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Out of the 257 new COVID-19 positive cases in the district, 149 positive cases belong to Cuttack City

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Cuttack:22/8/20: Out of the 257 new COVID-19 positive cases reported today in the district, 149 positive cases belong to Cuttack City, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) informed. As per the CMC, of the 127 new COVID-19 positive cases detected in the city, 47 cases are from Institutional Quarantine among which 26 are from SCB Medical Isolation Ward. As many as 13 ...

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States, UTs can avail NRA conducted CET for job selection, says Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

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New Delhi:22/8/20:States and Union Territories can avail the Common Eligibility Test (CET) to be conducted by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) for job selection. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the CET score could be shared with the Recruiting Agencies in the State and Union Territory Administrations as well as Public Sector Undertakings and also later on with ...

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10-Day Ganeshotsav begins with installation of idol across the country

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New Delhi:22/8/20:The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated across the country with great devotion today. The day marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, who is a symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. People place clay idols of Lord Ganesha in their home and worship them during the 10-day long festival. Ganesh Chaturthi is a major attraction in Maharashtra, ...

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FACT’s imported second MOP shipment (27000 MT) for the kharif season

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New Delhi:22/8/20:Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore  Limited (FACT) a PSU under the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers  has turned out to encourage performance on the production and marketing front during first five months of the current financial year. FACT’s Second muriate of potash (MOP) shipment (27000 MT) for the Kharif season has reached Tuticorin Port yesterday and Unloading in progress. MOP along ...

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Little Odia girl Olivia’s poem chosen by UK publisher

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Bhubaneswar:21/8/20: Little Odia girl Olivia Bhadra (7) of Charles Darwin Primary School, Norwich in UK has not only made her parents and school proud but also others in faraway Baripada, their ancestral home, as her poem “Eggy’s description’’ has become part of an anthology “Friendly Monsters’’. Published by Young Writers, a copy of the book will also be sent to the ...

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Water level in several rivers, submerged many low- lying areas, and claimed two more lives in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar21/8/20:: Incessant downpour triggered by a series of low-pressure areas over the Bay of Bengal increased water level in several rivers, submerged many low- lying areas, and claimed two more lives on Friday in Odisha, officials said. The state government, however, ruled out any fear of flood and said though the water level in some rivers had crossed the danger ...

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Ace sprinter Dutee Chand of Odisha has been selected for the Arjuna Award for the year 2020

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Bhubaneswar:21/8/20: Ace sprinter Dutee Chand of Odisha has been selected for the Arjuna Award for the year 2020, informed the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports today. The sprint queen of India is among 27 sportspersons to be conferred with the prestigious award. She will receive an award in the discipline of Athletics. Along with Dutee, cricketers Ishant Sharma, Deepti Sharma, ...

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Odisha Chief Minister inaugurated the much-awaited Biluakhai bridge at Jagatsinghpur

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated the much-awaited Biluakhai bridge at Jagatsinghpur which will act as a lifeline for the people of the region. Patnaik said livelihood and fight with COVID must go hand in hand and added that the development of this region is the foremost motto of his government. The Biluakhai bridge built at a cost ...

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With 2698 new Covid-19 cases in Odisha the state’s tally surged to 72718

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Bhubaneswar:21/8/20: Odisha has reported 2698 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, informed the State Information & Public Relations department today. With this, the state’s tally surged to 72718. Covid-19 Report For 20th August: New Positive Cases: 2698 In quarantine: 1675 Local contacts: 1023 District Wise Cases: Angul: 29 Balasore: 102 Bargarh: 56 Bhadrak: 89 Balangir: 71 Boudh: 11 Cuttack: ...

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Winners of Short Film Contest on Patriotism Announced

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New Delhi:21/8/20:As part of Independence Day celebrations 2020, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting along with National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) had organized an Online Short Film Contest to create a patriotic mood surrounding this year’s Independence Day. The contest went live on 14th July 2020 on the MyGov portal and ended on 7th August 2020. The contest was hosted ...

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