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Two more test positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Two more persons from Bhubaneswar have been tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state to 23. This was informed by the State Health & Family Welfare Department. <> Two more COVID POSITIVE cases in Bhubaneswar. One 70 years old male of Kapila Prasad Housing Board Colony Phase […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 4:03 pm
Ganjams Matia Sahi village declared COVID-19 hotspot

Ganjam: The district administration here on Sunday declared Matia Sahi village under Baghalati GP in Ganjam district as COVID-19 hotspot. The village will remain under complete lockdown for being home to 130 migrants from COVID-19 hotspots in Bhubaneswar. While movement of vehicles and people have been restricted, home delivery of essentials to be ensured by […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 3:42 pm
Suspected Covid-19 patient flees from hospital in Rayagada

Rayagada: Tension prevailed at Rayagada District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) after a man suspected to be suffering from novel coronavirus, fled from hospital on Saturday night. The person, identified as Jasha of Kashipur area in Rayagada district was suffering from severe cold, cough and fever the COVID-19 like symptoms. He was rescued from Shikharpayi station […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 3:29 pm
Violation of COVID-19 guidelines: 203 cases registered across Odisha in last 24-hr

Bhubaneswar: At least 203 cases have been registered in the State for different violations of regulations and guidelines related to COVID-19. Out of the 203 cases, 185 were for violation of lockdown norms, three for violation of home quarantine and rest 15 for other issues related to COVID19. After rise in Coronavirus cases in India, […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 3:14 pm
Doctor from Odishas Bolangir in low-cost ventilator manufacturing team

Bhubaneswar: Dr. Devendra Tripathy from Odisha’s Bolangir district is among the professors of a joint team of IIT Roorkee and AIIMS Rishikesh who are making efforts to save thousands of people by inventing low-cost ventilators required in hospitals to fight the highly infectious disease. In ongoing battle against novel coronavirus (COVID-19), one of the most […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 3:01 pm
Locals pelt stones on police team in Cuttacks Kesharpur

Cuttack:A police team, which was on duty at Kesharpur in Cuttack, today detained 15 persons on charges of pelting stones. According to reports, a police team was deployed at Kesharpur amid shutdown this morning when locals started pelting them with stones. Following which, police resorted to lathi-charge and brought the situation under control. More than […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 1:57 pm
Alert! Thunderstorm & rainfall in these Odisha dists till 3.45 PM

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorologial department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and rainfall across two districts of Odisha till 3.45 PM today. The Met office has sounded alert for Ganjam and Gajapati. Thunderstorm with lightning with light to moderate rain accompanied with gusty surface wind speeding 30-40 kmph is very likely to occur at one […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 1:47 pm
42 per cent coronavirus patients belong to 21-40 year age group: Health Ministry

New Delhi: Union Health Ministry has said 42 per cent of patients who tested positive for coronavirus in India belong to the 21-40 year age group. The Ministry further said that the least affected are the people below 20 years of age which are roughly nine per cent. Joint Secretary Lav Aggarwal said: “Nine per […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 1:35 pm
Fighting coronavirus: Mumbai slums pose challenge to health officials

Mumbai: The number of coronavirus patients in Worli slum area is increasing within three days of coronavirus deaths in Asias largest slum at Dharavi. Reports said ten new cases of the virus were detected on Saturday in Worlis Jijamata area taking the overall cases in the slum to 16. The south Mumbai area which consists […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 12:42 pm
Sudarsan Pattnaik urges citizens to observe 9 baje 9 minute

Bhubaneswar: Eminent sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik through a sand animation urged people to observe PM Modi’s call for ‘9 baje 9 minute’. Pattnaik took to Twitter and shared a video. <> As appealed by our Honble PM @narendramodi sir to the nation , lets light up lamps and spread awareness. Today #9baje9minute will bring our […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 12:36 pm
9 terrorists killed in last 24 hrs in Kashmir: Indian Army

Srinagar: At least nine terrorists, including five infiltrators, have been killed in the last 24 hours in two separate operations in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday. Besides,one soldier of the Indian Army has been martyred and two more are critically injured. Four terrorists were killed in Batapura of south Kashmirs Kulgam on Saturday […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 12:14 pm
Kalahandi: Dist admin seals Khamarhaldi GP to prevent Covid-19 transmission

Bhawanipatna: The district administration here on Sunday sealed Khamarhaldi panchayat of the district after a resident tested positive of novel coronavirus on Saturday. This apart, the authorities have declared the area as containment zone to prevent novel coronavirus transmission in the locality. No public shall be allowed to move into the containment zone and the […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 12:09 pm
Partial shutdown imposed in Ganjam from today

Ganjam: To ensure people strictly follow social distancing norms to prevent any outbreak of COVID-19, partial shutdown has been imposed in Ganjam district from today. However, the people can avail essential services only during the period between 7 AM and 12 PM. Despite restriction and guidelines, people have been seen outside their home. To stop […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 11:47 am
COVID-19 effect: Ganga river water pollution drops significantly

Varanasi: The quality of Ganga river water has witnessed a significant improvement following nationwide lockdown since March 24. The industries shut and people are staying home since the lockdown announced by the Prime Minister. This has regaled the people of Varanasi. The biggest reason behind this is closure of factories in the region. A resident […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 11:46 am
Govt urges people to be cautious while observing PM Modis call for 9 Minutes at 9 PM

New Delhi: India will switch off its lights for 9 minutes at 9 pm today following which the government has appealed people to be cautious while observing it. Here are some steps to be followed today: 1. Residential/Housing Society should not switch on/off their supply at feeder 2. Fans, ACs, etc. shouldn’t be switched off […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 11:37 am
PMs call: India to switch off lights for 9 minutes tonight

New Delhi: India will turn off lights for nine minutes at 9 pm tonight after PMs call for unity to fight the darkness of coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made an appeal to the nation that : “On April 5, Sunday, at 9 pm, I want 9 minutes from all of you. Turn […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 11:10 am
US President urges PM Modi to release Hydroxychloroquine tablets

Washington: US President Donald Trump has requested PM Modi to release the US order of Hydroxychloroquine tablets to be used for treating COVID-19. The Indian government has put the formulation and export of the anti-malarial drug on hold in the past. Trump announced during a press briefing that he had a telephonic talk with PM […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 10:42 am
2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class announced

New York: The 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class was officially announced on Saturday. NBA legends Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headline the star-studded group selected to the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. This is undoubtedly one of the best basketball Hall of Fame classes we’ve seen, which […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 8:39 am
Bhadrak: 17 placed in quarantine for violating shutdown norms

Bhadrak: At least 17 persons in Bhadrak are under institutional quarantine period in state-run facilities for violating the 48-hour shutdown akin to curfew, imposed in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Bhadrak in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. This was informed by Bhadrak District Collector Gyana Das. The Odisha government, while announcing the 48-hour shutdown from 8 […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 8:27 am
Moderate rainfall, lightning alert for five Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre here issued thunderstorm and lightning with moderate rainfall alert for five Odisha districts till 9.30 am today. The alert has been sounded for districts of Keonjhar, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul & Jharsuguda. Thunderstorm and lightning with light to moderate rainfall likely to continue at one or two places over the districts […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 8:22 am
All hospitals urged to provide details of patients suffering from flu: Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: As the number of Coronavirus positive cases continued to rise in Odisha, the state government has asked all hospitals and medical institutions to provide details of patients suffering from flu like symptoms including severe acute respiratory infection and influenza. This was informed by Odisha governments chief spokesperson on COVID19 Subroto Bagchi. As per reports, […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 8:07 am
Cuttack: Here are the areas that come under containment zone

Cuttack: After the first positive case of COVID-19 was detected in Pattapol area of Cuttack on Friday, Cuttack Municipal Commissioner Commissioner Ananya Das ordered the following areas as part of the containment zone. – Buxi Bazar Chhak to Stewart science College. – Stewart Science College to Sutahat Masjid Chhak. – Sutahat Masjid Chhak to Tinkonia […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 7:53 am
Odisha Energy Dept Urges Populace Not To Switch Off Lights At Once At 9 pm Today

Bhubaneswar: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed people for voluntarily switching-off house lights at 9 PM on April 5 for nine minutes, Odisha Energy department appealed the power consumers in the State not to switch off all lights at once. The appeal is made to ensure smooth and reliable operations and safety of the power […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 7:37 am
One more tests positive for coronavirus in Odisha, total cases rise to 21

Bhubaneswar: One more person from Odisha tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state to 21, officials said. Reportedly, the 29-year-old man, who recently returned from Bahrain, was said to be asymptomatic. He was the lone positive case from among the 304 samples tested on Saturday. The Kalahandi resident […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

5 Apr 2020 7:27 am
Coronavirus issue: PM to discuss with political parties on April 8

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with floor leaders of various political parties on April 8 through video conferencing. He has already interacted with CMs and sportspersons on coronavirus. The Prime Minister is likely to discuss ways to strengthen the fight against coronavirus. The issue of lockdown will also be discussed during the […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 7:42 pm
Jajpur: Brahmabarada Sealed After Detection Of 1st COVID-19 Positive Case

Jajpur: A day after Jajpur district reported the first COVID-19 positive case yesterday, the administration today sealed the entire Brahmabarada area to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Soon after the announcement, Rasulpur Tehsildar, Kuakhia police along with administrative officials visited Brahmabarada area and took stock of the shutdown enforcement. Besides, fire personnel were […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 3:24 pm
Lockdown violation: 245 cases registered across Odisha in 24-hr

Bhubaneswar: A total of 245 cases were registered for violation of COVID-19 regulation and guidelines across the state in 24 hours. This was informed through a notification today. Out of the 245 cases, 230 were for violation of lockdown norms, three for violation of home quarantine and rest 12 for other issues related to COVID19. […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 3:20 pm
COVID-19: Puris Danagahir Village Under Complete Shutdown Till April 14

Puri: The district administration here on Saturday declared a complete shutdown for 10 days in Danagahir village under Pipili block to contain the spread of COVID-19. The complete shutdown came into effect from 7 am today and will remain in force till April 14 midnight. The officials visited the affected area and declared it as […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 3:18 pm
China mourns death of Covid-19 victims for 3 minutes

Beijing: China, the world’s most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence, on Saturday. It mourned the death of victims due to coronavirus. Reports said at 10 am (0200 GMT), citizens paused, cars, trains and ships sounded their horns, and air-raid sirens rang out in memory of more than 3,000 lives claimed by the deadly […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 12:37 pm
Bhubaneswar: 65 detained for violating COVID-19 shutdown norms

Bhubaneswar: As many as 65 persons including a woman have been detained on charges of violating the shutdown norms in state capital today. According to sources, the violators will be sent to government quarantine set up at various institutions for a period of 14 days as part of taking strict action for not obeying the […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 12:35 pm
Odisha: 500 MBBS Students To Fight Against Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: At least 500 MBBS students have been roped in to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in Odisha. They have been given COVID-19 online training as approved by Government of India. This was informed by Odisha governments COVID spokesperson Subroto Bagchi. This apart, the state government has also kept in reserve some paramedics students like […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 12:16 pm
Trial drug for deadly coronavirus shows promise: Study

Toronto: Scientists have found a trial drug for coronavirus that may provide a potential treatment for the deadly disease, according to a study. The study, published in the journal Cell, provides new insights into key aspects of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Josef Penninger, from the University of British Columbia in Canada, said: “We […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 11:50 am
Anyone found stepping out of their homes will be put in quarantine: Bhubaneswar DCP

Bhubaneswar:In the fight to halt and defeat the Corona pandemic, the State government is taking all necessary measures as the deadly virus has put the lives and livelihoods of millions, particularly, the most vulnerable sections of our society at risk. On Friday, the State government implemented 48-hour shutdown order in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Bhadrak after […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 11:45 am
Covid-19 pandemic: FIFA postpones U-17 Womens World Cup in India

New Delhi: The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India in November was on Saturday postponed by the football’s world governing body due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was taken by the FIFA-Confederations working group. The women’s age group showpiece was to be held at five venues in the country […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 11:44 am
STA starts online quiz on road safety from today

Bhubaneswar: To create awareness on road safety, the State Transport Authority (STA) has initiated online quiz on daily basis starting from today. One can take part in the quiz by visiting, http://odisharoadsafety, informed Transport Commissioner, Sanjeeb Panda. <> | […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 11:39 am
Power grid managers to ensure grid stability during PMs blackout call

Mumbai: The nine-minute blackout call at 9 pm on April 5 by PM Modi has worried power grid managers as it might lead to grid collapse. They are gearing up for ensuring grid stability during the period. The state-run Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) is working towards to ensure that there is no pressure on […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 11:15 am
Current world economic recession is worse than 2008: IMF

New Delhi: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the world economy is now in recession which is worse than the global financial crisis of 2008. The IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva warned that the worse global financial crisis is back again. She said the “dual crisis” — health and economic crisis — caused by […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 10:39 am
Odisha H&FW Dept Urges Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat Returnees To Call 104

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to trace coronavirus infected persons in Odisha, the state Health and Family Welfare Department has urged anyone associated with Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat to voluntarily call 104 & provide information. As per reports, authorities have also requested any person having information about the persons present at the congregation to call 104 and […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 9:06 am
Odisha CM urges people to co-operate with administration

Bhubaneswar: Amid the 48-hour shut down in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack & Bhadrak, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged people to cooperate & help the administration in the fight against COVID19. The Odisha CM stated that the 48 hours shutdown will help administration and concerned authorities to trace several coronavirus infected persons which will eventually curb the […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 8:55 am
Google Doodle Says Stay Home, Save Lives

New Delhi: While the whole world is struggling because of the Coronavirus outbreak, Google came up with a quirky doodle on Friday to spread awareness about the pandemic. The colourful new doodle shares the message stay home, save lives. The doodle shows animated letters of the word Google engaged in different activities that one can […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 8:14 am
Jajpur: Man held for spreading misinformation on coronavirus

Jajpur: Police on Friday arrested a man in Jajpur district on the charges of spreading misinformation regarding the deadly coronavirus.held The accused has been identified as Samir Kumar Rout of Serapur village in Bari block. As per reports, Samir allegedly uploaded a post on social media stating that a Dubai-returnee from Dharmasala area in the […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 7:55 am
Cuttack: List of medicine stores that will remain open

Cuttack: While Cuttack is under complete shutdown since 8 pm Friday, a selected number of medicine stores which will remain open in the city during this period. These stores are:   Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 7:43 am
Odisha: Coronavirus positive tally at 20

Bhubaneswar: Number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha rose to 20 as a total of 15 persons tested positive for the virus. This was informed by State Health & Family Welfare Department. They have been identified as 7 close contacts of a person of Surya Nagar in Bhubaneswar who had earlier tested positive for coronavirus. The […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

4 Apr 2020 7:23 am
BMC ropes in three agencies to supply essential commodities in Surya Nagar

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has roped in three agencies for the supply of essential commodities in Surya Nagar locality. This has been done following the sealing of Surya Nagar area in the city after the tracing out of the 5th COVID-19 positive cases of Odisha. Reports said the civic body has roped in […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

3 Apr 2020 8:42 pm
Number of Covid-19 patients rises to 9 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Three persons of Bomikhal here tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. This has raised the number of total patients in the state to 9. Odisha government Covid-19 chief spokesperson Subroto Bagchi said up to 12 noon on Friday 1113 samples were tested. Bagchi said 124 contacts of 3rd and 4th case have been identified. […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

3 Apr 2020 8:16 pm
Govt reinstates assembly dispensary medical officer

Bhubaneswar: The government has withdrawn the suspension order on Dr Lalit Behera, the medical officer of Odisha assembly dispensary, on Friday. Dr Behera has been reinstated as the medical officer of the dispensary. Dr Behera was placed under suspension on March 27 for allegedly hiding the information after coming in contact with the third coronavirus […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

3 Apr 2020 7:33 pm
Advisory issued for 48-hour shutdown in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack & Bhadrak Town

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced complete shutdown in Bhubaneswar City, Cuttack City and Bhadrak town from 8 pm of 3rd April (Friday) till 8 pm of 5th April (Sunday). Accordingly, the State Revenue & Disaster Management Department has issued an advisory to be followed during this 48-hour shutdown. In the interest of health of […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

3 Apr 2020 5:30 pm
Cuttack To be Under Complete Shutdown

Cuttack: After a person was detected to be COVID-19 positive in Cuttack, the Silver city will also be under complete shutdown for 48 hours along with Bhubaneswar City limits and Bhadrak Municipal. This was informed Chief Secretary of Odisha Asit Kumar Tripathy on Friday. The restrictions will be imposed between 8 pm tonight till 8 […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

3 Apr 2020 2:54 pm
Odisha Reports 6th Positive Case Of Coronavirus

Cuttack: The Odisha government on Friday reported its sixth novel coronavirus positive case after a person was found positive for COVID-19. This was informed by the State Health & Family Welfare Department. According to the official reports, the person hails from Cuttack and also has a recent travel history to Delhi. <> 6th COVID positive […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

3 Apr 2020 2:15 pm
Facebook launches Messenger desktop app for Windows, Mac

New Delhi: Facebook has now launched a desktop version of Messenger for Windows and Mac users. The app will be available for download in the Microsoft Store or Mac App Store. The app lets you message friends and start video calls, just like on the mobile and web versions. It also includes a dark mode, […] Pragativadi: Leading Odia Dailly .

3 Apr 2020 2:04 pm