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Low Pressure Over BoB, Andaman Sea Likely To Concentrate Into Depression In 24 Hours: IMD

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area formed over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman sea is likely to become a well marked in the same region in the next 12 hours, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday. As per the latest IMD’s bulletin, there is a low probability that the system may concentrate […]

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Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha was on Thursday adjourned sine die ahead of the scheduled date of April 8. Many members of the House had earlier urged the government to curtail the sittings of the Budget session after Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had tested positive for COVID-19. While giving a brief account of the performance […]

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Odisha: Sambit Patra Keeps Promise, Helps Poor Filarial Patient From Chilika

Khordha: BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra played saviour to a man afflicted with filaria (elephantiasis) by personally admitting him to the AIIMS at Bhubanmeswar) for treatment as he had promised earlier. Patra was spotted carrying the filarial patient, identified as Santosh Barik of Ankula village from Chilika, by himself in an ambulance before admitting him […]

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Cobra Stuck Inside Washroom Pipe At Bhubaneswar Airport Rescued

Bhubaneswar: The Snake helpline has rescued a cobra got stuck inside a pipe in the washroom at Biju Patnaik International Airport here today. The snake entered the washroom through an open pipe last night and got stuck inside it. The airport authorities called the Snake helpline secretary Suvendu Mallik who immediately rushed to the spot […]

3 Students Of NIT Rourkela Test COVID-19 Positive
3 Students Of NIT Rourkela Test COVID-19 Positive

Rourkela: Barely four days after the 18th convocation of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, which was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind, three students of the institute have tested positive for coronavirus. Sundergarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan said the infected students have been kept in isolation and steps are being taken to ensure that […]

54 Indian Fishermen Arrested By Sri Lankan Navy, 5 Trawlers Seized
54 Indian Fishermen Arrested By Sri Lankan Navy, 5 Trawlers Seized

Colombo: The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested at least 54 Indian fishermen and seized five trawlers for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters, an official statement said here on Thursday. The Navy arrested the fishermen on Wednesday off the coast of northern and northeastern areas. Having considered the impact of foreign fishermen poaching in […]

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JEE Main Results: Know How Odisha Topper Debasish Panda Converted Hardship Into Opportunity

Cuttack: The results for the National Testing Agency Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 March session were announced last night. A total of 13 candidates have scored a perfect 100 score in the crucial entrance exams. Bringing laurels for the State, Debasish Panda of Srivihar colony in Cuttack town has topped the exam in Odisha […]

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Ancient Black Marble Stone Shivling, Artefacts Found In Baitarini Riverbed In Odisha

Jajpur: Days after an ancient Shivling and remains of a temple resurfaced from the Baitarani river near Dasharathpur in the district, another Shivling and other rare ancient sculptures were found from the riverbed at Devi Gada Ghat in the district on Thursday forcing the locals of the area to demand government’s intervention to restore those […]

COVID-19 Resurgence Impact: Kumbh Mela Duration Curtailed To 1 Month For First Time, Guidelines Set For Pilgrims
COVID-19 Resurgence Impact: Kumbh Mela Duration Curtailed To 1 Month For First Time, Guidelines Set For Pilgrims

Dehradun: The duration of Kumbh Mela in Haridwar has been curtailed to just one month for the first time in its history in view of a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and it has been made mandatory for pilgrims to have a “negative” RT-PCR test report to attend the mega congregation. According to a notification, […]

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Odisha: Gayatri College Of Pharmacy In Sambalpur Shut After 2 Staff Test Positive For Covid-19

Sambalpur: The authorities of Gayatri College of Pharmacy on Thursday announced closure of the institute after two of its staff tested positive for Covid-19. Founder Director Dr Ashok Satpathy said, “Both of them were found positive for Covid-19 after they underwent antigen test. We are awaiting for the RT-PCR test reports.” Satpathy further informed that […]

Odisha: BMC Starts Random Covid-19 Testing To Track Down Spreaders
Odisha: BMC Starts Random Covid-19 Testing To Track Down Spreaders

Bhubaneswar: Following the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in the State and the Capital city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) started conducting random testing all over the city from Thursday to identify the spreaders. BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said, “From today onwards we are starting random COVID-19 testing program in several parts of Bhubaneswar […]

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IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Lightening Alert Issued For Odisha; SRC Writes To 6 District Collectors

Bhubaneswar: The office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Thursday issued an advisory in view of the thunderstorm, lightning warning issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). In a letter, the SRC has asked the collectors of six Odisha districts- Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Mayurbhanj to take appropriate action in view of […]

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Coaching Centre, Shopping Complex Sealed In Cuttack For Violating Covid-19 Norms

Cuttack: A coaching centre at Chandi Mandir square in Cuttack was sealed for violation of Covid-19 norms on Thursday. The authorities of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) sealed the coaching centre after finding violation of the existing Covid-19 protocols issued by the Odisha government. Apart from the coaching centre, a super market was also sealed in […]

Tigress Sundari Translocated From Odisha To MP's Kanha Reserve
Tigress Sundari Translocated From Odisha To MP's Kanha Reserve

Bhubaneswar: Tigress Sundari has been translocated to Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) of Madhya Pradesh from Satkosia in Odisha, a forest official said on Thursday. The big cat was released into a special enclosure at Ghorela in the reserve on Wednesday night, the official said. The tigress along with a tiger had been sent to Odisha’s […]

Odisha Putting In Place Floating Buoy Barriers To Check Trawler Intrusion In Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary
Odisha Putting In Place Floating Buoy Barriers To Check Trawler Intrusion In Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary

Kendrapara: The Odisha Forest Department has undertaken an exercise to demarcate the Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary, widely regarded as the world’s largest habitat for Olive Ridley sea turtles, by installing floating buoys to ensure the safety of marine animals. The installation work of the buoys along the boundary of the sanctuary to prevent entry of fishing […]

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