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Sanjeev Kumar Patro is a Chief Sub Editor associated with Odisha Television Limited. He is basically an investigative journalist doing fact-checking of political speeches, digging of the digital data & decoding hidden assumptions behind statements.

New Variant Taking Wings?
Driver Of Covid Cases In New York - BA.2.12 & BA.2.12.1- Detected In 7 Indian States

The New York State Health Department identified two contagious variants having evidence of community spread. The sub-variants detected in Delhi, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra etc

4th Wave Knocking?
4th Wave: Cambridge Health Centre Forecasts 2k Cases Daily In India, Positive Rate in 36 Dists High

Odisha conducts nearly 3-times more tests than Delhi, but daily TPR in the State has been only a fraction

Freebies In Odisha- Reality Check
Freebies In Odisha Alone Gulp Down 23% Of State's Own Tax Revenues

The State government here has also a populist tooth. The budgets over the years had announced a litany of populist schemes. 

Mercury Fury On Odisha
Severe Heat Wave Likely In Odisha From Apr 25, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack To Sizzle At Over 40 Deg C

The forecasts show some places in Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Angul recording around 45 deg C between Apr 25-29.

Odisha High On Quack Therapy
Modi's  eSanjeevani  Panacea For Odisha's Quack Ills, State In Bottom -10

Odisha is lagging in National Telemedicine Service for the want of empanelment of doctors for the service. State poor in MMUs  

Odisha Bleeds With Job Losses
Bleeding March: Odisha Unemployment Rate Zooms To 9.7%, High Job Losses In Key Sectors

As per the CMIE report, among the 19 major states in the country, Odisha has the fourth-highest unemployment rate

BJP's Win Soft For 2024
Mission 2024: Odisha BJP To Implement UP, Uttarakhand And Goa Model

State BJP will very soon put in place the 45k Panna Samiti panels in over 96k booths in the State

New Normal Monsoon
New Normal Warning: Monsoon Rainfall Decline 2nd Steepest In Last Decade

Double whammy for farmers in Odisha. Monsoon growing deficient and post-monsoon recoding surplus in the State 

Monsoon In Odisha - Wet or Dry?
IMD 2022 monsoon forecast: Check out on Odisha districts that will face drought, flood

Drought like conditions likely in seven districts. Watch out for the Brahmani, Baitarani and Ib rivers

Hotter Clime Soon?
Odisha Capital Records 38.5 Deg C: Will Mercury Shoot Up?

On April 22, the mercury will shoot up over 42 deg C in the 12 districts of the State

Alarm Bell For Health Mandarins
36% In Odisha Died For Want Of Trained Medi Care, State Tops Country

The high death rate in the State attributed to 1,211vacancies of specialist doctors and 3,523 medical officers in 2021

Niti Energy and Climate Index
Niti Energy Index: Discoms Short-Circuit Odisha’s Performance In This Power Index

Odisha has been a pioneer State in power reforms. But Gujarat, a late beginner, piped the State to grab a high rank in discom health

Medical Edu Pricey In Odisha
Pricey Medical Edu In Odisha: MBBS Cost In Govt Med Colleges Rs 30K, Rs 11.6K In Andhra Pradesh

Despite a poor state, the cost of MBBS in govt colleges is higher than Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Bihar

Puri On Medical College Map
Modi Govt's Medical College Scheme Proving A Boon For Odisha

After launch of Centrally-sponsored medical college scheme, between 2015-16  and 2021-22,  seats under State government went up by 145 percent to touch 1350

Covid-19 XE In India!
New Variants BA.4, BA.5 Spotted After XE: Check New Symptoms & Vulnerable Age Group

The gender data shows the female proportion in XE infections was higher than males in UK - the only country that has detected the Omicron recombinant

When Life Give You All Lemons!
Odisha 6th In Lemon Production, Hoarding Behind High Prices In State

Even as the State Agriculture Minister claimed in the State Assembly recently that Odisha is the top producer of lemon in the country, the data indicates otherwise

The Controversy Juggernaut
100 Mt Area From Protected Monument Red Line For Odisha Govt: Select Committee Report

No new construction is allowed in the prohibited area as per Section 2 (dc) of the AMASR Act. The NMA letter to Odisha Culture Department clearly mentioned so

Drugs Seized In Odisha
Odisha Winging 'Udta Punjab' Way, State 'High' On Heroin

Statistics with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) reveal that Odisha accounted for nearly 1.6 per cent of the total heroin seizures made nationally in 2021

Public Cry Pani, Pani, Water Management In Pani, Pani
1.5 Cr In Odisha Will Cry 'Pani', 'Pani' This Summer As Jal Jeevan Mission In Deep Water

Under Jal Jeevan Mission, Village Action Plan is a must to achieve piped water supply to all by 2024. But 42 percent of villages in the State have no action plans

The New XE Order
Fourth Wave Possible In India? Keep A Watch On This XE

Recombinants are now running the show. XE a hybrid strain of BA.1 and BA.2 shows a higher rate of growth than Omicron BA.2. But it's all early days