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    COVID update: Odisha reports 229 fresh cases as total tally reaches 7545

    Bhubaneswar: 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....

    • 28 min ago
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    Massive violations of lockdown norms in Ganjam

    Berhampur: Restrictions triggered by the spread of coronavirus have gone for a toss as people in Silk City rushed to stock up essentials with the lifting of the four-day shutdown, Wednesday. All market places in the city witnessed unprecedented crowds with people resorting to panic buying violating social distancing guidelines imposed by the Centre and the state government. The fact that the...

    • 28 min ago
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    Nuapada farmers 'gingerly' over crop failure

    Nuapada: Even as the district administration expected to harvest a good ginger crop this year, farmers in the district were disappointed that government-supplied seeds have failed to germinate up till now, a report said. The climatic condition of the district helps farmers go for ginger cultivation. However, 30 per cent of the government-supplied seeds this year have failed to germinate. Taking the...

    • 39 min ago
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    Half-done bridges trouble people in fringe pockets of Malkangiri

    Malkangiri: Even seven decades after Independence, lack of commuting infrastructure has been a major problem in the hilly and remote areas of the bordering parts of Malkangiri. Even as these areas are crisscrossed by multiple rivers, this inconveniences people in the absence of bridges. Though work of some bridge projects were undertaken years ago, their construction moves at a...

    • 45 min ago
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    Tribals seek end to old land dispute

    Daringbadi: Land dispute between scheduled tribe and non-scheduled tribe has remained unresolved for over 20 years in Daringbadi of Kandhamal district. Locals of Kutlari, Gadma and other villages in Jhijariguda panchayat accused the administration of failure to sort out the land issue that started in 2000. The land dispute between the two communities is becoming rather acute with sporadic tension in the...

    • 50 min ago
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    Teacher mastermind behind pangolin racket

    Athagarh: Forest officials of Athagarh Forest Division in Cuttack district Tuesday arrested the mastermind of the pangolin smuggling racket from Dhenkanal. Briefing the media here Wednesday, Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sasmita Lenka identified the accused as Shyamsundar Behera of Badamba area. He is the headmaster of a primary school at Kayalapada panchayat under Tangi-Choudwar block....

    • 55 min ago
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    July 5 Lunar eclipse will affect these zodiac signs the most

    In 2020, we have already witnessed two lunar and the third one is on its way. The eclipse is supposed to occur July 5. The first lunar eclipse of 2020 occurred January 10 and the second one was June 5. Lunar eclipse is also known as 'Chandra Grahan' in India. This lunar eclipse, July 5, will be the third lunar eclipse of the year 2020. However, the eclipse will not be visible in India...

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    Odisha colleges, varsities asked to start online teaching from July 13

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government Thursday directed all the Universities and Colleges in the State to start online teaching for students of intermediate year/semester starting from July 13, 2020. In a letter, Higher Education Department Secretary Saswat Mishra asked the higher education institutions to set up a helpline for teachers to frequently contact students...

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    Masturbating police official now terminated after arrest

    Lucknow: First he was suspended, then arrested and finally terminated from service. The police official from Deoria district, who was caught on camera masturbating in front of a woman complainant inside the police station, has been sacked from the service with immediate effect, the government said in a statement, late on Wednesday night. The statement read, 'The accused cop Bhisham Pal...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Is US Democratic candidate Joe Biden good for India? Find out his promises for India if he clinches the elections

    Washington: Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice-president Joe Biden has said that if he wins the November elections, strengthening relationship with India which is America's 'natural partner', will be a high priority for his administration. 'India needs to be a partner in the region for our safety's sake and quite...

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