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    COVID Comeback: India Launches Four-Day Vaccine Festival

    New Delhi: Amid the steady resurgence of COVID-19 cases, a four-day 'Tika Utsav' (Vaccine Festival) began in the country on Sunday. The mass vaccination drive will continue till April 14 with the aim to vaccinate the maximum number of eligible people against the virus. Also on Sunday, India recorded more than 1.5 lakh new infections, thereby becoming the second country after the...

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    Odisha Daily COVID Count Jumps To 1379, Sundargarh Tops Dist List

    Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 positive cases recorded a marginal rise in Odisha with 1379 cases across all 30 districts in the last 24 hours. Among the new cases, 808 are from quarantine (59%) and 571 (41%) are local contact cases. While Sundargarh district recorded the highest of 317 cases, Khurda came second with 158 followed by Nuapada (90), Sambalpur (86), Nabarangpur (71),...

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    21st-Century India Shocker: Bride Fails 'Virginity Test', Faces Divorce

    Even in 21st century India, women continue to face atrocities and prejudices of the most unimaginable kinds. Two sisters from Kolhapur in Maharashtra are facing divorce orders after one of them failed to clear a 'virginity test', timesnownews.com reported. The sisters got married to a pair of brothers. They were then asked to demonstrate whether their hymen was...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Odisha Receives 2.5 Lakh Doses Of Covishield, But Vaccine Crisis Persists

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government received 2.5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine on Saturday. The vaccines from Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here on an Air India flight. Director (Health and Family Welfare) Bijay Panigrahi told the media that the vaccines will be dispatched on Saturday afternoon to the district...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    Odisha To Receive 2.5 Lakh Doses Of COVID Vaccine Today; Drive To Be Hampered For 2 Days!

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha will be receiving 2.5 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday as against the demand for 25 lakh doses for uninterrupted inoculation drive. The state has a stock of around 1.26 lakh doses of Covishield and 92,000 doses of Covaxin. "It will take at least a day to dispatch the doses to the districts once the consignment arrives at...

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    Dolphin Population Doubles In Odisha; Substantial Rise In Chilika & Rajnagar Mangrove

    Bhubaneswar: The brackish water of Chilika Lagoon in Odisha has seen a substantial jump in the population of Irrawaddy Dolphins since last year. As against 146 in 2020, the number rose to 162 in 2021. Another 26 bottle-nose dolphins were sighted in the lake during the census carried out by Chilika Development Authority (CDA) and State Wildlife Wing in February....

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    Odisha Logs Highest One-Day Spike With 1374 New COVID-19 Cases; 355 From Sundargarh

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha saw another spike in COVID-19 cases on Saturday with 1,374 people testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. The state had registered 1282 infections the previous day. According to the I & PR department, these fresh cases have been detected in 29 districts of the state. Among them, 812 are quarantine and 562 local contact cases....

    • yesterday
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    Caste, Resident & Income Certificates To Be Provided At Schools In Odisha; Know The Process

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to ease the process of issuing caste, resident and income certificates to students. Now, those keen on higher studies no longer have to rush to the tehsil offices. This applies to all Class-X students belonging to all schools and educational institutions coming under the purview of any administrative...

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    Why And When You Need To Align Your Car Tyres

    You might have noticed tyre alignment and balancing centres alongside tyre shops in most places. Tyre alignment is an essential and regular part of maintaining your car. When do I need to go for tyre alignment? Typically, if your car is swaying towards a side, it is a sign that it requires alignment immediately. Also, if you have changed tyres, you need to get it done. If your wheels are correctly...

    • 2 days ago
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    Blame It On Google Maps: When A Groom Nearly Missed His Wedding!

    You have heard of mistaken identities, but misplaced wedding venue? A groom recently landed up at the wrong address, after being misled by Google Maps. As it turned out, there were two functions in close proximity in an Indonesian village on the same day - a wedding and an engagement ceremony. And the man who was supposed to get married turned up at the engagement party! He was...

    • 2 days ago

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