The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) for the day stood at 1.11%.
Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.
Some netizens of Ostapura village brought serious allegations against Ghasipura BDO that the latter is threatening to lodge FIR against them in police station in response to their application for granting them houses under Awas Yojana
Illegal smuggling of minor minerals has become rampant in some parts of Balasore and Keonjhar. An OTV ground report from the two districts unearthed some shocking details. Unequivocally, people have squarely blamed the administration for allowing the mafia a free run in plundering natural resources.
IMD has predicted thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places over the districts of Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Khordhaa, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in the next 24 hours.
A youth suffered critical injuries on his hand after an explosion while he was conducting experiments using electrical equipment by watching YouTube tutorials.
The villagers also alleged that the officials of the panchayat were taking bribe to sanction the amount meant for construction of PMAY houses.
With another jumbo’s death on Tuesday, as many as four pachyderms have died in the forest in a one month time period, sources said. It is worthwhile to mention here that a female elephant was found dead at Talachampei in the forest range on August 7. Similarly on July 19, bodies of a female elephant and calf were found at Bandapala within the forest range.
A youth in Nialijharan village in Keonjhar was banished from his village for marrying outside of his caste
The villagers further told that during rainy days, they have to lead a stranded life for three-four months due to the unavailability of a bridge.
Several low-lying areas are likely to get waterlogged due to the heavy rain induced by low-pressure over the Bay of Bengal
The weather department has predicted heavy rain in several parts especially coastal and interior regions of Odisha today
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.