The vacillating trend of the daily Covid cases in Odisha for the past several days saw a big drop on Tuesday with the State recording 2,640 positives, its record low in over last two months. The new cases have taken the State's cumulative virus count tally to 9,06,429.
Iron ore production in Odisha has dropped by over 31 million tonnes from 142 million tonnes in 2019-20 to 111 million tonnes in the 2020-21 financial year.
In a development that seems to point fingers at the efficacy of the police department, identity of a woman reportedly murdered in the outskirts of the city still remains a mystery, despite nine years into the case.
The Odisha government is mulling over relaxing certain lockdown curbs in districts having less than 5 per cent infection rate while the restrictions will continue in districts having 10 per cent or more rate of infection.
The daily cases of Covid-19 further dipped in Odisha as the State witnessed 4,852 fresh cases on Saturday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,47,313, the State I&PR Department informed
The decision on the unlock process would be taken after observing the Covid situation post June 17, said the Director, Public Health, Niranjan Mishra on Friday.
A Low Pressure area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining Odisha is most likely to trigger torrential rain in most parts of the State from today. The weather condition would continue till June 14, according to a forecast by the IMD.
Odisha recorded 5,235 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,42,461, the State I&PR Department informed
Odisha recorded 6,097 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,37,226, the State I&PR Department informed
Prohibitory orders were imposed at a black granite stone quarry at Aruha hillock under Dharmasala tehsil in the district after allegations surfaced on the operation of mines without valid documents and environmental clearance.
The trend of steady decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases continues in Odisha with the State reporting 6,118 infections on Monday. However, the death toll due to the contagious virus remained high with 41 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
A man from Dahanahata village under Dasarathpur block in the district lied down in front of the vehicle of the Project Director of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Jajpur on Tuesday demanding a pucca house under Government’s housing scheme.
An under-construction bridge on the National Highway-16 near Brajrajnagar in Panikoili collapsed on Monday. However, no loss of life was reported in the mishap.
Even as the devastating second wave of Covid-19 pandemic has set the alarm bells ringing across the country, the tribal residents at Nagada in Jajpur district are little worried about the deadly virus and its impact because, as they claim, "Of God's blessings and their own home-made herbal cure."
It was in May last year when India was battling the first wave of Covid pandemic and no picture of any vaccine in sight, when the nature struck with super ferocity with a tropical cyclone, probably the strongest the country's eastern coast had faced since two decades ago, the Prime Minister turned his attention fast towards Odisha where the storm had brushed along causing major damages before wreaking havoc in Bengal.
Incessant rain under the impact of cyclone Yaas has triggered flood-like situation in Subarnarekha river which is flowing above the danger mark at Jamosala ghat in Balasore district.
The inflow of water has increased in Budhabalanga and Subarnarekha rivers due to the cyclone-triggered rainfall but there are no chances of flood in these two rivers.
The single-day spike in Covid-19 cases in the State witnessed a drastic fall with only 6,736 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours even as there is no break in the rising cases of fatalities.
The CM also directed officials to clear the major roads for smooth transportation in the next 24 hours and 80% restoration of electricity supply in the affected districts in the next 24 hours.
Currently, Cyclone Yaas is having marginally unfavorable vertical wind shear. However, just prior to landfall, wind shear will turn supportive and Yaas to attain peak intensity
The cyclonic storm over east-central Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm late on Monday night. It will intensify further and transform into very severe category storm in next 12 hours.
As many as 11,059 new Covid-19 cases and 32 fatalities have been reported in Odisha in last 24 hours. The caseload in the State went up to 7,03,441 while Covid related death toll climbed to 2,516.
Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with 11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.
Ahead of the impending cyclone Yaas which is likely to hit Odisha coast later next week, administration in the coastal Odisha districts of Jajpur and Kendrapara held preparatory meetings to deal with the situation, on Friday.
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.