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N440K Mutant Covid-19 Presence In Odisha Confirmed: Is It Causing Second Wave in State?

Bhubaneswar: Is the highly infectious and ‘immune evasive strain N440K transmission happening in Odisha? What compels the corona watchers to think so is during the last 7-days, despite a drop in testing of samples, the daily positive rate has maintained an upward trend. Consider the two instances: On March 30, the number of sample tests […]

Covid-19 Second Wave In Odisha: Micro Containment Zones Come Up In Kandhamal, Kalahandi

Phulbani/Bhawanipatna: Amid the second wave Covid-19 scare in the State, Micro Containment Zones have been declared in parts of Phulbani Municipality in Kandhamal district and a village in Kalahandi district on Saturday. The Kandhamal district administration on Saturday declared School Sahi of Dakpala village and five houses in Masterpada under Ward No- 5 of Phulbani […]

Be Job Creators Instead Of Running After Jobs: Vice President Naidu At Utkal Convocation
Be Job Creators Instead Of Running After Jobs: Vice President Naidu At Utkal University Convocation

Bhubaneswar: “The aim of education is not only cognitive development, but also building character and creating holistic and well-rounded individuals equipped with key 21st century skills”, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday. Addressing the 50th convocation of Utkal University in Bhubaneswar, Naidu said education makes the life of students organised and disciplined. He […]

Covid-19 Second Wave: Will The Peak In Odisha Get Delayed To May?

Bhubaneswar: In tandem with the recent projection by IIT Kanpur that the second wave in India will be having an exponential growth, the Covid-19 count in Odisha has been growing rapidly. The moot question then is will Odisha record the second wave peak soon or the cases will simply peter out with time? As per […]

Vice President
Odisha: Vice President Arrives In Bhubaneswar, To Grace Utkal University Convocation Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu arrived in Bhubaneswar on Friday on a two-day visit to Odisha. Naidu, who arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) at around 11.15 am in a special flight, was given a warm welcome by Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. After his arrival […]

Heat Wave: Why Bhubaneswar Tops The Hottest City Spot In Country?

Bhubaneswar: For the second time in successive months, Bhubaneswar rocked the mercury chart in the country. The Capital City of Odisha ruled as the hottest spot in the country in the last week of February, and the redux happened on March 31. What has alarmed weather watchers here is while in the last week of […]

Utkal Divas: Odisha Celebrates Statehood Day, Greetings Pour In From All Corners Of Globe

Bhubaneswar: Odisha today marked the historic day of its 85th year of formation as a separate State. Greetings from organizations, eminent personalities and Odia Diaspora from all around the world poured in to mark the occasion. On the occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Governor Prof […]

Monsoon 2021: Odisha To Witness Heavy Rains in June!

Bhubaneswar: When the pandemic is seemingly bent on eclipsing the recuperating Indian economy, will the monsoon prove a double whammy for the Indian economy, including Odisha? How the monsoon 2021 is going to pan out for Odisha? If the Met scientists are to be believed, the weather conditions to date emanate positive signs about the […]

Transcending Gender: A Life With Dignity And Livelihood

Bhubaneswar: Transgenders were a respected community in ancient India. There was acceptability of them in the society. People used to pay them respect and even take blessings from them in those times. But during the colonial era the British enacted the criminal tribes act of 1871. The act criminalised the transgender community in India. According […]

Covid-19: With 297 Positive Cases, Odisha Reports Highest Single-Day Spike In Over Two Months

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 cases continued to rise in Odisha with the State reporting 297 fresh positive cases in the last 24 hours, informed the State Information and Public Relations Department on Wednesday. While Wednesday’s figures was the highest in the last over two months time, the State has been reporting more than 200 fresh cases for […]

Biju Pucca Ghar
Biju Pucca Ghar Logo In PMAY-G Not Permissible: Centre Tells Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Amid the allegations leveled by the State BJP of the Odisha government hijacking Central schemes, the Centre has now asked the State government to refrain from co-branding PMAY-G houses with the logo of the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY), which would result in the misinterpretation of the scheme by the beneficiaries. In a letter […]

COVID19: Odisha Will Take 3-long Years To Vaccinate 1.16 cr 45+ People!

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has administered a total of over 22 lakh Covid-19 doses to date, the fully vaccinated population to date in the State stood at a mere 0.84per cent. The State has been ranked at number 8th in the country. As per the data available with the Union Health Ministry, the number of […]

Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project Not Feasible Till 2041, Says Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has no proposal to carry out a metro rail project between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar till 2041 due to lack of feasibility, said Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena in the Odisha Assembly today. Replying to a query by Jatani MLA (Congress) Suresh Routray, the Minister said that the State government had not proposed […]

NIT-Rourkela Students Asked To Vacate Hostels After Covid-19 Detection

Rourkela: Authorities at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela have directed students to vacate hostels after 14 students tested positive for the covid-19 in the campus. Only those who have tested negative for the virus will vacate hostel while others who have come in contact with the infected students will stay there, Registrar Pradeep Kumar […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: Major Announcement By Odisha Education Minister On Closure Of Schools

Bhubaneswar: The recent reports of Covid-19 cases across several educational institutions in Odisha including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has raised speculations over the continuation of physical classes for 9 and 11 which resumed last month after closure for almost a year due to the outbreak of the pandemic. Clearing the air on the rumours amid the […]

Odisha's Key To Counter 2nd Wave: Bhubaneswar Should Say No To Mumbai COVID19 Failings

Bhubaneswar: With the second coronavirus wave in the Capital City is being seen taking wings on a higher order of local transmission cases, the State’s smartest city is witnessing the headwinds of the novel virus. The State capital alone is now contributing one-fifth of the total new cases detected daily in Odisha. HOW’S THE HEADWIND? […]

10 From IIT, 4 More From NIT Rourkela Test Covid-19 Positive; Another Educational Institution Sealed In Bhubaneswar
10 From IIT, 4 More From NIT Rourkela Test Covid-19 Positive; Another Educational Institution Sealed In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As many as 10 students tested positive for the Covid-19 at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar. “All have come from outside the State. They have tested positive for the virus during contact tracing. All have been put under quarantine,” Khordha Collector Sanat Kumar Mohanty said. As many as 40 swab samples were sent […]

Advice For Mild asymptomatic Covid cases
Odisha Reports 290 New Covid Cases In Last 24 Hours, Tally Reaches 340194

Bhubaneswar: Amid concern over a second wave of COVID-19 in Odisha, the State has reported 290 fresh positive cases from across 22 districts in the last 24 hours taking the total caseload to 3, 401, 94. As many as 171 cases have been detected from quarantine while 119 have been infected from local contacts, official […]

Hopelessness in Odisha Job Market! 5.6Lakh Stopped Searching Jobs In State, Says CMIE

Bhubaneswar: High sort of despondency seems to be ruling in the job market in Odisha. Since 2018, almost all of the 40 employment exchanges in the State have been recording a sharp fall in registrations by job-seeking youths. Such a grim home-truth popped up today when the Odisha Skill Development and Technical Education minister Premanand […]

Odisha: Snake Venom Racket Busted In Bhubaneswar; 3 Held While Striking Rs 10 Lakh Deal

Bhubaneswar: Forest Department officials in the Capital City busted a racket allegedly involved in the smuggling of snake venom on Saturday. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Alok Kumar Mishra told OTV that 3 conduits of the racket were taken into custody while they were trying to strike a deal for the deadly venom which for which […]

Not Chambal Or Ramgarh, Odisha New Hunting Ground for Dacoits: White Paper

Bhubaneswar: No more the ravines of Chambal (MP) or the badlands of Ramgarh in Uttar Pradesh have been the hunting grounds for dacoits. The scene of banditry has moved to states like Odisha and Maharashtra. For the last few years, both states have been reporting the most number of dacoity incidents in the country. While […]

Cuttack Covid Cases
Covid-19 Surge: Odisha Issues Fresh Guidelines, Bans Congregations For Religious Festivals In April

Bhubaneswar: It is testing time now not only for the people, but also for the State government following a steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the past one week. For the second time in row, the daily Covid-19 cases crossed the 200-mark in the State on Friday, prompting the government to issue fresh guidelines to […]

Night Curfew
In Pics: Scenes Across Nabarangpur As Night Curfew Returns Due To Surge In Covid-19

Nabarangpur : To stem the spread of Covid-19, Nabarangpur district administration has imposed night curfew in the district from Thursday, till further orders. The curfew was observed from 8 pm to 6 am across the district and movement of individuals was strictly prohibited during the period due to the surge in Covid-19. Besides, no gathering […]

COVID19: 2nd Wave To Peak In April, Moderate Community Spread Likely In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With a prediction by SBI research report that the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic will peak in the country during the second half of April, in such a scenario, the time is ripe to ascertain where Odisha fits into the scheme of things in the country. As per the research report authored by […]

Odisha: Covid-19 Cases Cross 200-Mark After Two Months, Khordha Reports Maximum

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday reported 214 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike in the last two months in the State. Of the 214 positives, 126 were detected in quarantine centres while the rest 88 are local transmission cases. With 33 new cases, Khordha reported the maximum number of infection today followed by Sudargarh (27 […]