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"81% Covaxin Efficacy Gives A Booster Dose To Atmanirbhar Bharat"

Bhubaneswar: The country’s vaccination war against novel coronavirus has entered a decisive stage. Very soon nearly half a dozen new range of vaccines will hit the market to lend depth to the ammunition of immunity against the COVID19 in the country. Speaking exclusively in the OTV’s 11th annual conclave Foresight, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Reiterates Request For OBC Quota In Odisha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday reiterated his request to the Odisha government to implement reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in government jobs and educational institutions, and for Socially Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs) in educational institutions in the state. “I had written letters to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seeking reservations for OBCs […]

Simlipal Forest Fire: Topper Odisha Need To Take A Leaf Out Of Mizo Fire-fight Book!

Bhubaneswar: The Simlipal Reserve Forest in Odisha burning red for over a week has made the State’s fire management plan go up in smoke. The big howler here for the State is despite not in the top-10 states having the maximum vulnerability to forest fires, Odisha has the dubious distinction of topping the country in […]

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Odisha Forest Fire: Similipal Tiger Reserve Burns As Fire Devours One Third Of The Park

Bhubaneswar: Even as more than 10 days have passed since a devastating fire broke out in the wilds of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR), India’s largest biosphere reserves in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, the State Forest Department is still to bring the situation under control. The raging flames continue to spread from one part to another devouring […]

Not Even 31% Students Have Employable Talent In Odisha, Says India Skill Report 2021

Bhubaneswar: This is no music to the ears of Odisha. It seems the skill development in the State is battling with serious problems. Odisha neither has scored big in employability nor in the availability of the skills in demand. The India Skills Report 2021 released recently has bared the chinks in the State’s Skill Development […]

Faulty Kits Rendered 25 Students Of VSSUT Test Covid-19 Positive, Says Odisha ACS Health

Sambalpur: Days after reports hit the headlines that 25 students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) at Burla tested positive for COVID-19, additional chief secretary (Health) Pradipta Mohapatra on Tuesday said that the positive reports came due to faulty coronavirus testing kits. He informed that no students of the varsity are positive because […]

Odisha To Sizzle Till May As Temperature Will Rise Above Normal: IMD

Bhubaneswar: Get ready for harsh sultry days as the maximum temperature in Odisha will be above normal for a long period of three months till May, predicts the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday. The probability forecast for maximum temperature issued for several sub-divisions of India issued by IMD indicates above normal maximum temperature in […]

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Odisha: CM Naveen Takes Covid-19 Jab As Govt Orders Offline Registration For Vaccination

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday tackled the vaccine hesitancy by taking the first dose Covid-19 jab at the Odisha Assembly dispensary even as the the government ordered off-line registration of the beneficiaries during the second phase inoculation drive, beginning today. Patnaik was administered the home grown Covaxin developed by Bharat Botech and Indian […]

PM Modi Takes First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine At AIIMS

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he has taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the AIIMS here and appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated. Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry, administered Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN to the prime minister, sources said. “Took my first dose of the COVID-19 […]

Odisha: 1.86 cr In State Have No Access to Drinking Water in Summer!

Bhubaneswar: In a clear display of deja vu, for a whopping over 46 lakh people in Odisha, collecting a pitcher of water will prove a herculean task this summer. As per the data released by the 15th Finance Commission, only 88 per cent of the rural population in Odisha have access to safe drinking water. […]

Major Fire At Satkosia Eco Retreat Festival In Odisha, Lucky Escape For Tourists  
Major Fire At Satkosia Eco Retreat Festival In Odisha, Lucky Escape For Tourists  

Cuttack: At least three cottages set up at Satkosia eco retreat festival near Baliput in Cuttack district reduced to ashes after a major fire broke out at the site in the early hours of Sunday. The visitors to the festival had a narrow escape in the mishap. While the exact cause of the blaze is […]

Odisha: March Covid-19 Guidelines Released ; Good News For Operas, Check Other Details

Bhubaneswar: Opera parties and open air thatres can perform their show with a cap of maximuim 2000 audiences amid strict adherence to Covid-19 norms as the Odisha government issued fresh guidelines for March 2021 on Saturday. In its order, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), however, has empowerd the local administration to take a call on […]

No Home Isolation For Asymptomatic Returnees From 5 High Risk States: Odisha Govt Revises Norms 
No Home Isolation For Asymptomatic Returnees From 5 High Risk States: Odisha Govt Revises Norms 

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has revised its guidelines issued in view of the upsurge of COVID-19 positive cases in some states and reduced the monitoring of returnees to five high risk States instead of 12. “In partial modification to the instructions issued above, it is clarified that at present the precautionary measures may be limited […]

Petrol-Diesel Price Rise: Prices May Get Cheaper By Rs 5 per litre Soon?

Bhubaneswar: The prices of auto fuels look fired-up in India. Within 48 hours, the price of the Indian crude oil basket has increased by around 6 per cent to touch $65.70 per barrel today, though the fact of relief is prices of the auto fuels remained unchanged. Amid the flare-up in oil prices, a commodity […]

Bharat Bandh Across Odisha In Pictures

Bhubaneswar: Commercial markets across Odisha have more or less remain closed today as the Odisha Traders’ Association extended support to the Bharat Bandh called by Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in protest against Goods and Services Tax (GST), petrol price hike and e-way bill. Traders at some places also hit the streets with placards […]

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Bharat Bandh: Commercial Establishments, Markets Shut Across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Barring few establishments, commercial markets across Odisha have more or less remain closed today in view of the Bharat Bandh called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in protest against the new e-way bill and the Goods and Services Tax (GST). However road transport services across the State remained normal. In response […]

Heat Wave Alert: Odisha To Sizzle At 42 deg C, Tube Well May Go Dry by March-end!

Bhubaneswar: With February being on its last legs, it seems Odisha is in for a hotter March. The mercury is set to shoot over the 40 degrees Celsius mark in the third week of March. Early model forecasts suggest that the maximum day time temperature in the State will remain 3-4 degrees Celsius above the […]

Airport screening
Mumbai Returnee Among Two Test Covid-19 Positive, Screening Begins At Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: Two symptomatic travellers who arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport on Wednesday have tested positive for Covid-19 even as the Bhuabeswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) begins screening of all passengers on their arrival at the airport from today. While one of the two Covid-19 positive passengers, who came from Mumbai, has been kept under […]

Covid-19 Vaccination Of Elderly Persons: Odisha Govt Issues Operational Strategy 
Covid-19 Vaccination Of Elderly Persons: Odisha Govt Issues Operational Strategy 

Bhubaneswar: As elderly population and persons with co-morbidities will be vaccinated from March 1, the Odisha government on Wednesday wrote to the district collectors and municipal commissioners on the operational strategy for initiating the vaccination. “The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has communicated that the vaccination of next priority group of elderly population and […]

Odisha Plus II Exam-2021 Schedule Announced, Check Details
CHSE Odisha Plus II Exam-2021 Schedule Announced, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday announced the examination schedule for Plus II students (all streams- Arts, Science and Commerce). As per the programme, the annual test will begin on May 18 and continue till June 12, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash. “The exam will commence on May 18 and will end […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: BMC To Set Up Testing Centre At International Airport Today

Bhubaneswar: With mutant strains of Covid-19 circulating in India and new confirmed cases on an upsurge in many states, the Bhubaneswar Civic body has decided to open a testing centre at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) by Wednesday evening. “It has been decided in a meeting on Tuesday that a testing centre will be […]

Air pollution
Air Pollution On Rise In 7 Towns Of Odisha: Environment Minister

Bhubaneswar: Air pollution is alarming in seven towns in Odisha due to rising vehicular movement, said Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh. Responding to a query posed by Salipur MLA Prashant Behera, Arukh on Tuesday informed the Odisha Assembly that these towns have dangerous air pollutants, PM10 and PM2.5, in the air. These cities […]

Petrol-Diesel Price Forecast: Prices May Touch Rs 105 per litre Soon, Odisha Govt Hauls Rich!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the price of petrol today in Odisha is hovering at around Rs 92 per litre, more crude oil anxieties are in store for the common man on the streets in the coming months. The prices will shoot over the Rs 100-mark sooner than later. A FIERY FORECAST Since the petro product prices […]

Reopening of Schools For Class I To VIII: Big Announcement By Odisha Education Minister
Reopening of Schools For Class I To VIII: Know What Odisha Education Minister Has To Say

Bhubaneswar: Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Tuesday said no decision has yet been taken for resuming physical teaching for Class I to VIII students in schools in the State. Speaking to media persons, Dash said, “We are yet to take a final decision on reopening of schools for class I […]

Odisha Budget 2021-22: Agriculture Outlay down by 9% to Rs 17.4k Cr

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Agriculture Budget tabled today in State Assembly delivered a big shocker when the farmer unrest is making headlines in the country. Despite the State Agriculture sector in the State having been contracted by a massive 6.54 per cent in the current financial year of 2020-21, the allocation for the year 2021-22 saw […]

Anjana Mishra gang rape accused
Anjana Mishra Gang-Rape: Prime Accused Biban Biswal Arrested From Pune After 22 Years

Bhubaneswar: After 22 years on the run, police on Monday arrested Biban Biswal, the prime accused in the sensational and high-profile Anjana Mishra gang rape case, from Pune in Maharashtra. Biban’s arrest was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police, Sudhansu Sarangi at a presser in Bhubaneswar. The Police Commissioner said that Biban had hid himself […]

Odisha Budget 2021-22: Know What FM Pujari Will Offer Today!

Bhubaneswar: With the Economic Survey 2020-21 having virtually sounded the decade-worst contraction bugle in Odisha economy on Saturday, all riveting attention is on the State Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari who will be tabling his third, but first pandemic, budget in the State Assembly on Monday. The State budget is coming at a time when the […]

Odisha: Fire Breaks Out At OPTCL Grid In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A major fire broke out at OPTCL (Odisha Power Transmission Corporation) power grid near Meramundali in Dhenkanal district on Sunday. The reason of fire has not immediately been ascertained. It is suspected that blast in feeder due to over heating might lead to the mishap. No human casualty or injury has been reported so […]

One More Elephant Found Dead In Karlapat; Toll Reaches 7 In 20 Days

Bhawanipatna: One more elephant calf was found dead near a nullha at Ghusurigudi in Karlapata wildlife sanctuary taking the toll to seven within a gap of 20 days. The death was due to suspected haemorrhagic septicaemia, sources said. Earlier, six elephants-all pregnant- died of the bacteria infection. Carcasses of five pachyderms were recovered from Ghusurigudi […]

Pandemic Shock: Odisha GSDP Records Worst Ever Contraction in Last 10-years!

Bhubaneswar: The pandemic has derailed the economic growth engine of Odisha. The State is projected to record its worst ever contraction of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in the last decade. Odisha’s real GSDP is estimated to contract by around 5 per cent (-4.92%) as per the advance estimates of the financial year 2020-21. Such […]

Sixth Niti Council Meet: Naveen Hits Out At ‘Politicisation’ of Crime!

Bhubaneswar: Even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is known as a man of few words, his brief speech in the sixth meeting of the Niti Aayog’s governing council today has stoked a larger political debate in the State. Addressing the Niti governing council meet, Patnaik very bluntly said ‘too much politics’ is not doing any […]

Covid-19 Surge: Will Lockdown Return In Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Amid the surge of Covid-19 in some states in the country of late, the Odisha government on Saturday cautioned people to follow the pandemic protocol strictly in order to avoid the possible return of lockdown situation in the State. “We can’t rule out the likelihood of a re-imposition of lockdown if people don’t take […]

Odisha Govt Has Failed To Provide Employment To Youths: Opposition
Mandi Mismanagement Issue Stalls Odisha Assembly Proceedings; House Adjourned Till 4 PM

Bhubaneswar: For the third consecutive day, the proceedings of Odisha Assembly session witnessed pandemonium as the members of opposition BJP and Congress created ruckus over several issues pertaining to the farmers and mandi mismanagement on Saturday. The House was initially adjourned till 11:30 am and later till 4 pm following ruckus created by the Opposition […]

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Odisha: 3 Killed,3 Injured As Ambulance Rams Into Container Truck Near Tangi

Cuttack: At least three persons were killed and three others sustained critical injuries in a tragic road mishap near Bandalo toll gate under Tangi police limits in Cuttack district in the wee hours of Saturday. The ambulance carrying five persons from Midnapore in West Bengal was reportedly on its way to SCB Medical College and […]

Odisha’s Kotia Plea In SC: Is State On Slippery Ground?

Bhubaneswar: Facing intense political heat in the State Assembly over the Kotia row, the counsel of the Odisha government at the Supreme Court sought four weeks’ time (till March 19) to file a reply to the affidavit of the Andhra Pradesh government. While political analysts view the move by the Odisha government as biding the […]

Konark: Magha Saptami Rituals Held Without Public At Chandrabhaga (WATCH)

Konark: The holy dip rituals on the occasion of Magha Saptami were conducted at the Chandrabhaga beach in Konark today without the participation of devotees due to prohibitory orders clamped in the wake of the pandemic. As per the tradition, at around 4.30 am, the three presiding deities of Konark – Tribeniswar, Ishaneswar and Dakhineswar, […]

Odisha Budget Session: Guv Address Presents Rosy Picture, No Jobs in 2020!

Bhubaneswar: In his inaugural address at the beginning of the Odisha Assembly’s budget session on Thursday, Governor Ganeshi Lal patted the State Government for its ‘pro-active management’ of COVID-19 but the word ‘Covid Warriors’ finds a solitary mention in the long 1-hour speech. “The  State has done extremely well in every parameter of  Covid management […]

Kotia dispute in Supreme Court
Odisha-AP Border Dispute: Andhra Holding Elections In Kotia Since 1952, AP Tells SC

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Andhra Pradesh government has submitted its response in the contempt plea filed by the Odisha government against the neighbouring state for alleged violation of status quo in the disputed Kotia region of Koraput district stating that it has taken over certain villages belonging to Odisha. After the Supreme Court served a notice […]

3 Men, 40 Cows Killed As Cattle-Laden Truck Overturns In Balasore

Jaleswar: In a tragic incident, three men and around 40 cows were killed after a cattle-laden truck overturned on NH-60 near Basta bypass square here in Balasore district on Thursday morning. Two other persons believed to be the staff of the vehicle have been trapped beneath the overturned truck. The incident took place when the […]

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Odisha Govt Announces Rs 200 Cr Redevelopment Project For Samaleswari Temple

Sambalpur: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a redevelopment project worth Rs 200 crore for the shrine of Goddess Samaleswari in Sambalpur. Under the redevelopment plan, four heritage gates will be built on the four sides of the temple and other infrastructure facilities like parking slots, vending zones, toilets will be erected near […]