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.
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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.
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.
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.
This time around, Facebook and WhatsApp are going to be flooded with videos of candidates making enticing promises and hankering for votes.
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.
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
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.
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.
The weather agency has also issued ‘Yellow Warning’ for thunderstorm and lightning in several parts of the State.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Hockey India congratulated the two-time Asian Games medallist for her outstanding contribution to Indian Hockey
CMC sources said the civic authorities found students at AR Creation Coaching centre flouting the pandemic safety protocols during checks at its premises at Link Road.
The district administration has decided to close the temple on January 14 to avoid crowding at the shrine on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a notification stated.
It is almost after a gap of long years that Sun and Saturn will come together in Capricorn which is now taking place on Makar Sankranti.
Health Department sources said over 50 MLAs, six MPs and at least 11 ministers in Odisha have been infected in different phases since 2020.
More than 2,000 fishermen of Aul Block in the district depend on Kharasrota and Brahmani rivers, considered the lifelines of the district, for sustenance.
The deceased has been identified as Daman Murmu, a native of Sapaghara village under Tiring police station. He had been lodged in the jail since 2015 after a court sentenced him to life imprisonment in a murder case
Around 2.79 crore voters across the State will exercise their franchise to elect 91,913 Ward members, 6,794 Sarpanchs, 6,793 Panchayat Samiti members, and 853 Zilla Parishad members. The voting will commence at 7 am and continue till 1 pm.