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Tag: Odisha News

Marriage Feast During #COVID19 Lockdown In Odisha Stopped After Police Raid

This is a banquet hall (Kalyan Mandap) at Gopinathpur under Hinjilicut of Ganjam district. On Friday (May 21st) a marriage was organized here and a big feast had been planned. Food was prepared for as many as 1000 guests invited to the wedding. But police & administration authorities including the BDO ended up at the marriage venue. After the raid, the authorities stopped the feast and distributed the food door-to-door.

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#CycloneYaas: Landfall Likely On May 26 Morning, Low Pressure Area Forms Over Bay Of Bengal

A low pressure area (LOPAR) has formed over the east central Bay of Bengal on Saturday morning (May 22). It is very likely to concentrate into a depression by tomorrow (May 23). The cyclonic system is expected to move north-northwestwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 24, and further intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm in the subsequent 24 hours. The probable cyclone is likely to reach West Bengal and adjoining North Odisha and Bangladesh Coasts in the morning of May 26 and cross the coast around evening.

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#CycloneYaas: Coast Guards Warn Fishers At Sea To Return To Shore Before Cyclone’s Arrival

The IMD has predicted formation of a low pressure area over East Central Bay of Bengal and adjoining North Andaman sea around May 23. This is likely to intensify gradually into a cyclonic storm and may touch/land over Odisha/West Bengal coast.

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Forest Personnel Rescue 2 Elephants Stuck In Swamp At A Stone Quarry In Odisha's Athagarh

Hours of effort, and two elephants stuck in a swamp in Athagarh were finally rescued. Late on Wednesday (May 19) night, two wild elephants had gotten stuck in a swamp near a stone quarry close to Bhejia village under Tigiria Forest Range and could not manage to escape.

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Odisha: 456 Kg Ganja Seized While Being Smuggled To UP From Koraput

With Cyclone ‘Yaas’ looming on the horizon, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Friday (May 21), stated that the state is well prepared. Jena stated that 5 NDRF teams who were sent to Gujarat for Cyclone Tauktae will return to Odisha for deployment. He also added that ODRAF, NDRF and Fire Services personnel are being dispatched to strategic locations in the districts most likely to be impacted.

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#CycloneYaas: Odisha Prepared To Tackle Situation, Says Special Relief Commissioner

With Cyclone ‘Yaas’ looming on the horizon, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Friday (May 21), stated that the state is well prepared. Jena stated that 5 NDRF teams who were sent to Gujarat for Cyclone Tauktae will return to Odisha for deployment. He also added that ODRAF, NDRF and Fire Services personnel are being dispatched to strategic locations in the districts most likely to be impacted.

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Jatra Artiste Dama Panda Sells Grocery To Sustain During Covid-19 Pandemic

For Jatra artiste Dama Panda, this tree is now his stage and selling grocery is an act which only an unforgiving pandemic could have scripted for him.

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Drive-In, Door-to-Door Covid Vaccination To Be Stopped In Bhubaneswar From May 22

The municipal authorities of the city will stop the drive-in and door-to-door vaccination initiative from May 22.

Andhra Polls In Odisha: LoP Pradipta Naik Urges CM Jagan To Maintain Status Quo
Odisha LoP Pradipta Naik Starts Speaking, His Condition Fast Improving: AIIMS-Bhubaneswar

The Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Odishsa Assembly, Pradipta Naik, who has been undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar since April 20 after testing positive for Covid 19, is showing signs of steady improvement, hospital authorities informed today.

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Help Desk To Be Mandatory At All Covid-19 Hospitals In Odisha, Check Details

The health department in Odisha issued an advisory to both the private and government Covid-19 treatment facilities to establish dedicated help desks

Massive Irregularities In 108 Ambulance Service Alleged Under Odisha Govts Nose
Bhubaneswar: Ambulances Get GPS Tracking For Quick Transfer Of Covid Patients

Putting technology to use for better COVID management and quick transfer of patients to the Dedicated COVID Hospitals (DCH) and COVID Care Centres (CCC), the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started GPS tracking of ambulances.

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Fight Against Covid-19: Odisha Assembly Speaker Calls For All-Party Meeting On May 17

Odisha Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro will chair an all-party meeting, virtual, on the Covid-19 situation in the State on May 17

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Low Key Eid Celebrations In Odisha Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

Eid ul Fitr is being celebrated among the Muslim communities across Odisha today in a low-key manner due to the restrictions imposed to contain Covid-19 cases in the State

OTV Impact: Patnagarh SDMO Transferred After Bribery Act Caught On Camera

The Sub-Divisional Medical Officer of Patnagarh in Bolangir district, who was caught on camera seeking bribe in Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, has been suspended.

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People In Large Numbers Turn Up At Vaccine Centres In Odisha

Unprecedented rush seen at COVID19 vaccination centres across Odisha. With vaccination underway in the State, people in huge numbers gathered at vaccine centres to get their doses. Amid such rush, social distancing norms went for a toss raising concerns. From Puri to Bhadrak, serpentine queues were seen with people turning up at vaccination centres in large numbers.

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Odisha: Youth Attacks Cop During COVID Shutdown Enforcement, Arrested

A youth was arrested on the charges of abusing and attacking an on-duty policeman during weekend shutdown at Balanga area in Puri district on Sunday

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Youth Found Hanging From Tree In Bhubaneswar, Suicide Suspected

Mystery shrouded the death of a youth whose body was found hanging from a tree at Dakabangala Chhak in the State Capital of Odisha on Sunday

Covid19 Update May 9: Odisha Records Over 10K Cases, 19 Deaths In A Day

Though there is no evidence that Odisha is witnessing a downtrend, the daily Covid-19 infections posted a slight decline on Sunday. While the figures stood at 11,807 on Saturday, the single-day Covid positive cases came down to 10,635 on Sunday. As many as 19 persons succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.

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Odisha Begins Free Covid Vaccination Process For 18-44 Yrs Age Group In 5 Major Cities

In a bid to keep the surge of Covid-19 pandemic in check, Odisha Government has started the process for free vaccination for 18-44 years age group in as many as five major cities of the State

Oxygen Express from Odisha's Angul Reaches Nagpur, Informs Railway Minister

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday informed that the 'Oxygen Express' carrying oxygen tankers from Angul in Odisha reached Maharashtra's Nagpur. The Oxygen Express from Angul has reached Nagpur and will ensure a steady stream of Oxygen supply for COVID-19 patients there, the rail minister tweeted. The Oxygen Express trains were launched by the Indian Railways for transportation of medical oxygen to various states raising oxygen crisis due to surge in the Covid-19 cases.

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Odisha Matric Results: Assessment Methods Won't Disappoint Class 10 Students, Says Minister

A day after the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) in Odisha came up with an alternative mode of assessment for awarding marks to Class 10 students, State School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Saturday expressed hope that no student will get disappointed with the adopted methodology. Still if some students are not satisfied with their marks, they can appear for offline examination and Board will make necessary arrangements for them, the Minister clarified.

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Odisha Govt Asks ULBs To Feed Stray Animals During Lockdown

The Odisha government has asked all civic bodies in the state to make necessary provision of food for the stray animals during the lockdown period to prevent starvation.

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Odisha Enforces ESMA On Oxygen Production, Distribution, Transportation

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of an elevated oxygen demand due to rising COVID cases, Odisha government on Thursday enforced ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) on the production, distribution and transportation…

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Odisha Provides Single Window Clearance To Nine New Industries, 2755 New Jobs

Bhubaneswar: The State level Single Window Clearance Authority of Government of Odisha, headed by the Chief Secretary on Thursday approved nine investment proposals with a potential employment opportunities for over…

Odisha: 14-Ft Long King Cobra Rescued From Lecturer's House Near Similipal

Baripada: In a spine-chilling incident, a 14-feet-long king cobra was rescued from the bedroom of a man at Nischinta village near Bangiriposi in Mayurbhanj district today. Panic gripped the family…

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Odisha Announces Dates For Elementary, Secondary School Admissions; SOP Issued

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha School and Mass Education Department on Monday notified the new dates for admission to Elementary and Secondary schools. As per the notification, the admission will commence from…

Kumbh Mela Returnee Dies In Odisha, Dist Admin Takes 12 Hrs To Reach

Boudh: In an unprecedented incident, the district administration of Boudh took more than 12 hours to reach the family of a retired school teacher who died on Saturday night after…

Awareness About Covid-19 In Bhubaneswar
Odisha Police Continues Strict Enforcement Drive Against Covid-19 Norms Violators

Tightening screws on the enforcement of Covid-19 norms in the State, Odisha police continued its strict enforcement drive against the Covid-19 norm violators. According to police sources, surveillance has been intensified in market places, malls, schools, colleges and other educational institutions. Some people have been penalised for violating the guidelines in market places too. Special emphasis is laid on the enforcement of mask use and maintenance of social distancing norms. Odisha Police has appealed people to maintain all Covid-19 norms including wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing.

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Odisha: Escapado Gangster Hyder's Close Aide Sallu Surrenders

Cuttack: Sallu alias Yakub Khan, a close aide of notorious gangster Sheikh  Hyder who staged a dramatic escape from his guarded ward in a leading hospital in the city on…

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OTET Paper 'Leak': 3 Teachers Suspended In Deogarh

Bhubaneswar: Deogarh District Education Officer (DEO) on Sunday suspended three teachers including the superintendent of the centre at Deogarh Government Girls’ High School on charges of negligence in duty during…

Emar Mutt
8 Silver Bricks Recovered From Emar Mutt In Puri

Puri: As many as eight silver bricks were reportedly recovered from room number four of Emar Mutt in front of the 12th-century Jagannath Temple in the Piligrim City on Saturday.…

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Watch: Baby Elephant Rescued From Well In Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: An elephant calf was rescued by the forest department officials on Saturday after it reportedly fell into a dilapidated well in Bisusola village under Deuli forest range in the…

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Odisha Govt Asks Local Authorities To Ready Dedicated Covid Care Centres

Bhubaneswar: With Corona graph maintaining a steady upswing in Odisha over the past few days, the State government on Wednesday issued a notice asking local authorities to remain in full…

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Odisha Govt Lists Out Strict Covid Protocols For State-Run Offices

Bhubaneswar: The Government of Odisha on Wednesday issued an advisory for the strict implementation of Covid-19 appropriate protocols in all government offices in the State. According to the advisory, public…

Pipili Bypoll
CAPF Troops For Pipili Bypoll; BJP Alleges Pumping Of Illegal Money In Constituency

Puri: As many as three companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) along with 18 platoons of Odisha Special Armed Police (OSAP) will be deployed during the forthcoming bypoll to…

Maoist Attack Odisha
Police-Rebels Exchange Fire In Kandhamal Forest Just Days After Chhattisgarh Naxal Attack

Kandhamal: Close on the heels of the horrific attack by the left-wing extremists which claimed lives of as many as 22 jawans in Chhattisgarh, some Maoists are suspected to have…

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Odisha Weather Update: Relief For Coastal Odisha, Western Sizzles With Sonepur At 42 Deg C

Bhubaneswar: Heatwave condition continues to hit normal life in Odisha with nine places in the State recording temperature of 40 degree Celsius or above. Though the temperature dropped in coastal…

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Odisha Govt Revises Quarantine Policy For Covid Healthcare Workers

Bhubaneswar: Amid a steady upswing in the cases of Covid-19 in the State triggering the possibility of a full-scale second wave of the virus pandemic, the State government of Odisha…

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Odisha: Chaiti Parba Restrictions At Tarini, Majhighariani Temples Over Covid Surge

Keonjhar/ Rayagada: Amid a rapid resurge in cases of Covid-19, tight restrictions have been issued for the Chaiti Parba at several Shakti shrines in the State. Keonjhar district administration has…

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'Sexual Harassment In Name Of Ragging': Govt Directs Probe Into Sambalpur Homeopathy College Case

Sambalpur: Odisha Health Minister Naba Das on Saturday directed the department’s Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) to appoint a senior official to conduct a probe into the allegations of sexual harassment…