS from July to November free of cost. The state government has made the announcement in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of the dreaded disease has adversely affected the livelihood of the people. The beneficiaries of the food security scheme ...

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Liquor served to children at marriage party in Malkangiri

Malkangiri:21/7/20: The Malkangiri district administration has started an investigation into the incident in which some children of Parasanapalli village under Materu GP were served liquor at a marriage function. District Child Protection Officer Narayan Das and District Excise Superintendent Ashok Kumar Seth have taken up the issue to ascertain if the photographs and the video that went viral were true ...

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Amarnath Yatra will not be held this year

New Delhi:21/7/20:: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the authorities have announced to cancel Amarnath Yatra this year. “Based upon the circumstances, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board decided that it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year’s Shri Amarnathji Yatra and expressed its regret to announce the cancellation of Yatra 2020,” said Raj Bhavan, Government ...

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Odisha government increased the retirement age of doctors from 62 years to 65 years

Bhubaneswar:21/7/20: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government today increased the retirement age of doctors from 62 years to 65 years. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the increase in the retirement age of Medical Officers of OHMS cadre as well as the Allopathic Insurance Medical Officers under L & ESI Department. After a review meeting of the COVID-19 situation in Khordha ...

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Mortal remains of legendary actor Bijay Mohanty were consigned to flames

Bhubaneswar:21/7/20: The mortal remains of legendary actor Bijay Mohanty were consigned to flames at Satya Nagar crematorium in Odisha capital today as Ollywood fraternity and his fans bid a tearful adieu to the superstar. Mohanty’s son-in-law lit the funeral pyre during the cremation. He was cremated with state honours as announced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Earlier in the day, ...

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400 COVID-19 patients recover in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:21/7/20: Another 400 COVID-19 patients have recovered in Odisha and are being discharged on Tuesday, informed the Health and Family Welfare Department. Here is the district-wise recovery count:- 137 from Ganjam 58 from Cuttack 46 from Khurdha 41 from Koraput 37 from Jajpur 14 from Keonjhar 10 from Kendrapara 9 from Mayurbhanj 7 from Nayagarh 7 from Sundergarh 5 from ...

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Odisha Chief Minister has sanctioned Rs 20.64 crore for new COVID hospitals in Khurda and Cuttack

Bhubaneswar21/7/20:: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned Rs 20.64 crore from Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF) for running new Dedicated COVID hospitals and COVID Care Centres for next three months in Khurda and Cuttack districts. The Chief Minister today reviewed the COVID situation and management in Cuttack and Khurda district and made a slew of announcements. The Odisha CM said: ...

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Dharmendra Pradhan Calls for Balancing Life and Livelihood, as India Unlocks

Newdelhi:21/7/20: Minister of Steel and Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today addressed a webinar on “Working in Covid-19 times”, organised by the Ministry of Steel. Speaking on the occasion, Minister Pradhan said that as the nation unlocks and people get back to work, we must understand that the virus is very much here and it’s important to take ...

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Union HRD Minister launches MANODARPAN to provide psychosocial support to students

Newdelhi:21/7/20:Union HRD Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the MANODARPAN initiative of HRD Ministry to provide psychosocial support to students for their Mental Health and Well-being in New Delhi today. Minister of State for HRD, Shri Sanjay Dhotre also graced the occasion. Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Shri Amit Khare; Secretary, School Education and Literacy Smt Anita Karwal and senior officials of ...

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19 State/UTs conducting more than 140 tests/day/million, as advised by WHO

Newdelhi:21/7/20: The “Test, Track, Treat” strategy encapsulates the holistic framework for the management of COVID-19. Led by the Centre, it has been implemented through various measures by the State/UT governments. While States/UTs have substantially expanded their testing network, they have also undertaken measures to facilitate widespread testing by people at large. As a result, the national average of tests/day/million has ...

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