Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Saturday, 26 June 2021

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 1 year ago
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BMC Extends Covid Curbs On 2 Markets In Bhubaneswar Till July 1 

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday announced extension of closure of two markets in the capital city due to aggravating COVID-19 situation.  More
  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 1 year ago
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Will Third Wave Be Severe? Only If R0 Value Of Delta-Plus Grows To 4.5, Says ICMR

India, unlike UK or USA, has no seasonal drivers of transmission like the ‘influenza season’ there. ICMR says there is no evidence any temporally coherent such season across the length and breadth of the country More
  • Pradeep Singh
  • 1 year ago
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Odisha Govt Urged To Allow Opening Of Gyms By Issuing SOP

The All Odisha Gym Owner's Association has urged the State government to allow opening of gyms in the State by issuing a proper Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) as the fitness industry has been suffering from severe financial crisis. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
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39 Meritorious Sportspersons Join Odisha Police

As many as 39 meritorious sportspersons including 30 women and 9 men were inducted into Odisha Police Service on Saturday with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announcing continued support to athletes in every possible manner to enable them to achieve their dreams.  More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
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BJD Names Senior Observers, District Observers Ahead Of Panchayat Polls

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha on Saturday appointed senior observers for all 30 districts, apparently signalling its preparations for the three-tier panchayat polls in the State. The party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appointed six party veterans as senior observers. More
  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 1 year ago
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Will The DA For Central Govt Employees Be 30% From July 1? 

The decision to grant additional Dearness Allowance installment to central government employees have been under freeze since April 2020. But from July 30, employees likely to draw higher salaries due to additional DA from July 1 More
  • Dilip Kumar
  • 1 year ago
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Odisha: Woman Suffers Severe Facial Rashes & Vision Loss, Blames Fairness Cream

Addiction to get fair and glowing skin by using fairness solution has cost a woman dear. A resident of Sonepur district, Sumitra Sebak has blamed the side effects due to the use of fairness cream as reason behind developing serious facial rashes and vision loss. More
  • Pradeep Singh
  • 1 year ago
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Odisha Demands Revision In Covid-19 Vaccine Allocation Ratio Between State And Private Hospitals

Due to poor presence of private hospitals in the health care sector in the State, Odisha wants the government and private vaccine allocation ratio of 75:25 to be revised to 95:05 ratio. More
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Rath Yatra: Temple Priest In Gujarat Threatens Agitation If Govt Doesn't Permit Chariot Festival

"I think that the government will allow the Yatra this year as cinema halls, multiplexes, malls and other commercial activities were allowed, so why not the 'Rath Yatra'?" asked the Mahant. More
  • Ramakanta Biswas
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Cash Loading Firm Employee Held For Stealing Rs 34 Lakh From ATMs

A B.Tech graduate employed with a private company that provides cash loading services to banks was arrested on Saturday for allegedly stealing cash to the tune of Rs 34 lakh from ATMs. More
  • Dilip Kumar
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Covid Norms Thrown To Wind; Heavy Rush At Vaccination Centres In Balasore, Cutttack

Following the implementation of offline registration for the mass Covid19 vaccination programme, large number of beneficiaries, especially the young mass, were found crowding at different inoculation centres in the State, throwing covid protocols to wind. More
  • Dilip Kumar
  • 1 year ago
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Ganjam Headless Body Mystery Cracked; Wife & In-Laws Prime Accused, Say Police

The police today claimed to have cracked the case involving the discovery of a headless male body on the Rushikulya river bed near Puspa Nagar here under Sorada police limits in Ganjam district on January 22 this year. More
  • Prasanna Mishra
  • 1 year ago
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Sharecroppers Of Odisha - Children Of A Lesser God

The sharecroppers — Bhagachashis — operate under heavy odds and are unable to take a long-term view about farming in the land they till. More
  • Poonam Singh
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Daughter Of Dana Majhi Who Carried Wife's Corpse For 10 Km Clears Class 10 Board Exams

Chandini Majhi, the daughter of Dana Majhi who carried his wife's corpse on his shoulders for 10 km after allegedly being denied a hearse by the government hospital in Odisha's Kalahandi district, was among the 2,81,658 girls who cleared the class 10 state board examinations, the results of which were declared on Friday.

Chandini, a student of a tribal school in Bhubaneswar, secured 280 marks out of 600. Her two younger sisters are also studying in the school.

Dana Majhi from Melaghar village in Thuamul-Rampur block of the district had walked 10 km with his wife's body in 2016.

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 1 year ago
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Irrigation Dept Employee Attempts Self Immolation Over Non-Payment Of Salary For 5 Years

A contractual employee with the Irrigation Department in Odisha allegedly attempted self immolation in front of the Assistant Engineer’s Office at Basudevpur in the district on Saturday over non-payment of salary for 60 months More

  • Dilip Kumar
  • 1 year ago
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Delta Plus Variant: No Need To Be Scared, But Don’t Lower Guard, Says ILS Director

At a time when the Delta Plus variant of the Covid-19 virus has triggered fear and panic after the Centre tagged it as ‘Varinat of Concern’, the statement of a senior scientist and head of Odisha-based Institute of Life Science (ILS) has brought a sigh of relief. More

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
  • 1 year ago
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Health Dept Team In Deogarh To Observe Odisha's First Patient Of Delta Plus Covid Variant

Odisha Health Department on Saturday sent an epidemiology team to observe and examine the health condition of the Covid-19 infected person from Deogarh, who happens to be the first case of Delta Plus variant in the State. Delta Plus is a new mutant version of the SARS-CoV-2 first detected in India More

  • Sharmili Mallick
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Heavy Rains To Pound Parts Of Odisha Today; Check Weather Updates For Next Four Days

The Met Centre has issued Yellow warning for heavy in as many as 13 districts of the State on Saturday. More

  • Dilip Kumar
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Remains Of Ancient Temple Surface From Reservoir In Odisha's Malkangiri

Remains of an ancient temple have been discovered from the Balimela reservoir in Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri district. The old remains of the shrine believed to be of a Shiva temple surfaced from the ground of the reservoir after the water level receded. More

  • Sharmili Mallick
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Odisha Registers 3,554 Covid-19 Cases, 47 Fatalities In 24 Hours

With this, the active cases in the State remained at 33,019 while 8,60,142 patients have recovered, including 3,644 on Friday, from the disease so far. More

  • Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra
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Mutilated Body Of Woman Found On Road, Baby Rescued In Kendrapara

Mutilated body of a woman was found on Kandarapatia road under Jambu police station in Kendrapara district on Friday. A three-year-old baby was also rescued in a critical condition near the body.

The baby was immediately rushed to the nearby medical with an ambulance by locals and later shifted to Kendrapara. However, the identity of the woman is yet to be ascertained. Villagers are of the opinion that the body of the woman has been dumped on the road after her murder.
 

  • Pti
  • 1 year ago
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Odisha Reduces Malaria Infection By 90%: Govt

The Odisha government said it has been able to reduce malaria infection among the people by 90 per cent in a span of three years from 2016. More

  • Pradeep Singh
  • 1 year ago
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Maoists In Odisha Getting Infected By Covid-19: Threat Looms Large Over Bordering Villages

As many as seven maoists of the Dandakaranya division have so far succumbed to the infection. Moreover, top Maoist cadre Hidamba is also reportedly critical after contracting the virus. More

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 1 year ago
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Odisha: Dacoit Gang With 9 Minors In Jeypore Police Net, Huge Cache Of Valuables Recovered

The Jeypore Police on Friday busted a major dacoit gang as part of its intense crackdown against criminals and anti-socials in the city. The 16-member dacoit gang also has nine minors, Jeypore SDPO informed during a press conference today. More

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 1 year ago
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Delta Plus In Odisha's Deogarh: Is Telangana The Source Via Nuapada?

The GISAID transmission data shows infection spreading from Telangana during the period of mid-April to districts like Nuapada, Balangir and Deogarh. In Nuapada, the weekly positive rate for the week ended on June 24 rose to 13% from 5% on week ended on June 13 More

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 1 year ago
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Odisha Govt Mandates ULBs To Spend 25% Annual Budget For Slum Development

In a major announcement, the State government of Odisha has mandated all urban local bodies to compulsory spend 25% of their annual budget in slum development works. More

  • Suryakant Jena
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Bhubaneswar Wins Two Medals In India Smart City Awards Contest

Continuing its stride as a leading Smart city of India, the Temple City Bhubaneswar today bagged two more awards in the India Smart City Awards Contest (IASC). The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) declared the awards during the Sixth Anniversary Celebration of Smart City Mission, AMRUT and PMAY (Urban) today in New Delhi. More

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