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Vaccine Shortage In Odisha
Vaccine Shortfall Hits Inoculation Drive Against Covid In Various Parts Of Odisha

Cuttack/Khordha:  Tension prevailed at various vaccination centres due to shortage of vaccines leading to disruption in the ongoing inoculation drive against Covid-19 in Cuttack and Khordha. A spectacle of pandemonium…

Covid Oxygen Crisis: Odisha Readies To Help States
Odisha Fixes Modalities To Meet Medical Oxygen Demand Amid Covid Crisis

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has fixed modalities to meet the demand for medical Oxygen cylinders to be used in Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC), Dedicated Covid Hospitals (DCHs), and Covid…

Migrants’ Woes …
Migrants’ Woes …

Migrants’ exodus has started in different parts of the country with the rise of the second wave of Covid-19 Pandemic. Thousands of Migrant labourers working in the big cities of…

UGC Issues Important Notice For M.Phil, Phd Students; Check Latest Updates

Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has again extended the thesis submission deadline for PhD and MPhil scholars. As per the latest notification, the deadline for submission of theses for terminal M.Phil, Phd students has again been extended till December 2021. The deadline has been extended in view of the larger interest of research scholars. […]

COVID Pandemic In Endgame In India: Health Min Harsh Vardhan
COVID Pandemic In Endgame In India: Health Min Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stated on Sunday that the Covid-19 pandemic which brought the whole world to its knees is in the endgame here in India, given that the people adhere to three steps. “We are in the endgame of the COVID-19 pandemic in India and to succeed at this stage, we […]

Price Of Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout By India Has 'Rescued The World' From Pandemic: Top US Scientist

Houston: The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines by India in collaboration with leading global institutions has “rescued the world” from the deadly coronavirus and the contributions by the country must not be underestimated, a top American scientist has said. India is called the pharmacy of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic with its vast experience […]

How To Prevent Next Pandemic? Here's What Scientists Suggest
How To Prevent Next Pandemic? Here's What Scientists Suggest

New Delhi: How to prevent the next pandemic? As 2021 begins with COVID-19 continuing its global spread, scientists have spotlighted three approaches to at least reduce the risk of pandemic potential diseases- screening animals, reducing land-use change and improving health infrastructure. There can be no one answer to the question at the centre of an […]

Over 13L Frontline Workers Provided Online Training To Manage COVID Pandemic: Health Ministry
Over 13L Frontline Workers Provided Online Training To Manage COVID Pandemic: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Tuesday that more than 13.5 lakh doctors, nurses, laboratory professionals, allied healthcare professionals, frontline workers, NCC cadets and NSS volunteers have received online training for the clinical management of the Covid-19 pandemic from its website. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan informed the media […]

Global COVID-19 Cases Top 46.4 Million

Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 46.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1,199,500, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Monday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 46,420,940 and 1,199,501, respectively, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its […]

Collector Discovers Engineer Working As MGNREGS Labourer In Odisha; Read What Happens Next

Bolangir: Eight months ago, Ananta had hoped that finally after years of struggle, it was a time to fulfill his father’s dream. Even though he could not find a job in Odisha, his qualifications as an engineer helped him secure employment outside. But now the world seems to have turned upside down for him. Ananta […]

Odisha Man’s Rooftop Farming Redefining Urban Agriculture

Baripada: Steering clear of the conventional agriculture, a forward-thinking farmer in Baripada town is now scripting his success story in growing vegetables on what has traditionally been considered unusable space – city rooftops. Like necessity breeds innovation, Karunakar Das, a resident of Ward Number-6 under Udala Notified Area Council (NAC) in Mayurbhanj has now become […]

SC To Hear Plea Seeking To Probe Mismanagement Of COVID Pandemic On Friday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a plea seeking an independent inquiry through a commission headed by a retired apex court judge into the alleged gross mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic. A group of six petitioners, including retired bureaucrats, filed the plea through advocate Prashant Bhushan, claiming that the Centre’s […]

Shopping Malls Reopen In Bhubaneswar
Odisha Unlock3: Shopping Malls To Reopen In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Further reopening economic activities, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation authorities on Saturday allowed reopening of shopping malls in the city that have been shut down since the last four months in the wake of Covid19 pandemic. Though the malls have been granted permission to open, several activities have been prohibited in order to prevent the […]

India Celebrates Eid al-Adha Amid Covid Pandemic

New Delhi: Eid al-Adha was celebrated on Saturday on a subdued note. People offered namaz at mosques as well as homes in the morning and exchanged greetings to mark the festival, following safety guidelines amid Covid-19 pandemic. The people avoided hugging each other after morning prayers at mosques — a tradition followed on festive occasions […]

Electricity Tower
COVID19 Pandemic: Power Demand Dips By 14% In March-June In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The coronavirus pandemic has not only affected the lives of people, but also the power sector in Odisha. Because of the lockdown, the power demand declined 14 per cent during March-June, compared with the year-ago period, an official said here on Tuesday. The captive generation and consumption also came down 25 per cent in […]

Rakhi In Covid Bandhan: Vendors Worry Over Big Sales Drop

Bhubaneswar: After dampening festivals like Rath Yatra, it seems the ongoing Covid pandemic will also play spoilsport on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, the day that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. As Odisha continues to add new Corona cases by over a thousand daily and experts suggesting a further spike in coming […]

Amarnath Yatra Cancelled Due To Covid Pandemic

Srinagar: The Amarnath Yatra 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan said on Tuesday. The statement said that the Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board (SASB) has decided with heavy heart that it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year’s Amarnath Yatra and […]

IPL 2020: Franchises Begin Preparations In UAE Amid COVID Pandemic

New Delhi: Even as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) waits for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to make an official decision on the fate of the T20 World Cup before making an announcement on the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, franchises have already been sounded out and they are busy […]

Supreme Court Ruling On Rath Yatra: Artisans Shed Tears

Puri: The Supreme Court’s decision to stay Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra, one of the most popular festivals of Hindus, this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic has left the multitude of artisans connected to the construction of the grand chariots in tears. The makers of the gigantic chariots, which is pulled by lakhs of […]

Gajapati Naveen
Allow Rath Yatra In Puri As Special Case: Gajapati To CM Naveen

Puri: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb on Saturday urged Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to re-consider the sensitive issue of stopping Puri Rath Yatra this year and direct appropriate steps to be taken immediately by the State government for approaching the Supreme Court seeking partial modification of its June 18 order so that centuries-old festival can be conducted […]

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 […]

Rath Yatra 2020
Rath Yatra 2020: Odisha High Court Asks Govt To Complete Chariot Construction By June 22

Bhubaneswar: Odisha High Court on Tuesday asked the State government to ensure completion of the chariot construction work for Puri Rath Yatra by June 22-2020 thereby allaying further apprehensions on the possibility of conduct of the annual festival amid Covid pandemic. The grand festival of Lord Jagannath and his siblings will be celebrated on June […]