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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.

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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.

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DRDO To Set Up Seven Medical Oxygen Plants In Odisha 

In a bid to address the oxygen crisis at hospitals especially during the time of Covid pandemic, the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has geared up to set up seven medical oxygen plants in Odisha.

Odisha: Unavailability Of Hearse Forces Man To Carry Father’s Body In Auto Rickshaw
Odisha: Unavailability Of Hearse Forces Man To Carry Father’s Body In Auto Rickshaw

Finding no other option, the son of the deceased shouldered the body for half a kilometer and then hired an auto rickshaw to reach his village.

COVID19
Kumbh Mela Returnee Dies In Odisha, Dist Admin Takes 12 Hrs To Reach

Boudh: In an unprecedented incident, the district administration of Boudh took more than 12 hours to reach the family of a retired school teacher who died on Saturday night after…

Heat-Wave-Condition
9 Places In Odisha Record 40 Degree Celsius Or Above, Boudh Hottest At 40.8

Bhubaneswar: Mercury continued to rise in Odisha as nine places recorded 40 degree Celsius or more in the last 24 hours, said the Meteorological Centre in the capital city on Friday. Boudh recorded the maximum temperature of 40.8 degree Celsius on Thursday. After Boudh, Bhubaneswar was the hottest at 40.4 degree Celsius followed by Bolangir […]

Bus Accident
18 Injured In Two Separate Road Mishaps In Odisha

Boudh/Subarnapur: As many as 18 persons sustained critical injuries in two separate road mishaps in the State late last night. Around 10 passengers were injured when the bus in which they were travelling collided head on with a truck on National Highway No.57 near Khajuripada in the district on Thursday night. Three of the injured […]

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Odisha: Man, Son Arrested For Setting Forest Ablaze

Boudh: A man and his son were arrested for allegedly setting a forest ablaze at Madhapur in Boudh district on Monday. The accused duo identified as Asan Majhi and his son Shyamghan, residents of Madhapur Colony sahi were setting dry leaves on fire in Mundeswar reserve forest under Madhapur range. Axes and match box have […]

Forest Afire
Odisha: 3 Arrested For Setting Forest Afire In Boudh

Boudh: While Odisha is struggling to contain forest fires across the State, as many as three persons were arrested by the forest department personnel on Saturday for allegedly setting a fire at the Mundeswar Forest Range in the district. Acting on a tip off,  a special squad of the forest department raided some locations inside […]

Accident
Car Crash On NH 57: Odisha Man Killed While Returning From Father’s Funeral, 4 Critical

Boudh: A fast moving Swift car crashed into a trawler near Karathakoda on the National Highway No 57 (Kordha-Bolangir road) early on Saturday morning resulting in the death of the driver. Four other occupants suffered serious injuries in the accident. The injured were initially taken to the Old-Cuttack community health centre and later shifted to […]

Bus Overturns
Odisha: 4 Critical As Bhubaneswar-Bound Bus Overturns In Boudh

Boudh: At least four passengers were seriously injured after the bus they were travelling in overturned on National Highway-57 near Khuntabandha in the district in the wee hours of Monday. The identities of the injured passengers are yet to be ascertained and they are undergoing treatment at a nearby hospital. Sources said, the ill-fated bus- […]

Odisha: Close Shave For 40 Passengers As Hyva Hits Bhubaneswar-Bound Bus In Boudh
Odisha: Close Shave For 40 Passengers As Hyva Hits Bhubaneswar-Bound Bus In Boudh

Boudh: As many as 40 passengers had a providential escape after a hyva truck hit a bus they were travelling in on National Highway-57 near Chari Chhak under Purunakatak police limits here in the district on Thursday. According to sources, the mishap took place in the wee hours of Thursday when the private bus named-Sairam […]

3 Including 2 Women Killed In Collision Between Auto Rickshaw, Dumper In Boudh
3 Of Family Killed In Collision Between Auto Rickshaw, Dumper In Boudh

Boudh: A tar-laden dumper rammed into an autorickshaw at Goapalamala chaak on Manamunda-Kantamala road on Thursday morning killing three members of a family including a child on the spot. Another member of the family who was travelling in the auto-rickshaw sustained critical injuries during the accident. The identities of the deceased are yet to be […]

Odisha: Ganja Cultivation Worth Rs 80 Lakh Destroyed In Boudh
Odisha: Ganja Cultivation Worth Rs 80 Lakh Destroyed In Boudh

Boudh: The crackdown on the cultivation and supply of illegal cannabis gathered steam as the Boudh police destroyed Ganja (cannabis) cultivations worth Rs 80 lakh spread over an area of 80 acres here in the district on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, the police carried out multiple raids at several places under Baunsuni police station […]

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Boudh: Two Killed, 25 Injured As Bus Rams Into SUV

Boudh: At least two persons were killed while 25 others sustained injuries after a bus they were travelling in rammed into an SUV at Kiakata Chhak on the border of Boudh-Angul late Sunday night. The two deceased have been identified as the drivers of the bus and the SUV. Eight of the 25 persons, who […]

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Odisha: Two Arrested For Killing Businessman

Boudh: Two persons were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of businessman, Pramod Prasad, whose body was recovered from Mahanadi river bed in Boudh. Boudh Superintendent of Police, V. Raghunath Rao informed about the arrests at a press conference on Wednesday. The accused have been identified as Milan Patra and Abhishek Sahani, both […]

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Cannabis Plantation Worth Rs 11 Crore Destroyed In Odisha

Boudh: Excise department sleuths along with officials of revenue and forest department destroyed massive cannabis plantation in Manamunda area of Boudh district on Thursday. The estimated cost of the cannabis plantation is said to be around Rs 11 crore. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team comprising officials of police, excise, revenue and forest department […]

Gharial-Odisha
Gharial Spotted Near School In Boudh

Boudh: A Gharial that has strayed into a canal near Bahira Primary School under Sadar block here has triggered alarm among the school kids and residents of the village. The animal was spotted a week ago following which locals informed the Forest department officials. It is being suspected that the reptile swam into the canal […]

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Poor health services seed superstition in Odisha tribal hinterlands?

Bhubaneswar: Are the poor health services in the State seeding superstition in the minds of poor tribal communities dwelling in remote places of the State? It seems so. Consider this. The Lundurujhari village situated in the Boudh district bordering Nayagarh has been now under the spell of intense superstition. The tribal village in Talagaon Panchayat […]

Crime
Man Severs Son-In-Law's Leg For Marrying His Daughter

Boudh: A man from Dunguriguda village under Kantamala police limits in the district allegedly severed the leg of his son-in-law yesterday for marrying his daughter against his wishes. The accused Sashi Mahalika attacked his son-in-law Sourabh Dandia from Barapada village with an axe while the latter was returning from the local Anganwadi centre after dropping […]