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Police try to control the situation after a violent agitation by the residents of a COVID-19 containment zone demanding removal of restrictions from their area, in Rourkela, Odisha.

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A fisherman poses for photographs with fishes caught from the sea after Cyclone Amphan receded, in Puri.

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People belonging to the fishing community unload fishes caught from the sea after Cyclone Amphan receded, in Puri.

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Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik gives a final touch to his sculpture on cyclone Amphan with the message 'Join hands, Help Cyclone victims', at Puri beach.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik holds a review meeting after conducting an aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan-hit areas of state, in Bhubaneswar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an aerial survey of areas affected by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Biju Patnaik Airport to take stock of the situation arising due to Cyclone Amphan, in Bhubaneswar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted on his arrival by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and State Governor Ganeshi Lal, at the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik holds a review meeting after conducting an aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan-hit areas of state, at the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during an aerial survey of the areas hit by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha.

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Passengers wait at Bhubaneswar railway station to board Rajdhani express train to New Delhi which is late by five hours from the scheduled time, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhubaneswar.

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This photo provided by the Indian Red Cross Society shows volunteers of the organization fixing homes of villagers after Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, hit the area in Bhadrak district of Orissa state. A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications. At least 24 people were reported killed Thursday.

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A man covers himself with a plastic sheet and walks in the rain ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Bhadrak district, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. A strong cyclone blew heavy rains and strong winds into coastal India and Bangladesh after more than 2.6 million people were moved to shelters in a frantic evacuation made more challenging by coronavirus.

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A cyclist holding an umbrella rides through wind and rain ahead of the landfall of cyclone Amphan, in Bhubaneswar.

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Fishing boats anchored along the shore of Talasari Beach as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, in Baleswar district.

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People watch as waves crash along the shore of Talasari Beach as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, in Baleswar district.

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Policemen remove a damaged structure from a road during gusty winds as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, at Rasgovindpur in Mayurbhanj district.

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Fire and Rescue Service personnel clear uprooted trees on a road following gusty winds as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, in Kendrapada district.

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Trees sway as heavy gusty induced by super cyclone Amphan hit Rasgovindpur in Mayurbhanj district.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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Firefighters cut an uprooted tree due to heavy wind and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, at Bhandaripokhari block in Bhadrak district. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue moving north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatia during late afternoon today.

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Firefighters gather at the spot where a thatched house collapsed due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, at Baralapokhari under Charampa GP in Bhadrak district. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue moving north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatia during late afternoon today.

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A tree uprooted due to heavy wind and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district,. Super Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall near Sundarbans in West Bengal by late evening today.

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Fishermen pull their boat at Talasari beach as heavy wind flowing ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district. Super Cyclone Amphan is expected to landfall near Sundarbans in West Bengal by late evening today.

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The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. A powerful cyclone is moving toward India and Bangladesh as authorities try to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon, May 20, 2020, and forecasters are warning of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata.

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People with their belongings on their way to a cyclone shelter ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Bhadrak.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, near R&B office in Bhadrak.

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A tree blocks a road after being uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, near R&B office in Bhadrak.

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Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. A powerful cyclone is moving toward India and Bangladesh as authorities try to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday and forecasters are warning of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata.

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Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. A powerful cyclone is moving toward India and Bangladesh as authorities try to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon and forecasters are warning of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata.

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Evacuated children wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus stand at a relief camp at Paradeep, on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. Cyclone Amphan was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

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Trucks are stranded on a bridge across River Mahanadi at Paradeep, on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. Cyclone Amphan was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

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Boats are anchored at a fishing harbor at Paradeep, on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. Cyclone Amphan was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

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District administration evacuated fishermen from Kankadapal village ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district, Odisha.

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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel evacuate villagers residing in low lying seaside areas, ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, Odisha.

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People watch as waves crash along the shore ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district, Odisha.

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Fishermen pull their boat back to shore amidst rough sea, ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Amphan, at Puri beach.

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Rescue teams of Odisha Fire and Disaster Response Academy prepare themselves ahead of cyclone Amphan, in Bhubaneswar. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on West Bengal coast on May 20 as an extremely severe cyclonic storm.

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Migrant workers travel on a trailer on the national highway (NH-16) to reach their native places, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhubaneswar.

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Marine police personnel patrol Puri beach to prevent tourists and fishermen from venturing into the sea due to Cyclone Amphan, in Puri. Cyclone 'Amphan', is developing into a severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal and can become a very severe cyclonic storm potentially in the next 24 hours.

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Migrants board a truck to travel to their native places, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhubaneswar.

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Security personnel and passengers stand in queues at Bhubaneswar railway station to board a special train to New Delhi following the resumption of passenger train services by Indian Railways, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhubaneswar.

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A worker cleans a railway platform following the resumption of passenger train services connecting major cities, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at a railway station in Bhubaneswar.

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RPF personnel inspect the arrangements at Bhubaneswar Railway Station as India Railways prepares to resume operation of passenger trains, amid COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhubaneswar.

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Firefighters spray disinfectant at Kharavela Bhawan, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhubaneswar.

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Migrants undergo thermal screening after arriving from Kerala’s Ernakulam Railway Station by a special train at Jagannathpur Railway Station, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ganjam district. Odisha government has named ferrying stranded natives to their home by trains as ‘Operation Subh Yatra’.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wearing a face mask during a meeting with Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan via video conferencing about the transportation of migrants from Surat, in Bhubaneswar.

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Commuters move across a graffiti painted on a road to create awareness on novel coronavirus during the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, at Rajmahal Chowk in Bhubaneswar.

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Mime artist Chitta Ranjan Satpathy performs a silent play to make people aware on coronavirus, during the nationwide lockdown, in Bhubaneswar.

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Mime artist Chitta Ranjan Satpathy stands on a graffiti and performs a silent play to make people aware on coronavirus, during a nationwide lockdown, in Bhubaneswar.

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Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation workers use a drone to spray disinfectant from Raj Bhawan square to Sishubhawan square during smart sanitisation drive to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Bhubaneswar.

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A medic collects swab sample of a person for COVID-19 test at a sample collection centre, during the nationwide lockdown imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Bhubaneswar.

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Vendors maintain social distance as they sit along a road to sell newspapers during the nationwide lockdown, imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, in Bhubaneswar.

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People maintain social distancing while buying fish at a market during nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Bhubaneswar.

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AN-32 transport aircraft of IAF airlifted 19 personnel and 3500 kgs of medical equipment of ICMR from Tambaram to Bhubaneshwar for setting of medical Lab & facilities.

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People wearing masks, buy vegetables during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Bhubaneswar.

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Firefighters spray disinfectant on streets around a hospital during the nationwide lockdown, in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Government has set up Odisha Govt sets up two COVID-19 dedicated hospitals with a capacity of 650 beds including 500 bedded facility near KIMS in Bhubaneswar and 150 bedded facility at Ashwini hospital in Cuttack. Both were completed in a record time of one week.

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Beneficiaries stand in a queue, maintaining social distancing, to collect ration at state government PDS ration centre during the nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak, in Bhubaneswar.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik rings a bell as a gesture to show gratitude to the helpers and medical practitioners who are working relentlessly to fight coronavirus during Janta curfew, in Bhubaneswar.

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A renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik gives a final touch to a sand sculpture on awareness towards coronavirus at Puri beach.

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BJD candidates Muna Khan (C in green), Subash Singh, Sujit Kumar and Mamata Mahanta file their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections at Odisha Legislative Assembly chamber in Bhubaneswar. President Naveen Patnaik is also seen.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presents SDC Tribal Football Championship Cup to the winners of Men and Women team, at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.

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Participants take part in mini marathon conducted by Sports & Youth Services Department to mark the birth anniversary of former Odisha chief minister late Biju Patnaik, in Bhubaneswar.

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Others call it dole. But Naveen has always believed in making things easier for the poor. Seen here launching Aaahar scheme under which a rice-dalma meal is provided to the poor in urban areas at just 5 rupees a meal.

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After the bitter fallout with Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, Naveen was on the lookout for a Man Friday. His search ended with VK Pandian, who was posted as private secretary to the CM IN 2011. The relationship – and Naveen’s dependence on VK - has only strengthened since then

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With Congress still a force to reckon with in the state when he parachuted into politics in 1997, Naveen, as the head of the breakaway faction of the erstwhile Janata Dal, Naveen struck an alliance with the BJP to come to power. Seen here with Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the foundation stone laying ceremony of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar in 2003

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Nature lover Naveen Patnaik smelling a rose at the botanical gardens on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar

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Apart from being the most popular and successful politician in the history of Odisha, Naveen is also an artist of sorts. Here, he is seen painting at a function in Bhubaneswar

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Naveen Patnaik is just adored by children. Seen here spending some intimate times with school children

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Shy and reticent by nature, Naveen is rarely seen rejoicing and merry-making in public. But once in a while, he does make an exception. Seen shaking a leg with dancers at a Nuakhai Bhetghat programme in 2000

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Having come to power in the wake of the worst disaster to hit Odisha this century, the Super Cyclone of October 29, 1999, Naveen Patnaik has won praise both within the country and outside for building the state’s disaster resilience in the years that followed. Here, he is seen making an aerial survey of the flood ravaged areas in 2011

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No one gave Naveen a ghost of chance against the wily JB Patnaik when he became CM in 2000. But in the years that followed, Naveen proved one up not just on JB but every other rival within and outside the party

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With Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, the man who mentored Naveen Patnaik from the day he became Chief Minister in 2000 till the bitter fall-out between the ‘uncle’ and the ‘nephew’.

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The unstinted support of the bureaucracy has been one of the major reasons for Naveen’s long reign in office. Here, he is being greeted by employees of the state secretariat after becoming Chief Minister for the fourth time in 2014

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Naveen Patnaik settling down on the chair after becoming Chief Minister of Odisha for the first time in 2000

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah waves to his supporters during his visit to Lingaraj Temple to offer prayers, in Bhubaneswar.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah (2L), Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (C) and Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan during inauguration of SUM Ultimate Medicare hospital, in Bhubaneswar.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurate SUM Ultimate Medicare hospital, in Bhubaneswar. Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan is also seen.

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Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a rally in Bhubaneswar.

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Home minister Amit shah with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata banerjee, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish kumar and Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan during their lunch at Naveen Niwas, in Bhubaneswar.

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(L-R) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Home Minister Amit Shah and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during 24th Eastern Zonal Council meeting, in Bhubaneswar.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah visits Jagannath temple to offer prayers, in Puri.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah visits Jagannath temple to offer prayers, in Puri.

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Home Minister Amit Shah is greeted by party workers at airport ahead of his of meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council (EZC) followed by a rally in support of the amended citizenship law, in Bhubaneswar.

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Home Minister Amit Shah is greeted by party workers at airport ahead of his of meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council (EZC) followed by a rally in support of the amended citizenship law, in Bhubaneswar.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee offers prayers at Jagannath Temple, in Puri.

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Indian hockey players celebrate after the conclusion of a practice match ahead of their match against Australia at FIH Pro League, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar.

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Devotees stand in queues to offer prayer at the Lord Lingaraj temple on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival in Bhubaneswar.

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The 13th-century Sun Temple at Konark, Odisha

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Sand artist Manas Sahoo makes a sand sculpture to create awareness against coronavirus, at Puri, Odisha.

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Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury addresses during a protest rally 'Nagarika Adhikar Suraskhya Samabesh' against the CAA, NRC and NPR, in Bhubaneswar.

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A sand sculpture, created by artist Manas Sahoo, after Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal won the Delhi state assembly election, in Puri, Odisha.

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People carry an injured woman to a hospital after a passenger bus caught fire after coming in contact with a power transmission line at Golanthara area, in Ganjam district of Odisha. Nine persons were electrocuted to death and 22 people injured in the incident.

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitates bravery award winners Srimati Badra, Purnima Giri and Sabita Giri at Lok Seva Bhawan, in Bhubaneswar.

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Injured passengers being shifted to a hospital after the LTT-Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Express (12879) hit a guard van of a goods train near Salagaon station in Cuttack district.

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