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Country Safe In Your Hands: PM Modi To Forces In Ladakh

Ladakh: Paying tributes to the 20 Army men killed in a violent face-off with Chinese troops in east Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the bravery shown by the soldiers has sent a message to the world about India’s strength. The whole country has faith in your strength. The country is safe in […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Rath Yatra: Adhara Pana Offering To Divine Siblings Today

Puri: A day after witnessing the spectacular golden makeover (Suna Besha) of Bada Thakura Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath, and Devi Subhadra, devotees will get a chance to see once-a-year spectacle of Adhara Pana offering to the Lords. Due to Covid pandemic restrictions, people will have to watch the event from home through live telecast. Adhara Pana […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
66 COVID-19 Positives Detected From Cancer Centre, SCB Medical In Cuttack

Cuttack: As many as 66 more COVID-19 positive cases were detected from two major hospitals—Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC) and SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, confirmed district administration officials on Thursday. As per district administration officials, as many as 55 more positive cases were reported from AHRCC while 11 cases were detected […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Naba Das
Odisha To Set Up Plasma Bank To Treat COVID-19 Patients

Bhubaneswar: Days after Delhi set up its first plasma bank for treatment of Covid-19 patients, Odisha government has decided to follow suit. Health Minister Naba Das informed that a plasma bank will be set up in Odisha and the treatment will initially be available in four hospitals of the State. As per reports, the treatment […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Suna Besha: Holy Trinity To Get Golden Avatar Today

Puri: With the conclusion of the Bahuda Yatra on Wednesday, the divine triad of Bada Thakura Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra, and Kalia Thakura on their chariots on Puri Bada Danda will don a resplendent attire of gold and silver ornaments in a special ritual called ‘Suna Besha’ today. As per the centuries-old practice, the golden avatar […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Bahuda Yatra: Chaturdha Murati Return To Abode After 9-Day Sojourn At Gundicha Temple

Puri: Bahuda Yatra, the return journey of Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra concluded on Wednesday after the deities reached Singhadwar upon completion of nine-day sojourn at Sri Gundicha Temple. Pulled only by servitors in the absence of any devotees due to Covid pandemic, the chariot of Lord Balabhadra […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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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.

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Odisha Unlock 2.0: Schools & Colleges To Remain Shut Till August 31, Night Curfew From 9 PM To 5 AM

Bhubaneswar: Following Centre’s announcement of new guidelines for Unlock 2.0, Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Tuesday said that schools, colleges, other educational institutions and coaching centres will remain closed for teaching purpose till August 31. In a press briefing, Tripathy said cinema halls, theaters, gyms, swimming pools, entertainment parks, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Odisha’s Covid-19 Tally Soars Past 7000-Mark With 206 New Cases, 2 More Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Tuesday registered 206 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the case tally in the State to 7065. The State also reported two more deaths due to coronavirus. As per the State health department website, the two death cases have been reported from Ganjam district. “Regret to report the death of two Covid positive […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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Unlock 2.0: Lockdown Only In Containment Zones, Night Curfew From 10 PM To 5 AM

Bhubaneswar: As the country looks forward to open up the economy while it battles the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday issued unlock 2.0 guidelines which will be in force till July 31. As per the latest notification, lockdown will only be restricted to containment zones while domestic flight and train […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Odisha Gets Remdesivir In Its COVID-19 Treatment Arsenal, Fabiflu Stock To Reach Soon

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s fight against Coronavirus was bolstered further as the state received its first batch of Remdesivir drug to be clinically used in case of critically ill COVID-19 patients. The Union Health Ministry recently approved Remdesivir along with Fabiflu and Dexamethasone as COVID-19 treatments. As per the Drugs Controller of Odisha, Mamina Patnaik, Remdesivir vials […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Covid-19 cases in Odisha
COVID-19 Deaths In Odisha Double In 10 Days

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Coronavirus is fiercely spreading its tentacles and tightening its grip in Odisha, the State’s COVID-19 death toll has registered an over 100 per cent increase over the past 10 days. As many as 12 people have succumbed to the disease in the last 10 days, taking the total number of […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
COVID-19 Cases In Twin City Slums Raise Concerns

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: Slums have emerged as a major challenge for the Twin City of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar in the fight against Covid-19 as positive cases continue to rise from these densely populated urban pockets despite a series of efforts by the concerned authorities. Both Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) have reportedly […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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Three More Succumb To Covid-19 In Odisha, Toll Rises To 21

Bhubaneswar: At least three persons succumbed to Covid-19 while 264 tested positive for the virus in Odisha in the last 24 hours. With this, the Covid-19 death toll rose to 21 and total cases in the State touched 6614 on Sunday. A 75-year-old male coronavirus patient of Ganjam district who was also suffering from diabetes […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Mundali Barrage Receives Season’s First Floodwater; Water Level Below Danger Mark

Cuttack: The season’s first floodwater released by Hirakud dam reached Mundali barrage in Cuttack on Sunday. As per official reports, the water flow at Mundali stood at 1.72 lakh cusecs per second by 6 am. The district administration, however, said that there is no need to panic as the barrage has the capacity to handle […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Rath Yatra
Bahuda Yatra: Curfew In Puri District From June 30 To July 2

Puri: In view of upcoming Bahuda Yatra (return Car Festival) of Lord Jagannath in Puri, the district administration on Saturday announced to enforce curfew across the district from 10 PM of June 30 to 10 PM of July 2. “As per the direction of the Supreme Court, we have declared shutdown to be enforced from […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Lord Jagannath Wanted To Test Everybody's Motives: Puri Gajapati Opens Up On Rath Yatra Row

The fate of this year’s Rath Yatra hung in balance till the very last minute keeping millions on tenterhooks. It got cancelled once, before being reconsidered again. The first servitor of the Lord Jagannath, Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, who was in the thick of the drama, gives OTV an exclusive first-hand account of what transpired […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Recurring Natural Disasters: Odisha CM Directs Officials To Follow SOP

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is prone to multiple and recurring natural disasters and despite being so vulnerable the State is well prepared to face any situation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Friday. While addressing the State-level disaster management committee meeting, Patnaik directed all the departments and senior officials to strictly adhere to the Standard Operating Procedure […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Odisha Covid-19 Tally Breaches 6000 Mark With 218 Fresh Cases

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 infections in Odisha breached the 6000 mark with the State reporting 218 fresh cases on Friday. The total confirmed cases in the State now stand at 6180. Of the new positive cases detected in the last 24 hours, 198 cases were reported from various quarantine centres where returnees from other states are lodged. […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
COVID-19: Berhampur Town To Be Shut Down Completely For 4 Days

Berhampur: A complete shutdown will be clamped in Berhampur town for a period of four days, informed Ganjam Collector, Vijaya Amruta Kulange citing that the step has been taken to facilitate contact tracing & surveillance. Kulange informed that the shutdown will come to effect from Saturday (June 27) and will remain in force till Tuesday […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Odisha Watchful As Rising Fuel Prices Threaten To Push Cost Of Essential Commodities: Minister

Bhubaneswar: The prices of petrol and diesel have witnessed a continuous increase for the last 19 days. The fuel price rise is likely to burn a hole in the pockets of consumers as it threatens to push the cost of essential commodities. Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Ranendra Pratap Swain on Thursday admitted that the […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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Covid Cases Surging Towards 6000-Mark In Odisha, Khurda Registers Rapid Rise In Infection

Bhubaneswar: As many as 210 persons have been tested positive with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Odisha. The total number of Covid cases in the State has now risen to 5962 which includes 1815 active cases and 4123 recoveries. At least 17 persons have lost their lives due to the disease so far, […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Rath Yatra: Lord Jagannath's Servitors To Be Tested Twice For COVID-19

Puri: The Srimandir Managing Committee on Wednesday informed that all those who participated in Rath Yatra will be tested for COVID-19 while the servitors of the Puri Temple will be tested twice for the virus. The committee’s vice chairman, Suresh Mohapatra said that COVID-19 test of around 5000 people, including servitors and police personnel, who […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Rath Yatra: Divine Siblings To Move To Adapa Mandap Today

Puri: After spending a night on their respective chariots, the divine siblings Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Mahaprabhu Jagannath will head to the Adapa Mandap of the Gundicha Temple in a ceremonial procession today. Ahead of their escort to Adapa Mandap, the servitors will perform all rituals of the Holy Trinity on the chariots. After […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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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.

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Rath Yatra 2020 Gets Supreme Court Nod Finally As Devotion Wins 

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi/Puri: The power of the Lords has finally got the SC moving and also the decision for the chariots to roll on Puri Badadanda a few hours later tomorrow. After 17 petitions were moved in the SC to get a nod to let the centuries-old Rath Yatra going, the apex court today modified its […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Covid-19 Odisha
Odisha COVID-19 Death Toll Rises To 15, Fresh 143 Cases In 24 Hrs

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported one new COVID-19 death on Monday taking the total death count in the state to 15, informed Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department. As per the sources, the patient who died of COVID-19 was a 46-year-old male from Ganjam district. #BREAKING A 46 years old #Covid_19 positive Male of Ganjam district passed […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Puri Rath Yatra: 'Not Pulling Chariots After Agyan Mala Will Disrupt Rituals'

Puri: As millions of Jagannath devotees anxiously await the Supreme Court’s hearing on the petitions seeking modification of its stay order on Rath Yatra, members of the Puri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee today clarified that the rituals in the 12th-century shrine may get disrupted if the chariots of the Holy Trinity are not pulled after the […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Rath Yatra 2020: Orchestrated Plan To Stop festival, Says Puri Shankaracharya

Bhubaneswar: Expressing discontent over Supreme Court’s directive for cancellation of Puri Rath Yatra this year, Puri Shakaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati on Sunday termed it as a well-orchestrated plan to stop the annual event. “On June 20, the Supreme Court could have accepted the review petitions. There are precedents of the apex court being opened and […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Yoga Helps 'Confidently Negotiate Challenges': PM Modi

New Delhi:  In what can be seen as a subtle message in the backdrop of the recent India-China face-off in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and reportedly a similar number, if not bigger, were on the Chinese side, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the International Yoga Day on Sunday to send out a message. […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Rath Yatra
Rath Yatra Cancellation: Crores Await As More Petitions Knock SC Door Seeking Modification Of Order

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Supreme Court has directed that the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath will not be celebrated anywhere this year in view of the Covid19 pandemic, petitioners continue to knock the doors of the apex court seeking reconsideration of its June 18 order and allow the conduct of the festival in Puri […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Odisha: Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb Welcomes NMA Bylaws Withdrawal
Odisha Govt Didn't Present Our Rath Yatra Proposal Before SC; We Want Festival Without Devotees: Puri King

Bhubaneswar: The proposals of Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee and the Chhatisa Nijog that Rath Yatra in Puri should be organised without devotees was not presented before the Supreme Court, said Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb today. After the crucial meeting of the Chhatisa Nijog and the temple managing committee held this evening, Gajapati Maharaj […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
‘Lord Jagannath Will Not Forgive Anybody For Rath Yatra Cancellation’

Bhubaneswar: The cancellation of Puri Rath Yatra by the Supreme Court in view of COVID-19 pandemic has evoked sharp reaction among devotees. Many feel irked by the way Odisha government ‘surrendered’ and did not make any attempts to convince the court of holding the festival amid restrictions. Such arguments have now left the State government […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Covid-19 cases in Odisha
Coronavirus Cases Continue Upward Trend In Odisha With 165 New Positives

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 165 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Friday, taking the total number of cases in the State to 4677, informed State I&PR Department. Of the total fresh cases reported from across 17 districts of Odisha, 140 were detected from quarantine centres while the rest 25 are local cases. With the addition of the […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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Rath Yatra 2020 Cancelled In Odisha, Supreme Court Stalls Festival In Wake Of Covid-19 Pandemic

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: In a historic decision, the Supreme Court of India has stalled the centuries-old annual Rath Yatra this year in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. An SC bench headed by Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde while hearing a plea seeking cancellation of the festival this year ruled, “We consider it appropriate that […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Odia Martyrs
Odisha CM Naveen Announces Rs 25 lakh Ex-gratia For Martyred Odia Soldiers

Bhubaneswar: Extending his heartfelt condolences to the families of the two Odia martyrs in the India-China face-off in Ladakh, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh each to the next of the kin of the two jawans. The ex-gratia compensation will be paid from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF). The […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
India-China Standoff: Two Soldiers From Odisha Among 20 Martyred In Galwan Valley

Bhubaneswar: Two soldiers from Odisha were among the 20 Indian army personnel who were martyred in the violent clash with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh on Monday night, as per family sources. However, official confirmation is awaited. The two Odia jawans have been identified as […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Puri Rath Yatra Cancellation Will Be A Dark Episode In History: Lord Jagannath’s Badagrahi

Puri: Will elephants or machines be roped in to pull the chariots of the Holy Trinity during Puri Rath Yatra if devotees are not allowed to participate in the annual event in view of the COVID-19 pandemic? Such pertinent questions are creating turbulence in the minds of millions of devotees as the State government is […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Odisha Sees 108 New Covid-19 Cases, Malkangiri Highest With 21 Positives

Bhubaneswar: The upward trend of Covid-19 cases continued in Odisha with 108 more persons testing positive for the virus on Tuesday. With this, the total number of confirmed cases surged to 4163 in the State. Of the 108 new positive cases, 95 cases were reported from various quarantine centres across the State while the remaining […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Union Minister Pratap Sarangi Seeks Flood Mitigating Measures For Bhograi

Bhubaneswar: Union MoS, MSME, Pratap Sarangi has urged the Centre to take a comprehensive view on persistent flood problems faced by people of Bhograi block in Balasore district and address the issues. In a letter to Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Sarangi requested for flood mitigating measures for safeguarding the lives and […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021