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Tag: Odisha News

AISHE 2019-20 Report
For Poor Job opportunities, Odisha sees 29k Drop In Enrolment in Undergraduate Courses

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

Murder
Father-Son Duo Killed Over Sorcery In Gajapati

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 update
Monsoon Low on Jun 15, Heavy to Very Heavy rains In Odisha on Jun15-16

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

Elderly Woman
Jobless Divyang Siblings Abandon Ailing Mother In Locked Down Odisha

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.

Covid cases
Covid-19: Odisha Sees 44 Deaths & 6,097 New Positives

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

SJTA
Puri Jagannath Temple Office Urges Odisha Govt To Declare Its Employees Covid Warriors

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

The Mountain Hockey
First Odia Documentary 'The Mountain Hockey' Released On OTT Platform

In a good news to the hockey lovers across Odisha, first Odia documentary 'The Mountain Hockey' has been released on popular OTT platform Hotstar

Monsoon 2021
17-Days After Cyclone Yaas, Depression To Cross Odisha Coast On June 13

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

Second Wave In Odisha
In Second Wave, Odisha Has 3rd Highest Rural Spread In Country: Report 

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 

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Stray Dog Marooned On Island Created Overnight By Sea Current Rescued By Odisha Forest Officials

A stray dog that was marooned on an island formed over overnight in Purunabandh beach of Ganjam district rescued by Berhampur Forest Division officials.

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Odisha Woman Poisons Six Stray Dogs To Death For Damaging Her Vehicle

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.

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covid19
‘Odisha Wants Priority Vaccination For Plus-2 Students’

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.

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Odisha’s Global Tender For COVID Vaccine Gets Limited Response: State Health Minister

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.

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‘Covid19 Positivity Rate In Declining Stage In Odisha’

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.

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Mridang
Odisha Boys’s Skills With Indian Drum Is Incredible

Mridang is a tough skill to master, but not for Laxmikant Barik, a four-year-old boy from Bargarh district of Odisha.

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Covid19 Daily Cases In Odisha May Fall To Three Digits By July End: Expert

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.

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Odisha Chief Secretary Reviews Covid19 Situation In Nabarangpur & Koraput Districts

Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra and Additional Chief Secretary of Health department Pradipta Mohapatra flew down to Nabarangpur on Monday in a special chopper to take stock of the Covid-19 situation in the district. After landing in the district, the two officials held a meeting at the Circuit House with Health Department Officials, District Collector and SP regarding the Covid-19 situation in the district. He then visited the Covid Hospital in the region to monitor the functioning of the hospital.

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Video Of COVID Patients Lying Nude On Floor In Odisha Hospital Goes Viral

Some shocking images from a COVID19 hospital in Odisha have gone viral. The purported video is from a Covid Hospital in Mayurbhanj district. In the purported video not just one or two, but several patients are seen lying on the floor across the hospital wards.

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BLACK FUNGUS
Suspected Black Fungus Patient In Odisha Succumbs

A patient suspected to be infected with Black Fungus succumbed in Sambalpur district. The patient died at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) in Sambalpur.

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Caught On CCTV: Bhubaneswar Woman Attacked By Miscreant During Lockdown In Broad Daylight

A shocking footage has emerged from the capital city Bhubaneswar on Monday (May 31), purportedly showing a woman being attacked by a miscreant in broad daylight. The woman sustained injuries on her neck and was rushed to a city private hospital for preliminary treatment.

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Covid cases in Odisha
Odisha Records Over 8K Cases& 35 More Deaths, Khordha Tops Covid Chart Again

Despite increase in testing, the decline in daily Covid-19 infections continues in Odisha, as the state detected 8313 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. The virus has however claimed the lives of 35 more persons during the period. Odisha’s TPR has further dropped to 13.5 per cent.

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Breaking News: Lockdown Extended In Odisha Till June 17

A day before the completion of the second phase of lockdown in Odisha, state Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra on Sunday announced that the ongoing lockdown would be extended further till June 17, 2021. Complete weekend shutdown on Saturdays and Sundays will continue as earlier, he said. The decision has been taken considering public safety in view of the rising cases of coronavirus.

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Odisha Might Extend LOCKDOWN For 2 More Weeks! Here's What Health Experts Suggest

With the state-wide lockdown ending on June 1, people are speculating if Odisha government will further extend the lockdown period for another two weeks. Given that the Test positivity rate (TPR) of the state is comparatively higher than the national rate, Odisha might come up with stricter restrictions to further tighten curbs on the COVID-19 spread. Here's what experts have to say on the present situation.

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Aggressive Vaccination Could Prevent Any Further Wave Of Covid Pandemic: Odisha Health Expert

Aggressive vaccination drive for around 3 to 4 months could prevent any further wave of the pandemic. Odisha Health Expert, Dr Niraj Mishra stated that the state needs to carry out Covid-19 vaccination drive aggressively in the next 3-4 months. He said that even if the infections rise again, it would cause minimal impact.

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Truckload Of Cough Syrup Seized In Odisha, Two Detained

Bolangir Police in Odisha on Saturday (May 29) busted a cough syrup smuggling racket under Turekela Police Station limits.

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Huge Illegal Liquor Unit Raided In Odisha; Mafia Hurls Bomb During Raid

Tension prevailed at an illegal country liquor manufacturing unit in Athagarh Tigiria area of Cuttack after a raid by Excise Officials.

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Covid19: Odisha Extends Deadline For Global E-Tender Till June 4

Odisha government on Friday (May 28) extended the bidding deadline for its global e-tender for Covid-19 vaccine procurement till June 4 2021. After the deadline, the government will open the bids and decide upon the potential supplier of Covid-19 vaccines to Odisha.

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cyclone yaas
Odisha CM Proposes Long-term Solutions During PM Modi's Cyclone Yaas Review

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik proposed two long-term solutions during the Prime Minister's post-Cyclone Yaas review meeting on Friday (May 28). The Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena informed that the Chief Minister requested for a modern technology-based cyclone resilient electricity system. The Commissioner also said that the state asked the Prime Minister for long-term measures for protection of coastal areas from frequent cyclones in the state.

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Will University & College Classes Resume From June 1? Odisha Govt’s Big Clarification

As per the Odisha Higher Education Department, functioning of all public Universities and degree colleges will commence from June 1. The institutions will reopen following completion of summer vacation, informed the State Higher Education Department on Friday.

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Strong Winds Batter Dhamra As #CycloneYaas Landfall Draws Close

Under the influence of Cyclone Yaas, strong winds are sweeping parts of Dhamra in Bhadrak district causing damages.

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Cyclone Yaas is 70 Kms Away From Dhamra: IMD Update

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas is just 70 Kms away from Dhamra. According to the latest update of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Yaas is 70 Kms away from Bhadrak's Dhamra, while it is 90 kms away from Paradip and about 130 kms away from Balasore district.

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Watch: Strong Winds, Heavy Rainfall Lash Odisha's Chandbali Ahead Of Cyclone Yaas Landfall

Chandbali in Odisha's Bhadrak district experienced heavy rainfall with gusty winds around midnight just hours ahead of Cyclone Yaas landfall on May 26th noon.

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#CycloneYaas Impact: Flight Operations At Bhubaneswar Airport Suspended

Flight operations suspended at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. In view of the impending very severe cyclonic storm Yaas, flight operations have been suspended at the Bhubaneswar Airport. Flight operations will remain suspended at the airport from May 25th 11 PM till 5 AM of May 27th.

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CycloneYaas Now A Very Severe Cyclonic Storm: IMD Chief | OTV News

Cyclone Yaas has now turned into a very severe cyclonic storm. As per the earlier predictions of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Yaas intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm in the evening today. As per IMD Chief, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the cyclone now lays about 180 km off Paradip coast.

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#CycloneYaas Impact: Disaster Strikes Kendrapada Family As Strong Winds Rip Through Kutcha House

Ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Yaas, heavy winds wrecked havoc on the coast of Rajnagar in Kendrapada. Misfortune struck a family, which was preparing to evacuate in the nick of time.

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Over 2 Lakh Evacuated As Odisha Braces For Cyclone Yaas Impact

With Cyclone Yaas hurtling towards Odisha, the state carried out a massive evacuation drive. As of 4 PM on May 25, over 2 lakh people were evacuated to various Cyclone shelters and other safe shelters in the state. Evacuation drives were being carried out in as many as 10 districts which are expected to be affected by Cyclone Yaas.

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Cyclone Yaas
#CycloneYaas To Carry 155-165 KMPH Winds With 185 KMPH Gustiness: IMD Chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Cyclone Yaas will cross Odisha carrying winds at speed of 155-165 kilometres per hour with gustiness of 185 kilometres per hour. India Meteorological Department (IMD) Chief, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that the cyclone is on course to cross Odisha coast between Dhamra and Balasore tomorrow noon. The IMD chief also said that interior Odisha districts may also experience high wind speed under its influence.

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Cyclone Yaas Amidst Covid - NDRF DG Says Prepared To Battle Double Disaster

In view of the threat posed by the approaching cyclonic storm 'Yaas', 22 NDRF teams have been deployed in the coastal districts of Odisha as of now.

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Marriage Procession In Odisha Flouting #COVID19 Lockdown Norms

Despite widespread awareness & strict enforcement, violators continue to skirt COVID19 guidelines. With absolute disregard to the lockdown, another marriage procession in Odisha was taken out in Ganjam distirct.

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COVID19 BREAKING: Despite Lockdown, Odisha Logs 12.8k Fresh Cases & 28 Deaths In 24 Hours

Posting a big spike again. Odisha logged 12,852 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest since the onset of the pandemic. The disease also claimed 28 lives during the period. So far, as many as 2484 patients have succumbed to the deadly virus in the state.

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