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Odisha to embark on plasma therapy treatment


Bhubaneswar:2/7/20: Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das has directed authorities to constitute a technical committee for outlining plasma therapy treatment plan for coronavirus. The minister’s direction has come after the Odisha Government decided to start plasma trials for COVID-19 treatment. Das chaired a meeting here on Thursday in this connection which was attended by Health Secretary PK Mohapatra and senior ...

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Odisha total number of COVID-19 positive cases reaching 7545


Bhubaneswar2/7/20:: Odisha reported 229 new cases Thursday with the total number of COVID-19 positive cases reaching 7545, the I & PR Department informed. Of the 229 fresh cases, 193 are reported to be home quarantine cases while the remaining 36 are local contacts cases. Ganjam continues to report the highest number of cases from Odisha with 95 cases reported Thursday. ...

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Suna Besa ritual of Holy Trinity held atop chariots


Puri:2/7/20: Lord Jagannath, his elder Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra were Thursday adorned in gold ornaments on their respective chariots by the servitors as part of ‘Rajrajeswar Besa’ also known as ‘Suna Besa‘. The administration had imposed a curfew and no devotee was allowed to witness the Suna Besa of the Lords owing to the Supreme Court directive in view ...

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Chaturdha Murati Return To Abode After 9-Day Sojourn At Gundicha Temple


Puri:1/7/20: Bahuda Yatra, the return journey of Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra concluded on Wednesday after the deities reached Singhadwar upon completion of nine-day sojourn at Sri Gundicha Temple. Pulled only by servitors in the absence of any devotees due to Covid pandemic, the chariot of Lord Balabhadra reached the Singhadwar first at ...

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Biju Janata Dal Leaders Appointed in Different organisational posts


Bhubaneswar:1/07/20: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday appointed eight senior vice-presidents, nine vice-presidents, and one general secretary (Headquarters) as office bearers to various posts. BJD General Secretary (Media Affairs) Manas Ranjan Mangaraj, informed about the appointment of several senior party leaders as office bearers in various organisational posts. As per the new postings: Senior Vice-Presidents Anang Uday Singhdeo Prasanna ...

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Bahuda Yatra, the homecoming of Holy Trinity, began with the first mega ritual ‘Pahandi’


Puri:1/7/20: Bahuda Yatra, the homecoming of Holy Trinity, began with the first mega ritual ‘Pahandi’ (ceremonial procession of deities).After spending a week inside the Gundicha temple, the Holy Trinity will return to the Lions’ Gate of Srimandir on the occasion of Bahuda Yatra. The ceremonial Pahandi ritual started with the beating of cymbals, conch shells and amidst shouting of “Hari Bol” ...

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Leading left parties staged a demonstration against rising fuel prices


Bhubaneswar:30/6/20: Leading left parties staged a demonstration here on Tuesday against rising fuel prices and demanded immediate rollback of the hike, a day the Congress held a sit-in to press for reduction of petrol and diesel rates. Workers and leaders of the CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML) Liberation and All India Forward Bloc demonstrated at Master Canteen Square holding banners and placards, ...

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Odisha government has asked all the departments to function with 50% staff strength.


Bhubaneswar30/6/20:: As July is deemed as the crucial month for fight against coronavirus, the Odisha government has asked all the departments to function with 50% staff strength. The General Administration & Public Grievance Department notification on Tuesday said the departments and subordinate offices should perform the official work with 50% of the employee’s strength. This included the Group-A Officers. This ...

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Servitors who will participate in Bahuda Yatra have tested negative for COVID-19


Puri: 30/6/20: The servitors who will participate in Bahuda Yatra on Wednesday have tested negative for COVID-19, informed Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Tuesday. SJTA Chief Krishan Kumar said over 1100 servitors had undergone coronavirus test to participate in the return journey of the trinity. All the samples were tested negative for the deadly virus, the ...

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COVID-19 recoveries in Odisha have crossed 5000-mark


Bhubaneswar:30/6/20: The COVID-19 recoveries in Odisha have crossed 5000-mark and touched 5189 with 243 patients getting cured of the deadly coronavirus infection on Tuesday. Officials said that 59 recovered patients are from Gajapati while 41 from Ganjam have also recovered.The list of recoveries as follows:  38 recovered from Khordha, 17 from Kandhamal, 15 from Jharsuguda, 10 from Sundargarh, 8 each ...

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