Bhubaneswar: Another 390 COVID-19 patients have recovered and are being discharged on Sunday, informed the Health & Family Welfare Department. Here is the district-wise recovery count:- 106 from Ganjam 71 from Cuttack 38 from Mayurbhanj 38 from Sundergarh 25 from Jajpur 24 from Nabarangpur 22 from Sambalpur 15 from Khurdha 9 from Balasore 6 from  The post 390 COVID-19 patients recover in Odisha appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
New Delhi: Eight-Year-Old Manipuri girl, Licypriya Kangujam, has developed low-cost face shields for the doctors and the policemen despite COVID-19 cases surge in Delhi. This design cost only Rs. 15 per piece in design and making. She called it Liface Protective Gear where Li stands for her name. As a goodwill gesture, she is using  The post 8-yr-old develops low-cost face shields for doctors & policemen in Delhi appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Limited has brought significant socio-economic transformation of the region after it commissioned its alumina refinery and captive power plant in Lanjigarh in 2003. Vedanta is one of the worlds leading mineral resources companies and the largest producer of aluminium in India. PRAHAR (Public Response Against Helplessness and Action for Redressal), a non-government organization  The post Study shows Vedanta brings transformation to Kalahandi district appeared first on Praga
Bhubaneswar: The States COVID-19 tally rose by 595 new cases in the last 24 hours with Ganjam reporting the highest of 230 cases. Jajpur, similarly, saw 97 persons being infected from the deadly virus. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 13,121. While 4677 of these are active cases, 8360  The post Ganjam Reports Highest COVID Cases In Odisha appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Muzaffarnagar: The Government Railway Police (GRP) has filed a charge sheet against five Railway officials in connection with the Kalinga Utkal Express accident on August 2017. The charge sheet was filed against the then Senior Section Engineer Inderjit Singh, the then Junior Engineer Pradeep Kumar, the then Station Master Prakash Chand, the then Section Controller  The post Utkal Express Accident: GRP Files Chargesheet Against Five Railway Officials appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia
Cuttack: At least 9 persons have tested positive for novel Coronavirus in Cuttack City. The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has also shared the details of new cases. As per reports, a total of 11 cases were reported from the Cuttack district in the past 24 hours. Out of these, 9 cases were detected from CMC  The post 9 New Covid Positive Cases Reported In Cuttack City appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Cuttack: The Cuttack district administration today extended the lockdown in its containment zones up to July 31 with some stipulations. Following this, the administration issued fresh orders on further relaxations/restrictions of activities in view of the extended lockdown period. Certain prohibited activities have been permitted to reopen in a calibrated manner in areas outside the  The post Lockdown Extension In Containment Zones: Know Whats Allowed & Whats Prohibited In Cuttack appeared fir
Bhubaneswar: A new comet called Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE was discovered by NASAs Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope. From July 14, C/2020 F3, a comet discovered on March 27, will be clearly visible in the north-western sky. It will be visible after sunset for around 20 minutes for the next 20 days.  The post Rare Comet Neowise Can Been Seen With Bare Eyes: Pathani Samanta Planetarium Head appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and rainfall alert for 8 districts of Odisha today. The alert has been sounded for Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Nabarangpur, Boudh, Sonepur, Balangir, Bargarh and Nuapada. As per the latest IMD bulletin, thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall very likely to continue at one  The post Alert! Thunderstorm & Rainfall In These Odisha Dists Till 3.15 PM appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading
Malkangiri: Two hardcore Maoists including a woman cadre surrendered before the Malkangiri Superintendent of Police (SP) Risikesh Khilari on Sunday. The surrendered militants have identified as Kanna Madi, an Area Committee Member and Lake Punem, a party member of the banned organisation which she had joined in 2018. While Kanna was carrying a reward of  The post Two Hardcore Maoists Surrender Before Malkangiri SP appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Cuttack: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) on Sunday lifted the containment zone restrictions from Ranihat and Malisahi area here. After completion of necessary contact tracing, testing and follow-up action, the administration today announced the lift the containment zone restrictions from the areas. A total of 6 rounds of active surveillance was done. The administration had  The post Containment Restrictions Lifted From Cuttacks Ranihat, Malisahi Area appeared first on Pragativadi: Lead
Cuttack: A man allegedly stabbed his father to death over a family feud at Musulia village under Khuntuni police limits in Athagarh block of Cuttack district last night. The deceased has been identified as Natha Purty. According to sources, Natha and his younger son were staying jointly while his elder son was staying separate. Like  The post Man Stabs Father To Death Over Family Feud appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Jajpur: An undertrial prisoner, lodged in Jajpur sub-jail, has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, an official said today. According to sources, the person, accused in a murder case, was arrested in Bihar and produced before a court in the district on July 9. After he was sent to the sub-jail, his swab sample was collected  The post Undertrial Prisoner In Jajpur Sub-Jail Tests COVID Positive appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
New Delhi: Raheem Sterling hat trick helped Manchester City to win over Brighton with 5-0 score on Saturday. With this, Manchester City secured a second place in the English Premier League. Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva also were on target to help City emphatically end a run of three straight away losses. Brighton was outclassed  The post Premier League: Sterling Scores Hat-trick, Helps Manchester City To Win Over Brighton appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Nabarangpur: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan allegedly fled from a Temporary Medical Camp (TMC) in the district yesterday. Following this, a complaint has also been lodged at a local police station. According to sources, the jawan hailing from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh was earlier tested positive for COVID-19 and kept at Govt Polytechnic TMC  The post BSF Jawan Flees From TMC In Nabarangpur appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Bhubaneswar: Several districts of Odisha is likely to witness heavy rainfall for the next few days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Day 1 (July 12) Light to moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at several parts of north and south Odisha today. Similarly, heavy rainfall is expected in the districts of  The post Odisha Likely To Witness Heavy Rainfall For Next Few Days appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
New Delhi: The government has detained separatist Hurriyat leader Ashraf Sehrai and some members of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami on Sunday. Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbagh Singh said they are likely to be booked under the stringent Public Safety Act. Sehrai is chairperson of the pro-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. The police action comes days after veteran separatist  The post Govt detains separatist leader, Jamaat members in J&K appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
New York: Twitter has suspended several white nationalist accounts for violating policies against violent extremism. The move came days after release of a report by nonprofit Global Project Against Hate and Extremism saying that propaganda pushed by white supremacist network Generation Identity is rampant on Twitter and YouTube. Twitter and YouTube were criticized in a  The post Twitter suspends several white nationalist accounts appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed health department to study COVID deaths to understand what steps could be taken for its reduction. According to a study by the Delhi government, zero deaths took place in home isolation in the first week of July. The total number of daily deaths has also shown a  The post Delhi CM directs health officials to analyze COVID deaths appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
New Delhi: Former India Test opener Chetan Chauhan has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been hospitalised in Lucknow. According to reports, the 72-year-old underwent the COVID-19 test on Friday and has been reportedly admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi PGI hospital in Lucknow. Chauhans family members will undergo COVID-19 tests and they have been put  The post Former India Test Opener Chetan Chauhan Tests Positive For Covid-19 appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
New York: In a major development, Facebook and Instagram announced a ban on all gay conversion therapy content on social media platforms. Instagram and Facebook will ban any content that promotes conversion therapy after activists called on it to block providers from advertising their services online. Facebook said it would expand its existing policies on  The post Facebook and Instagram to ban posts related to gay conversion therapy appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
New Delhi: The railways have invited Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for private operators to run passenger train services. As many as 151 trains will be run by private operators once the selection process is over. The private entities would be selected through a two-stage competitive bidding process comprising of RFQ and Request for Proposal (RFP).  The post Railways to start processing private operators to run passenger trains appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to reduce the course duration of Masters of Computer Application (MCA) from three years to two years from the 2020-21 academic year. The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) informed this in a notification. From the coming academic session, MCA programme will be taught as per  The post AICTE Reduces MCA Course Duration To 2 Years appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Malkangiri: As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in Malkangiri, the district administration has ordered complete shutdown in Malkangiri municipality & Balimela NAC area till July 19. As per available reports, the decision was adopted after 36 fresh coronavirus cases detected in the district in the last 24 hours. As per available  The post Malkangiri Admin Orders Shutdown In Municipality Area, Balimela NAC appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Beijing: China recently sent a coast guard ship into the disputed waters of the South China Sea. This move is seen as provoking neighbours and the West. According to media reports, the incident took place on July 1. The reports said the vessel-track data showed it stopped at Subi Reef, one of Chinas numerous military  The post China provokes neighbours by sending ships to South China Sea: Analyst appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Mumbai: Actor Anupam Khers mother, brother, sister-in-law and niece have tested positive for Covid-19. The actors mother has been admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. The news was shared by the actor through his social media handle. Meanwhile, Anupam Kher tested negative of the virus. This is to inform all that my mother Dulari  The post Actor Anupam Khers Mother Tests Corona Positive appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported three more Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours. This was informed by the Odisha Health & Family Welfare Department today. With this, the States death toll rose to 64. Reportedly, All the three deaths have been reported from Ganjam district. Details: A 56-year-old man of Ganjam who was also suffering  The post Three More Succumb To Coronavirus In Odisha; 2 Non-Covid Deaths appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
New Delhi: Former Chief Strategist of President Donald Trump said Chinese virus experts are working with US to build a case against China on coronavirus pandemic. Steve Bannon said these experts have defected to the West solely for this purpose. Bannon called Wuhan a biological Chernobyl. He said those who were working in Chinese labs  The post Chinese virologists working with US to build case against China appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 595 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the State Information & Public Relations Department today. Following this, the total case tally in the State rose to 13,121. Covid-19 Report For 11th July: New Positive Cases: 595 In Quarantine: 394 Local Contacts: 201 District Wise Cases: Balasore: 11 Bargarh: 3  The post Covid Update: Odisha Reports 595 New Cases, Tally At 13,121 appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
New Delhi: With 28,637 fresh infections and 551 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases in India neared the 8.5 lakh-mark. Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in India have risen to 8,49,553, according to the latest update by from the Union Health Ministry. This number includes cases involving foreign nationals, patients  The post COVID cases near 8.5 lakh-mark in India; death toll climbs to 22,674 appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Washington: US President Donald Trump finally wore a face mask in public for the first time Saturday since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The president was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington, where he met wounded soldiers and health care workers. Though the move was expected and had been trailed in a  The post US President Donald Trump Wears Mask In Public For The First Time appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Khurda: Khurda District Collector informed that at least two jawans at Jatni BSF camp have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. As per the information provided by Collector Sitanshu Rout, swab samples of 245 persons were collected from the camp were collected following which, two have tested positive. The fresh cases have been sent to  The post Two Jawans At Jatni BSF Camp Test Corona Positive appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Mumbai: Actor Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan have been admitted to a Mumbai hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The two actors confirmed the news of their diagnosis on Twitter. According to sources, 77-year-old Amitabh is stable with minor breathing problems, Public Relation Officer, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope  The post Know About The Bachchan Familys Covid Test Status appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dail
Puri: At least five youths became the victims of a brutal attack and sustained critical injuries in Kanas market in Khurda district. According to sources, the attack took place last night when a group of armed miscreants allegedly attacked the five youths leaving them critical injuries. Reportedly, the incident took place at around 10 pm  The post Five Youths Critical After Being Attacked By Miscreants In Puri appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Mumbai: Mumbai police questioned Salman Khans former manager and popular celebrity manager, Reshma Shetty, in connection with Sushant Singh Rajputs suicide case. Reportedly, Reshma Shetty recorded her statement on Friday (July 10, 2020) and was questioned at the Bandra police station for about 5 long hours. Shetty shot to fame as Salmans manager in the  The post Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Salman Khans Ex-manager Reshma Shetty Records Statement appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia
Khurda: In view of rising coronavirus cases, Khurda District Collector on Saturday asked people not to visit the district Collectorate and other offices under it. Collector Sitansu Kumar Rout, in an office order, advised the public not to come to the offices. Following this, the locals can now submit their grievance online on http://janasamparkkhordha.co.in/ and  The post Visits Restricted To Khurda Collectorate, Subordinate Offices appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan, one of the most celebrated actors of all time in the country, tweeted on Saturday that he has tested positive for Covid-19. Following this, several prominent personalities and thousands of netizens wished him a speedy recovery. Amitabh Bachchans son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, also tested positive. Earlier today both my father and  The post Netizens Pray For Amitabh Bachchans Speedy Recovery appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Rourkela: The Rourkela Government Hospital director on Sunday ordered the closure of the outpatient department (OPD) of the hospital till July 15 after the identification of Covid-19 positive patients here. As informed by the director, the hospital will only deal with trauma & delivery cases. Besides, non-essential elective surgeries have been postponed and patients advised  The post Covid Threat: OPD of Rourkela Government Hospital Closed appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Mumbai: Amid scarcity of key medicines prescribed to coronavirus sufferers in Maharashtra, the state authorities has tightened guidelines for buying these medicine. FDA Minister Rajendra Shingne said that the decision was taken due to complaints of shortages and concerns about the experimental drug sold in black. Documents including Aadhar card, doctors prescription, consent form, a  The post Aadhaar card must to procure Covid-19 drugs in Maharashtra: Report appeared first on Pragativadi: Lead
Balasore: Depressed over his wifes death, a man in Mituani village under Khaira police limits of Balasore district committed suicide. The man live-streamed his suicide on Facebook. The deceased has been identified as Pitambar Lenka (30). After not being able to come to terms with the fact that his wife has left him alone after  The post Balasore Man Kills Self Over Wifes Death, Live Streams Suicide On Social Media appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Bolangir/Belpada: A violent fight between two families had led to a double murder at Darlimunda village under Belapada police limits in Bolangir district on Saturday. Six persons also sustained critical injuries in the brawl. The deceased were identified as Motilal Banchor (58) and his son Chhandamani Banchor (30), while the injured persons were identified as  The post Double Murder In Bolangir Over Non-Payment Of Pending Salary appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Dhenkanal: As many as three brown sugar peddlers were arrested by the police from Dhenkanal town area Saturday and 13.4 grams of contraband was seized from them. The arrested were identified as Dipak Sahu (28), Kanhu Roul (30), and Rakesh Sahu (30). As per reports, complaints were received that drug smuggling had become rampant in  The post Three brown sugar peddlers arrested in Dhenkanal Town appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Bhubaneswar: Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India has successfully established in vitro cultures of corona virus from the patient samples using Vero cells. The vero cell culture technology is used worldwide to develop inactivated whole cell-based vaccines. 17 virus cultures have been established from  The post Institute of Life Sciences Establishes Stable Cultures of Corona Virus appeared first on Pragativadi:
Bhubaneswar: The Orissa Economics Association oganised a webinar of July 11, 2020 in which Professor Prabhat Patnaik spoke on the theme A Strategy for the Post Pandemic Development. Before the Pandemic the chronic unemployment rate in India was very high at nine per cent. The real consumption rate had declined by six percent. Similarly, the  The post Orissa Economics Association Organises Webinar On Post Pandemic Development Strategy appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Jajpur: The ex-husband of the slain school teacher in Jajpur was arrested and forwarded to court on Saturday. He was sent to jail after the bail was rejected. The 32-year-old teacher school teacher, Jogamaya Jena, was hacked to death in broad daylight by her ex-husband Soumya Prakash Mallick. She was killed on July 9 by  The post Jajpur lady teacher murder: Ex-husband arrested, sent to jail appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Deogarh: Among the three IRB jawans tested COVID-19 positive in Bamparda under Barkote block in Deogarh district yesterday, one of them had a travel history to his native Karalaga GP village under Reamal block. In view of the above, Karalaga Sarpanch Smt. Gini Rout has imposed Shutdown in the GP from 5 pm of Saturday  The post Deogarhs Karalaga GP declared shutdown till 5 pm of July 14 appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has categorized COVID patients by adopting separate strategies for follow up action. A total of 640 cases of coronavirus cases were detected in the city till Saturday. Of the 310 cases detected in the last 10 days, 61 are hospital linked cases. The BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said  The post BMC adopts separate follow up strategies to contain COVID-19 appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has increased the bed capacity in COVID hospitals following a rise in coronavirus cases across the state. Four more COVID care facilities with additional 1441 beds have been set up in the state,said Additional Chief Secretary of Health department, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, here on Saturday. Mohapatra said that 500 beds have  The post Odisha Govt increases bed capacity in COVID hospitals appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .
New Delhi: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare chaired the virtual meeting on the occasion of World Population Day, here today, in the presence of Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS (HFW). Dr. Harsh Vardhan while welcoming everyone on the occasion said, Commemorating World Population Day is important as it emphasizes the  The post Dr. Harsh Vardhan emphasizes Family Planning as a human rights issue on World Population Day appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dail
Bhubaneswar: A journalist, who was undergoing treatment at KIMS COVID hospital in Bhubaneswar for past few days after being infected by COVID-19, died on Saturday. The deceased journalist, hailing from Hinjili area in Ganjam district, was working with a reputed Odia daily. However, any official confirmation about the journalists death is yet to be made  The post Journalist dies of COVID-19 in Odisha appeared first on Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .