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Odisha Man’s Decision To Auction ‘Rare Coins’ For COVID-19 Battle Lauded

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the coronavirus pandemic has emerged as the biggest threat to mankind, a leading numismatist from Odisha has decided to auction his rare collection of coins to generate funds for the fight against COVID-19. A resident of Bhubaneswar, Debi Prasad Mangaraj has been collecting coins with the help of his father […]

49 deaths, 1990 new COVID-19 cases reported in India in 24 hours

New Delhi: Indian has reported a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases with 1990 new positive cases and 49 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Department. The number of active COVID-19 cases now stood at 26,496 including 19868 active cases, 5804 cured/discharged/ migrated and 824 deaths, the […]

Odisha COVID-19 Positives Spike At 7/Day, Jajpur-Bhadrak-Balasore Account For 60% Of Total Active Cases

Bhubaneswar: Has the ongoing lockdown helped in minimising the spread of coronavirus? While we can strike a positive note on the COVID-19 situation in 27 districts of Odisha, the rest three- Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore- which are currently under shutdown reportedly seem to have failed in cutting the transmission of the lethal virus. As on […]

38 Labourers Reach Odisha From Chennai Via Sea Route, Detained & Quarantined

Berhampur: Defying the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, as many as 38 labourers including some fishermen reached Odisha from Chennai on Saturday after a five-day journey along the sea route, all in an attempt to be back to their respective villages. However, as soon as they arrived in Sonepur under Chikiti block of Ganjam district, they […]

Odisha's COVID worry lingers, 23 suspects identified in 48 hours!

Bhubaneswar: The COVID count in Odisha is yet to settle down. The State health department has identified as many 23 COVID-19 suspects during the last 48 hours. The tally of COVID-19 suspects in the State have risen to 44 now. Sources say most of the identified suspects have a contact history with the earlier detected […]

Rains in Odisha till May 5, Heat wave will attain peak by mid-May!

Bhubaneswar: Summer rains, not the cyclone triggered rain, will lash Odisha till May 5. The probable cyclone taking a hit at Odisha on May 4-5 ebbs further. But post May 5, heat wave will return to the State with a bang. After prediction by Government of India’s top monsoon research unit, the Indian Institute of […]

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Humanity gives birth to more Covid19 warriors during lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Think of any problem, be it medicine or ration or even hearing aid cells, it is now getting delivered right at the door step of people during the toughest times of COVID-19 lockdown. Thanks to the volunteers spread across the length and breadth of the country who move mountains to help amidst strict lockdown […]

51% Odisha COVID positives show symptoms after 14-days!

Bhubaneswar: With the mounting up of COVID-19 count in the State, major worrying trends pop up on the epidemiology chart of novel coronavirus in Odisha. These pop-ups have grave implications on Odisha government’s current anti-COVID strategy. The key emerging COVID trend observed in the State is, of late, many of the new positives detected in […]

Cyclone threat to Odisha in COVID times? Low pressure on May 1, Landfall on May 3

Bhubaneswar: Imagining cyclone threat to Odisha during the COVID crisis is simply spine chilling. Like the deadly cyclone Fani in May last year, is Bay of Bengal brewing up another to throw at Odisha in May this year? For the COVID hit State, the real worry is, Bay of Bengal will be giving birth to […]

Self reliance most important lesson from COVID-19: PM Modi to sarpanchs
Self reliance most important lesson from COVID-19: PM Modi to sarpanchs

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed rural India, gram panchayats for playing an active role in the fight against COVID-19 and in supplying food grains to the poor and migrant workers. He launched e-GramSwaraj portal and Swamitva Scheme on the occasion of the Panchayati Raj Day. He also interacted with village-heads from […]

Bomb Attack On Residence Of OTV Correspondent In Konark

Konark: Some miscreants hurled bombs at the house of a correspondent of Odisha Television (OTV) Network, Sanjay Pati in Balisahi area of Konark late Thursday night. The bombs pelted damaged a portion of the outer wall of his house even though no casualty was reported in the incident. A complaint was lodged in this regard […]

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After Odisha IPS Officer's Intervention, Camel Milk Reaches To Autistic Kid In Berhampur

Bhubaneswar: Compassion and humanity will help tide over unprecedented obstacles and an IPS officer from Odisha has not only proved this once, but twice. After helping an autistic kid hundreds of kilometres away in Mumbai get supply of camel milk during COVID19 lockdown, a critical food source for children suffering from autism; IPS officer Arun […]

COVID-19: Odisha To Stamp Every Person Under Quarantine

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today issued fresh guidelines for registration and quarantine arrangements for the people, who are stranded in other States and intend to return after the lockdown ends on May 3. In a letter to principal secretaries of Panchayati Raj and Housing & Urban Development departments, Additional Secretary and Special Relief Commissioner, Pradeep Jena […]

Republic TV Editor Arnab Goswami Attacked By Miscreants 'Over Palghar Lynching'

Mumbai: Just days after unfolding the saga of Palghar lynching, Editor-in-Chief of Republic Media Network, Arnab Goswami was reportedly attacked by some miscreants stated to be ‘youth Congress goons’ in Mumbai while he was driving back home from his studio with his wife late Wednesday night. Soon after the incident, Arnab issued a video message […]

COVID in Odisha: Jajpur 'Super Spreaders' give two hoots to quarantine norms!

Bhubaneswar: The COVID tale in Odisha turns murkier. The State government had raised an alarm over the potential risk of ‘super spreaders’ in the State since the detection of patient number 5 and the Surya Nagar case in the capital city. But the travel stories of many positive patients from Jajpur, which were released today […]

COVID-19 cases in Odisha set to grow till May 3!

Bhubaneswar: The COVID clock keeps ticking in Odisha. In a span of 15-days, the count of novel coronavirus positives in the State has doubled. The corona curve that appeared to have gone flat in the State since April 6, suddenly took an upturn since April 19 (see the graph below). What rakes up every mind […]

Earth Day: PM Modi & other leaders express gratitude to Mother Earth
Earth Day 2020: PM Modi, CM Naveen Express Gratitude To Mother Earth Amid COVID-19

New Delhi: Let us pledge to work towards a cleaner, healthier and a more prosperous planet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday on the occasion of International Earth Day at a time when the entire world is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking to Twitter, PM wrote, “On International Day of Mother Earth, we […]

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Odisha’s Manabasa Gurubara, Chhau & Ravana Chhaya included in Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Bhubaneswar: Manabasa Gurubara, a traditional ritual of Odisha and two age-old famous performing arts from the State – Chhau dance and Ravana Chhaya were among the 106 items listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India. The list was launched by Union Minister for Culture Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi on Saturday. Informing about […]

Second COVID Spurt: Rural Odisha turns hotspot, 10 more suspects identified!

Bhubaneswar: The novel coronavirus is acquiring rural hues in Odisha, of late. It is the rural areas that have boosted up the COVID-19 numbers during the second spurt of COVID cases in the State. As many as nine gram panchayats are now under COVID containment zones. The coming weekend may see more gram panchayats under […]

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Rs 50 lakh Compensation & Martyrdom To Doctors, Healthcare Staff Who Lose Life In COVID-19 Battle: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: In a major announcement, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that a compensation of Rs 50 lakh would be provided to families of all doctors, health professionals and members of the other support services who lose their lives in the COVID-19 battle. The Chief Minister also assured that the State will treat them […]

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3 Doctors & 19 Nurses Quarantined In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 3 doctors, 19 nurses and paramedical staff have been mandatorily put in quarantine as they came in direct contact with the recent COVID-19 positive cases in Jajpur, informed Jajpur Collector Ranjan Kumar Das today. “The recent confirmed cases had come in direct contact with some doctors & paramedical staff at the […]

Implement Ayushman Bharat Scheme At The Earliest: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi To Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Monday urged Odisha government to implement Centre’s Ayushman Bharat health scheme at the earliest and announce financial assistance for priests and servitors in the State. In a letter to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Sarangi said he has been interacting with migrant labourers from Odisha stranded in different parts […]

COVID Comfort for Odisha: Doubling rate gets longer in State!

Bhubaneswar: Displaying another largest single-day spurt in Odisha after April 5, the State on Monday has detected as many as 13 COVID positive cases in a span of 24 hours. Despite the second such single day spike in April, there seems to be some signs of comfort in State’s rising COVID numbers. The revelation is […]

Coronavirus cases climb to 8,356 in India; 34 deaths in 24 hours
COVID-19 In Odisha: Positive Cases Rise To 74, 13 In A Single Day

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported as many as 13 COVID-19 cases in a single day on Monday. The total number of Coronavirus positive cases in the State now stands at 74. The case details show, among the six new cases reported, five are from Jajpur district and one belongs to Sundergarh. Details of #COVID19 positive cases […]

Odisha's Bhadrak slips back to COVID zone, signals local transmission?

Bhubaneswar: Unlike nine other states, Odisha seemingly has lost a chance to script a COVID-19 success story.  Within 36 hours after joining the coveted list of 25 districts nationally, Odisha’s Bhadrak with 5 new cases re-emerged on the COVID map, only to join the list of slip-back districts. However, Bhadrak is not the lone district […]