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Odisha celebrates Saraswati Puja with religious fervour

Bhubaneswar: Being one of the most significant festivals, Saraswati Puja is being celebrated with religious fervours across Odisha today. Several schools and other educational institutions have made elaborate arrangements to perform special rituals to worship Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. Amid chanting of hymns, children in Bhubaneswar invoked the goddess in their respective schools. #WATCH: […]

Countdown For Next Odisha DGP Begins: 4 Top Cops In Race
Countdown For Next Odisha DGP Begins: 4 Top Cops In Race

Bhubaneswar: With the high-level IPS reshuffle having been undertaken by the Odisha government recently, a hunt for the next DGP of Odisha has already begun. “Since the incumbent DGP Abhay is due for retirement in June this year, his succession plan is already underway at the highest level. The Chief Secretary will be meeting soon […]

Coronavirus Live Updates: Odisha Records 3 New COVID-19 cases, All From Bhadrak

3 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Odisha taking the total tally of infected persons to 82, informed State Health & Family Welfare Department on Wednesday.

Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 Testing In Odisha Set To Cross 1 Lakh Mark

Odisha is all set to cross the 1 lakh milestone in COVID-19 testing soon, informed State Chief Secretary, Asit Tripathy on Monday. 'While cumulative RT-PCR test count in India is 23 lakhs, we in Odisha have conducted 95,766 tests till date and it is set to cross the 1 lakh milestone tonight,' said Tripathy.

Coronavirus Live Updates: 3 From Bhadrak & 1 From Balasore Recover Taking Total Recoveries To 60 In Odisha

Four more COVID-19 patients recuperated in Odisha, taking the total number of recoveries to 60 in the State. As per the information provided by Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department, three persons recovered in Bhadrak while one person recovered in Balasore.

Odisha Covid-19 updates
Norms For Reopening Of Shops In Bhubaneswar Relaxed

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has relaxed the Covid-19 lockdown conditions for reopening of shops in the Smart City. However, market complexes, malls, salons, fast food stalls and tea and coffee shops will remain closed.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Odisha Govt Appoints Senior IAS Officers To Effectively Manage COVID Situation In State

Odisha Government today released names of senior IAS officers who have been entrusted with various specific responsibilities to effectively manage COVID-19 situation in the State.

Flood In Baitarani, Threat Looms Large In Other Major Rivers Of Odisha
Odisha: Flood Threat Looms Over Major Rivers, Baitarani Breaches Danger-Mark

Bhadrak/Balasore: Incessant rains triggered by back to back low pressures over Bay of Bengal have resulted in floods in Baitarani River. Deluge situation also looms large in some other major rivers of the State. In Bhadrak, eight panchayats under Bhandaripokhari block and seven in Dhamnagar block were inundated after floodwater from Baitarani entered the areas. […]

Rath Yatra 2020
Rath Yatra 2020: Holy Trinity Reaches Gundicha Temple, Pahandi Tomorrow

Not a leaf moves without the will of the Supreme', Lord Jagannath and that is what prevailed when love and devotion won over fear and apprehension as Supreme Court modified its June 18 order to allow Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity in Puri only amid the Covid pandemic.

No 'Taali'! Odisha 'Thali' costliest in Eastern India: Economic Survey 2019-20

Bhubaneswar: It seems no ‘Taali’ (clap) for the ‘Thali’ (plate) in Odisha. The State tops the entire eastern region with its costliest vegetarian and non-vegetarian Thali. The result is a daily wager has to shell more in Odisha to arrange for two thalis for his/her family of five (unit size of a family taken by […]

Delhi turns Gas Chamber, Bhubaneswar racing fast to catch up with Delhi!

Bhubaneswar: With Delhi turning a gas chamber since yesterday, is the air in Odisha’s Capital City, the town of temples, any better? Though the situation doesn’t look that worse when seen through the prism of Air Quality Index (AQI), a Delhi is in the making in the temple city is beyond any reasonable doubt. Not […]

Coronavirus live updates
Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 Cases Rise In Odisha, Testing Begins At 2 More Centres

Following the rise in coronavirus cases in Odisha, the State Health Department today informed that COVID-19 testing has begun at the Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela and the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar.

Odisha Drug Seizures: State Winging In The 'Udta' Punjab Way?

Bhubaneswar: Odisha, especially Bhubaneswar, got zoomed on the country’s dubious narcotics map by a leaked Whatsapp chat of  controversial actress Rhea Chakrobarty, who in the chat had  purportedly exclaimed, “Dude, Bhubaneswar is the Scene.” What she boasted of her finding in Odisha’s capital city was ‘the best ever weed’. True to Rhea’s discovery, Odisha looks […]

Covid-19 Vaccine: After Covishield, First Batch Of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin Reaches Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A day after receiving Covid-19 vaccine Covishield from Serum Institute of India in Pune, the first consignment of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin dispatched from Hyderabad landed at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in the capital city on Wednesday morning. As many as 20,000 doses of the vaccine, jointly developed by Bharat Biotech and Indian Council […]

Odisha scores 'Fail' Grade in Rural Development, shows Rural Ministry Report

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has been spending on an average 10 per cent of total expenditure every year on rural development during the period of 2017-18 to 2019-20, the State still fared poor and figured among the bottom-10 states in rural development index nationally. As per the State Performance Report – 2018-19, Odisha could score […]

In Pics: Dense Fog Envelopes Several Parts Of Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Thick blanket of fog engulfed several parts of the Capital City, affecting normal life in the early hours of Saturday. Vehicular movement was also affected as visibility dipped at many parts due to dense fog. Here are some pics:

Winter Grips Odisha; Season's First Snowfall At Daringbadi, Phulbani Shivers At 4 Degree Celsius
In Pics: Winter Grips Odisha; Season's First Snowfall At Daringbadi, Phulbani Shivers At 4 Degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no let up to the cold wave condition as mercury continues to dip at several places in the State. According to the regional MeT office in Bhubaneswar, 10 cities in Odisha recorded temperature below 10 degree Celsius on Sunday. While Phulbani emerged the coldest with the minimum temperature going down […]

Bahuda Yatra 2020
Bahuda Yatra Live Update: Chariots Of Trinity Reach Srimandir

Bahuda Yatra concluded as the divine siblings Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath reached to their abode from Gundicha temple in Puri today.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Centre Extends Lockdown By 2 Weeks From May 4

After a comprehensive review, and in view of the lockdown measures having led to significant gains in the COVID-19 situation in the country, Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, today to further extend the lockdown for a further period of two weeks from May 4, 2020.

Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 Cases Increase To 377 In Odisha, Boudh Reports Maiden Cases

As many as 15 new COVID-19 positive cases including three maiden cases from Boudh were reported in Odisha today. The total number of cases in the State now stands at 377.