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Odisha COVID cases per million: Bhubaneswar tops with 43, Jajpur scores 30!

Bhubaneswar: The COVID scenario in Odisha didn’t show any let up in the first week of May, in comparison to April first week. The COVID positive cases per million in the State was mere 0.93 then, the rate has nearly quadrupled to 4.03 in May first week. What seems bothering is, April first week was […]

Odisha Plus-III, PG Final Semester Exam Dates Announced

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Higher Education department has decided to conduct Plus-III Final Semester examinations between June 20 and July 24, 2020 and post-graduate (PG) final semester examinations will be conducted before August 20. These exams were postponed due to coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown. The result of UG final examinations will be declared by August […]

Cyclone Amphan weakens but threat still exists!

Bhubaneswar: In a big development, the low level circulation of cloud clusters over south Andaman sea and adjoining south-east Bay of Bengal (BoB) becomes less marked today. The weakening signs become more apparent today as the cloud top temperature of the low level closely circulated cloud clusters over the south Andaman sea dropped to around […]

Dengue Grips Odisha Amidst Coronavirus Scare, 61 Positive Cases Identified

Rayagada: At a time when the entire government machinery is focussed on battling the COVID-19 ordeal gripping the State, cases of rise in dengue has now evolved as a new challenge. As many as 61 people have been identified positive for dengue pilling up more worries for the administration in Rayagada district. According to sources, […]

Brutal Killing Of Pregnant Dog In Bhubaneswar Sparks ‘Justice For April’ Movement In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: “Could You Do It To Any Other Woman What You Did It To Her?” These words of rage are still smouldering inside people of Odisha who are now coming forward to express solidarity with the pregnant dog that was brutally killed by a woman and her neighbour in Bhubaneswar last month. From civil societies […]

Ganjam's COVID Fate Now In The Hands of Migrant Workers!

Berhampur: They said they would starve to death if the State government doesn’t facilitate their homecoming. Desperate measures were taken to bring these stranded migrant workers back, and the rest is history. A district which obeyed every rule in the book to stay away from the novel coronavirus (n-CoV), suddenly seems to be on the […]

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CM Naveen directs to increase per day COVID-19 testings to 15,000 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the Health Department authorities to increase the COVID-19 testing capacity in Odisha to 15,000 per day. The decision was taken at a review meeting held today to assess the current situation of COVID-19 in the State. Patnaik spoke to officials of different departments through […]

'Cyclone Amphan' will form by this weekend: IMD-GFS

Bhubaneswar: When ‘corona warriors’ in the country are keenly guarding against the COVID onslaught on the country, the ‘cyclone watchers’ are keeping a close tab on the Low Pressure Area (LOPAR) formed over Andaman seas. More worrying is another circulation is being observed over Sri Lanka. ECMRWF model shows Kerala on radar. What makes the […]

Bus carrying Odia migrants from Hyderabad meets with accident, 1 killed

Bhubaneswar: One more bus carrying around 40 Odia migrants met with an accident today, killing one person and leaving as many as two others injured. As per reports, the bus was en-route to Banki in Khurda from Hyderabad when the mishap occurred on NH-16 near Kuhudi in the district. While the exact cause of the […]

Rath Yatra Chariot Construction Can Begin, Govt Approval Awaited: Puri Srimandir Managing Committee

Puri: Amidst uncertainty over organising the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri, the Srimandir Managing Committee today unanimously decided to commence the construction of chariots of the Holy Trinity from tomorrow for the forthcoming car festival. The decision was taken at a meeting of the temple managing committee which was attended by Puri […]

COVID takes big toll in Odisha: 33 lakh rendered unemployed in April!

Bhubaneswar: COVID toll on Odisha seems big. Unemployment rate in the State has zoomed to a high of 23.8 per cent in April, which means nearly two in every ten in Odisha now have no job at hand. The joblessness rate in March was estimated at 13.1 per cent. The unemployment rate in April is […]

Villagers ‘Deny’ Help To Conduct Funeral Due To COVID-19 Fear In Odisha

Balasore: At a time when social distancing has become an urgent norm for humans amid coronavirus outbreak, it seems humanity has fallen to a new low. In one such instance in Balasore, people allegedly refused to assist in the funeral of one Sridhar Dalai of Jamujhadi panchayat under Simulia Police limits of the district fearing […]

Thunder, hailstorm to batter Odisha during next 48 hours!

Bhubaneswar: More thunder and hailstorms are in store for Odisha during the coming 48 hours. The forecast is, wind gusting at 45 Km/hour will pummel places like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada on Tuesday (May 5). The prediction made by the country’s ace thunderstorm watch agency, System for Thunderstorm Observation, Prediction and Monitoring, also […]

Odisha COVID cases will touch 813 in May: IIT- Delhi

Bhubaneswar: Is Odisha going to witness the COVID revolution in May? Well, when the COVID count in Odisha has grown by nearly 3-times (2.66) during the last 14 days, a recent prediction by IIT Delhi on Odisha COVID numbers for the month of May simply sounds scary. The IIT-D prediction is Odisha will see a […]

Cyclone Amphan will grow to a very severe cyclonic storm: Europe Met Model

Bhubaneswar: Already grappling with the COVID menace imported from overseas, the country is keenly watching at the development of another danger brewing in the seas this time. And which coincidentally shares the same initial ‘C’  – the ‘Cyclone’ in the Andaman seas. This cyclone seems not in a hurry. Many international Met models predict it […]

COVID-19 Quarantine Norms Violators Will Be Arrested: Odisha Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar: Taking serious note of indiscipline and quarantine norms violation by returnees at quarantine centres, Odisha government today said that such violators will face stern legal action. The State government will not compromise with its ongoing fight against COVID-19 for a few people. The violators will be arrested and kept in quarantine away from their […]

Two Surat Returnees Among 5 Tested Positive For COVID-19 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Five more persons, including two Surat and two West Bengal returnees, tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Sunday. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases reached 162 in the State. As per the data of the State Health and Family Welfare Department, two new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Ganjam (Surat […]

One Year Of Cyclone Fani: Odisha Villages Still Reeling Under Govt 'Apathy'

Bhubaneswar: One year has now passed since the extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ ravaged several parts of coastal Odisha on May 3, 2019. The memory of devastation caused by Fani is still fresh in the minds of people of Krushnaprasad and Brahmagiri blocks of Puri district as government help still eludes the villagers and they […]

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Bus Carrying Migrants From Surat To Odisha Overturns In Maharashtra, 5 Injured

Maharashtra: As many as five persons were injured after the bus ferrying migrants from Surat to Odisha’s Ganjam district overturned near Karanja on Nagpur-Amravati National Highway (NH) in Maharashtra on Sunday. All the injured including two bus staff and three migrants have been admitted to the nearby Karanja hospital in Maharashtra, said sources. The bus […]

Jajpur Goes Past Khurda With Max COVID-19 Positives In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A sudden spike on Saturday saw Jajpur emerging as the worst affected COVID-19 district in Odisha with the total number of coronavirus positive cases reaching 48 in the district. While so far only one patient has recovered, rest 47 are active cases at the hospital. With this, Jajpur has surpassed Khurda (47) district in […]

Odisha in Top-10 in COVID recovery, Jajpur COVID positive rate 3.3%!

Bhubaneswar: The emergence of Jajpur as the new COVID hotspot in Odisha is giving enough Goosebumps to the State Health department. The reason is, unlike Bhubaneswar, the first COVID hotspot in Odisha, the positive rate in the new hotspot has risen to 3.3 per cent. More worry is, the reproduction number or R0 value, which […]

Changing COVID India map: Odisha 4th with 96% rise in active cases in 10-days!

Bhubaneswar: During the forty days lockdown, India’s COVID map has gone through a change. In the last 10-days, new states are emerging as the COVID magnet in country. States with large migrant worker population have risen over the COVID horizon. Odisha now occupies the 4th slot with 96 per cent rise in active nCoV cases. […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Migrants Start Arriving In Odisha, 14-Day Quarantine Mandatory

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government now faces a daunting task to quarantine the migrant workers and students who are returning from different States. As per reports, the first batch of students from Odisha who were stranded in Kota of Rajasthan reached Rourkela by road on Saturday. Sources said 114 students from Landmark City and Mahavir Nagar of […]

COVID-19 Lockdown Extended Till May 17, Major Relaxations For Green, Orange Zone Districts

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday extended the COVID-19 lockdown by two more weeks across the country. As per the notification issued by the MHA, the lockdown has been further extended for a period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020. The government decided to extend the lockdown after a comprehensive […]

In COVID chart, is Odisha going the Kerala way?

Bhubaneswar: In the COVID chart, Odisha seems going the Kerala way. It seems the novel coronavirus is apparently scoring briskly in the State. Like, Kerala, which took 56 days to touch 100 mark and grew faster thereafter, after taking nearly 40-days to score a century in Odisha, COVID now is scoring faster in the State. […]