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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bolangir Police in Odisha on Saturday (May 29) busted a cough syrup smuggling racket under Turekela Police Station limits.
Tension prevailed at an illegal country liquor manufacturing unit in Athagarh Tigiria area of Cuttack after a raid by Excise Officials.
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.
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.
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.
Under the influence of Cyclone Yaas, strong winds are sweeping parts of Dhamra in Bhadrak district causing damages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.