The daily positivity rate rose to 13.57 per cent from 12.41 per cent the previous day.
In a notification, the Special Relief Commissioner Office said the state government does hereby lay down stipulations for elections to PRIs, 2022 as per the COVID guidelines issued by the State Election Commission.
The demand was made by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) media cell chief Ganeswar Behera and SP state president Rabi Behera.
In a meeting on Monday, where he took stock of the state's preparedness to deal with the pandemic, Patnaik issued a series of directives to government departments, calling for the same level of readiness as was there during the first and second waves.
In his proposal, Das said that the reservation of seats for the OBC community had been removed by the state government from the panchayat and urban polls following the Supreme Court’s direction.
The ordinance said that any elected member of the three-tier panchayati raj institutions (PRI) will be disqualified if he/she has not furnished an affidavit containing particulars relating to his criminal antecedents, assets and liabilities and educational qualification at the time of filing of nomination.
A severe cold wave is when the minimum dips to at least 2 degrees Celsius, or the departure from normal is equal to or over 6.5 degrees Celsius.
The Joint Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs, Saurav Ray-led central team was divided into three units and Odisha government informed them about the damage done by Cyclone Jawad.
Led by Manpreet Singh, the Indian men’s hockey team will be without eight top players including veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who has been rested. India begin their campaign on December 14 vs Korea.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclone is likely to lose it's strength and continue to move north-northeastwards along the Odisha coast before entering West Bengal.
Defending champion India’s hopes for back-to-back FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup title went up in smoke on Friday when they lost 4-2 against Germany in the semifinals. Germany will face Argentina in the final.
Uttam Singh and Bobby Singh Dhami scored the goals for India. The hosts will play France on Sunday in the third-place match of the FIH Junior Men's Hockey World Cup.
With a win and a loss, India are currently placed in the second spot in Pool B with three points. Poland too have three points but are placed third due to poor goal difference. France top the group.
Timothee Clement, Benjamin Marque and Corentin Sellier scored for France while Sanjay and Uttam Singh scored for India in their FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup clash.
Pakistan start their FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup campaign in Bhubaneswar against Germany on November 24 in Pool D.
India have been clubbed with France, Poland and Canada in Pool B. The FIH Men's Hockey Junior World Cup starts November 24 with India playing France on opening day.
Dinachandra Singh Moirangthem and Boby Singh Dhami have been chosen as standby players. They will be allowed to play only if there is an injury or someone is ruled out of the tournament due to Covid-19.
England have already withdrawn from the junior Hockey World Cup due to Covid-19 related issues. Poland have replaced England.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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