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Train Service Between Baripada-Puri Flagged Off
Train Service Between Baripada-Puri Flagged Off

As per the schedule, the train will depart from Baripada on Thursday night at 11.50 am and arrive at Puri station at 7 am the next day.

Paddy Procurement
Delay In Paddy Procurement, Unseasonal Rain Worry Western Odisha Farmers

Making things worse, hundreds of paddy sacks have been drenched in the unseasonal rain

Booster Dose for Puri Srimandir servitors
Puri Srimandir Servitors Above 60 Years Get Booster Shots

Meanwhile, the doors of Srimandir have remained closed for the public since January 10. The shrine will remain shut till January 31 in view of the rising cases of Coronavirus in the State and also the detection of some cases in the shrine.

VIMSAR
MBBS Exams At VIMSAR Burla Postponed Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases

The MBBS exam, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 surge, was scheduled to begin on January 15

Odisha's Forest Cover Increases By 537.44 Sq Km In Two Years
Odisha's Forest Cover Increases By 537.44 Sq Km In Two Years

The rise in the Odisha forest area by 537.44 sq km between 2019 and 2020 is more than the 237 sq km growth during the previous two years.

Odisha Covid Cases
Odisha Reports 10,273 New Covid-19 Cases, 4 Deaths; Active Cases Over 50K

Odisha so far has tested 26,479,398 samples, including 75,731 in the last 24 hours, for Covid-19 while the test positivity rate stood 13.5 per cent in the State.

Weather Alert: Yellow Warning Issued For 11 Odisha Districts
Weather Alert: Yellow Warning Issued For 11 Odisha Districts

Light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati and at one or two places over the rest of the districts of Odisha on January 16.

Suresh Mohapatra
Centre Clears Six-Month Extension For Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra

Following the approval of the State government’s proposal by the Personnel Department, Mohapatra’s tenure will be extended for six months

This Is Why The Sun God Is Worshipped On Makara Shankranti
This Is Why The Sun God Is Worshipped On Makar Sankranti

The festival is also celebrated in a grand way at the Jagannath Tempel in Puri, at Hatakeshwar temple at Atri in Khordha district, Dhabaleswar Temple in Cuttack and Makara Muni temple in Balasore.  

breaking news
Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Friday, 14 January 2022

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Covid Protocols Issued For Odisha Hospitals To Keep Infections At Bay
Covid Protocols Issued For Odisha Hospitals To Keep Infections At Bay 

The health department said all elective surgeries are to be stopped and emergency surgeries need to be taken up with universal precautions. It prohibited entry of media representatives inside OPD and IPD of hospitals.    

Berhampur Municipal Corporation
Speculations Rife Over Women Candidature For Mayor’s Office, Male Counterparts ‘Disheartened’

With the publishing of the gazette notification by the Odisha government to reserve the Mayoral seats in Berhampur and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporations for women candidates, speculations are rife over the probable women contenders in three major political parties, BJD, BJP and Congress.

Odisha Hospitals Asked To Use Telemedicine For Medical Care To Patients, SOP Issued 
Odisha Hospitals Asked To Use Telemedicine For Medical Care To Patients, SOP Issued 

In view of the present COVID-19 situation it has become essential to provide health services and advice by alternative means, the Health department said.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Political Parties Explore Ways To Launch Digital Campaign
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Political Parties Explore Ways To Launch Digital Campaign

This time around, Facebook and WhatsApp are going to be flooded with videos of candidates making enticing promises and hankering for votes.

Odisha Paanwala Installs Lockers In Shop To Make Paan Available For Customers 24X7  
Odisha Paanwala Installs Lockers In Shop To Make Paan Available For Customers 24X7  

Bizarre it may sound, but Ananda Panjawani, who owns a paan shop at Parsuram Chhak in Kantabanji town of Bolangir has made locker facility to facilitate storing of pans for the regular customers.

BMC Guidelines For Makar Sankranti & Pongal Celebrations
BMC Releases Guidelines For Makar Sankranti & Pongal Celebrations In Odisha Capital

The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) had earlier released a set of restrictions that will be promulgated across Odisha to check congregations during Makar Sankranti and Pongal

Rare Tail Surgery Performed On An Infant In Bhubaneswar
World’s First Successful Spinal Cord Tail Bone Surgery Performed At Odisha Hospital

A tail-like growth was found on the back of the infant after who was born at Charichak in Kakatpur last November. Panicked, the parents brought him to the SUM hospital, where after all the tests, the doctors operated on him on November 25, 2021.

Third Wave Surge: Sri Jagannath Temple Servitors Above 60 Years Get Booster Dose
Third Wave Surge: Sri Jagannath Temple Servitors Above 60 Years Get Booster Dose

A Covid Care Centre has been set up at the Neelachal Bhakta Niwas where administration of precautionary doses to the servitors aged above 60 years started on Thursday.

 Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert Issued For Odisha Districts; Check IMD Forecast
Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert Issued For Odisha Districts; Check IMD Forecast

The weather agency has also issued ‘Yellow Warning’ for thunderstorm and lightning in several parts of the State.

Collection Of Excess Amount By Dealers: Odisha STA Warns Of Action, RTOs To Submit Compliance Report
Collection Of Excess Amount By Dealers: Odisha STA Warns Of Action, RTOs To Submit Compliance Report

The STA has directed the RTOs to ensure that all the dealers display details of payment to be made by purchaser for each category of vehicles on a notice board at their showrooms. It should be mentioned on the board that no extra payment need to be made other than what is mentioned on the display board.

OSSC Notifies Field Assistant Mains Schedule Amid Cancel Exams Clamour By Job Seekers 
OSSC Notifies Field Assistant Mains Schedule Amid Cancel Exams Clamour By Job Seekers 

The exam schedule has been released at a time when there is growing clamour by job aspirants for postponement of various recruitment examinations in the State in view of the rapid rise in the number of Covid infections.

Shop Selling Adulterated Sauce Busted In Cuttack, Owner Detained
Shop Selling Adulterated Sauce Busted In Cuttack, Owner Detained

Food Safety Inspector Pratiksha Dash, who was part of the raiding team, said that the ingredients written over the sauce bottles sold by the shop were a combination of potato starch and other materials. “There is an abnormal use of colour used in the manufacture of the sauce,” she said.

Drug Peddler Arrested In Khordha
Odisha Police STF Nabs Drug Peddler From Near College In Khordha, 310 Gm Brown Sugar Seized

A team of Odisha Police’s Special Task Force (STF) nabbed a drug peddler from near Haladia College under Khordha Town Police limits on Wednesday and seized 310 grams of brown sugar from him.

Put Off OPSC Civil Services Main Exam, Aspirants Urge Odisha CM
Put Off OPSC Civil Services Main Exam, Aspirants Urge Odisha CM

The Odisha Civil Services (Main) Examination-2020 is slated to be conducted from January 20, 2022 to February 6, 2022 (Except 26.01.2022 & 05.02.2022).  

Daily Covid Cases In Odisha Likely To Cross Second Wave Peak Soon
Daily Covid Cases In Odisha Likely To Cross Second Wave Peak Soon, Says Top Health Official

Meanwhile, the cumulative Covid-19 positive tally in the State has surged to 11,01,606 so far while the death toll has gone up to 8,472. A total of 10,48,732 people have recovered from the infection. The active cases have gone up to 44,349.

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