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Sex Determination Rampant In Odisha
Cuttack Sex Determination Episode Tip Of Iceberg, Foeticide Rampant in 13 Districts in Odisha

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao flounders in Odisha. State figures in top-10 states with the sex ratio at birth below 900

3T in Jeopardy!
Odisha Capital Slips To Danger Zone: Daily Tests Touched Record Low, Positive Rate Turns Explosive

State Health Department seems happy over  the daily dip in new infections, but the perturbing fact is declining daily caseload seems directly proportional to a drop in daily tests

Positive rate Explosive In Odisha
INSACOG Says Hospitalizations, ICU cases Rising In Current Wave, Explosive Positive Rate In Odisha

Warning that threat level is high, INSACOG's latest bulletin said BA.2 lineage takes a substantial fraction in India. So, S-gene dropout based screening is thus likely to give high false negatives

Scorching Summer in 2022!
Scorching Summer 2022 In India; Hotter, Thunderously Stormy April In Odisha's Bhubaneswar

Except for Bihar, there is a 40-50 percent probability of recording above normal temperature in all other states during the period of February to April 2022

Which One Is Vote Winner: BSKY Or PSK?
BJD Strategists See BSKY A Card To Win Polls; ADR Survey Lists PSKY The Winning Mantra

In 2018, a year after BJD's big loss in 2017 Panchayat polls, the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) had done a survey in Odisha. As per survey, schemes (Yojanas) for Water, Jobs and Roads (Paani, Kaam And Sadak) the vote winner

Lure For Sarpanch High in 2022!
Undaunted By Third Wave, Odisha Panchayat Polls Record Big Rush For Sarpanch Battle

The nominations for the post of sarpanch have risen by 30 percent in 2022. For other posts, the rise ranged between 18-27 percent. 18 lakh first-time voters to cast their rural ballot this time

Third Wave Rural Spread High In Odisha
Odisha Rural Spread In Third Wave 6th Highest In Country: SBI Report

The record new cases in the third wave in Odisha have been due to community transmission in a big way both in rural and urban areas.

Explained: The New IAS Cadre Rules And Its Odisha Impact
Why A Row Over Centre's Amendments To IAS Cadre Rules? Will It Impact Odisha!

The new amendments seem not entirely utopian. But Central deputation of IAS officers has been tied to a 'time-line'. States cannot say 'No' to Centre

Why Unlike Delhi and TN, Odisha Didn't impose Weekend Curfew?
Positive Rate Explosive In Khordha, Balasore, Sundargarh: Know Why Odisha Govt Doesn't Impose Sunday Curfew?

Delhi, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have imposed weekend curfew and many other measures. However, weekend shutdown alongside Panchayat poll will sound doublespeak in Odisha

Third Wave Peak Soon In India and Odisha?
"Third Wave Peak In India on Jan 24, Odisha Will Record On Jan 29-31"

Super spreader Omicron will not shoot off daily cases in the country higher than the Delta-peak. The peak in the third wave will see cases in the range of 3.3 lakh, says Cambridge University report

'Stealth' Omicron Lineage Detected In Many States!
Omicron Replaces Delta In Odisha: Know About Its 'Stealth' Version Detected In Many States

Between December last and January 1st week, 2 in every 10 samples sequenced were Omicron, by mid-Jan, nearly 6 (5.8) in every 10 genomes sequenced confirm Omicron variant

Third Wave Is Not That Mild!
Vaccinated Elderly, Unvaccinated & Partly Vaccinated Youths Succumb ToThird Wave In Odisha

The State saw 35 deaths in the last 24 days. 26 percent of fatalities have no co-morbidity condition. 54 percent deaths in 60-plus years. A total of 389 patients have been undergoing treatment in the ICUs across districts in the State

1 Lakh Children Infected by Covid-19 Since The Pandemic
Odisha Records 1L Child Infections Since Start Of Pandemic; Numbers Hint Big

In the third wave, around 344 children in the age group of 0-18 years get infected every day as against 241 during the long second wave and 62 in the first wave

Odisha Lags In Pvt Industrial Investments
Amid Jagatsinghpur Clash, Odisha Not In Top-5 In 2021 Pvt Investments Inflow

As per SBI's 'Projects Today' report, in FY22, new private investments announced in Odisha has been worth Rs 65,402 crore. The State has been placed at 7th nationally

Who will be Trump card In Odisha Panchayat polls?
Who Will Be Trump Card In Odisha Panchayat Polls: Modi, Naveen Or 'Others'?

Between 2017 - 2022, the two political constants in Odisha - CM Naveen Patnaik and PM Narendra Modi - remain. Controversies hit Naveen more than PM Modi. Beneficiaries hold the key

Odisha Not In Top-20
Odisha Misses Its Own Vaccination Goalposts By Yards, State Not In Top-20 List

Andhra Pradesh beats Odisha in both rounds. Rajasthan and Assam are also ahead

Odisha Recovery Rate Falls!
Lower Back Pain, Sore Throat Are Omicron Symptoms; Odisha Recovery Rate Drops To 5%

Omicron (and its sub-lineages) now account for 53.2 percent of the genomes sequenced in the country. Omicron Viral clearing rate is 5.35 days, the time in Odisha is around 14 days

Rural Spread of Third Wave!
Over 50% Of Odisha Show High Infection Rate, Third Wave Spreads To Rural Areas

As many as five tribal districts have now started recording a weekly positive rate of over 5 percent. A Cambridge University report predicts peak in the fourth week of January

2 More Western Disturbances coming!
Will Odisha See More Rains? Two More Western Disturbances To Hit India Between Jan 16 -20

Many places in the State are going to receive rainfall induced by the second Western Disturbance

Thunderstruck Odisha!
Odisha No 1 In Country With 213 Lightning Deaths In 2021, 2nd In Natural Disaster Toll

As per IMD's Annual Climate Summary-2021, Odisha reported only 4 deaths in 3 cyclonic storms

Naveen Plays 'Lasswell Theory'
Hit By Saffron Revolution In 2017, CM Naveen Perfected 'Lasswell Politics' To Make BJD Battle Ready In 2022

Drawing lessons from 2017, CM Patnaik enacted 'Sop' opera to win over teachers, water scarcity hit villages and unemployed

Omicron Less Prevalent in Children: UK Study
Omicron Catching Young In Odisha: Nearly 14K New Infections In Youth Vs 1.9K Kids

Despite 80 pc fully immunisation in 19-40 yrs, the daily caseload is high. Vaccination is 0 percent in 0-18 yrs, but the load is lower. UK govt says Omicron less prevalent in children

Govt Job Age Bar Up In Odisha
Odisha Panchayat Poll Countdown: State Cabinet Raises Govt Job Age Bar To Win Over 5.35L Unemployed In 15-29 years?

As per CMIE's (Centre For Monitoring Indian Economy) Sept - Dec 2021 report, Odisha has nearly 5.35 lakh unemployed in the age group of 15-29 years. Today's decision has a precedence in Dec 2021

Explosive Third Wave In Odisha!
Third Wave Explosive In Odisha: 1 infecting 6, Daily Growth Rate 44%, Peak In Feb

Odisha's 3T Plan proving booster shot for Third Wave. Only 38 percent RTPCR test share giving wings to Omicron spread, reveals study

Chilly Weather To Hit Odisha Capital
48 MM Rain, Chilly Weather To Hit Odisha Capital From Jan 13-15

As per the NCEP-GFS model, the daytime temperature in the Capital city on January 12 to 15 will drop to around 23 deg C