As per the weather department data, as many as 19 districts in the State are facing deficient rainfall out of which six are going through a grim situation after recording less than 40 per cent rain so far this season.
34-year-old Bikash Dehury of Kainsari village was down with TB for the last several days following which he complained of loss of appetite, fever and other physical disorders.
Light to moderate rain or thundershower is also likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar.
Even as Odisha grapples with a shortage of Covid-19 vaccines for the ongoing mass inoculation drive, an alleged instance of illegal selling of vaccines by a Community Health Center employee has come to light in the district
The Odisha government’s tall claim of providing better road connectivity in rural areas seem to have fallen flat after a critical patient was carried on a cot for around two kilometre due to lack of proper road connectivity at Kumudaphala village under Balishankara block in the district.
The accused has been identified as Karuna Sagar Khatua, Keonjhar district Vice-President of the ruling regional political party.
Odisha government is contemplating to adopt Gujarat model which will alert the train drivers about the presence of the big animals near the tracks.
A family feud took an ugly turn after a man allegedly killed his sister-in-law by slitting her throat before raping his mother-in-law in Keonjhar district of Odisha.
In an unfortunate incident, an elderly woman and her one-year-old grandson were killed after a speeding truck mowed them down on NH-20 at Banki Maruni village under Sadar Police limits in Keonjhar district on Thursday.
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.
Modi will first land in Bhubaneswar tomorrow and hold a review meeting. He will then proceed for an aerial survey in the affected areas of Balasore and Bhadrak.
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.
A day after cyclone ‘Yaas’ ravaged the coastal districts especially Balasore, Bhadrak and Kendrapara in the State, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Department on Thursday sought a preliminary report on the damages from the concerned authorities.
There is no threat of flash flood in major rivers in northen Odisha as the water level is flowing below danger mark in several rivers other than Baitarani despite overnight rains under the impact of the cyclonic storm.
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.
Even as cyclone ‘Yaas’ which crossed the north Odisha coast yesterday has weakened into a depression, the impact of the storm is still felt at several places in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore and adjoining districts with heavy wind and rain.
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.
Very severe cyclonic storm Cyclone ‘Yaas’ started processing for landfall at around 9 am, which will continue till next three hours for completion.
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
Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with 11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.
A man died at District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Keonjhar while his wife's health condition remained critical after the couple attempted to commit suicide by consuming pesticide grieving the death of their 12-day-old daughter.
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.
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.
At a time when seriously infected Covid-19 patients are grappling with acute oxygen shortage at various hospitals, some individuals and social organisations have come forward with a determination to save precious human lives with free oxygen services during a time of crisis.
As many as nine under trial prisoners tested positive for the Covid-19 at Keonjhar district jail on Tuesday.