The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday declared Satyasai Enclave in Khandagiri of Bhubaneswar as a containment zone following detection of several Covid-19 positive cases. The civic body said the enclave in Plot No-HIG-II-61 of Lane 3 has been declared containment zone in larger public interest and to contain further spread of COVID-19. “It is necessary to make the affected area as a containment zone and to restrict public from entering into and going out,” the BMC said. No public will be allowed to move into the containment zone and the inhabitants will not be allowed to move out. All the shopping establishment in the area will be closed immediately. All the government and private institutions located within the boundary of the containment zone also closed. The BMC will supply essentials and ensure medical requirements for the inhabitants in the containment zones.
The district administration of Puri on Thursday sealed a building belonging to Akshaya Patra Foundation located along Badadanda (grand road) for alleged violation of restrictions enforced during the annual Rath Yatra on July 12.
Some ISKCON devotees alleged witnessed Rath Yatra on the rooftop of the building which was banned by the administration.
"The foundation had accommodated devotees from outside Odisha in violation of prohibitory order passed by the administration during Gundicha Yatra. A team verified the video footage of the incident and found the allegations true. We are also verifying other allegations and take action accordingly,” informed Puri sub-collector Bhabataran Sahu.
A lodge was sealed by the administration yesterday for a similar offence.
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The probe agency today arrested two accused in the Green Ray International Ltd (GRIL) chit fund case in Balasore. The duo has been identified as Mir Jamir and Kalo. They are the two brothers of the company CMD Mir Sahiruddin alias Gora. More
Bus services will resume across the State. However, no bus services will be allowed to Puri till July 25 in view of Ratha Jatra. In the other districts, buses will be ply with seating capacity while no standing passenger will be allowed. More
Education Department of Odisha Government has initiated the process for accepting online applications from the intending higher secondary schools/junior colleges for an increase in the number of seats for admissions into Plus II classes for academic session 2021-22 More
The cracks were observed during an inspection of the chariots before the Dakhina Moda rituals, informed Ratha Construction Committee (RCC) supervisor Sudarshan Mekap More
An ECMO machine has been set up at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar on Thursday More
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested two brothers in connection with the Green Ray chit fund scam.
CBI sources said that the duo, who are brothers of the promoter of the company Mir Sahiruddin, were arrested following a raid at a place at Jaleswar in Balasore district on Thursday morning. Sahiruddin had been arrested by the Central agency in connection with the scam in 2012.
The death of Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, the Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) at Paralakhemundi, in a mysterious fire is getting murkier by the day with fresh twists adding to the case every day. More
The excise sleuths intercepted the vehicle mid-way and inspected it in search of illegal contraband items. However, they failed to find any such materials from the vehicle following which the travellers got into an argument with the raiding officials. More
The Minister who was elected to the Rajya Sabha from the State had discussed with senior officials of his ministry regarding the pending works in Odisha More
The Covid positive tally in Odisha also rose to 9,47,859 after as many as 2,110 people tested positive for the virus on Thursday More
Members of CPI, CPI (M), CPIM(L) and Forward Block resorted to road blockade and rail roko in different towns in Odisha. The protesters blocked the railway track at Bhubaneswar station disrupting train services. More
Young weightlifter Moti Jani has so far won as many as three medals in the national level by virtue of her sheer talent. Thanks to the hard work and determination, her indomitable spirit is yet to be suppressed by abject poverty and gross neglect More
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said people of the State need not go to other cities for treatment as sufficient latest facilities for cancer care will be made available in the State in the next 2-3 years. More
Critically-ill Covid-19 patients can avail Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) treatment facility at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar from tomorrow More
As per a recent review meeting with the Central team on the pandemic situation in the State, the weekly positive rate is found to have remained below 1 per cent in as many as 19 districts. But after 12/7 unlock, the R0 value posted a rise in 7 dists to cross the threshold value of 1 on July 2-3 More
All the political parties in the State are now focusing on the upcoming Panchayat elections and seeing it as a major opportunity to build and ensure their prospects for the 2024 general polls More
A purported video which is doing rounds on social media has brought to the fore the sorry state of affairs prevailing in the rural pockets of the State. More