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COVID-19 Statutory Warning: New Maharashtra, Kerala Strains Knock Odisha Door!

Bhubaneswar: Here is a Covid-19 emergency alert for the people of Odisha. Either people here have to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour diligently or get ready to brace the virulence of new ‘double mutant’ variants of Kerala and Maharashtra that has surreptitiously made their way into Odisha. As per the data released by the National Centre […]

Odisha Sitting On COVID-19 Bomb? Cuttack, Bhubaneswar Have TPR Higher Than Chennai!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is seemingly sitting on a Corona bomb that is ticking fast. The Test Positive Rates (TPR) of vulnerable city spots in the State have dropped the mega hint. As many as 4 centres in Odisha have a TPR higher than Chennai – one of the major hotspots in the country’s second COVID-19 wave. […]

Serum Institute Cuts Vaccine Price For States To Rs 300/Dose
Odisha: Interval For Second Dose Of Covishield Vaccine Increased In State

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to extend the interval between two doses of Covishield vaccine from the existing four to six weeks time to four to eight weeks in the State. The decision follows a recommendation from the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) and National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 […]

CM Naveen Patnaik
University of Health Sciences Among 11 Proposals Cleared By Odisha Cabinet

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has approved the Odisha University of Health Sciences Act, 2021 for the establishment of University of Health Sciences, informed the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh in the State Assembly. The decision was taken in the State cabinet meeting held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The […]

COVID19 Second Wave? Maharashtra Emerges The Trigger Factor For Odisha

Bhubaneswar: If health department officials in Odisha are to be believed, it is the Maharashtra impact that is triggering a rise in the count of the new confirmed coronavirus cases in Odisha. Be it quarantine or local contact cases, the source of transmission is mostly from Maharashtra. “As per our analysis, the source state of […]

Centre Issues COVID-19 Guidelines For April, Focus On Test-Track-Treat Protocol

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday issued guidelines for effective control of COVID-19, which will be effective from April 1, 2021, and remain in force upto April 30, 2021. Keeping in view a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, which is being witnessed in some parts of the country, the guidelines mandated […]

Matriculation Exam 2021
Odisha Assembly Passes 15% Medical, Engineering Quota Resolution For Govt School Students

Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly of Odisha on Tuesday passed a resolution proposing reservation for government school students in higher educational institutes in the State. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had introduced the resolution for 15 per cent reservation for State-run school students in the engineering and medical courses in the State. The CM’s proposal came in […]

Pipili By-election
Pipili Bypoll Gazette Notification Out, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The State Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha on Tuesday published the gazette notification for the upcoming by-election to the Assembly constituency of Pipili. The bypoll to the 110 – Pipili Assembly seat which has been lying vacant since October 4 2020 following the demise of 7-time MLA Pradeep Maharathy will go to polls on […]

Spike In Covid-19 Cases; Night Curfew Returns To Odisha’s Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar: Following a steep rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, the district administration in Malkangiri on Monday decided to clamp night curfew as a preventive measure to check the spread even as speculations are rife about extension of similar measures to other parts of the State. As per the latest announcement, the night curfew […]

XIMB Sealed
Covid-19 Resurgence: BMC Seals XIMB In Odisha After 23 Tests Positive

Bhubaneswar: Following the detection of 23 Covid-19 positive cases in the campus, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) sealed Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) in the Capital City on Monday. BMC authorities have sealed the entire campus in larger public interest with a view to contain the further spread of the virus. The campus will […]

President at Puri
President Kovind Offers Prayers At Puri Srimandir, Donates Rs 1 lakh

Puri: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday donated Rs 1 lakh to the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) after offering obeisance to the Holy Trinity at the 12th century shrine in Puri. He along with his wife Savita-the first lady-offered worships in the sanctum sandstorm and spent around 40 minutes on the temple premises. After […]

Ram Nath Kovind
Education, Health Care Are Two Pillars Of Good Governance: President Kovind

Rourkela: Education and health care are two basic pillars of good governance. Apart from education, the entire world has diverted its attention towards a good health care system,” said President Ram Nath Kovind while inaugurating the Super Specialty Hospital and Ispat Post Graduate Institute at the Rourkela Steel Plant here today. He said that the […]

18th Convocation of Rourkela NIT
President Kovind Advocates For Universities' Social Responsibility In Line With CSR

Rourkela: Attending the 18th annual convocation of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, President of India Ram Nath Kovind batted for a Universities’ Social Responsibility at par with the prevailing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the country. “A University must contribute to empowering the community around it. Happy to note that NIT Rourkela has adopted […]

COVID19 Second Wave! Odisha Doubling Rate At 9.2 Days, Cuttack Among 70 Dists With 150% Rise

Bhubaneswar: With Cuttack district joining the hotspot list of over 70 districts in the country where the new confirmed Covid-19 cases have grown by over 150 per cent between March 1-20, will Cuttack become the gateway for the second corona wave in Odisha? For the Odisha Health Department, the worry lines are more conspicuous. While […]

Nalco tension
Tension At Damanjodi NALCO Following Police-Oustees Face-Off; Sec 144 Clamped

Jeypore: Tension erupted at National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) at Damanjodi here in Koraput district following a scuffle between Police and NALCO oustees who were on dharna for last four days demanding jobs. Police hurled tear gas shell as the protesters reportedly pelted stones at the security personnel. One police personnel sustained injuries while a […]

Covid-19 Horror Returns, Odisha Govt Reimposes Old Restrictions   
Covid-19 Horror Returns, Odisha Govt Clamps Old Restrictions   

Bhubaneswar: Worried over resurgence in Covid-19 cases in several states, the Odisha government on Friday reinforced its earlier order passed on June 8, 2020 specifying strict guidelines for containment of Covid-19 spread in the State. “Reports have been received from some parts of the State about resurgence of the pandemic. It is thus imperative that […]

Covid Cases Odisha
Ghost Of Covid-19 Resurgence Haunts Odisha: Daily Caseload Crosses 100 Mark

Bhubaneswar: The fears of a Covid-19 resurgence started haunting Odisha on Friday when the daily positive tally in the State crossed the 100 mark after a hiatus of over a month. As many as 110 fresh cases have been detected in the State in the last 24 hours. With the inclusion of the new cases, […]

BJP's Naveen Niwas Walk Puts BJD on Toes, Brings Procurement Fiasco To Centerstage

Bhubaneswar: “Political life loves volatility” goes the saying. The power corridors in Odisha – from State Assembly to Naveen Niwas – witnessed the spectre of volatility on Thursday when the main opposition BJP launched a walkathon between the two edifices of Odisha politics. In order to upstage the marathon run by the ruling BJD – […]

History! Odisha CM Steps Out Of House, Agrees For Discussion With Opposition After High Drama

Bhubaneswar: Odisha witnessed a never-seen-before spectacle in its recent political history on Thursday when bowing to mounting Opposition pressure Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stepped out of the confines of his residence, Naveen Niwas and agreed for a discussion over the contentious anomalies in procurement of paddy in the State. As opposition BJP MLAs laid a […]

Arun Santa
Asian Weightlifting Gold Medalist From Odisha Is Now A Daily Wager!

Nabarangpur: Odisha Government’s tall claims of turning the State into the Sports capital of the country by pumping in crores of rupees in establishing State-of-the-art infrastructure seems to be a laughing stock if one looks at the ground reality of how administrative negligence has forced many a talented sportsperson from the State into oblivion. One […]

COVID19: Odisha Will Take 9-long Years For Herd Immunity At Current Vaccination Rate

Bhubaneswar: With the novel coronavirus refusing to lie down, instead of getting even more contagious with the new strains, the anxiety that grips every mind is when will m turn to take the vaccine to come? As per the latest data, to date, a total of 10.42 lakh people in Odisha have taken the first […]

Odisha Govt Mulls 10% Quota For Students Of State-Run Schools, BJP Reminds OBC Quota!
Odisha Govt To Conduct Remedial Classes For Standard 1 To 8 In New Session

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha School and Mass Education department on Tuesday issued a formal circular informing that all students from standard 1 to 8 will be promoted to the next class without any exam for the academic session 2020-21.  The government in the notification has however announced a major relief for the students from the new […]

EC Whistles Odisha's Pipili Bye-poll Battle: It's Advantage BJD Vs Resurgent BJP

Bhubaneswar: With the Election Commission of India announcing the poll dates for the bye-elections to the Pipili assembly constituency, Odisha is all set to witness another spectacular political battle soon. As per the ECI notification, the bye-election to the assembly constituency in Odisha will be held on April 17, and the counting will be taken […]

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Doctor-Population Ratio 2020: Odisha Needs 43.6k Docs, Has Only 26K

Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding the pandemic push for the registration of new doctors in Odisha, the State is witnessing an acute shortage of allopathic doctors. An estimate puts the requirement of doctors in the State at 43,609 as against the current number of 26,924 if Odisha has to meet the national average of doctor to population ratio. […]

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Odisha Issues Fresh Guidelines Amid Threat of New Covid Strain

Bhubaneswar: Amid fresh spike in the cases of Covid-19 in various States like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, the Odisha Government has alerted people with fresh guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus with its new strain which is said to be more dangerous and highly contagious than the older one. In an […]

Revealed: Why Odisha Govt Buried Biju Yuva Vahini In Infancy?

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government inaugurated the birth of Biju Yuva Vahini in a grand way just 3-years ago, the home-truth to the fore now is the pet child of the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government has become the victim of U-5 child mortality in the State recently. The Youth and Sports Services Minister Tusharkanti […]

Deadlock In Odisha Assembly: Speaker Calls For All-Party Meeting Once Again
Odisha Assembly Proceedings Stalled As Ruckus Continues

Bhubaneswar: All transactions in the Odisha Assembly have been stalled on Monday for third consecutive day due to protest and counter protests by the members of Opposition and treasury benches in the well of the House. Soon after the House reassembled for the day, Opposition Congress and BJP stormed into the well and created heavy […]

Explained: What Compels CM Naveen Patnaik To Go For COVID19 Address To State?

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Covid-19 count in Odisha has been remaining below the 100-mark for the last 33-days, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s address to the people of State urging them to strictly adhere to the pandemic appropriate behaviour assumes significance. “For your cooperation, the corona situation in the State is well under control. The pandemic […]

Buildings Of Holding Tax Defaulters To Be Sealed: BMC

Bhubaneswar: Amid protests to revoke the hike in holding tax, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Sunday informed that buildings of the tax defaulters will be sealed. In a letter to the all zonal deputy commissioners (ZDCs), the BMC directed to initiate certificate cases, under the OPDR Act 162, against all the defaulters. “Steps may also […]

Odisha Unemployment Fact Check: No jobs For Over 45 Lakh Youth, 4th Highest in Country

Bhubaneswar: It’s official now. Odisha figured prominently in the country with high job losses during the lockdown period. The State is ranked among the top-5 states in the country in the table. This comes up as a top-up shocker for the State when Odisha had been ranked among the top-5 states in the country with […]

No Exams For Class 1-8 Students, New Academic Session May Not Start From April: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash today said that schools will not reopen in the State and all students from class 1 to class 8 will be promoted without any exam. The State government is reportedly mulling to take the decision to promote class 1-8 students in view of the recent […]

Suicide Bid By BJP MLA In Odisha Assembly: BJD Demands Apology 

Bhubaneswar: The legislators of the ruling-BJD on Saturday demanded unconditional apology from BJP MLA Subash Panigrahi who attempted to kill self by consuming hand sanitiser under the premises of Odisha Assembly yesterday. The BJD MLAs and Ministers today trooped into the Well of the House and raised slogans stating that they will not let the […]

Odisha Assembly
Odisha BJP MLA Attempts Suicide In Assembly Over Govt's 'Apathy' Towards Farmers

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a BJP legislator in the Odisha Assembly attempted to end his life alleging the State government’s failure in resolving various issues related to the agrarian distress in the State like mismanagement at mandis, irregularities in paddy procurement, including the token system, on Friday. BJP MLA from Deogarh, Subash Chandra Panigrahi […]

Odisha Assembly: Opposition Vents ‘Paddy Procurement’ Ire On Govt, House Adjourned Till 4 PM

Bhubaneswar: The second phase of the Budget session of Odisha Assembly began on a stormy note on Friday with Opposition BJP and Congress creating ruckus in the House over paddy procurement. The Opposition accused the Odisha government of betrayal for not implementing the decision taken in the all-party meeting to address the problems of the […]

Odisha: MBBS Student Alleges Ragging By Seniors At VIMSAR, Probe Begins
Odisha: MBBS Student Alleges Ragging By Seniors At VIMSAR, Probe Begins

Sambalpur: The anti-ragging cell of Veer Surendra Sai Institute Of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla on Friday launched a probe after a student of the institute alleged ragging by seniors. According to initial reports, a second year MBBS student reported the ragging incident during visit of the anti-ragging squad of the medical college to […]

Odisha Budget session's second phase from today, Oppn set to corner state govt
Odisha Budget Session's Second Phase From Today, Oppn Set To Corner State Govt

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are set to corner the Biju Janata Dal government over several issues during the second phase of the Budget session beginning on Friday. The second phase is scheduled to continue till April 9 with all Covid-19 precautionary measures in place. The opposition parties have chalked […]

Lingaraj Temple
Maha Shivaratri 2021 In Pictures: Odisha Dips In Devotion With Covid Caution

Bhubaneswar: The auspicious festival of Maha Shivaratri is being celebrated across Shiva shrines in Odisha amid strict Covid-19 restrictions. According to reports, devotees are thronging famous Shiva temples like Lord Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, Lokanath temple in Puri under strict Covid protocols while pandemic restrictions have been enforced at many other shrines in the State. […]

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 […]

Scuffle Between Jagannath Temple Police
Odisha: SJTA Plans To Augment Corpus Fund Of Puri Srimandir To Rs 1000 Cr

Puri: Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has set a target for enhancing corpus fund of Puri Srimandir to Rs 1000 crore by 2023. Since earning from bank interest is not sufficient, other measures like putting up Srimandir donation boxes (hundis) at airports, railway stations and other important places will be undertaken, said SJTA Chief Administrator […]

Mayurbhanj Bandh
Similipal Fire: Bhanja Sena Observes 9-Hour Mayurbhanj Bandh Protesting Administrative Failure

Baripada: Alleging lackadaisical approach by the Odisha government and forest department, the Bhanja Sena, a local outfit on Wednesday is observing nine-hour Mayurbhanj shutdown in protest against the government’s failure in gaining control over the forest flames in Similipal biosphere reserve for over a fortnight. The impact of the bandh has been felt across the […]