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    Three maulavis visited Angul after attending Tablighi Jamaat, 12 contacts quarantined

    Angul: Three maulavis who had attended a congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi's Nizamuddin area visited Angul before leaving for West Bengal, a source said Thursday. After getting to know about this, Angul district administration officials started a drive to trace the individuals who came in contact with these men. A source in the police said, a...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Lockdown effect: Marine fish prices soar in Kendrapara

    Kendrapara: Dishes prepared from saltwater fish have virtually disappeared from the dining tables of non-vegetarians of Kendrapara district, thanks to the 21-day long lockdown imposed to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus. According to locals, amid lockdown, fishermen here have stopped going to the sea resulting in fish markets here running out of stock. Cashing in on the situation,...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Cottage industries in Kendrapara face a tough time for lockdown

    Kendrapara: Even as government proclaimed 21 day-long lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic outbreak in the state, it has worstly affected most of the cottage industries in Kendrapara. According to sources, several cottage industry products like golden grass crafts, kaincha crafts and earthen crafts which are made in this district are internationally acclaimed. After...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Choudwar Municipality distributes food among needy

    Choudwar: Choudwar Municipality in Cuttack district Wednesday launched a daily food distribution program for the homeless, beggars and migrant workers in view of the lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak. 'Cooked food, jaggery and flattened rice were distributed during the day among 297 families in 17 wards,' Pradeep Kumar Pradhan, a municipal executive officer said. The program will continue in...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Bhawanipatna administration acting 'tough' against lockdown violators

    Bhawanipatna: Despite the implementation of the 21-day lockdown, many people all across the country are flouting it imperiously. Now the administration in this town has decided to act 'tough' against those who break the lockdown which has been imposed here to prevent the spread of coronavirus. According to sources, the Kalahandi district administration and police in this town...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Police arrest postal van driver ferrying people across state borders

    Baripada: Mayurbhanj police seized a postal luggage vehicle near Palabani in Baripada of Mayurbhanj district while it was transporting 29 labourers Wednesday. Police arrested the driver on the charge of flouting lockdown norms. The accused driver has been identified as Arun Singh, a resident of Badamba police station limit of Cuttack district. Police have registered a case...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Disinfectant sprayed at various places of Ganjam

    Ganjam: In light of coronavirus outbreak, Ganjam district administration has started a disinfection drive to sanitise offices and streets at various places. Several employees of the district fire services department could be seen spraying a disinfectant solution to sanitise the areas. 'The sanitising liquid being used is a solution of 1% Sodium Hypochlorite which through its soap-like action...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Nine arrested for flouting lockdown order in Ganjam

    Berhampur: Ganjam Police arrested nine people while they were on the verge of performing 'Danda Nacha' at two different places in the district thereby flouting the COVID-19 social distancing norms by the government. Some participants of the 'Danda Nacha' of Palakasandha village under Gangapur police limits gathered in front of a temple and were conducting a Puja, according to sources. Acting on...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Drivers and helpers of stranded trucks in Ganjam creates panic among locals

    Ganjam: The world is in panic-stricken since the outbreak of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic and the residents of this town are also living in fear. That fear has increased manifold due to the stranded trucks from other states near the tehsil office in this town. Locals are apprehensive that the drivers and helpers of these trucks may be carriers of the dreaded virus....

    • 10 hrs ago
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    2nd Jajpur district person who attended Tablighi Jammat congregation identified, put under quarantine

    Rasulpur: Dharmasala police have identified the second person of this block Wednesday, who had attended the Tablighi Jammat congregation at Nizammudin in New Delhi. Even though 18 days has elapsed since his return, block health department officer Dr Sudhir Kumar Sahoo has advised the man to self-quarantine himself for 14 days at his home...

    • 10 hrs ago

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