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Padma Shri D Prakash Rao no more, PM Modi mourns death

Renowned social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao on Wednesday passed away at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack. The sexagenarian was battling with COVID-19 and related ailments for the past 20 days. The hospital’s emergency officer Dr Bhubanananda Maharana told reporters that Rao breathed his last at around 4.15 pm on...

Odisha CM demands lockdown extension during meeting with PM Modi

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday pitched for extending the national lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus for another month and demanded more testing centres. Patnaik’s proposal came during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video conference with chief ministers. Odisha health minister Naba Das said like several CMs who participated in the video conference,...

Odisha becomes first state to extend coronavirus lockdown till April 30

The Odisha government on Thursday announced the extension of the lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic till April 30, becoming the first state to do so as the number of patients infected by the novel coronavirus continues to rise across the country. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked the Centre not to start train and air...