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14-Day Lockdown Begins In Odisha: Know Revised Norms, What's Open, What's Shut

Bhubaneswar: To contain the unabated rise in the COVID-19 cases in the State, a 14-day lockdown has begun in Odisha from today. With the lockdown coming into effect, several restrictions have been imposed on the regular activities across the State with several establishments and units remaining shut during the 14-day lockdown. So, know what will […]

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Odisha Cooperative Dept in Mess, Farmers In Great Stress: CAG

Bhubaneswar: Despite instances of suicides by farmers rocking Odisha in a big way, only a little over half of the farmers in the State could avail institutional concessional credit support from the Odisha government to raise their crops. The Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme has also been found floundering here. As per the audit findings […]

Night-Curfew
Covid-19 Surge: Night Curfew In 10 Odisha Districts From April 5

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday decided to clamp night curfew restrictions in 10 districts which are witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases. As per a latest notification issued by the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), the night curfew will be clamped in Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Nuapada, Bolangir, Kahalandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri. The night […]

New Low Witnessed In Odisha Assembly: Shoes, Papers Hurled At Speaker
New Low Witnessed In Odisha Assembly: Shoes, Papers Hurled At Speaker

Bhubaneswar: The ongoing budget session of Odisha Assembly on Saturday witnessed ugly scenes after shoes, microphones and other items were hurled at Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro’s podium following noisy protests over alleged arbitrary passage of some Bills in the House. Though it is unclear who hurled such objects in the House, government chief whip Pramila […]

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Existing Strain Pushing Covid-19 Cases In Odisha’s Nuapada: Health Director

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health and Family Welfare Director Bijay Panigrahi on Saturday attributed the rise of Covid-19 cases in Nuapada to the existing strain of the virus. The district registered 71 fresh cases of infections today. “The existing Covid strain is spreading rapidly. As Nayapada shares border with Chhattisgarh, the infection rate is higher there. The […]

Covid-19 Odisha Latest Update: 452 Fresh Cases Reported In 24 Hours, Khordha Sees Maximum
Covid-19 Odisha Latest Update: 452 Fresh Cases Reported In 24 Hours, Khordha Sees Maximum

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 cases remained over 400 in Odisha for the second straight day on Saturday with as many as 452 testing positive for the infection in the last 24 hours. The State had reported 461 new cases on Friday. Of the new cases detected from 28 districts of the State, 267 were reported from […]

Covid-19 Surge In Odisha: Step Up Vaccination Of Comorbid Categories On War Footing, Govt Asks Collectors
Covid-19 Surge In Odisha: Step Up Vaccination Of Comorbid Categories On War Footing, Govt Asks Collectors

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the rapid surge of COVID-19 cases, the Odisha government on Friday directed officials to step up vaccination and expand health infrastructures among other measures to mitigate the pandemic. “Vaccination of comorbid categories should be stepped up on a war footing,” State additional chief secretary (health) Pradipta Mohapatra wrote in a letter […]

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Rain, Thunderstorm To Lash Odisha Till April 6; IMD Issues Yellow Warning

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted that rain and thunderstorm activities will continue in different parts of Odisha till this weekend. Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Khurda, Nayagarh, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore and […]

Covid cases in Odisha
Covid-19: Cases In Odisha Breach 400 Mark For First Time In 2 Months, Nuapada Highest At 86

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 situation in Odisha continued to remain grim as 461 persons tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, according to the State I & PR Department on Friday. This is the highest single-day spike in the last over two months time. Earlier on Thursday, the State had reported 394 new cases […]

11-Year-Old Escapes Abduction Bid In Bhubaneswar
11-Year-Old Escapes Abduction Bid In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: An 11-year-old boy narrowly escaped an abduction attempt by some miscreants in the Capital City on March 30 last month. The matter came to the fore after the parents of the minor boy submitted CCTV footage of the kidnapping incident at the Infocity Police Station on Thursday. As per reports, the boy, a resident […]

Paradip Port
Odisha: Paradip Port Handles Highest Volume Of Cargo In Country During Last FY

Paradip: In a rare feat, Paradip port handled a record volume of 114.5 million metric tonnes of cargo during last financial year. It is the highest among all the major ports in the country during the period, a top official said. India’s second-biggest state-owned port achieved the feat overcoming the hurdles caused by outbreak of […]

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Heat Wave Bids Goodbye To Odisha, Will It Make A Comeback?

Bhubaneswar: For the people of Odisha, some relief from the roasting heat is apparently in sight. The heatwave will make an exit by the weekend. The moot point here is it making an exit for all time to come? With the stopping of the flow of north-westerly wind to Odisha and the simultaneous incursion of […]

Weather Update
Relief From Heat Wave As IMD Issues Rain, Thunderstorm Alert For Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After reeling under intense heat wave conditions for the past couple of days, the people of Odisha are expected to get much needed relief as India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rain, thunderstorm in the next few days. #Heatwave to #severe heatwave conditions very likely to prevail in some districts of Odisha #today (01.04.2021) […]

CM Naveen Patnaik unveiled life-size bronze statue of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das in Cuttack on Utkal Divas
Utkal Divas Celebrations Across Odisha In Lens

Bhubaneswar: While the State Government has banned large congregations for observance of Utkal Divas and associated cultural programmes throughout Odisha, the statehood day was celebrated in a very subdued manner on Thursday. CM Naveen Patnaik today unveiled the life-size bronze statue of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das at Cantonment Road in Cuttack on the occasion of […]

Heat-Wave
Stay Indoors Till 4 PM As Heat Wave Continues To Sweep Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Intense heat wave condition continued for the second consecutive day in Odisha on Thursday as the weather bureau cautioned people not to venture out till 4 pm. As per a bulletin issued by the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar on Thursday morning, the heat wave condition will be felt in as many as 20 districts […]

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Odisha Records 394 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Highest Single-Day Spike, Khordha Tops List

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday reported highest single day spike of 394 new Covid-19 cases after a gap of several months. As per the data shared by I &PR department, a maximum of 70 cases were reported from Khordha district, followed by Kalahandi (43), Nuapada (40), Bargarh (34), Sundergarh (31) and Cuttack (27). It is pertinent […]

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Mother At Border: Housewife From Odisha Selected To Join BSF

Ganjam: Hard work never fails and Reena Nayak of Ganjam district has nailed it like none else. Once looking after her family, the housewife and mother of a seven-year-old girl is now all set to join the Border Security Force (BSF). Reena Nayak of Bayali village under Rangeilunda block in Ganjam district has broken the […]

Special SOPs Soon For Vaccination Of All Above 18: Odisha Health Director
Only 20% In 60+ Population Vaccinated Till Mar 23 In Odisha: SBI Report

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has given the anti-Covid-19 shot to over 13 lakh in the age-group of 60-plus years, the State has till date vaccinated around 20 per cent of its 60+ population. Rajasthan leads the country with a vaccination rate of 42 per cent. Such a status report has been to the fore by […]

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Heat Wave Warning In Odisha: Orange Alert In 21 Districts For Next Two Days

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded orange alert for heat wave in 21 districts in the State for the next two days. “An east-west trough at mean sea level runs from East Uttar Pradesh to west Assam. Under the influence of dry westerly winds prevailing in the lower levels and local heating and […]

Assembly-Ruckus
Opposition Stalls Odisha Assembly Demanding Rollback Of Power Tariff Hike

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties in Odisha-BJP and Congress on Wednesday stalled the Odisha Assembly demanding immediate rollback of power tariff hike that has ‘pinched the pocket of common men’ during the time of Covid-19 pandemic. During Question hour, Congress MLAs created heavy ruckus over the issue in the House forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House […]

VSSUT
Student At Odisha’s VSSUT Alleges Ragging By Seniors; Probe Begins

Sambalpur: A student at the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) has alleged that he had been ragged by his seniors in the varsity campus. The university disciplinary committee and anti-ragging cell has initiated a probe following a complaint lodged by the victim who is a second year student. The disciplinary panel has started […]

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Odisha: Elephant Carcass Found At Athagarh Forest

Athagarh: A decomposed carcass of an elephant was found at Ranibania reserve forest under Khutnuni range in Athagarh forest division in the Cuttack district. Though exact cause of the death has not yet been ascertained, forest department suspect viral infection behind the death of the animal. “The carcass was found in Khuntuni range. It was […]

Mo Bus
‘Mo Bus’ Conductor Pushes Passenger Out Of Moving Vehicle In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A man travelling in a ‘Mo Bus’ sustained grievous injuries after he was allegedly pushed out of the vehicle by the employee near Hansapal square on the outskirts of the city on Tuesday evening. The incident took place following an altercation between the passenger and conductor over some issues related to fare. The left […]

HEAT-WAVE
Odisha Turns Hot Cauldron: Baripada Sizzles At Season's Highest Of 44.6 Degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Respite seems to have become a dream for people in Odisha with the State scorching under intense heat wave. The Baripada city in the State on Tuesday recorded the season’s highest maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees while 16 places saw mercury jump above 40 Celsius degree mark. Below Baripada, as many as four places […]

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Heat Wave To Sweep Odisha In Next 24 Hours; IMD Sounds Yellow Warning

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that the maximum temperature (Day temperature) is likely to rise by around 2 degrees C during the next 48 hours and it will decrease by 2-3 degrees after three days over the districts of Odisha. Similarly, the maximum temperature will be above normal by 4-6 degree […]