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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.  

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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.

Lilima Minz
Odisha Hockey Star Lilima Minz Hangs Up Her India Boots

Hockey India congratulated the two-time Asian Games medallist for her outstanding contribution to Indian Hockey

Coaching Centre In Cuttack Sealed For Violating Covid-19 Norms
Coaching Centre In Cuttack Sealed For Violating Covid-19 Norms

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.

Covid Surge: Maa Tarini Temple To Remain Out Of Bounds For Devotees On Makar Sankranti
Covid Surge: Maa Tarini And Other Temples To Remain Out Of Bounds For Devotees On Makar Sankranti

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.

Makar Sankranti & Sun-Saturn Conjunction To Bring Unexpected Changes For These Zodiac Signs
Makar Sankranti & Sun-Saturn Conjunction To Bring Unexpected Changes For These Zodiac Signs

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.

Odisha BJP MLA Tests COVID-19 Positive For Third Time
Odisha BJP MLA Tests COVID-19 Positive For Third Time

Health Department sources said over 50 MLAs, six MPs and at least 11 ministers in Odisha have been infected in different phases since 2020.

Kendrapara Fishermen
Traditional Fishermen In Odisha’s Kendrapara On Brink Of Losing Livelihood

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.

Rairangpur Sub-Jail
Murder Convict Lodged At Rairangpur Sub-Jail In Odisha Dies During Treatment

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

Panchayat Elections In Odisha
Formal Notification For Odisha Panchayat Polls Out, Check Details

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.

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