Tag: Odisha News

Ganjam's COVID Fate Now In The Hands of Migrant Workers!

Berhampur: They said they would starve to death if the State government doesn’t facilitate their homecoming. Desperate measures were taken to bring these stranded migrant workers back, and the rest is history. A district which obeyed every rule in the book to stay away from the novel coronavirus (n-CoV), suddenly seems to be on the […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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Coronavirus Live Updates: 39,765 People Return To Odisha From Other States Till May 7

Odisha's COVID-19 tally has witnessed a steep spike with detection of 10 more positive cases. Seven of these fresh cases are from Ganjam district while three others belong to capital city Bhubaneswar which had reported no cases for more than a week. With a total of 34 new cases in the last 24 hours, the State's tally has gone up to 219. While there are 165 active cases, 62 have recovered.

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
COVID Spike: Odisha Govt Cancels Trains Carrying Surat Returnees

Bhubaneswar: In a move likely to derail the COVID impact after a massive migrant influx in State, the Odisha government has cancelled all trains scheduled for departure from Surat tomorrow. The decision was taken after the Orissa High Court today directed the State government to allow entry of only those people who test negative for […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
COVID Battle: Odisha Increases Mandatory Institutional Quarantine To 21 Days

Bhubaneswar: With the nature of COVID-19 unfolding more with each passing day, Odisha government too seems to be advancing with fresh developments to curb the menace. State’s spokesman on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi today informed that the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days for returnees has now been increased to 21 days. The development comes a […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Red Zone Ganjam Becomes Redder With Massive COVID-19 Spike, Odisha Tally Jumps To 270

Bhubaneswar: Seems like the government’s decision on migrant influx has undone all the good work done by the residents of Ganjam district. A place which was nowhere in the COVID map until May 2, became red in 3 days and ‘redder’ in less than a week. Twenty four new positive cases have been reported from […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Tragedy In A Crisis! Odisha Woman Lights Husband's Funeral Pyre

Bhubaneswar: When the dark cloud of COVID19 pandemic is eclipsing the world, the grim realities that individuals have to endure often go unnoticed. But these poignant stories often tell an inspiring tale. For Amiyabala, losing her husband a year after losing her only son was a tragedy that could not have been more tragic. A […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Odisha Fights Corona: Migrants Defy Norms As Govt Looks The Other Way

Bhubaneswar: As the day broke this morning, a sight that shocked many in Cuttack was that of around 15 passengers, reportedly migrants from COVID-red state Tamil Nadu, getting off a bus and walking towards some unknown destination. Sources said, three to four of them walked towards Jagatsinghpur and the rest are stay put in Cuttack. […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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Heights Of Notoriety-II: Abusive Callers Still A Nuisance For Odisha's 104 Covid Helpline

Bhubaneswar: It seems Odisha Police’s strong message against callers creating a nuisance for customer care executives handling distress calls during COVID crisis has not been able to put a lease on the notoriety of such people. Despite cases being registered earlier, fresh audio clips in possession of OTV show how customer care executives working under […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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VAT on Petrol & Diesel Hiked In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Petrol and diesel across the State will now cost more by Rs 3.11 per litre and Rs 1.03 per litre respectively as Odisha government has increased the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 26 per cent to 32 per cent on petrol and to 28 per cent on diesel with effect from May 17 (Saturday […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
COVID-19 Growth Rate Declining In Odisha! Signs Of New Wave In Kerala, MP, Rajasthan, Bihar

Bhubaneswar: The growth of COVID-19 infection in India seems to be flattening, and has been more or less linear this week. While a faction of States ensured that there is a noticeable downward trend of the growth curve, cases scaling up drastically in few other States have to a point botched up the expected flat […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Corona-Free Bhubaneswar Back On COVID Map, Cop Among Positives

Bhubaneswar: Many denizens erupted in joy after capital city Bhubaneswar was declared COVID-free on Monday. The ‘premature’ celebrations, however, did not last long as just hours later two locals were tested positive for the contagious disease. State Health & Family Welfare Department today revealed about the two new cases detected in Bhubaneswar. One of them […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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Private Buses To Run In Odisha From Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Private buses will finally make a comeback on streets for the first time from tomorrow almost two months after the public transport was stopped after enforcement of Covid lockdown across the country. Announcing the big development, State Private Bus Owners’ Association secretary Debendra Sahoo today said that they have decided to run buses from […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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Fresh 141 Positive Cases Take Odisha’s Covid Count To 2245

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 141 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, taking the State’s tally to 2245. The fresh cases include 110 from quarantine centres and 31 local cases. While Ganjam district reported highest 27 coronavirus cases, 26 cases were detected in Khurda, 19 in Nuapada, 13 in Kendrapara and 10 in Jajpur, according to the […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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Snana Purnima 2020 LIVE: Holy Trinity Adorns Hati Besha

Puri: Probably for the first time in the history of Puri Srimandir, the Snana Purnima festival of Lord Jagannath, his sibling deities and Chakraraj Sudarshan has begun this year without the usual fanfare and footfall of lakhs of devotees in the ancient town due to nationwide lockdown in wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Snana Purnima which […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021