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Eminent litterateur and award-winning short fiction writer Manoj Kumar Panda is no more

Bhubaneswar:10/7/20: Eminent litterateur and award-winning short fiction writer Manoj Kumar Panda is no more. He died of heart attack in Bolangir district at the age of 65. According to sources, Panda was admitted to a hospital after he complained of uneasiness where he passed away while undergoing treatment. He had three published collections of short fiction, Hada Bagicha (1992), Varna ...

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Total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha touched 11956

Bhubaneswar:10/7/20: The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha touched 11956 on Friday as the state reported the highest single-day spike of 755 cases from 23 districts in the last 24 hours. Of the new cases, 508 have been detected in quarantine centers while 247 are local contact cases. According to I & PR department, Ganjam district reported the highest ...

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Odisha achieved a record 565 recoveries of COVID patients in a day

Bhubaneswar::10/7/20 Scaling new heights in the war against COVID-19, Odisha achieved a record 565 recoveries of COVID patients in a day. This information was shared by the Health and Family Department on Twitter. The total number of recoveries in the state has increased to 7972 with the latest recoveries. Officials said that 185 recovered patients are from Ganjam while 85 ...

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Government bus service to Jodamba village of Swabhiman Anchal after 70 years.

Chitrakonda:10/7/20: Chitrakonda MLA on Friday inaugurated the maiden government bus service to Jodamba village of Swabhiman Anchal in Malkangiri district after 70 years. District Collector Manish Agrawal and Zilla Parishad chairman were present on the occasion. The government bus service from Malkangiri to Jodamba has become a reality for the people of the after the construction of Gurupriya Setu. The ...

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Odisha Sahitya Akademi announces its awards in various categories for the years 2015 and 2016

Bhubaneswar:10/10/20: The Odisha Sahitya Akademi today announces its awards in various categories for the years 2015 and 2016. Names of awardees, Sahitya Akademi Awards-2015 * Nityananda Panda for ‘Gotie Jodi Gaanra Kahani’ novel. * Pabitra Panigrahi for short story ‘Gapara Muhan’. * Binapani Panda for ‘Godhuli Geeta’ in Prose & Poetry category. * Sanjay Hati for drama and one-act play ...

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Odisha gets international accolades for COVID-19 management

Bhubaneswar:10/7/20 The current global coronavirus pandemic has posed a big threat to humanity and good governance can be the difference between life and death. In India, Odisha’s approach focusing on the imperatives of public health governance to deal with the impact of a pandemic for society and people at large has become a role model for many states in South Asia ...

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45 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: 10/7/20: As many as 45 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed today. While 35 persons from quarantine have been tested coronavirus positive, 10 are local contact cases. The BMC said further contact tracing is underway. Primary contacts & nearby houses are being quarantined, sanitised & ...

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Odisha Government revised the “Special COVID Fee” on alcoholic in the state to 15 % from 50 %.

Bhubaneswar:98/7/20: The Odisha Government on Thursday revised the “Special COVID Fee” on alcoholic beverages sold in the state to 15 % from 50 %. The State Excise Department said: “Odisha Government imposed “SPECIAL COVID FEE” on alcoholic beverages in the month of may, 2020 over and above tax rates of 2020-21, resulting in an increase of MRP by approximately 50% ...

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All Secretaries meeting was held today through digital modes

Bhubaneswar:9/7/20: In compliance with the norms of ‘social distancing’ and application of technology in Governance, all Secretaries meeting was held today through digital modes under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy in which all Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries joined through OSWAS platform. Complimenting performance of the departments in the delivery of online services under 5T charter, ...

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High-level Group of Ministers (GoM) meet has decided to step up measures to combat COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: 9/7/20: A high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) meet has decided to step up measures to combat COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as the number of cases is on the rise. The video conferencing being presided over by Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari decided on Thursday that additional RT PCR Machines will be provided to Cuttack SCB, Burla VIMSAR and Puri’s virology center. The ...

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