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CAL 5 OD-VIRUS-UK No mutated coronavirus strain found in UK returnees : Odisha govt Bhubaneswar: Odisha government Thursday said that no mutated strain of coronavirus was found in any of the returnees from the United Kingdom or their immediate contacts, an official said.

CES 13 OD-REVENUE Revenue collection up by 4pc in Odisha Bhubaneswar: Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the revenue collection of the Odisha government has increased by nearly four per cent to Rs 29,411.29 crore during the April-November period of the current fiscal, an official said on Thursday.

CES 14 WB-VOTER LIST Final voter list for Bengal assembly poll to be published on Jan 15: CEO Jalpaiguri: The final voter list for the assembly election in West Bengal will be published on January 15, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Aariz Aftab, said on Thursday.

CES 15 YEAR-MEGHALAYA Protests over citizenship law, unsparing pandemic, muted tourism accentuate Meghalaya 2020 Shillong: Meghalaya saw violent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in 2020 amid the unforgiving coronavirus pandemic, which also took the steam out of the state's thriving tourism sector.

CES 17 BH-NITISH Efforts on to economically rehabilitate people who lost jobs during lockdown: Nitish Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday asserted that efforts were being made to economically rehabilitate those who have returned to their homes in the state, having lost jobs elsewhere in the wake of the COVID19- induced lockdowns.

CES 18 WB-IIT KGP-COMPUTING IIT-KGP to train scientists, engineers in high- performance computing, AI Kolkata: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has received a project to impart training to students, faculty, scientists, researchers in high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence, the institute said in a statement. PTI RG RG