Two-day shutdown in Bhuban NAC

Two-day shutdown in Bhuban NAC

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | PNS | DHENKANAL

The district administration on Tuesday decided to impose shutdown in Bhuban NAC area of Dhenkanal district from August 5 to 7. The decision was taken following 40 persons from the area tested Covid-19 positive.  Out of the 40 cases, majority are local contacts. Intensive contact tracing and active surveillance would be...

State plans cage fish culture in reservoirs

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The State Government has come out with a new policy to promote cage fish culture in medium and large reservoirs. The Fisheries and Animal Resources Department has invited expression of interests (EOI) from interested farmers and entrepreneurs for availing long-term lease for five years extendable to a maximum of another five...

More tests key to keep Covid under control

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | DR MANOJ KUMAR SAHU

Coronavirus infection in Odisha, like elsewhere, in the country is spreading at an alarming rate with scare and suspicion writ large. Normal life has been disrupted and livelihoods seriously hit. Dr Manoj Kumar Sahu, Gastroenterology, answers some of the basic questions over the disease.   1) What is the present scenario in...

2 from Odisha in Top-10 Civil Services list

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Two candidates from Odisha have been ranked in the Top-10 of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination, results of which were declared on Tuesday. While Abhishek Saraf has ranked eighth, Sanjita Mohapatra emerged 10th in the Civil Services examination. Besides, 18 others from the State have got different ranks. They are...

Low pressures to trigger rain in State

Tuesday, 04 August 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Two low pressures formed in the Bay of Bengal are likely to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall in the State,The depressions would be formed on August 4 and August 8 which might trigger heavy rain, said the Regional Office of the Indian Metrological Department (IMD) here on Monday.   The low...

89 more Covid infections in BBSR; total 3,038

Tuesday, 04 August 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR/ CUTTACK

Bhubaneswar on Monday recorded 89 more Covid-19 positive cases, taking its total tally to 3,068. Out of the new cases, 65 were from quarantine and 24 were local contacts, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The quarantine cases included 17 of Aiginia Aulu Gadi linked with an earlier positive case; seven,...

10 more deaths; State Covid toll now 207

Tuesday, 04 August 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Coronavirus infections claimed 10 more lives in the State on Monday, increasing the total death toll to 207. While Ganjam and Rayagada districts reported three deaths each, Gajapati reported two and Khordha and Kalahandi one each. The Ganjam deceased included a 48-year-old man, a 54-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman. The...

Financial institutions can function with 50% staff

Tuesday, 04 August 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The State Government on Monday allowed financial institutions to function within restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In a letter, the Finance Department asked the district authorities and the SLBC General Manager to allow the public and private sector banks, RRBs, Odisha State Cooperative Bank, small finance banks and insurance companies to...

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