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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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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.

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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.

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Odisha: Minor Girl Critical After Being Attacked By Stray Dogs In Mango Orchard

Keonjhar: A two-year-old girl sustained critical injuries after she was attacked by a pack of stray dogs at a mango orchard at Tungurbahal village in Keonjhar district on Thursday. As…

Chaiti Parba
Chaiti Parba Of Maa Tarini In Keonjhar Kicks Off Amid Covid-19 Curbs

Keonjhar: The famous Chaiti Parba of Maa Tarini kicked off at Ghatgaon in the district from today with all Covid-19 guidelines in place. According to reports, the temple and district…

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Massive Fire Damages Abandoned Bio-Diesel Plant In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A major fire broke out at an abandoned biodiesel production plant located at Raghuala Sahi under Champua police limits of Keonjhar district on Friday evening. Though no casualties have been reported yet, the flames have engulfed the nearby forest and farmland destroying rich medicinal plants and cultivation in huge tract of land, said locals. […]

Homecoming
Odisha: Seized 'Pet' Wild Boar Makes Emotional Homecoming

Keonjhar: Wild boar ‘Dhuda’ which was taken away from its ‘mother’s cradle’ seven days back by forest department officials in Purushottampur village under Telkoi forest range made a rather sentimental homecoming on Wednesday. Emotions flew wild as Kuntala, Dhuda’s caretaker, could not hold back her tears after finding her beloved ‘pet’ return after eight days […]

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'Bring My Child Back,' Appeals Odisha Woman Whose 'Pet' Wild Boar Was Seized

Keonjhar: Call it a love for wildlife or a mother’s unrelenting love, Kuntala Kumari Penthei from Purushottampur village in the district can easily be spotted every noon in the nearby jungle calling out her pet ‘Dhuda’, a wild boar. It has been over a year since Kuntala lost her younger daughter to illness. But the […]

Barbil
Odisha: Woman Gang-Raped On Pretext Of Offering Lift, 2 Held

Keonjhar: A woman was allegedly gang-raped by two dumper drivers on Friday night at Roida square under Barbil Police limits in Keonjhar district. As per reports, two drivers in a dumper truck picked up the woman while she was returning home from work on the pretext of providing her a lift. However, as per the […]

Bear Critical After Being Hit By Unknown Vehicle In Keonjhar
Bear Critical After Being Hit By Unknown Vehicle In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A bear was critically injured after it was hit by an unidentified vehicle on National Highway No-10 near Katarabeda Chhak, under Ghatagaon forest range in Keonjhar district in the early hours on Thursday. A forest department team from Ghatagaon rescued the injured bear and took it to the office of the Divisional Forest Officer […]

Accident (2)
WATCH: Truck Plunges Into Bus From Flyover, Narrow Escape For Passengers

Keonjhar: Passengers of a bus had a providential escape when a truck overturned partly on the vehicle after plunging some 20-feet below a highway near Shalapada under Anandpur police limits in the district on Friday. According to reports, the driver of the truck lost control of the high speed vehicle while running on the flyover. […]

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Odisha: Woman Killed In Elephant Attack In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In an unfortunate incident, an elderly woman was killed after an elephant attacked her in the courtyard of her house at Jagmohanpur under Telkoi forest range in the district last night. The deceased has been identified as Janaki Padhan, the widow of Dibakar Padhan. The tusker wreaked havoc in the village for the last […]

Smugglers Arrested
Odisha: Elephant Tusks, Leopard Skins Seized In Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj; 3 Wildlife Smugglers Arrested

Keonjhar: The allegation by animal lovers that Odisha is a happy hunting ground for elephant and leopard poachers has once again received credence as the State Crime Branch officials on Sunday seized  a number of elephant tusks and leopard skins from Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts. Three wildlife smugglers were arrested in this connection. According to […]

House Gets A New Life After Jack Lifting In Keonjhar
#Watch: House Gets A New Life After Jack Lifting In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: There is a way to do it better-find it. Going by the quote, a man in Keonjhar has attempted to save his low-lying house from frequent floods by lifting it four feet from the ground using screw jacks for reconstruction. According to reports, the family of one Manoj Nayak was suffering from all kinds […]

Niranjan
Odisha: Three More Arrested For Attack Bid On OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik

Keonjhar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three more persons in connection with the attack on Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Niranjan Patnaik’s vehicle and his personal security officer Rakesh Singh. The trio has been identified as Deepak Kumar Tarei, Sibananda Dehury and Santosh Naik. The total number of arrests in connection with the […]