With the next phase of COVID19 vaccination underway, as many as 11, 289 people above 60 years of age were vaccinated on day 1 in Odisha. State Health department director, Bijay Panigrahi said that as many as 21,914 people including health and frontline workers took vaccine yesterday.
In a major breakthrough, the Pottangi Police in Koraput district seized counterfeit currency notes with a face value of Rs 7.9 crore from the possession of three persons near Sunki outpost on Tuesday.
Temperature in Odisha may rise by 0.66 degrees above normal this summer! The Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that there is a 70% higher chance of rise in temperature in the states of Odisha and Chhattisgarh this summer.
It was wedding bells for Ollywood’s stars Sabyasachi Mishra and Archita Sahu on Monday (March 1). The star couple got married at Jaipur in Rajasthan. The wedding ceremony was held at the ‘Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel.’ The couple had a tight guest list with the marriage being attended by close friends and family members.
Odisha government today changed the timings of schools for students of classes IX to XII. The change in timings was informed by the School & Mass Education Department
In a major development in the sensational 1999 Anjana Mishra gang rape case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a petition in the Special CJM court seeking permission to conduct the Test Identification (TI) parade of accused Biban Biswal. Moreover, the CBI Kolkata has also prayed the court seeking remand of Biban who was recently arrested from Maharashtra after remaining absconding for almost 22 years.
South Africa returnee in Odisha tests positive for COVID-19. A resident of Ganjam who recently returned from South Africa tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. As per reports, the symptomatic patient has been hospitalized while his family is under home isolation.
Former Koraput collector takes vaccine jab in the disputed Kotia region of the district! In a bid to encourage the tribal residents in disputed Kotia villages, Koraput district administration conducted a Covid-19 vaccination drive on Monday. Odisha government had set a target to administer the vaccine to 100 elderly citizens including people with comorbidities. It achieved its target by vaccinating 114 people during the drive.
Amidst the ongoing tussle with neighbouring Andhra Pradesh over jurisdiction of some bordering villages in the Kotia region of Koraput district, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday unveiled a slew of developmental projects for the region.
After world's most popular messenger app, WhatsApp teased users to either give their consent to sharing data with Facebook or lose their accounts; rival app Telegram has garnered immense popularity.
More evidence was traced by police in the death case of Rama Devi University student, Jharaphula. Jajpur Police today seized the clothes and mobile phone used on the day of the incident by the arrested accused Rakesh Swain. The police hope to find vital evidence from the seized items to ascertain the cause of Jharaphula’s death.
The School and Mass Education Department on Friday announced dates for the High School Certificate (HSC) Examination or the Matric examination conducted by the Board of Secondary of Education (BSE). As per the announcement, the exams will begin on May 3 and will continue till May 15. Similarly, examination for Madhyama Sanskrit will be held from May 3 till 12.
Another case of wild animals straying into human habitation triggered panic among locals in Tentulikhunti village under Nandahandi Block of Nabarangpur district. The cause of panic was a wild bear that was spotted on a road near the village.
Fraud in mobile phone & DTH recharge! In another case of cyber fraud in the state, a private company allegedly defrauded people to tune of crores of rupees with fake mobile phone and DTH TV recharge offers. The company has been identified as ‘Sangvi Enterprises’ based out of Cuttack. The company allegedly engaged agents to collect money from customers with lucrative offers.
The Ministry of Earth-Sciences is planning to set up a ‘Thunderstorm Research Testbed’ in Balasore district. This testbed will by the first of its kind in the country. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Director General of India Meteorological Department, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra revealed about the plan. This decision comes in a bid to accurately predict thunderstorm and lightning activity to save lives and property.
A mother-son duo attempted self-immolation in front of the office of the Bhadrak Superintendent of Police (SP) today. The duo took such a drastic step alleging delay in getting justice in a land dispute case.
In a shocking turn of events, the key accused in the sensational Mahanga double murder accused was reportedly killed in a accident after being hit by a truck.
In a sequence straight out of a Bollywood flick, police nabbed eight notorious dacoits at Bhima Bhoi Square in Rairakhol after chasing them for about 100 kilometres from Bolangir on Friday (February 5).
The India Meteorological Department has issued yellow warning for the next 3 days in view of the expected cold wave conditions in some districts of Odisha.
A major fire broke out at the dumping yard on the premises of Keonjhar District Headquarters Hospital. After seeing smoke billowing from the dumping yard, fire tenders were soon called to the spot to douse the flames.