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7th Pay Commission: Multiple Pay Benefits For Eligible Candidates

The Union Public Service Commission recently released a notification for multiple positions under the 7th Pay Commission Scale. Eligible candidates who will crack the exam, interviews and other tests as notified by the UPSC, can get the opportunity to get multiple benefits. The commission recently sought applications against 44 vacancies for positions like Foreman (Electrical), […]

Why Odisha's Ganjam has the potential to give COVID-19 jitters?

Bhubaneswar: In May, the COVID clock in Odisha sees nearly 40 cases in every 24 hours. The State has 828 COVID positives as on today. The major burden is borne by three districts Ganjam, Jajpur and Balasore. These three districts now account for 6 in every 10 positives in the State. However, among the top […]

COVID cases in Odisha will touch 11K by June 6: IIT Delhi

Bhubaneswar: The recent COVID projection report by IIT Delhi delivers a bombshell.  COVID positives in Odisha will cross the 10K mark in June first week. The number of corona positives as on May 15 in the State are  at 737. As per IIT Delhi’s projection, based on AICSEIR model, the number of coronavirus positives in […]

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COVID-19 Cases In India: 3,970 new cases, 103 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi: With 3,970 COVID-19 cases and 103 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 85,940 and deaths jumped to 2,752 on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 53,035, while 30,152 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it […]

Fani hit Odisha in May 2019, will cyclone Amphan miss this time?

Bhubaneswar: Last May, Odisha saw with horror the wrath of snake (cylone Fani (Foni) snake hood) dance. This May, Bay of Bengal is ready with another terror – cyclone Amphan. But lead Met agencies believe, there is a twist in the wind this time. Cyclone Amphan is very likely to miss the Odisha coast. In […]

Cyclone Amphan likely to pass within 300-km radius from Odisha coasts

Bhubaneswar: With as many as nine reputed Met models having unanimously predicted that the cyclone-in-making, Amphan will date Bangladesh coming Wednesday, it is certain that Odisha will not see the redux of last May’s Fani ferocity. But the disconcerting music to the State’s ear is, nearly eight of them have made a prediction that cyclone […]

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Cyclone Amphan: North Coastal Odisha On High Alert!

Bhubaneswar: A year-on after the strongest summer tropical cyclone in Bay of Bengal, Odisha seems to be staying at the receiving end of yet another disaster at a time when the entire world is battling COVID pandemic. As the low-pressure system over South-East Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea continues to intensify into […]

Freedom Fighter Padma Shri Bhabani Charan Patnaik No More

Bhubaneswar: Eminent freedom fighter and Gandhian, Padma Shri Bhabani Charan Patnaik, passed away at the age of 98 here on Thursday. He was suffering from old-age related complications and was undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital in city, his family sources said. Patnaik is survived by two sons and three daughters. The Odisha government announced […]

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Odisha CM Announces Rs 50 Lakh Assistance For Sarpanchs Losing Lives Battling Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced a financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh each for the families of all Sarpanchs who lose their lives in the battle against Covid-19. Hailing the Sarpanchs as frontline warriors in the battle against Covid-19 at grassroots level, Patnaik said for the benefit of their families they […]

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First Repatriation Flight With 151 Stranded Odias From Dubai Lands In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A special Air India flight from Dubai carrying the first batch of 151 stranded Odia migrants landed in Bhubaneswar on Thursday night. The passengers were received at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) by senior officials and their health screening was conducted. “First international flight from Dubai has arrived at Bhubaneswar airport during lockdown. […]

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Odisha To Begin Covid Testing In Private Labs Soon!

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha continuing to see a considerable surge in cases of novel-Coronavirus on a daily basis, the State Health Department has now decided to rope in private laboratories to facilitate more aggressive Covid testing. Health Minister Naba Das on Thursday informed that since ICMR has already given a green signal to begin testing in […]

FM Nirmala Sitharaman LIVE: Free Food Grain For All Migrants, Loans For Kisan Credit Card Holders

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced the 2nd tranche of the economic package and said that it will focus on migrant workers, street vendors, small traders and small farmers. The Finance Minister announced free food grains for migrants, loan for ‘Kisan Credit Card’ holders, date extension of Mudra loans and affordable rental housing […]

Cyclone Amphan To Brush Odisha-Andhra Coast! Met Models Indicate Cyclogenesis By May 16

Bhubaneswar: Even as a clear picture is yet to emerge regarding Cyclone Amphan, latest track suggests that it may move along the east coast of India and brush the Andhra and Odisha coasts. Mahesh Palwat, vice president of private forecaster Skymet Weather today said, “Cyclone Amphan will move along east coast of India, brushing Odisha […]

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Heights Of Notoriety-II: Abusive Callers Still A Nuisance For Odisha's 104 Covid Helpline

Bhubaneswar: It seems Odisha Police’s strong message against callers creating a nuisance for customer care executives handling distress calls during COVID crisis has not been able to put a lease on the notoriety of such people. Despite cases being registered earlier, fresh audio clips in possession of OTV show how customer care executives working under […]

Railways To Start Provision For Waiting List, Bookings From May 15

New Delhi: Two days after the Indian Railways started to run the Special Rajdhani trains, the national transporter on Wednesday issued an order introducing the provision of waiting list not only in its present operational special trains for journeys starting May 22 but also for all its forthcoming services. The Railways also indicated that it […]

Cyclone Amphan will induce heavy rains, gales in coastal Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: With IMD finally confirming the birth of season’s first pre-Monsoon cyclone Amphan today, will Odisha see a Fani redux this May? While IMD is still to release the track details of cyclone Amphan, the conditions in Bay of Bengal drop some big hints. And various Met models predict that cyclone Amphan will head for […]

Odisha Heat Wave Alert: Mercury will hover at 41-45 deg C from May 15!

Bhubaneswar: The word ‘Unusual’ seems trending in Odisha this summer – be it the COVID or the unusual weather trend, where in a first since the year 2000, the maximum day temperature across the state has remained much below the normal summer temperature. Consequently, the big ‘unusual’ impact observed in this COVID year is heat […]

Cyclone Alert: IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm By May 16 Evening

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a bulletin forecasting intensification of a presently developing low-pressure system into a cyclone by May 16 evening. “A low-pressure area has formed over South-East Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea in the morning of today, May 13. It is very likely to concentrate […]

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Odisha Pips Kerala, Biggest Spike Of 101 Cases Zooms State’s Covid-19 Count To 538

Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered a whopping 101 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest single-day spike in the State till date, taking the total positive count to 538. With this, Odisha has pipped Kerala to be at the 16th spot in country’s tally. Of the new cases, Ganjam district reported maximum number of 52 cases today followed […]

Is Cyclone Amphan going the Bulbul Way?

Bhubaneswar: The Bay of Bengal’s first pre-monsoon cyclone Amphan has been playing a waiting game for long. But the time is up for the game now. All the lead Met agencies world over have today agreed that cyclone Amphan will make landfall on May 19-20, and the veil over cyclone Amphan’s track has also been […]

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Rath Yatra 2020: Odisha High Court Asks Govt To Complete Chariot Construction By June 22

Bhubaneswar: Odisha High Court on Tuesday asked the State government to ensure completion of the chariot construction work for Puri Rath Yatra by June 22-2020 thereby allaying further apprehensions on the possibility of conduct of the annual festival amid Covid pandemic. The grand festival of Lord Jagannath and his siblings will be celebrated on June […]

Odisha COVID cases rise big in May, state not in fast growing top-10!

Bhubaneswar: Despite the COVID heat on Odisha in May, the cool fact for the State is in the indicator of confirmed cases per day, Odisha still doesn’t figure in the top-10 states that record large number of corona cases in the country. An analysis of the confirmed COVID cases in major states during the period […]

Odisha Fights Corona: Migrants Defy Norms As Govt Looks The Other Way

Bhubaneswar: As the day broke this morning, a sight that shocked many in Cuttack was that of around 15 passengers, reportedly migrants from COVID-red state Tamil Nadu, getting off a bus and walking towards some unknown destination. Sources said, three to four of them walked towards Jagatsinghpur and the rest are stay put in Cuttack. […]

Cyclone Amphan: well marked low by May 16, Odisha-Andhra on radar!

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the gripping COVID crisis in the country, the Bay of Bengal has been seemingly brewing up another horror tale. The birth of season’s first pre-monsoon cyclone Amphan looks very much a possibility with some certain impact on Indian coasts (Andhra-Odisha). A major development which IMD today confirmed is the birth process of Cyclone […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Migrants Flee After Jumping Off Shramik Special Train, 7 Nabbed

Angul: At a time when migrants are being brought to Odisha in special trains from different parts of the country, some of them jumped off a train allegedly after pulling the emergency chain near Majhika on the outskirts of Angul town last evening. While seven migrants have been caught by the police, efforts are on […]