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Rath Yatra can be held if the government ensures that no devotees are allowed into Puri Bada Danda: Puri Gajapati

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Bhubaneswar:30/5/20: Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb said Rath Yatra can be held if the government ensures that no devotees are allowed into Puri Bada Danda (Grand Road). The Puri King, however, said the final decision on this score lies with the state government. The Srimandir Managing Committee, meanwhile, has proposed the state government to conduct the annual chariot festival without ...

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Inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods allowed

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Newdelhi:30/5/20: The new guidelines say that there will be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods and no separate permission,  approval and e-permit will be required for such movements. However, if a State or UT, based on reasons of public health and its assessment of the situation, proposes to regulate movement of persons, it will give ...

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People from different walks of life across Odisha as well as outside sung Bande Utkala Janani to motivate COVID Warriors

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Bhubaneswar: 30/5/20: People from different walks of life across Odisha as well as outside sung Bande Utkala Janani, Odisha’s unofficial state song, at 5.30 pm on Saturday to motivate COVID Warriors. Odia’s across the globe also joined to lend their voices to Kantakabi Laxmikant Mohapatra’s immortal lines and sung ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ this evening to boost the morale of the ...

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Govt issues guidelines for phase wise re-opening of areas outside containment zones

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Newdelhi:30/5/20: Home Ministry today issued new guidelines for reopening of prohibited activities in areas outside containment zones in a phased manner. The nationwide lockdown in containment zones has been extended up to 30th of next month, while guidelines have permitted phased reopening outside these zones. Under the new guidelines, in phase one, the activities which will be allowed from 8th ...

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New Guidelines to fight COVID-19 to be effective from 1st June 2020

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Newdelhi:30/5/20: Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued new guidelines to fight COVID-19 and for phased re-opening of areas outside the Containment Zones, today.  The guidelines would come into effect from June 1, 2020, and would be effective till June 30, 2020.  The current phase of re-opening, Unlock 1, will have an economic focus. The new guidelines have been issued ...

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East Coast Railway Terminates Trains To & From Puri

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Bhubaneswar:30/5/20: Acting on the directives of Government of Odisha, East Coast Railway (ECoR) has short-terminated and short-originated two pairs of trains running between New Delhi and Puri. Purushottam Express starting on 1st June will originate from Bhubaneswar instead of Puri. Similarly, Sealdah-Puri Duronto Express will also originate from the State capital. Here’s the list of short-termination and short-origination of trains :

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Total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 1819 with 96 cases

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Bhubaneswar:30/5/20: A total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 1819 with 96 cases were confirmed positive today, informed State Health & Family Welfare Department. According to the Department, a total of 3920 samples were tested in past 24 hours of which 96 samples came out positive for COVID-19. All the cases were reported from quarantine centres in 18 ...

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Odisha Government exempted road tax for buses and other passenger vehicles for three months

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Bhubaneswar:29/5/20: In a significant move, the Odisha Government today exempted road tax for buses and other passenger vehicles for three months from April to June 2020.“Commerce & Transport Department in exercise of powers conferred under Section 15(1) of the Odisha Motor Vehicle Taxation (OMVT) Act, 1975 has been pleased to exempt the tax & additional tax of Stage/Contract Carriages in ...

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Vice Admiral commissioned 2 Megawatt Solar Photovoltaic Plant at INS Kalinga

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Visakhapatnam:29/5/20: Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain on Friday commissioned 2 Megawatt Solar Photovoltaic Plant at INS Kalinga in Visakhapatnam. The project is in line with government’s objective to achieve 100 GW of solar power by 2022 as part of the National Solar Mission. According to reports, the solar plant, which is the largest in the ENC has an estimated life ...

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Odisha Government approved as many as 22 major proposals

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Bhubaneswar:298/5/20: As Odisha continues to tackle COVID-19 crisis, the State cabinet on Friday approved as many as 22 major proposals for the larger benefit of women, migrants and farmers of the State. In a press briefing today, Chief Secretary, Asit Tripathy said, Rs 17000 crore will be spent between June 2020 and March 2021 for livelihood of migrant workers on ...

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