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Down the Memory Lane: Sesa Srabana (The Last Monsoon, 1976)


By Piyush Roy Language: Odia Rating: **** Direction & Screenplay: Prashanta Nanda Cast: Prashanta Nanda, Mahashweta Ray, Dukhiram Swain, Hemanta Das, Banaja Mohanty, Mohammad Mohsin Music: Prafulla Kar Unlike most major/older regional Indian cinemas, the ‘Golden Age of Odia Cinema’ began pretty late in the 1960s, when most other Indian cinemas were getting done with theirs. This was the era ...

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COVID-19 death in Odisha in the last 24 hours breaching 400-mark

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Bhubaneswar:23/8/20 Another ten persons infected with COVID-19 died due to the deadly virus in Odisha in the last 24 hours breaching 400-mark, informed State dashboard today. The deaths were reported from six districts. Ganjam district registered the highest number 3 death cases in a day followed by Cuttack (2) and Rayagada (2) districts. One each died of coronavirus in Balangir, Gajapati, ...

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Over 68,000 samples were tested for COVID-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours


Bhubaneswar:23/8/20; Over 68,000 samples were tested for COVID-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours as the state government continues to focus on improving the testing rate in the state to control coronavirus. The State conducted 68906 tests in the last 24 hours. As per data: RT-PCR: 7585 Antigen: 61166 TrueNat: 155 This was informed by the State Health & Family ...

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Odisha reported 2993 new COVID-19 positive cases: Khurda district top in the list with 606 new cases


Bhubaneswar: 23/8/20:Odisha reported 2993 new COVID-19 positive cases in last 24 hours. Of these, Khurda district reported 606 new cases- the highest single-day spike so far. Apart from Khurda, Ganjam district reported 271 new COVID-19 cases, followed by Cuttack (158), Nayagarh (153), Rayagada (137), Mayurbhanj (120), Balasore (115), Sambalpur (104), Koraput (95), Bargarh (98), Bhadrak (92) and Malkangiri (85). Here’s the ...

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Ministry of I&B releases SOP for Media Production


New Delhi:23/8/20:Media Production is a major economic activity that has contributed immensely to the GDP of our country.  Given the current COVID – 19 Pandemic, it is crucial that various stakeholders involved in activities of Media Production take suitable measures to restrict the transmission of the pandemic, while at the same time resuming/conducting their operations and activities. The Ministry of ...

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Department of Food &Public Distribution issues directions to States/UTs to include all eligible disabled persons under the National Food Security Act 2013

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New Delhi:23/8/20:The Department of Food and Public Distribution under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has sent letters to States Governments/UTs to include all eligible disabled persons under the National Food Security Act 2013. Section 38 of the Act mandates that the Central Government may from time to time give directions to the State Governments for effective implementation ...

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Toys can be an excellent medium to further the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’: PM


New Delhi:23/8/20:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today held a meeting with senior Ministers and officials to discuss ways to boost manufacturing and global imprint of Indian toys. Prime Minister said India is home to several toy clusters and thousands of artisans who produce indigenous toys which not only have cultural connect but also helps in building life-skills and psychomotor skills ...

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COVID-19 trend in Bhubaneswar is at a peak


Bhubaneswar: 22/8/20:The authorities of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Saturday informed that the COVID-19 trend in the Odisha capital is at a peak. Addressing a presser, BMC Commissioner, PC Choudhary said that higher number cases being reported on a daily basis shows that COVID19 has reached peak stage. Sharing results of sero surveillance, Choudhary informed that antibody prevalence in Bhubaneswar ...

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Samleswari Temple Trust has decided to telecast the ‘Nabanna Lagi’ ritual live on social media


Sambalpur:22/8/20; With devotees barred from visiting temple in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Samleswari Temple Trust has decided to telecast the ‘Nabanna Lagi’ ritual live on social media on Sunday. The ritual marks the beginning of the agrarian festival of Nuakhai in western Odisha. As per the ‘lagna’, the ‘Nabanna’ or newly harvested rice will be offered to Goddess ...

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Odisha has reported 2819 new Covid-19 cases state’s tally surged to 75537

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Bhubaneswar:22/88/20: Odisha’s Covid-19 tally rose to 75,537 on Saturday with 2,819 fresh cases, while nine more fatalities pushed the death toll to 399, a health department official said. Three deaths were reported from Cuttack, two from Sundargarh and one each from Bolangir, Ganjam, Malkangiri and Rayagada districts.. Covid-19 Report For 21st August: New Positive Cases: 2819 In quarantine: 1691 Local contacts: ...

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