News from Odisha

Bijaya Panigrahi
Odisha Targets 1 Cr Total Vaccinations, 1.5 Lakh Per Day, Says Health Director

Bhubaneswar: With a resurgence in COVID cases across India, Odisha Health Department Director on Friday informed that the State has targeted to vaccinate a minimum of 1 Crore people, around 25% of the total population. Speaking to the media, Bijay Panigrahi, the Director of Odisha Health Department said that the State has already registered 20.95 […]

STA Extends Validity Of Driving License, Fitness; No Extension For PUCC

Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Transport Authority (STA) on Friday extended validity of several crucial motor vehicle documents in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation. As per an official notification, the STA has extended validity of Registration Certificate (RC), fitness, permits, Driving License (DL), Learner’s License (LL), fancy number bookings and application for solatium fund till June […]

'Harassed' By Police In Abduction Case, Man Commits Suicide In Cuttack
'Harassed' By Police In Abduction Case, Man Commits Suicide In Cuttack

Salepur: A man committed suicide at Naiguan village under Mahanga block of Cuttack district after police allegedly dragged his name into a kidnapping case and harassed him. Kalakar Sahu hanged himself to a tree at a farmland near his house. Sahu’s family members alleged that he took the extreme step after being mentally and physically […]

Heat Wave Warning For 3 Odisha Districts; Rain, Thunderstorm Relief For Some Till March 30

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued heat wave alert for three Odisha districts- Khordha, Cuttack and Nayagarh. As per the latest weather bulletin of the IMD, these districts will experience heat wave conditions in the next 48 hours (till March 28). The weather forecasting agency has issued ‘Yellow warning’ in this regard. […]

National Para Athletic Championships
National Para Athletics: It's Raining Gold For Odisha's Jayanti Behera

Bengaluru: Following her gold winning performance in the 400 metres sprint on Thursday, ace para-athlete Jayanti Behera from Odisha bagged two more gold medals on Friday in the National Para Athletic Championship at Bengaluru. Behera secured gold in the 200 metres sprint by finishing it in 26.49 seconds. She again went on to win the […]

Odisha Heat Wave Alert: 'April-May Will Breathe Fire, June To Pour Cold Water'

Bhubaneswar: The weather will breathe fire over Odisha during the coming summer months of April – May. A respite from the red hot mercury will be in sight right in the month of June only when the skies will pour over the cold water. Such is the forecast regarding the weather outlook for Odisha during […]

Centre Rubbishes Odisha's Claim Of Erratic Covid-19 Vaccine Supply
Odisha Asks Centre To Augment Vaccine Supply To Meet 2 Lakh Daily Dose Target

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health Department on Friday drew attention of the Centre to augment supply of vaccines to the State to meet daily target of 2 lakh doses. Health department ACS PK Mohapatra requested the Union government to supply at least 15 days vaccine requirement in advance to the State for uninterrupted vaccination drive. The State […]

Sambalpur Cyber Police Digs Out Mask Fraud Worth Rs 26.50 Lakh, Nabs Accused From Delhi
Sambalpur Cyber Police Digs Out Mask Fraud Worth Rs 26.50 Lakh, Nabs Accused From Delhi

Sambalpur: The cyber police of Sambalpur cracked a major online fraud worth Rs 26.50 lakh involving fraudulent face mask supply offer and arrested a person from New Delhi. Multiple raids by a team of officials of Sambalpur cyber police in Delhi, Faridabad and Ghaziabad led to the arrest of accused Jatin Sehgal. Hailing from Meerut […]

Desire To Merge With Odisha
Role Reversal! Andhra Villagers Want To Merge With Odisha

Koraput: In an unexpected turn of events at Odisha-Andhra border in Koraput, residents of at least 14 villages under Salur block of Andhra Pradesh have expressed their desire to merge with Odisha. Amid Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border dispute involving Kotia Gram Panchayat in Koraput where Andhra Pradesh has been claiming its rights on four of the […]

3 Odisha Cricketers In India Squad For Tri-Nation Blind T-20 Tourney
3 Odisha Cricketers In India Squad For Tri-Nation Blind T-20 Tourney

Bhubaneswar: Three players from Odisha have been selected in the India squad for Tri- Nation Blind T-20 Cricket Tournament to be played in Bangladesh in April. The players are Kalia Pradhan, Mohammed Jafar Iqbal  and Pankaj Bhue. While Pradhan and Iqbal have been selected in B1 category (totally blind) Bhue is placed in the partially […]

Odisha's Women Green Warriors Leading By Example

Nayagarh: Several studies and reports have found that local communities play a big role in conservation, sometimes bigger than the government agencies. A great reminder of this is the Chipko Movement, where women resisted deforestation in Uttar Pradesh (now Uttarakhand). Or, how a tribe in Arunachal Pradesh has prevented the critically-endangered Bugun Liocichla songbird from […]

Surge In Covid-19
Odisha Witnesses Surge In Covid-19 In Districts Bordering Chhattisgarh

Nuapada: A steady surge in the number of Covid-19 infections in the districts bordering Chhattisgarh has come as a huge concern for Odisha at a time when the State authorities are on toes to contain any possible full-fledged wave of the virus cases. A spurt in the positive cases in Nuapada district is probably the […]

16 Maoists Killed In Odisha In 2020: Report

Bhubaneswar: Sixteen members of the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit were killed in gun-battles with security forces in Odisha last year, a report said on Friday. Seven civilians and two policemen also lost their lives to the violence, it said. As many as 34 red rebels were arrested and 21 surrendered before the police in 2020, […]

NIT-Rourkela To Conduct Semester Examinations Through Online

Rourkela: In wake of the resurgence in Coronavirus pandemic, the National Institute of Technology (NIT)- Rourkela has decided to conduct their forthcoming semester examinations through online mode. The development comes after students of the institute protested the administration’s plan to hold end semester examinations through offline mode despite the spurt in Covid-19 infections. NIT-Rourkela stated […]

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Corona Cases Stick Above 200 In Odisha For 3rd Straight Day

Bhubaneswar: New cases of SARS-nCoV infection have begun to paint a disconcerting picture for Odisha with the State on Saturday recording more than 200 cases for the third straight day in a row. As per the State Health department data, a total of 210 fresh Covid cases have been reported from various parts of the […]