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    Kalahandi villagers send Kerala returnees to isolation to prevent spread of COVID-19

    Bhawanipatna: Some alert families in Kalahandi district stopped 12 migrant workers, who returned from Kerala, from entering their village and made them spend three nights in isolation before allowing them to go home. At home also they have been asked to stay in quarantine, officials informed Tuesday. The 12 migrant workers, residents of Kumbhar Pipalguda,...

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    Unselfish act: Baripada tailor stitches masks for free for doctors and police

    Baripada: Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many chemists and medical shop owners are selling face masks at exorbitant rates without caring for the plight common citizens are facing. However, there is this man here in this town who is setting an example by stitching masks and distributing it for free. A resident of the Takatpur area in this town, Rajendra is a tailor by...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Migrant workers walking home made to kneel on road, tortured

    Bantala: A fresh incident of migrant workers facing harassment by policemen while on their way home amid lockdown has surfaced in Odisha. The incident was reported from Mahidharpur police outpost area under Banarpal police limits in Angul district. A video shot there shows a cop stopping, questioning and then beating up a number of labourers for 'defying' lockdown orders. Another man...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Mercury touches 40.2 degree Celsius in Malkangiri

    Bhubaneswar: Mercury touched 40.2 degree Celsius in Malkangiri town Tuesday as the state reeled under a heat wave-like situation, regional centre of India Meteorological Centre (IMD) said. The temperature is so far the highest of the season anywhere in the state. The day temperature hovered close to 40 degree Celsius at four places in the state Tuesday. While Angul recorded 39.5 degree Celsius,...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Lockdown turns blessing in disguise for mattress makes in Keonjhar

    Keonjhar: When the lockdown was enforced nationwide, mattress maker Md Khan who resides in this district had thought doomsday had arrived. There were no customers and sales had stopped. But then the lockdown has turned out to be a blessing for him. Since the outbreak of coronavirus, a large number of people have returned to their villages in this district and town from other...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Lockdown turns blessing in disguise for mattress makers in Keonjhar

    Keonjhar: When the lockdown was enforced nationwide, mattress maker Md Khan who resides in this district had thought doomsday had arrived. There were no customers and sales had stopped. But then the lockdown has turned out to be a blessing for him. Since the outbreak of coronavirus, a large number of people have returned to their villages in this district and town from other...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    'Nach' initiative to keep home confined students busy during lockdown

    Balasore: Education and recreational activities of students have been severely hampered by the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19. They are now being forced to stay indoors with all co-curricular activities shelved. To keep the young minds fresh, 'Nach', an institution of arts and culture have launched a new initiative online. The organisation is helping students between the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Border dispute: Jharkhand police pitch tent in Keonjhar district

    Barbil: In a bid to effectively control the spread of COVID-19 virus, the central government has instructed all the state governments to seal their interstate borders to prevent unnecessary movement of people and vehicles. Meanwhile, taking advantage of the instruction, Badajamada police from Jharkhand entered into Nalada area under Barbil municipality in Keonjhar district and...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    VSSUT hostel to be converted into COVID-19 hospital

    Sambalpur: A new hostel of a state-run engineering institute in Sambalpur district will be converted into a 500-bed hospital for treating COVID-19 patients, officials said Tuesday. Work on converting an unused hall of residence of the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla into a COVID-19 hospital is in progress and the medical facility is expected to be ready soon, a senior...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Priests conduct 'Maharudra Yajna' at Akhandalamani temple to ward off coronavirus

    Aradi: After ten days of keeping Lord Akhandalamani temple out of bounds for devotees in view of coronavirus outbreak, servitors and priests here performed 'Maharudra Yajna' inside the shrine Monday to ward off deadly coronavirus. The ritual began in the morning and continued till night. 'Similar yajnas were performed in past as well whenever there was some...

    • 9 hrs ago

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