Odisha: Plus II admission process ends

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The admission in Plus II courses was completed on Saturday. The spot admission was conducted on Friday after the first and second selection rounds were over.

Odisha police to resume exam for promotion to ASI post after 18 years

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Odisha: 2,019 more test +ve, lowest in 45 days

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Odisha recorded a further dip in Covid-19 cases on Sunday with a fresh single-day infection count of 2,019 in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest one-day rise in Covid cases in the state in one-and-a-half months.

Move by cops in twin cities to stop extortion

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The commissionerate police on Friday formed an anti-extortion task force (AETF) in a bid to check extortion-related offences in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Commissioner of police Sudhanshu Sarangi launched a special programme “no to extortion” and warned miscreants of stringent action if they harass citizens, especially businessmen in the twin cities.

#BlueFlag tag set to make Golden beach in Puri a paradise for tourists

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The Golden Beach in Puri is now a Blue Flag beach. It earned the prestigious certification, awarded by Foundation for Environmental Education headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, along with seven other beaches across India last Sunday in the very first attempt.

Jajpur: Police busts fake tobacco manufacturing unit

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A fake tobacco manufacturing unit was busted and three persons were arrested for making duplicate zarda products at a village in Odisha's Jajpur district on Monday, police said.

Puri launches ‘Mo Beach Yoga’ to promote healthy lifestyle

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To promote healthy lifestyle habits through yoga and environment education, the Puri district administration organised ‘Mo Beach Yoga’ on Puri beach on Saturday. More than 200 people, who had recovered from Covid-19, took part in the unique initiative.

PWD plans two flyovers to decongest Nandankanan Road

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To facilitate smooth management of city traffic and decongest roads, the public works department (PWD) here plans to build two new flyovers on the busy Jaydev Vihar-Nandankanan Road.

Naveen Patnaik dials NEET topper Soyeb Aftab, wishes him a bright future

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Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday spoke to NEET-2020 all India topper Soyeb Aftab and congratulated him for the astounding success. Aftab has secured perfect score 720 out of total 720 marks in the entrance test.

In 1st trip in 7 months, Naveen Patnaik visits Puri

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Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday visited Puri and asked the district administration to complete land acquisition for the ambitious ‘Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor’ within three months. The government has been developing the corridor within a 75-meter radius of the 12th century Jagannath Temple.

Kuna Tripathy is the face of a drugs-free Cuttack

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While Bollywood and Kannada film industries are in news for alleged substance abuse, Odia actor Kuna Tripathy is all set to create awareness against drug abuse in Cuttack district.

Congress appoints district chiefs to strengthen party base

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In a belated move, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Sunday announced names of new presidents of district Congress committees (DCCs) recommended by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik. Of the 33 organisational districts, the party has appointed new chiefs in 17 districts.

Following Centre, Odisha restricts bidders from select countries

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Following the Centre’s footsteps, the state government on Friday amended the Odisha General Financial Rules to restrict public procurement from certain countries, which share land border with India on ground of national security.​

Low pressure may trigger heavy rain in Odisha for next four days

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Several parts of Odisha are set to witness extremely heavy rainfall and thunderstorms for the next four days from Monday under the influence of a low pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal.

26 festival special trains to originate from East Coast Railway

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As many as 26 festival special trains will originate from the stations of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) from Tuesday onwards. Besides, eight special trains will pass through ECoR jurisdiction.

SC/ST hostels soon to be graded for ISO tag

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The scheduled tribe (ST) and scheduled caste (SC) development department has decided to take up the assessment of hostels run by it in 10 districts under the state’s Mission Suvidya.

After 18 years, Odisha to conduct exam for promotion to ASI post

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If everything goes as planned, hundreds of eligible constables will soon get a chance to get promoted to the rank of assistant subinspector (ASI). The state government has started the process of conducting examinations for the promotional post after 18 years.

Now, IIT alumnus designs mask with fans for comfort

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An Odia man Piyus Agarwal, 60, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta, has designed a mask which is comfortable for breathing. It has two tiny fans (3cm length and width each) for inhaling and exhaling air.

Task force to take care of railway land

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The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has formed a land record task force to consolidate the land records for easy access of such documents under its jurisdiction. The task force will plan, co-ordinate, monitor and ensure effective demarcation of railway land boundaries.

Anubhav Mohanty pledges to donate his eyes

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Actor Anubhav Mohanty has taken a pledge to donate his eyes after his death.

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