Tech Mahindra Bhubaneswar sealed after 7 employees test COVID-19 positive

Tech Mahindra Bhubaneswar sealed after 7 employees test COVID-19 positive

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) enforcement squad Tuesday sealed Tech Mahindra office located at Maitri Vihar in Chadrasekharpur area here after seven employees tested positive for COVID-19, said a top BMC official. BMC zonal deputy commissioner Pramod Prusty said that 67 employees of the company have been instructed to stay under home quarantine till July 20 as a precautionary measure. The office has been sealed till July 17, he added. “The...

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Odisha: Woman employee alleges sexual harassment against AYUSH Director

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Bhubaneswar: In a brazen case of sexual harassment at workplace, a woman employee of the state Ayush directorate here accused the director of the institute of coercing her to keep a sexual relationship with him. The victim has lodged a complaint at the Mahila police station in this regard. Sources said, the 25-year- old lady of Kendrapara works as a contractual worker on an outsourcing basis at the directorate. She alleged...

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Violent sea waves trigger four feet deep erosion in Puri’s shoreline; people panic

Violent sea waves trigger four feet deep erosion in Puri’s shoreline; people panic

Puri: High sea waves, marching towards the shore, created a four-foot deep and 150 to 200 metre-long erosion near Swargadwar Monday, causing fear and panic among the local people. However, Utkal University’s Geology Department head, Debananda Beura allayed the fear saying it is a natural occurrence and there is no need to fear as the erosion would soon be filled up. According to Beura, shoreline erosion is being observed along the...

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Rs 13,277 crore Talcher fertiliser plant project, handed to China’s Wuhuan Engineering firm, stalled

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New Delhi: Work on the Rs 13,277 crore Talcher fertiliser and coal gasification project, which was awarded to China’s Wuhuan Engineering Company Ltd in September 2019, has been halted because of certain technical reasons, people aware of the development said. The Chinese firm, due to the massive Boycott China protests across India, is unable to immediately mobilise technicians, equipment and site workers, they added, under anonymity. The COVID-19 pandemic and visa...

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Mumbai minor raped by Facebook friend, 5 arrested

Mumbai: A 13-year-old girl from Agripada in central Mumbai was allegedly kidnapped and raped by her Facebook friend. This information was given by the police Tuesday.  Earlier the police had arrested Monday the 22-year-old main accused and four of his aides. The accused were nabbed in separate raids at Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The victim was rescued...

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali meets Mumbai police, tells them why he dropped Sushant Singh Rajput from his films

Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali appeared Tuesday in front of Mumbai Police and recorded his statement regarding Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. He recorded his statement with the investigating team probing the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Noted director Sanjay Leela Bhansali spoke to the police for three hours. Reasons for dropping Rajput Sources said that Bhansali has...

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Kandhamal: Maoist killed in fire exchange with forces

Phulbani: A Maoist was gunned down during an exchange of fire with the security forces in a dense forest in Kandhamal district, a day after four of them were shot dead in an encounter in the same area, a senior police officer said Tuesday. The exchange of fire took place when a team, comprising personnel of the...

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Another 217 COVID-19 patients recover in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha health department Tuesday said that 217 persons who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and are being discharged. Out of the 217 persons, 96 are from Ganjam, 18 from Khurdha, 16 from Balasore, 15 from Mayurbhanj, 13 from Bargarh, 12 from Keonjhar, eight from Jharsuguda, seven from Malkangiri, six from Jajpur, five from Angul...

Ganjam admin declares 4-day shutdown in urban areas; begins door-to-door surveillance

Ganjam admin declares 4-day shutdown in urban areas; begins door-to-door surveillance

Chhatrapur: The Ganjam district administration Tuesday declared a four-day-long shutdown in some of the urban areas in the district. The district administration will start door-to-door health surveillance of the residents from Wednesday. The shutdown will be enforced from Wednesday. The administration will declare the names of the urban areas later in the day today. Meanwhile, the district...

Cuttack reports five COVID-19 cases, tally at 198

Cuttack reports five COVID-19 cases, tally at 198

Cuttack: Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Tuesday said that five more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the city in past 24 hours. Among them, three are home quarantined cases, one is institutional quarantine case and the rest one has contracted the virus locally, CMC said on Twitter. The instructional quarantine case is a 26-year-old female and...

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Bhubaneswar records 29 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours; tally at 479

Bhubaneswar:  Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Tuesday said that 29 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the city in past 24 hours. While 14 of them are home quarantine cases, another 14 are local contact ones. The remaining patient is an employee of a COVID hospital. https://twitter.com/bmcbbsr/status/1280444424103706624 "Further contact tracing is still continuing. Primary contacts &...

Prachi Desai schools Ajay Devgn after he forgets to tag her 

Mumbai: Rohit Shetty’s blockbuster movie ‘Bol Bachchan’ celebrated its eight anniversary July 6. The crackling comedy starred superstar Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Prachi Desai. It was declared a blockbuster after its release and fans loved everyone’s performances in the movie. With its performances and comic punches, Bol Bachchan has immense repeat value till date. Superstar...

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