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How Special Is 10-10-2020? Numerologists Answer

Bhubaneswar: A picture of 10th day of October, 2020 (10/10/2020) has been trending on the internet with claims that the date is not only unique, but carries astrological and numerological significance as well. The photo with messages and captions stating about today’s unique date was shared by people on WhatsApp and other social networking websites. […]

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Crime Against Women: Home Ministry Asks States To Ensure Compulsory FIR

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has asked all states and Union Territories (UTs) directing them for “mandatory” police action with compulsory registration of First Information Report (FIR) in cases of crimes against women. The MHA’s stricter guidelines comes closely on the heels of shocking crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras and other states […]

Ganjam Sees Uptrend In Covid-19 Positives, Odisha Daily Cases Drop Further
Odisha Covid-19 Death Toll Breaches 1K-Mark, Daily Positives Decline

Bhubaneswar: With a single-day spike of 2854 cases, Odisha’s COVID-19 tally went up to 249693 on Saturday. Of the fresh cases, 1659 patients are from quarantine, while 1195 are local contact cases, informed State I&PR department. As many as 9 districts reported a daily surge of over 100 cases. For the first time in several […]

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Train Ticket Reservation Rule Change From Today. Check Details

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the festive season, the Indian Railways is gradually normalizing the passenger train services with the introduction of some new specials, ticket reservation rule modifications in sync with the step-by-step unlocking process adopted by the government amid Covid-19 pandemic. In order to provide relief to passengers, the national carrier will now prepare the […]

Jagannath Temple
Administration Starts Process To Reopen Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri: In a bid to reopen the Srimandir for the devotees, the Jagannath temple administration will now reconvene its discussions in a phased manner from Friday. According to sources, there will be discussions about the proposal of the reopening of the temple in the meeting of the temple administration and the managing committee. The administration […]

Weather Update
Odisha Weather Alert: LOPAR To Induce Heavy Rainfall

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area likely to be formed in the next 24 hours over the north Andaman sea and the adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal is expected to bring heavy to very heavy rainfall in many Odisha districts, informed Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Thursday. As per the Bhubaneswar Met Centre Director, HR Biswas, the […]

Reopening Of Schools After Puja Holidays? Clean Up Premises, Directs State Govt
Reopening Of Schools After Puja Holidays? Clean Up Premises, Directs State Govt

Bhubaneswar: There is an increased likelihood that schools in Odisha might reopen after Durga Puja holidays. The Odisha government on Thursday issued directive for taking up cleaning activities of the school campus and other school infrastructure which have been lying idle for the last six months across the State. As per official sources, the State […]

Puri Srimandir Reopening for all devotees
Odisha: Process To Reopen Puri Srimandir, Other Temples Begins

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, Odisha government on Thursday initiated the process for reopening of Puri Srimandir and other temples in the State which continue to remain shut for public due to the Covid pandemic. State Chief Secretary has directed the temple administrations to prepare plan of action for opening the temples. “State govt directs […]

Bhubaneswar blast
Bhubaneswar Blast: High Intensity Explosion Leaves Trail Of Destruction

Bhubaneswar: The explosion at a petrol pump near Raj Bhavan square in the capital city of Odisha on Wednesday afternoon not injured many but also left a trail of destruction in the vicinity as far as a few hundreds of feet away. Local residents narrated their horrific experience of how a deafening sound followed by […]

Bhubaneswar Blast
Bhubaneswar Blast: 2 Critical Among 9 Injured; Body Parts Strewn Around The Spot, Say Witnesses

Bhubaneswar: The massive blast at a filling station on Wednesday morning near the Raj Bhavan left a gory scene with mutilated body parts strewn around the spot, claimed witnesses. According to witnesses at the spot, mutilated body parts including limbs, hand, ear, fingers could be seen lying scattered in the area following the blast. According […]

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Bhubaneswar: CNG Station Blowout Near Raj Bhawan, CM Announces Free Treatment Of Injured

Bhubaneswar: A loud explosion ripped through a petrol pump station near Raj Bhawan in the State capital today noon. As many as three fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the flames at the spot after a huge fire spit out from the spot following the explosion. Many people have suffered serious injuries […]

Ganjam's First Zero COVID-19 Infection Day In Over 6 Months
Covid-19 Toll Surges Past 950 After Record Single-Day Deaths In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With 2995 fresh Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, Odisha continued to witness a daily surge below 3000-mark for the third consecutive day. However, death cases are on the rise. The State has reported 18 more fatalities, the highest single-day spike so far, which has pushed the death toll to 958. Of […]

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Unique Protest: Servitors Beat Gongs, Ring Bells Urging Odisha Govt To Reopen Temples

Bhubaneswar: In a unique protest, servitors and many devotees across the State beat gongs, rang bells and blew conchs on Wednesday urging the Odisha government to reopen the temple with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The protest, which was called by Odisha Mandira Sebayat Sangha (OMSS), witnessed participation of servitors and devotees at major religious places […]

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Odisha: Bhubaneswar Logs 365 New Covid-19 Cases, 329 Recoveries

Bhubaneswar: With 365 more persons testing positive for coronavirus under the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area in the last 24 hours, the positive case tally of the city reached 23,914 on Tuesday. Of the fresh cases, a whopping 249 were local contact cases while remaining 116 were quarantine cases, the civic body said. 365 new […]

Coronavirus In Odisha
Odisha Sees 2673 Covid-19 Cases, 16 Fatalities In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has witnessed 2673 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total virus tally in the State to 238003. The State also reported 16 fatalities during the period, which has pushed the death toll to 940. Of the fresh cases, 1554 have been detected from quarantines while 1119 are local contact […]

Rourkela Boy Tops JEE (Advanced) From IIT-Kgp Zone, Aims To Become Entrepreneur
Rourkela Boy Tops JEE (Advanced) From IIT-Kgp Zone, Aims To Become Entrepreneur

Bhubaneswar: Rourkela boy Samarth Agarwal topped IIT-Kharagpur zone by securing All India Rank 25 in the JEE (Advanced) entrance test the results of which were declared on Monday. With his AIR 25, Agarwal, who also becomes the topper from Odisha, aims to develop into an entrepreneur. “I had done well in the JEE Advanced examination. […]

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COVID-19: Favipiravir To Be Provided To Home Isolation Patients In Odisha; Use, Dosage Details

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s Technical Advisor on COVID-19, Dr Jayant Panda on Monday said that the patients in home isolation can now get the antiviral drug, Favipiravir. The distribution of the drug will start in three cities- Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri. He said that if Favipiravir is taken in the initial stage of a patient developing […]

Covid-19 In Odisha: 2617 Positive Cases, 17 More Deaths Reported

Bhubaneswar: Odisha recorded 2617 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total positive tally to 235330, as per the health department. The State also saw 17 casualties during the same period, which has pushed the death toll to 924. Of the fresh cases, 1521 have been detected from quarantines while 1096 are […]

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Odisha's COVID19 Recovery Count Breaches 2 Lakh Mark

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 recovery numbers surpassed 2 Lakh mark after 4108 more patients recuperated in the State on Sunday, informed the State Health and Family Welfare Department. “Happy to share that with the discharge of 4108 Covid patients today, Odisha has crossed the landmark of 2 lakh Covid recoveries,” tweeted the H&FW department. The total […]

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Man Murdered In Bhubaneswar, CCTV Footage Captures Incident

Bhubaneswar: In a horrific incident, a man was allegedly brutally hacked to death at Samantarapur area in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. The deceased Jambu Sahu, who used to run a sweets stall, is suspected to have been killed by his business rival. As per reports, the victim was chased on the road before he was brutally […]

Odisha COVID-19 Recoveries Inch Closer To 2 Lakh-Mark

Bhubaneswar: Further improving the recovery rate, 4066 Covid patients have recuperated from the disease in Odisha in the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered cases of the State now climbed to 198194. The fresh recoveries have brought down the active cases to 30,248, according to the State Health Department. #BREAKING 4066 #COVID19 patients […]

COVID-19 Cases Continues to rise in Odisha
Covid-19 In Odisha: 3053 New Positive Cases, 17 Deaths In One Day

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported a surge of 3053 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total virus tally to 229387 in the State on Saturday. Of the fresh cases, 1804 patients are from quarantine, while 1249 are local contact cases, informed State I&PR department. Cases continue to rise steadily in Khordha district […]

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Odisha Boy Sets Guinness World Record In Holding Longest Tree Pose

Bhubaneswar: In an incredible feat, Odia boy Sanath Rath set a Guinness World Record by doing the longest tree pose (Brukhyasana). Sanath achieved the rare feat by holding the pose for one hour 6 minute and 55 seconds. Congratulatory messages and good wishes poured in from different quarters for Sanath for his rare record. Sanath […]

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Faith Or Blind Belief? Villagers Worship Rock That Rolled Down A Hill In Odisha

Nabarangpur: A massive rock, which recently rolled down the historic Podagada hill in Umerkote area of Nabarangpur district, has now turned into a place of religious attraction. Thousands of people are now flocking the area and have started to worship the rock that got stuck in the middle of the hill. People especially in Galibhata […]

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Contractual Healthcare Workers In Odisha's Ganjam Launch Protest After Sudden Disengagement

Berhampur: People who disrespect the health fraternity should face action. Once ordered by CM Naveen Patnaik, these words echoed in the silk city Berhampur as his own government is now being accused of dismissing several contractual healthcare workers, paramedics and pharmacists before the fixed term of three months. The incident has surfaced at a time […]

Odisha Records 3600 Covid-19 Cases, 16 Deaths In One Day

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported a single-day spike of 3600 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative caseload to 226334. The death toll rose to 875 with 16 more fatalities in the State. Of the fresh cases, 2109 patients are from quarantine, while 1491 are local contact cases, added State I&PR department. As many […]

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Ban On Non-Puri Residents For Cremation At Swargadwar Extended Till Oct Last

Puri: Already dealing with a grave situation due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Puri administration has decided to further extend the restrictions on people from outside the district to cremate dead bodies at Swargadwar till October 31, 2020. As per official orders, restriction on observance of the last funeral rites of the deceased belonging to other […]

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Unlock-5: Cinema Halls, Schools To Remain Closed In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday issued its Unlock-5 guidelines for the month of October. As per the order, cinema halls are going to remain shut till October 31, 2020 contrary to centre’s order to open the same with 50% seating capacity from October 15. Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large […]

Odisha Records 3615 Covid-19 Cases, 17 Deaths In One Day

Bhubaneswar: With a single-day spike of 3615 cases, Odisha’s COVID-19 tally went up to 222734 on Thursday. Of the fresh cases, 2118 patients are from quarantine, while 1497 are local contact cases, informed State I&PR department. As many as 671 new cases were detected from Khordha district, followed by Cuttack (371), Puri (197) and Angul […]

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Met Issues Intense Rainfall Warning For Coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD has issued intense rainfall warning for the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar and other coastal parts of Odisha today. Intermittent rain/thundershower with one or two spells of intense (2-3 cm per hour) rainfall very likely over Bhubaneswar and Cuttack city area till 10 am, a bulletin […]

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Fresh Low Pressure Over Bay Of Bengal To Trigger Heavy Rains In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A fresh low pressure area is likely to trigger heavy to very heavy showers in the State till October 5, informed the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Wednesday. “The cyclonic circulation over the west-central Bay of Bengal near Andhra Pradesh coast now lies over west-central & adjoining the northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra […]

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Babri Demolition Case: Special Court Acquits All Accused

Lucknow: In a historic judgement, a Special Court of the CBI here on Wednesday acquitted all the accused in connection with the demolition of the Babri Masjid almost 28 years after the 16th century structure was razed by a mob in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya town. Reading out the 2,000-page order, CBI judge Surendra Kumar Yadav […]

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School Fee May Be Reduced By 30% In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The school fees in residential schools may be slashed by 30 per cent. A joint committee of the State government officials, school authorities and parents has reportedly submitted a report in Orissa High Court recommending a reduction of school fee in seven different slabs. As per the committee’s recommendation, there should not be any […]

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Unlock 5 Guidelines: Here's What You Can Expect - Cinema Halls, Tourist Spots, Religious Places To Open?

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: As the fourth phase of lockdown is all set to end in two days, people are now eyeing more relaxations and opening up of more activities in the month of October. Unlock-5, perhaps the fifth phase of opening of the economy and other activities, will start from October 1. The Ministry of […]

Odisha Covid-19 Update
Odisha Covid Graph Flattening? 3067 Positive Cases, 15 Deaths In One Day

Bhubaneswar: After an unprecedented rise in positive cases and fatalities for almost an entire month, it seems Odisha is witnessing a continuous downward trend in the COVID-19 curve. The State recorded a spike of 3067 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the infection tally to 215676 on Tuesday. Though it is not scientifically […]

Watch: Miscreant Runs Off With Bike From Hospital In Odisha
Watch: Miscreant Runs Off With Bike From Hospital In Odisha

Dhenkanal: An unidentified miscreant stole a bike parked inside the premises of the district headquarters hospital (DHH) here on Monday. The entire act was captured in CCTV camera installed in the hospital. The CCTV footage showed how the miscreant first attempted to unlock the bike, but failed. After some time, he tried his luck again […]

Hiring of Private Vehicles
Odisha Cracks Whip On Use Of Private Vehicles For Hire

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Monday issued strict instructions to prevent hiring of non-transport (private) passenger vehicles. The State Transport Authority, in its circular, highlighted that private passenger carrying vehicles (cars and utility vehicles) are being hired by different entities which is a gross violation of provisions under MV Act, 1988 and rules framed there under. […]

Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly Before Dec 31
Odisha: Deputy Speaker Among 14 Ministers & MLAs Test Positive For COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Deputy Speaker of Odisha Assembly Rajanikant Singh is among 14 Ministers and MLAs who have tested positive for COVID-19 during the ongoing testing drive ahead of the commencement of the Assembly session. “I have been tested positive for COVID-19 and have been admitted in SUM Covid Hospital, Bhubaneswar. I request each and everyone who […]

Odisha Covid-19 tally and deaths
Odisha Covid Death Toll Crosses 800-Mark, Case Curve Sees A Downtrend

Bhubaneswar: For the second consecutive day, Odisha witnessed a downtrend with a single-day spike of 3235 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The surge has taken the infection tally in the State to 212609. Of the fresh cases, 1915 patients are from quarantine, while 1320 are local contact cases, informed State I&PR department. […]

Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly Before Dec 31
Odisha Assembly Session: 136 Samples of MLAs, Staff Test Positive For COVID19

Bhubaneswar: Ringing alarm bells ahead of the upcoming monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly, as many as 136 out of 757 samples of MLAs, staff and journalists have come out positive for COVID19. According to sources, the Chief Whip of the ruling party, Pramila Mallick and MLA Debi Prasad Mishra were among the 136 who […]

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