COVID-19: India reports 52,972 new cases, total breaches 18 lakh mark

Khurda district emerges as 2nd hotspot of coronavirus infections after Ganjam

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 18-lakh mark Monday, just a day after it went past 17 lakh, with 52,972 cases reported in a day while the number of recoveries surged to over 11.86 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The number of COVID-19 tests carried out in India has also crossed the 2 crore-mark, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The total coronavirus cases...

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Where are the ‘original’ keys of Srimandir Ratnabhandar?

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Puri: The mystery related to the missing keys of Srimandir Ratnabhandar (treasure house) is yet to be solved even though a judicial commission, constituted to look into the issue, submitted its report around 20 months ago. The state government has spent Rs 22, 27, 918 on the panel to probe the missing keys episode. Many devotees and locals, meanwhile, have raised apprehension on the safety of ornaments and precious items stored...

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Over 54,000 new COIVD cases take India’s caseload to 17.5 lakh; 37,364 dead

New Delhi:  India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 17-lakh mark Sunday, just two days after it went past 16 lakh, with 54,735 cases being reported in a day, while the recoveries crossed the 11-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases surged to 17,50,723, while the death toll due to the COVID-19 climbed to 37,364 with 853 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at...

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Sharp rise in human trafficking, sexual exploitation likely amid COVID induced economic crisis

New Delhi:  Tarannum (name changed) has many cut marks on her wrist, scars that constantly remind her of the several years she spent in a brothel where she was sexually exploited countless times. "Three years of hell," she recalls. Daughter of a fisherman from a cyclone-prone area of the Sundarbans, 13-year-old Tarannum was trafficked by a local shopkeeper in 2012. He tricked her into believing that he would get her a...

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Death toll in Punjab hooch tragedy rises to 110 with 6 new fatalities

Chandigarh: The death toll in the Punjab hooch tragedy rose to 110 with six more people reported dead after drinking spurious liquor, officials said Monday. Three fatalities due to the hooch tragedy were reported from Tarn Taran, two from Gurdaspur’s Batala and one from Amritsar, they said. So far, the maximum number of deaths (83) has taken...

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Lightning kills in 6 in Odisha, 3 each in Balasore and Bhadrak districts

Bhubaneswar: At least six people, including two children, were killed and two others injured after being hit by lightning in separate incidents in Balasore and Bhadrak districts Monday, police said. Two children and a farmer died in Balasore district while three others died in neighbouring Bhadrak district, they said. A 12-year-old girl had gone to tie Rakhi...

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China’s posturing in Indian Ocean will disturb stability: Experts

Kolkata: Defence and strategic experts said Monday that China’s posturing in the Indian Ocean will disturb stability and peace in the region. Commandant of National Defence College, Vice-Admiral Pradeep Kaushiva, said that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China has been establishing naval bases in the Indian Ocean for a long time. “The PLA Navy may need...

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Bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan Yojana crosses 40-crore mark

New Delhi: More than 40 crore bank accounts have been opened under the government's flagship financial inclusion drive Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). The PMJDY was launched about six years ago by the Modi-government. As per the latest figure, there are 40.05 crore beneficiaries of this scheme and deposits in ‘Jan Dhan’ bank accounts are in...

Rakhi remains subdued affair as Bhubaneswar battles nCoV

Bhubaneswar: Celebrated otherwise with much jest and fervour, Rakhsa Bandhan, in the state capital, Monday, remained a low-key affair this year owing to spread of novel coronavirus. Even though shops and markets remained opened following Unlock 3.0, strict Covid-19 guidelines resulted in longer queues and extended waiting periods for many denizens. While many opted to celebrate the...

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Shiv Sena contributes Rs 1 crore for Ram temple construction

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has contributed Rs 1 crore for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. The Shiv Sena announced this donation ahead of the ‘bhoomi pujan’ scheduled for August 5. It said that party president and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray contributed the amount last month. “The amount was transferred to the Shri Ram...

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Ahmedabad’s biggest mall ‘Ahmedabad One’ sealed over COVID-19 norm violations

Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has sealed the ‘Ahmedabad One’ mall here in Monday over alleged violations of guidelines in place to contain the spread of coronavirus. ‘Ahmedabad One’ is located in the posh Vastrapur area. It is considered as the largest mall in this city. ‘Ahmedabad One’ houses many high-end showrooms and eateries, attracting thousands...

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‘Farcical’ trial of Kulbhushan Jadhav continues in Pakistan

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered Monday the Pakistan government to give ‘another chance’ to India to appoint a lawyer for death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav. This development was reported by the Pakistani media here. Kulbhushan Jadhav, the 50-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and...

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Elina Samantray, Actress

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Angul Govt. College Students

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Bijay Mohanty, Actor

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