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Vrindaban Mahotsav-2021 enthrals Audience


Bhubaneswar:29/3/21:‘Vrindaban Mahotsav’-2021, the flagship Indian classical music concert was organised by Tourism Department in association with Vrindaban Gurukul Trust, Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Organised every year on the eve of Holi- the festival of colours, the annual musical extravaganza this year held significance as it marks the completion of 11 years of ‘Vrindaban Gurukul’ founded by renowned flautist Padma Vibhushan Pt. ...

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IIT Bhubaneswar claimed that its campus is completely “COVID-19 free”


Bhubaneswar29/3/21:: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar claimed that its campus is completely “COVID-19 free” though some coronavirus cases have been detected in the isolated quarantine centre. So far the campus has been COVID free except for 5 cases in September 2020 and now some in the isolated quarantine centre, IIT, Bhubaneswar, Director, Prof RRV Rajakumar said in a ...

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Holi Celebrated Across Odisha Amid Covid-19 Restrictions


Bhubaneswar:29/3/21: Celebration with caution was the norm as people across Odisha celebrated ‘Holi’–the festival of colours amid Covid-19 restrictions on Monday. With a surge in Covid-19, the Odisha government has restricted Holi celebrations in the State anticipating that the festival has the potential to cause the virus to spread. In view of the pandemic, the celebrations on roads and congregations ...

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Major Announcement By Odisha Education Minister On Closure Of Schools


Bhubaneswar:29/3/21: The recent reports of Covid-19 cases across several educational institutions in Odisha including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has raised speculations over the continuation of physical classes for 9 and 11 which resumed last month after closure for almost a year due to the outbreak of the pandemic. Clearing the air on the rumours amid the rising Covid-19 graph across the ...

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Odisha as more than 200 new positive cases have been registered


Bhubaneswar:29/3/21: The COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Odisha as more than 200 new positive cases have been registered for the fifth consecutive day in the State. Total of 208 cases were reported in the last 24 hours in Odisha, of which 122 were from quarantines and 86 were local contacts, the State Information & Public Relations Department informed today. Of ...

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An interview with Swagatika Swain winner of the 2021 Akshaya Chandra Ray Memorial Award for her Odia novel “Drohakala”


 (The Pratibha Ray Foundation Trust has instituted the  First Akshaya Chandra Ray Memorial Award in memory of eminent engineer Late  Akshaya Chandra Ray, the founder of renowned publishing House Adya Prakashani, Bhubaneswar) On behalf of Odisha News-Times, Ashok Palit interviewed Swagatika Swain to know about her  feelings   and journey in the field of  literature Congratulations! You are the recipient of the “First Akshaya Chandra Ray Memorial ...

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Odia Film Music director Er.jalal Adeni passed away


Cuttack:29/3/21:Odia Film and Music director Er.jalal Adeni passed away at the age of 85 in his Cuttack residence. Adeni was born on 1936, June 23 at BhanjaNagar in Ganjam district, Jalal Adeni passed  I sc fromKhalikote college and complete his Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. In 1977  through Odia’s film Anutap he earns name and fame as a Music director. ...

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JSW Steel has implemented the resolution plan for acquisition of Bhushan Power and Steel


Mumbai/ Bhubaneswar, Mar 28: In a much-awaited development, JSW Steel has implemented the resolution plan for Bhushan Power and Steel Limited (BPSL) making the payment of Rs 19,350 crore to the financial creditors to acquire the bankrupt company. Post the transaction, Piombino Steel Limited (PSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, now owns 100 per cent equity share in BPSL. ...

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Jagannath temple to remain closed on Sundays


Puri:28/3/21: The Jagannath Temple Administration has decided to close Jagannath temple on every Sunday for sanitisation. The decision to close the temple once a week was taken after surge in Covid-19 cases in Odisha. As many as 290 persons in the state tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours. A maximum of 71 cases were reported from Khordha ...

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Congress nominated Ajit Mangaraj as its candidate for Pipili bypoll


Bhubaneswar:28/3/21: Congress today declared its candidate for Pipili bypoll and nominated Ajit Mangaraj as its candidate. The last day for filing the nomination paper is March 30. Scrutiny will be held on March 31. The last date for withdrawal of nomination papers is April 3. Polling will be held on April 17 and votes will be counted on May 2. ...

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