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    Weekend shutdown announced in Rourkela till July end

    Rourkela: In view of fast spread of COVID-19 cases in Rourkela, Sundargarh district administration imposed weekend shutdown in the Steel City till end of July to contain spread of deadly virus. Exercising powers conferred under Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, Disaster Management Act, 2005 and COVID-19 Regulations 2020, Sundargarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan ordered shutdown in Rourkela (both...

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    Gangster Vikas Dubey killed in police encounter

    Kanpur: Gangster Vikas Dubey was killed on Friday morning after being critically injured in an alleged shootout with STF officials. He was shot when he reportedly tried to flee, following a road mishap in which the vehicle he was travelling in overturned. Dubey was taken to the emergency ward of the Hallett Hospital in a blood-soaked condition. SSP Kanpur Dinesh Kumar said that the doctors have...

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    Sexual harassment slur: Arrested OAS offer sent to jail in Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: Senior Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officer and Director of Directorate of AYUSH, Odisha, Bibhu Prasad Sarangi was sent to jail after the court rejected his bail plea following his arrest. The SDJM Court in Bhubaneswar denied to grant bail to Sarangi and sent him to a 14-day judicial custody. Later the OAS officer was lodged at Jharapada special jail in...

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    Odisha slashes 'Special COVID Fee' on liquor by 35%

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today reduced the 'Special Covid Fee' imposed on alcoholic beverages in the State. In a statement, the government said the MRP of various FMFL/ IMFL/ Beer/ Wine/ RTD brands is hiked in the range of around 15% over the prevailing MRP of 2019-20 for most of the products with effective from July 10, 2020. At present the increase of MRP is by...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Post-mortem reveals cause of social worker Aditya Dash's death

    Bhubaneswar: Post-mortem report of deceased social worker and motivational speaker 'Manab Premi' Aditya Dash has revealed the cause of his death . As per the post-mortem report received by the Government Railway Police (GRP), Aditya died due to grievous injuries on his head, which was severely damaged. On the other hand, acting on a complaint filed by some members of the...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    School syllabus might be reduced by 30% or more: Odisha Minister

    Bhubaneswar: After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) made an announcement regarding reduction in its syllabus for Class 9 to 12 by up to 30% for 2020-2021 academic session, Odisha Government is considering to follow suit. Speaking to mediapersons, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said the state Government will take the CBSE's move into...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Odisha: Ratha Jatra-2020 to be documented

    Bhubaneswar: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided to make documentation of this year's Ratha Jatra which was held amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This was revealed by SJTA chief administrator Krishna Kumar after attending a meeting of the Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee and Chhattisha Nijog (apex body of servitors) at Puri on Tuesday. He said this year's Ratha...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    5-day shutdown begins in Odisha's Ganjam for health screening

    Berhampur: A 5-day shutdown from July 9 to 13 was today imposed in all urban areas and five block headquarters of Odisha's Ganjam district for door-to-door health screening in view of the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases. The shutdown has been imposed in Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC), Hinjili Municipality and 16 NAC (notified area council) areas. The block headquarters...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    BREAKING: 6 more COVID patients die in Odisha, toll crosses 50-mark

    Bhubaneswar: As many as six more COVID-19 patients died in Odisha, official sources said today. While four of them died due to COVID-19, two others succumbed to other health issues. Those who died due to COVID-19 have been identified as a 65-year-old woman of Ganjam who was also suffering from Diabetes and Hypertension, a 58-year-old man of Ganjam who was suffering from...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Ram Gopal Varma trolled for derogatory remarks on Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who hogged headlines for his controversial statements in the recent past, is once again in news for wrong reasons. This time, the 'Rangeela' director drew flak from the people of Odisha for his derogatory remarks on the state. While praising Odisha-born newcomer Apsara Rani, who will be seen in his upcoming project...

    • 2 days ago

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