News from Odisha

Gun Deal In Bhubaneswar: 2 Arrested, Firearms & Bullets Seized

Bhubaneswar: In a major crackdown, police have arrested two persons in connections with a gun deal in the Capital city on Thursday. The cops have also detained a woman associate of the drug dealers. She was reportedly an employee of a mall in Bhubaneswar. As per reports, the duo had come to the Smart City […]

With Eye On Nobel, Donald Trump Wants To Mediate Between India, China

New York: With eye on Nobel Peace Prize, United States President Donald Trump wants to mediate the dispute between India and China, even though his offers have been turned down. Asked by a reporter on Thursday about his nomination for the prize for promoting Israel-Arab relations, he said, “I know that China now, and India, […]

BECIL Recruitment 2020
DRDO Recruitment 2020: Apply For Graduate Apprentice, Technician Apprentice Positions

The Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) – DRDO has released a notification inviting applications from interested and eligible candidates for the positions of Technician Apprentice and Graduate Apprentice. The last date of application submission for the DRDO recruitment for the training programme is October 14, 2020. DRDO Recruitment 2020 Vacancy Details Technician Apprentice: 12 Graduate […]

Covid-19 Pandemic: Global Cases Cross 32.1 Million Mark

Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 32.1 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 981,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Friday morning, the total number of cases stood at 32,135,220 and the fatalities rose to 981,754, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering […]

Group Clash
Group Clash In Rourkela Leaves 2 Injured, Police Platoons Deployed

Rourkela: Palpable tension prevailed in Malgodown area under Udit Nagar PS of Rourkela following a fierce group clash between two factions of the slum on Thursday. Keeping in mind the prevailing situation, five platoons of police force have been deployed in the area to ward off any fresh trouble. Immediately after the incident yesterday, Udit […]

Kerala Health Min
Kerala Wins UN Award For Prevention, Control Of Non-Communicable Diseases

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala bagged a United Nations award on Thursday for its “outstanding contribution” towards the non-communicable diseases-related sustainable development goals. The UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) award this year on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases was announced by World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The award recognises achievements during 2019 on the multisectoral […]

PM Modi's 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' Important Initiative, Says IMF

Washington:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for an “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant India) is an important initiative, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday. “The economic package under this self-reliant India initiative, which was announced in the aftermath of the coronavirus shock, has supported the Indian economy and mitigated significant downside risks, so we do […]

India’s COVID-19 Tally Breaches 58 Lakh Mark With Over 86K New Cases

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 caseload zoomed past 58 lakh, while over 47 lakh people have recuperated from the disease, pushing the national recovery rate to 81.74 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 58,18,570 with 86,052 infections being reported in a day. The death […]

CSK 345
IPL 2020: CSK Aim To Regain Winning Momentum VS Delhi

Dubai: After a lacklustre outing against Rajasthan Royals, three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in a league encounter at the Dubai International Cricket stadium here on Friday. In their last game, the M.S. Dhoni-led side suffered a 16-run defeat, and barring Faf du Plessis most of the CSK […]

Odisha Happiness
India Happiness Report 2020 Puts Odisha In Bottom-3 Among All States/UTs

Bhubaneswar: Ever imagined about the post-pandemic period or how stress-free people’s lives would be once these grim events bid adieu? The way this virus has spread has hit everyone harder than expected, on all fronts. Amid such circumstances, the recently released India Happiness Report 2020 based on five different components of happiness along with the […]

Covid-19 cases in Odisha
Odisha Covid-19 Tally Breaches 2 Lakh-Mark: 4208 New Cases, 15 Deaths In One Day

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continued to witness big surge in COVID-19 cases as the State detected 4208 new positives in the last 24 hours, taking the total count of coronavirus infections to 201096. Of the fresh cases, 2462 patients are in quarantine, while 1746 are local contact cases, informed State I&PR department. The death toll has mounted […]

Sandalwood Drug Case
Sandalwood Drugs Case: ED Gets 5-Day Custody Of Ragini, Sanjjanaa

Bengaluru: The special NDPS court in Bengaluru has granted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) five days custody of the Kannada film stars — Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani — along with other accused who have been arrested in a drug related case. The ED in its petition stated that the accused persons have to be interrogated […]

Farm Bills: Farmers Stage Protest Across Odisha, Demand Withdrawal Of Agriculture Bills

Bhubaneswar: Farmers from across Odisha today launched protests against the three Agriculture Bills passed during the monsoon session of the Parliament. Members of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan On Friday staged protest in front of the AG Square in Bhubaneswar. However, police took them into preventive custody after the protestors tried to barge into the Loka […]

Blood Test To Predict High Risk Covid-19 Patients

New York: A standard test that assesses blood cells can identify which patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 could face a high risk of becoming critical and die, say researchers. “We wanted to help find ways to identify high-risk Covid patients as early and as easily as possible — who are likely to become severely […]

Jharsuguda: No Road-Side Fast Food For 15 Days

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to curb the surging Covid-19 infection, the Jharsuguda district administration Friday ordered the closure of all street fast food shops for the next fifteen days. The district administration has decided to compensate the vendors with Rs 2,500 each for the financial losses incurred during the fortnight-long closure. Strong action will be […]