As per an official, the State Government has decided to take necessary steps to promote homestay facilities at eco-tourism spots and natural trails in Odisha to attract more tourists. For this, Asit Tripathy, Chief Secretary has advised the tourism department to create homestay facilities in different remote areas.
15 Teacher Training Colleges to Come Under Higher Education Department
The state government has decided to bring at least 15 teacher training colleges running in the state, providing M.Ed. and B.Ed. courses under the Higher Education department. As per the report, they will start operating under this department from 2021.
Leopard-Skin Seized in the Capital City
The STF- Special Task Force of Crime Branch has seized a leopard skin during a raid in Bhubaneswar’s Bermunda area. Besides, they have arrested one person in this case. The arrested person, Prasant Nayak, is a driver of a private university. Further investigation is underway.
Bus Overturns in Rayagada, Two Dead
Two persons were killed as a bus coming from Laxmipur in Koraput to Bhubaneswar overturned in Rayagada’s Hajaridanga. As per the report, around seven passengers have sustained injuries, and the pilot of the bus and a passenger died on the spot after the accident.
Maximum 100 Persons can Attain a Wedding Event: CMC
The CMC-Cuttack Municipal Corporation, under the new rules, has restricted the maximum people to be allowed at wedding events and death rituals in the Cuttack to 100 and 50 respectively. However, for marriage, permission for the functions should be obtained from the local authority or police station.
COVID Hospital Shuts Down in Sambalpur
Considering declining cases of COVID-19 and after the discharge of the last COVID-19 patient, the Sambalpur district administration has shut the COVID-1 hospital in Sambalpur town. As per the report, the Sadar Hospital will operate from the premises from 20th November. The distract has now 308 COVID-19 active cases.
Govt. Imposes Restriction on Chhat Puja
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the State Government has imposed several restrictions on Chhat Puja, including bathing at ghats and river banks on 20th and 21st November. SRC-Special Relief Commissioner has issued the order for this. Persons found violating the rules will be punished under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.