India reports 64,399 new COVID-19 cases, total exceeds 21.5 lakh

New Delhi: India, the third-worst COVID-hit country globally, recorded a single-day spike of 64,399 coronavirus cases, pushing its total tally to 21,53,011. Out of the total 21,53,011 cases, 6,28,747 are active cases, 14,80,884 have recovered from the deadly virus while 43,379 people have died. A total of 53,879 persons recovered and were discharged in the last 24 hours, while, 861 others lost their lives while battling the virus in just one...

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78th anniversary of Quit India Movement: Legacy of Odisha

When the Cripps Mission failed, Mahatma Gandhi August 8, 1942, made a call for ‘Do or Die’ in his Quit India speech delivered in Bombay at the Gowalia Tank Maidan. On the same day, at the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) session in Bombay, Gandhiji launched a resolution for the ‘Quit India’ movement. The next day, Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and many other leaders of the Indian National Congress were arrested by the...

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Another 1,544 COVID-19 patients recover in Odisha, total recoveries top 30,000 mark

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha health department Saturday said that 1,544 persons who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and are being discharged. Out of the 1,544 persons, 560 are from Ganjam, 203 from Khurdha, 143 from Koraput, 75 from Gajapati, 62 from Nayagarh, 59 from Sundargarh, 41 from Kandhamal, 37 from Cuttack, 36 from Kalahandi, 36 from Rayagada, 34 from Jajpur, 33 from Balasore, 32 from Puri, 31 from Sambalpur, 24 from...

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Odisha born pilot Nikhil Rath shortlisted for ISRO’s prestigious Gaganyaan mission

Bolangir: Among the 25 shortlisted test pilots, Wing Commander Nikhil Rath from Bolangir district has been selected for ISRO’S ambitious lunar mission – Gaganyaan. Two unmanned and one manned flight will be undertaken as part of the mission, a report said. Also read: Bolangir’s Nikhil Rath in line to go on Gaganyaan mission Nikhil is the son of Ashok Rath, a renowned advocate and leader of Bolangir district and Kusum Rath,...

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Pandemic hits puja tableau artisans hard in Odisha 

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