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Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Wednesday, 04 August 2021

  • Poonam Singh
  • 2 months ago

Vaccine Production In Bhubaneswar Likely By June 2022, Bharat Biotech, Odisha Govt Hold Talks

Krishna Ella, Chairman of Bharat Biotech International Limited held a meeting with Odisha State Science & Tech Dept Secretary at Lok Seva Bhawan. Vaccine production unit at Andharua in Bhubaneswar likely to become functional by the target date of June 2022.

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

ACF Death Case: Kin Point Fingers At Odisha Minister

One of the relatives of late Paralakhemundi Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra brought serious allegations against a State Minister in the case.  More

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 2 months ago

Nuakhai 2021: Nabanna Lagi Timing Finalised In Bolangir

The auspicious timing for the conduct of Nabanna Lagi ritual (offering of newly harvested rice) as part of the mass agrarian festival of western Odisha, Nuakhai, has been finalised.

Based on the age-old tradition and astrological calculation, the Pundit Mahasabha in Bolangir which ordains the nitis for the festival has fixed the timing for offering of the new harvest between 10.19 am and 10.40 am on September 11.

On the auspicious occasion, all households of the district will offer Nabanna to their presiding deity Goddess Pataneswari and Samaleswari as mark of gratitude for good harvest, rain and favourable weather for farming.

Nuakhai is the most important agrarian festival in western Odisha and is celebrated with pomp and gaiety in several districts like Sambalpur, Bolangir, Bargarh, Sundergarh, Kalahandi, Deogarh, Jharsuguda Boudh and Sonepur.

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 2 months ago

Know What Compelled CM Naveen Patnaik To Go On Air

As per SUTRA model creator Prof Agarwal, the contact rate or the Rt value in the country need to be brought down to 0.33 -0.35. This will then prevent the third wave. The Rt value in over 15-districts in Odisha is in the range of 0.9-1.5. No single district has Rt value of around 0.5 More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Orissa High Court Recruitment: Apply For Group C Posts In Rs 25,000-Rs 81,100 Pay Scale

Orissa High Court released a recruitment notification for the posts of Junior Stenographer in Group-C in the High Court's establishment. More

  • Sanjeev Kumar Patro
  • 2 months ago

Rural Unemployment In Odisha Acute, Demand For MGNREGA Work Touches Record High

In contrast to the projected person-days of over 3.9 crore for the year 2021-22, the actual person-days generated till June end in the State had been 7.7crore, which is 197 pc more than the target More

  • Pradeep Singh
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Reports 18-Fold Rise In Child Sexual Abuse Cases In A Decade

The rampant rise in crime against children in Odisha has raised serious concerns with many child rights activists claiming the easy access to internet being a major cause of the same More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Temples In Cuttack To Reopen From Tomorrow, CMC Issues Guidelines   

All religious institutions and places of worship under the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) will reopen from tomorrow (August 5). More

  • Pradeep Singh
  • 2 months ago

Complete Lockdown Once Again If Covid Norms Not Followed Strictly: Odisha CM Cautions

Thanking people for their cooperation during the second wave of COVID-19, CM Naveen warned that irresponsible Covid behaviour will only lead to a complete lockdown once again More

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 2 months ago

Puri Srimandir To Reopen For Devotees From August 16

The world-famous Jagannath Temple in Puri will reopen its gates for entry of devotees from August 16. The 12th-century shrine will be reopened for the first time in more than three months of staying off the limits to the public in the wake of the second wave of Covid pandemic. More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Govt Orders Probe Into Question Paper Goof-Up In Matric Offline Exam

A probe has been ordered into the question paper goof-up that was reported during the ongoing annual High School Certificate (HSC) offline examination at a centre in Cuttack on Tuesday. More

  • Suryakant Jena
  • 2 months ago

Rengali Dam Releases Season's First Floodwaters

The management authorities of the Rengali Dam laid across the Brahmani River in Angul have released the season's first floodwaters from the dam. In view of the steady rise in the water level in the reservoir due to heavy rainfall in the upper catchment area, the officials have opened one gate of the dam to discharge the floodwaters. 

As per the latest data available, the water level in the dam stood at 119.84 metre against the maximum level of 123.50 metre. The inflow of the water into the dam stood at 1360 cubic metre per sec while the outflow of the floodwater was 1450 cubic metre, informed the dam authorities.

The residents living in the low-lying areas of the river in Angul, Dhenkanal, Jajpur and Kendrapara have been asked to remain alert for any possible eventuality. 

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Chief Secy, 5T Secy Face Wrath Of Laid Off Nursing Staff In Bolangir

A group of nursing staff staged a protest over their disengagement from service during the visit of Odisha Chief Secretary and 5T Secretary to Bolangir district on Wednesday. More

  • Sandeep Sahu
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Shows the Way in Hockey

And after winning the rights to host the Hockey World Cup for the second time running in 2023, the first time any state has got the right to host the event twice in succession, Odisha has truly emerged as the newest hockey hub in the country. More

  • Dilip Kumar
  • 2 months ago

Political Drama Unfolds In Kendrapara As BJD Sprinkles Cow Dung Water At Congress’ Protest Venue

In a novel protest, the Biju Janata Dal sprinkled cow dung water on the venue where the Congress staged a sit-in at Baghamari under Rajnagar block in Kendrapara district More

  • Odishatv Bureau
  • 2 months ago

Superintendent Engineer In Jajpur Held For Accepting Rs 10,000 Bribe

The anti-corruption agency has also launched simultaneous searches at the houses of Mohapatra located in Bhubaneswar and Tirtol following his arrest. More

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 2 months ago

Crorepati OSSC Official Biranchi Sahoo Under ED Scanner Over Money Laundering

The Odisha Vigilance on July 31 arrested Biranchi following simultaneous raids at his residence, office and other premises linked to him the previous day. More

  • Dilip Kumar
  • 2 months ago

14 More RT-PCR Labs To Come Up Soon In Odisha

To expedite testing, the government has decided to set up 14 dedicated RT-PCR laboratories in various districts of the State More

  • Odishatv Bureau
  • 2 months ago

Technical Institutions, Hostels To Reopen In Odisha From August 9

Amid the Covid pandemic, the Odisha government has finally decided to reopen the technical institutions in the State. More

  • Rashmi Ranjan
  • 2 months ago

August Unlock: No Negative Report Or Vaccination Certificate Now Required To Enter Odisha

The Odisha government has now lifted restrictions on entry of people from outside the State. Earlier, it was mandatory to produce either Covid-19 negative report or final vaccination certificate to enter the State.

As per reports, the government now feels the Covid situation has improved to such an extent in the State that people entering Odisha no longer require to produce a negative report or final vaccination certificate.

  • Dilip Kumar
  • 2 months ago

Temples Reopen, No Decision Yet On Ganesh Puja In Cuttack

The Commissionerate Police will discuss with the CMC and district administration regarding Ganesh Puja in Cuttack city More

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 2 months ago

Bhubaneswar: Man Hacks Wife’s Social Media Accounts, Uploads Her Intimate Videos

The two got married six months back. However, the woman left the house after she was beaten and tortured by her husband repeatedly. More

  • Dilip Kumar
  • 2 months ago

Olympics hockey: Hopes Soar In Odisha as history maker India women Team take on mighty Argentina today

Players at Panposh hockey stadium in Rourkela pin high hopes in the Indian Women's hockey team which is going to take on powerful Argentina today in the semifinal of Tokyo Olympics More

  • Dilip Kumar
  • 2 months ago

Stone Packing Caves Into River Bhargavi Due To ‘Poor Work’

The stone packing on the river embankment collapsed into river Bhargavi duel to alleged sub-standard quality of work near Haripur on Bhubaneswwar-Nimapara road More

  • Sharmili Mallick
  • 2 months ago

Covid-19: Odisha Logs 1,315 Cases, 66 Deaths

Odisha on Wednesday reported 1,315 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 9,82,181 while the death toll mounted to 6,168  with 66 more fatalities, informed the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department.

With this, the State now has 13,872 active cases, and as many as 9,62,088 patients, including 1,702 in the last 24 hours, have recovered from the disease so far, added the H&FW Department.

Of the new cases, 762 were reported from quarantine centres and the rest 553 are local contact cases.

Khordha district, which comprises the state capital Bhubaneswar, reported the highest 413 cases while Cuttack with 198 cases remained second in the list. Jharsuguda reported no case today while the rest 27 districts detected cases less than 100, as per the data shared by Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department. 

In terms of death, 18 fatalities were reported from Khordha, 10 deaths from Cuttack, 9 deaths from Puri, 6 from Mayurbhanj, 5 from Puri. Three each cases were reported from Jajpur and Jharsuguda, two each from Nayagarh, Bhadrak and Bolangir and one each from Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Kendrapara and Sundargarh districts.

Odisha has so far conducted 1,62,23,921 crore sample tests for COVID-19, including 59,378 on Tuesday. The cumulative test positivity rate stands at 1.9  percent.
 

  • Dilip Kumar
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Degree Colleges Asked To Submit UC Pending Since 2003-04

The degree Colleges under Higher Education department have been directed to submit the UC at the earliest failing which financial concurrence for sanction of further grants would not be accorded More

  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

Twin City Police Commissionerate Effects Major Reshuffle In Positions

The Twin City Police Commissionerate has effected a major IPS reshuffle amid the covid pandemic More

  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

OSSC Employee’s Arrest: Aspirants Suspect Mass Corruption In Recruitments

Aspirants of the Odisha Staff Selection Commission have come up with the suspicion that the tainted official, Biranchi Sahu has been a part of a larger job racket More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

50 More Dengue Cases Detected In Bhubaneswar  

The number of dengue cases continues to rise in Bhubaneswar with 50 new patients being detected in the last 24 hours. More

  • Ramakanta Biswas
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Man Carves 3-KM Road Through Mountain

Odisha’s Harihar Behera has carved out a three-km-long road through a mountain.  More

  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 2 months ago

Odisha Girl At Noida Shines In CBSE Class 12 Exams With 99.8 Pc Marks

Odia girl Amruta Behura studying in Noida secured 99.8% marks in CBSE Class 12 exams this year More