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  • Odisha’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis has been a great advertisement of the Naveen Patnaik administration’s efficiency and proactive governance, Sharma said. In fact, the crisis has put Odisha in a much better position to attract investments during the third edition of the meet, scheduled for end-November, he added.

    Tata Steel Mining Limited (TSML), formerly known as TS Alloys Ltd., has successfully completed execution of mining lease for Kamarda Chromite Mine and Saruabil Chromite Mine in Jajpur district in Odisha on June 26, 2020.

    Apart from triggering heavy rain in several parts of Odisha, particularly the southern region of the state, the low pressure is also expected to facilitate further movement of southwest monsoon. The low pressure is likely to move west-northwest wards and become more marked during the next 24 hours.

    Most states are set to reopen such public spots from Monday after a gap of over two months, as the country prepares for a calibrated exit from the coronavirus-induced lockdown by easing more restrictions in the non-containment zones.

    On Friday, the deities were offered a specially prepared sweet drink (pana) made of milk, sugar, cheese, banana, camphor, nutmeg and black pepper among others in a ritual called Adhara Pana.

    In general, states widely considered less developed had a lower proportion of their population in the working-age groups. This is because most of these states have also had relatively high fertility rates and hence a relatively larger base of the really young.

    Normalcy returned in Odisha’s Balasore on May 21 after cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc the area. People came out of their houses to buy daily es...

    The Supreme Court's single-judge bench comprising Justice S Ravindra Bhat will hear the matter in chamber hearing at 11 am tomorrow. Earlier on June 18, a three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde said that such gatherings cannot take place at the time of the pandemic.

    Of the 304 new cases, 272 were recorded in quarantine centres, where migrant workers have been put up for observation following their return from other states.

    The National Crisis Management Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, met with the states twice on Tuesday to reassess the preparedness for the cyclone, whose wind speeds reached up to 245 km/hour at maximum intensity on Tuesday morning.

    The cyclone is expected to make landfall before Wednesday evening, probably somewhere between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya Islands in Bangladesh, as a ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm’ with wind speeds as strong as 155-165kmph.

    A division bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice CR Dash was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Puri-based labour activist Mahendra Kumar Parida. The PIL alleged that the government’s decision to seek Aadhaar numbers, as the sole and mandatory proof to validate registrations on its portals for returning migrants and others, was arbitrary and illegal.

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