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After video of Odisha wedding goes viral, groom's dad arrested, fined for violating COVID-19 rules
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After video of Odisha wedding goes viral, groom's dad arrested, fined for violating COVID-19 rules

The incident came to the light after a video surfaced, in which guests were seen without masks and dancing close to each other, holding hands at the marriage procession in Odisha's Ganjam district.

Coronavirus Lockdown: With several migrants testing positive after returning to home states, containment efforts get more complicated
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Coronavirus Lockdown: With several migrants testing positive after returning to home states, containment efforts get more complicated

On 29 April, the Centre allowed the movement of migrants back to their home states, but with strict guidelines.

Odisha, gearing up to quarantine 5L returning migrants, faces mammoth task; social distancing only hope and also biggest challenge
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Odisha, gearing up to quarantine 5L returning migrants, faces mammoth task; social distancing only hope and also biggest challenge

As Odisha readies to receive more than five lakh migrants after over a month of lockdown, quarantining them in government facilities for complete 14 days will be a mammoth task, more so while ensuring social distancing

Odisha likely to witness another cyclone; 15 districts put on alert to deal with possible flood-like situation
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Odisha likely to witness another cyclone; 15 districts put on alert to deal with possible flood-like situation

With the depression over the Bay of Bengal set to intensify into a cyclone, the Odisha government put 15 districts on alert to deal with a possible flood-like situation.

Odisha rain toll rises to six after three die in Odisha’s Ganjam, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj districts
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Odisha rain toll rises to six after three die in Odisha’s Ganjam, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj districts

The toll in the heavy rains in Odisha has mounted to six with three fresh deaths reported from the districts, officials said Saturday.

IMD predicts moderate to heavy rain in nineteen districts of Odisha today, issues yellow warning
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IMD predicts moderate to heavy rain in nineteen districts of Odisha today, issues yellow warning

While issuing a yellow warning, the IMD said at least 19 districts will experience thunderstorms with lightning on Wednesday.

Daily Bulletin: Karnataka Congress MLAs to meet ahead of upcoming Assembly session; yellow alert issued in Odisha; day's top stories and more
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Daily Bulletin: Karnataka Congress MLAs to meet ahead of upcoming Assembly session; yellow alert issued in Odisha; day's top stories and more

Here are today's top stories: Congress to hold meet in Bengaluru today to strategise on upcoming legislative session in Karnataka; IMD predicts moderate to heavy rain in nineteen districts of Odisha today, issues yellow warning; and more

Odisha school official suspended for promoting students to Class 10 without evaluating exam answer sheets
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Odisha school official suspended for promoting students to Class 10 without evaluating exam answer sheets

The in-charge of a government school in Odisha's Ganjam district has been suspended for promoting 87 students to Class 10 without evaluating their examination answer sheets, an official said.

Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal triggers rain in Odisha; Met department advises fishermen not to venture into sea in parts of state
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Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal triggers rain in Odisha; Met department advises fishermen not to venture into sea in parts of state

The low pressure over Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression on Tuesday triggering rains in most parts of Odisha. The depression adjoining coastal Bangladesh and West Bengal lay centred around 160 kilometres southeast of Odisha's Balasore.

Eight dead, six injured after being struck by thunderstorm, lightning in Odisha; several districts see pre-monsoon rains
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Eight dead, six injured after being struck by thunderstorm, lightning in Odisha; several districts see pre-monsoon rains

The monsoon will reach Odisha five-six days late this time, said Indian Meteorological Department's (MeT) local office here on Monday as the pre-monsoon showers were reported from parts of the state

Govt apathy, unchecked fishing mafia forcing Odisha’s Chilika fishermen to migrate to southern states
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Govt apathy, unchecked fishing mafia forcing Odisha’s Chilika fishermen to migrate to southern states

For decades, traditional fishermen like Laxmidhar Behera, 45, of Bhusandapur village, which is connected to the lake by a small canal, have been spending each day on their small boats throwing out their fishing nets in the hope of a good catch of a variety of fish indigenous to the lake.

Lok Sabha election 2019: In Odisha, BJD faces tough challenge as Opposition surges, key leaders quit party to defect
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Lok Sabha election 2019: In Odisha, BJD faces tough challenge as Opposition surges, key leaders quit party to defect

The poll scenario was different in 2000 and 2004 when the regional party fought the elections in alliance with the BJP, but still the BJD enjoyed supremacy. While the BJD won 68 and 61 assembly seats in 2000 and 2004 respectively, BJP nominees were victorious in 38 and 32 constituencies on these occasions.

Lok Sabha election 2019: All-women booth to be set up for each constituency in Odisha's Ganjam district
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Lok Sabha election 2019: All-women booth to be set up for each constituency in Odisha's Ganjam district

Considered "politically sensitive", Odisha's Ganjam district is home to 13 Assembly constituencies and 3,063 booths — the highest among the state's 30 districts.

Swachh Bharat Mission: How tulsi saplings, rangolis helped Odisha's Ganjam district in ending open defecation
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Swachh Bharat Mission: How tulsi saplings, rangolis helped Odisha's Ganjam district in ending open defecation

The Ganjam district administration, roped in women self-help groups (SHGs) and swacchagrahis to take an innovative way to ward off open defecation.

Odisha Met department says Cyclone Phethai likely to trigger heavy rainfall today, advises fishermen not to venture into sea
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Odisha Met department says Cyclone Phethai likely to trigger heavy rainfall today, advises fishermen not to venture into sea

The Odisha government has already asked district collectors to take steps to protect paddy from the unseasonal rain. Farmers have been advised to reap the paddy in their field and bring it to a safe place.

IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for Odisha for next three days as low pressure forms over Bay of Bengal
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IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for Odisha for next three days as low pressure forms over Bay of Bengal

In view of adverse weather conditions in Odisha, the met centre advised fishermen not to venture into the deep sea of the west central and north Bay of Bengal till Tuesday.

Congress accuses Odisha government of not taking enough measures to tackle Cyclone Titli, subsequent flood
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Congress accuses Odisha government of not taking enough measures to tackle Cyclone Titli, subsequent flood

AICC Odisha in-charge Jitendra Singh claimed had the Odisha government taken the IMD warning seriously and organised cautionary operation well in time, the lives of all the deceased could have been saved.

Cyclone Titli: Odisha govt approves assistance worth Rs 2,770 crore to rebuild flood-affected districts
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Cyclone Titli: Odisha govt approves assistance worth Rs 2,770 crore to rebuild flood-affected districts

The state government has sanctioned Rs 27 crore for the Energy Department to undertake restoration activities after cyclone Titli

Cyclone Titli: Toll rises to 27 in Odisha; Opposition accuses Naveen Patnaik govt of hiding casualty figures
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Cyclone Titli: Toll rises to 27 in Odisha; Opposition accuses Naveen Patnaik govt of hiding casualty figures

Odisha chief secretary AP Padhi said that there has been extensive damage to the paddy and other crops in the Gajapati, Ganjam and Rayagada districts.

Cyclone Titli: East Coast Railways to run special Bhubaneswar to Bengaluru train from 15 October for stranded passengers
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Cyclone Titli: East Coast Railways to run special Bhubaneswar to Bengaluru train from 15 October for stranded passengers

Apart from this, at least 14 teams of NDRF have been deployed to provide relief and rescue operation to those affected by cyclone titli.