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Bhubaneswar reported 20 Covid-19 positive cases during the last 24 hours

Bhubaneswar, Dec 26: The capital city of Odisha reported 20 Covid-19 positive cases during the last 24 hours, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Saturday. As many as 43 persons infected with the deadly virus recovered during this period. When three were quarantine cases, 17 were local contacts. The total caseload stood at 31,539 with the detection of the ...

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Biju Janata Dal supremo Naveen Patnaik has stressed on the need for women’s’ empowerment

Bhubaneswar:26/12/20: “Empowerment of women is the empowerment of the nation. No household, society, state, and country has ever moved forward without empowering its women,” said Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Supremo Naveen Patnaik while addressing the partymen on 24th Foundation Day of the party here today. He described ‘women empowerment’ as his favorite programme of his administration. “I am confident that the ...

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IIT BHUBANESWAR ORGANIZES ‘FIT INDIA CYCLOTHON’ AS PART OF FIT INDIA MISSION

Bhubaneswar26/12/20::IIT Bhubaneswar organized a “FIT India Cyclothon”, as part of the Fit India Movement. The Cyclotron is a new initiative under the aegis of the Fit India Movement and is conceived with a vision to keep ourselves fit while maintaining social distancing. The event was inaugurated and flagged of by Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar. Speaking on the ...

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Maa Biraja’s Darshan From Dec 29; ‘Pinda Dan’ Allowed

Jajpur: 25/12/20:As the State Administration has already decided to re-open all the religious institutions gradually with strict adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines in force, the local administration here has also nodded to re-opening of the Maa Sarala Temple, the presiding deity of the district, from December 29. Jajpur Collector Chakrabarti Singh Rathor informed that other religious institutions will also be ...

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Minor fire was reported in the Tele Medicine Department of SCB Medical College

Cuttack:25/12/20: A minor fire was reported in the Tele Medicine Department of SCB Medical College & Hospital here today. Preliminary investigation has revealed that an electric short circuit in the panel board attached to the server had caused the fire outbreak, reports said. The blaze has been brought under control by the medical College’s fire personnel, reports added. However, there ...

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Two poems of noted Kosali poet Haldhar Nag’s inducted In Gulzar’s New Book

Sambalpur: 25/12/20:Two poems of noted Kosali poet Haldhar Nag Halhar — ‘Pancha Amruta’ and ‘Chitti Deuchhen Re Haldhar’ — has been included in a new book of translated poems by lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar. Gulzar’s book ‘A Poem Day’ is a collection of 365 Indian contemporary poems in 34 languages by 279 poets across the country. He has selected and ...

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COVID-19 positive tally in Odisha went up to 3,27,867

Bhubaneswar: 25/12/20; The COVID-19 positive tally in Odisha went up to 3,27,867 on Friday with 325 new cases reported overnight. Of the new cases reported from 24 districts, 187 are in quarantine and 138 are local contacts. Khurda district reported the highest of 36 new cases followed by Sundargarh (33) and Angul (32). The new cases in other districts are: ...

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Indian humanitarian assistance ship arrives at Vietnam’s Nha Rong Port

New Delhi:25/12/20: Indian Naval Ship Kiltan, carrying humanitarian assistance, arrived at Vietnam’s Nha Rong Port, Ho Chi Minh City yesterday to deliver 15 tonnes of relief material for flood-affected people. The assistance is as a part of Mission Sagar-III, India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries during the ongoing pandemic. The ship will deliver 15 ...

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FIFA postpones Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups till 2023 due to coronavirus pandemic

Newdelhi:25/12/20:The World football’s governing body, FIFA has cancelled Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups that were scheduled to be played next year due to a coronavirus pandemic. These World Cups will now be played in 2023, with Indonesia still hosting the Under-20s and Peru the Under-17s. The Bureau of the FIFA Council said the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for ...

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Government invites farmer unions for next round of talks

New Delhi:25/12/20: The central government has written to farmer unions inviting them for talks and reiterated its commitment to discuss and find solutions to all the issues raised by them. It has asked them to decide the date and time for the next round of talks. In a letter to farmer unions, Joint Secretary in the Agriculture Ministry Vivek Agrawal ...

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