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70-year-old man recovers from Covid-19, dies of cancer in Odisha hospital

India, April 22 -- A 70-year-old man from the hotspot area of East Midnapore district of West Bengal, who initially tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in a hospital in Odisha's Bhu... Read More


Odisha Covid cases rise, Naveen Patnaik looks to sarpanches to block influx from across the border

India, April 21 -- Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik will chat with sarpanches of close to seven thousand gram panchayats across the State through video conferencing on Wednesday to seek their coop... Read More


10 of 13 Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha has Bengal connect; alert sounded

India, April 21 -- With 10 people from Bhadrak and Jajpur districts with travel history to Kolkata testing positive for Covid-19 on Monday, Odisha recorded its third highest spike in the number of suc... Read More


For second time Odisha records 18 Covid-19 cases in a day, 10 have a Bengal link

India, April 21 -- The Odisha government on Tuesday rushed rapid response teams to Bhadrak and Jajpur districts after the state recorded the highest single day spike in coronavirus cases for the secon... Read More


Coronavirus update: State funeral and martyr status for Odisha Covid warriors, cash and job for families

India, April 21 -- Even as Odisha experienced the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced ex-gratia assistance of Rs 50 lakh and state funer... Read More


To reach home amid lockdown, 27 migrants from Odisha, Andhra escape in a boat

India, April 21 -- During the lockdown, migrant labourers in India have walked hundreds of kilometres back to their homes while a few others pedalled their way back after losing their source of liveli... Read More


Odisha cop suspended for entering Jagannath Temple during Covid-19 lockdown

India, April 20 -- A police inspector, who had barged into the Jagannath Temple in Odisha's Puri with his wife and daughters on Sunday evening, was suspended for defying the prohibition of entry of pi... Read More


After lockdown ends, Odisha to put anyone who returns in 14-day quarantine

India, April 19 -- Setting the stage for the return of migrant labourers as well as other people from the state who will return to Odisha after the lockdown is lifted on May 3, the state plans to keep... Read More


Covid-19 lockdown: Odisha announces Rs 100 crore employment programme for 4.5 lakh urban poor families

India, April 19 -- With the Covid-19 lockdown affecting livelihood of millions of poor in urban areas, the Odisha government on Saturday announced an emergency programme 'Urban Wage Employment Initiat... Read More


Sense of duty drives AIIMS biomedical waste collector

Bhubaneswar, April 19 -- Three days after Odisha's second Covid-19 positive patient - a 19-year-old youth studying in the United Kingdom - was admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar, Sanjay Dehury got a call f... Read More