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Four More COVID Care Centres Come Up In Ganjam Amid Surge In Coronavirus Cases

Berhampur: In view of increasing trend of COVID-19 positives cases in Ganjam, the district administration has set up four more COVID Care Centres (CCC) with a total bed capacity of 470. The Care Centres will be exclusively used for management of COVID-19 patients by isolating them from community, district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange said in […]

Odisha Fights Coronavirus: 16 quarantine violations detected in last 24-hrs

Bhubaneswar: In this decisive battle against COVID-19, quarantine is the main battle tank to smoke out the COVID attack on Odisha. But any fault in operating this main attack weapon has the potential to backfire. It is exactly this that is giving nightmares to State health administration, as a massive 4,411 quarantine norm violations have […]

Odisha Fights Corona: State has an upper hand, despite COVID surge!

Bhubaneswar: The COVID numbers in Odisha surge everyday like a tide. Is it an indication of future tense? Not at all. The upping of the COVID heat on Odisha in May seems not to be a new normal in the State’s fight against the novel coronavirus till date. Look at this vital number. The COVID […]

Patient’s Attendant Bites Off Doctor’s Ear In Odisha

Berhampur: At a time when the entire medical fraternity is working 24/7 and providing emergency services to people during the COVID-19 pandemic, a patient’s attendant allegedly bit off a doctor’s ear in Odisha. The incident has been reported from MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. As per reports, the accused Tarani Prasad Mohapatra reached […]

‘Odisha At Doorstep Of COVID-19 Pandemic Stage-III’

Bhubaneswar: COVID-19 is fast spreading its tentacles in Odisha as 20 districts of the State have reported confirmed cases of coronavirus so far. The State reported 58 COVID-19 cases with Angul district reporting its maiden confirmed cases on Sunday. As many as 13 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Angul district on Sunday. The total […]

Post migrant flood, Odisha's recovery rate dips drastically, far below national average now!

Bhubaneswar: The migrant influx from the n-CoV hotbeds, particularly Gujarat (Surat), West Bengal, Kerala, TN and Karnataka, seems to have unsettled the COVID management by the State administration to a large extent. Reportedly, the first lot of Odia migrants from Surat reached Ganjam district on April 30. As on May 2, Odisha’s recovery rate was […]

Will Cyclone Amphan formation gather steam?

Bhubaneswar: With the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) going to turn favourable during the period of May 14 -18, the weathermen are seemingly on the tenterhooks over the persisting cyclonic circulation over south Andaman sea and adjoining Sumatra coast. They have assigned the area the status of ‘invest’ – means on watch list. The big development […]

Evaluation Of Matric Answer Copies From May 20, Results By July End

Bhubaneswar: The evaluation of Odisha matric answer copies will start from May 20 while the result will be published by July end, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Saturday. After a high-level meeting held today, Dash informed that the evaluation of matric copies will be taken up at 60 centres across […]

Ganjam Continues To Give Jitters As COVID-19 Cases Near 300 Mark In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Ganjam continues to give jitters to Odisha government as 12 more COVID-19 cases were detected in the district on Saturday. A total of 17 cases, including 12 from Ganjam, three from Mayurbhanj and one case each from Bhadrak and Sundergarh were reported today, taking the State’s tally to 287. As per the data of […]

Odisha to begin Online classes for Plus II students Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has decided to switch to online teaching-learning mode to facilitate classes for Plus II second year students amid the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. “It has been decided to conduct online classes for students, especially for Class-XII students who are now at their homes due to the lockdown,” informed […]

Lina With Rilu Forever - Marriage In the Times Of A Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: It is said that marriages are made in heaven and when you are destined to meet your life partner, nothing would stop you from getting together forever. For Amarendra and Anindita, love has found its way and blended their two hearts for a lifetime in the auspicious bond of marriage. They were aware that […]

Red Zone Ganjam Becomes Redder With Massive COVID-19 Spike, Odisha Tally Jumps To 270

Bhubaneswar: Seems like the government’s decision on migrant influx has undone all the good work done by the residents of Ganjam district. A place which was nowhere in the COVID map until May 2, became red in 3 days and ‘redder’ in less than a week. Twenty four new positive cases have been reported from […]

SC stays Orissa HC order: Hopes soar for 2.77 lakh migrant workers from Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: Hopes of returning to the native soil soared high for nearly 2.77 lakh Odia migrant workers residing in different parts in the country, as the apex court on Friday  granted an interim stay on the Orissa High Court order that prohibited entry of migrant Odia workers to Odisha without a COVID negative test. The […]

COVID Battle: Odisha Increases Mandatory Institutional Quarantine To 21 Days

Bhubaneswar: With the nature of COVID-19 unfolding more with each passing day, Odisha government too seems to be advancing with fresh developments to curb the menace. State’s spokesman on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi today informed that the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days for returnees has now been increased to 21 days. The development comes a […]

Supreme Court Stays Orissa HC Order Barring Entry of Migrants Without COVID-19 Test

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order passed by the Orissa High Court preventing the entry of people to Odisha without COVID-19 test. SC Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and BR Gavai stayed the order passed by the Orissa High Court while hearing an urgent Special Leave Petition filed by the Ministry of […]

Odisha COVID R0 value grows to 3rd highest in country: IIT Delhi

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha recorded a massive 68 COVID positive cases in last 48 hours, the corona shocker is reproduction number or R0 value (means rate of secondary infection) in the state is third highest in the country.  Now, one COVID positive individual is infecting nearly 2 other persons in Odisha. This emerging big trend in […]

Indian Railways To Provide Covid-19 Care Centres At 2 Odisha Stations

Bhubaneswar: In order to augment capacities for isolation of both suspect and confirmed COVID-19 cases amid the steep rise of SARS-nCoV infection, the Indian Railways is all set to provide healthcare facilities of COVID Care Centres in special train coaches. Under the initiative, the Railways has announced to provide Covid care at two stations. As […]

COVID-19 count posts steep spike in Odisha for 2nd day, Ganjam turning into new hotspot

Bhubaneswar: A day after reporting the highest single-day count of 34 cases of SARS-nCoV infection, Odisha on Friday saw 26 more such cases, a steep rise for second day running, taking the State’s overall COVID tally to 245. Thanks to massive influx of migrants, Ganjam district continues to cause worries for Odisha reporting 19 new […]

COVID Spike: Odisha Govt Cancels Trains Carrying Surat Returnees

Bhubaneswar: In a move likely to derail the COVID impact after a massive migrant influx in State, the Odisha government has cancelled all trains scheduled for departure from Surat tomorrow. The decision was taken after the Orissa High Court today directed the State government to allow entry of only those people who test negative for […]

Big Decision: MHA Allows Chariot Construction For Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha government sought Centre’s permission to commence the construction of chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra for the ensuing Rath Yatra, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday gave its approval for the same making it clear that the construction activity should be carried out as […]

Allow Returnees Only If They Test Negative For COVID-19 At Source: Orissa HC To Govt

Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Thursday directed the Odisha government to allow returnees to the State only if they test negative for COVID-19. The Court came up with such directive while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by social activist Narayan Chandra Jena. As per the order, Orissa High Court has asked the State […]

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena
Odisha SRC Orders On-Spot Registration Of Non-Enrolled Returnees, Action For Lapses During Return

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has asked all district and municipal authorities to ensure spot registration of unregistered returnees in temporary medical camps with immediate action after their arrival from other States. In a letter to all district collectors and municipal commissioners, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena has instructed the officials to check the registration status […]

COVID-19 India Updates
COVID-19 Count Zooms Past 200-Mark In Odisha With Highest One-Day Spike Of 20 Cases

Bhubaneswar: A whopping 20 new COVID-19 cases were reported from Odisha on Thursday taking the total number of SARS-nCoV cases in the State to 205, informed State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department. This is the highest one-day spike in the State till date. Ganjam has now begun to feel the heat of COVID outbreak […]

Hopes Of Puri Rath Yatra Dying Fast

Puri: Time is running out. Something which never has happened in hundreds of years, unfortunately seems likely in 2020 as dark clouds of uncertainty continue to hover over the annual grand spectacle of Holy Trinity. Today after the State government sought the permission of the Centre to commence construction work of the chariots during the […]

CP Sudhanshu Sarangi
7 PM To 7 AM Restriction To Prevent COVID19 As Economy Resumes: CP Sudhanshu Sarangi

Bhubaneswar: The restriction imposed on public movement from 7 PM to 7 AM across Odisha in the third phase of lockdown is aimed at preventing explosion of COVID19 cases as the government is gradually resuming economic activity, said Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner, Sudhanshu Sarangi. While speaking exclusively to OTV, Sarangi said, “The 12-hour restriction on public […]