In yet another initiative to help boost the ongoing vaccination drive against Covid-19, the Ganjam district administration has requested all vendors to vaccinate themselves and put up vaccination certificate in front of their shops.
Meanwhile, the State today kick started the mass Covid vaccination drive on a campaign mode under the National Covid Vaccination Programme from today.
A man sleeping in footpath was hacked to death by some unidentified miscreants at the College Square area in the city
To minimise the spread of Covid-19, servitors, police personnel and officials of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), who are set to take part in the annual Rath Yatra festival, will undergo RT-PCR tests from today
Tributes started pouring for noted singer Tapu Mishra from all sections of the society including politics, Ollywood and her innumerable fans across Odisha
Upset with his father for refusing him to give mobile phone to play online game, a 15-year-old boy allegedly killed himself.
A newborn boy allegedly sold by his father for Rs 10,000 was rescued by Commissionerate police and Childline officials in the Capital City
The Odisha higher education department has urged the National Council For Teacher Education (NCTE) to revoke withdrawal of recognition of 15 Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) and accord approval to start B.Ed and M.Ed programmes from the current academic session
After a high drama, all three members of a family were rescued by police and fire services personnel from the captivity of a youth at Santipada area in Bolangir Town
An analysis reveals that the dip in undergraduate enrolment has been linked to poor job opportunities for the pass outs from general stream. The evidence is Odisha has seen a significant rise in enrolment in specialised streams/courses - from Phd to diploma courses in 2019-20
In a gruesome incident, a man and his son were allegedly killed by some fellow villagers on suspicion of practicing sorcery at Muthaguda village under Adaba police limits
Monsoon is yet to cover as many as 9 districts in Odisha. IMD June Outlook predicts a fresh low pressure between Jun 17-20 in the North Bay of Bengal. The State will see normal to above normal rainfall till June 23
In a heart-wrenching incident, two siblings were detained by the police when they were trying to abandon their ailing mother at a secluded place in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Friday.
Odisha recorded 6,097 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,37,226, the State I&PR Department informed
The Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Krishan Kumar has requested the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of Odisha Health Department to take necessary steps to declare its employees as Covid warriors
In a good news to the hockey lovers across Odisha, first Odia documentary 'The Mountain Hockey' has been released on popular OTT platform Hotstar
The low-pressure area will develop into a depression on June 12 with the central pressure of the system estimated at around 988 millibars. Another low pressure likely to form near the Odisha coast between June 27-July4
As per SBI study, the rural districts in Odisha took a mammoth 74.5 per cent share of the State's daily caseload in peak of firstwave. The second wave gripped State in April, and share in daily caseload touched 75.4 per cent. In the peak month of May, the share rose sharply to touch almost 80 per cent of daily caseload
A stray dog that was marooned on an island formed over overnight in Purunabandh beach of Ganjam district rescued by Berhampur Forest Division officials.
In a horrific incident, at least 6 stray dogs were reportedly poisoned to death by a woman in Jagruti Vihar In Burla, Sambalpur on May 28th. A complaint in connection with the matter was lodged by animal welfare organisation People For Animals (PFA) at the Burla Police Station on Wednesday. The accused woman identified as Sushri Sangeeta Biswal reportedly poisoned the dogs as they had damaged her vehicle. As per reports, an investigation into the matter is underway. Meanwhile, Chairperson of the People For Animals (PFA), Maneka Gandhi spoke to the Sambalpur SP requesting appropriate action against the culprit.
Odisha government wants to vaccinate Plus-2 students. In a letter to the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Odisha Health Minister Naba Das informed that the State government would like to vaccinate Plus-2 students and their families on a priority basis.
Odisha government has received limited response to the global tender floated for procurement of COVID19 vaccines. This is according to Odisha Health Minister Naba Das who has shot a letter to the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan demanding vaccine procurement at country-level.
Odisha is in the declining stage in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Director of Public Health, Dr. Niranjan Mishra on Monday informed that the districts in Odisha which first recorded sharp rise are witnessing a decline. Just as the western states in India, which witnessed rapid surge at first and are now seeing a decline in cases, Odisha will also witness a steady decline soon, the Public Health Director stated.
Mridang is a tough skill to master, but not for Laxmikant Barik, a four-year-old boy from Bargarh district of Odisha.
Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in Odisha may decline to 5% in the next two weeks. Senior Health Expert, Dr. Niraj Mishra on Monday informed that the lockdown in the state has been effective to bring the positivity rate to 7.5% from 26%. He also said that the lower efficacy of the vaccine against double mutant strains is a cause of worry. However, the expert opined that we have to ensure adequate inoculation with whatever vaccine we have at our disposal.