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    India To Set Up Centres For Women In Crisis Globally

    New Delhi: The Central government will set up centres to provide protection to women and children in crisis internationally. Announcing the decision, Union Women and Child Development minister Smriti Irani said on Friday that once the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021, is passed, it will enhance the government's cooperation internationally to deal...

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    67% Of COVID Toll In Odisha During Second Wave; 3763 Deaths Till July 28 This Year

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha had seen 1,871 deaths due to COVID-19 during the first wave in 2020 and the toll mounted to 3,763 between January and July 28 this year, according to a reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The state government has so far confirmed 5834 deaths due to the deadly disease. With 65 deaths being reported on July 29 and 66 on July 30, the total...

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    No Goa-Like 'Beach Shacks' In Puri; Odisha Govt Withdraws Plan

    Bhubaneswar: Amid mounting protests, the Odisha government on Friday shelved Goa-like 'beach shacks' plan on Puri-Konark marine drive. "The decision was taken yesterday following a meeting with the Tourism Department and the government" informed Puri Collector Samarth Verma. Since Puri is being developed as a heritage city, anything that will have a negative...

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    Students Alert: CBSE To Release Class 12 Results Today!

    New Delhi: Speculation is rife that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may declare the Class 12 results on Friday. The CBSE, however, has not officially announced the date of declaring the results. But Friday being the day gained speculation especially after the Board released the roll numbers of all students of Classes 10 and 12 a day earlier on Thursday. A CBSE statement...

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    Tokyo Olympics: Odisha's Dutee Chand Disappoints, Finishes 7th In 100m Heats

    Tokyo: Indian sprinter from Odisha, Dutee Chand had a disappointing outing as she finished seventh in the Heat of her Women's 100m Round 1 at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Friday. Dutee, drawn in Heat 5, achieved a timing of 11.54 and failed to touch her personal best. The 25-year-old Odisha sprinter was seeded alongside seven other athletes in Heat 5 of Women's...

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    Tokyo Olympics: Boxer Lovlina Borgohain Confirms Second Medal For India

    Tokyo: Boxer Lovlina Borgohain assured India of the second medal after defeating Chinese Taipei's Nien-Chin Chen 4-1 to reach the semi-finals of the women's welterweight category (64-69kg) at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 here on Friday. Making her debut at the Olympics, Lovlina will be hoping for much more as he marched into the semi-finals assuring at least a bronze...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Bhubaneswar's SOA Welcomes New Initiatives Under NEP

    Bhubaneswar: Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ashok Kumar Mahapatra welcomed fresh initiatives under the New Education Policy (NEP) launched a year ago, and said that the launching of National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) and National Education Technology Forum (NETF) will further strengthen online education platforms and assist students. Prof. Mahapatra,...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    From Bolt To Fraser-Pryce, The Fascinating Journey Of Olympic Super Sprinters

    The Tokyo Olympics has already seen some stellar performances. From Friday, July 30, however, the focus will shift to the Olympic Stadium where track and field events get underway. The sporting world will come to a standstill on July 31 and August 1, when the fastest woman and man of planet Earth will be decided. No other event attracts so much attention as the 100m...

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    Heavy Rain To Lash 14 Odisha Districts As Low Pressure Moves Westwards

    Bhubaneswar: With the well-marked low pressure moving westward, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued heavy rainfall warning for 14 districts in Odisha. The IMD said in a mid-day bulletin that the well-marked low pressure over coastal Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal is all set to move westwards across West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar during the...

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    All-India Medical Admission: 27% OBC Quota, 10% For Economically Weaker Section

    New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday announced a 27 per cent reservation for OBCs and a 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections in the all-India quota scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses. The revised reservation formula will be applicable to all undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses, including dental, and will come...

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