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Scanty rain
Truant Monsoon Leaves Odisha Farmers In Despair

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.

Hot branding
Superstition Rules The Roost, Hot Branding Claims Life Of TB- Stricken Man In Keonjhar

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.

IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts
IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts

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.

Covid Vaccines
Health Center Employee 'Sells' Covid Vaccines In Odisha's Keonjhar, Inquiry Ordered

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

Ambulance failure
Sans Road, Critical Patient Carried On Cot For 2 KM In Sundergarh

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.

BJD Leader Arrested For Tearing  Tender Papers Inside BDO Office In Keonjhar
BJD Leader Arrested For Tearing Tender Papers Inside BDO Office In Keonjhar

The accused has been identified as Karuna Sagar Khatua,  Keonjhar district Vice-President of the ruling regional political party.

Odisha To Go Gujarat Way To Save Elephants From Killer Railway Tracks
Odisha To Go Gujarat Way To Save Elephants From Killer Railway Tracks

Odisha government is contemplating to adopt Gujarat model which will alert the train drivers about the presence of the big animals near the tracks.

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Shocking! Man Kills Sister-In-Law, Rapes Mother-In-Law Over Family Feud

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.

accident
Odisha: Elderly Woman, Baby Grandson Mowed Down By Speeding Truck In Keonjhar

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.

flood in Odisha
Cyclone Yaas-Induced Rain In Jharkhand Triggers Flood-Like Situation In Subarnarekhaha

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. 

PM Modi Conducts Aerial Survey Of Cyclone-Hit Areas In Gujarat
PM Modi To Visit Cyclone-Hit Areas Of Odisha Tomorrow

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.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena
Cyclone Yaas Aftermath: Moderate Flood In Baitarani River, 3 Lives Lost In Odisha

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.

ARUN SAHOO
Cyclone ‘Yaas’: Odisha Agriculture Minister Seeks Preliminary Damage Reports In 24 Hrs

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.

Baitarani river
Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Aftermath: Baitarani In Spate, Others Flowing Below Danger Mark B

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. 

Covid-19 Negative Report Rule
Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Effect! Odisha Sees Dramatic Decline In Single-Day Covid Spike, No Let Up In Fatalities

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.

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Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Update: Rain, Wind Effect In Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Several Places Waterlogged, No Flash Flood Threat In Budhabalanga, Baitarani

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.

Odisha CM Sanctions Additional Funds To 3 Dists For Covid Managament Bhubaneswar: In order to manage the rising Covid-19 situation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sanctioned additional funds for three districts-Puri, Sonepur and Sambalpur- from the chief Minister Relief Funds (CMRF). Puri district which had earlier received of Rs 14,59,74,408 from the government, was sanctioned additional further from CMRF. With the additional amount, Puri district now has received a total Rs 16,59,74,408  for Covid management. Similarly, the Chief Minister has also sanctioned Rs 1 Crore for Sonepur district, which was given 2,50,00,000 earlier. With Rs 1 crore additional funds, the total amount sanctioned to the district went up to 3,50,00,000 for Covid-19 management. Similarly, Sambalpur district received a total Rs 16,12,80,692 with additional fund of Rs 4,62,80,692 released today from the CMRF. The government had previously sanctioned Rs 11,50,00,000 for the district to spend on Covid management.
Cyclone Yaas: Odisha CM Naveen Announces 7-Day Relief For Affected Families

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. 

IMD DG
Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Makes Landfall, Phenomenal Sea Condition Till Tomorrow: IMD DG

Very severe cyclonic storm Cyclone ‘Yaas’ started processing for landfall at around 9 am, which will continue till next three hours for completion.

Cyclone Yaas Satellite Image
Cyclone Yaas Landfall Will Be Near Bhitarkanika National Park: JTWC, US-GSF

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

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Covid19: Odisha Reports 11,108 New Cases, 26 Deaths

Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with  11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.

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'Suicide Pact' By Couple After Death Of Newborn Daughter; Man Succumbs, Wife Critical

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.

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.

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.

oxygen man
Humanity In Full Bloom: Young Entrepreneur Lends Oxygen Cylinders For Free To Needy Covid Patients

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.

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Odisha: Nine Prisoners Test Covid-19 Positive At Keonjhar Jail

As many as nine under trial prisoners tested positive for the Covid-19 at Keonjhar district jail on Tuesday.