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Odisha CM has directed officials to assess and report on house damage in affected districts within seven days

Bhubaneswar:28/5/21:Reviewing post-CycloneYaas reconstruction and restoration work,  Odisha CM Shri Naveen Patnaik directed officials to assess and report on house damage in affected districts within seven days. CM said all the focus now should be on relief, reconstruction and restoration. CM advised that all repair and restoration work should be continued on a war footing. CM also directed to normalise supply ...

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Dr Subhendu Mund well-known Odia poet, critic, lyricist, story writer,translator and lexicographer passed away

BHUBANESWAR:28/5/21Dr. Subhendu Mund well-known Odia poet, critic, lyricist, story writer, translator, and lexicographer. passed away suffering from covid19 at the age of 70. He started his teaching career in 1973 as a Lecturer in English and has held positions both as a teacher, Head of English Department, and as an educational administrator, finally retiring as Principal, BJB Autonomous College in 2009. ...

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Bhubaneswar registered a near-50% decrease in fresh COVID-19 cases

Bhubaneswar:27/5/21: Bhubaneswar registered a near-50% decrease in fresh COVID-19 cases, with 471 people testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. On Wednesday, 919 people had tested positive. Because of Cyclone Yaas, testing was affected in several districts of Odisha on Wednesday. Hence, the overall daily caseload in the state itself came down from 11,623 to 6,736. Of the new ...

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COVID-19 tally in Odisha reached 732739 with 106440 active cases

Bhubaneswar:27/5/21:  COVID-19 claimed 34 more lives in Odisha as the toll in the state mounted to 2618. The deceased have been identified as: 1. A 60 years old female of Angul district who was also suffering from Hypertension & Thyroid. 2. A 29 years old male of Angul district. 3. A 70 years old male of Angul district. 4. A ...

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Baitarani River Flowing Above Danger Mark

Jajpur:27/5/21: Even though there is no flood threat to Odisha in the aftermath of severe cyclonic storm Yaas, Baitarani river is flowing above the danger mark, informed Chief Engineer of Water Resources Department Jyotirmaya Rath today. Speaking to media persons, the official said Baitarani river is flowing above the danger mark at Anandapur in Keonjhar district. Currently, the water level of ...

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Fewer tests due to Cyclone Yaas reduced positivity rate in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:27/5/21: Fewer tests due to Cyclone Yaas reduced positivity rate in Odisha, informed State Health Director Bijay Mohapatra today. Speaking about sharp single-day decline of COVID cases in the State in the last 24 hours, the top health official said that the COVID testing has declined due to very severe cyclonic storm Yaas. However, the door-to-door survey will be intensified in ...

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BPUT Odd Semester Exams Rescheduled Due cyclone Yaas and its after-effects

Rourkela: The Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) on Monday announced the postponement of its scheduled odd semester (Regular/Back) online examinations on account of the cyclone Yaas and its after-effects. The examinations scheduled to be held on May 29, 31, and June 1 and 2 have been rescheduled for a later period. “The examinations of odd semester on-line (Regular / ...

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Renowned music director Shantiraj Khosla passed away

Cuttack:27/5/2 Noted music director and lyricist Santiraj Khosla passed away while undergoing treatment at Cuttack Covid Hospital today, his family sources said. He was 50. Recently, Khosla had tested positive for the virus and was admitted to the COVID Hospital at the SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the healthcare facility. Shantiraj ...

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Centre Approves Rs 5 Lakh Assistance To Kin Of 67 Journalists who succumbed to COVID-19

New Delhi27/5/21:: The Centre on Thursday approved financial assistance to families of 26 more journalists who succumbed to COVID-19. In the financial year 2020-21, the central government provided assistance to families of 41 journalists who died due to the infection. Such aid has now been extended to the kin of a total of 67 media persons. The Ministry of Information ...

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik undertook an aerial survey of the affected areas

Bhubaneswar27/5/21: A day after cyclone Yaas left behind a trail of destruction across north-coastal Odisha, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday undertook an aerial survey of the affected areas to assess the damages caused by the calamity. Though at least three persons have reportedly been killed due to the cyclone, the state administration is yet to confirm the causes of their ...

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