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Odisha government on Wednesday transferred as many as nine senior officers

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Bhubaneswar:24/9/20; In a major IPS reshuffle, the Odisha government on Wednesday transferred as many as nine senior officers. Senior IPS officers Lalit Das, who holds the position as ADGP, has been appointed as ADGP Headquarters. IPS YK Jethwa has become ADGP, Law, and Order. He recently returned from the Central deputation. Arun Kumar Ray, the 1988 batch IPS officer who ...

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Odisha Touches New Covid-19 Peak: 4340 Fresh Cases, 16 Deaths In One Day total infection tally to 196888

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Bhubaneswar: 24/9/20The Covid-19 count is constantly on the rise, with the State reporting more than 4000 infections daily over the last few days. Odisha on Thursday recorded its highest ever single-day spike of coronavirus cases with detection of 4340 positives, taking the total infection tally to 196888. Of the fresh cases, 2517 are from quarantine while 1823 cases are local ...

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Former Odisha minister and senior Congress leader Shaikh Matlub Ali passed away

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Bhubaneswar:24/9/20: Former Odisha minister and senior Congress leader Shaikh Matlub Ali passed away Thursday at the age of 78. According to his family members, Ali was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar since September 7 after he complained of illness. He breathed his last today morning. He is survived by his wife and son. Ali was elected to ...

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Electricity Consumers To Pay More In Odisha From October 1

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Bhubaneswar24/9/20: Electricity consumers in Odisha will have to pay more towards power bills as the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) today approved a hike in energy tariff by 20 paise per unit for retail consumers. However, the revised rates will not be applicable to Kutir Jyoti (BPL Consumers) and agricultural consumers. While approving the average cost of supply as 524.62 paise ...

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Central government has sanctioned Rs 8.2 crore as collateral-free loans to street vendors in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar:23/9/20: The Narendra Modi-led Central government has sanctioned Rs 8.2 crore as collateral-free loans to street vendors in Odisha under Prime Minister Street Vendor’s Amta Nirbhar Nidhi Scheme (PM SVANidhi), informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. He said so far Rs 0.81 crore has been disbursed by the Centre for the State. Taking to Twitter, Pradhan thanked PM Modi, Finance Minister ...

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Odisha with 4237 new positives taking the total count of coronavirus infections to 192548

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Bhubaneswar:23/9/20 The surge in COVID-19 cases continued in Odisha with 4237 new positives reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total count of coronavirus infections to 192548. While 2485 cases were detected in quarantine, 1752 are local contacts, informed State I&PR department. The death toll has mounted to 736 as 15 more patients succumbed to the virus on Tuesday, ...

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Efficacy of COVID vaccine may land between 50-100%:

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New Delhi:22/9/20: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine in India is likely to remain between 50 to 100 percent, however, they are trying for 100 percent efficiency. “We are aiming for 100 percent efficacy but may land between 50 to 100 percent. However, it still would be an effective vaccine against the ...

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Odisha Fire Service inspects 60 Covid health institutes in wake of fire mishap in Covid hospital

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Cuttack:22/9/20: Odisha Fire Service visited as many as 33 COVID Hospitals, 26 COVID Care Centres and one COVID Isolation Centre to ascertain the adequacy and operability of fire safety measures in those premises. The fire safety inspection was conducted in the wake of a fire mishap in a COVID Hospital in Cuttack on Monday. A fire has broken out at Intensive ...

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Odisha cadre IPS officer Susant Kumar Nath has appointed as the Inspector General of Border Security Force

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New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar:22/9/20: The Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI, has appointed 1993-batch Odisha cadre IPS officer Susant Kumar Nath as the Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF). Nath, who is currently serving as the Director of State Forensic Science Laboratory, has been appointed as BSF IG on a deputation basis for a period of five years, sources said. The ...

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Began mock drills at several other COVID hospitals in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar: 22/9/20: The fire mishap at a dedicated Covid hospital in Cuttack on Monday came as a wake-up call for authorities who seemed to have been overlooking the crucial fire-safety measures at major hospitals across cities in the state. A day after the incident that necessitated an unprecedented evacuation of over 127 COVID patients- much to the inconvenience of families, ...

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