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Sero survey begins in city's 15 wards, 530 samples collected

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Serological survey has been started in Bhubaneswar from Saturday onwards. On the very first day, 530 samples have been collected from 15 wards for the survey to figure out the extent of the spread of the coronavirus.

As education remains in lockdown, Odisha’s community radios do a ‘class act’

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Online classes have proved to be a big enough challenge in cities. In the state’s towns and villages, where most families do not have strong internet connection or multiple devices

Bhubaneswar: Cops launch manhunt for abducted businessman

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A 63-year-old city-based businessman was allegedly abducted by a group of armed men when he had gone to oversee the construction of boundary wall arund his land at Sason under Sason police limits on Friday.

33 of 61 patients who died of Covid-19 in Odisha had diabetes

In 54 years

Five more persons died of Covid-19 infection in state, four of who were diabetic. As many as 570 people tested positive for the virus on Saturday, bringing the infected count in the state to 12,526.

Odisha: Institute of Life Sciences establishes cultures of coronavirus

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Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, has established in vitro cultures of coronavirus from the patient samples using Vero cells (host cells for growing viruses). Ajay Parida, director of the institute, said this here on Saturday.

Divya Mohanty waiting for theatres to open for her film’s release

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Actress Divyadisha Mohanty, who had last featured in two much-talked projects a few months ago, is waiting for theatres to open so that her film, Prema ATM, can release.

In step with a changed world, Odissi dance festival goes online

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Five districts in Odisha see Maoist exodus

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In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts.

In Covid-19, Odisha's Ganjam repeats HIV story

In 54 years

As the number of Covid cases and deaths continue to rise, the situation in Ganjam district is proving to be worrisome. The percentage of death vis-à-vis positive cases in Ganjam is 1%, which is around four times the mortality rate of 0.25% in the rest of the state.

Odisha’s netizens slam Ram Gopal Verma for his ignorance about the state

In 54 years

Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma has become the target of Odia netizens for his ill-intended tweets on Odisha.

Dentist contracts virus in Bhubaneswar, triggers panic

In 54 years

After a dentist in Surya Nagar area of Bhubaneswar contracted Covid-19 it has become a catch-22 situation for both dental patients and dentists to see each other during the pandemic. Though a few dentists have resumed operations in their clinics by offering consultations with Covid-19 guidelines, the infection in a dentist has left them worried and many of them are planning to bring down shutters of their clinics.

Dutee offers to sell her SUV to meet training expenses

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India’s top sprinter Dutee Chand on Friday offered to sell her SUV to meet the expenses for her training for Tokyo Olympics that has been postponed to 2021 due to the Covid crisis.

Odissi dancer to hold digital song-dance contest to pay tribute to Galwan martyrs

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Liquor stores in Odisha defy govt order, still levy 50% Covid fee on MRP

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Tension mounted at a number of liquor counters here on Friday as they refused to comply with the state government’s order of levying 15% Special Covid fee on booze.

Covid: All ICU beds full in Bhubaneswar

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The intensive care unit (ICU) beds in the two 500-bed Covid hospitals, KIMS and SUM, in Bhubaneswar were 100% occupied while the occupancy in general beds is around 70%, the government authorities said.

Covid scare hits funerals in Ganjam, cops to the rescue

In 54 years

Saying goodbyes were never easy, but the coronavirus pandemic has made things worse. The stigma around the disease has been heartbreaking.

Fire services cert delivery likely to go online by July-end

In 54 years

The Odisha fire services directorate is likely to launch online delivery of fire safety certificates by the end of this month.

Odia celebs wish speedy recovery of Bachchans

In 54 years

Amitabh Bachchan's fans prayed for his speedy recovery after news started coming in the he was found Covid-19 along with son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya. Odia celebs also posted get well soon messages for the megastar.

Weekend shutdown fails to break chain of transmission

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The weekend shutdown in several districts, including the capital city, doesn’t seem to be yielding the desired result. The reason: the unprecedented rush in markets on Fridays and Mondays, defeating all efforts by the state government to contain the novel coronavirus.

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