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News from Balasore

It is the largest city of northern Odisha and the administrative headquarters of Balasore district bordering to West Bengal. It is the region which witnessed the first settlement of Britishers as early as 1634, followed by the Dutch and the Danes. Balasore is best known for Chandipur beach, integrated test range (ITR) is an Indian Defence laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Being a famous sea town of Odisha, sea food varieties are high in this district.

Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not
Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not

Along with the lockdown, the weekend shutdown will be remain in force in the weekends starting from 6 pm of Fridays to 5 am on Mondays in Odisha.

Lockdown Odisha due to Covid-19
Odisha Lockdown Extension: Govt Offices To Run With 10% Staff, 33% Strength At Pvt Firms

Extending the ongoing lockdown till June 1, 2021, the Odisha government on Tuesday made stricter arrangements both for the public sector and private sector organisations.

Public transportation
Lockdown Woes: Pvt Bus Workers Demand Government Aid, Free Rations In Balasore

Workers belonging to the private  bus association in the district, who are struggling to make ends meet during the lockdown, have demanded financial assistance and provisions from the government for their family as their livelihood is at risk.

Odisha Covid-19 cases
Odisha Reports 10,321 New Covid Cases, 22 Deaths In A Day

With today’s surge, the Covid-19 positive tally in Odisha rose to 6,33,302 while the death toll jumped to 2,357, informed the H&FW Department.

Covid Cases
Covid-19: Odisha’s Active Cases Remain Above 1 Lakh As State Logs 11,732 New Infections With 19 More Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha's active Covid cases continue to remain above 1 lakh due a steady surge in fresh infections despite a healthy recovery rate. 

Dharmendra Pradhan
Dharmendra seeks Harsh Vardhan’s intervention for 19 more oxygen plants in Odisha

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday urged his Cabinet colleague and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to help setting up of 19 more Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) medical oxygen plants in 15 districts of Odisha urgently.

covid 19
Odisha’s Covid Tally Crosses 6 Lakh Grim Milestone With 11k Plus Fresh Cases, 21 Deaths

Odisha on Saturday witnessed a concerning figure in the single-day covid cases with 11, 805 more people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours taking the cumulative virus infection count to 6,00,492.

Covishield
Gap Between Two Dosage Of Covishield: Odisha Issues Guidelines

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) had on Thursday widened the gap between two doses of Serum Institute of India’s Covidshield vaccine from 42 days (6 weeks) to 84 days (12weeks).

Pratap Sarangi, Jual Oram Bat For Covid Hospitals In Balasore, Sundergarh
Pratap Sarangi, Jual Oram Bat For Covid Hospitals In Balasore, Sundergarh

DRDO will be setting up 500 Medical Oxygen Plants (MOPs) across the country within three months under the PM CARES ,PrIme Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund

Covid Cases
Covid 19: Odisha Adds 10,649 New Cases, 19 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Odisha again crossed 10, 000 mark in single-day Covid spike with 10, 649 people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours. The fresh cases took the State's cumulative count to 57, 6297.

Covid cases
Covid-19: After dip in daily spike, Odisha sees surge in new cases with 10982 fresh infections, 17 deaths 

After witnessing a steady decline in number of daily covid-19 cases,  Odisha once again registered an upswing in the infection figures with 10982 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours,  causing significant worry for the State which is currently under lockdown to check rising cases.

Covid Vaccination In Urban Centres Of Odisha
Vaccination For Above 18 Years Begins In Major Urban Centres In Odisha

The vaccination drive for people between 18 and 44 years has begun at other major urban centres in Odisha from today. Even though the vaccination for above 18 years had begun from May 1, people in this category were vaccinated with Covaxin shots only in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation area so far.

Thunderstorm
Weather Alert: Thunderstorms, Rainfall Likely In Parts Of Odisha Today

Several places across Odisha especially coastal parts are likely to experience thunderstorm activities including light to moderate rain accompanied by gusty surface winds on Tuesday.

Corona cases
Odisha Witnesses Fall In Daily Covid Count, Records 9,793 New Cases With 18 Deaths

The number of daily Covid -19 positive cases continues to drop for the fourth consecutive day in Odisha. The State reported 9,793 fresh cases with 18 fatalities in last 24 hours.

Dharna
Protests, Covid Norms Violation Mark Vaccination Drive At Several Centres Across Odisha

Protesting unavailability of Covid-19 vaccine, a number of senior citizens who had come to a vaccination centre to take the second dose, staged dharna in front of Nilagiri Community health centre (CHC) in the district on Monday.

Vaccination
Covid-19 Vaccination Resumes in Cuttack, Halts In Balasore

After two day-halt for weekend shutdown, the vaccination drive against Covid-19 has resumed across the State barring few places due to unavailability of vaccines.

covid 19
Covid-19: At 10,031 New Infections, Odisha Sees Dip In Daily Cases

Odisha continues to witness a dip in number of Covid 19 cases for last three days. The number of daily infections which stood at 10,635 yesterday has come down to 10,031 today. The total caseload has  mounted to 54, 4873 following today’s figures.

Union Minister Pratap Sarangi
Odisha: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi Injured In Road Accident

Union Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi was injured after his car he was travelling in suffered an accident in Nilagiri area of Balasore district on Sunday.

Last Rites
Tehsildar Comes Under Attack For Raiding Last Rites Event Violating Covid Norms

Balasore: A woman Tehsildar and her staff found themselves in the crosshairs after a group of people heckled and attacked them during a raid on a community feast at an…

Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 1 Crore Seized In Balasore, 2 Arrested
Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 1 Crore Seized In Balasore, 2 Arrested

Balasore: In a major crackdown on drug trafficking, Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch seized a huge amount of brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore from…

Police DG
Odisha Govt Orders Stern Inspection At All Porous Routes Along West Bengal Border

Bhubaneswar: Amid a relentless rise in Covid-19 cases in Odisha, the State Government has decided to keep a strict vigil at all the porous village routes along the inter-state border…

CM-Naveen
Odisha CM Announces Rs 155 Crore Development Package For Balasore Municipality

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced a package of Rs 155 crore for the development of Balasore Municipality. “I am announcing a package worth Rs 155 crore…

Drivers Scuffle
Watch: Ambulance Drivers Trade Blows In Nilagiri Hospital

Balasore: Two groups of private ambulance owners and drivers on Sunday clashed at the Nilagiri hospital in the district, causing serious injuries to persons from both the parties. According to…

Attack Inside Police Station
Odisha: Two Critical In Violent Mob Attack Inside Police Station In Balasore

Balasore: In a bizarre incident, a group of people allegedly attacked two persons causing critical injuries inside a police station in Balasore district on Tuesday night. The incident took place…

Kala-Ghar
KalaGhar Empowering Odisha Women, Reviving Handicraft

New Delhi: Starting its journey from a small village in Odisha’s Balasore district with six artisans five years ago, KalaGhar is not only creating employment opportunities for rural women artisans, but also reviving handicrafts in Odisha. The craft-based social enterprise has empowered over 200 rural women aged between 19 and 50 years. Now, these women […]