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Govt Gets Multiple Expressions Of Interest For Privatisation Of Neelachal Ispat

New Delhi: Centre has received multiple Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the privatisation of Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd (NINL). In a tweet on Monday, Secretary for the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Tuhin Kanta Pandey said that the transaction has moved to the second stage as per schedule. “Multiple expressions of interest […]

Covid-19: Odisha Capital Sees 32 Fresh Cases In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: As many as 32 fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported only from Bhubaneswar even as Khordha district, under which the Capital city falls, recorded 33 fresh cases in last 24 hours. Out of the 32 new cases in the Capital, six have been detected from quarantine while 26 others are local contacts. Seven […]

Odia Doctor To Perform Bypass Surgery On President Kovind Today

New Delhi: An Odia doctor will perform the bypass surgery on the President Ram Nath Kovind today at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Doctor Akshya Kumar Bisoyi, a leading surgeon has been given the task of the bypass procedure on the President, reports said. Kovind had been admitted to […]

Odisha: Constable Suspended For Beating Biker During Helmet Check

Baripada: A day after a woman police officer was suspended for gross misconduct and dereliction of duty in Mayurbhanj district, another incident of police excess has been reported from the same district on Tuesday. A police constable has been placed under suspension for allegedly beating a man during helmet checking at Saharapada bypass road near […]

NIT-Rourkela Students Asked To Vacate Hostels After Covid-19 Detection

Rourkela: Authorities at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela have directed students to vacate hostels after 14 students tested positive for the covid-19 in the campus. Only those who have tested negative for the virus will vacate hostel while others who have come in contact with the infected students will stay there, Registrar Pradeep Kumar […]

Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project Not Feasible Till 2041, Says Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has no proposal to carry out a metro rail project between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar till 2041 due to lack of feasibility, said Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena in the Odisha Assembly today. Replying to a query by Jatani MLA (Congress) Suresh Routray, the Minister said that the State government had not proposed […]

Covid-19 Second Wave: Odisha Active Caseload Nears 2,000-Mark; 218 New Positives In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: The active Covid-19 case tally in Odisha on Tuesday inched towards the 2,000 mark after 218 new cases were reported from different parts of the State in the past 24 hours. As per the data shared by the I &PR department, a maximum of 34 new cases have been reported from Bargarh, followed by […]

DGCA Issues New Directives For Airports To Fine Passengers Without Masks

Bhubaneswar: The Directorate General Of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday issued new directives for all airports to ensure strict compliance of Covid-19 norms by passengers. In its circular, the DGCA has asked Airport operators to enhance surveillance in view of the violations of the protocols like wearing of masks by passengers. “The possibility of taking […]

Odisha: Covid-19 Cases Surge In Nuapada, Bus Services With Chhattisgarh Likely To Be Hit

Nuapada: The director of Public Health Niranjan Mishra on Tuesday said that bus services between Nuapada and neighbouring Chhattisgarh are likely to be suspended in view of the record rise in COVID-19 cases in the bordering district during the last 24 hours. On Tuesday, Nuapada had registered 34 Covid-19 positive cases which was the highest […]

Centre Rubbishes Odisha's Claim Of Erratic Covid-19 Vaccine Supply
Odisha Has Stock Of 17 Lakh Covid-19 Vaccine Doses: Health Director

Bhubaneswar: The State has a stock of as many as 17 lakh Covid-19 vaccines doses even as 22.36 lakh people including elderly and persons having co morbidity have been vaccinated so far, Health director Dr Bijay Panigrahy said. Out of the total vaccinated people, 13.47 are eldely people and persons with co-morbidities, he said. “The […]

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Cuttack Bose Students Demand On-Line Exams After Covid Detection In Campus

Cuttack: In view of a steady rise in the number of Covid-19 cases especially at educational institutes, students of Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering (BOSE) have demanded postponement of their examinations scheduled for tomorrow. Their demand comes after three students of the reputed government engineering school tested positive for the virus. Apprehending further spread, they […]

BJP Supporters Greet Mamata Banerjee With 'Jai Shri Ram' Slogans In Nandigram
BJP Supporters Greet Mamata Banerjee With 'Jai Shri Ram' Slogans In Nandigram

Nandigram: TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, who is contesting the assembly elections from Nandigram, was greeted with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans by BJP supporters on Tuesday at Reyapara here, where she had been camping for the past two days. The chief minister, moments before she was about to leave for her programme at Bhangabera in the […]

Teachers Above 45 Years In Bhubaneswar To Get Covid-19 Vaccine Soon
Teachers Above 45 Years In Bhubaneswar To Get Covid-19 Vaccine Soon

Bhubaneswar: Teachers above the age of 45 years working in various private and government schools in Bhubaneswar will receive the Covid-19 vaccine soon, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation administration (BMC) informed on Tuesday. The decision to inoculate the teachers has been taken keeping view the rising cases of Covid-19 in different educational institutions in the Capital city, […]

Heat Wave To Sweep Odisha In Next 24 Hours; IMD Sounds Yellow Warning

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that the maximum temperature (Day temperature) is likely to rise by around 2 degrees C during the next 48 hours and it will decrease by 2-3 degrees after three days over the districts of Odisha. Similarly, the maximum temperature will be above normal by 4-6 degree […]

Pawan Kalyan 100% CM Candidate In Next Polls: Janasena
Pawan Kalyan 100% CM Candidate In Next Polls: Janasena

Amaravati: Following the statement by Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party chief Somu Veerraju that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘likes’ Pawan Kalyan, and called the party cadre to ‘revere’ him, Janasena leaders have started claiming that the actor-politician is a 100 per cent chief ministerial candidate in the next Assembly elections. “Kalyan is 100 per cent […]