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Odisha Chief Minister has announced a slew of measures for tackling COVID-19 in Sundargarh and Jajpur

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Bhubaneswar:22/7/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced a slew of measures for tackling COVID-19 in Sundargarh and Jajpur districts. In a video conference on Wednesday, Patnaik announced a Plasma bank at IGH, Rs 15 Cr for strengthening COVID Hospital and  COVID Care Centres and expansion of COVID Care Centre in Rourkela from 700-bed to 1700. The CM added that ...

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India has successfully conducted three flight tests indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile ‘Dhruvastra’

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Balasore:22/7/20: India has successfully conducted three flight tests of its indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile ‘Dhruvastra’ from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha, defence sources said on Wednesday. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the helicopter-launched anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is one of the most advanced anti-tank weapons in the world. The sophisticated missile was test-fired ...

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32 persons in Cuttack city (CMC area) tested positive for COVID-19

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Cuttack:21/7/20: As many as 32 persons  in Cuttack city (CMC area) tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking  the total count to 398 . Today, the entire district reported 84 new positive cases. The 32 fresh cases include 21 home quarantine cases, five institutional quarantine cases, five local contacts and one paid quarantine.   All the five institutional quarantine ...

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Liquor served to children at marriage party in Malkangiri

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Malkangiri:21/7/20: The Malkangiri district administration has started an investigation into the incident in which some children of Parasanapalli village under Materu GP were served liquor at a marriage function. District Child Protection Officer Narayan Das and District Excise Superintendent Ashok Kumar Seth have taken up the issue to ascertain if the photographs and the video that went viral were true ...

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Antigen test will begin in active clusters of Cuttack city from tomorrow

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Cuttack:19/7/20: Antigen test will begin in active clusters of Cuttack city from tomorrow, informed Commissioner of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), Ananya Das. Das during a press conference on COVID management said that active surveillance being carried out in both slum and non-slum areas of the city. “Low-risk asymptomatic patients with no underlying health conditions will be admitted in COVID Care ...

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Strict Police Checking In 4 Districts & Rourkela for complete lockdown

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Bhubaneswar:18/7/20: As the 14-day complete lockdown came into force since 9 PM on Friday night in the four districts of Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur and the municipal limits of Rourkela in Sundargarh district, police personnel today intensified checking at various street junctions in these places. Policemen were seen strictly monitoring movement of vehicles and only those having valid passes were ...

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Odisha government announced lockdown in four districts from 9 pm tomorrow till July 31

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Bhubaneswar:16/7/20: With an aim to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Odisha government today announced lockdown in four districts and a municipal corporation area from 9 pm tomorrow till July 31 at midnight. Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said the 15-day lockdown will be imposed in Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur districts and Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) area. “Around 66% caseload is ...

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Mayurbhanj Rajmata Bharati Rajya Laxmi Devi passed away

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Baripada:13/7/20: Mayurbhanj Rajmata Bharati Rajya Laxmi Devi passed away yesterday. She was 94. She breathed her last at Belgadia Palace here. Born in 1927, Bharati Rajya Laxmi Devi, daughter of Nepal Naresh Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah, had married to Mayurbhanj Maharaja Pradeep Chandra Bhanj Deo in 1952. Her husband had passed away in 2000. “She was an avid art and culture enthusiast with ...

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Shutdown restrictions imposed in Odisha’s Cuttack city has been lifted

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Cuttack:12/7/20: Shutdown restrictions imposed in Odisha’s Cuttack city has been lifted while the conditional opening of shopping malls has been allowed. “Shopping malls are allowed to open subject to an undertaking for adherence of social distancing and norms of Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Measures,” an official order of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) said. However, weekend shutdown restrictions and previous ...

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Government bus service to Jodamba village of Swabhiman Anchal after 70 years.

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Chitrakonda:10/7/20: Chitrakonda MLA on Friday inaugurated the maiden government bus service to Jodamba village of Swabhiman Anchal in Malkangiri district after 70 years. District Collector Manish Agrawal and Zilla Parishad chairman were present on the occasion. The government bus service from Malkangiri to Jodamba has become a reality for the people of the after the construction of Gurupriya Setu. The ...

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