Dussehra festivities are just days away. And for the second consecutive year, the fears of muted celebrations have come true. As if the 4-ft cap on idol height wasn’t enough, the SRC’s recently issued guidelines for Durga Puja celebrations in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar has come as a double blow to the denizens.
As incessant rain battered Odisha, the Special Relief Commissioner on Tuesday held a press conference to provide updates on the state’s preparedness.
In view of the upcoming festive season from August till November, the Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has released a set of guidelines. As per the guidelines, Puja organizers/committees in rural and urban areas are allowed to conduct pujas in mandaps/pandals, but without devotees.
The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Odisha, has issued an advisory to the Collectors of nine districts regarding forecast of heavy rainfall in the next two days.
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Bhubaneswar: The office of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Friday issued thunderstorm with lightning alert for several districts of Odisha. As per the latest advisory, light thunderstorm with lightning is likely to occur in 11 districts of the State. The warning has been issued for Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sundergarh, Angul, Nuapada, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Jharsuguda, Deogarh […]
Bhubaneswar: Despite strict instruction issued by the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) for the senior citizens to stay indoors in view of heat wave and Coronavirus pandemic, the Higher Education department has allegedly forced the retired employees to appear personally at concerned offices for document verification in order to avail post-retirement benefit and pension eerier. The […]
Bhubaneswar: People in Odisha suddenly find themselves in the grip rising temperature since the past two days. The rise in maximum temperature which is turning into a heat wave like condition has forced the State government to sound an alert on the exigencies arising out of the developing situation. A day after a detailed advisory […]
Bhubaneswar: In view of the sudden spurt in cases of Covid-19 in many states, including neighbouring Chhattisgarh, the alert Odisha government on Sunday has decided to press the preventive button to keep the lethal virus at bay. In a significant measure, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) today directed all district Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and Superintendent […]
Bhubaneswar: The office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Tuesday asked Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to stay alert in view of the cold wave warning issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). As per the latest weather bulletin, IMD has issued ‘Yellow Warning’ for severe cold wave conditions in three districts of Odisha- Kalahandi, […]
Bhubaneswar: The office of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Tuesday issued an advisory in view of the dense fog alert issued by the Regional Meteorological Department (IMD) for several parts of Odisha. In a letter to police and transport department officials, the SRC directed them to take adequate steps for controlled movement of vehicles on […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for the conduct of marriages and funerals in different parts of the State in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. As per the latest direction issued by the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) office, the State government has given green signal to marriage processions. However, the processions […]
Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Friday issued an advisory to district Collectors and SPs in view of the dense fog forecast by India Meteorological Department (IMD) in several parts of Odisha. In a letter, the SRC has instructed police and transport department officials of some districts to take necessary measures for controlled movement […]
Bhubaneswar: The office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Monday issued an advisory in view of the dense fog alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The SRC has asked police and transport department officials to take necessary measures for controlled plying of vehicles on highways during dense fog to prevent accidents. As […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has barred rituals and mass bathing at river ghats in the State during upcoming Chhat Puja celebration as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 which experts fear could make a revival during winter season. A notification in this regard was issued (in public interest) by the Special Relief Commissioner […]
Bhubaneswar: Hours after issuing guidelines on reopening of schools under Unlock 6.0 on Saturday morning, the Odisha government issued a fresh notification changing its previous order. #Update #Odisha govt revises guidelines on reopening of schools; as per latest SRC notification, ‘School & Mass Education dept may take appropriate decision on date of re-opening of classes […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as several districts of Odisha are expected to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next few days under the impact of a likely deep depression over Bay of Bengal, there is no imminent flood threat, said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena on Thursday. #Odisha Special Relief Commissioner, Pradeep Jena speaks […]
Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office on Friday directed district Collectors to remain alert in view of heavy rainfall forecast issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). As per the IMD’s forecast, a fresh low pressure area is likely to form over the central Bay of Bengal around October 19. The system is likely […]
Bhubaneswar: The annual mock drill for tsunami preparedness in the India Ocean region took place at the Andaman Sea on Tuesday that witnessed participation of as many as 6 coastal districts of Odisha, informed the Special relief Commissioner, Pradeep Kumar Jena. The mock drill was conducted virtually on the International Day for Disaster Reduction today. […]
Bhubaneswar: The incessant rainfall triggered by low pressures has aggravated flood situation in different parts of Odisha. So far, 32 breaches have been formed in major river systems in different parts of the State. Of the 36 breaches, nearly 24 have been formed in Jajpur district while Bari block has been worst hit by the […]
Bhubaneswar: The overall flood situation is expected to improve as there has been a drop in the inflow of water into Hirakud dam, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said on Sunday. In a tweet, SRC Pradeep Jena informed, “Inflow into Hirakud has started showing a decline from 4 am today. Hopefully it will reduce further.” As […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday deputed senior bureaucrats to oversee flood management in several vulnerable districts of the State. Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy informed that senior officers- Hemant Sharma, DK Singh, Vishal Dev, BP Sethi, VV Yadav, Satyabrata Sahu and RDC- have been asked to monitor the flood situation in Kendrapara, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur, […]
Bhubaneswar: There will be no shutdown or lockdown in cities in Odisha where the JEE (Main) 2020 and NEET (UG) exam will be held, as per an order issued by Special Relief Commissioner (SRC). The move is aimed at ensuring that candidates, their guardians and those associated do not face any problems in reaching the […]