9 arrested for Danda Nacha in Ganjam

9 arrested for Danda Nacha in Ganjam

Friday, 03 April 2020 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR

Police arrested nine persons from two separate places in Ganjam district on Wednesday night while they were preparing to perform Danda Nacha, a religious folk dance, thereby violating the COVID-19 social distancing norms. Despite restrictions by the district administration, some Danduas (participants of the Danda Nacha) of Palakasandha village under the...

Govt forms panel for COVID-19

Friday, 03 April 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The State Government has formed a high-powered State Level Strategic Committee (SLSC) to tackle the emerging situation due to coronavirus (COVID-19). While Finance Principal Secretary Ashok Kumar Meena is Chairman of the committee, Industries and MSME Principal Secretary Hemant Sharma, Tourism Secretary and COVID-19 OSD Vishal Dev and E and IT...

Govt begins online contest for children

Friday, 03 April 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

To beat boredom at home during the lockdown period, the State Government in collaboration with Unicef has initiated an online competition named ‘Mo Pratibha’ for children and youths. Entries are being invited for the competition on two themes, “Being at home during lockdown,” and “My responsibility as a young citizen during...

BJP distributes cooked food, rations

Friday, 03 April 2020 | PNS | BHUBNESWAR

The BJP has launched a drive to feed poor people in the State under a "Feed the Needy-PM Anna Yojana" during the ongoing lockdown period. So far, party workers have supplied cooked foods to about 37,000 people and dry rations to about 15,000 people at different places under 112 Assembly constituencies...

Briefs

Friday, 03 April 2020 | PNS

245 cases for violating corona norms Bhubaneswar: A total of 245 cases have been registered by the State police in different police stations across the State for different violations of regulations and guidelines relating to COVID-19. Cops registered these cases from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. Police said 229 cases were...

City’s good samaritans help needy, poor

Friday, 03 April 2020 | ANIl DHIR | BHUBANESWAR

In the darkness of the corona crisis, there is a bright light to be found in the acts of kindness shown by ordinary people in Bhubaneswar. Many individuals and groups are distributing food and grocery kits to the needy, feeding the street dogs and the stray cattle. The COVID-19 crisis...

Banker cheated of Rs 19K ordering beer online

Friday, 03 April 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Amidst the lockdown when only essential commodities are available to the people, a bank manager here has been duped of a whopping Rs 19,000 while placing an online order for liquor. Reportedly, while surfing on Google on Tuesday, the manager of a nationalised bank branch came across a website that claimed...

No function held on Utkal Dibas

Thursday, 02 April 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The State Government decided not to organise any function on the occasion of Utkal Dibas on Wednesday due to the coronavirus outbreak and the consequential nationwide lockdown to avoid congregation of people. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wished the people...

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