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Odisha Chief Minister announced to provide immediate assistance to severely flood-hit districts


Bhubaneswar:31/8/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced to provide immediate assistance of 50 KG rice and Rs 500 to each family in the severely flood-hit districts of the State. The announcement was made after the Chief Minister conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in the State today.“Undertook an aerial survey of flood-affected areas. #OdishaFlood has waterlogged many ...

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Durga Puja Celebration In Odisha’s Twin City This Year with low key


Bhubaneswar: There will be no ‘Ravana Podi’ and procession for the immersion of Goddess Durga idol during the Durga Puja celebration this year. A decision was taken during a discussion between puja committees of twin city and the Commissionerate of Police here today. Unanimously it was decided during the meeting that the idol of Goddess Durga will be worshipped at puja ...

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Odisha government issued guidelines for Unlock 4.0a:No Weekend Lockdown, Night Curfew


Bhubaneswar: 31/8/20 Two days after the Centre issued guidelines for opening up of more activities, the Odisha government today released its guidelines for Unlock-4. While the State government did not allow opening up of religious places of worship for public and cinema halls, swimming pools and entertainment complexes till September 30, the weekend shutdown and night curfew have been lifted in ...

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Air Force Sports Control Board Conferred with ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020’


New Delhi:31/8/20:Air Force Sports Control Board was conferred with ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020’ for the outstanding contribution in helping sportsperson to excel in their respective disciplines and implement robust sports welfare measures. The award is for sustained efforts towards encouragement and promotion of sports in the country and IAF in particular. Air Marshal MSG Menon, Air Officer-In-Charge Administration, and President, ...

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India and Russia were declared joint winners of the 2020 Online FIDE Chess Olympiad


New Delhi:31/8/20:India and Russia were declared joint winners of the 2020 Online FIDE Chess Olympiad after the final was marred by internet disconnection last night. Russia was initially declared winners after two Indian players, Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh, lost out on time in the final after suffering a disconnection with the server. India had appealed against the controversial decision. However, ...

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Centre Health Ministry has decided to depute high-level Central teams to to 4 States seeing a sudden surge in the number of COVID cases


New Delhi:31/8/20:The Health Ministry has decided to depute high-level Central teams to Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha. These four states are seeing a sudden surge in the number of COVID cases and some of them are also reporting high mortality. The teams will support the State efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing, and efficient clinical management of the positive ...

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away: seven days of State mourning will be observed throughout India


New Delhi:31/8/20:Former President Pranab Mukherjee is no more. He breathed his last at Army Hospital in New Delhi this evening. He was 84. His son Abhijit Mukherjee informed this through Twitter. He said Mr. Pranab Mukherjee passed away in spite of the best efforts of doctors of Army R&R Hospital and prayers, duas, and prarthanas from people throughout the country. Mr. Mukherjee served as ...

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15th META concludes three weeks of celebrating stagecraft with a virtual award ceremony

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New Delhi – 31st August – The 15th edition of Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) and Festival 2020 concluded a three-week-long celebration of theatre, bringing together leading theatre personalities including the META jury, nominees and awardees, connecting online in a virtual award ceremony. Instituted by the Mahindra Group as part of its cultural outreach programmes, the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards rewards and recognises excellence across all aspects of theatre ...

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IIT Bhubaneswar Commences its New Academic Year on Time


Bhubaneswar:30/8/20:Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar commenced the classes for the new academic year on 17th August 2020 for its on-roll students and 27th August, 2020for the new Postgraduate students (M.Tech, M.Sc, and Ph.D. students) amidst Covid-19 pandemic. All the classes are now being conducted by live streaming of classes to their homes without the physical presence of students in the campus. ...

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Odisha Chief Minister appealed to the MLAs to ensure the safety of JEE and NEET examinees


Bhubaneswar: 30/8/20:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today appealed to the MLAs to ensure the safety of JEE and NEET examinees in the state. “We now have less than 48 hours for the exams. Children are the future of our country and state. Their safety is our responsibility. The state government has made arrangements for free transportation and accommodation so that ...

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