Tag: Odisha

Odisha Saw 3 UK Strain, 1 Double Mutation Case In December: ILS Director Says All Recovered

Bhubaneswar: Amid concerns following the disclosures made by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday about the discovery of UK variant of covid-19 virus in Odisha, the clarifications made by the Institute of Life Science (ILS), Bhubaneswar on Thursday brought some succour. ILS Director, Dr. Ajay Parida said that persons carrying the mutant […]

  • Friday, 02 April 2021
Pipili Bypoll: BJP Seeks Of Withdrawal Odisha Chief Electoral Officer, Writes To ECI

Bhubaneswar: In an important development ahead of the crucial Pipili Bypoll, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded the immediate withdrawal of the State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on the ground of ‘conflict of interest’. In a letter to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the BJP alleged that senior IAS officer Sushil Kumar […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
CM Naveen Patnaik unveiled life-size bronze statue of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das in Cuttack on Utkal Divas
Utkal Divas Celebrations Across Odisha In Lens

Bhubaneswar: While the State Government has banned large congregations for observance of Utkal Divas and associated cultural programmes throughout Odisha, the statehood day was celebrated in a very subdued manner on Thursday. CM Naveen Patnaik today unveiled the life-size bronze statue of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das at Cantonment Road in Cuttack on the occasion of […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
Odisha: Let Up In Heat-Wave From Tomorrow!

New Delhi: After experiencing severe heat-wave condition in the last couple of days, Odisha is likely to heave a sigh of relief from the scorching heat from tomorrow. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General (DG) of India Meteorological Department (IMD) thunderstorm and rainfall activities might help decrease the mercury level in […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
Cyclist Swasti Singh
Odisha Boasts Of Cycling Stars, But Lacks Velodrome

Minati Mohapatra became the first sportsperson from Odisha and the first woman cyclist of the country to bag Arjuna Award in 1980. An eight-time National champion, she had won five gold medals at the 1979 Indo-Sri Lanka Cycling Series in Colombo and a bronze at the 1970 National Games in Cuttack. It’s heartening to write […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
Weather Update
Relief From Heat Wave As IMD Issues Rain, Thunderstorm Alert For Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After reeling under intense heat wave conditions for the past couple of days, the people of Odisha are expected to get much needed relief as India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rain, thunderstorm in the next few days. #Heatwave to #severe heatwave conditions very likely to prevail in some districts of Odisha #today (01.04.2021) […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
Utkal Divas 2021: Odias Across The Globe Celebrate The Day Virtually In Style

Odisha and Odias across the globe are celebrating the state’s 85th Foundation Day today. Utkal Divas is celebrated on April 1 every year to remember the formation of Odisha after years of struggle to be recognized as an independent state. On this day, the entire state tunes into a festivity mood with public cultural programs […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
Covid-19 Resurgence: Odisha Minister Clarifies On Closure Of Schools

Bhubaneswar: The recent surge in Covid-19 cases across Odisha has raised questions over the continuation of classes in schools which resumed two months ago following closure for nearly a year. The resurgence of the virus situation which has affected several private and autonomous institutions in the Capital city and in other parts of the State […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
Odisha's Fencers, Icestock Athletes Deserve Better Deal

Among the recent sporting successes achieved by Odisha, two medals at the 31st Senior National Fencing Championship and one at the 2nd Khelo India Winter Games were exceptional. The fencing medals – one silver and one bronze – were first for Odisha in a National Championship and eight fencers, mostly from Bolangir, achieved the historic […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
Odisha: Sambit Patra Keeps Promise, Helps Poor Filarial Patient From Chilika

Khordha: BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra played saviour to a man afflicted with filaria (elephantiasis) by personally admitting him to the AIIMS at Bhubanmeswar) for treatment as he had promised earlier. Patra was spotted carrying the filarial patient, identified as Santosh Barik of Ankula village from Chilika, by himself in an ambulance before admitting him […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
3 Students Of NIT Rourkela Test COVID-19 Positive
3 Students Of NIT Rourkela Test COVID-19 Positive

Rourkela: Barely four days after the 18th convocation of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, which was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind, three students of the institute have tested positive for coronavirus. Sundergarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan said the infected students have been kept in isolation and steps are being taken to ensure that […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
JEE Main Results: Know How Odisha Topper Debasish Panda Converted Hardship Into Opportunity

Cuttack: The results for the National Testing Agency Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 March session were announced last night. A total of 13 candidates have scored a perfect 100 score in the crucial entrance exams. Bringing laurels for the State, Debasish Panda of Srivihar colony in Cuttack town has topped the exam in Odisha […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
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Odisha: Gayatri College Of Pharmacy In Sambalpur Shut After 2 Staff Test Positive For Covid-19

Sambalpur: The authorities of Gayatri College of Pharmacy on Thursday announced closure of the institute after two of its staff tested positive for Covid-19. Founder Director Dr Ashok Satpathy said, “Both of them were found positive for Covid-19 after they underwent antigen test. We are awaiting for the RT-PCR test reports.” Satpathy further informed that […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Lightening Alert Issued For Odisha; SRC Writes To 6 District Collectors

Bhubaneswar: The office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Thursday issued an advisory in view of the thunderstorm, lightning warning issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). In a letter, the SRC has asked the collectors of six Odisha districts- Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Mayurbhanj to take appropriate action in view of […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
Odisha: Youth Congress Holds 'Akrosh Samavesh' Against Unemployment, Fuel Price Hike Issues
Odisha: Youth Congress Holds 'Akrosh Samavesh' Against Unemployment, Fuel Price Hike Issues

Bhubaneswar: The youth wing of Congress on Friday organised Yuva Akrosh Samavesh protesting large-scale unemployment in Odisha and the rise in fuel prices. OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik, AICC secretary Rudra Raju, State youth Congress president Smrutiranjan Lenka, other leaders and supporters were present in the convention. Youth Congress National president Srinivas B V also joined […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021